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  • |  Courtesy Cochran-Payne families  Kurt and Melissa Cochran. As Utah’s Cochran family mourns, Brits unravel mystery of London terror attack
    As family and friends made undisclosed funeral plans for Utah’s Kurt Cochran — one of four people killed during a vehicular terror attack in London ea...
    Updated Mar 25 2017 05:54 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Salt Lake City Public Utility workers use a back hoe to clear debris from Immigration Creek in Wasatch Hollow, after yesterdays, big rain storm. Friday, March 24, 2017.   Utah forecast: Of sunny, then wet cycles — and the pollen tsunami
    Northern Utahns got a mild, sunny break Friday, the day after record-setting rainstorms could have had some furtively looking for animals, birds and r...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 09:04 am   |     |   Share

  • |  Courtesy Cochran-Payne families  Kurt and Melissa Cochran. Utah man killed, wife seriously hurt in London terror attack
    West Bountiful • On the final day of their dream, 25th wedding anniversary trip to Europe, Kurt and Melissa Cochran’s idyllic stroll across London’s W...
    Updated Mar 25 2017 05:54 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   People attempt to stay dry from the falling rain as they walk around Temple Square Thursday March 23, 2017. Utah forecast: Rain, snow, sunshine — repeat
    Ah, springtime in the Rockies. Record-breaking heat one day, torrents of valley rain and flurries of mountain snow the next. Thursday dawned with shee...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 07:12 am   |     |   Share

  • Provo outage affects 6,000-plus; hundreds in dark elsewhere in Utah
    An early Thursday morning power outage temporarily left more than 6,000 Provo homes and businesses in dark. Provo City Power reported the outages be...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 04:45 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah forecast: Mid-50s north, 60s in the south herald more ‘sensible’ spring weather
    Finally, after two weeks of daytime temperatures well above normal, Utah is settling down to what forecasters call more “sensible weather” for early s...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 08:39 am   |     |   Share

  • (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The North Fork of Deaf Smith Canyon offers plenty of shade, a creek and views of the Salt Lake Valley. Deaf Smith Canyon bones belonged to woman, but identity still a mystery
    The Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office has determined skeletal remains found in Salt Lake County’s Deaf Smith Canyon last weekend belonged to a woma...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 09:49 pm   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy of the Provo Police Department  Demerie ’Demi’ Wilson Provo police seek help finding missing teen girl
    Provo police are asking for the public to help them find a teenage girl missing since March 14. Demerie “Demi” Wilson, 18, disappeared from an activit...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 11:24 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah forecast: Another warm weather record, then the wind and rain
    Utah’s capital had one more record-setting day before temperatures dip along with the midweek arrival of an opening salvo in a series of wet and breez...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 06:35 pm   |     |   Share

    This screen grab shows Xian Mackintosh, who came out as gay and left the Mormon faith. The church recently produced a video about his story. Mormon church releases video of family accepting gay son who leaves the faith
    After wrestling with his same-sex attraction throughout his childhood and into his early 20s, Xian Mackintosh finally told his Mormon parents he was g...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 06:55 am   |     |   Share

  • Unified Police: Could be weeks, months before Deaf Smith Canyon bones identified
    It could be weeks, if not many months, before a name is put with the skeletal remains discovered over the weekend in Salt Lake County’s Deaf Smith Can...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 11:56 am   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Youngster frolics on the lawn of the Utah State Capitol grounds beneath the blossoming cherry trees Tuesday March 21. Utah forecast: Week begins warm, but wind and rain are on the way
    Spring officially has arrived, but if you thought it was going to be all sunshine and daffodils from here on in, Utah, think again — there’s a storm c...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 01:22 pm   |     |   Share

  • Man, woman remain critical after Taylorsville truck-car crash
    Two people remained in critical condition Friday, the day after they were involved in a crash at a major Taylorsville intersection. Unified Police Lt....
    Updated Mar 17 2017 10:35 pm   |     |   Share

  • DUI traffic stop devolved into battle of the Tasers, SLCPD says
    As drunken driving traffic stops go, this one took a shocking turn. A Salt Lake City police officer pulled over a car at 485 W. 100 South about 9:30 p...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 10:28 pm   |     |   Share

    Utah Catholics honor Weber State’s do-everything Father Cummins
    It seems honor and humility go hand in hand when it comes to the Rev. Charles Cummins, chaplain of Weber State University’s Newman Center. Father Cumm...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 08:51 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah forecast: Post-St. Patrick’s Day cure? Record-setting warmth
    So, what do you call the day after St. Patrick’s Day, when, after a few too many toasts to all things Gaelic, you turn green rather than wear it? Whis...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 06:16 pm   |     |   Share

  • Two ‘very critical’ after pickup and car collide in Taylorsville
    Unified Police were investigating a crash in Taylorsville on Thursday that left two people in the hospital fighting for their lives. UPD Lt. Brian Loh...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 06:33 pm   |     |   Share

  • Four arrested in Provo robbery/homicide case
    Police have arrested three men and a woman as suspects in a Provo home robbery and fatal shooting earlier this week. Police Sgt. Brian Taylor said Thu...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 09:14 pm   |     |   Share

    (Scott Sommerdorf   |   Tribune file photo)   Noor Ul-Hasan. Whether red, green, black or blue, a hijab’s color says a lot about individual Muslims
    Most Americans get that a woman wearing a hijab is Muslim. But they are largely clueless about nuances and style choices accompanying the veil coverin...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 02:48 pm   |     |   Share

  • Escort mayhem in West Jordan ends with gunshot, multiple people in custody
    Six West Jordan men apparently expected more from three female “escorts” than a night of just conversation and flirtation, and that’s when the party t...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 07:54 pm   |     |   Share

  • SLCPD: Bicyclist critically injured in alleged DUI/hit-run collision with SUV
    Salt Lake City police arrested a man on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving while intoxicated after a bicyclist was struck and hospitalized early Thu...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 01:42 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah forecast: Sure, and it's sunshine and ‘green’ air quality for St. Patrick’s Day
    No record high temperatures were expected Friday, but at least on that day you can be Irish, DNA notwithstanding. The Wasatch Front will celebrate St....
    Updated Mar 16 2017 09:47 am   |     |   Share

  • Humane Society offers $5,000 reward in deadly shooting of West Jordan dog
    A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Humane Society of Utah for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who fatally shot a West ...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 09:04 pm   |     |   Share

  • DWR biologist, shot with bear tranquilizer dart, recovering at home
    Sometimes you get the bear. Sometimes the guy whose supposed to get the bear with a tranquilizer dart gun gets you instead. That is what happened ear...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 09:56 am   |     |   Share

    Video shows Mormon missionary beat back would-be attacker
    The Facebook video begins with two Mormon missionaries on the tough streets of Manaus, Brazil, perhaps just trying to bear a little testimony about th...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 10:04 am   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Red-shafted Flicker, a common woodpecker in northern Utah excavates an old tree in Sugarhouse for a nest during the warm weather Wednesday March 15. Utah forecast: a record-setting warm, spring-like midweek
    It’s not just a welcome early spring for the Wasatch Front; northern Utah is blossoming with record warm temperatures as well as wildflowers. The Nati...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 08:16 am   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Provo Police Chief John King Provo police chief steps down, cites family medical issues back East
    After a little more than three years on the job, Provo Police Chief John King is stepping down to deal with out-of-state, family-related medical issue...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 12:17 pm   |     |   Share

  • Provo police investigate fatal shooting
    Police say they’ve identified a possible suspect in a shooting death that happened overnight in Provo. Provo police Sgt. Brian Taylor said investigato...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 09:38 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Kim Raff | The Salt Lake Tribune)   (middle left) Missionaries Sister Khanitta Puttapong and (middle right) Sister Christina Wong talk to (left) Casey Ahlstrom and (right) Jason Mondon in Temple Square during the 183rd General Conference of the LDS Church in Salt Lake City, Utah on Oct. 7, 2012. The day before, church President Thomas S. Monson had announced lower age limits for Mormon missionaries — 18 (down from 19) for men and 19 (down from 21) for women. MormonLeaks reposts LDS Church apostasy presentation, rebuffs faith’s copyright violation claim
    The MormonLeaks website on Tuesday reposted an LDS Church PowerPoint presentation dealing with the roots of apostasy, such as pornography, campaigns t...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 11:34 pm   |     |   Share

  • Homeless squatters may have started fire in abandoned Salt Lake City dance club
    No arrests had been made, but homeless squatters were suspected as being responsible for an early Tuesday morning blaze that heavily damaged an abando...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 09:40 pm   |     |   Share