April’s top photographs were part of some of the month’s biggest stories.
Instances of sexual misconduct continue to come to light. In April, McKenna Denson sued The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after accusing a former Missionary Training Center president of raping her.
Three people, including a child, were injured when a man shot himself in the leg and the bullet shattered at a Utah grocery store.
Students across the state continued rallying for school safety by walking out of classes on April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado.
The Utah Jazz played an exciting first round in the NBA playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder, advancing to the second round to face the Houston Rockets.
See photos from those stories and more below.
McKenna Denson, the plaintiff in a lawsuit against the LDS Church, smiles as she leaves a news conference with her attorney Craig Vernon on April 5. Denson’s lawsuit says that a former Missionary Training Center president raped her, and that the church put him in that powerful role after receiving reports of sexual misconduct.
Hugo Padilla, with his son Erik, passes under police tape after leaving the Redwood Road Smith's store in West Valley City where his wife, Esmeralda, and daughter were shot April 11.
Kaysville Officer Lacy Turner hangs her head as surveillance video of an altercation that injured her and three other officers is played for news media on April 12. The officers responded to a man who entered a gas station and doused himself with gasoline. As the officers tried to get a lighter from the man’s hand, he lit himself on fire.
Duane Valdez, left, joins Ronald Barrett Jr. and his wife, Katherine Barrett, on April 16 as they talk about being homeless and about the difficultly they have trying to find a place to sleep, including on the grounds of the Salt Lake City Main Library.
Students study at the new Gary and Ann Crocker Science Center on Presidents Circle at the University of Utah on April 19.
Andrea Reynolds, who had a double mastectomy in 2013, shows the artistry of Fallen Angel Tattoos founder and owner Terrina Francis on April 20 in her home. Francis tattooed leaves and branches over Reynolds' reconstructive-surgery scars in 2014. The all-women tattoo shop specializes in helping women who have had breast cancer and reconstructive surgery by tattooing art on their bodies to cover scars.
Leticia Longoria changes a corner room's linen at the new AC Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City on April 20. Hotels and other lodging properties had 11 percent more employees last month than in the previous March, helping to lead Utah to a 3.3 percent year-over-year job growth rate, the best in the nation.
Hundreds of students at Highland High School walk out of school on April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. Demonstrators walked from the school to Sugar House Park, where they made posters, wrote letters to their congressmen and listened to speakers.
On the same day, high school students staged a die-in at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City to protest gun violence.
U. S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney delivers his speech to delegates at the Utah Republican Nominating Convention on April 21 at the Maverik Center. Romney was forced into a primary by delegates.
Utah Jazz host the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of in the first round of the NBA playoffs in Salt Lake City on April 21.
Ryder Motuli, 6, who is on the autism spectrum, connects with the colors and the tactile feeling of movable marbles on a light panel in the sensory room at Discovery Gateway on April 25. The children's museum has been certified as a "sensory-inclusive" space for children on the autism spectrum by offering quiet areas and sensory bags with headphones, fidget toys and other ways to help kids who are on the spectrum cope with unfamiliar, noisy surroundings.
Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles pumps up the Game 6 crowd after tying the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 3-point-shot in the second quarter on April 27.
University of Utah students bundle up and break out umbrellas for the cold rain and snow on April 30.