Parent claims Farmington's mascot would cause vulgar heckling

Farmington High School rendering

A parent is opposing a school district’s choice of the phoenix as the mascot of a new high...


Former fire chief pleads guilty to igniting Utah wildfire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah state trooper and fire chief has pleaded guilty to deliberately starting a wildfire that caused more than $800,000 in damage. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that 37-year-old Rex Richard Olsen entered a plea this week to second-degree felony arson. A misdemeanor...


Unions: Power plant contractors violating Navajo labor laws

Navajo Preference Jobs

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Unions that represent Navajo workers in New Mexico say tribal members are being passed over for jobs at a power plant on the reservation in violation of Navajo labor laws. Workers at the coal-fired Four Corners Power Plant are installing equipment to cut down on haze-causing...


US sled disqualified from World Cup bobsled opener

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Justin Olsen of the U.S. was disqualified from the opening four-man bobsled race of the World Cup season after his sled failed a postrace inspection. Olsen and Evan Weinstock, Steve Langton and Chris Fogt had their 12th-place finish from Friday night thrown out when it was...


Allegiant Airlines now taking off from Ogden to Las Vegas

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Allegiant Airlines is now flying nonstop from Ogden to Sin City. The Standard-Examiner reports the new flight service officially launched Friday. According to the airline, it will fly from Ogden-Hinckley Airport to Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport twice a week. The one-...


South Jordan police officer recorded admitting to extortion

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A former South Jordan police officer is facing charges after a body camera caught him talking about extorting his ex-wife. KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reports that 31-year-old Jonathan Mangum, of Eagle Mountain, was charged Thursday by the Utah Attorney General’s Office with...


17-year-old boy killed in I-84 crash near Morgan

MORGAN, Utah (AP) — A Weber County teen has died after his vehicle collided with a semitrailer near Morgan. The Deseret News reports that the collision happened Friday morning on I-84, which was slushy from an icy rain. According to authorities, the 17-year-old boy had lost control of his Hyunadi...


Tax filers in most states claim deduction targeted by GOP

Tax Plan State Deduction

ATLANTA (AP) — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP’s overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. The exact effect in every state isn’t...


Greubel Poser drives to bobsled World Cup win for US

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Jamie Greubel Poser got the bounceback race she wanted, and husband Christian Poser got another gold medal for the family collection. Greubel Poser teamed with Lauren Gibbs to win a World Cup women’s bobsled race for the U.S. on Friday night at the Utah Olympic Park, her...


Dinwiddie scores 25, leads Nets over Jazz, 118-107

Jazz Nets Basketball

NEW YORK (AP) — With D’Angelo Russell sidelined indefinitely after knee surgery, Spencer Dinwiddie stepped up for the Brooklyn Nets. Dinwiddie scored a career-high 25 points hours after Russell’s operation, and the Nets beat the Utah Jazz 118-107 on Friday night. “I think as a starter, and as a...


Iona uses big second-half run to get past Weber State 80-72

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — TK Edogi had 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting and grabbed 13 boards to help Iona beat Weber State 80-72 in the opening night of the Islands of The Bahamas Showcase on Friday. The Gaels (1-2) pulled away with a 28-7 run in the middle of the second half. Schadrac Casimir’s 3-...

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