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Judge orders US to revive public role in energy lease sales

Judge orders US to revive public role in energy lease sales

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the reinstatement of public participation opportunities in oil and gas lease sales in Western states that were largely eliminated by the Trump administration to speed up sales. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush in a Friday ruling sided with environmentalists who sued […]

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Freeze Warning In Effect For the Heber Valley This Evening

Freeze Warning In Effect For the Heber Valley This Evening

HEBER CITY, Utah-Per official information from NWS Salt Lake City, a hard freeze warning is in effect for the Heber Valley from midnight Tuesday morning through 9:00 a.m. MDT. Temperatures will get as low as 27 degrees overnight in the Heber Valley and the coldest temperatures are expected to be […]

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Lawsuits challenging downsizing of monuments to stay in DC

Lawsuits challenging downsizing of monuments to stay in DC

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge is denying the U.S. government’s request to move lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s downsizing of two Utah national monuments to Salt Lake City. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said Monday the lawsuits will stay in a federal court in Washington, D.C. She […]

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Officer accused of killing man in wrong apartment is fired: Chief

Officer accused of killing man in wrong apartment is fired: Chief

iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — A Dallas police officer charged with manslaughter in the wrong apartment fatal shooting of a man was fired Monday morning, according to an email sent by Police Chief Rene Hall. Officer Amber Guyger, 30, “engaged in adverse conduct” when she fatally shot Botham Jean, 26, at his apartment […]

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Elderly man found alive in apartment days after fire ravages DC senior living facility

Elderly man found alive in apartment days after fire ravages DC senior living facility

Cpl. Damon A. Mclean/Marine Corps.(WASHINGTON) — A 74-year-old man has been found alive in an apartment building in Washington, D.C., five days after it was nearly gutted by fire, officials said. The senior citizen was found by crews that had been hired by the building’s owners to evaluate the safety […]

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Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing begins with debate over his designation as a sexually violent predator

Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing begins with debate over his designation as a sexually violent predator

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images(NORRISTOWN, Pa.) — A sentencing hearing for comedian Bill Cosby began Monday as women who say he drugged and physically took advantage of them, including one he was convicted of sexually assaulting, filled a Pennsylvania courtroom to watch the first major celebrity punished in the #MeToo era. The […]

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14-year-old Weber County boy fatally hit by target shooter

14-year-old Weber County boy fatally hit by target shooter

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed while riding in his family’s car in northern Utah near a group of target shooters. The Herald Journal in Logan reports the incident happened Sunday afternoon as the family of four was driving near Monte Cristo Peak. Rich […]

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6-year-old boy with autism vanishes at park, search area expands

6-year-old boy with autism vanishes at park, search area expands

Gastonia Police Department(GASTONIA, N.C.) — A massive search effort is underway in North Carolina where a young boy with autism vanished over the weekend after going to a local park with his father. The search for 6-year-old Maddox Ritch ramped up on Sunday as the FBI joined more than two […]

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Zion visit to draw attention to $12B national park backlog

Zion visit to draw attention to $12B national park backlog

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — The Latest on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to Utah (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke dismissed the notion that he’s giving away public lands to oil and gas during a visit to at Zion National Park where he drew attention […]

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Utah hydroelectric plant reborn in Orem with new equipment

Utah hydroelectric plant reborn in Orem with new equipment

OREM, Utah (AP) — A Utah hydroelectric plant is ready to come back online after a $42 million makeover that was done over three years. The Daily Herald reports the Olmsted hydroelectric power plant is sporting a new look, new turbines and will provide water and power to residents throughout several communities, […]

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