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Gas leak suspected in Utah apartment explosion; No injuries

Gas leak suspected in Utah apartment explosion; No injuries

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a natural gas leak is suspected in an apartment building explosion in Alta. Unified Fire Authority officials say there were no injuries in Saturday afternoon’s explosion that occurred in the attic of the building. The Deseret News reports that the blast caused an […]

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Spiral sculpture graces front of new courthouse in Provo

Spiral sculpture graces front of new courthouse in Provo

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A towering steel spiral structure that sits in front of the new state courthouse in Provo is the work of an Arizona artist who says he wanted a light and airy piece of art to contrast the courthouse. The Daily Herald in Provo reports that sculptor Lyle London […]

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Mother who helped free son from Venezuelan jail praised

Mother who helped free son from Venezuelan jail praised

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family and friends of a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail was remembered for her fearlessness and determination at her funeral Saturday. The 50-year-old Laurie Holt died unexpectedly Feb. 10 at her Riverton, […]

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Woman severely injured in home explosion near Heber City

Woman severely injured in home explosion near Heber City

HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a retired firefighter rescued a woman who was severely injured in a home explosion that occurred as the woman and her children arrived at the residence for a weekend stay. Wasatch County Fire spokeswoman Janet Carson says the explosion occurred Friday night near […]

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Funeral Saturday for mom of man freed from Venezuela jail

Funeral Saturday for mom of man freed from Venezuela jail

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A public funeral is set for Saturday to remember the life of a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail. The memorial for Laurie Holt will be held at a Church of Jesus Christ of […]

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Weather Advisory

Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 15 at 4:18AM MST until February 16 at 2:00AM MST by NWS Saltlake …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 2 AM MST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches expected with higher amounts benches. […]

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Quake Shakes South Valley

Quake Shakes South Valley

Two small earthquakes hit along the border of Salt Lake and Utah counties Friday morning. A quake with a magnitude of 3.2 struck at 5:03 a.m., and another with a magnitude of 3.7 hit at 5:10 a.m. The quakes had initial magnitudes of 3.3 and 3.8 but were later downgraded, […]

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Utah’s largest health provider changes policy on marijuana

Utah’s largest health provider changes policy on marijuana

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s largest health provider has given its doctors the green light to recommend medical marijuana to patients with qualifying conditions. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Intermountain Healthcare sent out new guidance this week to its network of providers, reversing a previous directive that advised physicians against recommending […]

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Officials expect more cougars sightings in Northwest

Officials expect more cougars sightings in Northwest

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say cougar sightings are becoming more common in the Northwest as populations of people and the big cats continue to grow. The Bend Bulletin reports a 135-pound (61-kilogram) cougar was killed in southwest Bend, Oregon, last week after authorities determined it posed a danger to human safety. […]

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Longtime Civil Rights Leader to Deliver U Commencement

Longtime Civil Rights Leader to Deliver U Commencement

The Rev. France Davis, a longtime civil rights leader, educator and religious leader will deliver the commencement address at the University of Utah on May 2. The ceremony, to be held at 6 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center, marks the university’s 150th campuswide commencement.