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  1. Utah police officer shot dead, another wounded dur...Read the original story

    Sunday Jan 17 | WHTC

    A police officer was shot dead and another was wounded on Sunday by a suspect during a foot chase after a car crash outside of Salt Lake City, police said. Officer Doug Barney died after he was shot once and fellow officer Jon Richey was expected to survive after he was shot three times in Holladay, Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake Sheriff Jim Winder said at a news conference.


  2. Probe faults Army lab's leaders over mistaken anth...Read the original story

    Friday Jan 15 | WHTC

    Officials at an Army biodefense lab in Utah had multiple warning signs of safety issues but failed to take steps that could have averted the mistaken shipment of live anthrax to other labs, USA Today reported Friday, citing a military investigation. The newspaper, which obtained a copy of the military's accountability investigation, said the brigadier general who led the lab at Dugway Proving Ground, an Army facility southwest of Salt Lake City, was among a dozen individuals facing possible disciplinary action including the loss of jobs, for the failures that led to the anthrax shipments.


  3. Two Air France flights from U.S. diverted by bomb ...Read the original story

    Nov 17, 2015 | WHTC

    Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the United States were diverted for several hours on Tuesday following anonymous bomb threats, and more than 700 passengers and crew were safely taken off the planes, officials said. Flight 65, an Airbus A-380 that departed from Los Angeles, landed safely in Salt Lake City, where passengers and crew were escorted into the terminal, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.


  4. Utah former lawmaker to be Salt Lake City's first ...Read the original story

    Nov 17, 2015 | WHTC

    Former Utah Democratic state lawmaker Jackie Biskupski will become Salt Lake City's first openly gay mayor after ousting a two-term incumbent in this month's vote, final election results showed on Tuesday. Biskupski, 49, whose campaign touted her experience working in the private sector and law enforcement, defeated fellow Democrat Ralph Becker, a former colleague in the legislature of the socially conservative state.


  5. Mormon church expands on stance toward children of...Read the original story

    Nov 13, 2015 | WHTC

    Mormon church leaders elaborated on Friday about a recent policy on children in same sex marriages that drew fire from rights activists and prompted hundreds of members to say they planned to resign. The provisions, approved last week by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, added same-sex marriage to the list of acts considered to be a renunciation of the Utah-based faith and subject to discipline, including excommunication.


  6. Mormons to resign in Utah protest at church's gay ...Read the original story

    Nov 12, 2015 | WHTC

    Hundreds of Mormons plan to resign from the church in Salt Lake City this weekend at a protest against a church policy barring the children of married same-sex couples from receiving baptism, organizers said on Thursday. The policy, approved last week by leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, added same-sex marriage to the list of acts considered to be a renunciation of the Mormon faith and thus subject to church discipline, including excommunication.


  7. Same-sex couples deemed Mormon apostates in renewe...Read the original story

    Nov 6, 2015 | WHTC

    The Mormon Church has deemed married same-sex couples to be apostates of the faith and their children ineligible for baptism in a reaffirmation of opposition to gay marriage months after endorsing fair housing and employment on the basis of sexual orientation. The new policy was approved by Mormon leaders - the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles - to instruct local clergy how to proceed in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in June legalizing same-sex marriage and similar moves in other countries.


  8. Man arrested in slaying of infant, two others in U...Read the original story

    Sep 19, 2015 | WHTC

    Police have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting three people, including an infant, in a Salt Lake City house where he lived in the basement, authorities said on Saturday. Alexander Hung Tran, 32, was booked into jail early on Saturday morning on three counts of aggravated murder, said Salt Lake City police detective Richard Chipping.


  9. In first, Mormon Church appoints 3 women to leader...Read the original story

    Aug 19, 2015 | WHTC

    The Mormon Church said on Wednesday that for the first time in its history the Utah-based faith has appointed a trio of women to high-level leadership councils that had been traditionally served only by men. The decision by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is major development in the role of women in the faith amid sometimes fractious debate over their role in its hierarchy.


  10. Delta flight makes emergency landing in Denver due...Read the original story

    Aug 8, 2015 | WHTC

    A Delta airliner flying from Boston to Salt Lake City encountered a hail storm and was forced to make an emergency landing in Denver, a federal official said on Saturday. Photos taken by a passenger and posted on the website of Salt Lake City television station KSTU showed cracks in the windshields of the plane's cockpit and damage to its nose cone.


  11. Former heart surgeon to head Mormon Church's boardRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2015 | WHTC

    A 90-year-old retired heart surgeon has been appointed head of the powerful board that oversees the finances and evangelical direction of the Mormon Church, officials have said. Russell Nelson takes over the position as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the second-highest governing body of the Utah-based church, from Boyd Packer, who died earlier this month at his home in Salt Lake City.


  12. Former Utah teacher sentenced to up to 30 years fo...Read the original story

    Jul 9, 2015 | WHTC

    A former high school teacher in the U.S. state of Utah who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three of her teenage students was sentenced on Thursday to between two and 30 years in prison, a prosecutor said. Handcuffed and dressed in an orange jail uniform, Brianne Altice, 36, of suburban Salt Lake City, cried during her court appearance, saying she was sorry for the grief her actions had caused her victims and their families.


  13. High-ranking Mormon church figure Boyd Packer dies...Read the original story

    Jul 3, 2015 | WHTC

    Boyd Packer, head of the Mormon Church's highest governing body, died at his home in Salt Lake City on Friday, the church said on its website. He was 90 and died of age-related causes, Elder Russell Ballard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement.


  14. U.S. Episcopalians vote to let gay couples wed in ...Read the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | WHTC

    The U.S. Episcopal Church voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to let gay couples wed in the denomination's religious ceremonies, reinforcing its support for same-sex nuptials days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. The Church, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, became in 2012 the largest U.S. religious denomination to approve a liturgy for clergy to use in blessing same-sex unions, including gay marriages in states where they were already legal.


  15. Utah police find four dead in apparent murder-suic...Read the original story

    Jun 22, 2015 | WHTC

    Officers responded to a report of an assault at the house in the city of Roy, about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City, around 10 p.m. local time on Sunday night, according to the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper and other news outlets. Officer Josh Taylor, a spokesman for the Roy Police Department, told the Tribune that four bodies were discovered inside the home and that police were not looking for a suspect.


  16. About 55 people at Utah homeless shelter suffer fo...Read the original story

    Jun 1, 2015 | WHTC

    About 55 people, including some children, fell ill with suspected food poisoning at a homeless shelter in Salt Lake City on the weekend, and authorities were investigating the source of the illness, officials said on Monday. Ambulances and a bus were sent to the shelter on Sunday to take those sickened to local hospitals, where they reported nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea, according to Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay.


  17. Mormon leader L. Tom Perry dies at 92, opposed sam...Read the original story

    May 30, 2015 | WHTC

    Mormon leader L. Tom Perry, the oldest member of the faith's highest governing body and who spoke against same-sex marriage, died from cancer on Saturday at age 92, the church said. Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement.


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