death penalty

Critics Worry Firing Squad Law Will Tarnish Utah’s Image

Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal-injection drugs aren’t available.



‘Anatomically Correct’ Bull Sign In Utah Has Residents Seeing Red

Bull sign with prominent “anatomy” sparks a backlash in a Utah town.


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Nude Backyard Sunbather Takes Plea Deal In Lewdness Case

A 77-year-old Utah man charged with lewdness after sunbathing nude in his backyard agreed to a plea deal Tuesday that keeps his record clean as long as he wears a swimsuit.


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Big Westgate Winner

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Westgate Las Vegas officials say a 78-year-old woman has won $10.7 million on a Megabucks slot machine.


death penalty

Utah Lawmakers Vote To Become Only State To Allow Firing Squad

Utah has passed a bill that would make it the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs.


2 Utah Police Officers Suspended Over Bikini Photo Shoot

Two Utah peace officers have been suspended without pay over a risque video shoot featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons.


A sign advertising tattoos, which may soon be off-limits to anyone under 18 years of age in Utah. (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Utah House Passes Bill Restricting Tattoos On Young People

A scaled-back proposal restricting the tattooing of minors has passed the Utah House of Representatives.


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Airport Security Mix-Up Sends NFL Player To Utah School

An airport security mix-up helped a Utah principal land an appearance by an NFL player at her school.


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Utah Considers Measures To Limit Wood Burning Stoves

As the federal government moves forward with new rules for wood burning stoves, Utah state officials are grappling with how to locally regulate stoves that contribute to polluted winter air in the northern part of the state.


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Fireballs Spotted Over Western US As Chinese Rocket Burns Up

People across a wide swath of the West, from Arizona to Canada, looked up at the sky late Monday to see a cluster of weird lights followed by an orange tail streaking across the night.