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    Nikola founder Trevor Milton has been formally accused of sexually assaulting two women — including his own cousin — when they were teenagers years ago, a new report says. The allegations add to the swirl of controversy surrounding the 38-year-old figurehead of the electric-vehicle startup, who stepped down as Nikola’s chairman last week after...
    Nikola founder Trevor Milton has been formally accused of sexually assaulting two women — including his own cousin — when they were teenagers years ago, a new report says. The allegations add to the swirl of controversy surrounding the 38-year-old figurehead of the electric-vehicle startup, who stepped down as Nikola’s chairman last week after he...
    Trevor Milton CEO of NikolaMassimo Pinca | Reuters Two women have come forward with formal sexual assault allegations against Nikola founder Trevor Milton, accusing the 38-year-old billionaire in complaints filed with Utah authorities of sexual abuse when both women were 15 years old. The accusations, stretching back more than 15 years ago, follow Milton's resignation...
    Utah Amber Alert Emily Jolley and her son, Terran Butler. Emily Jolley is a Utah mother who is wanted by police after she was accused of kidnapping her 6-year-old son, Terran Butler. An Amber Alert has been issued by the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake. Jolley, 43, and her son were...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A car accidently rolled into a Utah reservoir Sunday while the owner of the vehicle got out of his car to take photos, authorities said. Wasatch County Search and Rescue was asked at 11:05 p.m. to help recover the car from Deer Creek Reservoir, KUTV-TV reported. The car was safely...
    LEHI, Utah (AP) — The Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers has recorded eight pumpkins in Utah this year weighing over 1,000 pounds (455 kilograms), setting a state record. The first-place pumpkin at the 16th Annual UGPG Thanksgiving Point Weigh-Off on Saturday weighed an incredible 1,825 pounds (830 kilograms), KSTU-TV reported. The hefty gourd was grown by...
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials are reporting 18 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and three additional deaths. The latest figures released Sunday bring the total number of cases to 10,290 with the known death toll at 555. Tribal officials said 104,884 people have been tested on the vast reservation that...
    When I loaded up a mustard-colored Kia Seltos in June with a cooler, a suitcase, a kayak, and a mountain bike and struck out of Portland for the rust-colored rockscapes of Utah, it felt a little reckless. Oregon had begun to get a weak grip on the coronavirus, but too many of the reddest Utahns...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pickup truck ran into a Utah congressional candidate’s campaign headquarters, damaging the building and destroying the majority of the campaign materials stored inside. The vehicle struck the headquarters of Republican Burgess Owens in Midvale around midnight Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Owens’ Twitter account attributed the incident to...
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation health officials report 32 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but no additional deaths. The latest figures released Saturday night bring the total number of cases to 10,269 with the known death toll at 552. Tribal officials said 104,746 people have been tested on the vast reservation that...
    By Genelle Pugmire, Daily Herald OREM, Utah (AP) — For 11 years Tara Calancea has been caring for, recording and storing evidence from Orem’s crime scenes. To her co-workers she is known as the evidence room czar — or better — Czarina. While Calancea, Orem’s evidence technician, admits she is just shy of the formal...
    SONORA (CBS13) – Police in Centerville, Utah arrested a man suspected of killing 17-year-old Eric Aguiar on Sept. 16 in Sonora, Calif., the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office announced on Saturday. Joshua Rodriguez, 20, of Tuolumne, was discovered by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office to be hiding out with a woman in a camping trailer in...
    SANDY, Utah (AP) — Rosie White scored in the 28th minute to give OL Reign a 2-2 draw with the Utah Royals on Saturday in a National Women’s Soccer League fall series match. Aminata Diallo gave the Royals the early lead in the ninth minute. Tziarra King’s goal off a cross from Brittany Ratcliffe...
    Since the departure of LeBron James in the summer of 2018, rumors have been continuously swirling around All-Star power forward Kevin Love and his future with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers may have said on numerous occasions that they still consider Love part of their long-term future, but with the team heading an inevitable rebuild,...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a Utah man who was shot at nearly 30 times and killed as he ran from police filed a lawsuit Friday against Salt Lake City and its police department. The family of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal family allege the officers engaged in “gratuitous violence” by shooting at him between...
    By SOPHIA EPPOLITO, Associated Press/Report for America SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a Utah man who was shot at nearly 30 times and killed as he ran from police filed a lawsuit Friday against Salt Lake City and its police department. The family of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal family allege the officers engaged in...
    A Utah man allegedly recounted to authorities his record of shocking child sex abuse — including how he videotaped himself abusing a child at a Mormon church during funeral services. Thomas Michael Wallin, 21, was booked Tuesday into the Salt Lake County Jail and faces multiple felony counts of sex abuse. According to...
    (Reuters) - Three U.S. states reported record one-day increases in new COVID-19 cases on Friday as the nation surpassed the grim milestone of over 7 million total infections, according to a Reuters tally. Minnesota reported 1,177 new coronavirus cases and Oregon reported 449 new cases, breaking its previous record set in July. Utah reported 1,411...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An outbreak at a Utah homeless shelter has resulted in 72 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, officials reported. The rapid increase in cases at the Gail Miller Resource Center in Salt Lake City coincides with a rise in cases in the state as a whole. Utah reported 1,404 new confirmed...
    PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 28: Emmanuel Mudiay #8 of the Utah Jazz handles the ball during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 28, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Jazz defeated the Suns 96-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that,...
    A large construction firm in Utah announced that it is giving up its VIP suite, after Utah Jazz players began kneeling during the national anthem. Salt Lake County-based SME Steel Contractors said that the Jazz should “put a stop to all disrespectful actions during the anthem and remove the Black Lives Matter logo from the...
    The scales of justice reeled in a couple of Utah men who were angling to win a bass fishing competition – but ended up pleading gill-ty to felonies for cheating, according to reports. Robert Dennett, 45, and Kamron Wootton, 35, both of Washington City, recently admitted to illegally relocating fish during a 2018 tournament...
    The scales of justice reeled in a couple of Utah men who were angling to win a bass fishing competition – but ended up pleading gill-ty to felonies for cheating, according to reports. Robert Dennett, 45, and Kamron Wootton, 35, both of Washington City, recently admitted to illegally relocating fish during a 2018 tournament at...
    A man pulled over for a seatbelt violation fled the scene, dragging a Utah police officer with him before crashing head-on into a police vehicle, according to a recently released bodycam video from the Ogden Police Department. The suspect, James Franklin, 23, died in the collision that took place in July, KUTV reported. The video...
    DRAPER, Utah (AP) — The Utah State Prison in Draper and the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison have been placed under a 24-hour lockdown after authorities believe the general inmate populations were exposed to COVID-19. The state Department of Corrections said the facilities went into lockdown Wednesday around 3 p.m., the Deseret News reported....
    By SOPHIA EPPOLITO, Associated Press/Report for America SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The bid to represent a sprawling congressional district in northern Utah is an open race for the first time in nearly two decades following the retirement of Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop who became well-known for his outspoken policies on public lands. The...
    Two men from Washington City were sentenced to probation and community service for cheating in a Utah fishing competition. Robert Dennett, 45, and Kamron Wootton, 35, participated in a largemouth bass fishing tournament at Lake Powell in Oct. 2018 and passed off fraudulent catches they fished in a different lake, according to a report from...
    New York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau gives his first impression on RJ Barrett By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditNew York Knicks‘ third overall pick RJ Barrett will be entering his sophomore season with a chip on his shoulder after the All-Rookie Team snub. Barret, despite averaging 14.6 points on 40/32/61 shooting splits, 5.0...
    By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Whether people who live in territories controlled by the U.S. automatically become citizens under a constitutional amendment that secured citizenship for freed slaves was a major focus of arguments Wednesday in a federal appeals court in Denver in a case seeking citizenship rights for residents of American...
    A Utah police department has released the bodycam video that shows the moment an officer was dragged by a fleeing suspect's car and thrown to the ground before the vehicle crashed into a patrol car and killed the driver following a traffic stop in July.  James Franklin, 23, was pulled over by an Ogden officer...
    Two fishermen have been convicted of felonies for cheating in a Utah fishing contest, after forensic analysis of the winning fish proved it came from another lake.  Robert Dennett, 45, and Kamron Wootton, 35, were sentenced to 24 months' probation, during which time they are banned from hunting, over the murky scam where they pretended...
    DENVER (AP) — Two wildlife conservation groups said Wednesday they intend to file a lawsuit contending that several federal agencies are relying on an outdated plan to save a rare bird found only in Colorado and Utah. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project argue that conservation measures adopted in 2013 to...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Enrollment at public schools in Utah has declined as the coronavirus pandemic pushes some parents to homeschool their children and make other decisions based on safety concerns. The state has counted 665,790 students enrolled this fall, a decline of 2,150 students compared to the same time last year, The Salt...
    PROVO, Utah (AP) — A county in Utah has implemented a face mask mandate as COVID-19 cases surge in the state. Utah County’s health department issued a public health order Tuesday night that requires face coverings in public immediately and expires Oct. 20. The order does not carry any criminal penalties. Cases in Utah County...
    A construction company in Salt Lake City recently sent a letter to the Utah Jazz announcing it would no longer pay for an arena suite after the NBA essentially turned itself into "a billboard for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement." According to the Washington Free Beacon, the company, SME Steel Contractors, Inc., is fed...
    Getty Steve Nash, left, helped Stephen Curry win an MVP award while working with the Warriors. The Brooklyn Nets turned heads when they hired Steve Nash as their next head coach. An eight-time NBA All-Star, Nash was the 15th pick in the 1996 NBA draft out of Santa Clara. The hiring of Nash...
    Salt Lake City police released bodycam video Monday to shed light on why an officer shot an autistic teen who was having a mental breakdown. As theGRIO reported earlier, Golda Barton, the mother of 13-year-old Linden Cameron, said her son has Asperger syndrome. She told CNN that on Sept. 4, Cameron was having a hard...
    By SOPHIA EPPOLITO, Associated Press/Report for America SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert will increase pandemic restrictions in two Utah cities. But he stopped short of implementing any mask mandates as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the state, state officials announced Tuesday. Herbert is imposing new restrictions in the cities of Provo...
    A college party organization has defended hosting a series of 'underground' back-to-school events in Utah, where coronavirus cases have since spiked.  Samuel Nii and Kwaku El, are the founders of Young/Dumb, an organization catering to the college party scene in Utah County, home of two major Church of Latter-Day Saint universities.  The pair drew attention...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of Utah men have been convicted of felony charges stemming from attempts to cheat in a bass fishing tournament. Robert Dennett, 45, and Kamron Wootton, 35, pleaded guilty last month to felony bribery or threat to influence a contest and misdemeanor unlawful release of wildlife and unlawful captivity...
    SALT LAKE CITY — A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him hospital mental-health treatment and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed. The videos show Salt Lake City officers chasing him down an alley after they arrive at his home,...
    Utah Royals coach Craig Harrington has been placed on a leave of absence in the latest round of tumult to hit owner Dell Loy Hansen's Utah Soccer Holdings. The Royals confirmed shortly after the start of the team's game against the Portland Thorns Sunday that Harrington and assistant Louis Lancaster were both put on leave...
    The University of Utah will stop in-person classes for two weeks as the state deals with a coronavirus spike shortly before a planned U.S. vice-presidential debate, officials said Monday. The temporary move to online remote learning comes as Utah during a surge that began after schools and colleges resumed classes. It hit a new high...
    By Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah will stop in-person classes for two weeks as the state deals with a coronavirus spike shortly before a planned U.S. vice-presidential debate, officials said Monday. The temporary move to online remote learning comes as Utah during a surge that began after...
    Twitter/@nikolatrevor Trevor Milton Trevor Milton, the founder of the Nikola Corporation, has stepped down as the executive chairman following allegations that he lied about his company’s technology. Milton founded Nikola, which designs and manufactures electric trucks, in 2014. The accusation came from the investment fund Hindenburg Research less than two weeks after...
    There are better ways to handle neighborly disputes. Authorities arrested a man in Utah for allegedly threatening guests at an Airbnb rental property located near his home. The disgruntled neighbor has been accused of chasing away some of the guests with a shotgun when they mistakenly pulled into his driveway. Michael Rudolph reportedly chased people away with...
    A Utah dog uses a 'cheesy' smile to avoid getting into trouble.   Kellie Rossi Larsen, of Logan, Utah, captured pet Nova's toothy grin on video after he was caught relieving his bowels on her carpet.  'Nova, what is this?' Larsen can be heard saying in the video as the dog, Nova, tries to slink past...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities in Utah have discovered the body of a missing hiker on Sunday after he left Idaho a week earlier for a backpacking trip in the Uintas. The Summit County sheriff's office said Boise resident Kyle S. Wimpenny, 25, was found by multiple agencies who conducted a four-day search after...
    A six-month-old boy has broken the world record for the youngest person to water ski after being filmed zooming around a lake in Utah by his parents - who are now being accused of endangering their child by allowing him to try out the water sport.  Pint-sized daredevil Rich Humpherys has become an accidental online...