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Teacher Whose Gun Fired in Bathroom Charged

Teacher Whose Gun Fired in Bathroom ChargedSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Utah school teacher injured when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom has been charged with a misdemeanor crime and resigned from her position. Online court records show 39-year-old Michelle Montgomery was charged earlier this month with discharge of a firearm in a prohibited area within city […]

3 Mutilated Cows Mystify Utah Sheriff’s Officials

3 Mutilated Cows Mystify Utah Sheriff’s OfficialsMANILA, Utah (AP) – Officials in northeast Utah’s Daggett County are trying to figure out who may have mutilated several cows found dead in recent weeks. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Susie Potter says three young cows were found dead in ranching fields near Manila but officials don’t know how they died. All three cows were mutilated after […]

Prostitution Trial Set for Polygamous Trust Boss

Prostitution Trial Set for Polygamous Trust BossSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A man in charge of a state-run polygamous property trust is scheduled to stand trial on charges that he patronized a prostitute. Accountant Bruce Wisan is pleading not guilty. Prosecutors say he was found with a woman in a motel last March and told police he met the 26-year-old on […]

Judge Tosses Charge Filed in Fatal Police Shooting

Judge Tosses Charge Filed in Fatal Police ShootingSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Utah judge is dismissing a manslaughter charge filed against a former police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman during a drug investigation. Shaun Cowley says he fired the shots because he feared he would be struck and killed by 21-year-old Danielle Willard as she backed up […]

Utah Appeals Ruling in ‘Sister Wives’ Case

Utah Appeals Ruling in ‘Sister Wives’ CaseSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Utah’s attorney general has formally appealed a ruling striking down parts of the state’s anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit brought by the family on the TLC reality TV show “Sister Wives.” The attorney general’s office filed the appeal Thursday with the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In December, […]

Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Near Afton

Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Near AftonAFTON, Wyo. (AP) – The Wyoming Highway Patrol says mud-caked turn signals and brake lights may have contributed to a fatal crash south of Afton. Sgt. David Wagener says 45-year-old Craig E. Shymko, of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, was riding his motorcycle on U.S. Highway 89 on Saturday when he tried to pass a pickup […]

Man Accused of Having Sex with Hypnotized Woman

Man Accused of Having Sex with Hypnotized WomanKENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) – An amateur hypnotist in the state of Washington is accused of having sex with a woman while she was hypnotized. Kevin Christian Geyer pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Benton County Superior Court to a charge of indecent liberties. Court documents say the 25-year-old hypnotized the woman June 4 at his home […]

Colorado Man Identified as Pilot Killed in Collision

Colorado Man Identified as Pilot Killed in CollisionBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a Colorado pilot killed in a midair collision involving two small private planes in central Idaho. Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess on Thursday told the Idaho Statesman that 45-year-old Michael A. Bond died in the Monday morning crash about 30 miles east of Cascade. Authorities […]

AMBER ALERT FOR ETHAN AND HANNA ANDERSON

AMBER ALERT FOR ETHAN AND HANNA ANDERSONAMBER ALERT: UPDATE 8/9/13 12:10pm Ada County Sheriff PIO Andrea Dearden has reported that a car matching the description related to San Diego Amber Alert was found in the River of No Return Wilderness area in Cascade, Idaho. The area is extremely remote and investigators may have to accessit with helicopter or via horseback. There […]

Man Who Shot Burglar Makes Plea Deal

Man Who Shot Burglar Makes Plea Deal(LAYTON, UT)  —  A Layton , Utah  man who was arrested after shooting at a man who burglarized his home has reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Clare Niederhauser agreed to a lessened charge of a class B misdemeanor for discharging his weapon within city limits. He will also have to pay $700 in fines […]

Logan Man Dies After Hit With Stun Gun

Logan Man Dies After Hit With Stun Gun(LOGAN, UT)  —   A Logan, Utah man died Thursday after he was hit with a stun gun twice in less than five hours. Police responded to a report of a man screaming outside his home. Officials say the man was yelling at what he thought was “Satan.” He was then tased after he claimed to […]

Wyoming Bill Pushes for Bible Study in Class

Wyoming Bill Pushes for Bible Study in Class(CHEYENNE, WY)  —   Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it clear that public schools have the right to teach classes about the Bible.  The measure’s proponents say it would make high school classes on the Bible available as electives, though the classes can’t be used for devotional purposes, and wouldn’t advocate for […]

Icy Weather Closes SLC Airport, Flights Diverted to Idaho

Icy Weather Closes SLC Airport, Flights Diverted to Idaho(SALT LAKE CITY, UT)  —  A major winter storm in Salt Lake City has created dozens of accidents as the streets and freeways are like a sheet of ice.  A Frontier Airlines jet slid on the taxiway at the SLC International Airport.  There were no reported injuries.    All runways there have been closed and […]

Environmental Group Buys Hoback Oil Leases

Environmental Group Buys Hoback Oil Leases(JACKSON, Wyo.) – An environmental group is buying more than 58,000 acres of oil leases in the Upper Hoback Basin in western Wyoming. The Trust for Public Land raised nearly $9 million for the project, which purchased the land from the Plains Exploration and Production Company. Officials say they worked for nearly a decade to […]

WYDOT Plans Improvements on Teton Pass

WYDOT Plans Improvements on Teton Pass(JACKSON, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced plans to make Teton Pass a little safer for truck drivers. Local News 8 reports two arrester systems will be installed on the east side of the pass near Wilson. The systems will feature a series of nets designed to catch runaway trucks. Still, budgeting […]

Wyoming Braces for New Colorado Marijuana Law

Wyoming Braces for New Colorado Marijuana Law(CASPER, Wyo.) – Marijuana crimes are expected to rise in Wyoming following the recent legalization of the drug in Colorado. Officials predict increased drug traffic through the state because of Colorado’s new law, which legalized the drug for anyone over the age of 21. Wyoming lawmakers aren’t expected to change existing drug laws in the […]

Snowboarder Hurt in Jackson Hole

Snowboarder Hurt in Jackson Hole(JACKSON, Wyo.) – A snowboarder suffered a serious head injury in a crash at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Sunday. Officials say the man went off a cliff on Rendezvous Mountain and crashed into a rocky outcropping. Ski patrollers were on the scene within minutes and the man was rushed to a clinic in Teton […]

Jackson Bank Robbed on Monday

Jackson Bank Robbed on Monday(JACKSON, Wyo.) – A Jackson bank was robbed shortly after noon Monday. Police say a man who goes by the name “Charlie” walked into the US Bank on Powderhorn Lane and demanded cash. After securing an undisclosed amount of money, the man left in a blue SUV. The suspect is a white male, 6’2” tall, […]

Group Offering Weapons Training for Utah Teachers

Group Offering Weapons Training for Utah Teachers(SALT LAKE CITY) – A Utah organization is offering free concealed weapons permit training for teachers in the Beehive State. The Utah Shooting Sports Council is holding the course today at the Maverick Center in West Valley City. As one of only two states to allow properly-permitted teachers to carry weapons on school grounds, the […]

Montana Man Arrested for Threatening Wyo. School

Montana Man Arrested for Threatening Wyo. School(MISSOULA, Mont.) – A Montana man is in custody after he allegedly made threats against a school in Gillette, Wyo. Erik Sven Wengren, 19, used Facebook to claim that he was going to come to the school and shoot people. He also responded to the inquiries of students by claiming that he was serious. He […]
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