Utah police: Tougher DUI law may mean new training, rules

DUI Threshold Police

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some in Utah law enforcement say a new law giving the state the strictest DUI threshold in the country could change how officers screen people for DUI and look for signs someone’s blood alcohol level is over the new 0.05 percent limit. “The manual’s going to have to be...


Utah jail sergeant found dead in apparent murder-suicide

BENJAMIN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah jail sergeant has been killed in an apparent murder-suicide. KSL-TV reports ( ) that Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon said Friday that the man was found Friday at a house in the tiny town of Benjamin outside of Spanish Fork....


BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Friday, March 24, 2017. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.35, unchanged; hard red winter 4.00, unchanged; DNS 5.15, down 5; hard white 4.10, unchanged; BURLEY __ soft white 3.38, up 3; hard red winter...


Northern Utah mother put on probation for her baby's death

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge has sentenced a mother whose infant died in a car crash to eight months of house arrest. The judge gave 39-year-old Susanne McClellan her sentence on Tuesday. The court had previously considered putting McClellan in jail for 90 days. The mother and infant were in a...


US rig count increases 20 this week to 809; Texas up 8

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 20 this week to 809. A year ago, 464 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 652 rigs sought oil and 155 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed as...


Only way to fly: Caldwell will win or lose with triples

Caldwell Triples to Win Freestyle Skiing

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — As a teenager, Ashley Caldwell never had problems hanging with the boys when it came to doing the biggest flips off the aerials ramp. Now in her 20s, she sees no reason for that to change. Caldwell will make or miss her third U.S. Olympic team, then potentially win or lose...


What a violent avalanche says about risk in the backcountry

Exchange Avalanche Survivors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jake Thelen had inched his snowboard down a ridge to follow his friend into the powder of the Birthday Chutes in Little Cottonwood Canyon when the snow around him started to move. Thelen yelled to Sam Kapacinskas as the surface cracked and opened at his feet. He clung to a...


A court of redemption for Utah's veterans

Veterans Court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It’s not every day in 3rd District Court that you see defendants rise up and hug the judge. Then again, every day isn’t graduation day in Judge Royal Hansen’s Veterans Court. It’s been two years now since Hansen, who’s been on the Utah state bench since being appointed in 2003...


Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US

DUI Threshold-4

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert...


Utah governor signs concealed carry, 0.05 DUI bills

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert signed 13 bills Thursday, including a measure giving Utah the strictest DUI threshold in the country and another allowing 18- to 20-year-olds to carry concealed weapons. The hospitality industry had urged Herbert to veto the measure lowering Utah’s blood...

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