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LGBT Rights in Utah

LGBT Rights in Utah

Wednesday Utah passed a law declaring there shall be no discrimination in housing or employment based on gender identity or sexual orientation, giving better civil rights to the LGBT community. The law is referred to as the “Utah Compromise.” It has taken seven years for LGBT groups, lawmakers, and the Church of Jesus Christ of […]

Firing Squad, Lethal Injection and Utah

Firing Squad, Lethal Injection and Utah

The Utah State Legislature approved a bill, called House Bill 11 (HB 11), Tuesday, allowing execution by firing squad. This is only an option if the drugs for lethal injection are not available. The reason Utah wanted to allow execution by firing squad is because the traditional drugs needed for lethal injection are running low […]

Voice Begs Police for Help

Voice Begs Police for Help

A voice that soon disappeared pleaded to four officers from an overturned vehicle to “help me” 50 miles away from Salt Lake City, Utah this morning. Hearing a voice calling for help is what drove the police officers into action by running to the car to look for survivors . All the voice would say […]

Utah Mother Pleads Guilty for the Murder of Six Newborns

Utah Mother Pleads Guilty for the Murder of Six Newborns

Megan Huntsman, a 39-year-old Utah mother addicted to methamphetamines is pleading guilty for murdering six of her newborn babies over ten years. She stored the infant bodies in cardboard boxes in her garage over the past decade. Huntsman told authorities that she already has three children, and with her drug abuse she was too overwhelmed […]

LGBT Rights Conditionally Supported by Mormon Leaders

LGBT Rights Conditionally Supported by Mormon Leaders

Top Mormon leaders made an announcement lending their support for Utah legislation protecting the rights of members of the LGBT community with respect to housing and employment, but did so conditionally. They expressed concern that it was unfair for people to potentially lose their job or housing because of their sexual orientation, but did so […]

Vail Resorts Plan to Transform Utah Ski Experience

Vail Resorts Plan to Transform Utah Ski Experience

Vail Resorts Inc. is planning a massive makeover that is set to transform the skiing experience in Utah. Hoping to give reality to their vision, the company announced a comprehensive $50 million investment that will attract adventuring skiers and snowboarders who are always looking for something new. Their big idea is to connect Park City […]

Iowa Scene of Large Apartment Fire Sunday

Iowa Scene of Large Apartment Fire Sunday

Spirit Lake, Iowa, was the scene of a large apartment fire that broke out on Sunday, according to KTIV News 4. The blaze broke out Sunday afternoon at about 12:30 p.m. on Hill Avenue in the 1500 block. According to Pat Daly, the Spirit Lake Fire Chief, the cause of the blaze is still under […]

School Shooting Thwarted in Salt Lake City

School Shooting Thwarted in Salt Lake City

A planned shooting was thwarted Monday at a Salt Lake City high school. According to police, a classmate noticed the student with the handgun in his waistband at Fremont High School. Allegedly, the high school junior was planning to shoot and kill his ex-girlfriend and other people at random. The classmate notified authorities and the […]

Utah, Other States Seek Return to Firing Squads for Executions

Utah, Other States Seek Return to Firing Squads for Executions

Legislators in Utah and other states are seeking a return to their capital punishment pasts in light of the possibility that drugs currently being used in lethal injections may become unavailable. The state has a long history of using a firing squad to mete out its ultimate punishment. In 1977, Utah executed Gary Gilmore by firing […]

Utah Dad Saves Young Daughter From Kidnapper

Utah Dad Saves Young Daughter From Kidnapper

A Utah dad has apparently saved his young daughter, 5, from a kidnapper. Utah law enforcement has called the episode “a father or mother’s worst nightmare.” A total stranger sneaked into the home of a couple Friday morning and grabbed the small girl right from her own bed. He then began carrying her away. However, […]

Utah Cosplayer Autopsy Finds Police Shot Him From Behind

Utah Cosplayer Autopsy Finds Police Shot Him From Behind

The results of the official state autopsy on Darrien Hunt, 22, the young man who was shot multiple times by Utah police while wearing a Japanese anime costume and carrying a replica samurai-type sword, were released today by state officials.  The autopsy found that the young man, who is black, died from six gunshots, and that four of […]

Utah Mom Accused of Helping Son, 17, in Drive-By Shooting for Gang

Utah Mom Accused of Helping Son, 17, in Drive-By Shooting for Gang

A mother in Utah has been charged with picking up her son from his high school and driving him by a store so that he fire shots at a rival gang with which he had fought. This is the second time the Utah mom has been accused of helping her son, 17, attack other people. According to prosecutors, Lisa […]

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