News

Google Chrome add-ons for work

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Over the past few years, I’ve seen Google Chrome overtake Microsoft’s Internet Explorer...

Police & Fire

State may demand death reports from jails, prisons

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Cindy Farnham-Stella — the mother of Heather Miller, 28, who died of a massive injury at the Davis County Jail — said she’s happy changes are being made. Families of the dead “are hopefully seeing some light,” she said.


Local

Union Station, Senior Companion Program, CASA looking for volunteers

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Weber Human Services is looking for people who can help Northern Utah nonprofits. For more information on volunteer opportunities or to post an opportunity for your organization, call 801-625-3777 or 801-778-6897. If you are interested in volunteering and don’t see something that interests...


Education

WSU aiming for civil discussions in response to racist flyers found on campus

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University officials are remaining optimistic that the recent racially-charged signage found on WSU’s campus will only further constructive conversations on such topics.


Local

Retiring Dr. Donald Carpenter credited for helping thousands

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Heading an agency once slated for closure, Dr. Donald Carpenter is credited with helping thousands on the road to becoming self-sufficient in downtown Ogden. The director of the Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership is retiring after 20 years with the agency.


State

Man pleads guilty in road-rage incident in southern Idaho

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A Utah man accused of causing an Oregon couple’s vehicle to roll three times in a road-rage incident in southern Idaho has pleaded guilty. The Times-News reports that 28-year-old Marco Antonio Garcia-Garcia of Salt Lake City entered an Alford plea last week acknowledging a jury...


State

Mormon missionary serving in Samoa fatally struck by vehicle

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Authorities say a Mormon missionary serving in Samoa is dead after being struck by a vehicle.


State

Crash survivor shares experience, urges others to buckle up

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who survived a serious car accident thanks to a reminder note from his wife to wear his seat belt is making stops at schools alongside her to share their story as a reminder of why seat belts are important. The Deseret News reports that before his wife placed the note in...


State

Layton man pleads guilty to fatally shooting his roommate

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Layton man accused of fatally shooting his roommate last year has pleaded guilty. The Standard-Examiner reports 20-year-old Christopher Scott Fritz entered a guilty plea to one count of first-degree felony murder. His sentencing hearing is tentatively...


State

Pavlichenko wins World Cup men's luge opener

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Russia’s Semen Pavlichenko handled snowy conditions to win the World Cup men’s luge season opener Sunday, his fourth career singles victory. Austria’s Wolfgang Kindl was second on his home track, and Germany’s two-time Olympic champion Felix Loch was third. The medalists Sunday...


Government

Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail seems to have been overlooked. There’s even a designated “safe escape” door at the nuclear-warfighting headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska,...


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