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5-year-old dies when struck by car in Millcreek - Gephardt Daily A 5-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car Sunday night as he and his brother played in their residential neighborhood.

No. 16 Dixie State splits Sunday twin bill with Cavaliers 16 Dixie State closed the non-conference portion of its 2020 regular season slate with a split of a Sunday doubleheader with Concordia-Portland at Bruce Hurst Field. DSU saw its 102-game scoring streak halted in a 2-0 shutout loss in game one, while the Trailblazers rebounded with a 10-4 triumph in the nightcap to clinch the three-game series win.

Driver transported to hospital after head-on crash in West Valley City - Gephardt Daily A young woman driver was transported to the hospital in fair condition Sunday evening after a head-on collision near 4100 South and 1300 West.

Man rams officer's vehicle after being found passed out in truck in Taylorsville street with music blaring - Gephardt Daily A man rammed an officer's vehicle after being found passed out in his truck in the middle of the road with music blaring, according to court documents.

Woman's body recovered after Roy house fire - Gephardt Daily A woman has been found deceased after a fire at a residence in Roy early Sunday morning.

Man killed in single-vehicle rollover on SR-6 near Hinckley - Gephardt Daily One man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover on State Route 6 near Hinckley in Millard County Sunday morning.

Enterprise ends year just short of state championship, falls to Beaver 55-49 RICHFIELD - The magical run for the Wolves came up seven points short of the state title Saturday night. Enterprise met Region 18 rival, Beaver, in the final game. The two teams split their regular season contests but it was the Beavers who came out on top in the rubber match.

Semi jackknifes on I-15 near Cedar City - Gephardt Daily Crews are cleaning up after a semi jackknifed near Cedar City Sunday morning.

Update: Person unaccounted for after fire at Roy residence - Gephardt Daily One person is unaccounted for after a fire at a residence in Roy early Sunday morning.

Orem grandmother allegedly inflicted 44 injuries on 14-month-old grandchild over three days - Gephardt Daily An Orem grandmother is facing a charge of first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child after she allegedly inflicted 44 separate injuries on her 14-month-old granddaughter when caring for her over a three-day period.

Logan has dirtiest air in the state LOGAN - As far as air quality this weekend, of all the reporting stations with current data for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Cache County had the highest PM2.5 reading.

Update: Interruption of cell phone 911 calls in Utah mostly resolved Sunday - Gephardt Daily Intermittent technical problems affecting multiple cell phone service providers that prevented cell phone callers from connecting to the emergency 911 number are mostly resolved Sunday.

Provo police warn of illegal black license plates - Gephardt Daily Provo police are warning that black license plates some Utahns have on their vehicles are illegal.

Utah man pleads guilty to 17 felonies including sex assault FARMINGTON, Utah — An Ogden man accused of several rapes in Utah and Wyoming has pleaded guilty to all 17 charges levied against him, including aggravated sex assault, kidnapping and burglary. The Standard-Examiner reported that 69-year-old Mark Douglas Burns pleaded guilty Thursday.

University of Utah football player charged with 3 rapes SALT LAKE CITY — A University of Utah football player accused of raping a 17-year-old girl is facing additional charges after prosecutors say he also raped two women. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that 20-year-old wide receiver Terrell Perriman is now charged with eight felonies, including Read More.

Redistricting law approved by voters at risk, supporters say SALT LAKE CITY — Supporters of a voter-approved independent redistricting effort say Republican lawmakers are ready to dismantle the measure aimed at combating gerrymandering. The director of the group Protect Better Boundaries says lawmakers are considering changes that would cut to the heart of the law.

Court overturns conviction for accomplice in officer death SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a woman convicted as an accomplice in a police officer’s killing in 2014. Chief Justice Matthew Durrant wrote in an opinion released Friday that there is a reasonable possibility the jury would not have found Meagan Grunwald guilty Read More.

Nature reserve and park envisioned for shores of Utah Lake PROVO, Utah — A proposed public park and nature reserve on the shores of Utah Lake would provide restoration habitat for birds and walking trails, fishing spots and bird watching towers. The Daily Herald newspaper in Provo reports that the 1,000-acre park would be nestled between Provo, Orem and Vineyard Read More.

US drops plan to sell leases near famed Utah bike trail Officials have dropped plans to sell energy leases in a popular Utah recreational area that’s renowned for its mountain biking trails. The reversal by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management comes after local businesses, officials and Gov. Gary Herbert raised concerns about potential effects Read More.

No. 23 BYU upsets No. 2 Gonzaga at home, 91-78 23 BYU men's basketball team upset No. 2 Gonzaga 91-78 on senior night Saturday in the Marriott Center. "I'm super happy. It just doesn't happen like this," BYU head coach Mark Pope said. "A lot of times you do all that stuff and you don't get that senior night, but these guys did tonight and it's extraordinary and I am so happy for them.

Firefighters respond to blaze at Roy residence - Gephardt Daily Firefighters from Roy, South Ogden and Clinton arrived at the scene of an early morning house fire in Roy on Sunday.

Dominguez and Escalante day; two Franciscan friars’ epic, well-marked journey through Utah FEATURE — The same year the United States was born, something else significant happened on the other side of the continent in an area that was not yet part of the country but would be in a little over a century’s time.

West Valley City 15-year-old in custody after fleeing in stolen vehicle - Gephardt Daily A 15-year-old was taken into custody Saturday night after he led police on a brief pursuit in a stolen SUV. The youth was getting gas at a Maverik station at 5600 West and 5400 South when an officer recognized the vehicle as being stolen…

Harden, Westbrook combine for 72, Rockets beat Jazz 120-110 SALT LAKE CITY — Team are trying to get creative in guarding the Houston Rockets.

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