Man gets 14 years for role in death of teen in Portland park

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for his role in the 2016 killing of a 17-year-old boy while trying to rob him of his belt in a
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Utah House Democrats re-elect Brian King as minority leader

Utah House Democrats re-elected Minority Leader Brian King despite a recent allegation that he pushed a Republican state senator
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Henrico to build cricket field to keep up with demand

When Ganesh Krishnasamy was weighing a move from Iowa to the Richmond area, his research didn't start with housing prices or crime rates
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Arkansas inmates accuse county jail of being unsafe

Nearly two dozen inmates are accusing a central Arkansas jail of keeping them locked in their cells simply because of a staff shortage
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Longtime Pulaski County sheriff to retire

Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay will retire on Dec. 31 after 47 years of serving the community in law enforcement
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Ice castles turn farmland into winter wonderland

Thousands of people are flocking to a winter wonderland constructed from ice in New Hampshire
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New solutions for the old problem of illegal massage parlors

The massage parlor sting in Florida that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a reminder of the human trafficking and abuse taking place across A
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Walmart is getting rid of greeters; disabled workers worried

As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being unfairly t
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Utah Senate OKs call for new US Constitutional convention

The Utah Senate has narrowly approved a call for a new Constitutional convention of the states
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APNewsBreak: Medicaid recipients could be required to work

Draft legislation involving voter-approved Medicaid expansion in Idaho would require recipients to meet similar work or employment training as the state require
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Colorado plane lost radio contact before crash in Nevada

Air traffic controllers lost contact with a small plane in bad weather before it crashed in eastern Nevada this month, killing a Colorado couple
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Plan to make sweeping changes to tax system being unveiled

Utah lawmakers are proposing sweeping changes to the state's tax system, including a reduction of the sales-tax and the addition of new taxes on services rangin
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Proposed abortion ban after 18 weeks passes Utah House

The Utah House has passed a proposal to ban most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation
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Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona

A California irrigation district with high-priority rights to water from a major Western river says it won't sign on to a multistate drought plan without securi
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Pence in Colombia announces new sanctions on Maduro

US planning new ways to pressure Venezuela's Maduro to give up power, other means to provide assistance to its people
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NBA reminding teams to keep cool when hot with referees

The NBA is not happy that tensions between teams and referees seem to be rising
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Man sought in Las Vegas murder case arrested, held in Utah

Authorities say a 41-year-old man sought in a criminal investigation in Nevada was arrested in a rural Utah county about midway between Las Vegas and Salt Lake
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1 injured in fire at Wyoming wellhead building

Authorities say one person has been seriously burned after an explosion and fire in a building that houses a wellhead in southwest Wyoming
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After working for 4 Utah governors, 'Bossy Lady' retires

A woman who worked as an assistant for four Utah governors over the last two decades and earned the nickname "Bossy Lady" from current governor Gary Herbert is
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Ogden Fire Department: 1 dead after fire at storage facility

Authorities in Ogden say one man is dead and another critically injured following a fire in a unit at a storage facility Saturday
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Colorado slaying may be linked to robberies in Wyoming, Utah

Authorities say three people suspected of a fatal shooting in Colorado may also have robbed a store in Wyoming and a bank in Utah later the same day
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State board suspends planned land sale in northeastern Utah

A state board has temporarily suspended plans to sell a large mountain parcel of trust land in northeastern Utah
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Colorado faces meager budget in fight against ski traffic

Colorado fights ski traffic in the mountains west of Denver with bare-bones budget as negative perceptions persist
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Utah cities to help bring electricity to more Navajos

Several Utah municipal governments are planning to send city workers this spring to help the Navajo Utility Tribal Authority bring electricity to members of the
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