utah News

Utah Residents Still Reporting Damage Days After Earthquake

SALT LAKE CITY — Five days after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook parts of Utah, residents continue to report damage. The Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District asked those within its boundaries to submit online notices of home or business …

Earthquake Rattles Millions on Edge Amid Coronavirus Threat

SALT LAKE CITY — With much of normal life at a screeching halt to combat the coronavirus, millions of people in Utah are hunkered down in the safety of their homes. But on Wednesday morning, even that protection felt fragile …

Water Main Break in Utah Floods Several Buildings

A water main break has caused flood damage to some three dozen structures, including a school, in Salt Lake City. Fire department spokesman Jasen Asay says occupants of four homes were displaced after the Friday night break. The Montessori Community …

Utah Woman Awarded $250K in Dog Bite Lawsuit

A judge has ruled in favor of an Ogden, Utah, woman in a lawsuit over a severe dog bite. Second District Judge Mike DiReda found that Sara Loving was owed $250,000 in damages from defendants James and Cindy Davis for …

Electrician Arrested in $2.5M Utah Apartment Building Fire

An electrician arrested in a Feb. 9 fire that destroyed a Salt Lake City apartment complex under construction had worked on the project, his employer said. Dustin Bowman, 33, of Bountiful, was booked late Friday night into the Salt Lake …

Nearly Half of Utah Fatal Car Crash Victims Weren’t Wearing Seatbelts

Utah transportation officials say they counted 219 traffic deaths in Utah in 2013, and almost half of the car crash victims who died hadn’t been wearing seatbelts. The Utah Department of Transportation statistics released Tuesday show two more deaths last …

Utah Attorney General Ask Feds to Crack Down on Patent Trolls

Acting Utah Attorney General Brian Tarbet is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate patent trolls. Tarbet joined 42 other attorneys general seeking relief. They say patent trolls are making problems for small business and stifling innovation. In a letter …

Workforce Services Data Breach Could Affect up to 97K Utah Residents

State officials say a data breach could affect as many as 97,000 Utahns who receive benefits through the state Department of Workforce Services. JPMorgan Chase notified the department on Thursday that its servers affecting UCard customers were hacked from July …

TV Dinner Sparks Utah Home Fire

Utah County deputies say a TV dinner is to blame for a fire that completely destroyed a house in Goshen. Deputies say a 22-year-old mother put the meal in the microwave Monday and left the room, then heard the smoke …

Utah Registers 39 Workplace Deaths in 2012

New figures from Bureau of Labor Statistics show there were 39 workplace deaths in 2012 in Utah – the same total as the year before. The preliminary data shows that transportation-related deaths were the most frequent in Utah accounting for …