Utah News

University in Utah, Ex-Basketball Players Settle Lawsuit

Two former Dixie State University women’s basketball players who alleged they were the victims of discrimination have settled a federal lawsuit against the Utah school for $100,000. The Spectrum of St. George reported court filings last week indicate plaintiffs Nanea …

Uber Will Ground Chopper Flights at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival

A Utah county reached an agreement over the weekend with ridesharing company Uber to stop operating helicopter flights at the Sundance Film Festival. Summit County said helicopter companies agreed to cease operating in connection with the festival. The companies have …

Hoverboards Unwelcomed at More Utah Universities

Several Utah universities are joining colleges around the country in restricting hoverboards on campus as federal officials review dozens of fires tied to the self-balancing scooters. At least two Utah schools, including Brigham Young University, bar riding them on campus, …

Utah Man Nabbed after Staging 23 Auto Accidents over 5 Years

Utah-man Navid Monjazeb faces 22 counts of insurance fraud, reckless endangerment, and other crimes spanning five years and at least 23 known accidents – with the same three vehicles. Charges resulting from a months-long investigation conducted by Utah’s Insurance Fraud …

Utah’s Texting While Driving Stops Rise Again in 2015

More people were pulled over for texting, emailing or checking Facebook on their cellphones behind the wheel on Utah’s highways in a six-month snapshot of 2015, marking a second year of growth in stops since the law was tightened, according …

Uber Will Expand Ridesharing Service to Ogden, Utah

Uber is coming to Ogden, Utah. The ridesharing company already operates in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune reported it mentioned the expansion on its Utah-specific Twitter account on Friday. It’s expected to happen in the coming week. Uber …

Utah Judge Tosses Suit Against School in Teacher Sex Case

A Utah judge tossed out a lawsuit claiming a school district didn’t do enough to protect students from a female teacher who sexually abused three male students. Judge John Morris said he was ruling in line with a Utah law …

More Than 200 Accidents Tallied on Utah’s Icy Highways over Holiday

Police in Utah say the holiday weekend’s icy roads caused several crashes along the Wasatch Front. The weekend tally of more than 200 accidents included a Saturday crash that damaged a Utah Highway Patrol vehicle. Trooper Andrew Battenfield says Interstate …

Utah Comic Con Believes Long Trademark Dispute Coming to End

The organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con said they have made inroads in a name-trademark dispute that all hinges on a hyphen. Bryan Brandenburg, co-founder of the Utah convention , said last week organizers recently met with representatives from San …

Chicken Salad Pulled off Costco Shelves Due to E. Coli

Authorities say chicken salad from Costco has been linked to at least one case of E. coli in Washington state. The Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other western states are investigating E. coli illnesses …