Articles by Brady McCombs

Associated Press

Utah’s Vaping Rate Reportedly 6 Times Higher Than National Average

Jeffrey Manzanares started vaping nicotine two years ago because he thought it would be a safe way to quit smoking. Instead, it almost killed him. The 33-year-old construction worker spent 17 days in a Utah hospital last month when he …

Utah Ski Resort Doesn’t Want Any Part of Lawsuit Against Gwyneth Paltrow

A Utah ski resort where Gwyneth Paltrow is accused of crashing into and injuring a skier asked this week to be dismissed from a lawsuit, contending the dispute should be settled between the Oscar-winning actress and the alleged victim. Deer …

Paltrow in Utah Lawsuit Says Skier Wants to Exploit Her Fame

Gwyneth Paltrow said in a court filing that a man who accused her in a lawsuit of crashing into him at a Utah ski resort was actually the culprit in the collision and is trying to exploit her celebrity and …

Utah Ready to Sue California Over Coal Power Fee

Utah lawmakers want the state to set aside $2 million to sue California over rules that make coal-fired power more expensive. The proposal from Republican Rep. Mike Noel passed through a subcommittee this week with only one Democratic lawmaker raising …

Man Seeking $5M in Damages from Utah Big Brothers Big Sisters over Sex Abuse

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah organization has been sued by a man who claims the group did not do enough to stop a former mentor from sexually abusing him when he was a boy over a period lasting …

Utah ups Mosquito Monitoring Efforts in Wake of Zika Cases

Mosquito abatement teams in Salt Lake City are stepping up efforts to trap and test mosquitoes and kill larvae following the discovery of a unique Zika case that has health investigators trying to figure how the man got the virus. …

Utah Seeing More Cyber-Attacks, Likely Due To NSA Facility

Utah state officials have seen what they describe as a sharp uptick in attempts to hack into state computers in the last two years, and they think it related to the NSA data center south of Salt Lake City. The …

Utah School Bus Driver Allegedly Under Influence on Field Trip

A Utah school bus driver was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI after driving erratically and nearly hitting a car on a busy stretch of highway while taking 67 elementary-school students on a field trip, authorities said. Lycia Martinez, 39, …

Case Of Utah Boy Who Killed Himself Gets Settled

The family of a 14-year-old Utah boy who say their son was bullied prior to committing suicide outside a school in a Salt Lake City suburb has reached a settlement with the school district, the two sides announced Monday. The …

Snowboarders’ Suit Demeans Constitution Utah Ski Area Says

One of the last U.S. ski resorts to prohibit snowboarding said a lawsuit challenging the ban degrades the U.S. Constitution and should be thrown out. Lawyers for the Alta ski area east of Salt Lake City, Utah said in their …