Man accused of killing 2 in backyard charged, motive still unknown

WEST VALLEY CITY — A man accused of shooting and killing two people who were living on his property has been charged. Kennedy Grant Lund, 23, of West Valley City, was charged Thursday with two counts of aggravated murder, a first-degree felony, in 3rd District Court. Prosecutors have requested he be held without bail. Charging documents do not offer a motive for Lund allegedly approaching Chasidy Gerber, 37, and Martin Barron, 33, while naked, and shooting them with an AR-15. According to an autopsy report, Gerber was shot twice, while Barron died from a single gunshot wound, “which appeared to have been caused by one of the bullets fired into… Read More

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ has 2 end-credit scenes — here’s what they mean for future Marvel movies

Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” You know the drill by now, Marvel fans. When you head out to theaters to see “Ant-Man and the Wasp” make sure to stick around for two extra scenes after the movie ends. The second scene is mostly a throwaway gag that’s been teased in trailers, but the first one has lasting consequences which will carry over into next year’s “Avengers” sequel. In case you missed either of them, we have you covered. This is your last chance to head back before spoilers. The first end-credits scene What happens The scene unfolds on the reunited Dr. Hank Pym (Michael… Read More

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USU to pay raped student $250K to settle sexual assault lawsuit

LOGAN — Utah State University will pay a former student who was raped at a fraternity house $250,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed the school and the Greek organization knew of previous allegations against her attacker and didn’t take action. The university also agreed to make changes to its sexual assault policies as part of the agreement with Victoria Hewlett. Hewlett sued the school after Brian Relopez raped her in his bedroom at the Sigma Chi fraternity house during a July 2015 party. Relopez was sentenced in May 2016 to a year in jail for sexually assaulting two women, including Hewlett, who was 19 at the time. “I’m… Read More

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Strawberry Reservoir fire destroys 90 homes, threatens 1,000 more

DUCHESNE — About 90 homes have now been destroyed by the Dollar Ridge Fire burning near Strawberry Reservoir and about 1,000 homes are still threatened, fire officials confirmed Thursday. A report from the state Department of Energy Management also indicates that about 1,100 people have been evacuated since it began on Sunday. “Those numbers won’t become real as far as how many homes have been destroyed until … it could be a couple of weeks after this fire is out,” said fire spokesman Brian Harris. That’s when state officials will be able to conduct a more thorough damage assessment. “Oil, natural gas and power line infrastructure are at risk,” the… Read More

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2-year-old Utah girl visiting Oregon dies in swimming pool accident

HERMISTON, Oregon — A 2-year-old girl from Utah has died after drowning in a swimming pool Thursday, according to police. The girl, who was visiting Hermiston, Oregon, had gone missing about 10 a.m. from a yard and was found in an in-ground swimming pool after a short search, Hermiston Police Capt. Travis Eynon said in a press release. A family member performed CPR until medical responders arrived. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful, Eynon said. Eynon said the drowning appears to have been an accident. “Tragedies such as this are obviously painful for the family. They are also hard on our first responders as well as our entire community. Our… Read More

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Theresa May tells ministers to do their ‘duty’ on Brexit as anti-EU rebels warn she could ‘destroy the government’

Theresa May’s government is meeting on Friday to agree a plan for Britain’s future after Brexit. But there is still widespread disagreement, with more than half a dozen Eurosceptic ministers opposing the British prime Minister’s proposals. May has told her cabinet to do their “duty,” but there are reports that rebels are warning her actions could “destroy the government.” Prime Minister Theresa May called on her government to do its duty and agree a plan for Britain’s future outside the European Union, a last-ditch appeal to ministers to put Brexit rows behind them and take a “step forward”. Just hours before hosting a meeting at her Chequers country residence on… Read More

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Canyons School District to begin online registration Aug. 2

SANDY — Back-to-school season, already? Not exactly, but the Canyons School District will begin online registration for the 2018-19 school year on Thursday, Aug. 2. If a child has attended a school in the district before, parents can log in to skyward.canyonsdistrict.org to begin the registration process. Once logged in, simply follow the prompts and make personal identification updates as needed. If a child is new to the district, parents will need to begin the enrollment process at your child’s school after Aug. 2. Parents will need to take the child’s birth certificate, immunization records and proof of address to the school. Parents are advised to call the school in… Read More

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Michael Cohen just hired one of Bill Clinton’s most notable lawyers to represent him

President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen just hired Lanny Davis, who served as special counsel to former President Bill Clinton.The hire was first reported by The New York Times.”Michael Cohen deserves to tell his side of the story — subject, of course, to the advice of counsel,” Davis said in a statement to The Times.Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s outside counsel, told Business Insider that Cohen “should have the attorneys who he has the most confidence in.” President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen just hired Lanny Davis, who served as former President Bill Clinton’s special counsel as he was under investigation, as the latest addition to his revamped legal team.… Read More

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