1 of 4 View 4 Items Ravell Call, Deseret News Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is greeted by Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, forward Paul George, left, and forward Carmelo Anthony following NBA basketball in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. Related Links A look back at the Utah Jazz-Oklahoma City Thunder regular-season series Utah Jazz enter playoffs as fifth seed after loss against Portland Trail Blazers SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder will have a lot of catching up to do when they start their playoff series Sunday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The two Northwest Division rivals have not seen each other in nearly four months, since playing on Dec. 23 at Vivint Arena, their fourth meeting of the season and third in just an 18-day span. A look back at the Utah Jazz-Oklahoma City Thunder regular-season series Both teams have changed … [Read more...] about Utah Jazz vs. OKC Thunder: Who has the matchup advantage?
Rufino Cervantez (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office) WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Utah police have arrested a man they say fired shots outside a grocery store in a Salt Lake City suburb, injuring two women and a 3-year-old from Las Vegas who was in Utah receiving cancer treatments. Police in West Valley City arrested 36-year-old Rufino Joseph Cervantez hours after the Wednesday shooting after finding him at apartments nearby. He was being held Thursday in the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of aggravated assault and gun charges. Erika Ortega of Las Vegas, her 3-year-old daughter Esmeralda and an unidentified third woman were struck in the legs by gunfire. Their injuries were not life-threatening. Ortega’s husband Hugo Padilla told reporters that his family doesn’t believe they were targeted and says they were in Salt Lake City because Esmeralda is being treated for kidney cancer at Salt Lake City’s Primary Children’s Hospital. … [Read more...] about Las Vegas toddler getting cancer treatment injured in Utah shooting
SALT LAKE CITY - Apologies were offered and tearful expletives were thrown Tuesday during the sentencing of a Utah man convicted of murdering a woman and trying to suffocate her 5-year-old daughter. Jason Black, 27, turned to the parents, sister and husband of the woman he fatally shot in May 2016 before receiving a sentence that could see him in prison for the rest of his life. "Words can never begin to express how sorry I am," he told them, KSL reported. But his apologies were met with an emotional, obscenity-laced attack. "Were you sorry when you beat her?" shouted the woman's husband, Steven Arceo, from the front row of the courtroom gallery. Arceo was wearing a T-shirt with a picture of his late wife, Natalia Casagrande. Other friends and family of Casagrande wept as Black was led out of the courtroom. Black was sentenced to 25 years to life for aggravated murder, as well as additional sentences for felony attempted aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated … [Read more...] about Tears, curses fill Utah court as killer of mother of two is sentenced
Two Westlake High School students took home both the top prize and the patent award Saturday at the 2018 High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge Final Awards and Showcase.The Saratoga Springs seniors, Tate Hertzler and Joshua Bosley, won the competition with their product, WeldSmart, a modification for a welding hood that controls power to the welder to prevent welder’s flash. The injury, sometimes also known as arc flash, occurs when a welder strikes their torch or sees another welder’s light without their darkening welding hood in place. The ultraviolet and infrared radiation from the intense blue light cause damage to the eye, akin to a sunburn.This happened to Hertzler in a manufacturing technology during sophomore year, blinding him for a full minute. His eyes ached and he had trouble sleeping for days afterwards.“I had my [welding] helmet on, but I forgot to put it down before welding. It’s a simple mistake that a lot of people make,” Hertzler … [Read more...] about Westlake High students win big at Utah entrepreneur challenge
Two tech glitches are now fixed after disrupting Utah’s gun background check database for prohibited mentally ill people for over a year, according to new information obtained by the Standard-Examiner. The Standard-Examiner previously reported that a technical problem kept 900 records from Utah’s gun background check system. At the time, officials with the state courts system said the issue spanned about a year. A further investigation reveals the glitches happened within two state agencies and spanned 13 months. The issues affected 1,567 records in total that were supposed to enter the national database. The first glitch occurred on Feb. 16, 2017, when Utah’s records for restricted mentally ill cases stopped flowing to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), the database launched by the FBI to keep guns out of the hands of those prohibited by state and federal laws. RELATED: Utah ran over 100,000 gun background checks … [Read more...] about What happened to Utah’s gun background check database for mentally ill