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Winter is coming: Signs point to FanX in January — Tickets for FanX go on sale next month, according to a Salt Lake Comic Con e-mail. Last year, the first FanX was held in April. But Salt Lake Comic Con organizers have said that they can attract more celebrities in January because there are fewer film projects happening, and there is less booking competition from other conventions.
Oct 31, 2014

Coming soon from the people who gave you the four-hour line: The four-hour coat check. #saltlakecomiccon #fanx…

Oct 31, 2014

Get ready for FanX in late January -- signs point to the wintry date, including a countdown clock on their website…

Utah Jazz reach extension deal with Alec Burks — As a franchise, the Jazz saw value in Burks as well. They love his dynamic athleticism, and realized that they probably wouldn't be able to find a duplicate in free agency. They like that Burks is still very young at age 23, and that he is becoming one of the best players in the NBA at getting to the free-throw line.

Mystery Escape Room, an interactive venue, opening at The Gateway — Something mysterious will open at The Gateway shopping center next month. Mystery Escape Room is an interactive entertainment venue, in which groups of friends are put into a room and must solve a series of mysteries to get out - using their wits and teamwork, but no electronics.
Oct 31, 2014

Blog: Mystery Escape Room, an interactive venue, opening at The Gateway

Trib Talk: Geeking out over Halloween TV, films and new flicks like 'Birdman' — Want to know all the latest in entertainment for the weekend? At 12:15 p.m. Friday, join Tribune movie critic Sean Means, TV critic Scott D. Pierce and resident geek Sheena McFarland as they walk you through the latest in movies, television and live events for an extra-spooky Trib Talk.

Utah football: J.J. Dielman, Tim Patrick will rekindle old feuds against Arizona State — "He's been starting since he was a freshman," Dielman said. "He's got a lot of talent, always has. It will be fun to butt heads with him again." Dielman, a sophomore, is in his first year as a starter. While he might not see a lot of one-on-one snaps with Hood, he knows what to expect.
Oct 31, 2014

On the undercard Saturday: J.J. Dielman vs. prep rival Jaxon Hood, Tim Patrick vs. JUCO teammate Kweishi Brown…

The Devils, in detail: No. 18 Utah visits No. 15 Arizona State — But Utah's not playing that game these days. Their eyes are on the Pac-12 South title, and the road to that takes them through dreaded Tempe. Time, Place and [Radio Waves In] Space " Kick off is, unfortunately, at 9 p.m. MT.
Oct 31, 2014

The Devils, in detail: Our primer as No. 18 Utah visits No. 15 Arizona State…

Yuba Gillnetting Report - Northern pike full of carp — First Published 1 hour ago * Updated 1 hour ago ARTICLE PHOTO GALLERY (2) Mike Slater, regional aquatics biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, sent in some photos and a brief report from annuall fall gillnetting Thursday at Yuba Reservoir. Data collected will be analyzed and updated in the coming weeks.
Oct 31, 2014

Blog: Yuba Gillnetting Report - Northern pike full of carp

The Cricket's Daily 3: Rowling reveals more about Dolores Umbridge — Here's what's being talked about in pop culture: * J.K. Rowling's Halloween gift to everyone: A new essay on her Pottermore website, detailing the history of one of the "Harry Potter" saga's nastiest villains: Dolores Umbridge. [ Entertainment Weekly, Today] * "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart confirms that NBC News did approach him about taking over as host of "Meet the Press."
Oct 31, 2014

Blog: The Cricket's Daily 3: Rowling reveals more about Dolores Umbridge

Two more arrested in Cedar City murder investigation — "Investigators found that Bulletts drove Carrasco and Rodriguez to the neighborhood where the murder took place," the release reads. "Carrasco and Rodriguez went to a home where Multine was believed to be. Rodriguez entered the home and tried to locate Multine to lure him outside where Carrasco was allegedly awaiting to shoot him with a high powered rifle."
Oct 31, 2014

Two more arrested in Cedar City murder investigation: the victim's 18-year-old step-daughter and a 29-year-old man…

Utah Jazz: Jazz fall 120-102 on the road to Mavericks

Goodbye, Blue Plate? New proposal brings new worries to Sugar House — Depending on the zone change and project approval, it could reach five stories, or 55 feet in height. The proposal by Thomas Fox Properties is a "hot-button issue," said Judi Short of the Sugar House Community Council. More than 200 residents attended a recent community council meeting, she said, and many voiced concerns about the plan.
Oct 30, 2014

Goodbye, Blue Plate Diner? New proposal brings new worries to Sugar House via @sharethis

West Jordan police report fatal auto-pedestrian crash — West Jordan police were investigating a deadly auto-pedestrian crash. A 65-year-old man was struck by an eastbound car near 2400 W. 7800 South, about 7 p.m. Thursday, said West Jordan police officer Ian Adams. The man was taken to the hospital, but later died, Adams said.

No quarterback controversy at Arizona State for Mike Bercovici — For the season, he's completing 62 percent of his passes. And it's up in the air if he'll complete another. Unlike Utah's quarterback controversy, there's not much drama in Tempe. When Kelly was healthy enough to play against Washington, he started.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @kylegoon: Quarterback controversy in Tempe? No way, says backup Mike Bercovici. "I know what my role is." #Utes #ASU #pac12

Bats invade Southern Utah courthouse — Just in time for Halloween, bats have infested a St. George courthouse. Employees in one of the 5th District courtrooms could hear the creatures Thursday morning, though they couldn't see them, said spokeswoman Nancy Volmer. Because of the noise, the courthouse moved that judge's proceedings to another room for the day, Volmer said.

Utah basketball notes: Jakob Poeltl a quick study on defensive end — So no more in-season dodgeball games for the Austrian, maybe ever again. But basketball is something he knows a thing or two about, as he showed in a 12-point, 5-rebound and double-block debut in Utah's intra-squad scrimmage last week. Poeltl brings length the Utes can really use on the defensive end.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @kylegoon: Utah hoops notes — Austrian freshman Jakob Poeltl learning a lot quickly, particularly on defensive end: #Utes

| The Salt Lake Tribune — "It sucks to play like that on the first game, but it's only one of 82 games," Parsons told ESPN Dallas after going 2 of 10 from the floor in the Maverick's opener. "It's going to take some time getting used to play with everybody, but it's just one of those nights where I couldn't get anything to fall.
Oct 30, 2014

Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons both looking for bounce-back shooting performances tonight in Dallas.…

Monson: Utah's athletes -- and recruiting -- will benefit from Pac-12 reforms — It's almost like the Pac-12 is treating its student-athletes as though they were ... employees. Sure, those athletes make millions of dollars for their schools, but, in the glorious, archaic name of amateurism, let's not get crazy here. The practice of schools not outright paying athletes has its roots decades ago not in some grand notion of noble thinking.

Real Salt Lake's shutout streak guaranteed to be tested against Galaxy — "We have to be smart because we're going to push people forward," Morales said. "When we push people forward, we have to keep shape. We have to be ready for the counterattack." RSL accounted for 10 clean sheets this year, five of which came in the final three months of the season.
Oct 31, 2014

In today's Tribune: Cassar, Morales, Grabavoy weigh in on some Real Salt Lake notes ahead of Leg 1 Saturday. #RSL

Oct 30, 2014

RSL notes: Three-game, 313-minute shutout streak to be tested, Zardes' emergence in L.A., and LAFC becomes a thing.

Utah Jazz end extension talks with Enes Kanter — Last year, Kanter averaged 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds in 26 minutes a game, mostly coming off the bench. And the Turkish big man seemed frustrated at times with his role under then-head coach Ty Corbin. Now, with new system and new coach in Utah, Kanter and his representation believe the 22-year-old could have a breakout year, which would boost his value.
Oct 30, 2014

Kanter & the Jazz have tabled extension talks. He'll be a restricted free agent come July.…