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Prior to fatal courtroom shooting, Utah defendant promised to behave

sltrib.com — Less than an hour before he suddenly charged at a witness during a federal racketeering trial and was shot and fatally wounded by a U.S. marshal, Siale Angilau had a casual conversation with the judge in which he promised to be on his "best behavior."

BYU basketball: Former Cougars star Alan Taylor dies at age 55

m.sltrib.com — Provo * Alan Taylor didn't take as many shots in his four-year BYU basketball career as a lot of other former Cougar stars. But when the 6-foot-10 center from Granada Hills, Calif., took them, they usually went in. Taylor, who shot a school-record 57.7 percent from the field for the Cougars from 1976-80, died last week of complications due to diabetes.
Ex-BYU star Alan Taylor, who my mom apparently use to babysit in SoCal, dies at age 55. Taylor was living in Reno: shar.es/TDtT1

Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

sltrib.com — OPAL, Wyo. * A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub. Lincoln County spokesman Stephen Malik says there are no reports of injuries and the residents of Opal have been evacuated as a precaution.

Western lands takeover: Former BLM chief, state lawmaker clash

sltrib.com — A conservative state lawmaker and a liberal former director of the Bureau of Land Management argued the merits of a debate that's sweeping through the West - whether states should take control of federal lands and would they manage them better. Their exchange, which included a few pointed barbs, during Wednesday's Trib Talk may just be round one.
RT @sltrib: Former #BLM director challenges #Utah representative to debate over fed. vs state land management: sltrib.com/sltrib/politic… #utpol

BYU football: After bowl debacle, special teams emphasized in spring camp

sltrib.com — Provo * There's a strong possibility that BYU's starting placekicker this fall will be a 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore returned missionary from Alta High School whose teammates and friends call "Moose." BYU coaches released their post-spring depth chart on Friday, and Vance "Moose" Bingham is listed as the starting kicker.
Taking a closer look at BYU football special teams with release of post-spring depth chart: sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars…

‘Bachelorette’ contestant dies in Utah paragliding accident

sltrib.com — 'Bachelorette' contestant dies in Utah paragliding accident By nate carlisle | The Salt Lake Tribune First Published 14 minutes ago * Updated 4 minutes ago A contestant on the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette" has died in a Utah paragliding accident.

GM says new Ute commit Jakob Poeltl is “one of the biggest talents in Austria”

sltrib.com — Arkadia Traiskirchen general manager Helmut Niederhofer told The Tribune on Wednesday that the University of Utah's newest commit was "one of the biggest talents in Austria" last year, his first in the country's top division. Seven-footer Jakob Poeltl, 18, "came from nowhere, and instead of developing slow, he was immediately making an impact," Niderhofer said.
I spoke with the GM of Jakob Poeltl's Austrian team for a few minutes today. He had high praise for the #Utes commit: sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsut…

Transcript reveals final moments before Utah courtroom shooting

sltrib.com — Just before Siale Angilau tried to attack him during a gang-related racketeering trial in federal court on Monday, Vaiola Mataele Tenifa was telling jurors how young members of the Tongan Crip Gang get into the gang.
Transcript shows exactly what happened in the moments just before Monday's courthouse shooting: sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57… #utahcrime

The Salt Lake Tribune

sltrib.com — A West Valley City Justice Court judge who retired recently after being harshly criticized for his judicial conduct by a district court judge, and who has a troubled history with women in his courtroom, was a member of the State Judicial Council until last month. That is the governing body of the state courts.

Five reasons a coach would choose the Utah Jazz

sltrib.com — There only are 30 of these jobs in the world, so that's a draw. But when the Utah Jazz try to sell themselves to a potential coaching candidate, chances are they'll try a different pitch. The Jazz are searching for a new coach after they decided against bringing back Tyrone Corbin on Monday.