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ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

SALT LAKE CITY — Here are 10 stories you may have missed over the weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

1. Individuals gather at homes of Gov. Herbert, Lt. Gov. Cox in protest of mask mandate

Several protesters gathered outside the residential homes of Gov. Gary Herbert and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox to speak out against the state’s mask mandates.

2. SpaceX launches 2nd crew, regular station crew flights begin

SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday on the first full-fledged taxi flight for NASA by a private company.

3. Before Biden inauguration, 70,000 more could die from COVID-19 in the U.S.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to make controlling the coronavirus a top priority and is likely to push for mask wearing mandates and more fiscal stimulus to keep businesses and workers afloat.

4. Wildlife officials investigating dead swans in Salt Lake and Davis counties

A total of 11 swans were found dead or injured in Davis and Salt Lake counties Saturday morning.

5. Skyridge football players charged in assault posted on social media

At least two Skyridge High School football players face juvenile court charges in connection with an assault of a student that was recorded and then posted to social media sites.

Portrait of Radio personality Bill Marcroft prior to the Texas A&M game Friday September 2, 2004 at Rice Eccles Stadium, September 2, 2004. (Photo: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

Sports

1. Longtime Utah broadcaster Bill Marcroft, the ‘Voice of the Utes’ for 38 years, has died

University of Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham and athletic director Mark Harlan confirmed the death on Twitter Sunday, calling Marcroft an “icon.”

2. BYU holds at No. 8 in both major national polls after largely idle week across top 25

The Cougars held from last week’s standing at No. 8 in both major national polls, one spot behind top Group of Five challenger Cincinnati, in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll and Associated Press Top 25.

3. Jason Shelley dismissed from Utah State for team rules violations

The graduate transfer from Utah has been dismissed from the Aggies’ football team for a “violation of team rules,” interim head coach Frank Maile announced Sunday night, after just four games of the 2020 season.

4. Utah State’s forgettable season continues in loss to Fresno State

Fresno State came into Logan and topped Utah State 35-16 on the back of an explosive offense and a defense that bottled up Shelley and Co. all afternoon.

5. Blackett, Wasps sprint past Morgan in 3A rematch to clinch school’s first football title

Blackett ran for 119 yards and a touchdown, and Trey Lund added 100 yards and a touchdown as Juab won its first state title in school history, 17-14, in the Class 3A state championship Saturday night at Greater Zion Stadium at Dixie State.

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