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Five charged in alleged plot to smuggle drugs into Gunnison prison

Five charged in alleged plot to smuggle drugs into Gunnison prison

Prosecutors in Sanpete County are charging five people with trying to smuggle drugs into a state prison facility in Gunnison. Talon Hamann, Kelcy Roberts, Patrick Sullivan, Colton Olsen and Brian Olsen were all charged with attempted drug distribution Tuesday. Investigators say the five created a plan to place drugs in […]

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Authorities Respond To Several Bomb Threats Across Utah 

Authorities Respond To Several Bomb Threats Across Utah 

Law enforcement officers across Utah are investigating at least 50 bomb threats in the state that may be part of a nationwide hoax. Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis says a trucking company in Aurora in Sevier County received a threat Thursday. Authorities say the threats have targeted a range of […]

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Prescribed burns planned Wednesday in Sevier County

Prescribed burns planned Wednesday in Sevier County

Fishlake National Forest plans to burns several hundred acres of forest on Wednesday. The Richfield Ranger District plans to burn approximately 62 acres of scattered pinyon/juniper slash Southeast of Salina. Another 82 acres of pinyon/juniper piles West of Koosharem. The Fremont River Ranger District plans to burn approximately 50-170 acres […]

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Stolen car spiked, stopped in Sevier County after chase

Stolen car spiked, stopped in Sevier County after chase

A man in Sevier County is now in jail after a short police chase Monday morning. According to Richfield City Police Chief Trent Lloyd, 25-year-old Jesse Allen from Colorado stole an idling car in Salina around 9:06 a.m. A Richfield Police officer waited to see if Allen would come past […]

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Former vice president Joe Biden to speak in Utah on Dec. 13

Former vice president Joe Biden to speak in Utah on Dec. 13

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah later this month. The university announced Monday that Biden will deliver a speech on Dec. 13 at the Salt Lake City campus. After he talks, he’ll take pre-submitted questions in a […]

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Police academy student shoots himself while cleaning guns in Sevier County

Police academy student shoots himself while cleaning guns in Sevier County

A student at the police academy in Sevier County is recovering from accidently shooting himself in the leg while cleaning guns on Saturday. According to Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis, the 22-year-old man should recover and continue on in the academy. The man was cleaning his third .40 caliber handgun […]

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Women missing out of Richfield found safe in Payson

Women missing out of Richfield found safe in Payson

A family in Richfield is breathing a sigh of relief today after their loved one was missing for about a week after Thanksgiving. According to Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis, the family of Cheryl Betts became concerned after she disappeared November 26. Officials searched in Sevier County with no real […]

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Widow of mayor killed in Afghanistan vows to honor legacy

Widow of mayor killed in Afghanistan vows to honor legacy

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The widow of a Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan says she is dedicated to making her husband’s legacy about inspiring others to a life dedicated to service and helping others. Jennie Taylor said in a recent interview with Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden […]

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Courtesy Sevier County Sheriff's Office

Man wanted in Nevada arrested in Sevier County

A man wanted in Nevada is now in the Sevier County Jail after being arrested in Redmond on Tuesday. According to the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, the Millard County Sheriff’s Office had been searching for Mark Georgantas unsuccessfully. Georgantas was wanted in Nevada for failure to show up to a […]

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UDOT reminds drivers of winter driving safety

UDOT reminds drivers of winter driving safety

As a winter storm moves through Utah this week, officials want to remind drivers to drive extra careful. Kevin Kitchen, communications specialist for UDOT region four, says drivers need to be  cautions around snow plows. “Please, please, please let the snow plows do their job and give them the space,” […]

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