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Mother asks Trump to help free son jailed in Venezuela

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a Utah man jailed in Venezuela for the last seven months is issuing another tearful plea for help, this time to President Donald Trump. Laurie Holt’s says in her new YouTube video that her son Joshua Holt did nothing wrong and is […]

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Logan McFarland pleads guilty to murder

There was tight security in Sixth District Court in Manti on Wednesday as Logan Wells McFarland changed his pleas in the deaths of Woody and Dorothy Fullwood from not guilty to guilty of first degree felony aggravated murder. McFarland admitted he killed the Mt. Pleasant couple in their home on […]

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Utah chief justice calls on lawmakers to fund drug treatment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s chief justice is calling for lawmakers to continue their work on judicial reforms by funding treatment options for drug offenders. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2jq7pK3 ) that during his annual State of the Judiciary address on Monday Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew […]

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Protesters, police disagree over video in police shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One day after the release of body-camera video in a high-profile Utah police shooting case police advocacy groups and protesters disagree on what they’re seeing. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2jq8KjV ) that supporters of 17-year-old Abdullahi “Abdi” Mohamed say the video clearly shows an […]

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Man Accuses House Speaker Of Taking Kickbacks 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  The leader of the Utah House is being accused of taking thousands of dollars in kickbacks.  The accusation against House Speaker Greg Hughes was made yesterday during the trial of former Utah Attorney General John Swallow.  Witness Marc Jenson said he was told Hughes and members […]

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Lawmakers To Try Pulling Down Zion Curtains, Raising Liquor Prices 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  State lawmakers appear ready to remove Utah’s longstanding restriction on being able to see mixed drinks being made.  Republican leaders have put forward a bill that would remove Zion Curtains as a requirement in Utah restaurants.  The bill would increase the price of liquor statewide to […]

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Off Roaders Meet With Bureau Of Land Management Officials 

(St. George, UT)  –  The Bureau of Land Management is listening to off road enthusiasts.  Officials with the BLM district office in St. George held a listening session with the public to get a better grasp of what off road enthusiasts would like to see happen on land managed by the […]

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Cedar City Man Gets 5 To Life For Sexual AssaultÂ

(Cedar City, UT)  –  A judge is giving a Cedar City man five years to life in prison for a sexual assault conviction.  Judge Kenneth Barnes of the 5th District Court sentenced John Adams for multiple charges of sexual assault and rape.  Last year, Adams was convicted of raping a woman […]

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Hurricane man who kicked baby hears from victim’s family

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The family of a baby who was abused at 9-months-old says the boy has suffered serious physical harm since the incident. The Spectrum reported Monday that 25-year-old Dakota Ross Woolsey, of Hurricane, has pleaded guilty to felony counts of child abuse and aggravated assault for […]

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Utah train violently smashes into semitrailer at crossing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities are investigating why railroad crossing arms weren’t down and lights and bells were off when a double-decker passenger train violently smashed into the back of a semitrailer. Dash cam video released Tuesday by North Salt Lake Police shows the train ripping through the […]

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