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Convictions, life sentence upheld in killing of Utah deputy

Convictions, life sentence upheld in killing of Utah deputy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a man’s convictions and life sentence in the 2010 killing of a Utah sheriff’s deputy who was gunned down during a traffic stop. The court denied Roberto Miramontes Roman’s appeal of his 2017 federal convictions […]

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Fire restrictions loosen slightly in Fishlake National Forest

Fire restrictions loosen slightly in Fishlake National Forest

The US Forest Service is lifting some fire restrictions in Fishlake National Forest. The restrictions now include prohibiting using a fire outside a designated area. Smoking is also prohibited except inside a vehicle or building, or a developed recreation site. The Forest Service is crediting recent precipitation for helping lower […]

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Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government on Wednesday issued proposals for managing two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last year, saying its preference for one of the sites would be the “least restrictive to energy and mining development.” The Bureau of […]

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Monroe City moving forward to increase taxes after public hearing

Monroe City moving forward to increase taxes after public hearing

The Monroe City Council is moving forward with a plan to increase city property taxes by 100 percent. The money will be used to update and improve the streets. The property tax increase will only affect the city’s portion of property taxes according to City Councilman, Michael Mathie. Mathie says […]

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Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won’t go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze. The Spectrum newspaper reports a judge decided Tuesday that 62-year-old Robert Lyman couldn’t get a fair trial in Iron County due to […]

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Central Utah highway reopens after closure due to wildfire

Central Utah highway reopens after closure due to wildfire

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A portion of a major east-west highway in central Utah has reopened after being closed because of a wildfire still contained around only 2 percent of its perimeter. U.S. 6 reopened Tuesday night after being closed after the fire jumped the fire Sunday. The closure […]

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State agency thanks locals for efforts on Hill Top fire

State agency thanks locals for efforts on Hill Top fire

The Hill Top fire in Sanpete County is 100% contained, and a State Forestry, Fire and Lands representative had nothing but praise for local firefighters and law enforcement with regard to their help during the fire.  Leann Fox, Communications and Prevention Coordinator, thanked local firefighters, the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office, […]

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Evacuation order for Hill Top fire being rescinded

Evacuation order for Hill Top fire being rescinded

There was good news Thursday night for residents of Sanpete County who have been affected by evacuation orders due to the Hill Top fire.  Sheriff Brian Nielson told the crowd that as of Friday morning at 10 a.m., all evacuation orders will return to pre-evacuation status.  This means residents and […]

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Wildfires continue in Sanpete and Utah Counties

Wildfires continue in Sanpete and Utah Counties

The Coal Hollow and Hilltop fires are both continuing to burn in Utah and Sanpete Counties. The same Type two incident management team is working on both fires and sharing resources. According to the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office, the two structures burned in the Hilltop Fire were not homes. One […]

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Utah doomsday cult leader sentenced in Sanpete County

Utah doomsday cult leader sentenced in Sanpete County

The leader of a doomsday cult who pleaded guilty to to charges of child bigamy and sodomy will spend 26-years-to-life in prison. John Coltharp was sentenced in Manti’s 6th District Court on Wednesday. He and Samuel Shaffer were arrested last year after four children were reported missing out of Sanpete […]

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