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Arrested man accused of threatening to shoot people in store

Arrested man accused of threatening to shoot people in store

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A 26-year-old man from northern Utah has been arrested in southern Utah after authorities said they learned of alleged threats to shoot people at a Walmart store and commit suicide by cop. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says deputies took Milton Bowcutt into custody Thursday […]

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After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Utah governor wants to cut tax rate, add taxes on services

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday proposed adding new sales taxes on services while cutting the overall tax rate, part of a reform effort he said will be a “heavy lift” but is essential for the state’s economic future. Herbert outlined the idea as he […]

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Utah judge dismisses lawsuit in state trooper’s death

Utah judge dismisses lawsuit in state trooper’s death

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a utility company filed by the widow of a state trooper killed after trying to alert a driver to a downed power line. The Herald Journal reports Janica Ellsworth sued Rocky Mountain Power earlier this year, claiming the death of […]

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Driver in fatal crash sentenced; girl’s family forgave him

Driver in fatal crash sentenced; girl’s family forgave him

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The family of a 2-year-old girl killed in an April crash in Provo has forgiven a driver whose utility truck smashed into the family’s vehicle, and he has been sentenced to one day in jail along with two years of probation and 400 hours of community […]

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1 injured in 5-vehicle crash after rock slides onto highway

1 injured in 5-vehicle crash after rock slides onto highway

HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — Utah authorities say one person was injured in a five-vehicle crash that occurred after a large rock slid onto Route 189 near Heber City, closing the highway for about two hours Thursday before it could be cleared by wreckers. The Highway Patrol says a northbound […]

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US officials move to ease Obama-era drilling restrictions

US officials move to ease Obama-era drilling restrictions

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species. Land management documents released by the Interior Department show […]

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Medical-marijuana advocates challenging new law in court

Medical-marijuana advocates challenging new law in court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Medical-marijuana advocates in Utah are suing to block a compromise agreement legalizing the drug, saying it wrongly guts a measure approved by voters. The lawsuit filed Thursday says the changes create overwhelming obstacles for suffering patients. It asks a judge to set aside the overhaul […]

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Slain Utah police officer honored at public funeral

Slain Utah police officer honored at public funeral

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — A South Salt Lake police officer and former Marine who was killed on duty when a man driving a stolen SUV rammed into him was remembered at a public funeral Wednesday as a humble public servant and loving husband and father. During the memorial […]

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Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The recent beating of a young man and his father at their Salt Lake City tire shop by an attacker who told police he targeted them because they were Mexican is renewing criticism of the state’s hate crime law, which one prosecutor is calling unusable. […]

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Ogden police: Detective fatally shoots armed robbery suspect

Ogden police: Detective fatally shoots armed robbery suspect

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Ogden police say an officer fatally shot an 18-year-old armed robbery suspect after a chase and several crashes. Deputy Chief Eric Young says the chase and shooting occurred Tuesday after the man drove a stolen car away from an apartment that police detectives had under surveillance. […]

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