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Richfield man retires from Postal Service after 70 years

Richfield man retires from Postal Service after 70 years

The Richfield Postal Service is honoring one of its finest for his 70 years of service. A retirement part was held Wednesday for 91-year-old Jack Lund–who has been driving mail between Post Offices in Provo and Richfield since 1949. The Postal Service says Lund has never failed to deliver the […]

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Ex-Weber County judge ends harassment suit with court clerk

Ex-Weber County judge ends harassment suit with court clerk

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Weber County court clerk has reached a settlement to end a sexual harassment lawsuit against a former judge who wrote a love poem to her. The Standard-Examiner reports attorneys have reached an out-of-court settlement on a punitive damages claim between ex-county justice court […]

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Fayette mayor calls it quits

Fayette mayor calls it quits

Fallout from the Fayette Town misappropriation of funds case continues to affect the town, with the resignation of the mayor being the latest consequence. At the Town Council meeting on February 7, Councilman Brandon Jensen announced that Mayor Brenda Liefson had turned in her keys and all documents associated with […]

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City Council meeting evacuated after shooting threat

City Council meeting evacuated after shooting threat

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a North Ogden City Council meeting was evacuated after the council received a shooting threat. North Ogden Police Sgt. Jeremy Hindes says dispatch received two phone calls Tuesday night from a man who claimed to have explosives and threatened to “shoot up” the […]

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Funeral Saturday for mom of man freed from Venezuela jail

Funeral Saturday for mom of man freed from Venezuela jail

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A public funeral is scheduled Saturday to remember the life of a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail. Anderson and Goff Mortuary owner Chad Anderson said Wednesday Laurie Holt’s funeral is Saturday at 12 […]

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Proposal to strengthen Utah’s stand-your-ground law approved

Proposal to strengthen Utah’s stand-your-ground law approved

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers has approved a measure to strengthen the state’s stand-your-ground self-defense law. Republican Rep. Cory Maloy’s proposal approved Tuesday would make it clear that people don’t need to try to run away before using force, including deadly force. It now moves […]

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Heavy snowfall, rain forecast for parts of Utah

Heavy snowfall, rain forecast for parts of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Forecasters have issued a winter storm warning and other advisories about snow and rain expected to fall on parts of Utah into Thursday night and Friday morning. A winter storm warning issued Wednesday by the National Weather Service says heavy snow with accumulations ranging from […]

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Killing of cougar in Utah mountain town prompts debate

Killing of cougar in Utah mountain town prompts debate

EDEN, Utah (AP) — The recent killing of a cougar near homes in a small Utah mountain town has spurred debate among residents about how to live in the same habitat as the predators. The big cat was killed last month by a hunter after it had been lurking around […]

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Utah Legislature approves using campaign funds for childcare

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Legislature has passed a plan to allow political candidates and elected officials to pay for child care with campaign contributions. The Tuesday vote sends the bill to Republican Gov. Gary Hebert. It comes as a number of states weigh the question following a […]

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University of Utah outlines changes after campus shooting

University of Utah outlines changes after campus shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — On what would have been slain University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey’s 22nd birthday, college officials provided a progress report Tuesday about changes being made to correct deficiencies exposed in the lead-up to last year’s fatal shooting of McCluskey on campus by her ex-boyfriend. Campus […]

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