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Slain woman’s family plans to pressure police for answers

Slain woman’s family plans to pressure police for answers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a Mexican woman found dead in Provo are in Utah to meet with and pressure investigators to solve the case. KUTV-TV reports the mother, father, and two uncles of Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado arrived Tuesday night at Salt Lake City International Airport. It’s the […]

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Woman says Mormon church knew of her abuser’s history

Woman says Mormon church knew of her abuser’s history

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who says a former Mormon missionary leader raped her in the 1980s is accusing church officials of knowing about the man’s prior sexual misconduct before he was appointed to the powerful position. McKenna Denson’s attorneys allege in a court document filed Tuesday that […]

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Couple looking at wine bottle in grocery section at supermarket

Liquor ads allowed on Utah light rail trains, buses

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Ogden distillery owner will be able to buy liquor ads on Utah light rail trains and buses after all despite earlier beliefs that these ads were illegal. The confusion started last week when Steve Conlin, a managing partner with Ogden’s Own Distillery, asked how […]

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8 houses in Utah tourist town of Moab destroyed in fire

8 houses in Utah tourist town of Moab destroyed in fire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the southern Utah tourist town of Moab. Moab city officials said in a news release Tuesday night that the fire started Tuesday night in a wooded area near an apartment complex. The blaze also destroyed two parking […]

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Mike Kennedy speaks during the Utah Republican Party state convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Early voting begins in Utah primary featuring Romney race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Early voting for Utah’s primary election has begun, with the marquee matchup pitting former presidential candidate Mitt Romney against state lawmaker Mike Kennedy to become the Republican nominee for Senate. Polls were scheduled to open in at least 11 locations around the state Tuesday. Early voting will […]

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Elizabeth Smart kidnapper skips parole hearing in Utah

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper skips parole hearing in Utah

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap then-Utah teenager Elizabeth Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 refused to attend a hearing before the state parole board that could have helped her get out of prison earlier. A Utah parole board […]

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Toxic algae bloom detected in Utah Lake near Provo

Toxic algae bloom detected in Utah Lake near Provo

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For a third straight year, Utah officials are warning residents that a toxic algae bloom has made parts of Utah Lake near Provo unsafe for recreation. State and county agencies said Tuesday that recent tests on water samples showed high levels of toxin-producing cyanobacteria in the […]

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Police can’t confirm medical issue led to Starbucks crash

Police can’t confirm medical issue led to Starbucks crash

MILLCREEK, Utah (AP) — Police are continuing to investigate whether a Utah driver’s medical issue was responsible for sending a pickup truck careening into a Starbucks patio last week. The Deseret News reports that Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera can’t confirm investigators’ initial hypothesis about a medical episode such as a […]

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Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday dies at age 94

Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday dies at age 94

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died Monday in southern Utah. He was 94. The Spectrum reports Holiday’s granddaughter, Tya Redhouse, says Holiday died in the evening, surrounded by friends and family who traveled to be with him. Holiday, who used his […]

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Raccoon starts Utah fire after getting caught on power line

Raccoon starts Utah fire after getting caught on power line

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a raccoon that got into the power lines was the culprit for a small brush fire overnight in Weber County. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Riverdale fire chief Jared Sholly said Monday that the raccoon set himself on fire on accident and then fell […]

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