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4 women file petition to bring sexual assault cases to court

4 women file petition to bring sexual assault cases to court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four women want the Utah Supreme Court to assign a special prosecutor to bring their sexual assault cases to court. The women filed a petition Tuesday saying Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill’s office declined to pursue charges against each of the accused men […]

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Navy veteran in Utah to appear in court in ricin-letter case

Navy veteran in Utah to appear in court in ricin-letter case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Navy veteran in Utah accused of sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing substance from which the poison ricin is derived is set to appear in court. William Clyde Allen III is expected to enter a plea on Thursday on charges […]

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Teen boy admits to causing catastrophe in Moab fire in June

Teen boy admits to causing catastrophe in Moab fire in June

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teenage boy has admitted in court to causing a catastrophe in connection with a fire that burned eight homes in Moab four months ago. The name of the teen and additional details about how the fire began haven’t been released. Authorities say the wind-whipped […]

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Coltharps plead guilty to obstruction of justice charges

Coltharps plead guilty to obstruction of justice charges

Two more people have pleaded guilty to charges connected to the Knights of the Crystal Blade religious cult child sex abuse case. Keith and Catherine Coltharp, parents of cult leader John Coltharp, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, a Class A misdemeanor. According to court records, on or around July […]

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Utah forester: Firefighting costs this year at $110 million

Utah forester: Firefighting costs this year at $110 million

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah State Forester Brian Cottam says the state’s wildfire season appears to be over and that it is adding up to be Utah’s most expensive ever. KSL-TV reports that Cottam told the Utah Executive Appropriations Committee that firefighting costs this year will total $1150 million. That total […]

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Love asserts win on fundraising probe, but complaint remains

Love asserts win on fundraising probe, but complaint remains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love says the Federal Election Commission is siding with her on questions of whether she improperly raised money for a primary that never happened, but the agency isn’t commenting and Democrats aren’t backing down. FEC spokesman Christian Hilland said Tuesday they […]

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Owners of Utah music venue indicted in drug trafficking case

Owners of Utah music venue indicted in drug trafficking case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The operators of a popular Salt Lake City concert venue paid for the business through a multimillion-dollar marijuana-selling operation, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors announced a 13-count indictment against 33-year-old Gabriel Elstein, 32-year-old Angela Elstein and 48-year-old Seth Gordon, claiming they bought and sold at least […]

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Democrat reports more cash for final weeks of House race

Democrat reports more cash for final weeks of House race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrat Ben McAdams has more money going into the final weeks of his campaign challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love in Utah’s most competitive race, according to new fundraising reports. Love outraised McAdams, but also spent more as the race heated up in the district […]

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Language app adds Navajo courses

Language app adds Navajo courses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A popular language-learning app is adding Navajo to its portfolio. KOB-TV reports that Duolingo has begun offering Navajo, or Dine (dih-NEH’), as a language option for learning on the mobile app. Clayton Long, who is the head of the bilingual education for San Juan School District in Utah, […]

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Audit: Regents not adequately controlling Utah tuition hikes

Audit: Regents not adequately controlling Utah tuition hikes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A recent audit says the board that controls tuition hikes at the Utah’s eight public colleges and universities is not adequately doing its job. A report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor General released Monday says tuition has increased by nearly $132 million over […]

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