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Judge: Suspect in girl’s shooting to be tried in adult court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge has ruled that a teenager charged with helping his friend plot to kill a 14-year-old girl will be tried in adult court. Juvenile Court judge Angela Fonnesbeck said Monday that while the evidence shows that the teen didn’t shoot Deserae Turner, he […]

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US Interior secretary to get aerial tour of Utah monument

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is getting a bird’s-eye view of one of America’s newest national monuments on Monday as he flies over the 1.3 million-acres Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. Zinke and Utah’s governor are scheduled to spend the morning touring Bears […]

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Crews rescue man who fell into mine shaft with vehicle

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Emergency crews rescued a man who fell into a mine shaft when he was riding an off-road vehicle in Toole County. KUTV reports that the man was riding a utility task vehicle, commonly known as a UTV, early Sunday in the Five Mile Pass area […]

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Utah State University receives joint $50 million donation

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah business school has received two donations totaling $50 million. The donations were announced at Utah State University’s Saturday commencement ceremonies. Reports say that the gift is the largest in USU’s history. University officials say the money given by the Huntsman Foundation and the Charles […]

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Officials say body found at reservoir belongs to Ogden man

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials have identified the body they found at Pineview Reservoir. Law enforcement officials say a boater spotted the body of Jason Sullivan from Ogden near the Pineview Reservoir port dock Saturday. They believe the 44-year-old man may have drowned. Investigators say the body showed […]

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Utah sales tax revenue soars after deal with Amazon.com

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah has seen its sales tax revenue skyrocket since the online retail giant Amazon.com agreed to collect taxes on purchases in the Beehive state. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2pSeDtQ ) that the Utah Tax Commission recorded $195 million in taxable sales […]

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Mormon missionary from Utah dies while serving in Wisconsin

PAYSON, Utah (AP) — A Mormon missionary from Utah has died in Wisconsin. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Saturday that 19-year-old Jeremy McCauley died Friday night of unknown causes. McCauley is from Payson, Utah but has been serving in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission since November. The […]

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Utah Sen. Mike Lee advocates for ‘smart on crime’ policies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Sen. Mike Lee belongs to a new breed of Republican leaders who are falling into a trend. The Deseret News reported (http://bit.ly/2q9oPPt ) Wednesday that Republicans at the state and federal levels like Lee are replacing decades of “tough on crime” policies with “smart […]

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New Miss Manti

A new Miss Manti was crowned Friday night during the annual scholarship pageant. Breanna Hedelius won the crown and title with Janessa King as first attendant and Jasmine Alcala as second attendant as well as miss congeniality. The new royalty will reign over city activities for the next year.

Sheriff, 4 staff charged after inmates abused with stun guns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s attorney general has filed charges against a former sheriff and four deputies after prosecutors say at least one jailer used a stun gun on inmates in exchange for soda or as hazing when assigned to a work crew. Utah Attorney General’s Office spokesman Dan […]

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