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Suspect Faces Kidnapping Charges In Utah County 

(West Mountain, UT)  –  Utah County deputies say a suspect they have in custody is facing kidnapping charges.  Nicholas Leippe was arrested yesterday after deputies responded to a domestic call at a remote home located in West Mountain, near Payson.  When no one would answer the door, deputies broke it down […]

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Health Officials Reaching Out To Southern Utah’s Nuke Test “Downwinders” 

(Cedar City, UT)  –  Health officials are reaching out to folks who lived in southern Utah decades ago during the Nevada nuclear tests.  Any “downwinder” living in southern Utah back in the 50s and 60s was exposed to radiation from 100 atomic bomb tests carried out in the Nevada desert near […]

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Maori say rising popularity of haka dance can obscure origin

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The sight of young men doing the haka dance has become a common occurrence at football games in Utah, but some Maori people think the widespread use can betray the sacred origin of their cultural ritual. The Salt Lake Tribune reports things like shirt-tearing or […]

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Concealed Carry Bill Resurrected

(Salt Lake City, UT) — State lawmakers say they’ve resurrected a bill to allow carrying concealed guns without a permit. “The Salt Lake Tribune” says the bill that died earlier this month on a tied vote was resurrected today after a couple members absent from the first vote came out […]

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Utah Researchers Studying Snails As Cure For Chronic Pain 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  Researchers at the University of Utah think they may have a solution to the growing epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction.  Doctors at the university are studying the venom from a type of snail that is a safer long-term treatment for people with chronic pain.  Their […]

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Free Piano Clinic, Concert Scheduled At SUU 

(Cedar City, UT)  –  A free classical piano clinic and concert are on the agenda at Southern Utah University next week.  SUU’s music department is sponsoring a visit by classical pianist Pierce Emata.  The University of Indiana grad and a current member of the faculty at Michigan’s Interlochen Arts Camp will […]

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St. George Police Seeking Info on Missing Boy

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP)-Per the official Twitter account of St. George City Public Safety (St. George Police), authorities are searching for a missing teenage boy. The 17-year-old Brian Nathaniel Hawthorne has been reported as missing and is a 5’11” white male with a fair complexion. If you have any information […]

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Plan allowing sunscreen in school backed by Utah lawmakers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A plan that would allow students in Utah to use sunscreen in school without a parent and doctor note, has received full support from a panel of lawmakers. Members of a Senate health and human services committee on Tuesday voted unanimously in support of the […]

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Panel backs bill overturning Utah anti-gay school law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Senate panel says Utah should repeal a state law barring the “advocacy of homosexuality” in schools, which gay rights groups are currently challenging in court. The Senate Education Committee unanimously voted Tuesday in favor of a bill cutting the word “homosexuality” from the state’s […]

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Dance Instructor Whose Car Got Stuck In Mud For 2 Days Dies After Being RescuedÂ

(St. George, UT)  –  A dance instructor is dead after spending two days exposed to the elements.  In a Facebook post, Roy Fitzell’s family says Fitzell died surrounded by loved ones after he was rescued.  Fitzell was lost when his vehicle got stuck in the mud near Littlefield, Arizona where he […]

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