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Gold coins, posh trips form backdrop in Utah bribery trial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A corruption scandal that prosecutors say connected wealthy businessmen and powerful politicians against a backdrop of luxury vacations, gold coins and a surreptitiously recorded meeting at a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop is set to come to a Utah courtroom Tuesday. A nearly monthlong trial beginning […]

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Utah man guilty of murder after slap-boxing turned deadly

LAYTON, Utah (AP) — A 24-year-old Utah man has been convicted of murder after a playful fight turned into a deadly shooting two years ago. Jurors deliberated for nearly four hours Monday before finding Jory Fenstermaker guilty of killing of Randy Lewis of Kansas City, Missouri. Fenstermaker claimed he feared […]

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Most Utahns Support Porn Bill

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Most Utahns support a bill declaring pornography a public health crisis. A poll by the “Salt Lake Tribune” and Hinckley Institute of Politics finds 57 percent of those surveyed support the legislation. It would leave pornographers vulnerable to lawsuits if it can be proven their […]

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Mexican Consul Says Trump Talk Could Affect Trade 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  A Mexican official says President Trump’s tough talk about ways to pay for a border wall could have a negative effect on Utah.  Mexican Consul Javier Chagoya says over 800-million-dollars in trade goods flow from Utah to Mexico each year.  Chagoya thinks any talk of border […]

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Former AG Swallow In Court Tomorrow 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  The trial of a former Utah Attorney General accused of corruption is set to begin.  John Swallow will face 13 charges when his trial begins in Salt Lake City tomorrow.  Swallow resigned his position in 2013 after he was accused of helping to try to bribe […]

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State GOP Ends Appeal Of State Ballot Law 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  The Utah Republican Party is ending its federal court case to stop a law affecting how candidates qualify for the ballot.  Party leaders announced Saturday that they were dropping their federal appeal of Senate Bill 54.  The bill allows candidates to qualify for a state primary […]

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Lawmaker wants capital punishment for sex trafficking deaths

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are expected to consider a plan that would expand capital punishment in the state so that criminals convicted of sex trafficking that leads to death could be executed. Proposal sponsor Republican Rep. Paul Ray said Friday he wants to hold the leaders of […]

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St. George Teen Behind Public Service Announcement Aired During Super Bowl 51Â

(St. George, UT)  –  A St. George teen’s video showed up on TV during Super Bowl 51.  Sterling Jones entered his public service announcement video about highway safety into a contest which he won.  His PSA video won a spot which aired during yesterday’s Super Bowl 51.  Jones says he wanted […]

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Utah woman uses pizza order to get message to senator

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The voicemail box for Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch was full, so a Utah woman tried using a pizza to ask for a “no” vote on one of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees. The ham-and-pineapple pizza that Julia Silge ordered for Hatch’s Salt Lake City office to […]

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Survey puts Utah’s average snowpack at 167 percent of normal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s snowpack is deeper than normal following heavy snowfall during January, but a National Weather Service hydrologist says it’s too early to say the state is in great shape. A February survey reports that snowpack across the state averages 167 percent of normal. Brian McInerney […]

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