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Mormonism Sees Slow U.S. Growth

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Mormonism is seeing congregational growth in parts of the world, but a slowdown in the U.S. The conclusion comes from a recent report called Top 10 Encouraging and Discouraging LDS Growth and Missionary Developments in 2016. The independent Mormon demographer behind the study says an […]

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Teacher “Just Wanted To Have Sex”

(Murray, UT) — The Murray high school teacher facing sexual abuse charges allegedly told his student victim “he just wanted to have sex.” According to the “Deseret News,” an arrest warrant states the 15-year-old girl in the case told Corbin Vance Robinson they couldn’t get involved because he was married […]

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Increasing Avalanche Danger

(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Utah Avalanche Center is warning of increased risk of slides tomorrow and Thursday. A winter storm starting late tonight is expected to bring heavy and wet snow and moderate snows in the mountains of central and northern Utah. Officials say the new, heavy snow […]

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Couple Beaten In Dispute With Son

(Salt Lake City, UT) — The parents involved in a dispute with their son in the Hobble Creek Canyon area this morning are said to be in serious condition. Utah County authorities say the 29-year-old suspect attacked the victims with unspecified objects in their home. The victim was shot by […]

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BLM Approves Bears Ears ATV Route

(San Juan County, UT) — Federal land regulators are making one concession to opponents of the Bears Ears monument designation. The BLM has approved a six-and-a-half mile ATV route near the Canyonlands National Park’s Needles District entrance to bridge other riding trails. Environmental groups say they’re considering filing an appeal […]

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More Utah snow brings slippery roads and canceled schools

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Another snow dump is blanketing northern Utah, causing headaches for commuters and cancelations at schools. KSL-TV reports that the district in the ski town of Park City called its first snow day in 15 years after several inches fell on Tuesday. That storm comes after […]

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Counting sheep: Bighorns still struggling in southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wildlife officials say a recent count found more wild desert bighorn lambs this year than last year in the River Mountains of southern Nevada. But the herd is still struggling with an outbreak of bacterial pneumonia that researchers say the animals have no natural way to […]

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Bill to drop Utah DUI threshold to strictest level in nation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to make Utah’s DUI threshold the strictest in the nation by lowering the blood-alcohol content limit to 0.05 percent. Though state numbers show alcohol-related driving deaths and DUI arrests are down in Utah, Rep. Norman Thurston said there’s more to be […]

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More plea deals expected in polygamous food stamp case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seven additional members of a Utah polygamous group are expected to take plea deals Wednesday in a multimillion-dollar food-stamp fraud case. That would leave fugitive leader Lyle Jeffs and one other man with charges still pending in the case filed against 11 people. Prosecutors said […]

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Crash Affects U.S. 191 Near Helper

CARBON COUNTY, Utah (AP)-Wintry weather in central Utah has caused a terrible wreck near Helper Tuesday per a report from UDOT. On the organization’s Twitter account, a report emerged that a crash occurred on the right shoulder of U.S. Highway 191 three miles north of Helper on milepost 253, near […]

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