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Boy, 8, rescued from frozen Utah pond is awake, doing well

NEW HARMONY, Utah (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old Utah boy who was rescued after falling through the ice on a frozen pond on Christmas is awake and doing well. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday afternoon that the little boy, identified only by his first name Jason, is […]

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Fog, sooty air draw hazard warnings in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say dense fog and air pollution are combining to create hazardous conditions in the Salt Lake City area. The National Weather Service posted a hazardous weather outlook through Wednesday due to fog in western Utah and southwest Wyoming. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality […]

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Utah man making homemade fireworks injured in explosion

RICHMOND, Utah (AP) — A Utah man making homemade fireworks in his garage set off an explosion that left him with injuries and forced authorities to evacuate his home for the night. The Cache County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the 47-year-old man was mixing black powder for […]

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Utah snowpacks lowest in decades in some mountain locations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service says snowpacks in some mountain locations in central and southern Utah are the lowest or second lowest in about three decades. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the onset of a weak La Nina weather pattern in the Pacific typically means higher […]

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Brewer warns it may offer less weak beer for Utah grocers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of the world’s biggest brewing companies says it may stop creating weak beer that can be sold at Utah grocery and convenience stores where stronger beer, wine and liquor sales are forbidden. Anheuser-Busch warned Utah beer wholesalers in a letter this month that it […]

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Record-breaking sales at Utah liquor stores before Christmas

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sales at Utah state liquor stores broke an all-time record on the Friday before Christmas. The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says there were more than $3.78 million in sales on Dec. 22 at the state’s 45 state liquor stores. That broke a record […]

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Utah parks planning upgrades with $10 million in user fees

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After years of cutbacks, Utah parks could get some needed maintenance under a plan to spend more than $10 million in user fees to patch pavement, upgrade restrooms and improve campgrounds. State Parks and Recreation chief Fred Hayes tells the Deseret News the money proposed […]

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A cougar in your luggage? Hunting carcass snagged at airport

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a traveler’s trip home hit a snag in Las Vegas after security screeners found a dead cougar with a hunting tag in his luggage. No crime was committed, but Las Vegas police Lt. David Gordon told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Transportation Security Administration […]

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Former Utah first lady pushes for premarital education bill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Utah first lady Jacalyn Leavitt is working to revive a legislative proposal that would take $20 off the cost of getting a marriage license for couples who take a premarital course covering topics like problem-solving and commitment. The Deseret News reports similar legislation failed […]

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Guatemalan woman being deported spends Christmas at airport

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan woman facing deportation spent Christmas night at Salt Lake City’s airport before flying back to her native country with her four young children after months of failed efforts to win her a reprieve to stay in the U.S. Maria Santiago Garcia flew out […]

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