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US to sell $8.5 million in bitcoin seized in drug-ring case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal attorneys prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring in Utah are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that’s exploded in value to some $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader’s arrest. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah cites the digital currency’s volatility in court documents pressing for […]

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2 men rescued after truck slides off Utah highway into pond

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters in Salt Lake City helped rescue two men whose truck slid off an icy highway and into a pond along Interstate 15 south of downtown. Fire officials say it was one of several vehicle accidents they responded to during the Wednesday evening commute along […]

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Brigham Young University lifts restrictions in Jerusalem

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brigham Young University has lifted security restrictions at its campus in Jerusalem a week after protests and violence erupted following President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital. The Deseret News reports the university on Wednesday removed travel restrictions that initially limited students and […]

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Mistrial in case of girl raped while mom smoked meth nearby

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of three men accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl at a Utah home while her mother was in the garage smoking methamphetamine. Court officials said Thursday that only about one-third of potential jurors showed up, making […]

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Suspect in fatal Provo shooting headed to prison

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman has been sentenced to at least five years in prison for her role in the fatal shooting of a man at a house in Provo in March. Maria Hernandez was one of four people charged in the death of Gustavo Ramirez. The Provo […]

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Ogden man pleads guilty in death of infant daughter

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A 26-year-old Ogden man has pleaded guilty to killing his infant daughter as part of a plea-bargain agreement that will keep him off death row. Michael Lee Hatton originally was charged with suspicion of first-degree murder in the October 2016 death of his 8-week-old daughter Avery. […]

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17 state lawmakers asking Utah County commissioner to resign

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seventeen Utah County state lawmakers have signed a letter asking Commissioner Greg Graves to resign. KSL-TV reports the letter signed by 17 of the 22 legislators whose districts cover at least part of Utah County cites explosive and vulgar behavior by Graves. According to the […]

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John Cotharp’s preliminary hearing reset

The preliminary hearing for a Spring City man accused of kidnapping his four children has been rescheduled for January. John Coltharp’s attorney, Paul Frischknecht, asked the Court to postpone the hearing until January 3. He stated after visiting with his client at the Sanpete County Jail, he was requesting the […]

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Regulators give go-ahead for study of Lake Powell Pipeline

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal regulators are giving the go-ahead for environmental studies and public comment about a proposed 140-mile (225-kilometer) pipeline to draw water from the Colorado River to serve southwestern Utah communities. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday formally accepted a state application submitted last year […]

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Utah governor unveils $16.7 billion budget plan for 2018

KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert is calling on legislators to continue tackling issues around Salt Lake City’s homeless shelter and to start readying the state’s Winter Olympics facilities to potentially host the games again. Both are priorities in a $16.7 billion budget plan unveiled by the Republican governor […]

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