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Semi-trailer crashes on Utah highway, spilling cows on road

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities are clearing dead cows off a northern Utah interstate highway after a semitrailer hauling cattle tipped over and crashed on an exit ramp above the highway, spilling cows onto the road below. Utah’s Highway Patrol said the semitrailer driver was speeding Wednesday while exiting […]

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Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency announced Tuesday that it’s working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, […]

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Real Salt Lake soccer player pleads guilty in sex case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Real Salt Lake player accused of having sex with a minor has taken a plea deal. The Deseret News reports 24-year-old forward Ricardo Velazco pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor sexual battery. The Casa Grande, Arizona, native was suspended from the […]

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Man charged in wild car chase that narrowly missed officer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against a man accused of trying to hit a police officer with a car as he deployed a spike strip during a car chase that went through several cities in the Salt Lake City area. The Deseret News reports 28-year-old Juan […]

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BASE jumpers, slackliners in Moab for extreme sports holiday

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Hundreds of BASE jumpers and slackliners are in Moab for holiday events to where they’ll walk across webbing stretched between red rock crevices or jump from fixed points like sandstone mesas. A slackline event called GGBY kicked off Tuesday and runs through Saturday. Participants balance on […]

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Officials warn of new scam circulating through Iron County

(Iron County, UT) — Authorities are warning people living in Cedar City and Iron County about a scam making the rounds there. Scammers are reportedly calling people, saying they have missed jury duty and need to get a prepaid card to immediately pay a fine. The callers are then told […]

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Park Service extends comment period for proposed fee hike

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is giving people more time to weigh in on a proposed fee increase at 17 of its most popular parks. Visitors would be charged $70 per vehicle, up from the current $30 fee, during the five busiest months of […]

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Utah man pleads not guilty to murder in Cedar City shooting

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A 28-year-old Utah man accused of fatally shooting another man at a Cedar City trailer park in July 2016 has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and several other charges. The (St. George Spectrum) reports Mark Mair of West Valley entered the plea Tuesday in […]

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Record number of people toured new Cedar City Temple

(Cedar City, UT) — Almost 180-thousand people took advantage of the offer to tour the Cedar City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple. The church offered free tours of the yet-to-be opened temple for about a month through last weekend, with officials saying the totals more than doubled […]

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Utah couple that won free groceries was facing theft charges

LAYTON, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Layton couple that won $10,400 worth of groceries at a store-opening in Utah face felony charges alleging the theft of more than $5,000 worth of merchandise from another store. The Deseret News reports the WinCo Foods store in South Salt Lake surprised Nicholas […]

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