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Colorado Murder Suspect Caught After High-Speed Garfield County Chase

Published on January 21, 2017 at 02:33PM

GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah (AP)-Per a report from KTVX-TV, Channel 4 in Salt Lake City, a suspect from Colorado wanted for murder was arrested in Garfield County early Friday morning. Deputies…

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Canadians plead guilty to violations at parks across US West

Published on January 20, 2017 at 11:50AM

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Three Canadians have been banned from federal lands for five years after pleading guilty to walking on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and…

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Employee At Fiber-Optic Company Charged With Embezzlement 

Published on January 20, 2017 at 11:48AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  An employee at the state’s high-speed fiber optic network is accused of embezzling over 90-thousand-dollars.  Gloria Cortez was charged with communications fraud and misuse of public…

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Dozens Of Crashes On Utah Roads Due To Snow 

Published on January 20, 2017 at 11:48AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Utah transportation officials are telling drivers to slow down on snowy roadways.  A spokesman for the Utah Highway Patrol says up to 50 accidents may have…

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Cedar City Cop Among Those Recognized By NAACP For Community Service 

Published on January 20, 2017 at 11:48AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  An officer from Cedar City is among nine officers recognized by the NAACP for excellence in community service.  Cedar City Police Sergeant Jerry Womack and the…

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Utah Inaugural Performers Drawing Criticism On Social Media 

Published on January 20, 2017 at 11:47AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —Two Utah groups performing at inaugural events for President-elect Donald Trump are responding to their online critics.  The president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir issued a…

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Stars Are Already Out At Sundance 

Published on January 20, 2017 at 11:46AM

(Park City, UT) —  Celebrities are already popping up in Park City for this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  The festival opened last night and fans are already flocking to popular hangouts…

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LDS Church Announces Groundbreaking Date for Rio De Janeiro Temple

Published on January 19, 2017 at 05:15PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)-Per an official report released by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Thursday, the organization will break ground for a new temple in South America…

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Official Resigns After Fraud Report

Published on January 19, 2017 at 02:14PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A state official is resigning after an investigation into improper spending of public funds. Ken Bullock is stepping down as executive director of the Utah…

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Most Utahns Don't Like Trump

Published on January 19, 2017 at 02:14PM

(Washington, D.C.)—Most Utahns don’t approve of President-elect Donald Trump. A poll by “The Salt Lake Tribune” and Hinkley Institute of Politics shows he has a favorability rating of…

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UT Man Makes Bomb Threat On Plane

Published on January 19, 2017 at 02:14PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A West Jordan man is accused of making a bomb threat on a flight from San Diego. Federal investigators say Cameron E. Korth admitted to…

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Land swap for school trust land in Bears Ears on hold

Published on January 19, 2017 at 02:13PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal and state officials say a land swap for 109,000 acres of state school trust land within the newly created Bears Ears National Monument won’t…

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Judge: Utah mom accused of abandoning baby not competent

Published on January 19, 2017 at 12:04PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Utah woman accused of leaving her newborn baby to die in the trash cannot have her competency to stand…

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Utah Women To Be Part Of D.C. March 

Published on January 19, 2017 at 12:03PM

(Washington, DC) —  At least 700 Utah women plan to participate in this weekend’s March on Washington.  Members of the group Utah Women Unite are heading to D.C. for the…

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Boulders cleared, Zion National Park road open slide

Published on January 19, 2017 at 12:03PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a scenic drive at Zion National Park in Utah is open again after crews using fire hoses removed massive boulders that tumbled onto…

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US Supreme Court could discuss 'Sister Wives' case

Published on January 19, 2017 at 12:03PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court could discuss a request Thursday from the polygamous family from TV’s “Sister Wives” to hear their case for legalizing polygamy. High…

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Slain girl's father sues Navajos over lack of alert system

Published on January 19, 2017 at 12:02PM

(Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com) SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The father of an 11-year-old Navajo girl who was abducted and left to die on the Navajo Nation is suing the…

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Hatch Comes To Defense Of HHS Secy Nominee 

Published on January 19, 2017 at 12:02PM

(Washington, DC) —  Utah Republican Orrin Hatch is defending a Trump cabinet nominee.  Congressman Tom Price is being grilled this week during a Senate confirmation hearing for the position of…

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Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Until Friday For Central, Southern UT 

Published on January 19, 2017 at 12:02PM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory is in effect for central and southern portions of the state.  The advisory says four inches to…

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Hatch Meets With Sec. Of State Nominee On Holt Case 

Published on January 19, 2017 at 12:02PM

(Washington, DC) —  Utah Senator Orrin Hatch wants the State Department to continue efforts to bring a Riverton man home from Venezuela.  Hatch met with Secretary of State nominee Rex…

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UDOT Releases Highway Death Toll For 2016 

Published on January 19, 2017 at 12:02PM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Utah transportation officials are blaming human error for many of the deaths that happened on state highways last year.  The Department of Transportation released the final…

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Utah woman sentenced in DUI crash that killed 4-month-old

Published on January 19, 2017 at 12:01PM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman charged with driving drunk in a crash that killed a 4-month-old girl who was sitting unrestrained on her mother’s lap has been sentenced…

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Electric vehicle charging stations planned for Utah

Published on January 19, 2017 at 11:57AM

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — State leaders have announced plans to add electric vehicle charging stations along 1,500 miles of highway running through Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. The leaders joined Utah’s…

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I-15 Crash Occurs Near Mona

Published on January 18, 2017 at 02:55PM

MONA, Utah (AP)-Per the official Twitter of UDOT, a crash has occurred on southbound Interstate 15 near Mona Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred at milepost 233 on the left shoulder…

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The Latest: Attorney says mom didn't mean for son to be hurt

Published on January 18, 2017 at 02:04PM

A lawyer for a southern Utah woman arrested after her dangerously malnourished 12-year-old son was found locked in a filthy bathroom says she didn’t mean for the boy to be…

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Zion Scenic Drive Rock Slide Area Clearing Operation Underway

Published on January 18, 2017 at 02:03PM

SPRINGDALE, UT – Zion National Park’s Scenic Drive at the Lodge has been closed since late Friday January 13th due to a large rock slide. Over the holiday weekend, the…

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Lee Pleads With Interior Nominee To Undo Bears Ears 

Published on January 18, 2017 at 01:58PM

(Washington, DC) —  Senator Mike Lee is urging President-elect Trump to undo a national monument designation in southeastern Utah.  Lee asked Interior Secretary nominee Ryan Zinke to reverse the creation…

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Nonprofit Helps Utah Students Find Free Dresses For Prom 

Published on January 18, 2017 at 01:58PM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  A nonprofit group is working to make sure girls throughout Utah have a chance to go to prom in a nice dress.  The group Celebrate Everyday…

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Small nuclear reactor design submitted for federal approval

Published on January 18, 2017 at 01:57PM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Oregon-based company is asking federal officials to approve its design for a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in…

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Former Elementary School To Become Dixie State Tech Center 

Published on January 18, 2017 at 01:57PM

(St. George, UT) —  A former elementary school in St. George will soon house a Dixie State University work force training center.  Dixie State plans to launch its “Innovation Plaza” at…

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir, St. George's Piano Guys To Perform During Inauguration 

Published on January 18, 2017 at 01:57PM

(St. George, UT) —  Two groups of Utah-based music makers are set to perform during the upcoming Presidential Inauguration events this week in Washington, DC.   On Thursday, during the pre-inaugural party,...

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Pilot Survives Small-Plane Crash In Juab County 

Published on January 18, 2017 at 01:57PM

(Juab County, UT) —  A small-plane pilot is alive after crashing in Juab County.  Employees of the Bureau of Land Management found the pilot last night after his plane crashed near…

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Donations pour in for boy found in Utah child abuse case

Published on January 18, 2017 at 01:56PM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Police say donations and well-wishes have poured in for a 12-year-old boy whose mother was arrested after he was found locked in a filthy bathroom…

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Business officials: 'Dry port' could make Utah a freight hub

Published on January 18, 2017 at 01:56PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some of the Utah’s top business leaders and officials say building an inland port could provide a major boost to the local economy as cargo…

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Another settlement for Navajo Nation abandoned mines cleanup

Published on January 18, 2017 at 01:56PM

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government has reached another settlement for cleanup work at abandoned uranium mines across the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency and tribe…

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2016 Tax Changes

Published on January 18, 2017 at 01:55PM

Three Extra Days to File and Pay Taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to file their 2016 returns and pay any taxes due. That’s because of the combined…

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Advisory Council Appointed For Future Ivins Area Osteopathic School 

Published on January 17, 2017 at 10:52AM

(Ivins, UT) —  A southwestern Utah medical school has a new advisory board.  The board was named this week for the southern Utah branch being built in Ivins of the Rocky…

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Hatch Happy With Trump Selection Of Chief Aide 

Published on January 17, 2017 at 10:51AM

(Washington, D.C.) —  Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is pleased with the Trump transition team’s selection of Hatch’s chief of staff as a top presidential aide.  Hatch’s Chief of Staff, Robert…

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Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others

Published on January 17, 2017 at 10:50AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and outdoor enthusiasts…

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Piano Guys say inaugural performance isn't Trump endorsement

Published on January 17, 2017 at 10:50AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The Piano Guys are saying their decision to perform at an event marking the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump is not a political endorsement. The Utah-based…

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Romney to join celebration of 2002 Winter Olympics

Published on January 17, 2017 at 10:49AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be among those next month marking 15 years since Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics. Romney, credited…

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Utah State: Suit over frat party assault should be dismissed

Published on January 17, 2017 at 10:49AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah State University and a fraternity are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former student accusing the school and organization of…

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Parowan Fire Crews Battle House Blaze 

Published on January 17, 2017 at 10:48AM

(Parowan, UT) —  Crews successfully extinguish an attic fire that damaged one Parowan home.  Firefighters were able to put out the flames saving most of the structure.  A mother and her…

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TSA: Surge in guns seized at Salt Lake City airport in 2016

Published on January 17, 2017 at 10:48AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says the number of guns security seized at Salt Lake City International Airport last year jumped more than 50 percent. TSA

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Garfield Memorial Hospital Designated As A Critical Access Hospital

Published on January 16, 2017 at 02:33PM

Garfield Memorial Hospital has now been designated as a Critical Access Hospital. This designation comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS has created a category of…

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BLM accepting comment on possible energy leasing near Zion

Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:45AM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A federal agency is accepting public comment on possible leasing of public lands for oil and gas drilling that could take place as close as…

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Police chase near Richfield ends in rollover; 4 transported to hospital, 1 to jail

Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:45AM

A police chase on Interstate 70 near Richfield Friday morning reached speeds of more than 110 mph before ending in a rollover and foot chase before the speeding driver was apprehended. According to…

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National park visits hits record high for 3rd straight year

Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:32AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic…

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BLM trying to settle legal challenge to land use in Utah

Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:10AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is trying to settle a longstanding legal challenge to land use and travel management plans on approximately 10 million BLM-administered…

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3 Utah reservoirs under mercury fish consumption advisory

Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:10AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Environmental officials have issued fish consumption advisories for three Utah reservoirs after elevated levels of mercury were found in some fish. The Deseret News reports…

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Widow of slain Oregon standoff leader carries on his mission

Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:10AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon were driving to a public meeting a year ago when they were intercepted…

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Police In Hurricane City Warn Of New Scam 

Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:09AM

(Hurricane City, UT) —  Police in Hurricane City are warning people about a new scam.  Officials on Facebook said a lady received a call from someone claiming to be a Rocky…

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Utah Rep Says Potential Trump Conflicts Of Interest Are 'Speculative' 

Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:09AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz says conflict of interest violations from President-elect Donald Trump are only speculative.  Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Chaffetz said he believes Trump…

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Program Seeks To Pair Service Dogs With Veterans 

Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:09AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  A four-year-old program that helps pair service dogs with veterans is expanding to Salt Lake County.  “4 Paws 4 Patriots” takes local shelter dogs and trains…

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Hundreds Rally To Save Obamacare In SLC 

Published on January 16, 2017 at 11:09AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Hundreds of demonstrators in Salt Lake City are opposing the repeal of Obamacare.  Opponents held a rally at the State Capitol building yesterday in hopes of…

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