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Slick Roads Cause Wrecks Saturday

Published on April 25, 2015 at 09:57PM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP)-Per a report from the official Twitter account of the St. George News, slick roads on Interstate 15 in Washington County caused a pair of rollovers Saturday….

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High-Speed, Multi-County Chase Suspect Appears in Court

Published on April 24, 2015 at 12:39PM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP)-Thursday, a man accused of leading police officers on a high-speed chase from Kanab to Toquerville made his initial appearance in 5th District Court. The suspect, who…

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Newhouse proposes ending federal protection for wolves

Published on April 24, 2015 at 12:02PM

Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse has introduced a bill to remove the gray wolf from Endangered Species Act protection in Washington, Oregon and Utah. The freshman lawmaker says removing wolves…

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Rock faces vandalized in Utah national forest

Published on April 24, 2015 at 11:59AM

Forest officials in Utah say they’ve discovered several rock faces vandalized in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Nation Forest in northern Utah. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Kathy Jo Pollock says in a statement…

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Tourism in Utah's parks brings 5.2 million visitors

Published on April 24, 2015 at 11:55AM

More than 5.2 million people visited Utah’s national parks in 2014 and they brought and spent lots of money with them. According to a study issued by the National Parks…

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Parent spush back at science education meeting in southern Utah

Published on April 24, 2015 at 11:52AM

Parents in southwest Utah are concerned that increased science and engineering programs in schools could open the doors for a mess of political agendas they don’t want their children learning,...

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LDS Apostle Perry diagnosed with cancer, Scott hospitalized

Published on April 24, 2015 at 11:48AM

92-year-old L. Tom Perry, one of the highest-ranking leaders of the LDS church, has been diagnosed with cancer. The church said Friday morning that Perry will begin radiation treatment to…

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Attorney requests new trial for man involved in Dep. Fox murder

Published on April 24, 2015 at 10:40AM

An attorney for Ruben Chavez-Reyes, a man believed to be involved with the 2010 death of Millard County Deputy Josie Greathouse Fox, asked the Utah Court of Appeals Wednesday for…

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Possible attempted kidnapping at Gunnison Elementary Thursday

Published on April 24, 2015 at 10:35AM

Law enforcement are advising residents to be alert after three men may have attempted to abduct some students outside of Gunnison Valley Elementary School Thursday. The school released a statement…

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LDS Church Historian Leads BYU Commencement

Published on April 24, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Provo, UT)—BYU grads are being encouraged to remember history and their families. LDS Church historian Elder Steven Snow told around 57-hundred grads yesterday the importance of family because…

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Ex-Utah, NFL QB Scott Mitchell: TV Show Saved My Life

Published on April 24, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Former University of Utah and NFL quarterback Scott Mitchell believes being on “The Biggest Loser” saved his life. He tells the “Deseret News” being on…

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There's Still No Drinking Water For Nibley Residents

Published on April 24, 2015 at 06:26AM

City officials in Nibley are hoping to restore drinking water to the town’s six-thousand residents as soon as possible. Mayor Shaun Dustin says a dump truck apparently spilled diesel fuel…

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Uncle: Provo Woman Could Have Been Taken Against Her Will

Published on April 24, 2015 at 06:26AM

(Provo, UT)—The uncle of a missing Provo woman is worried she was kidnapped. Rudemberth Salgado says Elizabeth Salgado talked to her family on a regular basis and wouldn’t…

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Utah's Economy Amongst Best In Nation

Published on April 24, 2015 at 06:25AM

Utah’s economy is one of the best in the nation. A report out this week shows the state as a leader in many economic factors. Utah has the third lowest…

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More Arrests In Lee Mart Clerk Murder

Published on April 24, 2015 at 06:25AM

(Murray, UT)—Two more suspects are behind bars in connection with the murder of a Lee Mart store clerk. Police say they arrested Juan Andres Zalazar yesterday after being…

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Utah Head Of Environmental Quality Stepping Down

Published on April 24, 2015 at 06:25AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—The head of Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality is leaving her post. Executive Director Amanda Smith announced today that she will be stepping down from…

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Search Continues For Missing Woman

Published on April 24, 2015 at 06:24AM

(Provo, UT)—Volunteers have been combing the banks of the Provo River for a woman who disappeared more than a week ago. Twenty-six-year-old Elizabeth Salgado has been missing since…

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Utah election changes sparks GOP infighting

Published on April 23, 2015 at 01:44PM

A fight among Utah Republicans over changes to the state’s election system is mushrooming into an increasingly public dispute, with GOP officials quarreling on the radio in Internet and some…

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Hatch votes yes, Lee no on Lynch for AG

Published on April 23, 2015 at 01:37PM

Utah senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee split their vote Thursday on Loretta Lynch for attorney general. Sen. Hatch was one of 10 Republicans to support Lynch’s confirmation, saying that…

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Divided growth among central Utah counties

Published on April 23, 2015 at 12:52PM

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Data released by the Department of Workforce Services for the third quarter of 2014 shows that counties in central Utah are divided in job growth and job loss. The counties…

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Poll: Many Utah Residents Okay With Tax Hike

Published on April 23, 2015 at 12:47PM

More than half of Utah residents are willing to pay more in local sales taxes to support transportation projects. That’s the finding of a UtahPolicy.com poll. State lawmakers passed a…

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Utah Economy Gets Bump From National Parks

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:28AM

Utah’s national parks are giving a boost to the local economy. A National Park Service report out today shows visitors spent almost 730-million-dollars at national parks around the state in…

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U Of U Students Take Part In "Slut Walk"

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:28AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Students at the University of Utah are raising awareness of sexual assault in the most unique of ways. Dozens marched through campus yesterday without much…

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Gas Prices Are Ticking Up

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:28AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—The price of filling up your car at the pump is rising. The site “GasBuddy” shows today’s average for a gallon of gas in Utah…

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Ex Teacher Reaches Plea Bargain In Sexual Assaults

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:27AM

A former Utah teacher accused of having sex with three of her students will avoid trial, now that she’s reached a plea bargain. Thirty-five-year-old Brianne Altice is pleading guilty to…

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Sex Offender Steals School Bus

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Castle Dale, UT)—Deputies in Emery County have arrested a man for stealing a school bus. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Janalee Luke says 30-year-old Patrick Fredericksen allegedly stole the bus so…

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Officials Investigate Utah Prison Death

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—An investigation shows a scheduling mix-up may have led to the death of a Utah prisoner earlier this month. Sixty-two-year-old prisoner Ramon Estrada died of…

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Grandfather Escapes Burning Apartment Building

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:27AM

(West Valley City, UT)—A West Valley City grandfather says he thought he was going to die when he got trapped on the second floor of a burning apartment…

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Rescuers Save Boating Accident Victims

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Willard Bay, UT)—A grandfather and his grandson have been rescued from the chilly waters of Willard Bay after being tossed overboard from their tiny boat. Eric Stuki with…

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'Do Not Drink' Order Issued In Nibley

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:26AM

(Nibley, UT)—Residents of Nibley are being told not to drink the tap water. City officials issued a “do not drink” order yesterday after discovering diesel fuel in the…

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Man Arrested For Stealing Hat, Almost Hitting Cop With Truck

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:26AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A man is facing possible charges for allegedly stealing a hat and then almost running over a police officer while fleeing the scene. Police arrested…

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LDS Elder Perry Home After Hospital Stay

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:26AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Officials with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say Elder L. Tom Perry is resting comfortably at home after a brief stay at…

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'Suspicious' Fire Leaves 28 Homeless

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:25AM

(West Valley City, UT)—An investigation is ongoing into an apartment fire that’s left more than two dozen people homeless in West Valley City. Fire officials are calling yesterday’s…

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Police: Woman Hit By Train Likely Committed Suicide

Published on April 23, 2015 at 06:25AM

(Clearfield, UT)—Police in Clearfield are saying a woman who was struck and killed by a FrontRunner train likely committed suicide. Investigators say they’ve come to that conclusion after…

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Woman Sent To Hospital After Collision

Published on April 22, 2015 at 10:55PM

WASHINGTON CITY, Utah (AP)-Wednesday evening, a woman traveling northbound on Interstate 15 in Washington City was sent to the hospital after a pickup truck hit the back of her car…

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Police Chase Ends With Airport Damage

Published on April 22, 2015 at 01:19PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A couple of robbery suspects are behind bars after a wild police chase that ended with damage at Salt Lake City International Airport. Police say…

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Three Accused In Phony Credit Card Spree

Published on April 22, 2015 at 01:18PM

(Park City, UT)—Three people from California are being accused of using dozens of phony credit cards at nearly 20 stores in the Park City area. Police say the…

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Woman Wearing Pajamas Killed By FrontRunner Train

Published on April 22, 2015 at 01:18PM

(Clearfield, UT)—Police are trying to figure out why a woman wearing pajamas was killed on a FrontRunner train track in Clearfield. They say a train killed her this…

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Phony bomb threat forces Provo City Hall evacuation

Published on April 22, 2015 at 12:49PM

Provo city officials scrambled to evacuate city offices before a bomb threat was determined to be a false alarm. Police locked down Provo City Center Tuesday night after a man…

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4 Utah men accused in ATV protest ride headed for trial

Published on April 22, 2015 at 12:45PM

Four men accused of riding ATVs through a closed southern Utah canyon to protest what they call federal government overreach are headed to trial after three rejected plea deals in…

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Utah teacher pleads guilty in sex abuse case

Published on April 22, 2015 at 12:42PM

A former teacher accused of having sexual relationships with three of her students is pleading guilty to the charges. 35-year-old Brianne Altice entered guilty pleas Wednesday in a court in…

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Beaver County Adopts Outdoor Smoking Ordinance

Published on April 22, 2015 at 12:39PM

BEAVER, UT – The Beaver County Commission recently passed an outdoor smoking ordinance restricting tobacco use on county property to at least 100 feet away from a public building entrance….

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USDA Invests in Glenwood, Monroe Dams

Published on April 22, 2015 at 11:39AM

As part of a nationwide infrastructure investment, the United States Department of Agriculture is investing at least $80,000 in rehabilitating the Glenwood and Monroe dams. K.C. Savage, structural engineer with…

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Monroe making transition to mail-in balloting

Published on April 22, 2015 at 11:29AM

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The Monroe City Council approved a measure last week that would allow for mail-in ballots during the 2015 election cycle. City recorder Emalee Curtis said that the idea came about…

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Teen To Stand Trial As Adult For Beating Death Of Girl

Published on April 22, 2015 at 06:29AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A 17-year-old boy is set to be tried as an adult for the beating death of a 15-year-old girl when he was just 14. A…

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Search Ongoing For Missing Provo Woman

Published on April 22, 2015 at 06:29AM

(Provo, UT)—Police continue to search for a Provo woman who has been missing since Thursday. Police spent yesterday canvassing Provo in the search for 26-year-old Elizabeth Elena Laguna…

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2-Year-Old Injured In Orem Crash

Published on April 22, 2015 at 06:28AM

(Orem, UT)—A two-year-old girl is recovering from injuries following a two car crash in Orem. Police say the child was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries…

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UHP Lieutenant Under Investigation, On Leave

Published on April 22, 2015 at 06:28AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—The lieutenant who leads the Utah Highway Patrol’s DUI squad is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into a complaint against him. Officials say…

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Suspended USU Football Player Pleads Guilty To Sexual Battery

Published on April 22, 2015 at 06:28AM

(Logan, UT)—A suspended Utah State football player could face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery and marijuana distribution. Twenty-year-old Hayden Weichers entered…

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Shorter Lines Coming To SLC Airport

Published on April 22, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says security lines at Salt Lake City International Airport should be getting shorter soon. Chaffetz says he has complained about long…

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Woman Is Sentenced On Manslaughter And Drug Charges

Published on April 22, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Price, UT)—A Carbon County woman has been sentenced to prison on manslaughter and drug-related charges. Prosecutors say Alejandra Dunn illegally provided prescription drugs to 38-year-old Anthony Compton and…

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Governor Doesn't Expect Water Rationing This Summer

Published on April 22, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Governor Herbert says he’s hoping for more rainfall this summer, just like last year, and that’s why he’s optimistic about Utah’s water outlook. Although snow…

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Vets Oppose HOA Anti-Flag Stand

Published on April 22, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Lehi, UT)—Military veterans in Utah are rallying behind a Lehi woman who’s been told to remove a U.S. Navy flag from her property. Lucia Sandoval has refused to…

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U of U Students Take Part In "Slut Walk"

Published on April 22, 2015 at 06:26AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Students at the University of Utah are raising awareness of sexual assault in the most unique of ways. Dozens marched through campus yesterday without much…

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Romney Won't Run In 2016

Published on April 22, 2015 at 06:26AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Josh Romney says no, he won’t run for the G-O-P nomination for the U.S. Senate next year against incumbent Mike Lee. Romney, the son of…

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Man who drove up capitol steps pleads guilty in drug case

Published on April 21, 2015 at 12:58PM

A Layton man who drove his pickup truck up the steps of the Utah State Capitol has pleaded guilty to felony charges after authorities found marijuana growing in his home….

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State Seeks Memories Of World War Two Vets

Published on April 21, 2015 at 12:53PM

(Undated)—Utah is hoping to gather memories of its World War Two veterans as the 70th anniversary of the end of the war is commemorated. The state’s Department of…

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Judge allows wild-horse lawsuit to move forward

Published on April 21, 2015 at 12:53PM

A federal judge in Utah is refusing to block a lawsuit filed by a group of ranchers demanding the federal government remove wild horse. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson ruled…

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Rainwater Collection Program Begins In Utah

Published on April 21, 2015 at 12:52PM

Utah is marking its first rainwater collection program. It’s happening in Salt Lake County, where folks are being encouraged to gather rain in barrels so they won’t use so much…

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Bread Dough Semi Overturns In Lehi

Published on April 21, 2015 at 12:52PM

Things are getting back to normal on I-15 in Lehi after a semi loaded with thousands of pounds of frozen bread dough overturned and clogged traffic. State troopers think the…

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Veteran Gets Medals Decades Later

Published on April 21, 2015 at 12:52PM

(West Valley, UT)—A World War Two veteran from West Valley is getting his overdue recognition. Ninety-year-old Richard Johnson was presented yesterday with seven medals he earned during his…

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Jay Leno in Utah on Tuesday night for sports awards event

Published on April 21, 2015 at 12:48PM

Jay Leno will be in Utah Tuesday night to help Utah’s governor honor the states’ top athletic achievements for 2014. Leno is Gov. Gary Herbert’s special guest at the 4th…

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Utah's Capitol Reef National Park recognized for dark skies

Published on April 21, 2015 at 12:45PM

Capitol Reef National Park has joined a handful of sites designated as having the highest quality night skies. The international Dark Skies Association has named Capitol Reef a Gold Tier…

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Truckload of hay catches fire near Logan

Published on April 21, 2015 at 12:42PM

Eight tons of grass hay caught fire while a man was hauling it on a flatbed trailer though the Logan area. Cache County Fire Marshal Jason Winn says the driver…

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Utah Fugitive Arrested During Traffic Stop

Published on April 21, 2015 at 06:30AM

(Ketchikan, AK)—A fugitive wanted in Utah is sitting in the Ketchikan Correctional Center awaiting extradition. State troopers stopped a pickup driving on the North Tongass Highway last week…

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Search Continues For Missing Provo Woman

Published on April 21, 2015 at 06:30AM

(Provo, UT)—The search continues for a Provo woman who has been missing since Thursday. Police say 26-year-old Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado was last seen Thursday leaving the Nomen…

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I-80 Pile-Up Kills One Person, Injures 25 Others

Published on April 21, 2015 at 06:29AM

One person is dead and 25 others rushed to hospitals following a 59 vehicle pile-up on Interstate 80 west of Laramie, Wyoming. State troopers say most of the vehicles are…

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Police Seek Two Men In Stabbing, Shooting

Published on April 21, 2015 at 06:29AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A search is ongoing for two men accused of stabbing a man at a Salt Lake City club and then firing off gunshots at another…

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Three Injured In Crash Involving Two School Buses

Published on April 21, 2015 at 06:29AM

(Magna, UT)—Three people are recovering from minor injuries following a crash involving two school buses in Magna. Police say the buses were traveling westbound on I-80 to Grantsville…

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Governor Says He's Utah's "Chief Bragging Officer"

Published on April 21, 2015 at 06:28AM

Governor Herbert says he’s the “Chief Bragging Officer” for Utah’s economy. The governor says Utah is leading all other states in the U.S. when it comes to economic growth. However,...

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Poll Measures LDS Control Over State Legislature

Published on April 21, 2015 at 06:28AM

A new poll shows how much control Utah residents believe LDS Church leaders have over the state legislature. Commissioned by UtahPolicy, the poll shows 51-percent of Utahns think the LDS

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Saudi Rape Suspect Tries To Flee Prosecution

Published on April 21, 2015 at 06:28AM

Border patrol agents in Mexico have detained a man with ties to the Saudi Royal Family who is wanted on rape charges in Utah. Twenty-seven-year-old Monsour Alshammari was released from…

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Man Arrested For Abusing Cat

Published on April 21, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Saratoga Springs, UT)—A Saratoga Springs man is arrested for abusing a house cat, and neighbors are not happy about it. Jordan Lindquist was arrested over the weekend and…

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Police: Woman Passes Out Drunk, Leaves Child Abandoned

Published on April 21, 2015 at 06:27AM

(St. George, UT)—St. George Police say a one-year-old is in state custody after they found her roaming around outside a motel. Officers say the girl’s mother was passed…

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Three towns have new queens

Published on April 20, 2015 at 09:51AM

Three new queens and their courts were crowned in Sanpete County Saturday night. Reigning in Fairview will be queen Savannah Larson, daughter of Devron and Charish Larson; with Nicole Day,...

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Utah Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Published on April 20, 2015 at 06:28AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Utah’s unemployment rate is holding steady at three-point-four-percent. The Department of Workforce Services reports about 49-thousand-200 Utahns were looking for jobs during the month of…

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enators Predict Lynch Nomination Vote Soon

Published on April 20, 2015 at 06:28AM

(Washington, DC)—The Senate may finally consider the President’s choice for the next attorney general, nearly six months after she was nominated. On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Utah Republican…

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Chaffetz: DC Needs "Aura Of Invincibility"

Published on April 20, 2015 at 06:28AM

(Washington, DC)—The Senate Oversight Committee chairman is upset about recent security lapses and thinks the nation’s capital needs to be an impossible target. On “Fox News Sunday,” Senator…

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Water Outage Affects 100-Plus Homes

Published on April 20, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—More than 100 mobile homes have been left without water following a water main break in Salt Lake City last night. Authorities say they hope…

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Utah Man Plans To Hike The Americas

Published on April 20, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Millcreek Canyon, UT)—A Utah man is quitting his job to do a little hiking, for the next five years or so. In fact, Logan McEwen says he plans…

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Utah Women Finish Second In National Gymnastics Championship

Published on April 20, 2015 at 06:27AM

(Fort Worth, TX)—The University of Utah women’s gymnastics team is back home again after finishing second at the N-C-double-A Championships over the weekend. Utah finished second behind the…

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Crews Prepare For Dangerous Wildfire Season

Published on April 20, 2015 at 06:26AM

Wildfire season officially starts June 1st, but experts say Utah has experienced such a dry winter that the danger is already upon us. The state will usually start hiring and…

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Doctors Upgrade Shooting Victim From Critical To Stable Condition

Published on April 20, 2015 at 06:26AM

(South Jordan, UT)—An accidental shooting victim has been upgraded from critical to stable condition at Intermountain Medical Center. Police say the 24-year-old man was at a shooting range…

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Police Release Dead Dirt Biker's ID

Published on April 20, 2015 at 06:26AM

(Spanish Fork, UT)—Police have identified a dirt biker killed over the weekend as 31-year-old Eric Hansen of Spanish Fork. The victim was riding near Utah Lake when he…

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UDOT Construction Continues To Hamper Traffic

Published on April 20, 2015 at 06:25AM

Utah Department of Transportation crews continue heavy construction across major highways around the state. UDOT shut down a portion of I-15 in Bountiful on Saturday to demolish a bridge. The…

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