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Top Story Potential Medicaid Changes Debated In Utah

Published on January 19, 2018 at 12:35PM

By Jaden Kitchen The Trump administration is considering changes to the medicaid program. The new plan includes adding work requirements for people with Medicaid. Stacy Stanford with the Utah Health…

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Death penalty sought in jealousy-fueled trailer park murder

Published on January 19, 2018 at 11:51AM

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a 28-year-old Utah man charged with killing a man who was in bed with his ex-girlfriend…

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Zion, Bryce Canyon parks report record number of visitors

Published on January 19, 2018 at 11:50AM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Both Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks have reported a record number of visitors for 2017. The Spectrum reported Thursday that Zion National Park saw…

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Utah unemployment rate dips to 3.1 percent in December

Published on January 19, 2018 at 03:00PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s unemployment rate remains at historic lows. The state Department of Workforce Services said Friday unemployment dropped one-tenth of a percent from November to a…

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Robert Redford addresses Weinstein, Me Too at Sundance

Published on January 19, 2018 at 11:49AM

Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford did not shy away from addressing the elephants in the room — Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo — Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival, saying…

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Crews working to repair I-15 after gas tanker explosion

Published on January 19, 2018 at 11:48AM

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — Crews have been working for hours to clear a portion of Interstate 15 in Midvale after a double tanker vehicle hauling gasoline exploded Thursday night. No…

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Romney talks business, not Senate run, with Utah tech crowd

Published on January 19, 2018 at 11:47AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talked business with a dose of politics in an appearance before Utah’s tech industry but kept mum about his…

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University of Utah Names New President

Published on January 18, 2018 at 05:42PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-Per The Associated Press and the Salt Lake Tribune, late Thursday evening, the University of Utah named Ruth Watkins as the 16th president in school history. Watkins,...

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Mormon missionary dies in Argentina from undiagnosed illness

Published on January 18, 2018 at 01:16PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon missionary serving in Argentina has died. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Thursday in a news release that 20-year-old Emilio…

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Teen baby sitter arrested in toddler's death

Published on January 18, 2018 at 11:15AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teenage baby sitter is under arrest in the death of a Utah toddler. West Valley City police said Wednesday the 17-year-old male was watching…

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No Utah cities make the cut for second Amazon headquarters

Published on January 18, 2018 at 11:14AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No Utah locations are on the short list of cities in the running for a new Amazon headquarters. The online retailer released a list of…

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Distracted driver deaths down, but aggressive drivers are up

Published on January 18, 2018 at 11:08AM

(Taylorsville, UT)—Fewer people were killed on Utah’s roadways in 2017 than the year before. According to the Utah Department of Transportation, 273 people were killed in accidents last…

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No Utah cities make the cut for second Amazon headquarters

Published on January 18, 2018 at 08:40AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No Utah locations are on the short list of cities in the running for a new Amazon headquarters. The online retailer released a list of…

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More sexual abuse charges filed after raid at compound

Published on January 18, 2018 at 08:38AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man from an upstart group with beliefs in polygamy and doomsday has been charged with sodomy on a child and other counts. Prosecutors…

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Deadline looming to comment on new prairie dog plan

Published on January 18, 2018 at 08:36AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The deadline to weigh in on a new federal plan that would loosen contentious endangered-species protections for Utah prairie dogs is looming. The public-comment period…

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Spring City man's preliminary hearing postponed...again

Published on January 17, 2018 at 02:42PM

Because of the complexity of his case, John Coltharp’s attorney has asked for another postponement of his preliminary hearing. Stating it would be a disservice to both the defense and…

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Organizers revise sexual misconduct policies for Sundance

Published on January 17, 2018 at 02:15PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Organizers of the Sundance Film Festival are rolling out guidelines aimed at preventing and reporting sexual misconduct. Organizers say they revised the festival’s code of…

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Task force including Mormon leader to address teen suicides

Published on January 17, 2018 at 02:06PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert is creating a task force that includes a high-ranking Mormon leader, the Utah Jazz owner and the leader of an LGBT rights…

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Malnourished dog found in Utah desert on the mend

Published on January 17, 2018 at 12:19PM

ALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A malnourished dog believed to have survived for weeks in a barren Utah desert is on the mend after being found by a man riding…

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Website to help victims track sexual assault kits' progress

Published on January 17, 2018 at 12:18PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials says a new federal grant will allow the state to offer more resources to victims waiting as their sexual assault kits are going…

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Mia Love's meeting with Trump was 'productive'

Published on January 17, 2018 at 10:49AM

(Washington, DC)—Republican Congresswoman Mia Love met with President Trump Tuesday after she criticized him over the weekend for explicit remarks he allegedly made about several countries. Love is…

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Utah attorney general says 2017 special election was legal

Published on January 17, 2018 at 10:40AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A legal opinion released by the Utah Attorney General’s Office says that the governor’s setting special election last year to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress…

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Parking officers fired after trading pizza for free parking

Published on January 17, 2018 at 10:29AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City says it has fired four parking enforcement officers who took free pizza from a downtown pizzeria in exchange for not writing parking…

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Utah man dies after explosion at Hurricane trucking facility

Published on January 17, 2018 at 07:12AM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A diesel mechanic has died from injuries he suffered in an explosion at a trucking facility in southern Utah. The St. George News reports that…

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Romney declines to say whether he'd run for Utah Senate seat

Published on January 17, 2018 at 07:12AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declined to say Tuesday whether he would run for the Utah Senate seat being vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch,...

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Sheriff fears 2 missing Utah teens may have met foul play

Published on January 16, 2018 at 01:25PM

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies say they fear two Utah teenagers who’ve been missing for two weeks may have been the victims of foul play. The Juab County sheriff’s…

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Utah developers eye 3,300-acre master-planned community

Published on January 16, 2018 at 12:03PM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Developers in southern Utah have unveiled plans for a master-planned community along the Arizona line they say would be one of the largest ever built…

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1 dead, 1 injured after two-car crash in Provo Canyon

Published on January 16, 2018 at 10:50AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office says one driver is dead and another suffered critical injuries after a two-car crash on U.S. Highway 189 in Provo Canyon….

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Attempted murder suspect arrested after Utah standoff

Published on January 16, 2018 at 10:48AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A suspect in an attempted murder in northern Utah has been arrested after a standoff at a home in Midvale that temporarily forced a lockdown at…

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Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

Published on January 16, 2018 at 10:22AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church appointed a 93-year-old former heart surgeon Tuesday as its new president, following a longstanding succession plan that aims to keep the faith…

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Tractor trailer rolls on I-70 near Joseph

Published on January 16, 2018 at 10:13AM

Crews are cleaning up after a tractor trailer carrying produce rolled on I-70 Tuesday morning. The Utah Department of Transportation reports there were minor injuries. No lanes were closed as…

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Teen Accidentally Shoots Woman In Eagle Mountain

Published on January 15, 2018 at 01:13PM

(Eagle Mountain, UT)—A 19-year-old woman from Eagle Mountain is in serious condition at a hospital after Utah County Sheriff’s deputies say she was accidentally shot by a 17-year-old…

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Man driving as fast as 110 mph leads troopers on chase through Central Utah

Published on January 15, 2018 at 11:16AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Police say a man driving a stolen car led officers on a high-speed chase through central Utah driving as fast as 110 mph before he lost…

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Enoch City councilman is accused in a computer property case

Published on January 15, 2018 at 10:41AM

ENOCH CITY, Utah (AP) — An Enoch City councilman has been accused of intentionally gained access to computer property without permission. The Spectrum newspaper reports that David Findlay Owens has…

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Mormon church officials to announce new leadership Tuesday

Published on January 15, 2018 at 09:59AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church plans to announce its new leadership on Tuesday, acting in the wake of the death of President Thomas S. Monson. A statement…

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Central Utah community noted for working to keep sky dark at night

Published on January 15, 2018 at 08:20AM

TORREY, Utah (AP) — A southern Utah gateway community to Capitol Reef National Park is being recognized for working to keep the stars bright at night. The International Day Sky…

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Bodies of 2 plane crash victims pulled from Great Salt Lake

Published on January 15, 2018 at 08:19AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The bodies of two men have been recovered from the wreckage of a small plane that went missing late last month in northwestern Utah, authorities…

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Group proposes 'island city' on Utah Lake to fight pollution

Published on January 15, 2018 at 08:18AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A group determined to tackle pollution at Utah Lake is proposing building an island city to help stymie toxic algae blooms that plague the water. KSL-TV…

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