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Top Story Shop with a Cop in Richfield serves over 70 kids and families

Published on December 11, 2017 at 02:38PM

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Residents in Richfield woke up Saturday morning to the sounds of sirens, but it wasn’t an emergency. A parade of fire trucks, police cars and trucks drove down main street…

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Top Story Cedar City Temple opens on Tuesday

Published on December 11, 2017 at 09:40AM

The Cedar City temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially opens Tuesday. Church officials were on hand Sunday for three dedication ceremonies for the state-s 17th…

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Top Story Drug detecting dogs receive certification in Sevier County

Published on December 11, 2017 at 07:59AM

Sevier County has two new narcotic detecting K-9’s. Deputies Troy Campbell and Skip Brown and their K-9’s have successfully passed their narcotics detection certifications. Both deputies and K-9’s have spent…

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Top Story Traffic stop in Sevier County leads to large drug bust

Published on December 11, 2017 at 07:11AM

Two California men are now facing several drug related charges after they were found with 10 lbs of marijuana traveling through Sevier County on Friday. The two men were pulled…

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Pressure mounts for BYU to end beard ban

Published on December 11, 2017 at 03:32PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University has banned beards for most students and faculty since the 1960s, when they were seen as a symbol of anti-authoritarian rebellion. But…

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SW Idaho city authorizes police to shoot downtown crows

Published on December 11, 2017 at 10:56AM

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Officials in Nampa in southwestern Idaho have authorized the city’s police force to use pellet guns to shoot crows in the downtown area through Sunday night….

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Utah high school graduation rate climbs to 86 percent

Published on December 11, 2017 at 10:49AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State education officials say Utah’s high school graduation rate grew slightly this year, marking the fifth straight year of increases. The State Board of Education…

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Fewer payday loan stores in Utah after lawmakers offer alternatives

Published on December 11, 2017 at 10:49AM

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new state report reveals that one out of every six payday loan stores closed last year after state lawmakers created more options to help…

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2 brothers hospitalized after being hit by SUV in Lehi

Published on December 11, 2017 at 08:39AM

LEHI, Utah (AP) — Police in Lehi say two young boys are hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle in an intersection as they were heading to a church function….

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LDS Missionaries in Southern California Reassigned

Published on December 10, 2017 at 10:11AM

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News)-Per an official press release issued by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, missionaries in two southern California missions are currently being reassigned…

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Intermountain Healthcare to pay $1M settlement in drug case

Published on December 09, 2017 at 04:38PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based health system has agreed to pay $1 million to the federal government to settle allegations that a former medical assistant illegally…

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Sanpete County High Speed Chase

Published on December 08, 2017 at 06:14PM

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On Friday afternoon about 5:00 pm, a Sanpete County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop between Ephraim and Manti on highway 89. The driver fled southbound at a…

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Accused University of Utah shooter asks judge to let wife go

Published on December 08, 2017 at 02:13PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man accused of killing University of Utah student with a weapon stolen from a slain Colorado man wants a judge to let his wife…

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Medical condition blamed for crash in Cedar City

Published on December 08, 2017 at 12:01PM

(Cedar City, UT)—Investigators blame a medical condition for a crash that damaged an electrical box in Cedar City. The 18-year old driver of a pickup reportedly blacked out…

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St. George man dies after stoking fire with gasoline

Published on December 08, 2017 at 11:57AM

(St. George, UT)—A St. George man is dead after pouring gasoline into a fire pit. St. George police say the man was found next to a car Wednesday…

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Ex-judge accused of sex abuse won't get judicial punishment

Published on December 08, 2017 at 11:55AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former federal judge in Washington, D.C. won’t face judicial discipline over allegations he sexually assaulted a woman when he was a prosecutor in Utah…

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Investigation finds commissioner was demeaning toward woman

Published on December 08, 2017 at 11:30AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — An investigation couldn’t confirm a sexual assault claim made against a Utah county commissioner, but found that he was demeaning and intimidating toward the woman who…

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Air quality in northern Utah worsens as inversion hits

Published on December 08, 2017 at 11:29AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A dirty layer of winter air is hovering over many northern Utah cities as an inversion sets in that is expected to last for days,...

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Fishlake National Forest receives national award

Published on December 08, 2017 at 10:58AM

The Fishlake National forest is being recognized by the National U.S. Forest Service with an award. The Richfield Ranger District has received an award for their work on the Monroe…

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Richfield woman falls into frozen stream with motor scooter

Published on December 08, 2017 at 09:00AM

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A Richfield woman is now trying to warm-up after falling into stream in town early Friday morning. According to authorities, the woman was driving her motor scooter onto a bridge…

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Salina woman rolls vehicle on I-70

Published on December 08, 2017 at 06:58AM

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An 18-year old Salina woman is recovering with minor injuries after her vehicle rolled on I-70 Thursday. Police report, Alicia Fewkes was traveling eastbound when she left her lane and…

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Interior delays Obama-era regulation on methane emissions

Published on December 07, 2017 at 03:20PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is delaying an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being published Friday…

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President Trump's national monument cuts draw 5th lawsuit

Published on December 07, 2017 at 02:32PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Another coalition of conservation groups is suing to stop President Donald Trump’s cuts to Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The lawsuit filed Thursday by…

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Utah County Commissioners ask colleague to resign following complaint

Published on December 07, 2017 at 02:31PM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Officials are calling for a Utah County commissioner to resign after allegations of intimidation, bullying and sexual misconduct were investigated. A county employee filed a complaint…

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Zion sets visitation record, highlighting crowding concerns

Published on December 07, 2017 at 02:25PM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park has already set a new visitation record with a month left to go in 2017, a milestone that highlights concerns about overcrowding…

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Ephraim has a new police chief

Published on December 07, 2017 at 11:07AM

Ephraim City has selected a new police chief. Aaron Broomhead was chosen from a field of 13 applicants and is replacing Ron Rasmussen, who recently retired. Broomhead brings with him…

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Utah firefighters heading to battle Southern California fires

Published on December 07, 2017 at 10:42AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Fire personnel from around Utah are heading to California to fight two massive wildfires. Officials with the Utah Fire Authority say several groups of firefighters…

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Copy Story Report: Varying treatment prices raise health care costs

Published on December 07, 2017 at 10:34AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health care costs in Utah rose as hospitals and doctors increased rates and charged wildly different amounts for common procedures, according to a Utah Foundation…

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Self-styled prophet charged with kidnapping 2 girls in Iron County

Published on December 06, 2017 at 03:02PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man described as a self-styled prophet is being charged with child abuse and kidnapping after two girls were found hidden in plastic water barrels…

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John Cotharp appears in Sixth District Court

Published on December 06, 2017 at 01:09PM

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The Spring City man whose four children were found in Lund, Utah this week after an extensive search made an initial appearance in Sixth District Court in Manti on Wednesday….

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Utah homeless up slightly from 2016, but down since 2010

Published on December 06, 2017 at 12:39PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal housing officials say Utah’s homeless population increased slightly last year but the number of veterans and families with children experiencing homelessness continues a seven-year…

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USC football player gets year in jail for Utah sex assault

Published on December 06, 2017 at 12:37PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A suspended University of Southern California football player who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual assault has been sentenced to one year in a Utah jail….

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Delta man charged with DUI, automobile homicide

Published on December 06, 2017 at 12:36PM

DELTA, Utah (AP) — An 18-year-old Utah man has been charged with drunken driving and automobile homicide in a fatal crash in Millard County that claimed the life of his…

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Salt Lake City Council approves funding for more police

Published on December 06, 2017 at 11:12AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City Council has voted to provide funding for 50 new police officers. The Deseret News reports the Salt Lake City Council voted unanimously…

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Hatch denounces Bannon attack on Romney, Mormon church

Published on December 06, 2017 at 10:29AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is lashing out at former White House adviser Steve Bannon for his attack on Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church. At…

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Utah lawmakers co-sponsored bill benefiting their employer

Published on December 06, 2017 at 10:28AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A review from the Center for Public Integrity and The Associated Press finds that Utah has one of the country’s highest numbers of lawmakers working…

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Trump speaks to Romney amid speculation on Utah Senate race

Published on December 06, 2017 at 08:04AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House aide says President Donald Trump spoke late Tuesday with 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Kellyanne Conway said on CNN Wednesday that the…

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Wildlife officials say white-tailed prairie dog in no danger

Published on December 06, 2017 at 08:01AM

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials say the white-tailed prairie dog does not need special protections under the Endangered Species Act because it’s in no danger of extinction across…

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USC football player jailed 1 year for sex assault in Utah

Published on December 06, 2017 at 07:49AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The suspended University of Southern California football player who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual assault charges has been sentenced to one year in jail. The…

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16-year old Mt. Pleasant woman injured in rollover

Published on December 05, 2017 at 09:13PM

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A 16-year old Mt. Pleasant woman received injuries Sunday evening when the Jeep Grand Cherokee she was driving rolled one mile south of Fairview. According to the Highway Patrol, her…

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Zinke: Claim that Trump 'stole' public land a 'lie'

Published on December 05, 2017 at 01:42PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is strongly disputing a claim by outdoor retailer Patagonia that President Donald Trump “stole” public land by shrinking two national monuments in Utah….

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A new National Park in Utah? Rep. Chris Stewart says yes

Published on December 05, 2017 at 10:59AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah congressmen are introducing legislation addressing two national monuments that President Donald Trump is drastically shrinking, turning one into a small national park and…

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