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Failed St. George Purse Snatching Leads to Arrests

Published on May 22, 2015 at 05:47PM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP)-Per a report from the official Twitter of St. George News, Tuesday, a 20-year-old St. George man was arrested after trying to rip a purse off of…

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5.4 Earthquake felt in Las Vegas and Parts of Utah

Published on May 22, 2015 at 02:56PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-5.4 earthquake that struck a rural area of southern Nevada has been felt about 100 miles away in Las Vegas and in parts of Utah,...

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Local National Parks (Zion, Bryce, and Cedar Breaks) will be Increasing Fees

Published on May 22, 2015 at 02:37PM

Springdale, Cedar City, and Bryce Canyon City, Utah– In order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the parks, several local National Park Sites will be raising fees. In…

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Girl Says Stranger Followed Her Near School

Published on May 22, 2015 at 02:36PM

(Tooele, UT)—Police are patrolling a school in Tooele after a girl said a stranger in a van tried to get her attention and then followed her. They say…

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Rainy Forecast For Utah's Memorial Day

Published on May 22, 2015 at 02:36PM

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Undated)—A rainy forecast might be putting the brakes on some Memorial Day plans in Utah. The National Weather Service says folks should expect periods of rain on Monday….

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Environmentalists Criticize Governor's Energy Focus

Published on May 22, 2015 at 02:35PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Governor Gary Herbert is getting his share of critics when it comes to the state’s energy industry. While the governor spoke at his yearly Energy…

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Man To Be Sentenced In Deadly Shooting

Published on May 22, 2015 at 02:35PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A Salt Lake City man is heading to court to be sentenced for a deadly gang-related shooting. Vilisoni Tuino Angilau shot Sione Fakatoufifita several times…

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Energy Industry Big In State

Published on May 22, 2015 at 02:34PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Energy is playing a huge role in Utah’s economy. Governor Gary Herbert says the energy industry brings in 21-billion-dollars to the state. He made the…

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Traffic Stop Near Salina

Published on May 22, 2015 at 02:24PM

Wednesday afternoon, Clarissa Andries, 27 from Richmond VA was stopped near the Salina interchange for speeding. Andries was cited for speeding, and passenger Marlenes Greenwood, 24 was cited and released for…

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U-DOT Raises Speed Limits

Published on May 22, 2015 at 11:49AM

(Undated)—The Department of Transportation is boosting speeds limits on some highway stretches in Utah to 80 miles-an-hour. U-DOT spokesman John Gleason says higher speed signs are already in…

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Man Faces Life In Prison For Murder

Published on May 22, 2015 at 11:48AM

(West Jordan)—A West Jordan man could spend the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced yesterday for the murder of a Taylorsville woman. Nineteen-year-old Bryan Quintanilla…

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Highway Patrol Cracks Down On Summer Drivers

Published on May 22, 2015 at 11:48AM

(Undated)—The highway patrol reports an additional 271 state troopers will be used to patrol Utah’s highways this summer. Colonel Danny Fuhr with the highway patrol says that’s because…

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Man Dies Rock Climbing In Green Canyon

Published on May 22, 2015 at 11:47AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A rock climber is dead following an accident in Cache County’s Green Canyon. Authorities say the 23-year-old man suffered a fatal head injury yesterday while…

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Police Arrest Boyfriend Following Auto-Ped Accident

Published on May 22, 2015 at 11:47AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Police say a woman is in critical condition after being deliberately run over by her boyfriend in Salt Lake City yesterday. It happened near 150…

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Students Mourn The Deaths Of Two Classmates

Published on May 22, 2015 at 11:47AM

(Midvale, UT)—Students at Hillcrest High School are mourning the deaths of two fellow students who were killed in a crash Wednesday night. Police have identified the victims as…

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Motorcycle Crash Leaves One Dead

Published on May 22, 2015 at 11:46AM

(Price, UT)—Utah Highway Patrol says a woman from Price is dead after her involvement in a motorcycle crash. Officers say 51-year-old Judy Jones was killed yesterday when turbulence…

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Plan To Allow Gay Boy Scouts Troop Leaders Considered By Utah Group

Published on May 22, 2015 at 11:44AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Mormon leaders say they’re watching closely reports that the Boy Scouts of America will soon end its ban on gay troop leaders. The “Tribune” says…

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Step Express Winners

Published on May 22, 2015 at 11:20AM

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In just eight weeks, fourth graders from Ephraim and Spring City Elementary Schools walked the equivalent of more than 27,000 miles collectively while participating in the STEP Express program sponsored…

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Accident Near Richfield

Published on May 22, 2015 at 06:40AM

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Around 11:30 Tuesday night, 24 yr old John Beiderman from Richfield UT ran off the right side of the road near the Fremont Indian Museum, hit a delineator post at…

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North Sanpete EMT Team Wins Competition

Published on May 21, 2015 at 03:20PM

(Mount Pleasant) Five members of the North Sanpete Ambulance Service took home top honors from the recent Utah Association of Emergency Medical Technicians conference in Cedar City. Janet Averett of…

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Sanpete Mayors approve 50-cent increase in landfill charge

Published on May 21, 2015 at 02:31PM

Sanpete Mayors and commissioners met last week and finalized a 50-cent per month increase in the landfill fee charged on residential utility bills in the county. The additional money will…

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Sevier Valley Medical Center Collaborates with Specialists via New Telehealth Service

Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:35AM

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Richfield, Utah, May 21, 2015 – Sevier Valley Medical Center (SVMC) has teamed up with the neonatology team at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center to keep the newborn babies at…

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SLC Ranks High For Hiring

Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:19AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Salt Lake City is among the best cities in America for finding a job, according to a new report from Glassdoor.com. The report ranks America’s…

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Senators Announce Study Of Medical Marijuana

Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:18AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Members of the Senate Health and Human Services committee say they plan to take their time to complete a thorough study of the pros and…

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Feds Bust Credit Card Criminals

Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:18AM

(Orem, UT)—Two suspects are under arrest for trying to skim credit card information from A-T-M’s in Orem and Sandy. The FBI’s Cyber Crime Task Force and Orem police…

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9 ton block with Utahraptor fossils comes to Lehi museum

Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:17AM

LEHI, Utah (AP) — An unusual, nine ton sandstone block of dinosaur fossils has been installed in the paleontology lab at the Museum of Ancient Life in Lehi. The Deseret…

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Feds providing $50M for Western water-saving projects

Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:17AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in the drought-stricken West. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced funding Wednesday for…

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Salt Lake City officials wants new prison housed elsewhere

Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:15AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City officials are asking residents to join them in opposing a proposal to put a new state prison near Salt Lake City International…

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Lawsuit says former deputy fired when sheriff choked man

Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:15AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Beaver County sheriff is the subject of a lawsuit filed Monday by a former deputy who says he was fired for reporting that his…

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Farmington Canyon closed following fall of five-ton boulder

Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:15AM

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — Farmington Canyon will be closed while crews knock down loose debris from canyon walls following the fall a five-ton boulder. The Standard-Examiner of Ogden reports that…

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Prosecutors file new charge against former top Utah lawman

Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:14AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have filed a new money laundering charge against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. Court records show that prosecutors also dropped a charge against…

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Lawmakers hoping for deal this year to allow Tesla in Utah

Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:14AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State lawmakers say they’re hopeful they’ll work out a compromise law this year to allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in Utah. Tesla…

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Utah lawmaker working on police body camera rules

Published on May 21, 2015 at 11:13AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state lawmaker says Utah needs to set standards for the use of body cameras by police so officers know when they should turn the…

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Injured Man Spends Night In Zion National Park

Published on May 20, 2015 at 03:50PM

Zion National Park, UT)—A 56-year-old man is recovering from injuries after spending the night in Zion National Park. The man hurt his ankle in a canyoneering accident yesterday…

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Provo Candle Factory Fire

Published on May 20, 2015 at 03:50PM

(Provo, UT)—Operations at a Provo candle factory are back to normal after it almost went up in flames. Fire crews were called to the Rimports USA manufacturing warehouse…

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Van Goes Up In Flames At Burger King

Published on May 20, 2015 at 03:50PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Fire officials are investigating a whopper of a fire outside a Salt Lake City Burger King. A van near the restaurant at 2100 South and…

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Man Bilks Millions From Cancer Charities

Published on May 20, 2015 at 10:24AM

(Washington, DC)—A man with ties to Utah is facing fraud charges for raising close to 190-million-dollars for cancer charities and keeping most of the money for himself and…

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Skier Visits Drop By 5%

Published on May 20, 2015 at 10:24AM

(Undated)—Despite a lack of snowfall, the Utah ski industry is reporting just under four-million skier visits last season. Ski Utah spokesman Nathan Rafferty says final figures for the…

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Utah Ranks Low On National Wage Scale

Published on May 20, 2015 at 10:23AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Federal statistics show wages in Utah are 17-percent below the national average. According to newly-released figures, Utah ranks 37th in the U.S. with salaries averaging…

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Gas Prices Are Climbing

Published on May 20, 2015 at 10:23AM

(Undated)—Gas prices across Utah are climbing back towards three-dollars a gallon. According to GasBuddy.com, the statewide average for unleaded regular has spiked by 38-cents over the past month,...

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Ex-Navajo Nation lawmakers plead no contest in criminal case

Published on May 20, 2015 at 10:22AM

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Two former Navajo Nation lawmakers have pleaded no contest in a criminal case, avoiding a trial on charges that they used their positions to enrich…

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Few Utah agencies report using drones last year

Published on May 20, 2015 at 10:21AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new state report shows only three Utah law enforcement agencies reported using drones over the past year. The report released this week by the…

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Mental health worker faces charges for rape of teen girl

Published on May 20, 2015 at 10:21AM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The Cache County Sheriff’s Office says a 34-year-old male employee of Bear River Mental Health was arrested and faces four felony charges including rape of a…

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Man arrested in fatal Hurricane hit-and-run

Published on May 20, 2015 at 10:20AM

A 25-year-old man is facing several charges following the bizarre death of his mother’s boyfriend in Hurricane early yesterday morning. Police say Randahl Hill has been charged with vehicular homicide,...

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Police investigating death of South Jordan man

Published on May 20, 2015 at 10:19AM

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Police are trying to determine how a man whose body was found near an Interstate 15 on-ramp died. The Deseret News reports a motorist saw…

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Government releases fire plan to protect struggling bird

Published on May 20, 2015 at 10:19AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has released a plan to protect the habitat of a struggling bird species from being destroyed by wildfire. The new firefighting strategy…

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School makes yearbook insert for special education students

Published on May 20, 2015 at 10:18AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A high school that angered a Utah mom by leaving special education students out of a yearbook will now print an insert to include their…

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Woman's body found inside car in Quail Creek Reservoir

Published on May 20, 2015 at 10:18AM

HURRICANE, Utah (AP) — Police say the woman found dead inside a submerged car in the Quail Creek Reservoir in southwestern Utah is 58-year-old Sherry L. Cowger of Hurricane. A…

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Police say South Jordan man threatened officers with rifle

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:51AM

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Police officers were able to reach a peaceful resolution with a South Jordan man holding a high-powered rifle who allegedly threatened to shoot officers. The…

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Feds project Lake Mead below drought trigger point in 2017

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:51AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal water managers are projecting Lake Mead will drop to levels in January 2017 that could force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada. Arizona’s water allocation…

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Man pleads guilty to fraud with sports drink company

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:49AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California man is pleading guilty to money laundering and wire fraud in connection with accusations he bilked investors out of millions in his sports…

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8 states get new drought aid for farms, ranches

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:49AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers and ranchers in the West’s worst-hit drought regions will receive an additional $21 million to help them save water and soil despite the long dry spell….

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Utah plans to join lawsuit against federal fracking rules

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:48AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah will join three other states in a lawsuit challenging new rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land….

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Storm causes minor flooding in Utah; Colorado due next

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:48AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Spring storms that have been pounding the West hit northern Utah over the weekend, causing minor flooding and a rock slide, with more storms forecast…

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Bear caught after wandering through Park City neighborhoods

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:48AM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — State wildlife officials tranquilized a bear that had been roaming through neighborhoods in the Park City area. KSL-TV reports that officials with the Utah Division…

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Lawmakers working on medical pot, prison relocation for 2016

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:47AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The next legislative session is eight months away, but Utah lawmakers are already working on bills to set up medical marijuana programs and halt a…

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Recent Rain Won't End Drought

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:45AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Although the month of May has been wetter than normal, officials say it’s not enough to end the drought in Utah. State Hydrologist Randy Julander…

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USU Offers New Aerospace Degree

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:45AM

(Logan, UT)—Utah State University is offering a new P-H-D program in aerospace engineering beginning this fall. Professor David Geller says the new P-H-D program has just been approved…

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Emma And Liam Are Utah's Top Baby Names

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:45AM

(Washington, DC)—The Social Security Administration has announced the most popular baby names last year in America and right here in Utah. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin says…

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Ogden Man Faces Federal Drug Charges

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:44AM

(Ogden, UT)—A man who was shot during a shoot-out with police last November is now facing federal drug charges that could send him to prison for the rest…

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Workers Find Sunken Car In The Weber River

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:44AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Work crews clearing debris from the Weber River have found a sunken stolen car. Weber County Sheriff’s spokesman Lane Findlay says it took about an…

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Miss Sevier County Royalty Named

Published on May 19, 2015 at 10:17AM

Richfield, Utah (May 19, 2015) – The annual Miss Sevier County Scholarship Program was held at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield on Saturday, May 16th. Eight young women from…

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Central Utah Power Outages

Published on May 18, 2015 at 12:48PM

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Many homes in Central Utah experienced power outages over the weekend. Early Sunday morning homes in Delta, Fillmore, Hinckley, Holden, and Lynndyl experienced power outages at 6:19 due to unknown…

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Congressman Chris Stewart on KSVC 980 AM, 100.5 FM

Published on May 18, 2015 at 12:40PM

Graduation time is here

Published on May 18, 2015 at 10:54AM

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The halls of education in Sanpete County will be a little emptier at the end of this week. Middle school and high school graduations begin on Tuesday with North Sanpete…

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After search, Chicago man finally meets birth dad in Utah

Published on May 18, 2015 at 10:37AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Chicago man’s search for his birth father has ended with success in Utah. Sixty-year-old Michael Reed met his 80-year-old father, Dennis Fay of Murray,...

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$3k reward offered in thoroughbred horse's death in Utah

Published on May 18, 2015 at 10:36AM

SYRACUSE, Utah (AP) — A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the death of a registered thoroughbred mare in Davis County….

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Tanker truck crashes, spills 5,000 gallons of oil in Utah

Published on May 18, 2015 at 10:36AM

MYTON, Utah (AP) — Crews are cleaning up after a tanker truck crashed in Duchesne County, spilling some 5,000 gallons of crude oil into a dry wash. The Utah Highway…

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Man hit, killed by car after involvement in Utah rollover

Published on May 18, 2015 at 10:36AM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A 29-year-old man died after he exited a pickup involved in a rollover and then was struck by a car in southern Utah. The Utah…

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Sundance brought $83 million to Utah in 2015

Published on May 18, 2015 at 10:35AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new University of Utah study shows attendees at the Sundance Film Festival are getting younger and eschewing hotels to stay at friends’ homes. The…

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2 arrested in murder-for-hire plot in Weber County

Published on May 18, 2015 at 10:35AM

RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) — Police say two men were arrested in a murder-for-hire plot in Weber County after arguing over the payment and phoning authorities. Fifty-nine-year-old Joseph Lopez is accused…

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Man Faces Child Abuse Charges

Published on May 18, 2015 at 10:34AM

(Davis County, UT)—A Davis County man is facing child abuse charges, and his young daughter is in the hospital. Court records show Phillip Menard has been arrested after…

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More Rain May Cause More Flooding

Published on May 18, 2015 at 10:34AM

(Weber County, UT)—Several homeowners in Weber County are drying out their basements following weekend flooding. The National Weather Service reports parts of Weber County got more than two…

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Police Standoff Ends Peacefully

Published on May 18, 2015 at 10:33AM

(South Jordan, UT)—A South Jordan man is behind bars following a 45 minute standoff with police early Sunday morning. Police say 44-year-old Bryan Lefevre was armed with a…

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Climbing Accident Injures Two Women

Published on May 18, 2015 at 10:33AM

(Provo, UT)—Two rock climbers are recovering at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center following a climbing accident yesterday at Rock Canyon. The Provo Fire Department reports one climber fell…

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Hit-And-Run Driver Injures Three

Published on May 18, 2015 at 10:32AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—One man is in custody and three people have been rushed to the hospital following a hit and run accident in downtown Salt Lake City…

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Graduations slated for Sevier school seniors

Published on May 18, 2015 at 06:49AM

Thanks to Mavanee Loftus For providing this story. School will dismiss before lunch Friday, May 22, for most schools in Sevier School District so that some 300 seniors may participate…

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