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Top Story Richfield Police Investigating Death

Published on July 27, 2017 at 10:32AM

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The Richfield City Police Department is investigating the death of a Richfield man. According to the Richfield Reaper officers responded to a report of a deceased person on Thursday, July…

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Top Story APNewsBreak: Man charged in igniting Brian Head fire

Published on July 25, 2017 at 09:57PM

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man accused of accidentally sparking a massive Utah wildfire that forced some 1,500 people from their homes last month and cost about $34 million…

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Fleeing car hits semitrailer, killing 1 and injuring another

Published on July 27, 2017 at 09:46AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Utah trooper had been attempting to make a traffic stop when the vehicle took off, crossed over into oncoming traffic and hitting…

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12th E.coli case found in Utah polygamous group's hometown

Published on July 27, 2017 at 08:46AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health authorities say they have confirmed an additional case of E.coli connected to an outbreak that previously killed two children in a mostly polygamous…

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No opposition from Trump as Obama drilling rules contested

Published on July 27, 2017 at 06:44AM

DENVER (AP) — A lawsuit contesting new rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land will get its day in court even though President Donald Trump’s administration doesn’t intend to implement…

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DNR Appoints New Division of Wildlife Resources Director

Published on July 26, 2017 at 11:13PM

Salt Lake City (July 26, 2017) – Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Mike Styler has named Mike Fowlks the new director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources…

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The Latest: FBI: Suspect in custody in cruise ship death of Utah women

Published on July 26, 2017 at 11:09PM

An FBI spokeswoman in Anchorage says a suspect is in custody in the death of a woman on a cruise ship in U.S. waters off of Alaska. Staci Feger-Pellessier had…

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FBI investigating death of Utah woman from domestic dispute on cruise ship

Published on July 26, 2017 at 07:35PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The FBI is investigating the death of a Utah woman stemming from a domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship traveling in U.S. waters off Alaska. Princess…

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Small plane crashes on Utah highway, killing 4 on board

Published on July 26, 2017 at 07:34PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a small plane crashed on a northern Utah highway, killing four people aboard, snarling traffic and leaving behind blackened wreckage. No injuries were…

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Arizona man gets 68 years in Nevada ranching standoff

Published on July 26, 2017 at 07:33PM

A Phoenix man has been sentenced to more than 68 years in federal prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up…

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Republicans' health care plan protested in Salt Lake City

Published on July 26, 2017 at 07:32PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — People opposed to the Senate Republicans’ health care plan gathered in downtown Salt Lake City to rally. KUTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2w0IMqw ) about 100 people gathered…

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SkyWest plans new flight from St. George to Los Angeles

Published on July 26, 2017 at 07:31PM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — SkyWest Airlines has announced plans for a new round-trip flight between St. George and Los Angeles this fall. SkyWest President chip Childs said Tuesday that…

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Ex-Interior Secretary Jewell blasts Trump's monument review

Published on July 26, 2017 at 10:04AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling President Donald Trump’s review of two dozen national monuments highly problematic and out of step with what Americans…

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Another killing reported near Salt Lake homeless shelter

Published on July 26, 2017 at 09:44AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Another killing has been reported near an overcrowded homeless shelter in Salt Lake City a day after police say a man was beaten to death…

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Prosecution misconduct alleged in Roy daycare killing

Published on July 26, 2017 at 09:43AM

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A judge has postponed sentencing for a Utah woman who faces up to life in prison after she was convicted of child abuse homicide at a…

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Flooding closes roads, shuts down commuter rail in Salt Lake

Published on July 26, 2017 at 09:43AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Flooding in the Salt Lake Valley has closed a number of roads and shut down part of a commuter rail line. The National Weather Service…

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Arizona man to be sentenced in Bundy standoff in Nevada

Published on July 26, 2017 at 06:46AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona man is due for sentencing in Las Vegas for his role in an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near…

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Morrisey urges US Supreme Court to overturn gun ruling

Published on July 26, 2017 at 06:46AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, joined by four other states, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling they say infringes…

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Report: Utah home-birth rate double national average

Published on July 25, 2017 at 09:56PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new report shows Utah women are choosing home birth at a rate double the national average, and those moms tend to be older and…

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Man dies in series of random attacks near shelter

Published on July 25, 2017 at 09:56PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a homeless man was beaten to death and three other people were hurt in a series of random, unprovoked attacks near an overcrowded…

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Ted Cruz to Utah to support Herrod's bid to replace Chaffetz

Published on July 25, 2017 at 09:55PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is planning to headline a campaign rally to support a former Utah state legislator who is vying to replace Jason Chaffetz…

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Lightning sparks wildfire in Dinosaur National Monument

Published on July 25, 2017 at 09:54PM

JENSEN, Utah (AP) — A wildfire has sparked in Dinosaur National Monument after lightning struck a tree in windy and dry conditions. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2vXHf4I ) the…

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Brush fire threatens Utah homes before being extinguished

Published on July 25, 2017 at 09:54PM

SANDY, Utah (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire threatened a dozen homes in a Utah city before it was extinguished. KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2h02mko ) the fire started Monday in the…

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Zion trail closed by mudslide to be repaired with $1M grant

Published on July 25, 2017 at 09:50PM

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ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — A popular Zion National Park trail closed by a large mudslide several years ago will get be repaired with a $1 million grant. The…

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Richfield Photographer Earns Certification

Published on July 25, 2017 at 06:37AM

Richfield, Utah, July 21, 2017- Clark W Knight CPP of Clark Knight Photography in Richfield Utah has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from the Professional Photographers of America…

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29-year-old man dies in motorcycle crash in Utah

Published on July 24, 2017 at 04:49PM

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — A 29-year-old motorcyclist has died after crashing in Midvale. Unified police detective Ken Hansen says then man was traveling southbound through an intersection on Sunday when…

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Ute Tribe pushing for equal treatment from state pulls out of summit

Published on July 24, 2017 at 04:48PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ute leaders say they’re frustrated with Utah’s treatment of their tribe and are demanding state officials deal with their government as a fellow sovereign nation….

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Ogden names first Hispanic Pioneer Day parade grand marshals

Published on July 24, 2017 at 04:47PM

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The owners of a northern Utah restaurant chain say they’re honored to be the first Hispanic grand marshals of the Ogden Pioneer Days Grand Parade. The…

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Kennedy Center in Washington replaces inaccurate Utah flag

Published on July 24, 2017 at 04:47PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah flag with a historical error that for more than a dozen years hung at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., has been replaced….

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Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

Published on July 24, 2017 at 04:46PM

CRANBROOK, British Columbia (AP) — A former bishop of an isolated polygamous commune in Canada has been convicted of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight. Winston Blackmore was found…

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Utah high court OKs dismissal of lawsuit over dog shooting

Published on July 23, 2017 at 10:38PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Salt Lake City in the fatal shooting of a man’s dog by police…

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Health officials: Low levels of toxin found in Jordan River

Published on July 23, 2017 at 10:38PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County health officials are advising people to stay out of the Jordan River because of a low level of an algae-related toxin found…

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Crews, aircraft battling wildfire in northwestern Utah

Published on July 23, 2017 at 10:37PM

GROUSE CREEK, Utah (AP) — Officials in extreme northwestern Utah’s Box Elder County say crews are hampered by shifting winds as they battle a wildfire. County economic development director Mitch…

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Utah governor says 50-year water plan marks new beginning

Published on July 23, 2017 at 10:37PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It took more than four years, but Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s Water Strategy Advisory Team finally completed the state’s new 50-year water management plan. Herbert…

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Idaho, Utah team up to fight invasive mussels

Published on July 23, 2017 at 10:35PM

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is teaming up with Utah to protect Bear Lake on the Utah-Idaho border from invasive mussels. Idaho State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2vycPGN ) that the states…

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Man accused of attempted murder after shooting at Provo home

Published on July 23, 2017 at 10:35PM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting at a Provo home. Provo police say 22-year-old Caleb Plainer was…

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Utah wildlife rehab center uses rescued eagle for education

Published on July 23, 2017 at 10:34PM

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Phoenix, a 5-year-old golden eagle, leaps from perch to perch in his enclosure. He does it with a brace on his left foot. On June 21,...

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Park City has launched a fully electric bike-share program

Published on July 23, 2017 at 10:34PM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Park City has launched one of the country’s first fully electric bike-share programs. City officials say the first phase of the program will support 88…

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Democrat Surveyor running against GOP Rep. Stewart for House

Published on July 21, 2017 at 04:08PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The co-founder of the Utah League of Native American Voters is running to challenge U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah next year. Democrat Carol Surveyor…

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Utah group wants to create a new redistricting commission

Published on July 21, 2017 at 04:06PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new Utah group is calling for the creation of an independent redistricting commission amid allegations that Republican legislators have gerrymandered districts in the state…

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Police: Imprisoned doctor's death ruled suicide

Published on July 21, 2017 at 03:20PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The death of a Utah doctor imprisoned for drugging his beauty queen wife and leaving her to die in a bathtub has been ruled a…

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Man pleads guilty to hiding body in suitcase after overdose

Published on July 21, 2017 at 01:10PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man accused of cutting up the body of a Colorado woman and hiding her remains in a suitcase after she overdosed on drugs in…

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$3.4M for Colorado and Denver to lure outdoor show

Published on July 21, 2017 at 01:09PM

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will contribute $1.7 million to help relocate the nation’s largest outdoor recreation trade show from Salt Lake City to Denver. The Colorado Economic Development Commission this…

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Report predicts Utah area will be overwhelmed with growth

Published on July 21, 2017 at 01:08PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A report predicts an area between Salt Lake City and Provo could face major highway congestion, a lack of affordable housing options and an increase…

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Judge signs resignation deal for embattled county recorder

Published on July 21, 2017 at 01:07PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge is approving a deal for an embattled Utah elected official to resign amid questions about his mental capacity. Salt Lake County officials said…

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San Juan County welcomes redrawing of election districts

Published on July 21, 2017 at 09:56AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Commissioners in a southeastern Utah county are welcoming a federal judge’s order that an independent expert redraw the county’s commission and school board election districts…

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Police: Man shoots, injures 18-year-old before killing self

Published on July 21, 2017 at 09:29AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Police in Spanish Fork say a 19-year-old man shot and injured another teenager overnight at a high school parking lot and later shot and killed himself….

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Utah unemployment rate rose slightly in June to 3.4 percent

Published on July 21, 2017 at 09:28AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s unemployment rate grew in June to 3.4 percent, two-tenths of a percentage point higher than the previous month. The state Department of Workforce Services…

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Utah's overcrowded Zion National Park may require RSVPs

Published on July 21, 2017 at 06:42AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The sweeping red-rock vistas at Utah’s Zion National Park are increasingly filled with a bumper crop of visitors. Now park managers are weighing an unusual…

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Embattled Salt Lake County recorder Gary Ott to resign

Published on July 20, 2017 at 04:21PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah elected official who has been placed under his family’s guardianship after more than a year public questions about his mental capacity will resign…

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Judge weighs privacy in prescription-drug database case

Published on July 20, 2017 at 03:39PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge is weighing whether the Drug Enforcement Administration can access a Utah prescription-drug database without a warrant in a case that pits the…

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Police: Utah gynecologist shared child pornography images

Published on July 20, 2017 at 03:38PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police believe a northern Utah gynecologist shared child pornography images and had explicit online discussions while using the internet at several hospitals. The Davis County…

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Heavy Utah rains damage several homes, injures woman

Published on July 20, 2017 at 03:37PM

SALEM, Utah (AP) — Official say heavy rains in northern Utah have left nearly 100 Salem homes flooded or damaged. According to city officials, about two inches of rain fell…

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Judge: San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again

Published on July 20, 2017 at 12:38PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has ruled for the second time that the boundaries of election districts in a southeastern Utah county are unconstitutional and violate the…

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Polygamous towns appealing overhaul of their operations

Published on July 20, 2017 at 11:44AM

PHOENIX (AP) — A polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border is appealing an overhaul of its government operations that was ordered in response to a verdict that found nonbelievers were…

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Sister Shot In Back By Brother in Garfield County

Published on July 20, 2017 at 11:44AM

(Henrieville, UT)—A 15-year-old girl is now in stable condition at a Salt Lake City hospital after being shot by her younger brother in Henrieville. Investigators with the Garfield…

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Koch brothers, Eccles family give $20M to University of Utah

Published on July 20, 2017 at 11:43AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The billionaire conservative Koch brothers and Utah’s wealthy Eccles family are giving a combined $20 million to the University of Utah to create an economics…

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Utah hotline set up for victims to get updates on rape kits

Published on July 20, 2017 at 11:43AM

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Salt Lake County and state officials have created an information line that sexual assault victims and survivors can call to get an update on the status…

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Prosecutors: Online takedown linked to Utah teen drug deaths

Published on July 20, 2017 at 11:42AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Justice Department officials in Washington say they’ve taken down an illicit internet marketplace where a Park City teenager bought drugs responsible for a classmate’s…

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