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Judge delays hearings in dirty soda lawsuit

Published on December 09, 2016 at 12:51PM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A judge has delayed depositions in a court battle over flavor-shot-spiked “dirty sodas.” The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2hnIOWy ) that a deposition in the case between…

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New fleet of electric semi-trucks to be made in Tennessee

Published on December 09, 2016 at 12:51PM

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A new truck manufacturing company is expected to soon start building electric-powered semi-trucks in Tennessee. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/2h5uSzu) 34-year-old Nikola Motor Co….

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The Latest: Murder charge filed in troubled-kid ranch attack

Published on December 09, 2016 at 12:50PM

Prosecutors are charging a teenager with aggravated murder in a fatal attack on a worker at a southern Utah ranch for troubled teens. Garfield County attorneys filed charges Friday in…

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Tax Preparedness Series: Tax Records – What to Keep

Published on December 09, 2016 at 12:48PM

PHOENIX – - As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service has information for taxpayers who wonder how long to keep tax returns and other documents. Generally, the IRS

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Protect Your Clients: Security Summit Partners Warn Tax Pros of Cybercriminals, Launch New Awareness Tips

Published on December 09, 2016 at 12:47PM

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PHOENIX – - The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals of the continuing threat from cybercriminals and launched a series of security…

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Utah shooting highlights gaps for domestic violence victims

Published on December 09, 2016 at 10:46AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Advocates say a Utah woman who police say was killed by her ex-boyfriend shortly after getting a restraining order against him exposes gaps in the…

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Judge in polygamous child labor case orders $200k payment

Published on December 09, 2016 at 10:46AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge is ordering a contracting company with ties to a polygamous group to pay at least $200,000 in back wages to children who…

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Wanted Man Flees, Hits Church 

Published on December 09, 2016 at 10:45AM

(St. George, UT)  —  A wanted man is behind bars after reportedly fleeing from police and then slamming his car into a church in Saint George.  Police reportedly found David Temples…

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Grand Jury Charges Man In Ponzi Scheme 

Published on December 09, 2016 at 10:45AM

(Draper, UT) —  A Draper man is facing over a dozen charges of securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.  A federal grand jury indicted Andrew Kelley yesterday after investigators say…

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Second person dies in Utah mobile home fire

Published on December 09, 2016 at 10:45AM

WASHINGTON CITY, Utah (AP) — A 3-year-old girl who was pulled from a burning mobile home in Washington City has become the second person to die from injuries suffered in…

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Iconic 'Sentinel' hoodoo ends its watch over Bryce Canyon

Published on December 09, 2016 at 10:45AM

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Bryce Canyon National Park officials say the iconic hoodoo known as “The Sentinel” has ended its watch. The Deseret News reports that officials…

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Orem Authorities Do Mannequin Challenge 

Published on December 09, 2016 at 10:44AM

(Orem, UT) —  First responders in Orem are taking the Mannequin Challenge to the next level.  The Orem police and fire departments posted the video on Wednesday.  Officials say they used…

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Washington, Iron, Kane Counties Population Growing 

Published on December 09, 2016 at 10:44AM

(Undated) —  More people are living in southwestern Utah compared to last year.  New estimates from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah show that the…

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Police Looking For Missing St. George Man 

Published on December 09, 2016 at 10:44AM

(St. George, UT) —  Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing St. George man.  Police say David Grant Torrey has Asberger’s and borderline personality disorder, and may…

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Utah Man's Suit Against Taylor Swift Thrown Out 

Published on December 09, 2016 at 10:44AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  The Utah man who sued Taylor Swift for not accepting a song he wrote for her sees his case thrown out.  Russell Greer had sued the…

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Crash Knocks Out Power To Hundreds In St. George. 

Published on December 09, 2016 at 10:43AM

(St. George, UT) —  Everything is back to normal after a car crash left hundreds without power in St. George.  It happened around midnight yesterday near 3150 South and 3000 East. …

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Public Hearing to be Held to Determine Future of Wild Horse Management

Published on December 09, 2016 at 10:42AM

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting a statewide public hearing Tuesday, to discuss the use of helicopters and other motorized vehicles to help manage wild horses and burros in…

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Gunnison and Centerfield agree to joint law enforcement

Published on December 08, 2016 at 02:59PM

Leaders from Gunnison and Centerfield have finalized an agreement that will unify their municipal police departments. The inter-local agreement, which has been worked on unofficially for two decades, will form…

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Sanpete County Commissioners approve tax increase

Published on December 08, 2016 at 02:43PM

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In spite of heavy opposition from residents, the Sanpete County Commission unanimously approved a $1.5 million property tax increase, effectively raising the certified tax rate by 60 percent. The commission…

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Second Washington City Fire Victim Dies 

Published on December 08, 2016 at 02:15PM

(Washington City, UT) —  A child is now the second victim of a fire that destroyed a Washington City mobile home earlier this week.  Police announced yesterday that the three-year-old girl…

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Poll: Utahns Like Hatch, But He Should Retire 

Published on December 08, 2016 at 02:15PM

(Washington, DC) —  Most Utahns have a favorable opinion of Senator Orrin Hatch, but think it’s probably time for him to go soon.  The survey from the Senate Conservatives Fund…

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Trump Says Romney Still In Running For State Dept 

Published on December 08, 2016 at 02:15PM

(New York, NY) —  President-elect Donald Trump is insisting that Mitt Romney is still being considered for Secretary of State.  On NBC’s “Today,” Trump rejected speculation that he is stringing…

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Man Indicted In Counterfeit Drug Operation 

Published on December 08, 2016 at 02:14PM

(Cottonwood Heights, UT) —  The man accused of running a massive counterfeit drug operation in Utah is indicted by a grand jury.  Investigators reportedly found tens of thousands of pills made…

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SLC Airport Asks For $350 Million More For Expansion 

Published on December 08, 2016 at 02:14PM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  More expensive materials and labor is being blamed for a 350-million dollar increase needed to pay for the Salt Lake City International Airport expansion.  The airport…

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Report: LGBT students face discrimination at US schools

Published on December 08, 2016 at 02:13PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A report from an international human rights organization concludes many public schools are still hostile environments for LGBT students. The lengthy report from Human Rights…

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Company delays work on controversial Utah tar sands project

Published on December 08, 2016 at 02:13PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Canadian company is delaying the startup of its oil sands mining operation in eastern Utah. The Calgary-based US Oil Sands announced it has laid…

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Woman Sentenced For Hitting, Killing Child While Under The Influence 

Published on December 08, 2016 at 02:13PM

(Payson, UT) —  A Payson woman will spend between one and five years behind bars for hitting and killing a child while driving under the influence.  Investigators say Tabatha Magoon had…

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Utah governor releases $16B budget plan for upcoming year

Published on December 08, 2016 at 02:12PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert is releasing a $16 billion budget plan for the upcoming year that tries to stem high turnover among prison guards and corrections…

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Amazon.com to start collecting sales tax from Utah buyers

Published on December 08, 2016 at 02:12PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State tax officials say they’ve struck an agreement with Amazon.com where the online retailer will start collecting sales tax on purchases made by Utah residents….

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The Latest: Teen accused in killing was trying to leave

Published on December 08, 2016 at 01:51PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A southern Utah sheriff says a teenager accused of killing a staff member at a youth treatment center attacked the worker because he wanted to…

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Fort Lewis Student Fined For Vandalism in Utah

Published on December 08, 2016 at 10:45AM

DURANGO, Colo. (AP)-Per a report from the Durango (Colo.) Herald a college student was fined for vandalizing ruins on a trip in Utah. The student, who attends the Durango-based Fort…

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Crash in Emery County Affects Traffic This Morning

Published on December 08, 2016 at 09:45AM

EMERY COUNTY, Utah (AP)-Per the official Twitter account of UDOT, a crash occurred in Emery County Thursday morning. The accident occurred at milepost 6 on Utah S.R. 155 near Cleveland,...

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School District Temporarily Pulls Classics After Complaint

Published on December 08, 2016 at 07:28AM

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ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school district has temporarily pulled two classic novels from its classrooms after a parent filed a formal complaint over language contained in the books….

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Utah County Sheriff's Office Reports Stabbing

Published on December 07, 2016 at 05:55PM

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HOBBLE CREEK CANYON (AP)-Per a report from the official Twitter of KSL-TV Channel 5 in Salt Lake City, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office stated a stabbing occurred in Hobble Creek…

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BLM Announces Coal Lease Sale in Sevier and Sanpete Counties

Published on December 07, 2016 at 11:38AM

Salt Lake City, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a Competitive Coal Lease Sale for a tract of Federal coal in Sanpete and Sevier Counties, Utah. The tract…

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Snow In Cedar City Possible Tomorrow

Published on December 07, 2016 at 10:42AM

(Cedar City, UT)—There is a possibility for snow in the forecast for Cedar City. The National Weather Service says there’s a 20 percent chance of snow tomorrow after…

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Mother says slain woman was trying to rebuild her life

Published on December 07, 2016 at 10:41AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a Utah woman who police say was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend says her daughter got a restraining order after a…

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Utah to spend $138,000 to restore famous outlaw's cabin

Published on December 07, 2016 at 10:40AM

CIRCLEVILLE, Utah (AP) — Utah state officials are going to spend $138,000 to restore a decaying wood cabin in Piute County that has become a tourist spot because it’s believed…

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Teen Kills Staff Member At Garfield County Ranch School - The Latest

Published on December 07, 2016 at 10:39AM

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The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says a staff member at a residential school and treatment program is dead after being attacked by one of the students.  Jimmy Woolsey, 61, of…

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Man Dies From Injuries In Mobile Home Fire 

Published on December 07, 2016 at 10:38AM

(Washington City, UT) —  Police say a man has died from injuries he suffered during a mobile home fire in Washington City.  The 60-year-old man went into the home at 434…

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Flags To Be At Half-Staff Today To Mark Pearl Harbor Anniversary 

Published on December 07, 2016 at 10:38AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Flags throughout the state will fly at half-staff to mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  Governor Gary Herbert announced the move…

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DABC To Offer Customers Reusable Bags 

Published on December 07, 2016 at 10:38AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  The state agency that oversees alcohol sales is going a bit green just in time for Christmas.  The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control plans to offer…

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University Of Utah Suspending Rape Investigation 

Published on December 07, 2016 at 10:38AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Police at the University of Utah are suspending a rape investigation after failing to find enough evidence to support the victim’s story.  The female student said…

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Police Release 911 Calls In Shooting That Left Woman Dead 

Published on December 07, 2016 at 10:38AM

(Utah County, UT) —  Officials in Utah County are letting the public hear the 911 calls that detail the attack on a woman who died at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. …

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Washington County Land Considered For Oil, Gas Leases 

Published on December 07, 2016 at 10:37AM

(Washington County, UT) —  The Bureau of Land Management is looking at a number of parcels of public land in southern Utah.  “St. George News” reports that the four Washington County…

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EPA Giving UT $6M For Vehicle Emissions Control 

Published on December 07, 2016 at 10:37AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Utah is getting six-million dollars in new federal money to help cut pollution.  Officials say the money will pay for replacing old school buses, making vehicles…

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Snow College searches for new head football coach

Published on December 07, 2016 at 07:00AM

Snow College head football coach Britt Maughan has announced he will resign his position to pursue other coaching opportunities, effective immediately. Maughan has been with the Badger football program for…

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SLC Plans To Take Advantage Of Prison Siting

Published on December 06, 2016 at 03:41PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Salt Lake City officials are pursuing a two-year plan surrounding the new state prison being built north of the city. The prison is sited for…

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EPA Giving UT $6M For Vehicle Emissions Control

Published on December 06, 2016 at 03:41PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Utah is getting six-million dollars in new federal money to help cut pollution. Officials say the money will pay for replacing old school buses, making…

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DCFS Needs Backpacks, Duffel Bags

Published on December 06, 2016 at 03:41PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—The Utah Division of Child and Family Services needs backpacks and duffel bags for foster children. Officials say the bags are small items that go…

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Two-Thirds Of 6- To 9-Year-Olds Have Had Cavities

Published on December 06, 2016 at 03:40PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A new report from the state Department of Health says about two-thirds of Utah children ages six to nine have had cavities. That’s up from…

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UT Holding $375M In Unclaimed Property

Published on December 06, 2016 at 03:37PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—The state Treasurer’s Office is urging citizens to check to see if any of the 375-million-dollars in unclaimed property Utah is holding belongs to them….

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Teen Allegedly Kills Staff Member of Rehabilitation Facility in Escalante

Published on December 06, 2016 at 03:11PM

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The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a man was killed by a teenager in Escalante today.   A 61-year old male staff member was assaulted and killed this morning,...

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Three Burned In Washington Home Fire 

Published on December 06, 2016 at 11:52AM

(Washington, UT) —  Three people are in the hospital after their mobile home caught fire in Washington.  Crews were called to the blaze at 434 East Angie Lane last night.  “St….

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Navajo Nation files $160 M claim with EPA over mine spill

Published on December 06, 2016 at 11:51AM

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year’s mine waste spill that…

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BYU Students Start Shopping Valet Service At Provo Mall 

Published on December 06, 2016 at 11:51AM

(Provo, UT) —  A group of enterprising BYU students is giving shoppers a bit of a break from carrying packages and gifts during their trip to the Provo Mall.  The students…

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Utah county sue over halt on new coal leases on federal land

Published on December 06, 2016 at 11:50AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah counties say in a lawsuit that a halt on new coal leases on federal land is blocking a mine expansion that would pump…

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Police: School stabbing suspect had suicidal thoughts

Published on December 06, 2016 at 11:49AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Orem, Utah, teenager accused of stabbing five other students told police after the attack that he’s had suicidal and harmful thoughts since he was…

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Police recover peeping drone taking video of bathrooms

Published on December 06, 2016 at 11:49AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police department is warning people to keep an eye out for unmanned drones flying outside their bathroom windows. Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez…

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Utah man faces charges after fire at father-in-law's home

Published on December 05, 2016 at 01:04PM

HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a man accused of setting fire to his father-in-law’s Heber City home. The Deseret News reports that no was injured…

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The Latest: Man shoots ex, dies after police fire shots

Published on December 05, 2016 at 01:03PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a Utah man shot and killed an ex-girlfriend who had a restraining order against him shortly before he died after a confrontation with…

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Man gets 12 years in drug conspiracy, money laundering case

Published on December 05, 2016 at 01:02PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in a Nevada-to-Utah oxycodone distribution and money laundering case. The…

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Recreation Plan Forming For Goblin Valley

Published on December 05, 2016 at 12:59PM

(Emery County, UT)—The BLM is conducting an environmental review for a plan aimed to control crowds in part of southern Utah’s San Rafael Swell. Officials say the Temple…

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Survey: Most Utahns Oppose Rising Costs For Solar Users

Published on December 05, 2016 at 12:59PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Most Utahns are against raising electricity costs for rooftop solar customers. “The Salt Lake Tribune” cites a survey by the Utah Solar Energy Association that…

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Woman Arrested For Stabbing Son

Published on December 05, 2016 at 12:58PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A 67-year-woman in custody is accused of stabbing her son in chest in an argument over money. Unified police say the stabbing late Saturday afternoon…

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Utah Cancer Survivor Plans Trip To Mount Everest 

Published on December 05, 2016 at 11:14AM

(Layton, UT) —  A Utah man is planning to travel to Mount Everest as a tribute to people who have fought cancer and survived.  Jon Platten of Layton was diagnosed with…

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Pilot Makes Emergency Landing In Payson 

Published on December 05, 2016 at 11:14AM

(Payson, UT) —  A student pilot is uninjured after having to make an emergency landing in Utah County.  Police tell Fox 13 that the pilot ran out of fuel after taking…

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Utah parent accused of stealing $5,000 from autism program

Published on December 05, 2016 at 11:13AM

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — An Ogden woman has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a preschool program designed to benefit children with autism. Rebecca Irene Campos was charged…

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Many Utah teachers work 2nd jobs to supplement low salaries

Published on December 05, 2016 at 11:13AM

LEHI, Utah (AP) — Many Utah public school teachers work second jobs to supplement low salaries that aren’t expected to rise substantially with enrollment numbers. Granite School District spokesman Ben…

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Huntsman Being Mentioned As Potential Sec. State Nominee 

Published on December 05, 2016 at 11:13AM

(Washington, DC) —  The expanded search for a potential U.S. Secretary of State may now include former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr.  Sources close to the presidential transition team tell…

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2 dead after gunfire erupts near Salt Lake City

Published on December 05, 2016 at 11:12AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after gunfire erupted Sunday evening near Salt Lake City. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office says the violence flared as…

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