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Utah sues federal government over sage grouse plan

Published on February 05, 2016 at 02:12PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is suing the federal government over its new set of rules intended to protect the greater sage grouse. The Utah Attorney General’s Office said…

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Elizabeth Smart working on self-empowerment book due in 2017

Published on February 05, 2016 at 02:12PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart’s next book will be a guide to self-empowerment. Smart is an activist and author of a best-selling memoir about her kidnapping as…

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Ape at Utah zoo predicts Panthers to win Super Bowl

Published on February 05, 2016 at 02:12PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An ape at the Salt Lake City zoo has predicted the Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl. Zoo spokeswoman Erica Hansen says a 1-year-old…

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Utah lawmaker: Pornography a public health crisis

Published on February 05, 2016 at 02:11PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator in Utah is pushing a resolution to declare pornography a public health crisis. Sen. Todd Weiler, a Mormon, contends that children…

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Woman convicted in deputy death denied new trial

Published on February 05, 2016 at 02:11PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman convicted of being the getaway driver in crime spree that left a sheriff’s deputy dead won’t get a new trial. Court records show…

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The Latest: Lawmakers OK medical marijuana plan

Published on February 05, 2016 at 02:03PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers has approved a bill that would allow tens of thousands of residents with chronic or debilitating conditions to consume edible…

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Speed trap in Utah generates 40 percent of city's money

Published on February 05, 2016 at 02:02PM

MANTUA, Utah (AP) — A small town in northern Utah generates almost 40 percent of the money in its general fund from speeding ticket fines. KUTV-TV reports that the Utah…

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Wet weather systems increasingly more rare in Southwest

Published on February 05, 2016 at 02:02PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A new study of global weather patterns over the past 35 years supports earlier scientific predictions the southwestern United States will become drier as atmospheric conditions…

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APNewsBreak: Feds seeking settlement in coal mining lawsuits

Published on February 05, 2016 at 02:02PM

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials want to enter settlement talks with an environmental group that sued the government over the potential climate change impacts from burning coal mined in…

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Funeral to draw large crowd in support of Oregon occupier

Published on February 05, 2016 at 02:01PM

KANAB, Utah (AP) — The funeral for the Arizona rancher killed by law enforcement during the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge was expected to draw supporters Friday from…

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Review: Errors led to parole of man who later killed officer

Published on February 05, 2016 at 02:01PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Department of Corrections says communication breakdowns led a parole board to release a man from prison who later killed a police officer despite…

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Woman convicted in deputy death denied new trial

Published on February 05, 2016 at 02:01PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman convicted of being the getaway driver in crime spree that left a Utah County sheriff’s deputy dead won’t get a new trial. Court…

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Grazing Conference in Richfield

Published on February 05, 2016 at 11:32AM

NEWS The Utah Farm Bureau and Utah Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office (PLPCO) are sponsoring a Livestock Grazing Rights Conference to address growing uncertainty facing Utah ranchers and rural communities….

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President of Utah State announces retirement

Published on February 04, 2016 at 04:18PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The president of Utah State University is retiring after 11 years. USU president Stan Albrecht announced Wednesday that he will step down as leader of…

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Utah lawmakers debate 2 medical marijuana proposals Thursday

Published on February 04, 2016 at 04:17PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lawmakers on Thursday will debate two programs that seek to allow more people to use marijuana products to treat medical conditions. Utah has a very…

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Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in St. George murder

Published on February 04, 2016 at 04:17PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A southern Utah man will no longer face a possible death penalty in the shooting death of a 20-year-old woman. The Spectrum newspaper of St….

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Utah lawmaker wants to revive polygamy ban with revisions

Published on February 04, 2016 at 04:17PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the wake of a court decision that de-criminalized polygamy in Utah, a state lawmaker wants to revive the ban on living with multiple so-called…

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Ex-Utah State frat brother pleads guilty to attempted rape

Published on February 04, 2016 at 04:17PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah State University fraternity brother accused of sexually assaulting two women has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Court records show that 27-year-old Jason…

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Man convicted of killing BYU professor gets new lawyer

Published on February 04, 2016 at 04:17PM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A man convicted of killing a retired Brigham Young University professor in 2009 has been appointed a new post-conviction attorney. The Daily Herald reports that Ryan…

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Ape at Utah zoo to predict Super Bowl winner

Published on February 04, 2016 at 04:16PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An ape at the Salt Lake City zoo will try on Thursday to extend the zoo’s eight-year streak of animals correctly picking the Super Bowl…

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Woman dies in industrial mixer accident at Utah bakery

Published on February 04, 2016 at 04:16PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman has died after she was caught in an industrial-size bakery mixer in a Salt Lake City suburb. Sandy Police Sgt. Dean Carriger says…

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"Right To Die" Legislation Introduced Again

Published on February 04, 2016 at 07:13AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A state representative from Salt Lake City is hoping to get more traction this year with her bill to let terminally ill people end their…

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Officer's ear sliced in half during Salt Lake City arrest

Published on February 03, 2016 at 11:57AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer in Salt Lake City has been hospitalized after part of his ear was cut off during an arrest. KSL-TV reports that the…

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Utah conservatives vow to fight sex education bill

Published on February 03, 2016 at 11:57AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Conservative groups in Utah are already vowing to fight a Democratic lawmaker’s effort to expand sex education in public schools. The Salt Lake Tribune reports…

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Man ordered to trial in shootout after crash

Published on February 03, 2016 at 11:57AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Idaho man accused of shooting at emergency crews after his car crashed into a natural gas line in northern Utah is set to stand…

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Salt Lake County to pay $280K for storm water violations

Published on February 03, 2016 at 11:56AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County has agreed to pay a $280,000 penalty as part of an agreement with the federal government over alleged mismanagement of storm water…

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3 people plead guilty to Utah, Idaho baby formula thefts

Published on February 03, 2016 at 11:56AM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty to stealing more than 400 cans of baby formula from stores in Utah and Idaho. The Herald Journal reports that the…

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Orem officer attracts attention after babysitting toddler

Published on February 03, 2016 at 11:56AM

OREM, Utah (AP) — An Orem police officer is getting attention after he volunteered for an unusual duty: babysitting. KUTV-TV reports that Officer Kevin Norris was waiting to testify in…

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Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfires

Published on February 03, 2016 at 11:55AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drone owners who fly their aircrafts within a few miles of a wildfire could face jail time under a proposal from a Utah lawmaker. Jason…

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Breastfeeding bill brings talk of 'milking', babies in mines

Published on February 03, 2016 at 11:55AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal to require businesses to accommodate breastfeeding mothers at work has passed the Utah Senate despite concerns from one lawmaker who wondered if it…

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Body of missing skier found buried in avalanche

Published on February 03, 2016 at 11:55AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say they have found the body of a missing Utah skier buried under three feet of snow from an avalanche in the backcountry outside…

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Democrat businesswoman to challenge US Rep. Chris Stewart

Published on February 03, 2016 at 11:55AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Democratic businesswoman will challenge U.S. Republican Rep. Chris Stewart for his congressional seat. Charlene Albarran announced Tuesday that will run against Stewart, who is…

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Panel OKs 'In God We Trust' as standard Utah license plate

Published on February 03, 2016 at 11:54AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah drivers who want to declare “In God We Trust,” on their car’s license plate may soon be able to do so without paying an…

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Utah bill could allow executions of human traffickers

Published on February 03, 2016 at 11:54AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah legislators has approved a lawmaker’s proposal allowing the state to execute someone convicted of human trafficking if the victim later dies…

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Generals say women should have to register for draft

Published on February 03, 2016 at 08:06AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Army and Marine Corps generals say they believe all women should have to register for the draft now that combat jobs are open to them….

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Manti Basketball team moves snow

Published on February 02, 2016 at 02:10PM

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When the Manti High school boys basketball team arrived for practice Monday afternoon, Coach Devin Shakespeare told the team to put on their coats and gloves instead of their sweats….

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Struggling Salt Lake City mall sold to Phoenix-based company

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:27PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The new owner of The Gateway mall in Salt Lake City says it plans to invest $30 million to revitalize the financially troubled mall with…

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Officials investigating shooting at Cache County jail

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:26PM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The Davis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting at the Cache County jail that injured an inmate. KUTV-TV reports that Chris Simpson says jail officers…

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Police say Utah carjacking leads to fatal crash

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:26PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One person is dead after her vehicle was broadsided by a Volkswagen that Utah authorities say had recently been carjacked. Kaysville Police Lt. Kenton Pies…

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3 people plead guilty to Utah, Idaho baby formula thefts

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:26PM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty to stealing more than 400 cans of baby formula from stores in Utah and Idaho. The Herald Journal reports that the…

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Search continues for missing skier in Park City area

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:26PM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Utah rescuers are still looking for a man who didn’t return home after a Sunday trip to a Park City ski resort. The Summit County…

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Man charged in federal building evacuation released

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:26PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Provo man accused of trying to bring an explosive device into the federal building in Salt Lake City is set to be released from…

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Doug Owens outraises Mia Love in latest fundraising period

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:25PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New campaign fundraising reports show Democratic challenger Doug Owens raised more money than U.S. Rep. Mia Love in the final months of 2015. Reports filed…

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Man injured in Salt Lake City police shooting

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:25PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a man holding a gun was shot and wounded after a short chase in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Robin…

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Park City police field 3 false bomb threats

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:25PM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Park City police are investigating after they received bomb threats at three locations in one night, though all three were found to be false. Park…

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Delta apologizes for flight attendants' 'altercation'

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:25PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is apologizing to passengers after a confrontation between two flight attendants last month led pilots to make an unscheduled landing halfway through the trip….

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Audit: Critical cracks in parole board's antiquated system

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:09PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state evaluation of Utah’s parole board finds that information could be slipping through the cracks because their record-keeping system is based on handwritten notes….

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Winter storm leads to rare snow day at southern Utah schools

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:09PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A winter storm dumped about one foot of snow in some parts of southern Utah, leading to a rare cancellation of classes Monday in Cedar…

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The Latest: People rally to support, condemn Oregon standoff

Published on February 02, 2016 at 12:09PM

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered outside the courthouse in a small Oregon town both to protest and support the armed occupation of a national wildlife preserve. People…

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Utah lawmaker introduces no-permit concealed carry bill

Published on February 02, 2016 at 07:33AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new bill could make it legal for Utah residents to carry a concealed, loaded gun in public without a permit. Republican Sen. David Hinkins…

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Highway 72 Closed

Published on February 01, 2016 at 06:13PM

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WAYNE COUNTY, Utah (AP)-Per the official Twitter account of UDOT, S.R. 72 north of Fremont has been closed because of inclement weather in the region as of 6:13 pm MST

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I-15 Closed at Nephi

Published on February 01, 2016 at 04:19PM

NEPHI, Utah (AP)-Monday afternoon, per a UDOT report, northbound Interstate 15 has been closed throughout Nephi City limits. The closure begins at Exit 222, the south Nephi exit and Interstate…

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Man robbed while meeting online date in West Valley City

Published on February 01, 2016 at 02:19PM

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — West Valley police say a man was robbed at gunpoint and wounded during what he thought was a date with a woman he met…

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16-year-old boy stable after falling 25 feet in Hurricane

Published on February 01, 2016 at 02:19PM

HURRICANE, Utah (AP) — A 16-year-old boy is in stable condition after falling 25 feet from a cliff in Hurricane. Authorities received reports of the teen falling shortly before 3:30…

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Man dies in Salt Lake City after setting himself on fire

Published on February 01, 2016 at 02:19PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after setting himself on fire outside a Salt Lake City gas station. KSL-TV reports that police and firefighters were…

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Dominion Resources buying Questar for about $4.4 billion

Published on February 01, 2016 at 02:18PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Dominion Resources is buying Questar for approximately $4.4 billion, a big reach to the West for the East coast energy company. Dominion operates in the mid-Atlantic…

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Orem police offer residents mass shooting survival course

Published on February 01, 2016 at 02:18PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police in Orem are offering residents a course about how to survive if they become caught in a mass shooting. The agency in Utah County…

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Dixie State University, ex-basketball players settle lawsuit

Published on February 01, 2016 at 02:18PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two former Dixie State University women’s basketball players who alleged they were the victims of discrimination have settled a federal lawsuit against the school for…

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Winter snow storm wreaks havoc on Utah roads

Published on February 01, 2016 at 02:18PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A powerful weekend snow storm has packed a wallop on roads around Utah. The Utah Highway Patrol reports that troopers responded to nearly 100 crashes…

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Federal coal sales moratorium shakes industry stronghold

Published on February 01, 2016 at 02:17PM

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Hard times for the coal industry have spread from Appalachia to the Rocky Mountain region. There, a three-year moratorium on federal coal leases has added uncertainty…

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Man injured in Salt Lake City police shooting

Published on February 01, 2016 at 02:16PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man has been critically injured after an officer-involved shooting in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Robin Heiden says two officers stopped…

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Utah officials find no sign of human trafficking at Sundance

Published on February 01, 2016 at 02:16PM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Utah law enforcement officials did not find any signs of human trafficking at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City amid a stepped-up focus on…

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Snow Closes Iron County Schools For First Time In Generations

Published on February 01, 2016 at 08:55AM

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP)-As a horrendous winter storm goes across central and southern Utah Monday, the Iron County School District made a historic decision in shutting down schools for the…

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Crash Occurs on Eastbound I-70

Published on January 31, 2016 at 08:07PM

EMERY COUNTY, Utah (AP)-Per an official report from UDOT Traffic on Twitter Sunday evening, a crash has occurred in Emery County along eastbound Interstate 70. The official report states the…

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