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Crash Occurs Near Scipio

Published on April 21, 2017 at 02:50PM

SCIPIO, Utah (AP)-As the Friday homeward commute commences, the Utah Department of Transportation reports an accident occurred within the Mid-Utah Radio coverage area. UDOT’s official Twitter reports there was a…

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Lawmakers seek details from Trump Organization

Published on April 21, 2017 at 01:12PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of a House investigations panel are asking the Trump Organization for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S….

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New law aims to help job applicants with criminal history

Published on April 21, 2017 at 01:11PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Job applicants who’ve been convicted of a crime won’t have to disclose their criminal record before some job interviews under a new Utah law aiming…

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Parents arrested, accused of allowing teen son to smoke pot

Published on April 21, 2017 at 12:57PM

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A couple has been arrested after allegedly telling police they allow their 14-year-old son to smoke a joint or two of marijuana at night if…

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Teacher Arrested For Inappropriate Relations

Published on April 21, 2017 at 12:56PM

(Hurricane, UT)—A teacher in Hurricane is in custody accused of having inappropriate relations with a student. Police say a 17-year-old student told investigators she shared “inappropriate” images with…

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Call For Competency Hearing Delays Murder Suspect's Preliminary Hearing 

Published on April 21, 2017 at 11:24AM

(Cedar City, UT) —  The preliminary hearing for the West Valley City man accused of killing a man from Cedar City is being continued.  The continuation is needed after the defense…

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Group complains judge who called rapist 'good man' is biased

Published on April 21, 2017 at 11:23AM

ALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A gay rights group has filed an official complaint saying a Utah judge who called a convicted rapist a “good man” during sentencing treated him…

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The Latest: Utah girl shot in head by teens leaves hospital

Published on April 21, 2017 at 11:23AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah girl who survived being shot in the head by two teens in a crime that shocked her small town is leaving the hospital…

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Utah governor declines to say if he'll run for re-election

Published on April 21, 2017 at 11:23AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Though Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has said he won’t run for re-election in 2020, he appears to be toying with the idea after joking about…

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Motorhome fire briefly closes I-15 near Arizona-Utah border

Published on April 21, 2017 at 11:23AM

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say the northbound lane of Interstate 15 south of the Arizona-Utah border now has reopened after a motorhome fire. The closure Thursday afternoon lasted about an…

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St. George To Host Citizenship Oath For  First Time 

Published on April 21, 2017 at 11:23AM

(St. George, UT) —  St. George will celebrate history with some newly minted Americans on Monday.  For the first time folks in Southern Utah becoming new U.S. citizens will have their…

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The Latest: Standoff trial jury adjourns, to return Monday

Published on April 21, 2017 at 11:22AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury in Las Vegas ended a half-day of deliberations without a verdict in the trial of six men who brought assault-style weapons to a…

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The Latest: Chaffetz may not finish final term in Congress

Published on April 21, 2017 at 11:22AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he may not finish his final term in Congress. Chaffetz told KSL Newsradio by text Thursday that he’s weighing his…

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Fayette Receives Grant To Upgrade Water System

Published on April 21, 2017 at 09:47AM

A Central Utah town will be able to drill a new well thanks to a USDA Rural Development Grant program. The recent drought has made available water scarce and the…

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UT Among Top States For Arts Workers

Published on April 20, 2017 at 01:46PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Utah ranks among the top three states with the highest number of arts and cultural workers. “The Deseret News” cites a new report showing the…

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Man Accused Of Seeking Underage Sex Targets

Published on April 20, 2017 at 01:45PM

(Utah County, UT)—Utah County authorities are holding a California man suspected of seeking out underage girls for sex. The Utah County’s sheriff’s office says deputies arrested Jason Reed…

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Search for missing hikers in Grand Canyon being scaled back

Published on April 20, 2017 at 01:41PM

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park officials are scaling back a search for two missing hikers swept down a stream below the North Rim. Park…

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Students accuse civics program of having sexist dress code

Published on April 20, 2017 at 01:41PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah female students are accusing a national organization of having a sexist dress code. The dress code for the American Legion of Auxiliary’s Utah State…

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The Latest: Chaffetz may not finish final term in Congress

Published on April 20, 2017 at 01:40PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he may not finish his final term in Congress. Chaffetz told KSL Newsradio by text Thursday that he’s weighing his…

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Jury resumes deliberations in Bundy ranch standoff trial

Published on April 20, 2017 at 01:40PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury is back at work in the trial of six men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding…

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Millard County Deputy will be Laid to Rest

Published on April 20, 2017 at 12:36PM

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Friends and family are gathering in Delta, Utah April 22 to hold a memorial service for Sgt. Brett William Nielson. Nielson passed away at the age of fifty following a…

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Utah Dad Goes Viral After Wetting Pants For Embarrassed Daughter 

Published on April 20, 2017 at 10:35AM

(Cedar City, UT) —  A Utah dad is getting a lot of love on social media after trying to reassure his daughter that it was okay that she wet her pants…

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National Park Visitor Spending Topped One-Billion In Utah 

Published on April 20, 2017 at 10:35AM

(St. George, UT) —  Visitors to Utah’s national parks spent an awful lot of money in the state in 2016.  A report from the National Park Service released yesterday revealed the…

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Park Service: Rainbow Bridge site gets new protected status

Published on April 20, 2017 at 10:34AM

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Much of Rainbow Bridge National Monument along Lake Powell in southern Utah has gained a new protected status. The National Park Service says 85 acres within…

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Navajo name change fails to garner enough support

Published on April 20, 2017 at 10:34AM

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A proposal that called for changing the name of the Navajo Nation to Dine Nation has failed to win enough support from the tribal council….

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Judge: Ex-Utah State player accused of rape to stand trial

Published on April 20, 2017 at 10:34AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge has determined that there’s enough evidence against a former Utah State University football player accused of sexually assaulting seven women for the…

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Judge spares police in polygamous towns, orders monitoring

Published on April 20, 2017 at 10:33AM

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government’s bid to dismantle the police department in a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border has been rejected by a judge. But the towns will…

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Chaffetz avoids re-election battle, eyes Utah governor race

Published on April 20, 2017 at 10:31AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s surprising decision not to run for re-election gives the GOP congressman a chance to avoid a potentially damaging re-election campaign and…

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Jazz Issue a Fraud Warning For Tickets

Published on April 19, 2017 at 05:16PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-As the Utah Jazz return to Salt Lake City for Games 3 and 4 against the Los Angeles Clippers in their first round NBA playoff series Friday…

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Three Charged in Arizona In Death of Santa Clara Man

Published on April 19, 2017 at 04:49PM

COLORADO CITY, Ariz. (AP)-Per a report from KPNX-TV (12 News) in Phoenix, three people in Arizona face charges in the death of a Santa Clara man whose body was found…

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Great Utah Shake-Out

Published on April 19, 2017 at 01:02PM

State officials are reminding Utahns that the Great Utah Shake-Out is scheduled to take place Thursday, April 20. The annual earthquake drill will begin at 10:15 a.m.. Sanpete County and…

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Judge: Ex-Utah State player accused of rape to stand trial

Published on April 19, 2017 at 12:57PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge has determined that there’s enough evidence against a former Utah State University football player accused of sexually assaulting seven women for the…

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Jury back at work in Bundy ranch standoff trial in Vegas

Published on April 19, 2017 at 12:56PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury is back at work deliberating in the trial of six men who brought assault-style weapons to a confrontation that stopped government agents from…

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Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

Published on April 19, 2017 at 12:56PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, says he won’t for re-election or any other office in 2018. Chaffetz, who has been…

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Judge denies bid to disband polygamous towns' police agency

Published on April 19, 2017 at 11:49AM

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected a request by the federal government to disband the shared police department in a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border as a punishment…

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McMullin Still Owes Thousands Of Dollars From Failed Presidential Run 

Published on April 19, 2017 at 11:48AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin still owes thousands of dollars in unpaid campaign debts that he apparently has no way to pay.  McMullin’s latest filing…

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Huntsman Cancer Center Fires CEO, Protest Planned 

Published on April 19, 2017 at 11:48AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Professors and staffers at the University of Utah are planning to protest the firing of the head of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.  The university fired Dr….

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Principal Suspended After Allegedly Telling Boy To Remove Pants In Office 

Published on April 19, 2017 at 11:48AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  A Salt Lake City elementary school principal is on leave for allegedly forcing a student to remove his pants and sit in a chair in her…

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The Latest: Merrell Boot parent company thanks searchers

Published on April 19, 2017 at 11:48AM

The parent organization of the hiking boot company co-founded by a man whose family is missing in the Grand Canyon says the company continues to be hopeful. Wolverine Worldwide executive…

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Hatch To Hold Event On Child Trafficking And Sexual Abuse 

Published on April 19, 2017 at 11:47AM

(Lehi, UT) —  Utah Senator Orrin Hatch will be part of an event that discusses child trafficking and sexual abuse and ways to prevent it.  The Republican senator will join the…

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ZNP Wants Public Comment On Entrance Plans 

Published on April 19, 2017 at 11:46AM

(Zion National Park, UT) —  Zion National Park wants to hear from you about its proposed reconfiguration of the south entrance.  Public comment on the project opened yesterday as park officials…

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Delta Man Arrested for Trespassing, Firing Handgun

Published on April 18, 2017 at 02:16PM

Millard County Deputies arrested a Delta man on April 9, after he reportedly fired shots while trespassing at a Delta home. Deputies responded to a report of Trespassing with the…

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Man challenges lawsuit fee requirement after police kill dog

Published on April 18, 2017 at 01:04PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who filed a lawsuit seeking $2 million after Salt Lake City police shot and killed his dog has challenged two laws requiring extra…

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LGBT-rights groups' lawsuit over Utah law to stay on hold

Published on April 18, 2017 at 01:03PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit challenging Utah laws restricting talk about homosexuality in schools will remain on hold while LGBT-rights groups and state officials negotiate a settlement. The…

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Huntsman Institute Researcher Relieved As Director

Published on April 18, 2017 at 01:02PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Several University of Utah faculty members are expressing concern after the abrupt vacating of the role of Huntsman Cancer Institute director by Mary Beckerle. U…

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University Of Utah Researcher Helps Discover Giant Worm

Published on April 18, 2017 at 10:56AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A University of Utah researcher is getting credit for helping discover a species of worm that grows up to five feet long. Medicinal chemist Margo…

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Injured Woman Recovering After Angels Landing Rescue

Published on April 18, 2017 at 10:49AM

(Zion National Park, UT)—A woman is recovering from an ankle injury after search and rescue crews plucked her from Angels Landing in Zion National Park. Saint George News…

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Jury resumes work in Bundy ranch standoff case in Nevada

Published on April 18, 2017 at 09:57AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury has resumed deliberations in the trial of six men who had assault-style weapons during a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up…

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Crews search for Utah hikers swept away in Grand Canyon creek

Published on April 18, 2017 at 08:57AM

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 14-year-old boy and a 62-year-old woman missing in Grand Canyon National Park after they were swept down a…

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Police: Woman wearing pajama bottoms robs 6 Utah banks

Published on April 18, 2017 at 07:04AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman has been arrested after she was identified as the pajama-wearing robber in at least six bank robberies in the Salt Lake City…

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Stray bullet hits tip of Utah women's finger

Published on April 18, 2017 at 07:04AM

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — A bullet fired through an apartment wall narrowly missed a Utah woman’s head while she was sleeping. The Salt Lake Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2oG7ziT ) Sunday that…

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Lawmaker seeks study of polygamous sect's South Dakota site

Published on April 18, 2017 at 06:59AM

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota lawmaker frustrated with what he views as inaction over a secretive polygamous sect’s outpost in his district wants legislators to look into the…

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Man enters guilty plea in killing of Utah train worker

Published on April 18, 2017 at 06:59AM

KEMMERER, Wyo. (AP) — A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and killing a Utah train worker in Wyoming. Dereck James Harrison entered his plea Monday during his arraignment…

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No quick verdict in Bundy ranch standoff case in Nevada

Published on April 18, 2017 at 06:58AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury has ended a full day of deliberations without a verdict in the federal trial of six men who had assault-style weapons during a standoff…

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Lake Powell to release above-average amount

Published on April 18, 2017 at 06:57AM

The federal government plans to release an above-average amount of water from a major reservoir in the Southwestern U.S. this year, but it’s less than many hoped. The Bureau of…

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Lock down lifted at Fairview Elementary; parents to pick up students at the school

Published on April 17, 2017 at 01:21PM

A suspect is in custody in Fairview following an incident this morning, and Fairview Elementary is no longer on lock down. However, because of the increased number of vehicles in…

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Chaffetz trails Democratic challenger in campaign funds

Published on April 17, 2017 at 12:55PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New campaign finance reports show that Democratic political newcomer Dr. Kathryn Allen significantly outpaced incumbent Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz in fundraising last quarter. Allen raised…

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Utah judge under fire for rape case sympathy

Published on April 17, 2017 at 12:54PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judicial oversight commission representative says the number of comments about a judge calling a convicted rapist a “good man” during his sentencing hearing…

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SUU Sets Building Dedication 

Published on April 17, 2017 at 11:03AM

(Cedar City, UT) —  Southern Utah University set the groundbreaking date for their new building that will be home to the school of business.  The new building, which will be near…

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Sanders Visit Set For April 21st 

Published on April 17, 2017 at 11:03AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Former Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders sets the date for a visit to Utah.  The Vermont Senator announced he’ll be at the Rail Event Center…

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Hundreds In SLC Urge President To Release Tax Returns 

Published on April 17, 2017 at 11:03AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Protesters in Salt Lake City are urging President Trump to publicly release his federal tax returns.  Several hundred people marched in Washington Square on Saturday, joining…

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Utah reports zero avalanche-related deaths this winter

Published on April 17, 2017 at 11:02AM

reported no avalanche fatalities during the winter. Utah Avalanche Center spokesman Craig Gordon says the state “had a couple of close calls” this past winter due to several big storms…

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Utah man works to save monastery space from development

Published on April 17, 2017 at 11:02AM

HUNTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah man has bought the land where a monastery is closing after 70 years in hopes of preventing future development and preserving the legacy…

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Colorado activist charged in dispute on Utah grazing land

Published on April 17, 2017 at 11:02AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An environmental activist and her husband are facing charges stemming from a confrontation with ranchers in southeastern Utah. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office says…

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London attack victim returns to Utah, continues recovery

Published on April 17, 2017 at 11:01AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah woman who suffered a broken leg in a high-profile London attack that left several people dead — including her husband — has returned…

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Utah governor's half-brother accused of child rape

Published on April 17, 2017 at 11:01AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The half-brother of Utah’s governor is now facing new charges of child rape, as he remains in prison for a child-luring case. Utah County court records…

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SWAT Incident In Fairview

Published on April 17, 2017 at 09:04AM

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Law enforcement is breathing a sigh of relief after an eight hour standoff came to a safe conclusion in Fairview, Utah Monday. The incident touched off when William Lamb, 35,...

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Crash at Kanarraville to Start Monday

Published on April 17, 2017 at 08:01AM

KANARRAVILLE, Utah (AP)-Per the official Twitter of UDOT Traffic, a crash occurred on northbound Interstate I-15 at Kanarraville to start the Monday commute in Iron County. The incident struck at…

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