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Top Story Prescribed Burns on Monroe Mountain

Published on May 26, 2017 at 02:32PM

In an effort to capitalize on the recent weather, the Fishlake National Forest – Richfield Ranger District plans to conduct prescribed burns near Box Creek and Langdon on Monroe Mountain. …

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Top Story Sanpete County grandstand is coming down

Published on May 26, 2017 at 10:54AM

The Sanpete County Commissioners held an emergency meeting Friday morning and voted to demolish the grandstand at the Sanpete County Fairgrounds beginning early next week. Due to damage caused by…

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Top Story Sevier School District Graduations

Published on May 25, 2017 at 03:06PM

Some 306 students are set to graduate from Sevier School District high schools next week. Commencement exercises for all four institutions are slated for Friday, May 26, at the Sevier…

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New Miss Sevier Royalty Named

Published on May 26, 2017 at 02:41PM

The annual Miss Sevier County Scholarship pageant was held Saturday, May 20th at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield. Ten contestants from throughout the County competed in personal interview, casual…

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Local Students Receive Annual Kendall J. Willardson Memorial Scholarship

Published on May 26, 2017 at 02:31PM

Richfield, Utah, May 25, 2017 – Those who knew Kendall J. Willardson remember a man who was passionate about his family and community, serving others, sports, and the healthcare industry…

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State of Utah refuses to pay Swallow's $1.5M legal bill

Published on May 26, 2017 at 02:30PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah is refusing to pay $1.5 million in legal bills for a former Utah Attorney General acquitted of bribery and other charges….

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Utah officials introduce search and rescue insurance

Published on May 26, 2017 at 02:29PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A program has been introduced this week in Utah allowing residents to pay a small fee to have any potential search and rescue costs waived….

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Ex-Utah official who posed as Mormon leader pleads guilty

Published on May 26, 2017 at 02:29PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah County commissioner has accepted a guilty plea deal to one count of communications fraud for his role in a scam where he…

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Navajo Nation proposes lease extension for coal power plant

Published on May 26, 2017 at 02:29PM

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has introduced legislation to extend the lease on the coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona so it can operate through 2019. The…

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Thousands offer Zinke their opinion on Bear Ears monument

Published on May 26, 2017 at 02:25PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will have tens of thousands of comments to potentially look over as he prepares a recommendation next month for President…

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Motorcyclist Dies in Meadow

Published on May 26, 2017 at 01:54PM

MEADOW, Utah (AP)-Per a report from KSL News Radio, a fatal incident in Meadow took the life of a motorcyclist Friday. The motorcyclist, whose identity has not been revealed, was…

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Medical Pot Supporters To Seek Full Plant Approval In Ballot Measure 

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:32AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Supporters of the use of medical marijuana in Utah say their effort to get the issue on the 2018 ballot is just getting started.  The consultant…

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Tibble Fork Reservoir To Reopen Today 

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:32AM

(Utah County, UT) —  A Utah County reservoir is reopening just in time for Memorial Day.  The Tibble Fork Reservoir has been closed since last June for a project that has…

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Former Utah County Commissioner Pleads Guilty To Fraud 

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:31AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  A former Utah County commissioner could avoid jail time by pleading guilty to one count of communication fraud.  Gary Jay Anderson entered his plea yesterday in…

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Man Arrested After Long High Speed Chase 

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:30AM

(Washington County, UT) —  A man is behind bars on six charges after a long high speed chase through Arizona that ended in Utah.  Investigators say Christian Thomas was going more…

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Child Hit By Car In Driveway 

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:30AM

(Willard, UT) —  A child remains hospitalized after being hit by a car in a driveway in Willard.  Authorities were called to the scene on West 100 South yesterday after a…

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Arizona teen ordered to trial in rehab ranch worker's death

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:29AM

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge has ordered an Arizona teenager accused of killing a counselor at a ranch for troubled teens to stand trial on murder and other…

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Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:29AM

PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the West without a guarantee from buyers…

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Nu Skin had Utah's top-paid CEO with $10.3M paycheck

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:29AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new survey finds the top-paid CEO in Utah made $10.3 million last year as the head of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. The report released…

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Authorities Looking For Missing Cedar City Woman 

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:29AM

(Cedar City, UT) —  Authorities across the state are looking for a missing 60-year old Cedar City woman.  Investigators say family last heard from Rose Nelson when she called her son…

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Abducted St. George Boys Are In Mexico 

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:29AM

(St. George, UT) —  Authorities have confirmed that two boys abducted by their father in Saint George are now in Mexico.  Investigators are trying to pin down exactly where Jesus and…

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Law criminalizing online harassment may be unconstitutional

Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:28AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers say they hope a new, unique law cuts down on the expanding and increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the…

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Sanpete County holding emergency meeting on grandstand demolition

Published on May 25, 2017 at 12:14PM

The Sanpete County Commission has called an emergency meeting for 8 a.m. Friday morning, May 26, to discuss immediate demolition of the Sanpete County Fairgrounds grandstand. Originally, organizers planned to…

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Law criminalizing online harassment may be unconstitutional

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:17AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers say they hope a new, unique law cuts down on the expanding and increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the…

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2 major outdoor trade shows to merge for Denver expo

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:16AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two major outdoor recreation trade shows are merging for one big expo to be held in Denver. Emerald Expositions, which produces the Outdoor Retailer trade…

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Zion Warns Of Huge Crowds Over Holiday Weekend 

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:15AM

(Zion National Park, UT) —  If your long weekend plans include a trip to Zion National Park, get ready for long lines and big crowds.  The park said yesterday that they…

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Conservationalist Buys Needles Outpost In Bears Ears 

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:15AM

(Bears Ears National Monument, UT) —  A conservationist is the new owner of a 640-acre area within the Bears Ears National Monument known as Needles Outpost.  Jennifer Speers bought the property…

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Bail Denied For Teen In Attempted Deserae Turner Murder 

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:14AM

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(Logan, UT) —  A teenager accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl in Cache County will have to stay in a youth detention center until his trial.  The judge in the Deserae…

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Expect Crowded Roads, Closed Campsites During Holiday Weekend 

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:14AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  State transportation officials are expecting lots of traffic on Utah’s roads during the Memorial Day weekend.  A spokesman for the Utah Department of Transportation says delays…

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Two Boys Abducted, Father May Be Taking Them To Mexico 

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:14AM

(St. George, UT) —  Authorities are looking for two boys reportedly abducted by their father who may be trying to take them to Mexico.  Investigators think Ricardo Lopez, who does not…

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Man Pleads Not Guilty To Attacking Child While Arguing With Girlfriend 

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:14AM

(Hurricane, UT) —  The man accused of child abuse for allegedly attacking his girlfriend’s eight-year-old son will reportedly take a plea deal.  The Spectrum reports Michael Mason pleaded not guilty to…

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Navajo Nation bill would name highway after Chief Manuelito

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:13AM

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation proposal would designate a portion of U.S. Highway 491 in honor of the prominent Navajo leader Chief Manuelito. The Daily Times in Farmington,...

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Parents of toddler shot in Utah among those unpunished

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:13AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of a 2-year-old Utah boy who was shot and killed by his 3-year-old sister in 2014 weren’t charged after investigators determined it was…

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Police Seek Suspect In Armed Kidnapping 

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:13AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Salt Lake City police are looking for a suspect who they say kidnapped a woman at gunpoint from a home on Post Street.  Investigators say Victor…

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Remains Found In Spanish Fork Belong To Missing Woman 

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:13AM

(Spanish Fork, UT) —  The state medical examiner’s office says remains found in a Spanish Fork home belong to a woman who disappeared nearly 20 years ago.  The office confirmed yesterday…

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Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:12AM

PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the West without a guarantee from buyers…

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Utah residents face big bills without flood insurance

Published on May 25, 2017 at 11:12AM

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — Some homeowners in northern Utah are facing staggering bills to repair flood damage because they, like most Utah residents, don’t have flood insurance. The Salt…

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Man accused of murder appears in court

Published on May 24, 2017 at 03:21PM

The courtroom was packed with supporters of a woman who died as the Mt. Pleasant man accused of her murder was in Sixth District Court on Wednesday for a waiver…

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Mormon Leaders' Statue Recovered After Being Stolen 

Published on May 24, 2017 at 01:25PM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  An 800-pound statue of Brigham Young and Joseph Smith has been recovered intact and unharmed after being stolen yesterday morning.  Salt Lake City police tweeted last…

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Celtics boss Danny Ainge's son to run for Congress in Utah

Published on May 24, 2017 at 01:25PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The son of Boston Celtics president and former BYU basketball standout Danny Ainge is running for Congress in a Utah special election for the seat…

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Plea deal in works for teen in alleged suicide-pact crash

Published on May 24, 2017 at 01:25PM

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A defense attorney says a plea deal is in the works for a 16-year-old girl charged with killing two people in a high-speed crash on the…

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Mormon President Thomas S. Monson scales back duties

Published on May 24, 2017 at 01:25PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon officials say 89-year-old church president Thomas S. Monson is no longer coming to meetings at church offices regularly because of limitations related to his…

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Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

Published on May 24, 2017 at 01:25PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz set up a new company in April, just a day before announcing he wouldn’t run for re-election. Chaffetz, a five-term Republican,...

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Man Who Set Six Cars On Fire Sentenced 

Published on May 24, 2017 at 01:24PM

(Cedar City, UT) —  The man who set six cars on fire, including three inside a Cedar City home, could spend up to 15 years behind bars.  A judge sentenced Isaac…

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Restaurant Association Runs Anti-Utah Ads In Nevada 

Published on May 24, 2017 at 01:24PM

(Las Vegas, NV) —  A national restaurant association is telling tourists to avoid Utah because of its new DUI law.  The American Beverage Institute is running a full-page ad in…

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Charges Against Woman Accused Of Child Abuse Added 

Published on May 24, 2017 at 12:42PM

(St. George, UT) —  The woman accused of abusing her 12-year-old son now faces additional charges.  A judge ruled against objections from Brandy Jaynes’ lawyer in a Saint George courtroom yesterday…

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Study: Trump Can't Rescind Bears Ears

Published on May 24, 2017 at 12:16PM

(Washington, DC)—President Trump will not likely be able to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument designation. “The Salt Lake Tribune” cites a legal study that says presidents have…

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President Monson Will No Longer Attend Meetings

Published on May 23, 2017 at 02:39PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-Per an official statement from the Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Tuesday, prophet President Thomas S. Monson will no longer attend regular…

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IPP To Shutter Coal-Fueled Generating Units In 2025

Published on May 23, 2017 at 01:57PM

The owners of the Intermountain Power Project (IPP) announced Tuesday that they will cease producing electricity with coal in 2025. The move is motivated by several factors including a weak…

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Report Shows Fewer School Disciplines, Racial Disparity

Published on May 23, 2017 at 12:26PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A new report shows a trend of decreasing disciplinary actions taken against Utah students, but a growing racial disparity. The report from Voices for Utah…

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Bail Denied For Accused Shooter Of Deserae Turner

Published on May 23, 2017 at 12:25PM

(Logan, UT)—Bail is denied for the 16-year-old boy accused of shooting 14-year-old Deserae Turner. A judge today ruled Colter Danny Peterson is still enough of a public risk…

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800 Pound Joseph Smith Statue Stolen

Published on May 23, 2017 at 12:25PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Salt Lake City police are investigating the theft of an 800-pound bronze statue of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. They say it was taken from…

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Utah County moves to lift outhouse ban

Published on May 23, 2017 at 12:24PM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah County is moving to lift a 1950s-era ban on outhouses. The Daily Herald in Provo reports that the Utah County Board of Health voted Monday…

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Skull found in backyard nearly 30 years after disappearance

Published on May 23, 2017 at 11:11AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a human skull has been found at the former home of a woman who disappeared nearly 30 years ago. Spanish Fork police said…

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Chaffetz:  GOP, Democrats, Trump All Frustrated With Comey 

Published on May 23, 2017 at 11:10AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz thinks he knows why President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey.  Chaffetz said during an interview in Salt Lake City yesterday…

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Utah prison tackling problems with sex offender treatment

Published on May 23, 2017 at 11:10AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prison officials are scrambling to reform the state’s sex-offender treatment program after an audit found serious flaws in the system that treats nearly a…

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Man Arrested For Impregnating 13-Year-Old 

Published on May 23, 2017 at 11:09AM

(Cedar City, UT) —  A man remains behind bars in Iron County today following his arrest on accusations he got a 13-year-old girl pregnant.  Pedro Gaspar-Martin is charged with rape and…

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BLM Reports Suspicious Fire At Remote Guard Station In Bears Ears 

Published on May 23, 2017 at 11:09AM

(Bears Ears National Monument, UT) —  The Bureau of Land Management is reporting a more than two-week-old fire at a remote guard station.  BLM reports the guard station burned in the…

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Ticket Leads To School Kids To Study Illegal Turns 

Published on May 23, 2017 at 11:09AM

(Orem, UT) —  Two children are trying to teach adults the rules about making left-hand turns at Utah intersections.  Madi and Aubrey Yablonovsky of Orem tell the “Salt Lake Tribune” they…

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LDS Church Opens Paris Temple

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:48PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—The Mormon church is celebrating its first temple open in France. The LDS church yesterday dedicated the new temple in Paris, designed to blend in…

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Immigrant Arrests Spike Under Trump

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:47PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—The numbers of arrests of illegal immigrants without a criminal history are sharply up since President Trump took office. “The Salt Lake Tribune” says ICE

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Immigrant Arrests Spike Under Trump

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:47PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—The numbers of arrests of illegal immigrants without a criminal history are sharply up since President Trump took office. “The Salt Lake Tribune” says ICE

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Utah prison tackling problems with sex offender treatment

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:40PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prison officials are scrambling to reform the state’s sex-offender treatment program after an audit found serious flaws in the system that treats nearly a…

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Records: Man charged with rape investigated 6 previous times

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:40PM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Law enforcement records obtained by a Utah newspaper show police across the state investigated allegations of sexual misconduct against a man before he was charged…

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Cedar City Hospital Earns Top Rural Honor 

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:38PM

(Cedar City, UT) —  Cedar City Hospital is honored as one of the best rural hospitals in the country.  Saint George News reports the National Rural Health Association put the hospital…

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Utah GOP Elects New Chairman 

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:38PM

(Sandy, UT) —  A new man is in charge of the state’s GOP.  Delegates picked Rob Anderson, the former chairman of the Davis County Republicans, during their annual convention on Saturday. …

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UTA Says Gate Collisions Cost Utahns Over $300K A Year 

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:37PM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  The Utah Transit Authority says collisions with crossing gates for TRAX and FrontRunner trains are costing Utahns over 300-thousand-dollars a year.  The “Salt Lake Tribune” reports…

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Huntsman Corporation To Merge With Swiss Company In $14B Deal 

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:37PM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  A chemical company founded by Jon Huntsman Sr. is about to merge with a Swiss rival.  Salt Lake City-based Huntsman Corporation is expected to announce the…

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Utah Astronomer Observes, Documents Supernova 

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:37PM

(Erda, UT) —  A Utah astronomer is happy that he was the first to see a star from a distant galaxy become a supernova.  Patrick Wiggins was in his home observatory…

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Home Destroyed By Fire In Toquerville 

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:37PM

(Toquerville, UT) —  Fire investigators are still trying to determine what caused a blaze that destroyed a Toquerville home.  By the time fire crews were able to arrive on the South…

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Runaway Teens Found Safe 

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:37PM

(St. George, UT) —  Two teen runaways are back home and safe after being reported missing.  Jaeliece Lewis and Sidney Sopko were spotted on Sunday in Saint George after they disappeared…

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Utah GOP says goodbye to Chaffetz, with some disappointment

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:36PM

SANDY, Utah (AP) — As Utah Republicans met for their annual state convention Saturday, delegates broke from routine debates about party platforms to give Rep. Jason Chaffetz a warm send-off….

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The Latest: Utah GOP refuses to endorse medical marijuana

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:36PM

SANDY, Utah (AP) — The Utah Republican Party will not endorse the use of medical marijuana following a lopsided convention vote. GOP delegates rejected the proposal with a vote of…

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Monroe Man's remains to come home after 75 years

Published on May 22, 2017 at 12:34PM

MONROE, Utah (AP) — A Utah solider killed in the Pearl Harbor bombing will finally get a proper funeral. Reports say U.S. Navy identified the remains of Navy Musician 1st…

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Manti woman dies in automobile accident

Published on May 22, 2017 at 11:19AM

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A Manti woman was killed as the result of an accident on Main Street in Manti on Sunday evening about 9:50 p.m. when the car she was driving failed to…

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