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The Latest: Evacuations lifted on 2 small Utah wildfires

Published on October 23, 2017 at 01:58PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say they’ve lifted evacuation orders for deer hunters and cabin owners in an area where two small fires are burning near each other south…

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Court rejects appeal of ATV protest ride convictions

Published on October 23, 2017 at 12:32PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An appeals court won’t overturn a misdemeanor conviction for a southern Utah county commissioner who became a cause celebre in a movement challenging federal management…

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BYU to drop PBS, classical music to pursue national strategy

Published on October 23, 2017 at 12:31PM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU Broadcasting is giving up its PBS television affiliation and abandoning its classical music format on radio. A major overhaul is underway at the Provo company,...

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Group plans push to end the death penalty in Utah next year

Published on October 23, 2017 at 11:01AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group advocating for the end of Utah’s death penalty intends to make another push to abolish the practice next year following the failure of…

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Audit: Utah's spending on homelessness exceeded $80 million

Published on October 23, 2017 at 10:55AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A legislative audit says Utah’s spending on homelessness has grown by nearly $20 million over the past two years. The legislative auditor general’s report, which…

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Judge serves eviction notice on pregnant mom's unborn baby

Published on October 23, 2017 at 10:54AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah mom powering through her final days of pregnancy gave her baby an eviction notice and made it official with a judge’s signature. Incredibly, the…

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Utah wildfires still burning, but crews hopeful

Published on October 23, 2017 at 10:53AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say two Utah wildfires are still burning south of Salt Lake City, but a favorable weather forecast should help firefighters get the upper hand….

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Crash North of Nephi

Published on October 22, 2017 at 09:19PM

NEPHI, Utah (UDOT)-Per the official Twitter of UDOT, a crash occurred on northbound Interstate 15 just north of Nephi Sunday evening. The incident occurred at at milepost 228, near the…

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ICE seeks information for possible Utah detention sites

Published on October 20, 2017 at 02:11PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it’s looking for possible new detention sites in the Salt Lake City area. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that…

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Utah jobless rate fell slightly in September to 3.4 percent

Published on October 20, 2017 at 11:50AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials say Utah’s unemployment rate dropped slightly last month to 3.4 percent. Utah’s Department of Workforce Services on Friday announced the state’s jobless rate…

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Utah National Guard rescues hiker with Black Hawk helicopter

Published on October 20, 2017 at 11:49AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials say a hiker is recovering in a hospital after he was rescued from the Uinta Mountains by a Black Hawk helicopter, a rare…

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Mormons allow more technology, smartphones for missionaries

Published on October 20, 2017 at 11:47AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church’s gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries took another step forward Friday as the religion announced it is nearly doubling the…

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Officials: Utah would need to be frugal in hosting Olympics

Published on October 20, 2017 at 11:30AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials are bullish about the prospects of hosting another Winter Olympics, but a co-chair of a new exploratory committee said Thursday they’ll have to…

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Utah governor calls Trump's tenure erratic, unfocused

Published on October 20, 2017 at 11:29AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday described President Donald Trump’s tenure so far as erratic and lamented that he seems to focus on too many…

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Algal bloom warnings posted at 3 more Utah water bodies

Published on October 20, 2017 at 11:26AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is advising beachgoers that three more Utah reservoirs have outbreaks of harmful algal blooms. Warnings went up at Rockport,...

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Cabin a total loss after fire at Accord lake

Published on October 20, 2017 at 07:52AM

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Fire officials are blaming a problem with a fireplace after an accidental fire destroyed a cabin in Sevier County on Wednesday. A small fire in the fireplace quickly spread at…

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Salt Lake County Mayor McAdams challenging US Rep. Love

Published on October 19, 2017 at 11:40AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams is running to challenge U.S. Rep. Mia Love for her congressional seat next year. McAdams, a Democratic former state…

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Utah groups seeks state audit of water pipeline project

Published on October 19, 2017 at 11:24AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A water advocacy group has asked Utah State Auditor John Dougall to look into possible discrepancies in water-use data sent to state and federal regulators…

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Utah lawmakers vote to sue AG amid election conflict

Published on October 19, 2017 at 11:22AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are gearing up to sue the state’s attorney general amid a conflict with the governor over the special election to replace outgoing U.S….

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Jury acquits Utah man accused of raping BYU student

Published on October 19, 2017 at 11:21AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A jury acquitted a Utah man accused of raping a 19-year-old Brigham Young University student. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Nasiru Seidu was found not guilty…

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VidAngel files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

Published on October 19, 2017 at 11:04AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah filtering service for movies has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. KUTV-TV reports VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon said Wednesday in a statement, “It’s an…

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Cedar City man accused of mutilating/attacking woman

Published on October 19, 2017 at 10:17AM

CEDAR CITY, Utah-(ABC 4 News) Per a report from ABC 4 Utah News in Salt Lake City, a Cedar City man has been accused of mutilating and attacking a woman….

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Utah National Guard breaks ground on new facility

Published on October 18, 2017 at 02:00PM

RIVERTON, Utah (AP) — The Utah National Guard has broken ground on a new facility. The ceremony for the $37-million-dollar Special Forces Readiness Center took place Tuesday at Camp Williams….

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Utah man will be tried for murder in girl's recorded suicide

Published on October 18, 2017 at 01:51PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has ruled an 18-year-old Utah man accused of encouraging a teen friend to hang herself and filming it because he was fascinated with…

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Utah mum on Amazon bid but outdoor recreation is likely key

Published on October 18, 2017 at 10:36AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials working to lure Amazon to the Salt Lake City area are keeping details of their bid under wraps but economic development officials say…

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Police body-cam video public in 10 days under new SLC policy

Published on October 18, 2017 at 09:58AM

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City officials say police body camera video will become public record 10 business days after officer-involved shootings and other incidents. The new policy…

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Video of teen girls shouting racial slur under investigation

Published on October 17, 2017 at 01:27PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video that appears to show five teenagers shouting a racial slur and expletive while laughing is under investigation by Utah school officials, a school…

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Dad accused of choking son with jersey arrested

Published on October 17, 2017 at 10:43AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man is under arrest after police say he choked his son with a football jersey during a sleepover. Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman…

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Salt Lake City forms committee to weigh Olympics bid

Published on October 17, 2017 at 10:42AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City has formed an exploratory committee to decide if the city will bid to host the Winter Olympics in either 2026 or 2030…

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Woman tries to hire second husband to kill first husband

Published on October 17, 2017 at 10:34AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman sentenced to prison for trying to hire a hitman to kill her ex-husband in order to get custody of their children and…

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Utah Therapist Charged With Felonies Told Victim He Was a 'Sex Addict'

Published on October 16, 2017 at 04:17PM

PROVO (KSL.com)-Monday, 41-year-old Bountiful resident Jason Scott Calder, was charged in 4th District Court with rape, five counts of object rape and five counts of forcible sodomy, all first-degree felonies….

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