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Sevier Valley Hospital Supports Local High School Seniors through Annual Kendall J. Willardson Memorial Scholarship

Published on February 25, 2017 at 07:53AM

Richfield, Utah, Feb. 24, 2017—Sevier Valley Hospital is once again accepting applications as part of their annual Kendall J. Willardson Memorial Scholarship program. The program will provide two…

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16-Year-Old From La Verkin Missing 

Published on February 24, 2017 at 11:07AM

(La Verkin, UT) —  Authorities in La Verkin are looking for a 16-year-old girl missing since Tuesday.  They say Briana Cecilia Bernal was last seen leaving for her school Tuesday morning. …

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3 Face Child Porn Charges In Washington County 

Published on February 24, 2017 at 11:07AM

(St. George, UT) —  Alerts from social media are responsible for the arrest of three suspected of child pornography this week.  Washington County deputies used information supplied by Pinterest and Google…

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Conceal Carry For 18-20-Year-Olds Passed By State House, Goes To Senate 

Published on February 24, 2017 at 11:07AM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  The state House approves allowing 18-to-20-year-olds to get a conceal carry firearm permit.  The  measure was approved in the House along strict party lines earlier this…

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Religious groups urge Utah not to raise sales tax on food

Published on February 24, 2017 at 11:06AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Religious groups and advocates for the poor say a plan from Republican legislative leaders to raise the sales tax on groceries would hurt low-income families…

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Utah Rep. Mia Love pushes for over-the-counter birth control

Published on February 24, 2017 at 11:06AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love says that though she’s opposed to abortion, she’s sponsoring a bill that would allow women to get over-the-counter birth control…

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Bill seeks felony penalties for drugs near homeless shelters

Published on February 24, 2017 at 11:05AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers have advanced a bill that would create stiffer penalties for people caught dealing drugs near homeless shelters. The bill brought by Democratic Rep….

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Utah House passes reworked polygamy law

Published on February 24, 2017 at 11:05AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State lawmakers have approved a plan that would leave those convicted under Utah’s bigamy law facing harsher penalties if they’re also convicted of other crimes…

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Prosecutors drop 3 of 13 charges against John Swallow

Published on February 24, 2017 at 11:04AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped three counts of money laundering, bribery and evidence tampering against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow after a key witness refused to…

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Fate of Utah man charged in wife's death now up to jury

Published on February 24, 2017 at 11:04AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A jury has begun deliberating in the case of a Utah man on trial for the second time in his wife’s death. The jurors in 35-year-old…

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New Miss Fairview is chosen

Published on February 23, 2017 at 11:13AM

A new young lady was chosen to represent Fairview City at the Miss Fairview pageant held last Saturday at the Peterson Dance Hall. Kelsie Nielson, the daughter of Mike and…

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Panel backs bill overturning Utah anti-gay school law

Published on February 22, 2017 at 01:40PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Senate panel says Utah should repeal a state law barring the “advocacy of homosexuality” in schools, which gay rights groups are currently challenging in…

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Dems, business owners blast Utah GOP for losing outdoor show

Published on February 22, 2017 at 01:40PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State Democratic leaders and a couple of small business owners are blasting Utah’s Republican leadership for its stubborn stance on public lands that led a…

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Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

Published on February 22, 2017 at 01:39PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called “abortion reversal.” Doctors’ groups oppose the bills…

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House backs capital punishment for sex trafficking deaths

Published on February 22, 2017 at 01:39PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A plan that would expand capital punishment in Utah so that criminals convicted of aggravated human trafficking or child sex exploitation that leads to death…

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The Latest: Charges say teen boys planned to rob, kill girl

Published on February 22, 2017 at 01:39PM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors say two Utah teens charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back of the head and leaving her wounded in a ditch lured her…

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Suspect Faces Kidnapping Charges In Utah County 

Published on February 22, 2017 at 01:38PM

(West Mountain, UT) —  Utah County deputies say a suspect they have in custody is facing kidnapping charges.  Nicholas Leippe was arrested yesterday after deputies responded to a domestic call at…

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Health Officials Reaching Out To Southern Utah's Nuke Test "Downwinders" 

Published on February 22, 2017 at 01:38PM

(Cedar City, UT) —  Health officials are reaching out to folks who lived in southern Utah decades ago during the Nevada nuclear tests.  Any “downwinder” living in southern Utah back in…

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Maori say rising popularity of haka dance can obscure origin

Published on February 22, 2017 at 01:38PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The sight of young men doing the haka dance has become a common occurrence at football games in Utah, but some Maori people think the…

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Concealed Carry Bill Resurrected

Published on February 22, 2017 at 01:37PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—State lawmakers say they’ve resurrected a bill to allow carrying concealed guns without a permit. “The Salt Lake Tribune” says the bill that died earlier…

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Utah Researchers Studying Snails As Cure For Chronic Pain 

Published on February 22, 2017 at 01:37PM

(Salt Lake City, UT) —  Researchers at the University of Utah think they may have a solution to the growing epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction.  Doctors at the university are…

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Free Piano Clinic, Concert Scheduled At SUU 

Published on February 22, 2017 at 01:37PM

(Cedar City, UT) —  A free classical piano clinic and concert are on the agenda at Southern Utah University next week.  SUU’s music department is sponsoring a visit by classical pianist…

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St. George Police Seeking Info on Missing Boy

Published on February 21, 2017 at 02:11PM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP)-Per the official Twitter account of St. George City Public Safety (St. George Police), authorities are searching for a missing teenage boy. The 17-year-old Brian Nathaniel Hawthorne…

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Plan allowing sunscreen in school backed by Utah lawmakers

Published on February 21, 2017 at 10:52AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A plan that would allow students in Utah to use sunscreen in school without a parent and doctor note, has received full support from a…

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Panel backs bill overturning Utah anti-gay school law

Published on February 21, 2017 at 10:52AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Senate panel says Utah should repeal a state law barring the “advocacy of homosexuality” in schools, which gay rights groups are currently challenging in…

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Dance Instructor Whose Car Got Stuck In Mud For 2 Days Dies After Being Rescued 

Published on February 21, 2017 at 10:51AM

(St. George, UT) —  A dance instructor is dead after spending two days exposed to the elements.  In a Facebook post, Roy Fitzell’s family says Fitzell died surrounded by loved ones…

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Distracted Driver's Car Veers Off Highway, Rolls Over After Hitting Snowbank 

Published on February 21, 2017 at 10:51AM

(Cedar City, UT) —  A distracted driver is OK after his car ran off the road, hit a snowbank and rolled over near Cedar City.  The Utah Highway Patrol says yesterday…

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Three Charged After Investigators Find Dead Horses On Property 

Published on February 21, 2017 at 10:50AM

(New Harmony, UT) —  Three people are facing animal cruelty aggravated neglect charges after investigators find three dead horses on their property and another emaciated.  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was…

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High Wind Warning For Portions Of Iron and Washington Counties 

Published on February 21, 2017 at 10:50AM

(Cedar City, UT) —  High winds are predicted for western and central parts of the state.  Travelers are being warned to take the necessary precautions while driving along I-15 and other…

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Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

Published on February 21, 2017 at 10:49AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah doctors say they haven’t changed anything about the way they perform late-term abortions, almost a year after the state passed a first-in-the-nation requirement that…

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Preteen Killed In Snowmobile Accident 

Published on February 21, 2017 at 10:49AM

(Wasatch County, UT) —  A 12-year-old boy dies after being hit by a snowmobile in Wasatch County.  Investigators with Utah State Parks say the boy and his family were in the…

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Dozens of Tremonton yards and basements flooded

Published on February 21, 2017 at 10:47AM

TREMONTON, Utah (AP) — Authorities say floodwaters rushed into as many as 80 yards and basements over the weekend in the small northwestern Utah city of Tremonton. The Salt Lake…

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Hundreds protest Trump in Salt Lake City

Published on February 21, 2017 at 10:47AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of people chanting “This is what democracy looks like” marched through Salt Lake City to protest President Donald Trump. The Salt Lake Tribune reports…

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Strong Winds Expected To Affect Traffic Through Tuesday

Published on February 20, 2017 at 06:05PM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP)-Per a report from the St. George Spectrum, strong southern winds and powerful gusts will affect traffic on highways in Beaver, Iron and northern Washington counties through…

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Oregon wants to host Outdoor Retailer show

Published on February 20, 2017 at 12:09PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon tourism officials are courting a trade show for outdoor retailers that left Utah after the state’s stance on public lands sparked some brands to boycott…

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Utah won't get bike show over public lands stance

Published on February 20, 2017 at 12:08PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is not just losing the chance to host an outdoor trade show that’s been staged in Salt Lake City for two decades, it now…

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Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

Published on February 20, 2017 at 12:08PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah doctors say they haven’t changed anything about the way they perform late-term abortions, almost a year after the state passed a first-in-the-nation requirement that…

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Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans

Published on February 20, 2017 at 12:05PM

BOSTON (AP) — Native Americans are hoping President Donald Trump doesn’t forget them as he promises to put “America first.” Tribes across the country have been reaching out to the…

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1st confirmed sighting of great gray owl in Utah in 28 years

Published on February 20, 2017 at 12:04PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the first time since 1989, there’s been a confirmed sighting of a great gray owl in Utah. Bird watchers first saw a pair of…

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2 suspects arrested after girl found injured in Smithfield

Published on February 20, 2017 at 12:04PM

SMITHFIELD, Utah (AP) — Authorities say two people have been arrested after a 14-year-old girl was found seriously injured in a dry canal bed in northern Utah. Cache County Sheriff’s…

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Lawmakers move vacation rentals bill forward

Published on February 20, 2017 at 12:03PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A measure is moving through the Utah legislature to let homeowners use their residences for nightly and short-term rentals through websites such as Airbnb. The…

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Utah police arrest suspect in fatal shooting of 18-year-old

Published on February 20, 2017 at 12:03PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have arrested a teenager in connection with the death of an 18-year-old man who was fatally shot in front of a home in a…

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Utah police arrest suspect in fatal shooting of 18-year-old

Published on February 20, 2017 at 12:03PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have arrested a teenager in connection with the death of an 18-year-old man who was fatally shot in front of a home in a…

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