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Idaho reviews prison fire crews after inmate accused of rape

Idaho reviews prison fire crews after inmate accused of rape

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Idaho is reviewing its program for temporarily releasing prison inmates to help fight wildfires after an inmate was charged with raping a woman working at a remote Utah firefighting base camp. Idaho prison officials are working with the state’s lands department as they scrutinize which […]

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Mt. Pleasant mayor and public works director resign

Mt. Pleasant mayor and public works director resign

Mt. Pleasant will be looking for a new mayor again for the second time in two years. Mayor Sandra Bigler submitted a letter of resignation to the City Council, citing personal reasons. A letter released by Bigler on Friday goes into more detail though about frustrations in working with the […]

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Fire in Ephraim auto body shop burns for hours Wednesday night

Fire in Ephraim auto body shop burns for hours Wednesday night

The Ephraim Volunteer Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire after they battled flames late into the night Wednesday. The fire broke out at the Layton Auto Body shop in Ephraim near 400 South 100 East. Neighbors reported hearing an explosion about 10 p.m. Staff were in the […]

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Gunnison Middle School resuming classes after water-line flooding

Gunnison Middle School resuming classes after water-line flooding

Gunnison Middle School will resume classes at regular times on Wednesday after flooding forced the closure of the school on Monday. According to officials, the floors, administration area and gym received damage. 70 percent of the school had some amount of water, with one inch the most any part received. […]

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Cult leader tells court he’s following “heavenly laws” in child marriage

Cult leader tells court he’s following “heavenly laws” in child marriage

MANTI, Utah (AP) — A self-styled prophet who helped lead a Utah doomsday cult that believed in polygamy and promoted child marriage remained defiant Wednesday as he was sent to prison for at least 25 years. John Coltharp, 35, told a judge he was following “heavenly laws” and was an […]

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Wildfires continue in Sanpete and Utah Counties

Wildfires continue in Sanpete and Utah Counties

The Coal Hollow and Hilltop fires are both continuing to burn in Utah and Sanpete Counties. The same Type two incident management team is working on both fires and sharing resources. According to the Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office, the two structures burned in the Hilltop Fire were not homes. One […]

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Utah doomsday cult leader sentenced in Sanpete County

Utah doomsday cult leader sentenced in Sanpete County

The leader of a doomsday cult who pleaded guilty to to charges of child bigamy and sodomy will spend 26-years-to-life in prison. John Coltharp was sentenced in Manti’s 6th District Court on Wednesday. He and Samuel Shaffer were arrested last year after four children were reported missing out of Sanpete […]

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New wildfire burning in Sanpete County forces evacuations

New wildfire burning in Sanpete County forces evacuations

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 12 P.M.: The Hilltop fire is continuing to grow in Sanpete County. The fire grew Tuesday to more than 1,400 acres with 0 percent containment. Residents in the Milburn area will be allowed back with a pre-evacuation notice Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. — TUESDAY 1:30 A.M.: Officials […]

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13-year-old boy killed in crash in Sanpete County

13-year-old boy killed in crash in Sanpete County

A teenager is dead and a woman is in critical condition after a crash on Highway 89. Authorities say the crash happened yesterday morning when a vehicle traveling south drifted into oncoming traffic near Birdseye in Sanpete County. A Kia Sedona crashed into a truck, which then rolled off the […]

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Crash Northeast of Gunnison

Crash Northeast of Gunnison

SANPETE COUNTY, Utah-Tuesday morning, per UDOT Traffic, a significant crash occurred affecting travel in Sanpete County. The incident struck at milepost 247 five miles northeast of Gunnison at 6:50 am MDT. Apparently, this affects traffic going in both directions and the clearance time is anticipated at 8:00 am MDT. Travelers […]

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