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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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Mid Utah Election results by county

Mid Utah Election results by county

Republican for U.S. Senate Candidate % Popular Vote Popular Vote MITT ROMNEY 71.71% 217049 MIKE KENNEDY 28.29% 85622 – County: Sevier  Republican for County Commissioner A Candidate % Popular Vote Popular Vote SCOTT T. JOHNSON 65.88% 2442 CONRAD MILLER 34.12% 1265  – Republican for County Clerk/Auditor Candidate % Popular Vote […]

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Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office releases statement on fired North Sanpete teacher

Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office releases statement on fired North Sanpete teacher

The Sanpete County Sheriff has released the following statement regarding a report of a fired teacher at North Sanpete High School. Mid Utah Radio has chosen not to name the teacher at this time.   “On May 2, 2018 the school resource officer at North Sanpete High School was informed […]

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Clocks running fast in Mt. Pleasant? This might be why

Clocks running fast in Mt. Pleasant? This might be why

Rocky Mountain Power is working on a power line between Mt. Pleasant and Spring City in Sanpete County.  A diesel generator is being used to supply energy to the area according to the utility provider. According to a tip from Dave Robinson of Mt. Pleasant, the generator is supplying more […]

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Activists charged with stealing turkey from Utah plant

Activists charged with stealing turkey from Utah plant

MORONI, Utah (AP) — Utah authorities have charged six members of a California-based animal rights group with felonies, accusing the activists of breaking into a plant and stealing a turkey. Sanpete County prosecutors filed felony charges Wednesday of burglary and poultry theft against the members of Direct Action Everywhere. According […]

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