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Police: Pursuit ending in fatal crash was over registration

Police: Pursuit ending in fatal crash was over registration

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — Police in Utah say a vehicle pursuit that ended in a crash that killed an 88-year-old motorist began with a traffic stop for a revoked registration. American Fork police Sgt. Josh Christensen said Monday that 21-year-old Trevor Pitcher feared police would impound his pickup truck […]

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Utah man arrested for impersonating officer, making threats

Utah man arrested for impersonating officer, making threats

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A Utah man has been arrested for allegedly impersonating a corrections officer and threatening to kill two men he accused of being in the country illegally. Police said 41-year-old Jerred Martin Loftus and three other men approached a pair of men on a trail outside […]

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Man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing 4-year-old girl

Man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing 4-year-old girl

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah man received two concurrent sentences in prison — 25 years to life and 15 years to life — for sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl. The Daily Herald reports Royce Schaefer, of American Fork, was sentenced Wednesday for sodomy on a child and aggravated sexual abuse of […]

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Man found dead following domestic incident

Man found dead following domestic incident

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A domestic incident in Utah started with gunshots and ended after authorities discovered the shooter dead. Provo Police Detective Nick Dupaix says Richard Austin was identified as the shooter Sunday afternoon. Austin appeared to have died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but Dupaix says the Sunday […]

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Pilot who died in Utah plane crash identified as Idaho man

Pilot who died in Utah plane crash identified as Idaho man

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A pilot who died in the crash of a small plane on Lake Mountain in Utah has been identified as an Idaho man. Authorities say 48-year-old Tracy Paul Roesler of Nampa was the only person aboard the two-engine plane. Utah County Sheriff’s officials say the wreckage […]

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Suspect in fatal Provo shooting pleads guilty

Suspect in fatal Provo shooting pleads guilty

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah man has pleaded guilty to killing a Provo man last year as part of a deal that will remove the possibility of the death penalty. The Daily Herald reports that 22-year-old Orem resident Jesse Gourdin pleaded guilty to felony charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault Wednesday. […]

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Trial set for Utah man accused of sexually assaulting women

Trial set for Utah man accused of sexually assaulting women

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for a former Provo restaurant owner accused of posing as a doctor to sexually assault women. The Daily Herald reports 34-year-old Borzin Mottaghian pleaded not guilty in February to 17 felony charges, including 12 counts of object rape and two counts of forcible […]

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Toxic algae bloom spreading to more parts of Utah Lake

Toxic algae bloom spreading to more parts of Utah Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials say a toxic algae bloom has spread in Utah Lake near Provo making more areas unsafe for recreation. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality said in a statement Monday that it’s now warning people at Lincoln Marina, Sandy Beach and Utah Lake State […]

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Registered sex offender pleads guilty to child sex abuse

Registered sex offender pleads guilty to child sex abuse

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A registered sex offender has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three young Utah girls. The Daily Herald reports 33-year-old Johnathon Nixon pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated child sexual abuse and child sodomy. Nixon of Eagle Mountain was arrested in May. He told police he began […]

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Teen dead after 60-foot fall from waterfall in Utah canyon

SANTAQUIN, Utah (AP) — Authorities in central Utah say a 16-year-old girl is dead after falling from a waterfall in a canyon. Utah County sheriff’s office Sgt. Spencer Cannon says the teen fell approximately 60 feet Monday morning about 4 miles into Santaquin Canyon. He says emergency crews responded to […]

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