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Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — One of Utah’s most-populous counties is joining a growing trend toward voting by mail. Washington County will conduct its first election with all mail-in ballots on Nov. 6, The Spectrum newspaper reported . Its 75,000 registered voters in Southern Utah will see ballots appearing in their mailboxes […]

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Arizona man climbs atop transformer in Utah, is electrocuted

Arizona man climbs atop transformer in Utah, is electrocuted

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Arizona man has died in Utah after authorities say he climbed on top of a transformer box and touched high-voltage wires. Authorities say the 18-year-old Colorado City man had a severe form of autism and no fear of heights or danger. His name is […]

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Teen accused in attempted backpack bomb pleads not guilty

Teen accused in attempted backpack bomb pleads not guilty

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A teenager accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb at a St. George high school after looking at Islamic State propaganda has pleaded not guilty. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports the 16-year-old boy entered his plea Wednesday and is due […]

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Utah teen accused in backpack bomb case to face adult trial

Utah teen accused in backpack bomb case to face adult trial

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah teenager accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb at school after looking at Islamic State propaganda online will stand trial as an adult on two felony counts, a judge decided Thursday. Authorities have said 16-year-old Martin R. Farnsworth wanted to […]

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Judge weighs trying teen as an adult in backpack-bomb case

Judge weighs trying teen as an adult in backpack-bomb case

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge is considering whether a teenager accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb at a high school after looking at Islamic State propaganda should stand trial as an adult. Defense attorneys argued Monday the 16-year-old has been bullied and suffers […]

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Utah teen ordered to stand trial in homemade bomb case

Utah teen ordered to stand trial in homemade bomb case

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A judge has ordered a Utah teenager to stand trial on charges accusing him of trying to blow up a homemade bomb in his backpack at a high school in St. George. A hearing is scheduled next week to determine whether the 16-year-old who police […]

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3 homes destroyed, more threatened by Utah wildfires

3 homes destroyed, more threatened by Utah wildfires

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wildfires burning in Utah have destroyed at least three homes and are threatening about a dozen others. The homes were destroyed Wednesday by the Fruitland Shed fire burning in Duchense County southeast of Salt Lake City. That 20-acre (8-hectare) fire is estimated to be 75 […]

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Police: Suspect is arrested in death of a St. George woman

Police: Suspect is arrested in death of a St. George woman

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the death of a St. George woman last week. St. George police say 28-year-old Kevin Ray Mcatlin was taken into custody Saturday in the Moab area on suspicion of murder. They say 33-year-old Elizabeth Carter was found […]

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Rock climber dies after 60-foot fall in southern Utah

Rock climber dies after 60-foot fall in southern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a rock climber died after falling 60 feet in a remote spot in southern Utah. Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. David Crouse said in a news release Thursday that 63-year-old Fiorenzo Marino Antognini fell on Monday while climbing near the small town of Motoqua. […]

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Auditor finds oversight lacking in Utah’s Washington county

Auditor finds oversight lacking in Utah’s Washington county

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state audit of a southwestern Utah county’s sheriff’s office has uncovered poor oversight and occasional misuse of government equipment. The auditor’s report released on Tuesday said that the Washington County Sheriff’s Office kept poor records about $124,000 in donated funds and didn’t have proper […]

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