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Man pleads guilty to stealing from BYU library

Man pleads guilty to stealing from BYU library

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A self-proclaimed Latter-day Saint antiquities dealer has pleaded guilty to stealing books from the Brigham Young University library. The Daily Herald reports Orem resident Kevin Mark Ronald Schuwer pleaded guilty to stealing eight books and a historic picture from the Harold B. Lee Library between September and November […]

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Extremist-related killings in 2018 ‘overwhelmingly linked to right-wing’ movements: ADL

Extremist-related killings in 2018 ‘overwhelmingly linked to right-wing’ movements: ADL

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(NEW YORK) — At least 50 people were killed at the hands of domestic extremists in 2018, an increase of 35 percent from the previous year, a new report from the Anti-Defamation League has found. That total makes 2018 the fourth deadliest year for extremist killings since 1970, and 2018 […]

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Boy in critical condition after falling from Ferris wheel

Boy in critical condition after falling from Ferris wheel

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old boy in Utah is in critical condition after falling from a Ferris wheel at a sporting goods store. The Deseret News reports Sandy Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen says he is unsure how high the boy fell from or what led the boy to fall […]

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At least 5 dead in shooting at Florida bank, suspect in custody: Police

At least 5 dead in shooting at Florida bank, suspect in custody: Police

Fedorovekb/iStock(SEBRING, Fla.) — At least five people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida, on Wednesday, police said. The 21-year-old suspect, Zephen Xaver, barricaded himself inside before later surrendering to authorities, police said. The suspect had contacted authorities and told them that he […]

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Man charged with murder in Provo officer’s death

Man charged with murder in Provo officer’s death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of fatally shooting a Provo police officer has been charged with aggravated murder by prosecutors who say he had told friends he was willing to get in a shootout with police to avoid returning to prison. Prosecutors say in charges filed […]

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2 bills restricting abortion to come before Utah lawmakers

2 bills restricting abortion to come before Utah lawmakers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Utah are proposing a pair of bills to restrict abortions, including a ban on the procedure after 15 weeks that would be among the strictest laws in the nation. Rep. Cheryl Acton acknowledged Wednesday that her proposed ban would likely be challenged […]

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Striking LA teachers return to class as Denver teachers prepare to walk out

Striking LA teachers return to class as Denver teachers prepare to walk out

Ridofranz/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Teachers and students in Los Angeles returned to their classrooms on Wednesday after a deal was reached, ending the city’s landmark teacher strike. Though a deal was reached in Los Angeles, a similar conflict seems set to unfold in Denver as teachers there voted in favor of […]

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Olivia Ambrose found crying with ‘horrified’ look next to alleged kidnapper: Documents

Olivia Ambrose found crying with ‘horrified’ look next to alleged kidnapper: Documents

imaginima/iStock(BOSTON) — A 23-year-old woman allegedly held against her will was crying and had “a horrified look on her face” when police found her at her suspected kidnapper’s Boston home, according to court documents. Victor Pena, the 38-year-old charged in the kidnapping of Olivia Ambrose, was arrested after authorities say […]

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Mitt Romney says shutdown not ‘way to get things done’

Mitt Romney says shutdown not ‘way to get things done’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney says he doesn’t think using the government shutdown to push for funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is the right way “to get things done.” The Standard-Examiner newspaper reports the Utah senator made the comments Tuesday night in Farmington, Utah, during […]

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The Spectrum in St. George names new editor

The Spectrum in St. George names new editor

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The Spectrum in southern Utah has a new top editor who has been with the newspaper for more than a decade. The Spectrum reports Andrew DeMille started with the newspaper in 2007 and reported on politics, local government and the environment before assuming a leadership role as […]

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