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Hiker’s body found on Zion National Park trail

Hiker’s body found on Zion National Park trail

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — Authorities at Zion National Park say they’ve found the body of a missing hiker and are working to recover it. Park rangers said in a statement Wednesday that 47-year-old Maurice Harris was found at the dead end of Deertrap Mountain trail, an offshoot of the larger […]

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Parents appeal to lawmakers weighing gender-change rules

Parents appeal to lawmakers weighing gender-change rules

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parents of transgender and intersex children in Utah are asking state lawmakers to keep allowing their kids to officially change their gender on birth certificates. Amie Schofield said Wednesday she fears her 4-year-old daughter could be bullied or ostracized if school records reveal her birth […]

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Design flaw in state-issued IDs may cause issues at airport

Design flaw in state-issued IDs may cause issues at airport

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah residents without a star on their state-issued driver’s licenses may soon be turned away by airport security. KSL-TV reports the Department of Homeland Security requires Utah drivers’ licenses to have a little gold star on the top right corner. The missing star threatens the Utah cards’ […]

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Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won’t go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze. The Spectrum newspaper reports a judge decided Tuesday that 62-year-old Robert Lyman couldn’t get a fair trial in Iron County due to […]

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Central Utah highway reopens after closure due to wildfire

Central Utah highway reopens after closure due to wildfire

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A portion of a major east-west highway in central Utah has reopened after being closed because of a wildfire still contained around only 2 percent of its perimeter. U.S. 6 reopened Tuesday night after being closed after the fire jumped the highway Sunday. The closure […]

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Utah firefighter who died in California offered to help

Utah firefighter who died in California offered to help

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to travel with 37 fellow firefighters from Utah to help battle record-setting blazes in California. Burchett was hit by a falling tree and died Monday night while fighting the largest blaze in […]

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The scene where a plane crashed into a home in Payson, Utah, on August 13, 2013.

AP NewsBreak: Pilot who crashed his own home had hangar code

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who flew a plane into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife had full access to his employer’s plane because he had earned the firm’s trust, the president of the Utah company said Tuesday. Duane Youd, 47, was […]

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The Latest: Cars line up as Yosemite National Park reopens

The Latest: Cars line up as Yosemite National Park reopens

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the U.S. West (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Authorities say a Utah firefighter who died battling the largest wildfire in recorded California history was hit by a falling tree. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection division chief Todd Derum tells the […]

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Hatch Center launches $40M fundraising push for next chapter

Hatch Center launches $40M fundraising push for next chapter

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Orrin Hatch is stepping down, but he’s not planning to fade away. The long-serving Republican senator spoke Monday at an event kicking off a $40 million fundraising campaign to build the Hatch Center library and think tank. The 83-year-old says it isn’t easy to retire […]

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Former Utah library director sentenced to 30 days in Jail

Former Utah library director sentenced to 30 days in Jail

NORTH LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The former director of Utah library will serve 30 days in jail after spending thousands of dollars in library funds on a mobile video game. Adam Winger pleaded guilty in June to theft and forgery charges. The Herald Journal reports he agreed to pay $78,000 in restitution […]

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