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The Latest: Panel OKs bill on confidential assault reports

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of Utah senators have unanimously backed a bill that would require college counselors to keep sexual abuse reports confidential, almost one year after Mormon-owned Brigham Young University faced major backlash when it was revealed it shared assault victim information with its honor code […]

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Jury weighs bribery charges against ex-Utah attorney general

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A jury has resumed deliberating in the bribery trial of former Utah attorney general, one of the highest-profile scandals in state history. A jury of five men and three women went back into session Thursday morning after spending a couple of hours on the case […]

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Provo police chief says officers will not detain immigrants

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Provo’s police chief says it is not his department’s job to act as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2mKTwEP ) that in a memo addressed to the staff of the Provo Police Department, Chief John King said that officers should focus on […]

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Zion National Park closes climbing cliffs to protect falcons

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — More than a dozen climbing routes on rocky cliffs in southern Utah’s Zion National Park have been temporarily closed to help protect peregrine falcons. U.S. Park Service officials closed the routes on Monday on cliffs where the endangered falcons have nested in the past. Park officials […]

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Plan to make Utah’s DUI limit stricter passes latest hurdle

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers backed a proposal that could make the state’s DUI threshold the strictest in the nation by lowering the blood-alcohol content limit to 0.05 percent. Members of a Senate transportation committee on Wednesday voted in favor of the plan, saying it would help to […]

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Snowy Highway Pileup Leaves 18 Injured Near LoganÂ

(Logan, UT)  –  Snowy road conditions are to blame for a multiple vehicle pile up that left 18 people injured.  Yesterday afternoon, six vehicles piled up in a crash during blizzard conditions on U.S. 89 south of Logan.  Four more vehicles piled on, two of which were vans carrying as many […]

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During Bar Exam Lunch Break Aspiring Lawyer Thwarts Theft 

(Bountiful, UT)  –  An aspiring lawyer thwarted an attempted robbery during the bar exam lunch break.   Marine veteran and apprentice lawyer Joseph Rupp was sitting in his car eating lunch when he noticed a man breaking into cars in the same parking lot.  Rupp tracked down the man who was carrying […]

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Police Searching For Suspected Child Rapist Who May Be Fleeing To Mexico 

(St. George, UT)  –  Police in St. George say officers are looking for a child rape suspect who may be on his way to Mexico.  An underage girl told her mother she has been abused by family friend Jose Martinez for five years.  St. George Police investigators say Martinez left his […]

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Highway Patrol DUI Sweep Nets 10 In St. GeorgeÂ

(St. George, UT)  –  A state led DUI task force is responsible for taking ten suspected drunk divers off St. George roads.  The Utah Highway Patrol DUI enforcement team was in town over the weekend to help with DUI checkpoints.  Lieutenant Paul Kotter says the dozen or so troopers with the […]

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Man Suspected Of Video Voyeurism Arrested In St. George 

(St. George, UT)  –  A man accused of placing hidden cameras in someone else’s home is under arrest in St. George.  Magna resident James Larsen faces several charges including voyeurism with electronic devices.  Investigators say Larsen knows some renters living at The Ledges in St. George.  The renters reported to St. […]

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