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Douglas Stewart Carter. Courtesy Utah Department of Corrections.

Man on Utah’s death row for 30 years seeks new trial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Chicago native who has been on death row in Utah for more than three decades for the death of a Provo woman is seeking a new trial. The Deseret News reports 63-year-old Douglas Stewart Carter is asking the state Supreme Court to order a new hearing […]

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Matthias Dunn, Brock Cloward, Highlight Wasatch on 5-A All-State Football Team

Matthias Dunn, Brock Cloward, Highlight Wasatch on 5-A All-State Football Team

HEBER CITY, Utah-Wednesday, the Deseret News announced its all-state football teams for all classifications in Utah and a pair of Wasatch High football stars received recognition in the 5-A classification. Kicker Matthias Dunn made the all-5-A first team for the Wasps by virtue of making 11 field goals and 34 […]

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State School Board OKs $600K budget for public relations

State School Board OKs $600K budget for public relations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Board of Education has agreed to budget nearly $600,000 for strategic communications. The Deseret News reports the board agreed to budget $596,652.77 in unexpended federal lease funds for an array of strategic communication services, such as public relations counsel and public opinion polls, to […]

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Police: 2 arrested in connection with Layton armed robbery

Police: 2 arrested in connection with Layton armed robbery

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say two people are in custody in connection with an armed robbery in Layton last month. Layton police say detectives recently identified one of the suspects and arrested him Saturday without incident while serving a search warrant at a residence. They say 18-year-old Nathan […]

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Suspect in police killing drove car in earlier deadly crash

Suspect in police killing drove car in earlier deadly crash

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — A man killed by authorities after they say he fatally rammed a police officer with a vehicle in a Salt Lake City suburb was involved in a deadly car crash earlier this year as he fled from a law enforcement officer. Authorities say Felix […]

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2 Utah teens accusing of stealing small airplane

2 Utah teens accusing of stealing small airplane

VERNAL, Utah (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies arrested two teenage boys they say stole a small airplane at a private airstrip in rural eastern Utah and flew about 15 miles (24 kilometers) before landing successfully at Vernal Regional Airport. The Desert News reported the 14- and 15-year-old boys stole the single-engine Cessna Thursday […]

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Pedestrian, 29, hit and killed on US 89 in Weber County

Pedestrian, 29, hit and killed on US 89 in Weber County

HARRISVILLE, Utah (AP) — A 29-year-old female pedestrian has been hit and killed by a vehicle while crossing U.S. Highway 89 in Weber County. Harrisville Police Chief Maxwell Jackson identified the victim as Brittany Zoller. Her hometown wasn’t immediately available. Jackson told the Deseret News she was crossing the highway Wednesday night […]

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Utah lawmakers seek valuation of federal lands in state

Utah lawmakers seek valuation of federal lands in state

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers want to get a valuation of federal lands in the state so they can deliver a bill to the U.S government to show how much revenue the lands could generate if they were privately owned. The Legislative Management Committee is meeting Tuesday to […]

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Governor calls out county’s long lines at polling places

Governor calls out county’s long lines at polling places

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has harsh words for election officials in a county with long voting lines and uncounted ballots in a still-undecided Congressional race. Herbert said in a statement Thursday that Utah County is the “the epicenter of dysfunction” anytime glitches are reported on […]

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Man charged with murder wants judge disqualified from case

Man charged with murder wants judge disqualified from case

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with killing a Utah couple and dumping their bodies want the presiding judge to recuse herself. The Deseret News reports the attorneys allege Judge Christine Johnson has shown bias and coordinated with prosecutors to obtain testimony from Jerrod William Baum’s girlfriend that could […]

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