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Self-styled prophet who promoted child marriage is sentenced

Self-styled prophet who promoted child marriage is sentenced

MANTI, Utah (AP) — A self-styled prophet who helped lead a Utah doomsday cult that believed in polygamy and promoted child marriage remained defiant Wednesday as he was sent to prison for at least 25 years. John Coltharp, 35, told a judge he was following “heavenly laws” and was an […]

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Jazz To Play Regular Season Game In Mexico City For the First Time in History

Jazz To Play Regular Season Game In Mexico City For the First Time in History

MEXICO CITY-Per numerous reports, including that of Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News, news broke Tuesday morning that the Utah Jazz would play a regular season game in Mexico City for the first time. The Jazz will be the guests of the Orlando Magic December 15 at the Arena Ciudad […]

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Utah to drill 2 wells near Milford for geothermal study

Utah to drill 2 wells near Milford for geothermal study

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A U.S. government-funded research project in Utah to study the feasibility of man-made geothermal energy will use a new type of directional drilling on two wells. The Deseret News reports that University of Utah chemical engineering associate professor John McLennan says the advent of horizontal drilling and […]

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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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Utah man gets 7-year prison sentence for telemarketing scam

Utah man gets 7-year prison sentence for telemarketing scam

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Salt Lake City man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a telemarketing scam. The Deseret News reported Tuesday that a federal judge also ordered 43-year-old Chad Gettel to pay more than $558,000 restitution. Gettel’s sentence will run concurrent with […]

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Police calling North Salt Lake man’s death a homicide

Police calling North Salt Lake man’s death a homicide

NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — Police says they are investigating the death of North Salt Lake man as a homicide. The Deseret News reported Monday that 67-year-old Reed Christensen was found “lying on the floor in a pool of blood” in his home earlier this month. North Salt Lake Police Chief […]

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Utah redistricting initiative collects $860K, spends most

Utah redistricting initiative collects $860K, spends most

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Organizers of a Utah ballot initiative that would create a new system for drawing the state’s legislative and congressional districts raised $860,000 this year, and have already spent most of it to gather enough signatures to get on the ballot. The most recent financial disclosure […]

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Utah redistricting initiative collects $860K, spends most

Utah redistricting initiative collects $860K, spends most

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Organizers of a Utah ballot initiative that would create a new system for drawing the state’s legislative and congressional districts raised $860,000 this year, and have already spent most of it to gather enough signatures to get on the ballot. The most recent financial disclosure […]

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Man arrested for impersonating officer, stealing vehicle

Man arrested for impersonating officer, stealing vehicle

HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah man, who claimed he was an FBI agent and on his way to the airport to see Russian President Vladimir Putin before carjacking a vehicle, has been arrested. The Deseret News reports the 30-year-old Park City man was arrested Sunday for investigation of […]

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Man, teen accused in fatal drive-by shooting in Taylorsville

Man, teen accused in fatal drive-by shooting in Taylorsville

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a man and a teenager are in custody in connection with a drive-by shooting in Taylorsville that killed a woman. Unified police say they’ve arrested 20-year-old Euziel De La Torre of West Jordan for his alleged involvement in the July 10 shooting of […]

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