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Dallas Earnshaw, director of the Utah State Hospital, sits for a portrait in his office in the administrative building on the hospital's grounds in Provo on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Utah State Hospital cuts treatment wait times to 23 days

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Hospital is on track to cut down wait times for people to undergo mental health treatment before they can stand trial. The Deseret News reports hospital superintendent Dallas Earnshaw told lawmakers the wait averaged 23 days in September, down from 40 in […]

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Teen boy admits to causing catastrophe in Moab fire in June

Teen boy admits to causing catastrophe in Moab fire in June

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teenage boy has admitted in court to causing a catastrophe in connection with a fire that burned eight homes in Moab four months ago. The name of the teen and additional details about how the fire began haven’t been released. Authorities say the wind-whipped […]

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Utah couple arrested in Washington in death of toddler

Utah couple arrested in Washington in death of toddler

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say a Utah couple who fled the state after the man was accused of killing the woman’s toddler was arrested at a home in Washington state. The Seattle Times reports Gavin Haar and Brittany Hall were arrested Thursday in Gold Bar. Haar was wanted on a warrant for […]

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Police investigating fatal attack at Alzheimer’s center

Police investigating fatal attack at Alzheimer’s center

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Police say they’re investigating a fatal attack at an Alzheimer’s center that left one man dead and another resident in custody. The Deseret News reports that search warrants show a 69-year-old man shoved another 88-year-old resident, then got on top of the fallen man and started hitting […]

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Utah police officer will not face charges in fatal shooting

Utah police officer will not face charges in fatal shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says a Cottonwood Heights police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old robbery suspect will not face charges. The Deseret News reports Gill announced Tuesday that if officer Casey Davies were charged, he could argue that he used deadly force on […]

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Church, older than Utah’s statehood, celebrates 130 years

Church, older than Utah’s statehood, celebrates 130 years

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s first black-founded church recently celebrated its 130th anniversary. The Deseret News reports Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church pastor Daniel Stalling, during a special celebratory sermon last Sunday, told members to hold on to their beliefs as they confront racism and difficult moments. Rev. Stalling joined others, […]

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Volunteers continue search for missing hiker in Utah Valley

Volunteers continue search for missing hiker in Utah Valley

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Volunteers in Utah County continue to search for a hiker who’s been missing for three weeks. Family and friends of 36-year-old Jake Routt tell the Deseret News that they’re obsessed with finding him and feel they’re getting closer. Routt’s backpack and sandals have been found, […]

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Archaeologists search for military artifacts at Fort Douglas

Archaeologists search for military artifacts at Fort Douglas

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — University of Utah archaeologists are excitedly excavating a sandstone foundation believed to be a military barracks built during the Civil War era at the college’s Fort Douglas. The Deseret News reports the sandstone foundation was accidentally discovered about four years by contractors digging a utility trench. Sheri […]

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Police: Defendant talking about teens’ deaths on jail phone

Police: Defendant talking about teens’ deaths on jail phone

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a man charged in the deaths of two Utah teenagers found down an abandoned mine shaft has discussed the slayings during hundreds of jailhouse phone calls. The Deseret News reported Tuesday a newly unsealed search warrant says 41-year-old Jerrod Baum has made more than 1,000 […]

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Utah regents seek college advisors for all high schools

Utah regents seek college advisors for all high schools

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Board of Regents wants to place college access advisors in every public high school in the state by 2022. The Deseret News reports the regents plan to ask the Legislature for $6 million to begin the effort they expect to cost about $7 million. […]

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