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Gas leak suspected in Utah apartment explosion; No injuries

Gas leak suspected in Utah apartment explosion; No injuries

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a natural gas leak is suspected in an apartment building explosion in Alta. Unified Fire Authority officials say there were no injuries in Saturday afternoon’s explosion that occurred in the attic of the building. The Deseret News reports that the blast caused an […]

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Sitting at the bar of Murphy's  at 160 So. Main Street in Salt Lake,  Finley Armstrong (front) and Steve Fugitt  take drags on what could be one of their last cigarettes  smoked  in a bar on  Friday, December 26, 2008.  A new law goes into effect on the first of January banning smoking in bars.Paul Fraughton / Salt Lake Tribune

New push to raise age limit for tobacco comes to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah city is raising the age limit to buy tobacco products to 21, and a state lawmaker says the rest of the state should follow suit. The Deseret News reports the Lehi City Council unanimously approved the change Tuesday, and shortly after Republican Rep. Steve Eliason […]

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Snowmobiler in Utah dies after being buried by an avalanche

Snowmobiler in Utah dies after being buried by an avalanche

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a central Utah man is dead after an avalanche buried him while he was snowmobiling about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of Salt Lake City. Summit County Sheriff’s officials say the slide triggered Saturday afternoon near Coalville trapped the man in deep snow. […]

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Suspect is arrested in death of woman in West Valley City

Suspect is arrested in death of woman in West Valley City

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities in West Valley City say a suspect has been arrested in a homicide case. West Valley police say 50-year-old Darren Byrd is jailed on suspicion of aggravated murder, child abuse, obstruction of justice, possession of a weapon by a restricted person and domestic violence […]

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State funding boosts Juab County’s public defender office

State funding boosts Juab County’s public defender office

NEPHI, Utah (AP) — An influx of state funding to bolster county public defenders offices has transformed what used to be a one-man operation helping people in sparsely populated Juab County who can’t afford private attorneys get better legal representation, a recent report found. The $142,000 from the state in […]

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Conservation group sues over federal oil, gas leases in Utah

Conservation group sues over federal oil, gas leases in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A conservation organization has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior over oil and gas leases offered in southeast Utah, claiming the parcels are packed with ancient cultural relics. Advocates for the West filed the suit Wednesday in federal court in Utah on […]

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Conservation group sues over federal oil, gas leases in Utah

Conservation group sues over federal oil, gas leases in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A conservation organization has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior over oil and gas leases offered in southeast Utah, claiming the parcels are packed with ancient cultural relics. The Deseret News reports Advocates for the West filed the suit Wednesday in federal court in […]

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Committee OKs bill to ban handheld cellphones while driving

Committee OKs bill to ban handheld cellphones while driving

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah House committee has passed a bill that would ban even holding a cellphone while driving. The Deseret News reports the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee voted Wednesday to recommend the bill. The bill, sponsored by House Minority Whip Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, makes […]

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Utah lawmakers asked to find $20M more for wildfire costs

Utah lawmakers asked to find $20M more for wildfire costs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are being asked to find nearly $20 million more in spending to cover the costs of the state’s worst wildfire season on record. The Deseret News reports the state has already spent $42 million on fire suppression costs and post-fire rehabilitation for the 1,327 wildfires […]

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Holladay man who helped father with suicide sentenced

Holladay man who helped father with suicide sentenced

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Holladay man who helped his father die by suicide has been sentenced to prison. The Deseret News reports that a Salt Lake City judge Monday ordered 26-year-old Shane Paul Wright to serve between one and 15 years at the state prison. Wright was initially charged with […]

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