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Hundreds demonstrate to protect Russia investigation

Hundreds demonstrate to protect Russia investigation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Protesters have demonstrated in several Utah cities calling for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. In Salt Lake City, more than 200 people held signs and sang songs Thursday. Meanwhile, the Herald Journal reports that […]

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Utah, Nevada residents hit Arizona town for lottery tickets

Utah, Nevada residents hit Arizona town for lottery tickets

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Residents in Utah and Nevada, two non-lottery playing states, are flocking to nearby Beaver Dam, Arizona, to hopefully get their hands on a winning lottery ticket. The Spectrum reports people on Monday were lined up outside of the doors of the Beaver Dam Station & Bar and […]

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State to poison unwanted fish in southwestern Utah reservoir

State to poison unwanted fish in southwestern Utah reservoir

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A state agency is preparing to put poison in in Washington County reservoir in southwestern Utah to kill off unwanted fish that were dumped illegally. The Spectrum reports that state Division of Wildlife Resources biologists over the summer found yellow perch, bluegill sunfish and green sunfish in […]

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St. George names new police chief

St. George names new police chief

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The southern Utah city of St. George has a new police chief. The Spectrum newspaper reports Richard Farnsworth has been sworn in after being appointed with a unanimous city council vote. City Councilwoman Michelle Randall called the choice a “no-brainer” and said Farnsworth would be a “great […]

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Zion National Park reopens flood-damaged Angels Landing

Zion National Park reopens flood-damaged Angels Landing

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park has reopened the trail to one its most popular hiking destinations for the first time since flood waters ravaged the southwestern Utah canyon in July. The (St. George) Spectrum reports the West Rim Trail to Angels Landing reopened on Saturday. Motorists were stranded for […]

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Nevada detective fired after sex abuse charge in Utah

Nevada detective fired after sex abuse charge in Utah

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — A veteran Nevada police detective was fired Wednesday following his arrest last week on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a southern Utah teen he met on a social networking app geared toward gay and bisexual men. Gary Erickson, who was arrested Sept. 12 in Las […]

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Mesquite detective accused of sexually abusing Utah teen

Mesquite detective accused of sexually abusing Utah teen

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — A veteran Mesquite police detective has a been arrested on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a southern Utah teen he met on a social networking app geared toward gay and bisexual men. Gary Erickson was arrested Sept. 12 in Las Vegas. He’s awaiting extradition to […]

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Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — One of Utah’s most-populous counties is joining a growing trend toward voting by mail. Washington County will conduct its first election with all mail-in ballots on Nov. 6, The Spectrum newspaper reported . Its 75,000 registered voters in Southern Utah will see ballots appearing in their mailboxes […]

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Dixie State begins offering first graduate degree program

Dixie State begins offering first graduate degree program

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Dixie State University is offering its first graduate degree program this fall. The Spectrum newspaper reports the Master of Accountancy program had about 60 applicants. The university is also offering three new bachelor’s degrees in music performance, mechanical engineering and nursing. Dixie State has also hired new […]

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Group of hikers rescued after rockfall in Zion National Park

Group of hikers rescued after rockfall in Zion National Park

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park officials say rescue crews had to retrieve a group of hikers who were temporarily trapped on the popular Hidden Canyon trail after a rockfall. The Spectrum reports it’s the third time in a little more than a month that the park has had to […]

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