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Utah jail inmate shot with rubber pellets files lawsuit

Utah jail inmate shot with rubber pellets files lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man with a history of mental illness says jail guards used excessive force when they shot him with rubber pellets at close range after he refused to obey commands to leave his cell. An attorney for 31-year-old Luis Carlos Prado announced Thursday that […]

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Utah cities hit by wildfire confronting burn-scar risks

Utah cities hit by wildfire confronting burn-scar risks

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah cities where wildfires forced thousands of people to evacuate in September are now beginning to confront the long-term damage, including possible mudslides and debris flow. Utah County is asking the federal government for $20 million to help mitigate future problems, which could include damage to […]

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Lawmakers agree to end legal fight over UTA board member

Lawmakers agree to end legal fight over UTA board member

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah County Commission and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert agreed to end their legal fight. The Deseret News reports the commission voted Monday to put forth a new nominee to the Utah Transit Authority’s new board. Herbert later Monday accepted the nomination, and county leaders promised 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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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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Murder defendant’s girlfriend pleads guilty to obstruction

Murder defendant’s girlfriend pleads guilty to obstruction

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The girlfriend of a man accused of killing a teenage couple cried Friday while listening to relatives of the victims in a Provo. Utah, courtroom where she pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to jail and probation. The Daily Herald reported that 35-year-old Morgan Henderson […]

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Whooping cough cases doubled from last year in Utah County

Whooping cough cases doubled from last year in Utah County

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Whooping cough cases have doubled in Utah County this year, and public health officials are concerned there could be more as the school year begins. KUTV-TV reports 70 whooping cough cases have been confirmed so far this year. It’s twice as many cases as those reported during the […]

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Utah County votes to oppose any needle-exchange program

Utah County votes to oppose any needle-exchange program

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah County commissioners are declaring their opposition to the establishment of any needle exchange program, citing fears of discarded needles and possible legal liability. The Daily Herald newspaper reports the county’s addiction-prevention director Richard Nance said Tuesday many such fears are unfounded, but the resolution opposing a program […]

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Body Recovered After A Swift Water Rescue on Provo River

Body Recovered After A Swift Water Rescue on Provo River

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah-Tuesday, per a report from FOX 13, responders pulled a body out of the Provo River on the Utah County-Wasatch County border. This incident occurred inside the Provo River Canyon. An entire swift water rescue team searched for an individual after reports surfaced saying he had gone underwater […]

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Provo disputes allegations in sexual misconduct lawsuit

Provo disputes allegations in sexual misconduct lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Provo officials are disputing the allegations brought forward in a lawsuit that claims the city was negligent by hiring its former police chief and that it failed to properly respond to sexual misconduct reports. The Deseret News reports five women filed a suit last month accusing former […]

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