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Wind-fueled brush fire destroys 10 homes in trailer park

Fire Evacuations

A wind-fueled brush fire that destroyed 10 homes in a northern Utah mobile home park left dozens of...

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Deputies: Lost wallet leads to 3 drug possession arrests

HOUMA, La. (AP) — South Louisiana authorities say a lost wallet landed three Utah men in jail on drug charges. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says the wallet was found at a hotel and turned in to the sheriff’s office. It held a driver’s license — and crystal meth. He says deputies went...


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Man shot dead in Cedar City, suspect still at large

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Cedar City police say a man is dead and a suspect is still at large. Sgt. Jerry Womack tells KSL-TV of Salt Lake City (http://bit.ly/29XKONl ) that officers responded Sunday after shots were fired around 6:30 a.m. A 34-year-old man was found dead at the scene. According to...


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Utah woman hospitalized after lightning strike released

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who was critically injured and whose stepdaughter died after lightning struck the personal watercraft they were riding in a Utah reservoir is back home. University of Utah Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Wilets says that Jayleen Reynolds was released Saturday afternoon...


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Provo airport expansion could create up to 700 jobs

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A proposed expansion of Provo’s airport could mean hundreds of new jobs and more airline service. KSL-TV of Salt Lake City reported (http://bit.ly/29TttcU) Sunday that the city of Provo is joining with a business aircraft maintenance and repair company on a project that could...


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Antelope Island wildfire nearly doubles, officials say

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire in Antelope Island State Park has nearly doubled in size. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2a9kWlE ) that crews were battling a wildfire that had grown to 20 square miles Saturday evening. Officials say the fire is at 35 percent containment. It came...


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Orem, Provo rejects referendum opposing rapid bus route

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah County residents who oppose a proposed transit project say they will appeal to the Utah Supreme Court since their referendum petitions to block the bill were blocked. Orem and Provo sent on Thursday alerted opposing groups that the petitions, although validated by the Utah...


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Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults

Boy Scouts Gays

NEW YORK (AP) — There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group’s leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon...


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Fire that evacuated homes in Pleasant View under control

PLEASANT VIEW, Utah (AP) — A brush fire in Pleasant View that caused the evacuation of more than two dozen homes is close to being fully contained. Fire officials say the 89-acre blaze was 85 percent contained Saturday and all evacuations have been lifted. The say it could be completely contained...


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Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults

Boy Scouts Gays-2

NEW YORK (AP) — There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group’s leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon...


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Utah woman injured in lightning strike in fair condition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who was critically injured and whose stepdaughter died after lightning struck the personal watercraft they were riding in a Utah reservoir is improving. University of Utah Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Wilets says that Jayleen Reynolds had been upgraded to fair condition...


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