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Inmate found hanging in Utah prison dies

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Utah prison officials say an inmate has died after apparently hanging himself in his cell. Utah Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Adams says 20-year-old Rainey Manyhides was found hanging and unresponsive on Tuesday night. He was hospitalized for several days before...


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A glance at wildfires burning in Western states

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — Crews in six Western states struggled Friday to keep flames from incinerating homes, mountain cabins and rural ranches. Here’s a look at the largest and most active fires: CALIFORNIA A wind-whipped wildfire roaring through communities in California’s southern Sierra...


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Mia Love gives up role as delegate to Republican convention

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mia Love is backing out of her role as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Utah GOP chairman James Evans says Love wants to instead campaign in Utah during the July convention. Love is facing a competitive re-election race against Democrat...


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Ex-Utah county commissioner sent to trial on fraud charges

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has ruled there is sufficient evidence to send a former Utah County commissioner to trial on accusations he took part in a scheme where he and a businessman posed as Mormon officials to scam companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to invest in an industrial...


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Homelessness increases as Salt Lake advocates seek help

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Advocates say the neighborhood around Salt Lake City’s main homeless shelter has gotten more dangerous as the facility is stretched thin and access to health care is scarce. Homeless advocates and community outreach organizers say without drug addiction services, more beds and...


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BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Friday, June 24. New Crop bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.70, down 10; hard red winter 3.90 down 10; DNS 4.90, down 10; hard white 4.10, down 10; BURLEY __ soft white wheat 3.90, down 7; hard red...


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US rig count down 3 this week to 421

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 421, snapping three weeks of gains after a slide that lasted months and pushed the count to record-low levels amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 859 rigs were active. Houston...


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Report: Uzbek man convicted of terror charges drops appeal

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Uzbek refugee sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted in a plan to kill military personnel or civilians in Idaho has dropped an appeal of his conviction and sentence in exchange for dismissal of bomb-making charges in Utah, a newspaper reported. The deal also...


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After ad, dad interviews potential wives for 48-year-old son

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The father of a Salt Lake City businessman is setting up interviews for women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son, nearly a week after taking out a newspaper ad announcing the search. Baron Brooks tells the Spokesman Review newspaper that his father, Arthur Brooks,...


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Utah reservoir closed until 2017

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A reservoir north of Provo is closed to recreation until 2017. The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/28ScGVd ) that the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service has closed the Tibble Fork Reservoir while workers complete a $7.3 million rehabilitation project. The...


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