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Utah man dies in avalanche near Wyoming ski resort

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A family says an Orem man they considered to be part of their family died in an avalanche in Wyoming. The Deseret News reports Alex Marra of Orem died Saturday after being trapped in an avalanche near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. According to Teton County Wyoming Search and...


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Ex-Utah St football player wants sexual assault trial moved

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A former Utah State University football player accused of sexually assaulting seven women is trying to get his jury trial moved. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Skye Lazaro, the attorney for former Utah State linebacker Torrey Green, argues Cache County is too small and media...


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Ex-wife of former White House aide says Hatch has apologized

White House Aide Hatch

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter says she has received a letter of apology from Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from “a vile attack” after two ex-wives accused Porter of domestic abuse. Porter resigned Feb. 7 after the...


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More Utah minorities sentenced to prison in 2017

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Recent data show the percentage of minorities sentenced to prison in Utah has increased more than 40 percent — up from 33 percent in 2015 when the state passed a sweeping overhaul of the justice system. The director of the state sentencing commission said the data suggest biases...


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Airplane work expected to bring 400 jobs to Georgia air base

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Robins Air Force Base in central Georgia will soon begin doing overhaul maintenance on the C-130 airplanes flown by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The work will eventually mean about 400 new jobs, The Telegraph reported . Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, commander of the Warner...


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85-year-old man dies after fire at home near Richfield

RICHFIELD, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah’s Sevier County say an 85-year-old man has died in a house fire near Richfield. County Sheriff’s officials say the man’s 61-year-old wife was being treated at a hospital. They say Owen Kay Reynolds was unable to escape the blaze. The fire was reported just...


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Chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party steps down

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party has stepped down. No reason for Jake Parkinson’s sudden departure was given Saturday night. Members of the Salt Lake County Republican Party leadership say they surprised by Parkinson’s email announcing his resignation....


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Tribes call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal tax overhaul passed in December is “completely unacceptable” to Native Americans, just another example of what can happen when tribes are not included in federal decision-making, a tribal leader said Monday. National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson...


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Mitchell soars to dunk title, Booker sets 3-point record

All Star Saturday Basketball

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA dunk contest was a throwback in many ways, with a 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro fighting it out for the trophy. Larry Nance Jr. rolled out his father’s old uniform — down to the knee-high socks — and then rolled out his father himself to help with...


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Harding, Braxton lead Weber St. over Sacramento St. 83-73

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 21 points, Zach Braxton added 19 and Weber State beat Sacramento State 83-73 on Saturday night for its ninth straight win. The Wildcats (19-7, 12-2 Big Sky Conference) remain in second place in the conference standings behind Montana. Sacramento...


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