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GOP governors ask FCC to address illegal prison cellphones

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ten Republican governors want the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy to apply technology that can stop prison inmates from using smuggled cellphones. Gov. Nikki Haley and her counterparts encouraged FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler in a letter Monday to...


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Mormon temple statue designed to be struck by lightning

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The gold statue on top of the Mormon temple in Bountiful that was struck by lightning is designed for that very purpose. The Deseret News (http://bit.ly/25jSvYZ) reports that the angel Moroni statues are built with lightning rods, meant to draw lightning strikes away from...


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Body of man who left stranded van to get help in March found

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a man last seen in March when he left his family in their stranded van to find help. Police say a local ranch hand discovered the body of 34-year-old Daniel Brown along a dirt road in southern Utah on Sunday. Iron County Sheriff’s Lt. Del...


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Haley, GOP governors ask FCC to address prison cellphones

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley is among 10 Republican governors urging the head of the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy in fighting the issue of cellphone that inmates have illegally in prison. Haley on Monday wrote to FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler encouraging...


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Nevada's shot-blocking frosh Oliver pulls out of NBA draft

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada forward Cameron Oliver has pulled out of the NBA draft and plans to be back with the Wolf Pack for his sophomore season. The 6-foot-8 Oliver averaged 13.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game as a freshman. His 99 blocks set a Nevada season-record and were...


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Father, son accused in Utah kidnapping will stay behind bars

Women Trapped in Basement-3

Flint Wayne Harrison and his son Dereck James “DJ” Harrison, accused in a bizarre kidnapping case, are set to make an appearance in a Utah court Monday as authorities investigate if they were involved with the death of UTA employee Kay Porter Ricks, whose body was found in Wyoming.


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Polygamous food stamp fraud trial pushed back to October

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A trial for members of a polygamous sect accused of orchestrating a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme will be delayed until October. U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart on Monday approved the prosecution’s request to push back the trial because of an enormous amount of...


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Restaurateur, LGBT pioneer dead; estranged husband arrested

Restaurateur Killed Husband Charged

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The estranged husband of a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur and LGBT pioneer who died in a house fire over the weekend has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson, authorities said. Craig Crawford, 47, was booked after the blaze on Sunday killed 72-year-old John...


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Husband arrested after wife's body found in Huntsville condo

HUNTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Weber County authorities have arrested a 60-year-old man they believe killed his wife over the weekend. Weber County Sheriff’s Lt. Lane Findlay says officers received a call Sunday about a man who may have harmed his wife. They found 60-year-old Deborah Biccum’s body in her...


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No bail for Centerville kidnapping defendants amid murder investigation

Flint Wayne Dereck James Harrison

Flint Wayne and Dereck James Harrison made their first Utah court appearances Monday in a court room in Farmington. A state judge decided to extend the no bail arrangement until future hearings.  


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