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Racers plan to look to Congress for action on Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah

Salt Flats Racing-6

Racers who put on record-breaking speed events at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats say federal...

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Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together

APTOPIX Cancer Sisters

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in matching chairs and chat as their bodies are pumped full of...


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Study will examine safety of dust near new prison site

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state is conducting a study of a proposed site for a new prison near the Great Salt Lake to determine whether there’s anything toxic in the dust from the dry lakebed that could potentially pose a hazard to inmates. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1soKjFh )...


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1 dead after SWAT standoff in Heber City

HEBER, Utah (AP) — Police say an hourslong standoff with a sexual assault suspect has ended after they found the man dead inside a Heber City home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/20QMhJj ) that Officer Xela Thomas says police responded to the...


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Man stabbed at elementary school playground

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a man was stabbed in the back at a Utah elementary school playground after attempting to intervene in a couple’s argument. Unified Police are searching for a suspect who they say had been playing basketball with the victim at West Kearns Elementary School Monday...


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Death row inmate says Mormon church interfered in his trial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man sentenced to death in a 1985 murder case is appealing his conviction by arguing the Mormon church interfered in his trial. Douglas Lovell, 58, has been counseled by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bishops in prison, and he wanted them to testify as...


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Utah man restores statues from long-closed theme park

Theme Park Statues Restored

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who found two forgotten theme park statues under a pine tree has restored the Snow White characters and given them to the Utah State Developmental Center. Paul Strong found the statues from the Fairyland Park last year buried near a tree at the developmental center,...


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Town dedicates park project to victims of murder-suicide

VINEYARD, Utah (AP) — The town of Vineyard is honoring a city employee who was killed by her police-officer husband along with her mother and their two children in 2014. The Daily Herald newspaper in Provo reports (http://bit.ly/1VqAEJD) that city workers are still mourning 32-year-old Kelly Boren...


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Grill-sparked fire guts Sandy house

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a barbecue sparked a fire that gutted a Sandy home over Memorial Day weekend. The Sandy Fire Department says a propone grill sparked the blaze Sunday afternoon. It quickly spread from the siding of the house inside. The home was engulfed when firefighters...


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Indiana group pulls ad it copied from Salt Lake City promo

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana tourism agency has apologized and pulled an advertisement it copied from a tourism ad campaign first used to promote Salt Lake City. Visit South Bend Mishawaka pulled its $20,000 tourism spot after the similarities were pointed out in a letter from Love...


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Hiker injured after fall in Little Cottonwood Canyon

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a woman was left in serious condition after she fell while hiking in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1UnKXvA ) that Unified police Det. Ken Hansen says the 25-year-old victim was hiking at Lisa Falls with her husband on Sunday...


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