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Utah couple that won free groceries pleads guilty to theft

LAYTON, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple that won $10,000 worth of groceries from a program that assists military families has pleaded guilty to unrelated theft charges at a department store where the woman worked. The Deseret News reported Wednesday that Nicholas and Stephanie Mannino of Layton entered...


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Utah man gets 100 years in prison for sexual abuse of girls

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A 38-year-old Utah man convicted of sexually abusing five young girls will spend the rest of his life behind bars. A judge in Ogden sentenced Jacob Streeper of Riverdale to at least 100 years in prison. He still faces sentencing for two additional felony charges after he violated...


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Head of Utah's Department of Corrections to step down

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The head of Utah’s Department of Corrections is stepping down after five years in office. The agency announced Executive Director Rollin Cook’s resignation in a news release Wednesday. Cook says in a statement that he’s leaving the governmental position to explore other types...


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Nevada inmate stabbed to death in attack at Ely prison

ELY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada inmate serving up to life in prison for kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault has been stabbed to death in a fight with two other inmates at the state prison in Ely. Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Santina said Wednesday that 32-year-old Sergio Chan...


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Former Utah teacher pleads not guilty to child sex abuse

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A former teacher who is accused of sexually abusing five girls when they were in elementary school in southwest Utah has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Spectrum reports 59-year-old Curtis William Payne on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of aggravated child...


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Utah man sentenced to jail for leaving scene of crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who was riding a stolen motorcycle when he crashed into a pedestrian last year was sentenced to a year in jail. The Salt Lake Tribune reports 20-year-old Lutolofi Maama was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in February to felony counts of theft, failure to...


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Report: Utah's outdoor recreation economy generates $12B

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A trade organization’s report shows Utah’s outdoor recreation economy generates more than $12 billion in consumer spending each year and supports 110,000 jobs. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Outdoor Industry Association on Tuesday released a report that examined outdoor...


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Nurse-arrest audit proposes faster officer investigations

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State auditors examining the arrest of a Utah nurse who refused to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient say Salt Lake City police should consider investigating complaints against officers more quickly.


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Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States. If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other...


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The Latest: Utah police release video of fatal shooting

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a fatal police shooting in Utah (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A Utah police agency is releasing body camera videos of a fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man that show he was killed as officers shouted at him to put his hands up. The Salt Lake Tribune...


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