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Salt Lake County Sets Jail Limit

March 15, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Salt Lake County’s jail capacity is set at a maximum of 2,050 inmates.  That’s after a vote last night by the County Council.  The council is calling for Sheriff Jim Winder to come up with ways to reduce the number of new inmates coming into the system. 

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Flood Safety Week Kicks Off In Utah

March 13, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The governor wants Utahns to take steps to protect themselves and their property from potential floods.  Governor Herbert has declared this week “Flood Safety Awareness Week.”  State emergency management staffers say flooding is the most common natural disaster in Utah and could be worse this year because of a...

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U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber Resigning

March 13, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Utah’s U.S. Attorney John Huber is resigning, as requested by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  Huber is one of 46 remaining federal attorneys appointed during previous presidential administrations.  Huber was an Obama appointee who began his term in the summer of 2015.

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Utah Lawmakers Approve Balanced Budget As Legislature Ends

March 10, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Utah’s 45-day legislative session is over.  Lawmakers wrapped up their remaining business before the midnight deadline, including passing a 16 bilion dollar balanced budget.  Among other last-minute actions, lawmakers passed a bill to make polygamy a felony as well as a resolution of support for refugees and legal immigrants.  Governor...

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BLM Urged To Reconsider Drilling Near Zion

March 10, 2017
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(Zion, UT)  —  The BLM is getting flooded with thousands of comments from people against proposed oil and gas leases near Zion National Park.  The BLM is looking to lease three parcels on the Kolob Terrace road just west of the park.  Park officials say the agency’s environmental assessment comes up short of gauging...

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Part Of SR 12 Crumbling

March 10, 2017
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(Southern Utah, UT)  —  U-DOT crews are trying to save a major tourism road in southern Utah they say is falling off a cliff.  Landslide damage has reduced State Route 12 between Tropic and Bryce Canyon City to one lane.  Officials say constant thawing and freezing is causing a chunk of the mountain underneath...

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Lawmakers Drop Plans To Raise Tax On Food

March 7, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Utah lawmakers are dropping their effort to raise the state’s food tax.  Lawmakers announced their plan to hike the tax to 4.4% early yesterday.  But after consulting with the legislature’s fiscal analyst, the plan was discarded as being a bad idea.  Republican leaders plan to discuss the state’s tax structure...

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Post-Prom crash on La Sal Mountain Loop Road

March 6, 2017
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Here at KCYN/KCPX we want to send out our most heartfelt sympathies….our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families and friends at this time of great loss. (Moab, UT)  —  Two Moab teens were killed in a rollover crash over the weekend.  County officials say three of the five (ranging in age from 14-17...

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Lawmakers Closer To Reforming College Sexual Assault Reporting

March 3, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  A bill that would require college counselors to keep sexual abuse reports confidential is now advancing at the State Capitol.  The Senate law enforcement committee unanimously backed House Bill 251, sending it to the full Senate for a vote.  The proposal is a reaction to Brigham Young University counselors...

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Hurricane Man Gets Probation For White House Threats

March 3, 2017
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(St. George, UT)  —  A Hurricane man who threatened on Instagram to blow up the White House will not serve any time in jail.  David Grant Torrey will instead serve 36 months of probation.  In early January, Torrey left threatening comments on the White House Instagram page, saying he would detonate a bomb strapped...

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