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$50 Thousand Dollar Award Offered To Find Lyle Jeffs

August 29, 2016
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$50 Thousand Dollar Award Offered To Find Lyle Jeffs

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The FBI is offering an award of up to 50-thousand dollars for information leading to the arrest of FlDS church leader Lyle Jeffs.  Jeffs has been missing since he slipped out of his GPS monitoring collar last June.  Jeffs and ten other church members are accused of exploiting other...

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Man Accused Of Shooting At Hunters

August 29, 2016
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(Utah County, UT)  —  A man arrested in Utah County is accused of shooting at a group of bow hunters.  Utah County authorities haven’t identified the man arrested on charges including aggravated assault after the incident on public land in Diamond Fork Canyon last night.  They say the group claims they were arguing with...

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LDS Missionaries Hurt In Africa

August 29, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Four Mormon missionaries are injured from a crash in west Africa.  LDS church officials say a car was trying to pass a truck when it hit their van on a highway in Sierra Leone last week.  Two of the missionaries are identified as Luke P. Dunn of Salt Lake...

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Mom Drowns After Saving Her Son

August 26, 2016
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(San Juan County, UT)  —  A mother drowns after holding her son’s head above water long enough for the child to be rescued.  Chelsea Russell was with family members this week on Lake Powell when she jumped in the water to save her two-year-old boy who had fallen off a boat.  The San Juan...

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Health Officials Concerned About Rising Number Of Unvaccinated Kids

August 26, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Health officials around Utah are becoming concerned about the rising number of unvaccinated children.  Doctors with the Salt Lake County Health Department say children who can’t be immunized due to allergies or other medical reasons depend on other children getting vaccinated to protect their health.  Nearly 30-thousand students in...

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Environmentalists Take Feds To Court Over Oil And Gas Leases

August 26, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Activists take the legal route in an attempt to stop oil and gas exploration on public lands in Utah.  The lawsuit filed yesterday by two environmentalist groups calls on the Interior Department to rescind current leases and to not issue any more.  Nearly 400 leases covering close to four-thousand...

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Park Service Looking For Input On Powell Ferry

August 22, 2016
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Park Service Looking For Input On Powell Ferry

(Lake Powell, UT)  —  The National Park Service is looking for public comment on proposals to keep the ferry operating between Bullfrog and Halls Crossing in Lake Powell.  The state is proposing extending access roads and improving ferry ramps to reach the falling water line.  The costs for ramp improvements and upgrades to the...

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More Campers Leaving Burning Fires

August 22, 2016
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More Campers Leaving Burning Fires

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Forest Service officials are concerned about the increase of abandoned campfires found in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.  Firefighters say they’ve found more than 200 abandoned campfires and more than 50 fires that have escaped fire pits so far this fire season.  They urge campers to be extra careful when...

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Rabid Bats Found In UT County

August 22, 2016
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Rabid Bats Found In UT County

(Utah County, UT)  —  Health officials are warning people in Utah County to avoid wild animals after confirming two cases of humans exposed to rabies.  That’s after identifying the virus found in two bats tested in the area.  They urge anyone coming in contact with a bat not to touch, hit or destroy it. ...

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UT Students Performing Better In Math, Science

August 22, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  School kids in Utah are performing better in science and math, but about the same in English.  New data from SAGE test results compiled by the state Board of Education shows math proficiency for grades three through 12 this year increased from 45 to 47 percent.  For science, it...

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