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Man Accused Of Double Murder Will Go To Trial

August 16, 2016
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(Manti, UT)  —  A Fairview man accused of killing an elderly couple will stand trial.  Logan McFarland waived a preliminary hearing today and will be arraigned in a couple of months.  Police say McFarland is charged with two counts of capital murder for the 2011 killings of Leroy and Dorothy Fullwood in their Mount...

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New Trial Scheduled For Former AG John Swallow

August 12, 2016
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New Trial Scheduled For Former AG John Swallow

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  A new trial is scheduled for former Utah Attorney General John Swallow who’s facing corruption charges.  A judge last week threw out a motion to have the case dismissed.  A judge today set a trial date for February 7th.  Swallow has pleaded not guilty to charges including money laundering,...

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Man With Murder Conviction Overturned Wants Release

August 12, 2016
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Man With Murder Conviction Overturned Wants Release

(Orem, UT)  —  An Orem man wants out of jail after a recent overturning of his murder conviction.  Conrad Mark Truman was convicted of murder and obstruction of justice two years ago in the death of 25-year-old Heidy Truman.  A judge ruled last week the 34-year-old can have a new trial because jurors relied...

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Press Release: BLM Announces the Coal Lease Sale for Greens Hollow Tract

August 12, 2016
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BLM Announces the Coal Lease Sale for Greens Hollow Tract Salt Lake City, Utah—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a Competitive Coal Lease Sale for a tract of Federal coal in Sanpete and Sevier Counties, Utah. The tract is located approximately 10.5 miles west of Emery, Utah, under lands managed by the...

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Hovenweep National Monument is Closed on August 18th for Roadwork

August 12, 2016
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  National Park Service has announced that the Square Tower unit of Hovenweep National Monument, including the campground and visitor center, will be closed for road work on August 18, 2016.  The Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) funded project will reseal the campground, parking lot, and roads in the Square Tower unit. In preparation for...

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Herbert Still Stands With Trump

August 11, 2016
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Herbert Still Stands With Trump

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Governor Herbert is still supporting Donald Trump in his run for president, despite the candidate’s recent series of controversial remarks. Utah’s governor said in a press conference this week Trump’s stances on U.S. Supreme Court nominations and issues regarding states’ rights make him a better choice than Hillary Clinton....

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Feds Reject Nonprofit Status For College Chain

August 11, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT) — The federal government is denying nonprofit status for a Utah-based chain of private career colleges. Education officials this week dismissed the request by the Center for Excellence in Higher Education. It operates Stevens-Henager College, CollegeAmerica, California College San Diego and the online Independence University. Education officials say schools wanting...

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Police Mistake Movie Shoot For Bank Robbery

August 11, 2016
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Police Mistake Movie Shoot For Bank Robbery

(Cottonwood Heights, UT) — Police in Cottonwood Heights are reminding people to let them know of any activities that could cause mass confusion. That’s after several officers were called this morning to what they thought was a bank robbery, but turned out to be a movie shoot. Shots heard and voices screaming for people...

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The Manti-La Sal National Forest Is hosting Forest Plan Revision Open Houses In Blanding, Monticello, and Moab

August 3, 2016
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The Manti-La Sal National Forest is hosting Forest Plan Revision open houses in Blanding, Monticello, and Moab this week on 4, 5, and 6 August, respectively. As a reminder, these open houses are NOT related to the Public Lands Initiative (PLI) nor the discussion about a potential Bear’s Ears National Monument. Instead, the open...

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Home Evacuations Near Canyon Fire Lifted

August 3, 2016
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(Draper, UT) — Firefighters are lifting an evacuation order after the Corner Canyon fire forced nearly 40 people from their Draper homes. The Unified Fire Authority says the fast-moving grass fire is contained and no homes were damaged, although the flames came very close to some. The blaze broke out early this morning near...

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