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South Jordan City
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Police say they're investigating a fatal attack at an Alzheimer's center that left one man dead and another resident in custody.

Search warrants show a 69-year-old man shoved another 88-year-old resident, then got on top of the fallen man and started hitting him.

Provo Canyon
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Utah County authorities say a body found in Provo Canyon is believed to that of a missing 36-year-old hiker from Orem.

The Sheriff's Office says its search and rescue team with help from a state Department of Public Safety helicopter recovered the body believed to be that of Jake Routt, who was missing since Sept. 16.

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 Mitt Romney said the bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation shows the Supreme Court nominating process is "awful," a sentiment his Democratic Senate opponent largely shared even though they differed on how to fix it during a Tuesday debate.

Russell M. Nelson
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Some woman candidates for public office, who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are worried that a recommended social media break could hurt their campaigns.

Russell M. Nelson, the president of the church, has challenged women of the faith to take a 10-day break from social media, "and from any other media that bring negative and impure thoughts to your mind."

Army Reserve Unit from Logan, UT headed to Kuwait
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A U.S. Army Reserve unit based in Logan in northern Utah is deploying to Kuwait.

The 103-member 890th Inland Cargo Transfer Co. is leaving this week for a one-year deployment to support of ongoing military operations in the Middle East.

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The president of the Mormon church reiterated Sunday that he wants members, the media and others to use the faith's full name, saying nicknames are "a major victory for Satan."

Addressing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' twice-yearly conference in Salt Lake City, Russell M. Nelson said the church's name "is not negotiable."

The Mormon church backed a deal that would legalize medical marijuana.
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The Mormon church joined lawmakers, the governor and advocates to back a deal Thursday that would legalize medical marijuana in conservative Utah after months of fierce debate.

The compromise comes as people prepare to vote in November on a medical marijuana ballot initiative that held its ground despite opposition from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Police say a Starbucks customer shot a man and wounded who attacked a clerk outside Salt Lake City.

Authorities said the man was shot once in the chest Thursday morning after he jumped over the counter and started hitting the female employee's head with a metal object.

Salt Lake City TRAX system.
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Utah Transit Authority officials say sparks and an explosion on a light rail train have shut down service lines in downtown Salt Lake City.

Officials say a catenary wire that carries power and runs above the TRAX train fell onto it late Tuesday, causing the sparks and an explosion.

Weber School District Logo
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Weber School District is overhauling the way it deals with racism and discrimination with new policies and plans to hire a new administrator to focus on the issues.

School officials say they want to change the culture at the district, both in the ways they deal with specific instances and in encouraging students to speak out if they see something that isn't right.

Utah State University campus.
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  A Utah State University piano professor has been removed from his teaching duties as the college investigates a sexual assault allegation made against him in a recent lawsuit.

University President Noelle Cockett said Wednesday in a statement that professor Dennis Hirst's students will be reassigned to other faculty members this fall semester as the college investigates the claims.

'Deadpool's' leading actor Ryan Reynolds got involved in bar fundraiser to fight the state of Utah.
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A judge is ordering the state of Utah to pay $475,000 in legal fees after it lost a court fight over a law that banned serving alcohol during the superhero film "Deadpool."

Judge David Nuffer handed down a strongly worded decision Wednesday denying the state efforts to reduce the bill. He wrote the "political judgment" of behind passing the law was a "legitimate choice, but it has consequences."

Police say Jarrod Baum has made more than 1,000 calls from jail.
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Police say a man charged in the deaths of two Utah teenagers found down an abandoned mine shaft has discussed the slayings during hundreds of jailhouse phone calls.

A newly unsealed search warrant says 41-year-old Jerrod Baum has made more than 1,000 calls on a recorded line.

Zion Narrows
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Zion National Park visitors are no longer allowed to experience a popular, 16-mile (26-kilometer), one-way hike through the Virgin River Narrows.

Park officials began discontinuing permits for the hike Tuesday after a private landowner posted "no trespassing" signs in the popular canyon.

Logan City Water Treatment Plant
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The estimated cost for a new wastewater treatment plant in northern Utah has increased by $25 million over the last two years, and officials say it's because of climbing construction costs and President Donald Trump's steel tariffs.

Officials are planning to borrow more money and ask for a loan extension so they don't have to further increase water rates for people in seven Cache County cities that will use the new system.

Navajo Generating Station
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  Hopi tribal officials are calling on the federal government to explore other options for the Navajo Generating Station near Page.

Two companies that were negotiating to take over a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona-Utah line ended the effort last week, saying the challenges were too great.

Brian Head Fire
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A judge has picked a new venue for the trial of a Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire in southern Utah last year.

Court records show 62-year-old Robert Lyman will be tried in Provo after a judge decided he couldn't get a fair trial in a county torched by the blaze.

Lake Powell
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  A federal agency's decision to pass on permitting for much of the Lake Powell Pipeline has opponents cheering the move they say will bring increased scrutiny while supporters maintain the project is still on track.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced Thursday that it had submitted an order, saying it would only handle permitting for hydroelectric facilities in the 140-mile (225-kilometer) pipeline project.

Elizabeth Smart
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Elizabeth Smart says it is "incomprehensible" that a woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap her will be released from prison next week.

Smart said in a statement Tuesday she was "surprised and disappointed" to learn that Wanda Barzee will be freed after failing to undergo mental health evaluations and failing to attend her own parole hearing in June.

A sample of a moon rock brought back from the Apollo 11 mission.
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A former NASA investigator who has spent many years tracking missing moon rocks is closing in on his goal of finding all 50 lunar samples gifted to U.S. states after Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon.

In recent weeks, two more of the moon rocks that dropped off the radar after the 1969 Apollo 11 mission have been located by reporters in Louisiana and Utah.

Austin James Corry
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  A central-Utah assistant fire chief has been charged with sexually assaulting a co-worker several times over the course of three years.

26-year-old Austin J. Corry appeared in court Thursday on 14 counts, including rape and forcible sexual abuse.

Police line.
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Authorities say the brother-in-law of a Dallas woman found raped and slain in 1996 as her infant daughter slept nearby has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the killing.

That 40-year-old Victor Serrano pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the death of Manuela Dominguez after DNA from the body connected him to the crime scene.

Inmates fight wildfires in Idaho.
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Idaho is scrutinizing its program allowing prison inmates to help battle wildfires after one was charged with raping a woman working at a remote base camp in Utah.

Idaho Department of Correction spokesman Jeff Ray says they've returned five crews to prison as they review which inmates are allowed to serve, the training they receive and how they are deployed.

Echo Canyon Road
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Authorities say a suspected arsonist who set several wildfires along a Utah interstate may also be responsible for fires in Wyoming.

Investigator Jason Curry, of the Utah Forestry, Fire and State Lands, says six fires that started along Interstate 80 on Monday appear to be linked to blazes ignited along a Wyoming interstate on the same day.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir
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A man who drowned in a reservoir that spans the Utah-Wyoming border has been identified as a retired Salt Lake City-area police officer.

The Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake says the man who drowned Sunday while swimming at Flaming Gorge Reservoir was identified as Mikal Wersland.

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