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Authorities say a Utah man carved an obscenity into a woman's stomach with broken glass.

Court documents show 22-year-old Brandon Lee Wall was charged with felony aggravated assault Tuesday.

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is describing President Donald Trump's tenure so far as erratic and lamenting that he seems to focus on too many issues rather than honing in on the most important ones.

The Republican governor made his comments Thursday in Salt Lake City while responding to a question during his monthly news conference on KUED-TV.

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Four-time Olympic medalist Shani Davis leads an experienced U.S. speedskating team that will compete on the World Cup circuit leading up to the 2018 Winter Games.

The 15-member squad was selected after a four-day qualifying meet last week at the Utah Olympic Oval. Over four World Cup meets, beginning Nov. 10 in Heerenveen, Netherlands, the team's performance will determine how many spots the U.S. gets for each event at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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The Utah National Guard has broken ground on a new facility.

The ceremony for the $37-million-dollar Special Forces Readiness Center took place Tuesday at Camp Williams.

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School officials in Utah are investigating a video that appears to show five teenagers shouting a racial slur and expletive.

Officials said Tuesday the 10-second cellphone video was made by Weber High School students as they sat in a car. Three of them are cheerleaders. They all appear to be white.

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Republican John Curtis has not surpassed Democrat Kathryn Allen's fundraising in the race for Utah's vacant U.S. House seat despite raising nearly three times more over the last three months.

Allen made waves in state when she raised more than half a million dollars earlier this year to challenge then-Congressman Jason Chaffetz. But with the Republican's resignation this summer, her fundraising has slowed as her challenger's has gained momentum.

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A Republican Utah mayor considered the front-runner in a race to replace Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to carefully embrace President Donald Trump's agenda during a Friday night debate while distancing himself from the president.

John Curtis, the popular mayor of the Mormon stronghold of Provo, is set to appear in a Friday night debate against Democratic candidate Dr. Kathryn Allen, United Utah Party candidate Jim Bennett and Libertarian Joe Buchman.

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A 44-year-old Utah man has been killed in a rollover crash west of Logan.

The Utah Highway Patrol says Kent Batty of Nibley was found dead at the scene of the crash on State Route 30 at about 12:40 a.m. Thursday.

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After years of debate, a U.S. government board has voted unanimously to rename Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, overruling a recommendation by Utah officials to keep the name.

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names decided Thursday to rename it Grandstaff Canyon to get rid of an offensive name.

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A California company has been awarded an $85 million contract to assess uranium contamination on and near the Navajo Nation.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the contract Wednesday to Tetra Tech Inc., headquartered in Pasadena.

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House Republicans are moving to revamp a century-old law used by presidents to protect millions of acres of federal land considered historic, geographically significant or culturally important.

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A Utah man is pleading not guilty to criminal charges in a massive Utah wildfire that destroyed 13 homes and cost some $40 million to fight.

Court records show Robert Ray Lyman entered the plea Tuesday to misdemeanor reckless burning and burning without a permit counts filed in the fire that torched more than 100 square miles this summer.

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A lawyer for a Utah police officer fired after being caught on video arresting a nurse said he plans to appeal the decision he calls unfair.

Attorney Greg Skordas said Tuesday that Detective Jeff Payne would likely still be employed if body-camera footage hadn't generated widespread attention online.

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The race for Provo mayor is a showdown between two women, former city councilwoman Sherrie Hall Everett and school board member Michelle Kaufusi, which means the predominantly Mormon city will finally have a woman in the mayor's office for the first time in its 157-year history.

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The family of black man fatally shot after he ran from police in Utah says body-camera footage of the shooting shows that the officer should lose his job.

Patrick Harmon's sister Antoinette Harmon said Monday that watching the footage of the Aug. 13 shooting is heartbreaking and shows police didn't do enough to de-escalate the situation.

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A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has confirmed that a man killed by mulch dropped from a helicopter was the senator's brother-in-law.

Lee's spokesman Conn Carroll confirmed Tuesday that 58-year-old Bryan Burr was the brother of Lee's wife, Sharon Lee.

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A teenager accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl in the head and leaving her in a ditch is agreeing to a plea deal.

Colter Peterson shed tears as he pleaded guilty to aggravated attempted murder and other charges Tuesday.

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About two months after a Utah wildfire stopped burning, testing has shown unacceptable levels of E. coli bacteria in most of the water that filters through the taps of the rural town of Panguitch.

Town manager Lori Talbot suspects the cause of the contaminated water supply is the fire because "we didn't have E. coli before the fire burned over the watershed."

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A Native American tribe wants a small northern Utah city to get rid of an annual battle reenactment that features people dressed as American Indians raiding an encampment of white settlers.

The Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation has told Wellsville city officials that the so-called "Sham Battle" is a racially and culturally insensitive portrayal of Native Americans.

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Immigrant advocates in Utah are vowing to fight back against President Donald Trump's push to rescind a government program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.

About 50 people gathered Tuesday on the steps of the state Capitol to protest the phasing out of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that includes about 10,000 young immigrants in Utah.

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A judge is awarding $16 million in a lawsuit filed by a woman married to her cousin at age 14 in a ceremony overseen by polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs.

A lawyer for Elissa Wall said Wednesday the decision lets attorneys investigate bank accounts and property connected to the secretive group based along the Utah-Arizona border.

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Salt Lake City police have apologized after an officer handcuffed a hospital nurse for refusing a blood draw from an unconscious patient.

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Utah air quality regulators have approved plans from a medical waste burning plant cited for toxic emissions in a neighborhood to relocate to a more rural part of the state.

Utah's Division of Air Quality on Friday approved a plan from Illinois-based Stericycle, Inc. to relocate its incinerator from North Salt Lake City to Tooele County and burn two and half times more medical waste each year.

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Figures released by the state show 46 people were likely saved during the first six months of the year by police officers who gave them a drug called Naloxone, which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

The overdose victims were saved as part of a state-funded pilot program aimed at reducing high rates of opioid death in Utah.

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A new electric bus has been added to Zion National Park's transportation fleet as part of a three-month pilot program to determine the feasibility of electric shuttle buses.

The bus was added this month, with officials eyeing a looming overhaul of the park's busing system.

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