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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 Citizens’ Climate Lobby, along with the Interfaith Council in Park City, are hosting two climate change educational presentations this month. The first was held last weekend and addressed the science behind climate change and moral reasons why people should care about it. The second is a solutions seminar and will be held this coming Sunday, October 15.

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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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A man is in critical but stable condition after being accidentally shot while elk hunting near Brian Head in Iron County.

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A 58-year-old Alpine, Utah man was killed Saturday, while working to reseed the area burned by last summer’s Brian Head fire. 

 

Hundreds of students at Southern Utah University gathered Wednesday evening for a candle light vigil to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting and to unite as a community.

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As the world of college basketball reels over recent alleged bribery cases, many anticipate the scope of the scandal will only widen.  

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At places like Bears Ears and Standing Rock, mainstream green groups have united with Native Americans to an unprecedented degree. Following that trend, the Grand Canyon Trust and Northern Arizona University invited a host of Four Corners tribal members to it’s third annual “Uplift” conference, which is designed to bring together a new generation of activists.

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Logan Named A Top Foodie Destination

Sep 18, 2017
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In September, Logan was listed among the top destinations to visit when it comes to finding not only unique, but quality food options by rewardexpert.com.

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The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America Project recently published the results of a 400,000 person survey on the 2016 obesity rates in the U.S. Overall, the obesity rate in the United States is stabilizing.

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Southern Utah University has been ranked among the seven Best Colleges in Utah for 2017 from College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. SUU was listed as the second best public school in Utah, edging out all other public institutions except the University of Utah.

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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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Several animal shelters in Utah including the Cache Humane Society have taken in pets from Texas to make sure animal shelters there have room for pets lost or left behind in Hurricane Harvey.

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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.

SUU Police Investigate Reports of Lewdness

Sep 8, 2017
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Southern Utah University Police are warning of a man who has flashed several women near the campus in Cedar City.

The man in question is a 5’6-5’10 male of average build wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

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In preparation for the Sept. 11th National Day of Service, the World Trade Center of Utah is partnering with a state service commission to promote community volunteering.

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After filing government paperwork and months of waiting, Southern Utah University has officially trademarked itself as the University of the Parks.

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For the past six years, a Moab Restaurant owner has been running a mobile kitchen to feed wildlife firefighters in Utah and New Mexico. This week, he will be in Texas serving hot meals to flood victims. 

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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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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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