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Malnourished dog found in Utah desert on the mend

Starving Dog Found

A malnourished dog found in a Utah desert was on the mend Wednesday after being discovered by a man...

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Zion, Bryce Canyon parks report record number of visitors

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Both Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks have reported a record number of visitors for 2017. The Spectrum reported Thursday that Zion National Park saw more than 4.5 million visitors last year, which is up 5 percent from 2016. While Bryce Canyon National Park recorded 2.6...


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Ogden crossing guard brightens kids' days with high-fives

Crossing Guard Competition

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Each morning before school, crossing guard “Big John” Lewis braves the sometimes biting cold to help kids make it safely to Wasatch Elementary before the morning bell rings. “There’s nothing I could think of that could take its place. It’s a thankful job to have. Even though it’s...


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100 years and counting: Logan man has stories to tell

100-Year-Old Man

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Lloyd Clement of Logan, a retired Utah State University professor, said in 1998 he believed his lifetime was approaching its end, so he wrote in his journal and made sure all of his affairs were settled. Twenty years later, Clement is celebrating 100 years of living that has...


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Gas tanker explodes on freeway; no injuries

Fuel Truck Fire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A double tanker vehicle hauling gasoline exploded on Interstate 15 temporarily shutting down traffic in both directions in Salt Lake City on Thursday. KUTV reports that no one was injured. The truck driver told police he believes his brakes caught fire, which led to the blaze....


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Bryant scores 29, leads BYU past LMU 82-67

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Elijah Bryant scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half and BYU defeated Loyola Marymount 82-67 on Thursday night. With Bryant making 7 of 9 shots, including 4 of his 5 3-pointers, the Cougars (16-4, 5-2 West Coast Conference) shot 67 percent and rolled to a 46-29 lead at...


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Harding has 29 as Weber St. rolls Sacramento St. 80-64

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding drilled five from distance and totaled 29 points as Weber State rolled over Sacramento State 80-64 in Big Sky Conference action on Thursday night. Weber State (11-7, 4-2) has won four of its last five games. The Wildcats nailed 10 treys in the first half but only...


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With Daveed Diggs, 'Blindspotting' tells an Oakland story

2018 Sundance Film Festival - "Blindspotting" Premiere

“Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs used his own life as inspiration for the film “Blindspotting,” which premiered as one of the opening night films of the Sundance Film Festival Thursday to largely positive reactions. Diggs co-stars in and co-wrote the film with his longtime friend and collaborator...


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Salt Lake Comic Con files for new trial in trademark case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake Comic Con lawyers have filed a motion for a new trial following a federal jury’s decision that the convention infringes on San Diego Comic-Con’s trademark. The Salt Lake lawyers filed the paperwork on Tuesday in response to last month’s eight-day trial in U.S....


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Death penalty sought in jealousy fueled trailer park murder

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a 28-year-old Utah man charged with killing a man who was in bed with his ex-girlfriend in a Cedar City trailer park. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that Mark Mair’s attorney, Douglas Terry, called it...


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Maker of YouTube videos charged in explosives case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who has a popular science-focused YouTube channel was charged in Utah with felony possession of an explosive device after complaints last summer about explosives being set off from his South Jordan home. Jonathan Grant Thompson, who makes videos for the “King of Random “...


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