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From Mormon kid to alleged drug kingpin: Inside the rise and fall of Aaron Shamo

Jesse Hyde, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:03am

The DEA believed Aaron Shamo ran a global operation based largely on a synthetic opioid known as fentanyl, which is 50 times more powerful than heroin and linked to overdose deaths across the country. If they were right, he represented the rise of a new kind of drug dealer and an alarming shift in the way Americans were getting illicit narcotics.

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Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:57am

President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop it.

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Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:48am

Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say.

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Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collision

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:32am

Japanese authorities said Thursday they have obtained a data recording device from a container ship to help determine why it collided with a U.S. destroyer, killing seven American sailors.

EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:00am

The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof.

Riverton, Kearns fire stations to close in agency overhaul

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:20am

A pair of firehouses in Riverton and Kearns will close in a move that local officials say will actually speed 911 response times in those communities.

Did Trump election influence Outdoor Retailer decision to leave Utah?

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:45am

Political discord over the election of President Donald Trump may have influenced the departure of the state's largest annual convention, according to Utah's lieutenant governor.

Search for reported child in Jordan River ends

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:20pm

Emergency crews responded to the Jordan River after reports of a person in the water Wednesday evening.

Fire near Brian Head doubles again; forces new evacuations

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 10:25pm

A fire that began with the use of a weed torch in dry conditions growing rapidly.

Environmental activist, husband charged in cattle case

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 10:25pm

Clashes over land use resulted in new charges being filed in the San Juan County case of an environmental activist accused of blocking cattle from a water source, underscoring tensions involving ranchers, environmental groups and local residents.

Police search for Utah man after 3 bodies found in Idaho

Kristin Rodine, Idaho Statesman  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 10:13pm

Gerald Michael “Mike” Bullinger is wanted for failure to report three deaths on the property he and his wife recently bought on North KCID Road outside Caldwell.

SBA administrator visits small businesses in Utah

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 9:47pm

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon tours Manuel's Fine Foods, a Latino-owned business that manufactures tortillas and tortilla chips in Woods Cross, as part of a two-year national outreach campaign.

Hospitality industry says Utah .05% DUI law targets wrong people, hurts tourism

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 9:03pm

Utah's lowest-in-the-nation DUI law targets the wrong people and hurts tourism, restaurant and hospitality associations told state lawmakers Wednesday.

10 unbeatable summer deals for the family

KSL Deals  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 9:00pm

Here are ten summer deals perfect for your family — and your bank account.

Summer is the perfect time of year to get out and move your body

Paige Smathers, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 8:32pm

Remember when you were a kid and exercise was fun and completely natural? A summer day as a kid might have consisted of climbing trees, going swimming, riding bikes, playing tag or shooting a basketball. Why do we overcomplicate exercise as adults?

Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 8:12pm

A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city's north side.

Man accused of killing man with car after dispute over dog is charged with murder

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 8:04pm

A man who allegedly ran over another man after he was confronted about abusing his dog, has been charged with murder.

Lawmakers continue conversation about bill to remove incapacitated elected officials

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 7:38pm

As county officials prepare to use their purse strings power to help address the troubling situation around Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott, state leaders also are pushing forward.

Wednesday's Child - Siblings in foster care don't believe they'll be adopted

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 7:00pm

Ray and Nichole are siblings who share an amazing connection. They've lived in foster care for three years and hope to be adopted. They are determined to stay together.

Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 6:28pm

An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. is making the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said.

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