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Group accused of shipping Colorado pot to other states

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 6:48am

A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors, including former NFL players, Colorado officials announced Wednesday.

Roosevelt grocery store won't sell fireworks amid wildfire concerns

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:45pm

Concerned by the hot and dry conditions and wildfires burning across the state, a mom-and-pop grocery store said Wednesday it had decided not to sell fireworks ahead of the upcoming summer holidays.

UTA board gives final approval to Clearfield deal, but not before amending terms

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:24pm

The Utah Transit Authority gave final approval Wednesday to selling land near the Clearfield FrontRunner station for a rail assembly plant, but not before amending the terms of the deal.

Hiker dies after trying to find family's way back to trailhead

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:50pm

A 62-year-old hiker from Alabama died after he and his family got lost trekking through a slot canyon in southern Utah.

Groups present Hatch's office with letters, 5K signatures opposing health care bill

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:29pm

Nearly 1,000 testimonials and more than 5,000 petition signatures opposing the Better Care Reconciliation Act were submitted to members of Sen. Orrin Hatch's staff on Wednesday in a plea for the lawmaker to re-evaluate the bill's merits.

1 dead after semitruck and car collide near Eureka

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:04pm

One person is dead after a semitruck and car collided Wednesday evening.

Police in Nephi searching for wanted fugitive, residents asked to stay indoors

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:42pm

Law enforcement officials are asking the public to be on the lookout for a wanted fugitive, officials said Wednesday night.

3 teens admit roles in death of West Valley police officer

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:30pm

Three teenage boys accused of running over a West Valley police officer with a stolen car, killing him, pleaded guilty to their roles in his death — one to murder, one to manslaughter and one to other charges related to the incident.

Motorcyclist killed in I-84 crash

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:10pm

A Wyoming man was killed Tuesday night after losing control of his motorcycle, Utah Highway Patrol confirmed.

U.S. Attorney asks judge to toss Beaver County suit over wild horse programs

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:02pm

The U.S. Attorney for Utah Wednesday asked a federal judge to toss a complaint from Beaver County alleging federal managers have not done enough to address growing populations of feral horses.

Chaffetz says Fox News role just part of his post-Congress plans

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:48pm

Newly announced Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz, who steps down as a Utah congressman Friday, said he also has an agreement to write a book and plans to work as a consultant for technology firms in Washington, D.C.

Walmart seeks new products amid online battle with Amazon

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:38pm

Hundreds of inventors have flocked to Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville to find out if the country needs a few more secret sauces, prettier mouse pads or "instant hair gel" packets for the on-the-go clubber.

Friends of autumn buttercup say, 'Yay for cows!'

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:02pm

In the never-ending feud over public lands in Utah, cowboys and ranchers are usually on the other side of the fence from environmentalists. So it might come as a surprise to hear that a pretty little flower has brought the warring parties together.

U. helps victims of nuclear fallout share their stories

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:22pm

Decades after thousands of Utahns suffered the consequences of nuclear radiation, the University of Utah wants to help victims and their families share their stories of loss and government secrecy.

Child porn charges added to sex abuse allegations against bounce house businessman

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:17pm

A Heber City bounce house business owner accused of sexually abusing at least four young boys was charged Tuesday with having child pornography.

Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:53pm

Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks.

UTA drill tests emergency responses to terrorism

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:39pm

Roughly 150 first responders from several agencies conducted a terrorism response drill Wednesday on the Ogden FrontRunner platform. The drill helped agencies coordinate their responses and work together to improve readiness for real-life scenarios.

Trump urges passage of House immigration bills

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:16pm

President Donald Trump is urging the House to pass legislation that would stiffen punishments on people who re-enter the U.S. illegally and for "sanctuary" jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation forces.

Judge tosses suit claiming excessive force in Utah traffic stop

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:45pm

A judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit filed by a Utah woman who says a state trooper ripped her from her car during an early morning stop on a dark side street.

Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

Jill Bleed and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:24pm

A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma's monument at its state Capitol, authorities said.

Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:18pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explored options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill Wednesday but confronted an expanding chorus of GOP detractors, deepening the uncertainty over whether the party can resuscitate its bedrock promise to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul.

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