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By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 30, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man has died at an annual counterculture gathering in forest outside Salt Lake City. Wasatch County sheriff's Deputy Chief Jared Rigby tells The Salt Lake Tribune that 68-year-old Timothy Gillespie of Cushing was found dead in his tent yesterday at the Rainbow Family gathering. The sheriff's office doesn't suspect foul play.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man known for advocating for gay rights and questioning some church policies says a Utah church leader is taking time to decide whether he'll be excommunicated. John Dehlin says the regional church leader told him yesterday that he needs to think and pray. Dehlin was told in June to resign from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or face a disciplinary committee.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted last year of killing his wife is due to stand trial this week on a sex assault charge stemming from allegations he abused a woman more than seven years ago. Martin MacNeill is scheduled for trial Wednesday and Thursday in Provo. The Daily Herald reports that prosecutors want to present evidence that MacNeill committed other sex crimes in California.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of people, including some who brought their pets, rallied outside Salt Lake City police headquarters, seeking answers from the department about an officer who fatally shot a dog in a backyard while searching for a missing child. Sean Kendall, the owner of the Weimaraner killed June 18, has called for the officer to be fired.

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