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By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 18, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Department of Defense program that distributes military surplus equipment such as mine resistant armored vehicles to local police came under scrutiny during a Utah legislative hearing that lawmakers convened to learn more about the program. But Utah law enforcement officials and several legislators defended the program as a way to ensure police are equipped to combat street gangs and criminals who have access to high-powered weapons.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Josh Powell's family is appealing to the Utah Supreme Court a recent ruling that cut them out of a trust that has $2 million in life-insurance proceeds. A Utah judge earlier this month sided with the parents of missing mother Susan Powell, ruling that her father was within his bounds to remove Josh Powell's mother and sister from the trust.

GEISMAR, La. (AP) — A man from Utah has been arrested on a charge of terrorizing after he allegedly called in a bomb threat on Sept. 11 to the PCS Nitrogen Plant in Geismar (GUYZ-mar). The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says detectives began investigating the bomb threat and learned the telephone number used to call in the threat belonged to 34-year-old Terry Cox II of Roy, Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah leaders have unveiled a statue of former Federal Reserve chairman and Utah banker Marriner Eccles outside the state Capitol. The statue depicts Eccles holding his briefcase and hat with his jacket folded over his arm. Eccles is credited with helping the country through the Great Depression.

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