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By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 19, 2014 at 9:01 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sentencing hearing is getting underway this morning in Provo for Dr. Martin MacNeill in the 2007 murder of his wife. MacNeill was convicted of drugging his wife, Michele, and letting her drown in a bathtub so he could begin a new life with his mistress. The 58-year-old MacNeill could face 15 years to life on the murder charge and another one to 15 years on an obstruction of justice conviction.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials are gearing up for new enrollments to begin Nov. 15 on Utah's online health insurance marketplace. Assistant Commissioner Tanji Northrup says the department is recommending 108 plans for the marketplace this year. Last year, 96 were offered. Rate will be about 5.7 percent higher this year.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will help fellow Republican Mia Love in her race for Congress. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Romney will host a fundraiser and rally for Love on Oct. 8 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. The former Saratoga Springs mayor is running against Democrat Doug Owens for the seat now held by Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada transportation officials have lifted restrictions on commercial trucks on Interstate 15 near Moapa, the main route between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. The freeway had two northbound and one southbound lane open as repairs continue to flood-damaged pavement about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas. A second southbound lane could be open by the weekend.

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