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By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 29, 2014 at 5:40 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former FBI agent is slated to go on trial in Salt Lake City today on charges that he tried to thwart an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect look like a valuable counterintelligence source. Prosecutors say retired agent Robert Lustyik Jr. agreed to derail a Utah-based investigation into a company started by former soldiers. They were accused of using insider information to win $54 million worth of inflated contracts to supply Afghan troops.

SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Police in Springville say they're awaiting test results on blood taken from five members of a family found dead in their home Saturday night. Police Lt. Dave Caron said a preliminary autopsy ruled out violent assault in the deaths of Benjamin Strack his wife Kristi and three of their children aged 14, 12 and 11. While a test of air in the house did not detect carbon monoxide, police haven't ruled that out as the cause of death. The front door of the house was open and the back door was cracked open before firefighters arrived.

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Rescuers in Zion National Park have found the body of a hiker. The National Park Service says the man was found yesterday afternoon in the Virgin River Narrows area. He and another man were hiking Saturday when rains came and the river began rising rapidly, prompting them to take refuge on high ground. His name was being withheld until relatives could be notified.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than half a dozen firms are interested in building a large convention hotel in the heart of Salt Lake City, a project that comes with $75 million in possible tax credits. Salt Lake County records show about 60 people representing local and out-of-state developers, architects and construction firms attended a recent meeting about the project.

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