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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrat Charles Stormont says the legal defense of "hot button" polygamy and gay marriage laws by Attorney General Sean Reyes is a waste of money. Stormont made the criticism last night in Provo during the first debate of this year's attorney general race. Reyes says the attorney general cannot pick and choose which laws to defend.

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber County Commissioners rejected a request from the Utah Transit Authority for funds to study an extension of a commuter rail line, with the chairman blasting the agency for being a mess. The agency had requested $2 million from Weber County to assess extending the FrontRunner commuter rail further into Ogden.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County prosecutors have dropped 14 charges of prescription drug fraud against an assistant fire chief with the Unified Fire Authority. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says in court documents that after reviewing evidence and testimony in the case, he doesn't believe prosecutors have enough to convict Unified Assistant Fire Chief Marlon Jones.

Defense attorney Tyler Ayres says 49-year-old Jones has always followed directions from his doctors and never abused medication.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah County authorities have identified a 39-year-old North Salt Lake woman who appears to have fallen to her death at Bridal Veil Falls. Deputies say Camille Stepan suffered serious injuries consistent with a fall from great height. Deputies are asking for tips from anyone who may have seen Stepan in the area before her death.

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