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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 11, 2014 at 9:33 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Safety inspectors say mechanics had done work on the main rotor of a helicopter and were taking it for a test flight when the rotor came off and the chopper crashed into a building in North Salt Lake. The NTSB has released a brief preliminary report about the crash that killed two men on Dec. 2. The helicopter owner says the mechanics were trying to check the track and balance of the rotor blades.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former TV pitchman in Utah accused of chasing and kicking a barn owl in flight on his motorized paraglider is expected to appear in federal court today. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Dell "Super Dell" Schanze knowingly used an aircraft to harass wildlife and pursued a migratory bird near Utah Lake in 2011.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a man in custody stole a Utah County sheriff deputy's vehicle and led officers on a high-speed chase before his arrest. A sheriff's spokesman says not all Utah County Sheriff's Office vehicles have cages separating the front from the back. It wasn't immediately clear why the man was in custody or how he managed to get into the driver's seat.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Park City man accused of trying to have a romantic rival killed is taking a plea deal. Court records show Dustin Ruffino pleaded to a reduced charge of attempted criminal solicitation. Charging documents say Ruffino met undercover police officers during a drug investigation and asked them to kill his ex-wife's new boyfriend. Ruffino faces one to 15 years in prison.

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