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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 16, 2014 at 4:11 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah FBI agent faces charges after prosecutors say he assaulted his girlfriend during a fight. Salt Lake City police say FBI special agent Adam Quirk was arrested Saturday. Charging documents allege the 36-year-old Quirk threw the woman to the ground and choked her several times. No attorney was listed for Quirk in court records.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman whose ex-boyfriend pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a Utah police officer has agreed to a plea deal. Prosecutors say Traci Vaillancourt's ex-boyfriend, Timothy Troy Walker, killed Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson then shot Vaillancourt in the back in September 2013. Authorities said she told investigators conflicting and misleading things. She pleaded no contest to reduced obstructing justice charges today.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed charges against a woman accused of defrauding Medicaid to help women in the country illegally get prenatal care after evidence in the case was lost. Prosecutors say LaRohnda Dennison defrauded the government of more than $1 million over the course of five years by coaching immigrants on getting prenatal care through the Baby Your Baby program. She denies being involved.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new round of state school rankings finds about half of Utah's public schools earn a B grade. This year's findings are similar to those from the year before. Lawmakers set up a system four years ago to assign A through F letter grades to schools based largely on student test scores.

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