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Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 17, 2014 at 1:41 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials in Salt Lake City are calling for state officials to consider keeping the state's main prison in Draper instead of rebuilding it elsewhere to make room for development. City Council members and Mayor Ralph Becker said two potential sites within Salt Lake City are inappropriate for a prison. State officials signed off on moving the prison earlier this year, arguing the Draper facility is aging and occupies valuable real estate.

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. A Defense Attorney said that LaRohnda Dennison couldn't have gotten a fair trial without the evidence from computer hard drives seized in 2010 that are now missing or damaged. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah declined to comment.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge is setting a March 18 trial date for a 77-year-old Utah man accused of lewdness for sunbathing nude in his backyard. A lawyer for Myron Kipp says he hasn't been able to come to a plea agreement with prosecutors. Kipp told an officer he could do want he wanted on his property.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brigham Young University may soon be allowed to purchase land on a nearby mountain that includes the hillside "Y'' overlooking the Provo school. The act would allow BYU to purchase 80 acres on Y Mountain from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for about $500,000.

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