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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 18, 2014 at 9:31 a.m.



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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former marketing director at Symantec Corp. from Highland, Utah, is pleaded guilty to charges she embezzled more than $1.3 million. Federal prosecutors in San Jose say Lena "Mickey" Jacobs Coombs of Highland, Utah, used the money to pay for personal expenses including vacations, home remodeling, childcare and concerts.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Murray man accused of trapping kittens on sticky paper and then throwing them in the garbage has been ordered to 18 months of probation. The Salt Lake Tribune reports 63-year-old Stephen Patrick Lacy was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty.

AURORA, Ind. (AP) — The fate of a German shepherd named Bela (BAY'-luh) is uncertain despite his late owner's wish that the dog possibly be cremated and its ashes mixed with her own. The attorney for Connie Ley (lay) of Indiana says he's gathering Bela's veterinary records for a no-kill animal shelter in Utah, which was Ley's other choice for the dog.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — BYU plays Texas in the semifinals for the women's volleyball national championship. BYU upset Nebraska in the regional final. Texas has reached the national semifinals for the third time in six years, and the Longhorns won it all in 2012. The other semifinal pits last year's national champion Penn State against No. 1 Stanford.

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