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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 19, 2014 at 4:01 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health officials are releasing few details about a Utah case of the bacterial illness listeria that appears to be part of a multi-state outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples. Utah Department of Health epidemiologist Cindy Burnett says the Utah case is not one of four fatal cases and involves a female between the ages of 18 and 65. Officials are have not determined which brands of caramel apples are involved.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Gov. Gary Herbert is disputing a report from Utah's state auditor this week that found federal money is the state's largest single revenue source. Herbert's spokesman Marty Carpenter said in a statement last night that the report is misleading and unfair because it treats various federal funds as one $4 billion source.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California man accused of groping and sexually propositioning a teenage girl on a flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. At a hearing today, Hans Loudermilk of Oceanside, California, acknowledged touching the 15-year-old's chin and rubbing her leg in March. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 4.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders in Utah's capitol city are considering relocating several key homeless services in Salt Lake City away from a downtown park and bustling business area. The Salt Lake Tribune reports city officials have tried for years to find ways to discourage homeless people from frequenting Pioneer Park, but now city officials are joined by business leaders and even Utah's governor, saying it's time to take a serious look at moving the facilities.

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