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By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 23, 2014 at 4:11 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Utah Department of Transportation rule that requires groups to purchase a $1 million insurance policy before marching or protesting on state roadways is unconstitutional. The Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the policy violates rights of free speech. The Salt Lake Tribune reports it's unclear if Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes will appeal the decision.

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A former NASCAR driver who led police on a 150 mph chase through Nevada, Arizona and Utah last year has agreed to a plea deal. The Spectrum reports 35-year-old Timothy Tyler Andrew Walker of California pleaded guilty today in a Utah court to felony counts of failure to stop for an officer and possession of a controlled substance. He also pleaded guilty to impaired driving.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge is summoning back to court a former Utah TV pitchman accused of kicking an owl in flight while riding his motorized paraglider. Authorities say that 45-year-old Dell "Super Dell" Schanze (SHAHN'-zee) won't allow an inspection of his house to ensure he has no guns, a condition of his release.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man says he's fully recovered after he was hospitalized for chugging a quart of eggnog so quickly that he inhaled some of creamy holiday beverage into his lungs. Ryan Roche from Utah County told KSL-TV that he participated in an alcohol-free eggnog chugging contest at a holiday office party earlier this month.

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