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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Despite a slow start to the state's snowy season this year, Thursday's winter storm has put Utah ski resorts back on course and allowed them to open additional lifts. Several Utah ski resorts say the 10 inches or more of snow will make a big difference. Brighton Ski Resort spokesman Jared Winkler says 17 inches of new snow allowed the resort to run open all of its ski lifts Friday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to his hotel room in downtown Salt Lake City. Fire officials say 19-year-old Francisco Castillo told investigators he had smoked marijuana on Thursday night and set his Little America Hotel room on fire early Friday. He says he was staying alone in the room. He was booked into jail for investigation of first-degree arson.
HYRUM, Utah (AP) — The federal government is suing a Colorado-based company, saying it systematically discriminated against qualified job applicants at its meatpacking plant in Utah. JBS USA is accused of discriminating against female, Caucasian, African-American and American Indian applicants seeking entry-level jobs at the plant in Hyrum, about 90 miles north of Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The owner of a Utah company that administers self-directed retirement accounts has agreed to settlements over the misappropriation of $24 million in client's funds. Curtis DeYoung accepted liability for repaying $19.8 million plus $3.5 million in interest. The Securities and Exchange Commission says an investigation showed millions of dollars were missing from clients.
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