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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Three female inmates of a southern Utah jail have filed a lawsuit alleging a former Washington County sheriff's deputy threatened to punish them if they did not perform sexual favors. The Salt Lake Tribune reports 29-year-old former deputy Steven Thayer was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail this month after pleading no contest to three counts of sexual misconduct.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah governor's office says a military training exercise in Utah and other states this summer that's aroused some suspicions is a standard exercise that's important for U.S. military training. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert spokeswoman Marty Carpenter says the governor's office has been assured there will be minimal inconvenience to communities because of the "Jade Helm 15" operation.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A tennis club whose tent was destroyed in a landslide last fall is suing North Salt Lake City and the developer who built homes nearby. The Eagleridge Tennis Club argues in a lawsuit that the city and developers knew the hillside was unstable but didn't stop development before the August landslide, which also destroyed a home.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon apostle Richard Scott is recuperating at home after being hospitalized since Thursday for gastrointestinal bleeding. The Salt Lake Tribune reports his illness kept the 86-year-old from speaking at the Mormon church's General Conference this month. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also says its oldest apostle, 92-year-old L. Tom Perry, is receiving medical care at home for thyroid cancer.
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