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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church has issued its first statement that directly addresses the health of its 87-year-old president. The statement, released Friday, says "it's natural" President Thomas S. Monson and other church leaders are "feeling the effects of advancing age." But The Salt Lake Tribune reports the statement notes Monson spoke publicly and attended all meetings at the Utah-based faith's biannual conference last month.

OREM, Utah (AP) — Police say a shopper with a concealed weapons permit fatally shot a suspect to thwart a carjacking Saturday outside a Utah grocery store. Investigators say the 31-year-old male shooter was in Macey's parking lot in Orem, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, when he heard a woman's screams as she was being pulled from her SUV by the suspect. The man told police he went to assist the woman and fired one round after the 27-year-old male suspect lunged at him in an attempt to grab his gun.

Police in Utah and Nevada are trying to determine whether a body found in a large suitcase along a freeway near Salt Lake City is that of a missing Las Vegas woman. Lt. Justin Hoyal of Utah's Unified Police Department said Saturday there are signs the decomposed body found Thursday in a ravine along Interstate 80 is that of 46-year-old Susana Villalvazo, but investigators are awaiting test results before making a final determination.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A California man has been killed in a parasailing accident in Utah. Utah County sheriff's deputies say 59-year-old Siegfried Muhlhauser of Murrieta was being towed behind a boat about 150 feet in the air Friday night when he fell into Utah Lake about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City.

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