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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As state lawmakers consider paying billions for controversial new water projects in the years ahead, a report shows that state water officials don't know exactly how much water Utah residents are using or when the state will face a shortage. Environmental groups opposed to the Lake Powell and Bear River projects say the report shows the need for both projects has been overstated.
OREM, Utah (AP) — Officials say two students were injured in an accidental shooting just before their gun safety class began at Utah Valley University. A Utah Valley University spokeswoman says one student was showing a handgun to another student when it accidently fired, striking both of them. Neither injury was life-threatening.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say two Utah men fatally shot would-be criminals a few miles apart over the weekend, but neither shooter is expected to face charges in a gun-friendly state that was one of the first to pass a "Stand Your Ground"-style law more than 20 years ago. In the first shooting, a man who holds a concealed carry permit intervened in a carjacking. Hours later, a homeowner in Pleasant Grove shot a man who attempted to force his way into the man's house.
WENDOVER, Utah (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old girl was hit and killed by an SUV in Wendover. KSL-TV reports that the Tooele County Sheriff's Office confirms that toddler Vanessa Gomez was killed on Monday night as family members were leaving a gathering. Investigators don't believe drugs or alcohol were involved.