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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A bear has been spotted in a residential area east of Salt Lake City for the second time this week. KSL-TV reports that Park City Police video shows a black bear roaming yards and investigating trees near the Park Meadows neighborhood last night. Several bear sightings were reported throughout the night. Officers say they are tracking the bear, which was last seen at 5 a.m. today. Another bear was seen in Jeremy Ranch earlier this week.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A teenager accused in a 50-mile crime spree that left a Utah County deputy dead says she drove the car because her boyfriend threatened to kill her and her family. Meagan Grunwald told a Provo jury that she worked multiple jobs to help support her family and stayed out of trouble before the deadly 2014 chase. Prosecutors say the 18-year-old willingly drove the car.

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah State University professor is the most recent educator to defend himself after signing an amicus brief that argues against gay marriage. The Herald Journal newspaper in Logan reports that USU professor of philosophy Richard Sherlock says polyandry and polygamy would surely follow if the Supreme Court decision expected in June gives gay couples the right to marry nationwide.

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities are investigating a suspicious death of a woman whose body was found this week near a hiking trail in Ogden. The Weber County Sheriff's Office says investigators determined the body found Monday by a mountain biker is 23-year-old Amber Lyne Smith. No cause of death has been determined.

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