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By The Associated Press | Posted - May 14, 2015 at 7:01 a.m.



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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill hopes to salvage at least 30 of the more than 100 drug cases that were dismissed due to troubles in the West Valley City police department. West Valley City police Chief Lee Russo tells the Salt Lake Tribune that he's glad the cases will continue but says it doesn't excuse the officers' behavior.

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to aggravated murder for beating his girlfriend's infant to death has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. The Deseret News reports that as part of the plea deal, prosecutors did not seek the death penalty for 24-year-old Adam Barney.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is suing a Park City firm called Veteran's Trading Company for firing it's president, who took leave for military service. Prosecutors say Naval Reserve Capt. Paul Costello was fired in July 2013. Representatives for the company did not have immediate comment on the lawsuit.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Paiute Indian Tribe says it won't reconsider the firing of Gail Lafferty, a tribal leader who accepted gifts from the Washington Redskins football team. Lafferty sought an appeal after the council voted unanimously to remove her for misconduct and ethical violations for accepting an autographed football and a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a Redskins game last year.

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