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By The Associated Press | Posted - May 15, 2015 at 9:01 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A steelworker has died after falling 20 feet from a ladder at a Salt Lake City construction site. 52-year-old Richard "Richie" Pierce died from his injuries Tuesday afternoon after falling Monday morning. He was a subcontractor for a steel company working on construction of the Utah Performing Arts Center.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert says he's in favor of allotting increased state funds to train more police officers about how to de-escalate encounters. Herbert said at his monthly televised news conference on KUED-TV that officers should know how to diffuse situations. Herbert says most Utah police officers are doing a good job.

UNDATED (AP) -- A Farmington teenager convicted of killing his two younger brothers last year has been re-sentenced in the case after violating the terms of his plea deal by attacking a fellow inmate at a juvenile detention center. The attorney for 17-year-old Aza Vidinhar says he has undiagnosed and untreated mental health issues.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah geologist is using sound waves to understand the life cycle of sandstone arches throughout the southeast region of the state. KSL-TV reports that Jeff Moore has been monitoring arches and recording vibration data using special equipment, which he says doesn't damage the ancient formation by drilling or draining.

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