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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah colleges and universities are preparing for the first wave of returning Mormons who took advantage of the church's lowering of the minimum age for missionaries. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that college campuses are likely to feel the full force this fall of missionaries going back to class. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints age decision led to a historic surge of 26,000 additional missionaries.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah beekeepers would no longer have to register their beehives under a lawmaker's proposed legislation. KUER-FM reports that Rep. Marc Roberts, a Republican from American Fork, discussed his bill late last week to scrap the Beehive State's registration requirement. His bill would make registration voluntary and encourage more beekeeping activity. But registration supporters say monitoring hives helps prevent diseases that can destroy them.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Police are searching for a West Valley couple accused of beating the man's ex-girlfriend at gunpoint. KUTV in Salt Lake City reports that authorities have issued warrants for 27-year-old Anthony Wood and 26-year-old Satoya Jones. Anyone with any information is asked to contact West Valley police.

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old Tooele boy is in critical condition after he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike. KSL-TV reports that Tooele City Police say the boy rode out of his driveway and was near the middle of the street when he was hit by a car. Police don't believe the driver was speeding. They are still investigating.

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