Here is the latest Utah news from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 25, 2015 at 9:21 a.m.



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Logan man accused of handing a loaded gun to a suicidal man and telling him to pull the trigger has been sentenced to one to 15 years in prison in the man's death. The Deseret News reports David Schofield had pleaded guilty negligent homicide and illegally possessing the gun he gave Bradley Wenneberg. The 20-year-old had allegedly been battling suicidal thoughts when he went to Schofield's home on June 13.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A series of pig escapes has Provo officials looking for a solution for the farm owner and his neighbors. KSL-TV reported that dozens of pigs got out of their enclosures last weekend. Farm owner Matt Baker tells the Daily Herald that neighbors have been cutting locks to sabotage him. He said the incidents were the first since September when he spent $20,000 on improved fences.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission today considers granting special permission for a Utah brandy distillery to sell sample sizes of liquor. The Hive Winery in Layton is preparing to roll out their first distilling product this year. Under Utah liquor laws, sales of mini-bottles of alcohol are generally illegal except for case-by-case exceptions set by the state alcohol control commission.

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight recipients have been awarded the 2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Carnegie Corporation of New York said today that Jon M. Huntsman Sr., a Utah philanthropist and founder of the Huntsman Cancer Institute is among those honored. The award established in 2001 honors individuals "who dedicate private wealth to the public good."

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