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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An 18-year-old Colorado man accused of killing his teenage girlfriend three years ago is expected in a Salt Lake City courtroom today. Prosecutors say that Darwin Bagshaw was 14 and thought the girl was pregnant when he killed her, though medical examiners later found that she wasn't. The battered body of 15-year-old Anne Kasprzak was found floating in the Jordan River after she ran away from home.
NENAHNEZAD, N.M. (AP) — Farmers in the northeast part of the Navajo Nation will soon be cleared to resume using the San Juan River for irrigation after it was contaminated by the Gold King Mine spill. The Farmington Daily Times reports that Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says the entire Fruitland Irrigation canal will be flushed before irrigation can start. That could happen as early as Sunday.
OREM, Utah (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is scheduled to be in Utah today and tomorrow for campaign events. The Kentucky senator will attend a private fundraising dinner tonight in Salt Lake City hosted by Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne. Paul will then appear at an outdoor rally in Orem on Saturday with Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous family says the landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage shows that laws prohibiting consensual adult relationships are outdated even if the unions are unpopular. Kody Brown and his four wives argue in court documents that their family life chronicled on the reality TV show "Sister Wives" shows that polygamous marriages can be as healthy as monogamous ones.
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