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PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU defensive back Michael Davis has been charged in connection with a scuffle that grew out of a dispute over a parking spot at a Provo apartment complex earlier this summer. Police say Davis and two friends confronted a tow truck driver and the owner of a parking spot who was having a car towed. Davis has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The city of Sandy is banning the gas chamber in favor lethal injection to euthanize animals. The Deseret News reports the city's animal services department will begin administering the injections next year to dozens of skunks and raccoons captured each month. The city has already stopped using the gas chamber for cats and dogs unless an owner requests it.

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials say they will now notify officials in Utah and other downstream states if there's another spill like the one from a mine that sent 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas River. A Colorado health department spokesman says they didn't know the magnitude of the Aug. 5 spill when they first issued their warnings.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be in Salt Lake City next month to speak at a fundraiser for a Utah crisis pregnancy center. The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate will be the keynote speaker at the private event for the Pregnancy Resource Center of Salt Lake City, an anti-abortion center that is affiliated with an Evangelical Christian ministry.

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