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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Early construction for a new state prison in Salt Lake City is at least a year away and a commission overseeing the process is still figuring out how they'll manage the project. At the first meeting of the Prison Development Commission, lawmakers and state officials considered plans to strike a deal with one contractor or bring on a manager to help oversee the project and sign contracts with multiple firms. Commission members say they need more time to decide a path.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say they've arrested a man with burned feet in connection with a grassfire in West Point. The Deseret News reports that police say 29-year-old Corey Halvorson swore at firefighters early yesterday morning and tried to keep them from dousing the blaze, even locking himself in a fire truck at one point. High winds fed the fire, which burned about 100 acres.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Ancestry.com executive accused of sexually abusing his daughter's teenage friend has waived a preliminary hearing in the case. Court records show that 50-year-old Daniel Taggart of Highland is facing 12 charges, including rape, sodomy and sexual abuse. He has not entered a plea.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal officials say nearly 127,000 people in Utah signed up for health insurance through a government run marketplace this year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released updated numbers about those who signed up for coverage through June. Figures released for Utah show that about 66 percent of those signed up are receiving tax credits to help pay for the cost.
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