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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — A teenager learning how to drive was behind the wheel of a car that crashed into a Taylorsville bagel shop. KSL-TV reports that fire officials say a 15-year-old girl who was practicing driving put the car in the wrong gear and hit the accelerator by mistake. Police say it was obviously an accident with a teenage driver who had just gotten her learner's permit.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state elections office is looking into whether the company running a public charter school system used private dollars to donate to a Utah senate campaign. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Republican delegates recently chose businessman Lincoln Fillmore to replace an outgoing senator. American Preparatory Schools is a private company that manages public charter schools and donated $1,000 for Fillmore's campaign. Fillmore says similar to his own company Charter Solutions, the donation is from a private entity.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal officials are planning to use infrared equipment to count wild burros in an elusive Utah herd ahead of a round-up set for next spring. The Deseret News reports the BLM will use body heat scanners because they tend to scatter and blend into the landscape. Officials say the herd has grown too large for the drought-parched land near Green River.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Judge John A. Pearce breezed through the confirmation process with Utah's Senate to become the newest justice on the state Supreme Court. The Senate voted unanimously to approve Pearce's nomination. Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Pearce last month. Pearce previously worked as general counsel to Herbert in the governor's office.