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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City police investigating a cold case from 1986 say the woman found dead in homemade clothes may have had ties to a polygamous group. The badly decomposed body was found in a canal near a sewage treatment plant. A homemade blue polka-dot dress was found on a bank nearby. It had a handwritten tag inside marked with the number 10. Members of the polygamous group now led by imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs still lived in and around Salt Lake City at the time the woman died, as did other such groups.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Salt Lake City will allow a jury to hear allegations that a Utah truck driver accused of keeping two women as sex slaves in his semitrailer had four previous victims. Judge David Nuffer ruled that there is no legal reason to toss out what the women said about Timothy Vafeades (vah-fee-AH-des).

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 24 points as the Utah Jazz cruised to a 110-89 victory over the Phoenix Suns last night. The Jazz have won consecutive games for the first time in December and reached 100 points for the first time in the last six games. Utah opened the third quarter with a 12-0 run to push a 10-point halftime lead to 66-43. The Suns never got within single-digits afterward.

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Chris Smith had 18 points, seven rebounds and a career-high six assists to help Utah State dominate Texas Rio Grande Valley 94-69 last night. Jalen Moore and Julion Pearre added 13 points apiece and the Aggies used 22 assists in making 36 field goals. Lew Evans and Grayson Moore scored 12 each.

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