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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have filed murder and theft charges against three teenagers accused of hitting and killing an officer during a police chase in a stolen car. The charging documents were made public Friday after a media push to have the case against the 14-and-15-year-old boys unsealed.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The news that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir plans to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony hasn't been met with universal applause. Former member John Bonner tells KUTV that he's disappointed in the decision. An online petition calling on the choir to reconsider has thousands of signatures.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials want to explore whether a new prison being built near Salt Lake City can hold 1,000 fewer inmates than planned due to criminal justice reforms. Republican Rep. Brad Wilson of Kaysville co-chairs the Prison Development Commission and says the prison population has dipped as officials have tried to shorten sentences for nonviolent crimes. He says Utah may not need all the spaces for a planned 4,000 bed-facility.

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A man is going to prison after his second conviction for child sex abuse landed him a 115-year sentence. The Standard-Examiner reports 34-year-old Richard Drew Rhodes was convicted by a jury in November and given five back-to-back prison terms this month.

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