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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Another high-ranking polygamous group leader appears ready to take a plea deal in a multimillion dollar food-stamp fraud case. Seth Jeffs has a change of plea hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning in Salt Lake City. He runs the group's South Dakota compound and is a brother of the sect's imprisoned leader, Warren Jeffs. Last week, fellow defendant John Wayman agreed a plea deal that secured his release from jail after six months.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New numbers show alcohol sales in Utah continued a two-decade climb this year, with the state liquor department reporting record sales of nearly $406 million. The annual report from Utah's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control released Tuesday shows total sales for the 2016 budget year was 7.8 percent higher than the previous year. State demographers say Utah's higher alcohol sales dovetail with increased tourism and a growing population.

WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) — The values of homes in a Woods Cross subdivision are plummeting due to sinking foundations that are causing cracked ceilings and walls and sagging patios and floors. The Deseret News reports that at least 20 homes built in the 1990s have reported moderate to severe damage to city officials. Woods Cross City Manager Gary Uresk says the problem appears to be spreading within the 200-home subdivision in the city north of Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police are looking for two men suspected of killing another man who was riding in the same car with them in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City Police Detective Greg Wilking said Tuesday the homicide occurred Tuesday morning on a street corner near Liberty Park. Wilking says investigators believe all three men came to the shooting site in the same car.

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