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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 1, 2017 at 9:42 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The jury has begun deliberations in a bribery trial for a former Utah attorney general. The jurors heard distinctly different characterizations of John Swallow's interactions with campaign donors and business people during closing arguments Wednesday. John Swallow is charged with nine counts, including bribery, evidence tampering and obstruction of justice.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A bill allowing Utah restaurants to stop shielding diners from seeing alcoholic drinks being prepared has cleared the first of several votes it needs to pass. The bill was approved by the House Business and Labor Committee Wednesday morning after restaurants said they support it and others asked for changes.

MILLCREEK, Utah (AP) — The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible for shooting a cat with an arrow and a pellet gun on the southeast edge of Salt Lake City. Rescuers nicknamed the 4-year-old, orange tabby "Robin Hood" after he was found last week in Millcreek.

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — More than a dozen climbing routes on rocky cliffs in southern Utah's Zion National Park have been temporarily closed to help protect peregrine falcons. U.S. Park Service officials closed the routes on Monday on cliffs where the endangered falcons have nested in the past.

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