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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's top federal prosecutor is among dozens of U.S. attorneys nationwide whose resignations were requested Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a move to shed holdovers from the Obama administration. U.S. Attorney John W. Huber's status remained unclear Saturday.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Four specially trained rescue dogs stationed at Sundance Mountain Resort help crews respond to avalanches and other winter disasters. The Daily Herald of Provo reports that the dogs and their handlers are on call every day in the winter, ready to help respond to disasters from Ogden to Spanish Fork and any other part of the Wasatch Front.
RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — A county in South Texas is selling a former tent-city prison that was largely destroyed in a 2015 inmate riot to a private prison company. The Valley Morning Star reports that Willacy County commissioners approved the sale to Management and Training Corp. The Utah-based company has operated the prison since it opened in 2006. Commissioner Oscar DeLuna says the county agreed to sell the 53-acre facility for the amount owed on its bonds.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outdoor publication says visitors to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area enjoy ample sunshine and miles of open water but also have a 1-in-307,000 chance of dying. The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that Outside magazine ranks the site as America's deadliest national park based on an analysis of data over the past 10 years. Lake Mead spokeswoman Christie Vanover says there are a host of reasons for fatalities, but the most common is drowning.
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