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By The Associated Press | Posted - Jul. 31, 2017 at 9:44 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The FBI says a pair of pawn shop workers who provided a key tip that helped authorities capture a fugitive polygamous sect leader will split a $50,000 reward. The FBI commended the men Monday for writing down the license plate of the truck that Lyle Jeffs was driving when he stopped to sell tools and didn't take off his hat and sunglasses. Jeffs was arrested last month in a lakeside area near the South Dakota-Nebraska border after a year on the lam.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Momentum and mitigation were two questions mentioned by a federal judge who has to decide whether environmental studies need to be redone for a massive eastern Nevada water pipeline proposed to serve Las Vegas. U.S. District Judge Andrew Gordon said Monday it'll be several weeks before he issues a ruling. A pipeline could cost billions to build, but the Southern Nevada Water Authority says it may become essential if drought keeps shrinking the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah counties are asking the state to help pay $1.5 million to run a special election to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress. Arie Van De Graaff with the Utah Association of Counties says counties are saving about $1 million because the special election is timed to coincide with municipal primary and general elections but money is needed to help cover the rest.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Settlement talks are off for two Utah soda shops fighting over trademark rights to "dirty sodas" spiked with flavor shots. The Daily Herald newspaper reported Monday that a judge has set seven-day trial for November 2018 in the court battle between soda chains Sodalicious and Swig.

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