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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police say they have confirmed a body found is that of a 5-year-old girl taken from her home and killed by her uncle. Logan Police said Thursday Elizabeth Shelley's remains were found in a heavily wooded area less than a block from her home. Police have said the girl's 21-year-old uncle Alex Whipple gave his lawyer a map of where the body was hidden in exchange for a promise that prosecutors would not pursue the death penalty.

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — An economic impact study estimates attendance at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival saw a slight drop from the previous year. The study from Y2 Analytics released Wednesday says that nearly 122,000 people attended some part of the 11-day Utah event last year, whereas the festival saw 125,000 attendees in 2018. Sundance Institute officials attribute the attendance drop to overlap with other events and heavier snowfall. Analysts said the event generated a projected economic impact of $182.5 million.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The White House announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump nominated former federal prosecutor David Barlow to be a federal judge in Utah. Barlow previously served as general counsel to Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and now works as a lawyer at an international law firm in Salt Lake City where his work focuses on corporate and white-collar crime investigations. Barlow served as Utah's U.S. attorney from 2011 until 2014 under former President Barack Obama.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — US Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the Trump administration is committed to making fossil fuels cleaner rather than imposing "draconian" regulations on oil, gas and coal. Perry made his remarks Thursday during a speech at an energy conference in Salt Lake City. Fossil fuel emissions have been cited by scientists as a major source of global warming.

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