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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two people accused of lying about buying the firearm used to kill college athlete Lauren McCluskey have pleaded guilty. Court documents show 21-year-old Nathan Daniel Vogel and 24-year-old Sarah Emily Lady pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements. Authorities have said Vogel lent the gun to McCluskey's ex-boyfriend Melvin Rowland without knowing what he intended to do with it. The pair had dated and broken up before Rowland shot her outside her dorm at the University of Utah last year.

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah man charged with kidnapping and killing his 5-year-old niece has appeared in court for first the first time on murder and other charges. Twenty one-year-old Alex Whipple was handcuffed and silent as a judge read out the charges he faces, including aggravated murder and child kidnapping. He was denied bail.

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah man sought in an alleged sex crime involving a juvenile is dead after his car plunged into a river in a northwestern Arizona gorge. Bart Graves with the Arizona Department of Public Safety said Monday that Guadalupe Guillermo Nunez intentionally exited the highway and drove off a cliff, rolling violently into the Virgin River on Friday after being chased by police. Nunez's body was recovered Sunday night in the river. He was 36 years old and lived in St. George, Utah.

WEST HAVEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities in West Haven say a man was shot by police after he pulled out a gun during a domestic violence call. Weber County sheriff's officials say neighbors first called 911 around 11:45 p.m. Sunday after hearing gunfire. Sheriff's Lt. Matt Jensen says the call involved a dispute between a girlfriend and boyfriend.

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