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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have filed new sexual assault charges against a Utah man accused in the death of his 5-year-old niece. Authorities say additional evidence from the state crime lab led to the counts of child rape and sodomy filed Wednesday against 21-year-old Alex Whipple. Police say he killed Elizabeth "Lizzy" Shelley on May 25, after his sister let him spend the night at the family's home. She was missing for five days before her body was found in a heavily wooded area.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Potential marijuana growers raised concerns about the limitations of cultivation regulations at a public meeting held Wednesday in Salt Lake City to discuss proposed rules surrounding Utah's medical marijuana program. Utah will allow 10 growers to produce the state's medical marijuana and open the application to out-of-state growers. Agriculture officials said they would consider public feedback in updating the rules. Marijuana pharmacies are set to open in Utah next year.
DENVER (AP) — Denver voters have approved a ballot measure requiring the city to seek their consent before spending public funds on any future Olympics bid. Colorado Politics reports that 79% of voters OK'd the measure, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's municipal election.
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) — Police say a freak chlorine gas accident at a Utah public pool sickened dozens of people. About 50 people were sickened on Tuesday after a pump forced too much chlorine out of a jet at the Pleasant Grove Veterans Memorial Pool south of Salt Lake City. Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Britt Smith said people were coughing, vomiting and bleeding from their noses. Ambulances took 26 people to hospitals.
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