PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say people may see smoke near the site of several wildfire burn scars over the next few weeks, but it will be coming from a prescribed burn. The Daily Herald reports that the project near Sheep Creek in Spanish Fork Canyon could make smoke visible until early November.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health officials say the number of cases of lung damage linked to vaping is up to 83, with 11 more potential cases being investigated. The state Department of Health announced the new tally Tuesday, a rise in the 76 cases reported earlier. Last week Utah reported the first vaping-related death in the state. Health officials and a medical examiner said the person died from a vaping-related injury and that they recently vaped THC before they died.
PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for an Arizona elected official charged in three states in an international adoption scheme said prosecutors have miscast his client as a human smuggler. Attorney Matt Long said Tuesday that Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen cares deeply for the mothers from the Marshall Islands whom he connected with adoptive parents in the US. Prosecutors say Petersen paid the women up to $10,000 to come to the US, where they were crammed into houses to wait to give birth.
SANTAQUIN, Utah (AP) — A rural Utah city is opening its first-ever grocery store. The Daily Herald reports construction began Monday on the first grocery store in Santaquin, a city of about 14,000 residents in northern Utah. The Santaquin Market is the first step in the city's plan to build a commercial district. City officials expect the store to add more than 100 jobs and increase Santaquin's tax revenue.