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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Freezing temperatures normally seen only during the heart of winter are sweeping across Utah as long-standing records fall in several spots across the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Monica Traphagen said Tuesday that more records are expected to be broken overnight as temperatures dip even lower before warming up slightly for Halloween.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a FedEx Ground manager on accusations that he accepted bribes from multiple Utah truck company owners who paid more than $1 million to secure hundreds of millions in revenue over the last 10 years. Ten people were charged Monday, including 47-year-old Bountiful resident Ryan Lee Mower. Mower doesn't have a listed attorney. A FedEx Ground spokeswoman says the company is disappointed by the "egregious" actions and cooperating with authorities.

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — A centennial event celebrating Zion National Park's founding 100 years ago is planned Nov. 19 at Dixie State University in St. George. The park's nonprofit partner, Zion National Park Forever Project, said the 7:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public, with tickets available online or in person at the university box office.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An elected official in Arizona accused of running a human smuggling scheme that brought pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. has pleaded not guilty to federal charges in Arkansas. Authorities say Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen illegally paid the Pacific island women to have their babies in the U.S. and give them up for adoption. After entering his plea to human smuggling and adoption fraud charges Tuesday in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Petersen was released on $100,000 bond.

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