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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An important dinosaur site that has fallen into neglect would be protected as Utah's 45th state park under a measure being proposed in the state Legislature. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the bill would create Utahraptor State Park about 15 miles north of Moab. The creation of a state park is backed by Grand County leaders who have long wanted to safeguard the quarry. State paleontologist Jim Kirkland says the area is the most important dinosaur site in the U.S. because of its massive deposits of dinosaur bones from at least 10 species found nowhere else in North America.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Icy roads have caused multiple crashes and temporary highway closures. Utah Highway Patrol officials report there have been at least 84 crashes statewide Monday morning since midnight. Many have been in northern Utah and along the Interstate 15 corridor. I-15 experienced temporary closures early Monday, and traffic remained delayed after I-15 reopened along the Wasatch Front. Utah transportation officials say another 14 crashes were reported in Salt Lake County before 8 a.m. .
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg is making a campaign stop in Salt Lake City ahead of the Super Tuesday presidential primary elections next month. The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor is speaking Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Union Events Center. Utah is among the 14 states where voters will cast ballots March 3. The two contests before Super Tuesday are caucuses in Nevada on Saturday and a primary in South Carolina on Feb. 29. The Buttigieg campaign announced a handful of endorsements from Utah Democrats ahead of the rally.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake County District Attorney has found 15 law enforcement officers were justified in firing nearly 200 shots at a man following a pursuit prompted by several robberies and random gunfire. Harold Vincent Robinson died in April 2019 when he was shot after his pickup truck crashed into a business. District Attorney Sim Gill found that 10 Salt Lake police officers, three Utah Highway Patrol troopers and two other officers were legally justified in their use of deadly force. Robinson fired about 50 shots during an incident that began with the robbery of two convenience stores and included firing shots at buildings and police cars in Salt Lake City.
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