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Utah police descend on drug-plagued downtown shelter area

Salt Lake Homeless Shelters

Police descended on a downtown Salt Lake City neighborhood near an overcrowded homeless shelter...

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Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith faces assault charge

Raiders Smith Assault Charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister’s boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday. The 30-year-old Smith is scheduled to be arraigned next month on assault and battery charges, according to the Los Angeles County district...


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94-year-old man tells story behind baseball game performance

Exchange 94-Year-Old Veteran Singer

SOUTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Harold “Hal” Golde may not be the oldest person to perform the national anthem at a baseball game, but he’s certainly in that ballpark. Last Friday, the 94-year-old — “It’s actually 94 and a half,” he corrects — sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Ogden Raptors...


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New baby flamingos in Utah helping sustain bird populations

Baby Flamingos Born

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Little more than a puff of short white feathers, a two-day-old Chilean flamingo got its first exposure to the outside world Monday at Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City. After sunrise, keepers at the Liberty Park aviary placed the chick on a mud mound the flamingo parents had...


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BYU LB Francis Bernard to redshirt due to personal reasons

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU linebacker Francis Bernard is redshirting this season due to personal reasons. The school announced the move Thursday. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound junior started 12 games last season. He third on the team with 80 tackles last season and added 5 1/2 tackles for loss and two sacks....


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Utah man indicted in death of wife on Alaska cruise

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska has been indicted on a murder count. Kenneth Manzanares was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in the death of Kristy Manzanares. The indictment was made public Thursday. Kristy Manzanares was found dead in a...


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Orgeron doubt's LSU sack leader Key will play vs. BYU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron says he does not expect Tigers single-season sack record holder Arden Key to play in the opener against BYU. Key, an outside linebacker who had 12 sacks last season, is rehabilitating from offseason shoulder surgery. Orgeron stressed that he won’t rule...


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We want to hear from you: Where, when did you buy your solar eclipse glasses?

Solar Eclipse Schools

We want to hear from you, our readers, about where and when you bought your glasses or if you have seen stores around Northern Utah that are sold out of glasses.


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Utah solider killed when booby trap exploded in battle with IS in Afghanistan

Aaron Butler

The family of the slain solider identified him as Aaron Butler, 27, of Monticello, Utah.


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National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

Parks Service Bottle Ban

The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter.


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Jury ends deliberations for the week in Bundy standoff trial

Ranching Standoff Trial Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury in Las Vegas has ended deliberations for the week on Thursday in the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault weapons against federal agents in a 2014 standoff near the Nevada ranch of anti-government figure Cliven Bundy. Jurors spent a second full day mulling...


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