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Crowds, delays expected at Zion National Park this weekend

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — U.S. officials say they’re expecting record numbers of visitors to southern Utah’s Zion National Park this holiday weekend that could have people waiting more than 45 minutes to enter the park and board shuttles. The National Park Service says Memorial Day weekend is their...


State

Audit finds Davis County Sheriff's Office mishandled funds

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A Utah sheriff’s office is under criminal investigation after an audit found it mishandled more than $126,000. The Standard-Examiner reports the Davis County Sheriff’s Office was reviewed by county auditors who found that the funds “were exposed to risk of loss, fraud and...


State

Navajo presidential race draws several candidates so far

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo President Russell Begaye has joined a handful of others in submitting paperwork for the tribe’s top elected post. Begaye filed late Tuesday but says he’s not made a final decision to enter the presidential race. The race typically is crowded with candidates touting...


State

Woman falls off cliff at Lake Powell, dies in Page hospital

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of an Arizona woman who fell off a cliff into Lake Powell last weekend and later died at a hospital in Page. National Park Service rangers and Page police responded to the Chains area of the lake Sunday afternoon after receiving a 911 call. They...


Courts

Utah State Courts warn of phone scammers claiming to be FBI agents

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If you get a call from the “state courts” saying you must immediately pay money or be arrested, it’s probably a scam.


State

Handling of harassment claim shakes up Utah comic convention

Salt Lake City’s annual comic convention is dealing with a rift over its handing of a sexual harassment allegation that’s caused several participants to back out of planned appearances.


State

Private jet from Texas crashes in Honduras, all survive

APTOPIX Honduras Plane Crash

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A private jet traveling from Austin, Texas, crashed off the end of the runway of the Honduran capital’s international airport and broke in half Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger. Video images posted online showed what appeared to be...


National

Self-styled prophet sentenced in Utah child-rape case

Girls Found Desert Compound

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A self-styled Utah prophet who secretly married young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday was sentenced Tuesday to up to life in prison after pleading guilty to child rape and abuse charges. Samuel W. Shaffer was charged after police raided a remote desert...


National

Mormon missionaries pulled from Nicaragua due to unrest

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is pulling 169 missionaries from Nicaragua because of growing political instability in the Central American country. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ spokesman Daniel Woodruff said Tuesday that most of these missionaries will be reassigned to...


Faith

LDS Church to transfer missionaries in Nicaragua due to 'political instability'

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The LDS Church said they will move over half of the 327 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to “growing political instability” in the country.


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