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AP-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

September 12, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

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SALT LAKE CITY — An ex-convict accused of shooting a university student in Utah with a gun stolen from a man he killed in Colorado is due in court for what’s listed as a change-of-plea hearing. By Lindsay Whitehurst. UPCOMING: About 500 words, developing from hearing scheduled at noon. With AP photos.


SALT LAKE CITY — A strange thing happened after Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew returned from the moon with lunar rocks: Many of the mementos given to every U.S. state vanished. Now, after years of sleuthing, a former NASA investigator is closing in on his goal of locating the whereabouts of all 50. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 715 words, photos.


HARTFORD, Conn. — Eleven states, including Utah, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Connecticut’s appeal in Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s murder case and reinstate his conviction. The friend-of-the-court brief, filed by Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes’ office, said allowing the nitpicking of defense lawyer performance produces a variety of problems, including flooding the courts with appeals as a result of lower legal standards and making it harder for defendants to find lawyers willing to undergo such scrutiny. By Dave Collins. SENT: 575 words.


— WEBER COUNTY-GOVERNMENT — Weber County voters will be asked next year if they want to move forward with a study that will look into the idea of changing the county’s three-commissioner form of government that some critics have called insufficiently representative.

— UTAH STATE SCULPTURE— A library at Utah State University will soon have a new sculpture made out of six tons of willow branches.

— WINSLOW POLICE SHOOTING — Attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department want a federal judge to drop a lawsuit that faulted the office for not prosecuting an Arizona police officer in a Navajo woman’s death.



UNDATED —Arizona was supposed to make a seamless transition to new coach Kevin Sumlin, possibly contend for a Pac-12 South title. Through two games, the Wildcats have done little but struggle under their first-year coach. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.


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