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AP-UT--Utah News Digest - 6 pm, UT

January 10, 2018

Good evening. 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 Brady McCombs 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MIDVALE, Utah — A suburban Salt Lake City area formerly known for smoking smelters that made it a Superfund site has been revitalized with sparkling apartments, entertainments options and offices to become one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the state, shows U.S. Census data, the Deseret News reports. UPCOMING: About 300 words by 2 p.m. MDT.



SALT LAKE CITY —The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from Utah property owners challenging endangered-species protections for prairie dogs, but the plaintiffs say the case has nevertheless made a mark as the Trump administration moves to loosen the contested rules. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 550 words. With AP photos.


SALT LAKE CITY — Two transgender Utah residents, who have been denied a legal sex designation by a state judge, are challenging the ruling by asking the Utah Supreme Court to overturn the decision, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. SENT: 505 words.



TRENTON, N.J. — An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season. By Linda A. Johnson. SENT: 880 words. With AP photos.


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A new report predicts 18 states will introduce bills to regulate sports betting this year, with 11 having a good chance of passing legislation. It’s considered unlikely in Utah and others. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 490 words.

— UTAH DEPUTY-ARIZONA MOLESTATION CASE — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa say a Utah sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in connection with a 1985 child molestation case in Arizona.

— MUSIC-RITA WILSON — Rita Wilson is known for her acting chops, but she will be singing at the Sundance Film Festival.

— NAVAJO TIMES-PUBLISHER-DWI — The publisher of the Navajo Times is facing charges of aggravated drunken driving and speeding following a traffic stop over the weekend in a community near the Arizona-New Mexico border.


— FCS POLLS — National champion North Dakota State tops both of the final Football Championship Subdivision polls of the season.


— PROPANE TANK-ATM EXPLOSION — Two Utah police agencies are investigating the use of propane tanks to blow up ATMs.

— HEPATITS A-7 ELEVEN — Health officials say people who went to a West Jordan 7-Eleven within the past two weeks might have been exposed to hepatitis A.

— FATAL SIDEWALK HIT AND RUN — A woman accused of plowing a car into a group of people on a street corner, killing one woman, and fleeing the scene was ordered to stand trial.

— CAVE RESCUE — Crews spent 12 hours rescuing a California man who fell while exploring a Utah cave.


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