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Six Men Arrested for Enticing a Minor
Six men are facing charges of using the Internet and texts to entice a minor after they were caught Tuesday in a sting in southern Utah. Larry Harris Junior, Michael Lerat, John Potter, Robert Hardy, Robert Johnson, and Kyle Shorr are being held on a range of charges, including enticing minors and distributing pornography. The men range in age from 18 to 43.
Two Arrested in Range of Crimes in St. George
St. George police are piecing together a range of crimes they say were committed by a couple they arrested last week in their car. Officers say 28-year old Arturo Arellano and 37-year-old Amy Sydell McBride had 50 stolen credit cards in the car, and mail addressed to people all over St. George. Their Chevy Equinox matched a car involved in a string of package thefts.
Legal Issues Popping up Under New Medical Cannabis Act
Local advocacy groups are calling attention to some legal issues popping up under the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. One case they are highlighting is Jason Harris of Lehi, who was pulled over about a month after Prop 2 passed. He wasn't in full compliance with the new law, but his legal team argued it was an honest and minor mistake. Tuesday, the City of Lehi and the court agreed and dropped all three drug charges without prejudice.
Religious History Made Over the Weekend
Religious history was made over the weekend. Pope Francis and the head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church have met for the first time ever. The Pontiff met with Church President Russell M. Nelson at the Vatican Saturday. The two met for around 30 minutes and Nelson said they talked about the importance of family and religious liberty. The LDS church dedicated its first temple in Rome yesterday.
Here Come the Loud Booms
The loud booms may be back in Southern Utah. A second round of high tech military training is again underway at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas. The training brings the possibility for loud booms and rattles as aircraft fly overhead. The Red Flag exercises began Saturday and will continue daily until March 22. More than 80 aircraft from the U.S. and various partner nations are scheduled to depart Nellis twice a day and may remain in the air for up to five hours.
Bill to Eliminate Daylight Savings Time
State lawmakers plan to consider a resolution that would endorse federal legislation to let each state choose if they want to continue observing Daylight Saving Time. The House Economic and Workforce Services Committee will hear the joint resolution this afternoon at 2 p.m.
Jaguar Attacks Woman Taking Selfie
A jaguar attacked a woman trying to take a selfie at a zoo near Phoenix on Saturday. The Wildlife WorldZoo in Litchfield Park says witnesses saw her crossing over a barrier to take a photo inside the jaguar enclosure. The jaguar let go of the woman after a witness distracted it with a bottle. Authorities say emergency responders transported the woman to a hospital to treat cuts on her arms and hand. Officials say she is expected to recover from her wounds.
Bill to Let Utah Voters Sue Legislators
There has been a lot of debate and concern over the Legislature changing voter approved ballot measures. Now a bill that would let Utah voters sue the legislature over changes made to those measures will be considered by state lawmakers today. Democratic state Senator Kathleen Riebe of Cottonwood Heights says initiative sponsors should have a way to hold lawmakers responsible if they replace or repeal a ballot measure.