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Hildale • The graduates wore gowns, and they wrote and drew on the tops of their mortarboard caps just like teenagers anywhere. “Pomp and Circumstance” played over the loudspeakers as the graduates marched into the gymnasium, just like at a …

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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)                    Clay Brewer, 17, of Snowflake, Arizona meets with his defense attorney Ron Yengich in Judge Wallace Lee’s 6th District Court in Panguitch Thursday Dec. 29 to make his first court appearance.  He is being charge as an adult with first-degree-felony counts of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and aggravated robbery, as well as a third-degree-felony count of failure to stop at the command of police, and misdemeanor counts of tampering with evidence, reckless endangerment, theft and reckless driving. He is accused of killing 61-year-old Jimmy Woolsey during an attack at Turn-About Ranch School, located north of Escalante. Judge to hear testimony about teen accused of killing worker at Utah youth ranch
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  • Group that allegedly distributes heroin in U.S. cities, including Salt Lake City, targeted by Treasury Department
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  • Utah forecast: Rainy, thunderous end to the week, then sunshine
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Attendees file in to to the Outdoor Retailer event at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City last month. Some outdoor companies have left the event because of Utah’s stand on public lands and others suggest that they will follow suit. Outdoor Retailer parent buys SIA Snow Show, will combine for huge Denver trade event
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)   Ismael Rojas, of Salt Lake City, draws a picture in Chapman Branch Library 577 South 900 West in Salt Lake City earlier this month. The Salt Lake City Library Board has eliminated late fees in the city’s library system. Salt Lake City libraries do away with late fees
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