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(Parowan, UT)  –  An 83-year-old man accused of shooting his stepdaughter to death says he has no remorse.  That’s according to charging documents filed against Nathan Zimmerman last week in 5th District Court in Cedar City.  Zimmerman is facing one count of murder for allegedly shooting his 57-year-old stepdaughter Janet Goode with a shotgun as she walked up to his house on July 10th.  Investigators are not yet releasing a motive for the crime.

ST. GEORGE – The arrests of Utah’s two most recent attorneys general on Tuesday reignited calls for ethics reform in the state, including calls for campaign contribution caps and proposals to change the state’s top law enforcement post from an elected position to an appointed one.

John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff face a combined 23 felony charges over alleged misconduct, with each facing up to 30 years in prison if convicted. Both have denied any wrongdoing. Following his arrest and pretrial release from jail, Shurtleff held a press conference in which he railed against Salt Lake District County Attorney Sim Gill. He called his arrest unnecessary and the charges against him politically motivated. Shurtleff said the charges of criminal wrongdoing are completely false.

In the 18 months since indicted St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson first shared with the media allegations that Swallow had offered to help broker a deal to make charges go away, a series of investigations and allegations have uncovered corruption and influence peddling, a place where connected people and businesses could earn special treatment through gifts and money.

The state Legislature passed a series of reforms this year in the wake of the scandal, including stricter reporting standards and declarations of conflicts of interest.

SOUTHERN UTAH –

Rocky Mountain Power reported power outages in areas of Iron and Beaver counties. Power in the specified areas was estimated to be restored by 2 a.m..

Approximately 2,420 customers were without power in Cedar City, Beaver, Milford, Minersville, Greenville, Adamsville and Manderfield due to transmission interruption, according to information from Rocky Mountain Power.

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