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Minibottles, a legendary restaurateur, ‘purge’ killings and K-9 attacks

(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune ) Mini-bottles of alcohol for sale at the Duty Free Americas shop at the Salt Lake City International Airport, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.

A K-9 police officer accused of unnecessarily siccing his dog on arrestees sees one of two felony assault charges dismissed. A Utah man faces a second murder charge after random “purge” killings earlier this month. Minibottles move a step closer to returning to the state’s liquor stores after a three-decade absence. And remembering Kitty Pappas, who ran an iconic Utah steakhouse for 75 years.

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