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A.M. notes: More details on Amazon deal, South Korea votes to impeach leader, Trump to stay in TV

FILE - In this June 30, 2011 file photo, a United Parcel Service driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif. Amazon is offering deals July 12, 2016, for the second edition of its annual "Prime Day" promotion. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
FILE - In this June 30, 2011 file photo, a United Parcel Service driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif. Amazon is offering deals July 12, 2016, for the second edition of its annual "Prime Day" promotion. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
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Here’s the news of the day so far.

More details emerge over Amazon.com deal

On Wednesday, the Deseret News reported that Utah and Amazon reached a deal where the online retailer would collect sales tax from Utahns shopping online.

It looks like now more details have emerged, according to our own Lisa Riley Roche. Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, wanted Utahns to know, however, that this new deal doesn’t mean people have to pay more money, per se.

"This is not a new tax and it's not a tax increase," he told the Deseret News. "It is simply a method to collect taxes that are owed by taxpayers. We're not raising the sales tax rate. We're not changing what's taxable."

You can read a full explanation on why over at the Deseret News.

Utah Grinch steals sculpture, but there’s good news, too

The Grinch made his way to Utah this week, stealing a centerpiece sculpture that was meant to help raise money for Primary Children’s Hospital, according to the Deseret News.

The centerpiece, which was auctioned off for $1,750, disappeared on Saturday at the end of the Festival of Trees event.

"There was a host in the aisle. She noticed the centerpiece there, and when she turned a minute or two later it was gone," the event chairwoman, Kay Rasmussen, told the Deseret News. "Just that fast."

Still, some good news came out of this. The buyer donated money anyway, showing true holiday spirit.

"Fortunately the donor cares a lot about the hospital and the event," Rasmussen said. "It's the reason that so many people come, to benefit children and make a difference in their lives. It's too bad. We're saddened and disappointed that this has happened, but this is also an event where we see so many good things in people."

South Korea’s parliament impeaches president

As America slept, South Korea’s lawmakers voted to impeach the country’s leader, Park Geun-hye, over a corruption scandal that caused many to call for such a move earlier this month, according to BBC.

According to BBC, many in South Korea called for their first female president’s impeachment after it came to light that she let her close friend Choi Soon-sil influence national politics.

The lawmakers voted to impeach her 234-56. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will serve as president in the interim.

Moving forward, Geun-hye will remain suspended until the Constitutional Court votes on the matter. The court has 180 days to make a decision, BBC reported.

Donald Trump isn’t leaving TV … yet

Variety reported on Thursday that Donald Trump, the president-elect, will serve as an executive producer of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” The show, which formerly had Trump at the helm, replaced the real estate mogul with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Trump will receive payment for his efforts with the show, though it’s unknown how much that will be. Insiders told Variety it could be in the low five-figures. MGM will pay Trump’s salary, not NBC.

The show is expected to run eight episodes.

Trump’s camp confirmed that the real estate mogul is still invested in the show.

“Mr. Trump has a big stake in the show and conceived of it with Mark Burnett,” Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told Variety.

You can read more about it at Variety.

Grinch takes down Frosty the Snowman

One vandal doesn’t want to see Frosty live through the Christmas season.

In newly-surfaced surveillance footage, a vandal approaches an inflated snowman and works to take him down.

Watch the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxKzNwEPEB0The snowman’s owner, Jeff Diggs, couldn’t believe this happened.

”It’s just mean spirited, it’s silly vandalism,” Diggs told local Fox station KTVI. “It looks like a couple of kids just having fun. While it might be fun to you it hurts other people.”

Diggs reassured viewers on YouTube that Frosty would be OK. He also started a GoFundMe page to help earn money for Frosty’s care.

“Frosty received a total of 9 stitches from the stabbing,” he wrote in the YouTube video description. “He is doing well and recovering from his injury. He insisted on going back to work immediately because he believes in the magic of the holiday season and hopes that all people will come together and learn to love and respect each other regardless of our differences!”