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Warrant issued for dad who admitted abusing baby after heater fell on her

A warrant has been issued for a Holladay man who disappeared after pleading guilty to becoming angry and further injuring his 4-month-old daughter when a heater fell on her and burned her. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Another first: Utah caretaker contracts Zika virus

Health officials are investigating what they say is a “unique” case of Zika in which a caretaker for an elderly Salt Lake County man with Zika also contracted the virus. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Concert review: The Piano Guys receive first gold record during hometown concert

The Piano Guys were surprised with gold records during their hometown tour stop. The concert entertained a sell-out audience with popular mashups, videos and plenty of humor. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Parade lovers get a sneak peek at Days of '47 floats

Destiny Howard looks at a giant animated bear on a float that will appear in the Days of '47 Parade during a preview party Monday at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Independent state agencies routinely violate Utah open meeting law, audit shows

The Utah Dairy Commission held a third of its 2015 public meetings outside the state, and the Utah Valley Historic Railroad Authority didn't provide notice for any of its board meetings last year,... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Judge deals blow to ex-West Valley detective's lawsuit

Former West Valley police detective Shaun Cowley's federal civil rights lawsuit against his former employer, Salt Lake County and Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, was dealt a major blow... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Toxic algal bloom impacting people, animals and farms in 2 counties

A toxic algal bloom at Utah Lake that spread to the Jordan River system is suspected of sickening more than 300 people and possibly killing 100 ducks and a goat. Major concerns persist for Salt... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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RNC tribute video misspells names of two late Utah Republicans

Four deceased Utah Republican politicians were honored during the Republican National Convention. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Herbert signs bills for Fairpark arena funds, tougher drone law

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed all eight bills the Utah Legislature passed in a special session last week, including funding for a stadium at the state fairgrounds. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Police answering welfare call find woman dead, man with gunshot wound

Police are investigating after a woman was found dead and a man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound on Sunday. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Fire destroys Taylorsville home, damages another

One house was destroyed and a second damaged in a fire early Monday. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Screaming, shouting and Utah's in the middle of it at Republican National Convention

Utah Sen. Mike Lee and other members of the state's delegation to the Republican National Convention were at the center of a contentious floor fight Monday over a last-ditch effort to stop... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Prosecutors 'stand down' and drop criminal case against Mark Shurtleff

Prosecutors filed a motion Monday to have all criminal charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff dismissed in part because of "insufficient evidence." The case against his... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Body discovered in American Fork Canyon

A Highland man's body was found in a steep area of American Fork Canyon Sunday afternoon, police say. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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'Today is my someday': Mom of 9 earns WGU degree after husband's death

Out of 8,047 students graduating from an online university based in Salt Lake City, a mother of nine kids was chosen to give the final speech at the graduation ceremony. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Springville officials finalizing plans for $18 million aquatic center

Springville officials are working hard to finalize plans by Sept. 1 for an $18 million new city aquatic center to be ready for construction beginning in October of this year. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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DEQ: Don't use water from Utah Lake, Jordan River or canals

Toxic blooms of algae in Jordan River and lower Little Cottonwood Creek have prompted state and local agencies to post warning signs and limit access to the Jordan River system. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Real Food Rising guides youths' labors from farm to table

From the finer points of organic gardening to preparing a multicourse meal from crops they have grown, teens in Utah Community Action's Real Food Rising youth development program master a farm to... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Program gives grandparents more children to care for

The Utah County Health Department foster grandparent program has been providing assistance to schoolchildren for 50 years. Marie Hansen, of Spanish Fork, is the department's oldest and... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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For the record: Ogden music store caters to those who value vinyl

Will vinyl ever die? Lavender Vinyl is now open in downtown Ogden, selling new and vintage records to young and old collectors. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Court upholds reinstatement of West Valley lieutenant tied to embattled drug unit

A West Valley police lieutenant who was demoted following an investigation of the city's embattled Neighborhood Narcotics Unit and then reinstated in 2014 — only to have his reinstatement... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Inmate promises his next release will last more than 6 hours

A man convicted of manslaughter 13 years ago was recently sent back to prison only six hours after he was released on parole. But Michael Todd Barton believes with his next release, he won't be... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Sudden wind gust interrupts Olympic training session in Park City

A powerful gust of wind sent large trash cans, at least one metal chair and trash flying across the Park City High School track Saturday during a training session for U.S. Olympic bobsled and... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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About Utah: Company founder has come a long way from living in a snow cave

KÜhl outdoor clothing is a Utah original that hasn't forgotten its roots. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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New medical school will be Utah's second

Colorado-based Rocky Vista University will become Utah’s second medical school next summer when the school welcomes its first class of students to its new campus in Ivins, Washington County. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Book review: Traci Hunter Abramson's 'Royal Brides' combines enchantment, intrigue

Two royal weddings, spies, intrigue and a budding romance make Traci Hunter Abramson’s latest novel, "Royal Brides," an exciting and enjoyable read, whether as a standalone novel or for fans... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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7-year-old girl dies after being hit by car in Bluffdale

A 7-year-old girl died Saturday after being hit by a car in Bluffdale. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Monumental decision: All eyes look to Jewell on divisive Bears Ears issue

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell capped a four-day tour of southeastern Utah with a Bluff community meeting that drew thousands in the heat of a July sun. Emotions ran just as hot as people pleaded... Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Refugees, Utah's newest pioneers, to be featured in Days of '47 Parade float

Pioneer Day will take on a fresh meaning this year as 12 refugee communities in Utah take part in the Days of '47 Parade in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, July 25. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Police identify woman killed in U.S. 6 crash

Police identified a woman who died after a crash on U.S. 6 Friday as Danyel Walton, 46, of West Valley City. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Utah County Jail navigating staffing shortage, recruitment challenges

The Utah County Jail houses roughly 900 inmates on any given day. Keeping an eye on that many inmates is never easy, and administrators have had to stretch their resources to continue to operate... Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Utah Republicans heading to national convention unsure of Trump

Gov. Gary Herbert, one of the state's 40 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland that begins Monday, isn't sure what to expect from his party's presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Resort withdraws controversial 'Park City' trademark application

Vail Resorts announced Saturday that it is dropping its controversial application to trademark the name "Park City." Read more »

July 16, 2016

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BYU researchers on the brink of stopping tree-eating beetles

Emerald ash borers are infesting states across the country and are on their way to Utah. But a recent BYU study may have found a way to eliminate the problematic pests. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Halloween haunts heat up at summer celebration

Halloween came early for hundreds who dressed up for the Halloween in Summer Festival on Saturday in Magna. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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4 hospitalized after boat crashes into rocky shoreline at Pineview

Four boaters were hospitalized Friday after their vessel crashed into a rocky shoreline at Pineview Reservoir. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Graphic: All eyes look to Jewell on divisive Bears Ears issue

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell capped a four-day tour of southeastern Utah with a Bluff community meeting that drew thousands in the heat of a July sun. Emotions ran just as hot as people pleaded... Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Bizarre day at State Amateur ends with one golfer going to the hospital

Aaron Smith, a 40-year-old golfer from Draper, had to be treated for heat exhaustion after 11 holes of his semifinal match with Kyler Dearden, and the two will finish Saturday morning for the right... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Jewell 'shocked' at lack of protection for Bears Ears cultural resources

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hiked to one of the most prized ancestral Puebloan ruins in southeast Utah, the Moon House, on Friday and visited with tribal leaders at the Bears Ears meadows in... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Father runs back into burning Cedar Hills home to retrieve son; both hospitalized

A Cedar Hills man retrieved his 12-year-old son from their burning home early Friday and both were hospitalized with significant burns. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Woman escorting wide load vehicle dies in U.S. 6 collision

A driver who was escorting a vehicle with an oversized load died Friday after a head-on crash on U.S. 6 near Helper. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Group rallies at SLCC to protest recent police shootings

A group of about 20 people gathered at the edge of Salt Lake Community College's campus on Friday to protest recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota that have drawn national attention. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Fire that destroyed Parade of Homes house was arson, officials say

Investigators have determined fires that burned two homes earlier this week, including one that was to be included in the Salt Lake Parade of Homes, was the result of arson. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Autism spectrum disorder: Tech project helps overcome the 'social mud' of life

A team of University of Utah researchers and their startup company, NeuroVersity, have partnered with various organizations to host two new summer camps that teach computer skills to students with... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: U. Hospital first in the US to explore X-ray system's potential

Laurie Falk, left, and Morgan Sidwell demonstrate the new Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray System at University Hospital's radiology department in Salt Lake City on Friday. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Harsher murder charge filed in Taylorsville baby's death

Charges against a Taylorsville man accused of killing his girlfriend's 20-month-old son were elevated Thursday to murder. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Terrorism trepidation? Live life, but buckle your seat belt, experts say

When dozens die in a mass shooting in Orlando or when a truck plows into Bastille Day revelers in Nice, some may question whether they should go out in public anymore. Psychologists say continuing... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: 3-day genealogy event goes global

Emmalynn Kofford, 13, of the Rose Park North Stake, participates in what is being billed as the world's largest family history indexing event at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: Santa celebrates Christmas in July with kids at family shelter

Samuel Galeai, 4, smiles at Santa Claus as the Salt Lake Board of Realtors holds its annual Christmas in July event at the Road Home Midvale Center on Friday. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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4 Salt Lake businesses honored for setting high energy standards

The annual Mayor's Skyline Challenge Awards, launched in 2014, encourages building owners to improve their buildings' environmental impact by evaluating their energy use, setting goals and... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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