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Summer downpour causes flooding, slides across Utah

As heavy summer rains caused problems across the state Tuesday, Loraine Perkins watched helplessly as a 15-minute downpour undid years of work on the Eagle Mountain home where she chose to retire. Read more »

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Critics decry solar fee as 'sun' tax

Critics of a proposed monthly net-metering fee of $4.65 that would be assessed to solar power customers of Rocky Mountain Power staged a rally Tuesday and later packed a Public Service Commission... Read more »

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Investigation underway after man's body found in basement of burning Price home

Authorities in Carbon County are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday in the basement of a burning home. Read more »

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Tips for understanding and choosing sunscreen

With Utah leading the nation in melanoma cases and deaths, knowing how sunscreen protects and what to look for on the label could bring those numbers down and keep Utahns safe in the sun. Read more »

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Arianne Brown: Digging deep at the Deseret News marathon

Last week, I ran the Deseret News marathon. After 26.2 miles of enduring heat and other elements both mental and physical, I crossed the finish line. It was a challenging race, but it was in those... Read more »

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Utah leads the nation in deadly melanoma cases

The sun doesn't favor anyone, especially in Utah. The Beehive State has the highest number of deadly melanoma cases in the country. Read more »

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Drunken driver goes airborne, crashes into Kearns living room, police say

A Kearns home suffered heavy damage Monday night after an allegedly drunken woman driving an SUV went airborne and ended up inside the house in a spectacular crash. Read more »

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Long road to trial begins Wednesday for Swallow, Shurtleff

Wednesday morning, former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow will make their first appearances in 3rd District Court as criminal defendants. Read more »

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Man charged in Liberty Park child kidnapping investigation

A man who investigators say walked off with a 6-year-old girl during Pioneer Day festivities at Liberty Park but was spotted before getting too far was charged Tuesday. Read more »

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Single-event permits still an issue for liquor commission

State liquor commissioners continued Tuesday to grapple with what the requirements should be for issuing single-event permits after a recent controversy over how the rules applied to an annual... Read more »

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Val Hale picked as new Governor’s Office of Economic Development director

Gov. Gary Herbert Tuesday introduced Val Hale as the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He succeeds Spencer Eccles who is stepping down to return to the... Read more »

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Former firefighter files suit alleging sexual harassment, discrimination

A former firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the Clinton Fire Department for discrimination and harassment she said spanned her five-year tenure with the department. Read more »

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The wrath of Comic-Con: S.L. convention readies for trademark fight

The founders of Utah's year-old comic and pop-culture convention are preparing to fight on behalf of geeks everywhere as the reigning San Diego Comic-Con attempts to claim the title "Comic Con" for... Read more »

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Lindon man accused of defrauding victims of $100,000 in two counties

A Lindon man has been arrested for fraud-related investigations in two counties totaling more than $100,000. Read more »

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Local Muslims end Ramadan with celebration

Roughly 70 guests gathered at a Salt Lake City home Monday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and cleansing for Muslims. Read more »

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Trial begins for Salt Lake attorney seeking Oklahoma bombing videos, answers

Jesse Trentadue has spent nearly two decades searching for answers in the death of his brother on a path that has led him to question both the government's explanation for the death and whether... Read more »

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Fatal Draper house fire was intentionally set, fire officials say

Unified Fire Authority investigators have ruled out natural gas as the cause of an explosion and massive fire that killed a Draper man and destroyed his home. Read more »

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Mudslide closes highway near Nephi

Summer rains sent a mudslide across a highway near Nephi on Monday, closing the road. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Utah Transit Authority eyeing electric bus options

The Utah Transit Authority got a firsthand look Monday at one of the latest all-electric mass transit vehicles. UTA is examining the bus and its charging technology manufactured by South... Read more »

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Fired West Valley officer's defense team goes on the offensive

The defense team for former West Valley detective Shaun Cowley believes not only that the potential jury pool has been tainted by prosecutors, but the criminal charge filed against him should be... Read more »

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Jordan School District opens doors on its last planned school

After years of growth and school construction, Jordan School District opened the doors Monday on its newest elementary in Herriman, the final building planned for the area. Read more »

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Bicycle ride honors fallen Marine, raises money for charity

Former U.S. Marine Corp. Sgt. Kay Knight is riding his bicycle from Boston to Seattle in honor of a fallen Marine and to raise awareness and funds for Child’s Play charity. Read more »

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Utah judge orders convicted killer to stand trial in 1995 Wasatch County homicide

Joseph Michael Simpson, who was convicted of murder in 1987, has been ordered to stand trial for the December 1995 beating death of Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch in Wasatch County. Read more »

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Commercial real estate market improving, report says

Demand for top flight office space in the Salt Lake Valley is growing, according to two reports detailing the Wasatch Front commercial real estate market during the second quarter of the year. Read more »

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Women claiming to be 'agents' rob men, police say

Two women who claimed to be "agents" while wearing shorts and capri pants allegedly took a man's wallet and car Sunday. Read more »

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