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6 arrested, forgery operation busted at White City home, police say

The Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit was looking for one of their top 10 most wanted fugitives Wednesday. They found him, and a whole lot more, police say. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Lawmakers consider bill to make Spiral Jetty Utah’s official work of art

The Spiral Jetty is considered landscape art and is arguably the most popular piece of landscape art in the world. Rep. Rebecca Edwards, R-North Salt Lake, has introduced legislation to make the... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Should scientists be allowed to change DNA to prevent genetic disease?

A major bioethics panel, charged by the Food and Drug Administration with weighing the ethics of a DNA manipulation technique that would create so-called "three-person babies," has released its... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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House committee passes bill requiring IT workers to report child pornography found on the job

A computer analyst who happens across child pornography and doesn't tell police could be charged with a crime under a bill a Utah House committee passed Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Feds say Orem man duped hundreds of investors out of $28 million

An Orem man deceived hundreds of investors out of about $28 million in an extensive Ponzi scheme that began in 2010, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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RootsTech 2016 a 25,000-member 'studio audience'

RootsTech 2016, the largest family history event in the world, got underway Wednesday, drawing the vanguard of an expected 25,000 registered attendees from 50 states and 40 countries who will be... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Police searching for 4 men in violent home invasion in West Valley City

Police are searching for a group of men who investigators say invaded a home Wednesday afternoon, threatened a group of four people inside and made away with a backpack containing one victim's rent... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Woman dies after getting caught in industrial-size mixer at Reams bakery in Sandy

A Murray woman died after being accidentally caught in an industrial-sized mixer Wednesday at the bakery inside Ream's Food Store on Wednesday, police said. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Jury acquits man of assaulting officer who shot him

A man who was shot by a West Jordan police officer has been acquitted of assaulting that officer. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Bill to eliminate requirement for prospective wards' legal counsel in guardianship cases put on hold

A legislative committee held a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the requirement that young adults with intellectual disabilities to be represented by legal counsel when courts consider their... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Are you willing to take a pledge to help clean the air?

On Wednesday, the Utah Transit Authority launched a campaign to help lower emission levels across northern Utah. The agency invited commuters to take a pledge to use public transit more often... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Spanish Fork predicts 400 new homes will be built in 2016

Spanish Fork officials anticipate as many as 400 new homes will be constructed this year. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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UVU leaders ask Legislature to fund 'a missing piece' for arts students

Utah Valley University leaders announced Wednesday that private donations for a new performing arts building have now topped $20 million in 18 months, exceeding the university's original goal of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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New specialty license plate would fund research, awareness for childhood cancer

A Utah mother went before the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday to encourage support for a specialty group license plate that would support childhood cancer awareness and research. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Apply now for a big-game hunting permit

The Division of Wildlife Resources is reminding big-game hunters to submit an application no later than 11 p.m. Thursday, March 3. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Democrat wants Utahns to cast nonbinding vote on Medicaid expansion in November

A House Democratic leader wants voters to be able to answer a nonbinding "opinion question" on the November ballot about whether the state should accept Medicaid expansion to provide health care to... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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SLCC names new assistant vice president for marketing, communications

Michael Navarre as been named assistant vice president for institutional marketing and communications at Salt Lake Community College. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Dental benefits bill moves forward

A proposal that would restore dental benefits to up to 34,500 Medicaid patients — with the University of Utah School of Dentistry footing the bill — is moving forward at the Utah... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Intermountain to host Family Heart Fair

The Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute is hosting its annual Family Heart Fair to educate Utahns about simple steps they can take to encourage the entire family to live heart-healthy. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Park City looking to fill five seats on open space panel

The Park City City Council and mayor are seeking applications to fill five at-large positions on the city's Citizens Open Space Advisory Committee. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Photos: Charter school students get a lesson in politics

Charter school students and Utah legislative leaders gathered in the Capitol rotunda to celebrate school choice and discuss legislation pertinent to Utah’s charter schools. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Fremont man accused of killing uncle now faces charges as adult

A Wayne County man accused of choking his uncle to death when he was 17 has been ordered to face the charges as an adult. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: Medical marijuana bills discussed, death penalty for human traffickers proposed

Bills advance and fail in committee, state Senators pitch their medical marijuana bills to the House Republican caucus and a bill that would invoke jail time for those flying drones within 3 miles... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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RootsTech keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin knows presidents, baseball and the power of stories

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian. She is one of the featured keynote speakers at this year's RootsTech conference. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Inmate who murdered infant son 15 years ago asks for second chance

A man who once faced a possible death sentence for the murder of his infant son made his first attempt at parole this week. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Driver killed in crash near Moab

The driver of an SUV was killed after being hit head-on by a semitrailer while trying to pass a slower moving vehicle, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Judge allows Dems to intervene in GOP, state fight over Utah election law

A federal judge Wednesday allowed the Utah Democratic Party to intervene in the ongoing fight between the Utah Republican Party and the state over the primary election nominating process. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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West Bountiful gets $25K grant for new basketball court

The Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Charities have awarded West Bountiful a $25,000 grant to help build a new community basketball court. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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A week before trial, former USU student pleads guilty in rape case

Just days before he was set to stand trial, a former Utah State University student and fraternity member accused of sexually assaulting two women has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Fillmore home to only commercial mushroom farm in Utah

Thousands of people pass by a gray and blue building off I-15 in Fillmore every day, but most have no idea what happens inside. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Man arrested after allegedly swinging machete at officers

A wanted fugitive who police say swung a machete at officers who were trying to arrest him was taken into custody Tuesday without anyone being injured. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Prosecutors decide not to seek death penalty in St. George killing

Prosecutors have withdrawn their intent to seek the death penalty for a man charged with slitting a woman's throat in a St. George town house. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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'Combative' man slices officer's ear with metal flower, police say

A Salt Lake police officer's ear was partially severed by a cast-iron flower while questioning a man who was allegedly banging on doors at random late Tuesday night. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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USU president announces retirement

Utah State University President Stan Albrecht announced Wednesday that he plans to retire after serving 11 years as the institution's leader. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Lawmaker proposes making 'In God We Trust' license plate a standard option

A state lawmaker wants to make the "In God We Trust" specialty license plate a standard option at the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Smart tools, scientific data drive McAdams' vision for Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said Tuesday during his State of the County address that county officials will emphasize the use of hard data when charting a future to reduce crime and... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Salt Lake County landfill employee charged with misuse of public money

A former Salt Lake County landfill employee was charged Tuesday with misusing public money after police say he stole at least $25,000 in facility fees while working as a cashier. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfires

When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, firefighters had to ground their airplanes and helicopters because a drone was buzzing nearby. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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STEM or STEAM: Is there room for both in Utah schools?

As Utah's industry-driven emphasis on STEM education grows, educators and lawmakers still recognize the role that the arts play in students' learning. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Bill to permit 18 year olds to petition court to end DCFS supervision stalls

A bill that would have allowed 18 year olds, in concert with their parents, to petition juvenile courts to end DCFS supervision was defeated on a tied vote of the Senate Health and Human Services... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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RootsTech, Family Discovery Day sessions to be streamed online

Fifteen RootsTech sessions will be broadcast live during the conference this Thursday through Saturday at RootsTech.org, according to a news release. Several of Saturday's Family Discovery Day... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Bill to eliminate straight-ticket voting fails in committee

A bill that would have done away with straight-ticket voting on Utah ballots failed in committee Tuesday after Utah GOP Chairman James Evans spoke against it. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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House Republicans hear medical marijuana bills, not expected to take a position

Members of the House Republican caucus heard pitches Tuesday for two approaches to legalizing medical marijuana, but House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, said the caucus likely won't take a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Stranded man rescued, then arrested in attack of girlfriend during ordeal

A Las Vegas man was arrested Tuesday shortly after being rescued with his girlfriend from a truck stranded by snow, where he assaulted attacked her while they were stuck for at least two days,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Drought tightening grip on nation's forests, rangelands

The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Alcohol permit bill clears Senate committee

A bill that clarifies how the state alcohol commission considers permits for special events advanced Tuesday in the Utah Legislature. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Biskupski's pick to lead public utilities withdraws, says he lacked political backing

Facing backlash for her appointment to replace Salt Lake City's longtime public utilities director, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Monday that her nominee, Mike Reberg, has withdrawn his name... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Diesel technician program gives students path into growing career field

Utah Diesel Technician Pathways program was officially announced Tuesday in West Valley City. Designed to provide Utah students with a direct path from high school and college into the workforce,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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State lawmakers propose death penalty for human traffickers in homicide cases

Human trafficking that results in the death of the victim could be charged as a capital offense under a bill a House committee approved Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Ex-school counselor gets jail time for sexual battery, porn at school

A former middle school counselor has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexual battery and accessing pornography on school grounds. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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