Utah

Farmers in 5 Utah counties qualify for drought assistance

Wasatch County farmers are eligible for disaster assistance as the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated the county as a primary natural disaster area due to recent drought. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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A photographic look at how Days of '47 floats have changed (or not) from 1897 to 2013

The streets of Salt Lake City are days away from being filled with horses, motorcycles, clowns and — most noticeably — fantastical floats created out of wood, foam and sparkles (among... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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U. researchers use fecal transplants to help rats eat toxic plants

Researchers at the University of Utah studied the effect that fecal transplants had on woodrats who had lost the ability to eat toxic creosote bushes. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Dancing stars Julianne and Derek Hough visit Primary Children's Hospital

On Superhero Day at Primary Children's Hospital last Thursday, two unexpected superheroes surprised the young patients. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Change of venue request in deputy killing slated for next month

Attorneys for a 17-year-old girl charged with murder in the death of Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride will argue to have her case moved to Salt Lake County next month. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Splashing through the city: Giant slip and slide spans Salt Lake City's Main Street

People slide down a giant water slide during Slide the City on Main Street in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The all-day event featured a 1,000-foot-long slip and slide with a pool at... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Sunday fire destroys Myton landmark

A fast-moving fire destroyed Ross Brothers Feed and Seed, a family-owned business whose iconic buildings have been a landmark in Myton for at least 70 years. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Plane crashes in Virgin River Gorge, 2 dead

A small plane crashed Sunday night in the Virgin River Gorge near the Utah-Arizona border, killing two people. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Teen drivers hike Utah car insurance 89 percent, report says

Car insurance costs 89 percent more after Utah couples add a teen driver to their policy, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com report. That’s tied for the 15th-highest increase in the country. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Ogden wildfire burns 50 acres, still going

A wildfire that forced the evacuation of 10 to 20 homes had burned an estimated 50 acres by Sunday afternoon. But fire officials said the blaze was burning in steep, rocky terrain, and the... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Partygoer injured in Salt Lake City drive-by shooting

Police continued looking for suspects Sunday in a drive-by shooting that left one man in stable condition with three gunshot wounds. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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New solar panels are symbol of the resurrection of life on earth

For one small Episcopal church, new solar panels mean a big difference in its carbon footprint, the community and the congregation's devotion to God. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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'Deseret News National Edition': Gray gambling, PG-13 rating and teaching preachers

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This week's "Deseret News National Edition" focuses on seniors gambling, the PG-13 rating and teaching preachers. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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South Jordan councilman wants school district split on ballot, no matter what mayors say

City leaders in South Jordan and West Jordan have until Aug. 5 to decide whether to ask voters if their cities should split from the Jordan School District. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Health centers, clinics in Utah contribute more than healthy communities

Community health centers stimulate economic growth in Utah communities, according to a recent economic impact analysis. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Teens from Northern Ireland learn leadership, peacemaking in Salt Lake City

Protestant and Catholic youths from the Ulster Project are wrapping up their time in Utah. They have spent July participating in activities with Salt Lake host teens who help them learn leadership... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Brain injury changes the lives and tests the faith of a Draper family

Draper teen Pete Benda, 15, continues to defy the odds in recovering from a traumatic brain injury suffered while working on the set of a play at Juan Diego Catholic High School in October of 2012. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Murray man, 62, in critical condition after metal pole hits power line

A 62-year-old Murray man was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after a metal pole he was using hit a power line, shocking him. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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St. George mobile home fire displaces 15

Four homes were damaged Saturday after a fire broke out at a mobile home park in St. George. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Investigation continues into death of 10 horses in Magna

The bodies of 10 horses that died in a large field in Magna have been sent for examinations as the investigation into their death continues. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Utah unemployment rate second lowest in U.S., report says

Utah is tied for the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, as the state’s jobless rate dropped to 3.5 percent. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate registered at 6.1 percent. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Body recovered from Pineview Reservoir

Search and rescue crews recovered a body from Pineview Reservoir near Ogden on Saturday after a fisherman reported seeing it in the water. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Jiggle Fest at Thanksgiving Point features Jell-O, other Utah favorites

A Jell-O fight was a highlight at Jiggle Fest at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi on Saturday. The day was dedicated to Utah's favorite food, Jell-O, along with other favorites, including funeral... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Photos: Youths celebrate state's pioneer heritage with parade

Utahns gather Saturday to celebrate the state's heritage in the Days of '47 Youth Parade in Salt Lake City. The event is one of the largest youth parades in the United States and features floats,... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Humane Society offers reward in Syracuse horse shootings

A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Humane Society of Utah for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the recent shootings of four... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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