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Man charged with murdering UTA worker found dead in jail cell

A Wyoming man charged with kidnapping and murdering a UTA employee was found dead in his jail cell.

Thousands of weevils deployed along Jordan River to help rid trail of goatheads

The Jordan River Commission and several dozen volunteers helped release 25,000 puncturevine weevils along the Jordan River Parkway Trail Friday to help rid the trail corridor of persistent,... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Prosecutor in Mark Shurtleff case urges evidence hearing

The prosecutor in the public corruption case against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is urging a 3rd District judge to hold an evidence hearing. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Feds investigating Utah Democratic governor candidate's wife for marijuana use

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah confirmed it has an open investigation into Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz's wife using marijuana. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Salt Lake County resident becomes first Zika-related death in continental U.S.

The first confirmed Zika-related death in the continental U.S. has occurred in Salt Lake County. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Utah drivers' licenses getting protective makeover

In an effort to revamp fraud protection throughout the state, the Utah Department of Public Safety's Driver License Division is now issuing newly designed drivers' licenses and identification cards... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Financial-aid application completions up in Utah, down nationwide

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education released data showing that fewer high school seniors nationwide are completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid than last year. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Utahns advised to vaccinate horses for West Nile virus

Due to the rise in temperatures and mosquito populations, Utah horse owners are being advised to vaccinate their horses to protect them from the West Nile virus. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Charges reduced for parents in Amber Alert case; mom pleads guilty

Charges have been reduced for two parents accused of taking their two daughters, whom they no longer have custody of, and triggering an Amber Alert when they allegedly fled to New Mexico. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Bountiful Handcart Days set for July 22-23

The Bountiful Handcart Days festivities will be held Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, and will include a parade, entertainment, food and games. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Teen charged with double murder in crash deaths 'very frightened,' attorney says

A 16-year-old girl charged as an adult with murdering two people when she crashed her car into them last week made her initial appearance in court Wednesday. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Discarded fireworks spark three house fires in two days

For the third time in two days, a Utah family's home was damaged by a fire caused by discarded fireworks. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Poll: Utahns oppose public bathroom accommodations for transgender people

A majority of Utahns oppose making accommodations in public bathrooms for transgender people, a new poll shows. And the issue could come up when the Utah Legislature meets in general session next... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Report: TRAX operator's mistake caused derailment

A TRAX train derailed nearly two months ago because the operator thought he was supposed to go straight and took a curve at more than twice the recommended speed, according to newly released police... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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1 year later, Bountiful woman still ailing from unsolved hit-and-run

For Nina Jacobs, the Fourth of July carries an entirely different significance. She was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in 2015 and still has a long road to recovery. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Syracuse family displaced after discarded fireworks ignites house fire

A Syracuse family was displaced Monday morning after a fire apparently started by discarded fireworks caused $100,000 to their residence. There were no injuries, Syracuse firefighters said. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Low Utah Lake alters search and rescue operations (w/video and photos)

With the depth of Utah Lake at its lowest in 11 years, the Utah State Lake Park and Utah County Sheriff's Office are altering their search and rescue operations. People will continue to be rescued,... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Davis County family found after being lost on a hike

A family of six that recently relocated to Davis County is safe after being lost in the woods during a hike. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Teen charged as adult with murdering 2 in suicidal crash

A Layton teenager was traveling nearly 100 mph and attempting to commit suicide when she slammed into the back of another vehicle, killing two people, police say. She was charged as an adult Friday... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Utah GOP delegates urged to dump Trump for 'ludicrous' credentials

Utahns headed to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month are being urged to support a last-ditch effort to dump their party's presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Utah water enthusiasts counted on to help combat 'destructive' quagga mussel

The discovery of juvenile mussels at Deer Creek led to elaborate testing and preventative measures to assess the threat there. A checkpoint southeast of Heber is part of ongoing efforts to make... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Ex-A.G. Mark Shurtleff wants improper gift charges tossed from case against him

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff wants accusations that he received improper gifts tossed from the criminal case against him. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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3 escape serious injuries in Farmington Canyon plane crash

Police say it was fortunate nobody was killed when a plane made an emergency crash landing Friday afternoon in Farmington Canyon. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Hundreds of officers working to find drunk drivers this July 4th weekend

To combat drunken driving on the Fourth of July weekend, hundreds of officers are going to be working overtime shifts looking for drunken drivers. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Ex A.G. John Swallow claims investigators lied about email searches

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow continues to push for the public corruption charges against him to be dropped, claiming in new court documents that investigators have lied and twisted... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Updated primary results narrow House race involving ex-speaker

An incumbent House representative may lose his seat after updated results released Friday showed only seven votes separate him from his opponent. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Centerville settles with widow of man shot and killed by police

The city of Centerville has reached a settlement with the widow of a man who was shot and killed by an officer in 2014. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Fireworks contribute to bad air level spikes

Fireworks are loud and exciting, but they can also make for some bad air. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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'Vampire trucker' admits to holding women for sexual activity

Just days before he was to go on trial, a long-haul trucker who authorities say is obsessed with vampires admitted in federal court Thursday to holding women as sex slaves. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Freeway cattle drive concludes without a state showdown

A Morgan County family who has been trailing their cattle up I-84 for years was in an Old West showdown with the Utah Department of Transportation Thursday over accessing the interstate. A concrete... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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2 killed in Roy crash; police arrest teen for investigation of murder

A 16-year-old girl was arrested Thursday for investigation of two counts of murder after police say her SUV slammed into the back of another vehicle, killing the two people inside. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Count My Vote supporters, GOP split over SB54's impact on primaries

Tuesday's primary was the first election that allowed candidates to gather signatures and bypass Utah's caucus and convention system to earn a spot on the ballot. What impact, if any, SB54 had on... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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History-making transgender U.S. Senate candidate looking to capitalize on Utah primary win

The first openly transgender candidate to win a major party U.S. Senate primary election celebrated Tuesday at the campaign offices of another Democrat because she can't afford her own space. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Community leaders share growth strategies along Wasatch Front

More than 600 political, community and business leaders joined policymakers and advocacy groups to discuss strategies to improve quality of life for Utahns along the Wasatch Front. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Bear River wetlands grow partnership between ranchers, federal agency

The relationship among farmers, ranchers and the federal government doesn't have to be one marred by controversy and conflict. A prominent ranching family is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Old West showdown? Freeway cattle drive pits Utah ranchers against state

A frustrated ranching family intends to trail their cattle Thursday on I-84 in Morgan County despite the state's request they stop. In a classic Old West showdown, the Pentz family said Utah is... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Gov. Gary Herbert calls margin of victory over Jonathan Johnson 'stunning'

Gov. Gary Herbert won by a commanding margin over his GOP primary challenger, Overstock.com Chairman Jonathan Johnson, in Tuesday's election. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Utahns' confidence in the state economy is increasing, survey says

The economy in Utah is flourishing, according to an economic consultant. And a new survey shows that Utahns are feeling quite confident about the state's current economy. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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UHP blanketing Utah roads with extra troopers during July 4 weekend

A near record number of people are expected to travel this holiday weekend, including an estimated 2.5 million motorists in the Mountain West who are driving 50 miles or more to their destination,... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Election tallies: Primary election results

The latest unofficial voting results from Tuesday’s primary elections in Utah available as of 11:20 p.m. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Most Utah legislators survive intraparty challenges

A handful of races Tuesday pitted incumbent Utah legislators against challengers who gathered signatures to earn a spot on the primary ballot, a controversial option created by state lawmakers... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Misty Snow likely to advance to general election to take on Mike Lee

Democrat Misty K. Snow, Utah's first transgender candidate to seek a statewide office, appears headed for a November showdown with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Woman who hit Layton High teen in crosswalk sentenced to home confinement

A woman who faced a misdemeanor charge as one of two drivers who struck and killed a Layton teen in a crosswalk has been sentenced to home confinement. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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W. Bountiful’s Independence Day celebration kicks off Friday

The city’s annual Independence Day celebration will kick off Friday, July 1, with a safety fair, concert and fireworks at City Park, 550 W. Pages Lane. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Grading scale changes for ACT writing test

Students in Utah and across the country who take the ACT college preparation exam will see a different score range on the test's writing portion starting this fall. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Murder trial set for Layton man in potty training child abuse death

A trial date has been set for a Layton man accused of fatally beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son out of frustration over potty training. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Father, son charged with murder in killing of UTA worker

A father and son accused of kidnapping a Clinton woman and her four daughters now face murder charges in Wyoming in the kidnapping and killing of a Utah Transit Authority employee. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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New law requires more updates on election results

Thanks to a new law taking effect just in time for Tuesday's primary elections, anxious candidates and voters following tight races may not have to endure a two-week wait to learn the outcome. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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3 children, mother located after Amber Alert issued; father remains at large

Three children were found in good condition Monday shortly after police issued an Amber Alert seeking the public's help finding them. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Child rescue from hot car is second Utah case in 2 days

A Logan police officer suffered minor injuries Monday after breaking the window of a woman's car to get a trapped toddler out. The incident occurred a day after a 1-year-old was left in a car for... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Centerville’s July 4th celebration kicks off Friday

Centerville’s Fourth of July celebration will kick off Friday with a youth street dance sponsored by the Centerville City Youth Council. The dance, which starts at 9 p.m., will be held behind... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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