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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.

Man pleads guilty to murder in carjacking crash killing of recent missionary

A Bountiful man pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder after crashing a stolen car into a recently returned LDS Church missionary, killing her. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Interim education chief Sydnee Dickson appointed as state superintendent

Sydnee Dickson was chosen Thursday to lead the Utah State Office of Education as the state superintendent of public instruction. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Fruit Heights to shut off water system overnight on Monday

Fruit Heights will shut off its culinary water system at 10 p.m. on Monday, June 27, until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, to allow crews to tie the newly installed water main on South Mountain Road... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Kaysville to fete retiring city manager at open house

Kaysville officials are honoring retiring City Manager John Thacker at an open house on Thursday, June 30, from 4-6 p.m., at the police station, 80 S. Main. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Weber County Attorney's Office prosecuting gang operatives for recruiting conspiracy

The Weber County Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that it is prosecuting six purported gang operatives for allegedly recruiting and manipulating "vulnerable" youths, among other accusations. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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UTA approves budget and more service in Davis, Weber, Tooele counties

The Utah Transit Authority board of trustees Wednesday approved a $376 million budget that included $4.7 million for service improvements this year in three northern Utah counties that voted in... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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ACLU sues the state over inadequate legal defense for poor Utahns

Claiming years of inaction to repair an inconsistent, overburdened and underfunded legal defense system, the ACLU of Utah and the law firm Holland and Hart have filed a class-action lawsuit against... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Woods Cross plans to raise taxes, fees for public works facility, 2 new officers

The Woods Cross City Council is proposing to increase property taxes and utility fees to build a new public works facility and hire two additional police officers. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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What Utah voters need to know for the 2016 primaries

Regardless of whether voters intend to vote by mail or in person, they will have to navigate a handful of specific deadlines in order to keep their votes eligible for the upcoming June 28 primaries. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Poll: Trump up over Clinton in Utah, but lead is slipping as delegates launch new push to dump him

Donald Trump, the controversial GOP presumptive presidential nominee, remains ahead of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among Utah voters, 36 percent to 27 percent, according to a UtahPolicy.com... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Preventing mass shootings? Utah delegation sees no clear solutions

In the aftermath of Orlando, Utah's congressional leaders are still searching for answers about preventing mass shootings. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Jury acquits ex-jail officer of sex with Davis County inmate

A jury found a former Davis County correctional officer not guilty Monday of having an illegal sexual relationship with a woman while she was in jail. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Dereck Harrison pleads not guilty in Davis County kidnapping case

A Centerville man charged alongside his father with kidnapping and beating a woman and her four daughters before fleeing the state pleaded not guilty Monday. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Utah energy group pursues nuclear power project

With the future of coal-fired power plants in jeopardy due to an increased emphasis on carbon free emissions, a Utah energy cooperative is looking to the future for a stable baseload supply of... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Photos: 27th annual Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in U.S.

27th annual Juneteenth Freedom Day was celebrated June 17-18, a family-centered festival with live entertainment, vendors and games. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Would Bears Ears monument hinder or protect Native American religion?

Native American supporters of a Bears Ears National Monument say the sacred lands should be protected for cultural resources and sacred rituals. Will a designation do that? Federal land agencies... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Using human waste to generate power and save thousands of dollars

The North Davis Sewer District just expanded its wastewater treatment facility in anticipation of big growth in the region, but it'll do much more than just treat human waste. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Obama heads to national parks as Bears Ears remains in play

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell touted President Barack Obama's track record of designating national monuments to recognize the untold stories of minority populations. Native American tribes are... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Woman pleads guilty in carjacking that killed returned missionary

A West Valley woman has pleaded guilty to robbery for her role in a series of carjackings that ended in a crash killing recently returned missionary Jazmyn Jeppson. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Utah scientists launch major study of summertime ozone pollution

In case people have forgotten, that familiar ozone haze will be dropping by this summer. Researchers at Utah State, Weber State, the University of Utah and the Utah Department of Environmental... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Ogden vigil honors Orlando shooting victims

The Ogden vigil honored the 49 victims who lost their lives Sunday when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Utah lawmakers hear case for death with dignity act

Democratic Utah Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck plans to again introduce her Death with Dignity Act in the coming legislative session, despite it being referred to further study in previous years. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Utah's lawsuit over federal lands in crafting stage

The state of Utah's fight against the federal government over control of certain federal lands within its borders is inching forward, with work underway to create a draft of a lawsuit detailing... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Looking at the cost of the death penalty, in more ways than one

State lawmakers Wednesday discussed the costs of execution versus life without parole, and one legislator intends to run a bill next year aimed at shortening the appeals process in capital murder... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Herbert endorsed by county commissioners from around the state

More than a dozen county commissioners, largely from rural Utah, gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday to endorse Gov. Gary Herbert in the upcoming GOP primary election. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Count My Vote throws support behind candidates who took signature pathway to ballot

To combat GOP "pushback" against candidates who earned a place on the June 28 primary ballot by gathering signatures under Utah's new election law, Count My Vote supporter and former Gov. Mike... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Poll shows Johnson close to Herbert in governor race, campaign says

Republican candidate for governor Jonathan Johnson released an internal poll Tuesday that his campaign says shows him running close behind Gov. Gary Herbert in the June 28 primary election. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Davis Applied Technology College opens Veterans Center

Ron Craig salutes the flag during a ribbon-cutting and Flag Day ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Veterans Center at the Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville on Tuesday. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Lawmakers, education leaders talk changes for SAGE, school accountability

Changes to the student assessment of growth and excellence are on the horizon as state lawmakers and education leaders have begun formal discussions of how Utah's student testing and school... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Senate passes defense bill without Lee measure to keep women out of draft

Utah Sen. Mike Lee declined to offer the amendment he has pushed to keep women out of the draft as part of the defense spending bill the U.S. Senate passed Tuesday. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Jonathan Swinton seeking Democratic nomination in U.S. Senate race

First-time candidate Jonathan Swinton has a Republican pedigree but Democratic heart as he seeks the party's nomination in the race of U.S. Senate. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Excessive speeds on Utah roads has to stop, UHP says

Enough is enough. The Utah Highway Patrol says the roadways are out of control, and drivers need to obey the speed limit. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Misty K. Snow seeking Democratic nomination in U.S. Senate race

Democrat Misty K. Snow jumped into the U.S. Senate race because she didn't think the issues she is most passionate about would get a voice. And Utah's first transgender candidate for statewide... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Water too much? Not enough? Water check program helps property owners know

About two-thirds of Utah's drinking water is used for landscaping, gardening and farming. The state is continuing to battle the effects of a long-term drought, so how is a property owner to know... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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San Juan River, Utah Lake added to Utah's list of impaired waterways

Portions of the San Juan River impacted by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill and algae blooms at Utah Lake landed the two waterways on the state's list of impaired bodies of water. More than half of... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Antelope Island events highlight area’s beauty, wildlife, history

Antelope Island State Park officials will host a series of events over the next couple of weeks highlighting the island’s beauty, wildlife and history. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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4 Roy teens to be honored for helping woman after car crash

Four Roy High School teens are getting a lot of recognition for reaching out to a mother in trouble. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in Layton child abuse homicide

Prosecutors will not seek capital punishment for a Layton man accused of brutally beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son, killing the boy in a fit of frustration. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Newborn screening saves lives in Utah

Rare genetic and metabolic disorders can be detected and treated before irreversible symptoms set in using a standard medical procedure called newborn screening. Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Sounds of Freedom event salutes military

The annual Sounds of Freedom community event in Layton may have been doused with a spring rain, but the precipitation did nothing to dampen the patriotic spirit of exhibitors and residents who... Read more »

June 11, 2016

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Rule change: Utah schools can tap experts to fill teaching void

The Utah State Board of Education began a discussion Friday in advance of meetings with lawmakers next week on how data should inform policy initiatives to bring more teachers into the classrooms... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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Davis School District offering free summer lunches

Davis County children under the age of 18 can enjoy a free lunch this summer thanks to a federally funded program and Davis School District Nutrition Services. Adults wishing to purchase lunch can... Read more »

June 10, 2016

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SUV carrying Fruit Heights family rolls, killing 17-year-old and critically injuring 19-year-old

A 17-year-old Fruit Heights girl was killed Thursday when an SUV driven by a 15-year-old girl with a learner's permit veered off I-15 and then rolled. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Utah prepares for 'more active fire season' in 2016

A hotbed of grasses and increasingly hot and dry weather can make for a complicated fire season in Utah, officials say. They are asking for public assistance in preventing and being prepared for... Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Charges say Layton woman played 'beer pong' with teen boys

A Layton woman is charged with child endangerment after police say she invited minors to play a game of "beer pong" last weekend, according to court documents. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Utah Rep. Mia Love for vice president? She says no thanks

Utah Rep. Mia Love on the Republican presidential ticket with Donald Trump? The Washington Post says there's a chance. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride is July 15

The Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride will take place on the night of Friday, July 15. The annual family-friendly, noncompetitive bike ride starts at 10 p.m. at White Rock Bay and will be lit by the... Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Kaysville honors assistant fire chief's 44 years of service

After 44 years of service, Kaysville Assistant Fire Chief Michael Egginton is hanging up his helmet. Read more »

June 9, 2016

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Clinton man sent to prison for molesting neighborhood girls

A Clinton man was sentenced to prison Tuesday for sexually abusing four young girls from his neighborhood. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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Overstock founder gives another $250K to Jonathan Johnson's campaign for governor

Overstock.com founder and former CEO Patrick Byrne added another $250,000 Wednesday to Jonathan Johnson's campaign for governor, bringing his contribution total to at least $700,000. Read more »

June 8, 2016

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