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Visiting minister urges unity among Christians

The Rev. John Jenkins of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Maryland visited local leaders.

Police find two handicapped adults in 'deplorable' conditions, caretaker intoxicated

A woman was arrested Wednesday night after police say they found her drunk while the two handicapped adults she was supposed to be caring for sat in squalor. Read more »

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Utah mourners for Pakistani children killed in Taliban attack say 'enough is enough'

Mourners lit candles and offered prayers for 132 children and nine adults killed in a Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan. Read more »

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Visiting minister urges unity among Christians

The Rev. John Jenkins of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Maryland visited local evangelical leaders to encourage them in their work of unity among Christian churches. Read more »

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Audit: Utah still relies heavily on federal money

Utah is a little less dependent on federal money than it was at the peak of the recession, but money from Washington, D.C., is still the state's largest revenue source, according to an audit... Read more »

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Utah tops the nation in voluntarism, nine years running

For the ninth consecutive year, Utah ranks top nationwide in voluntarism, according to the most recent Volunteering and Civic Life in America report. The report, based on census day, says 45.3... Read more »

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Dispatchers answer man's repeated 911 calls with music to his ears

A man who was tying up emergency lines with thousands of 911 hang-up calls got a surprise gift Wednesday from those once-frustrated dispatchers. Read more »

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Photos: West Valley police, volunteers wrap gifts for low-income kids

The West Valley City Police Department's Giving Tree program will provide gifts for 164 children from 53 low-income verified West Valley City families. Read more »

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Majority of Utahns oppose moving state prison, new poll shows

While a new poll shows majority of Utahns want the state prison to stay at Point of the Mountain, the Prison Relocation Commission says new possible sites that are worth looking at came up this week. Read more »

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Man charged with murder in fatal DUI crash will stand trial

A man charged with murder after police say he deliberately ran a red light and crashed into oncoming traffic has been ordered to stand trial. Read more »

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Share light with others, governor says at Hanukkah event

Rabbi Benny Zippel, of the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, joined Gov. Gary Herbert and other dignitaries for a menorah lighting ceremony Tuesday at the Capitol. Read more »

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3-year-old taken in stolen car returned safely to family

A 3-year-old girl taken in a stolen vehicle was found safe after a short search Tuesday night. Read more »

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Utah House GOP ready to tackle Medicaid policy, gas tax

Utah House Republicans emerged from an all-day closed caucus Tuesday with the political will to confront some of the state's biggest issues, Speaker-elect Greg Hughes said. Read more »

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S.L. County Council mulls ordinance to regulate reiki massage businesses

Reiki massage businesses in unincorporated Salt Lake County would be regulated under a zoning ordinance that limits hours of operation, standards of client and employee dress, and other requirements. Read more »

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Top educators consider 'game changers' for college graduation

Utah students are taking longer to graduate from college than their peers nationwide. This can mean more student debt, a higher likelihood of dropping out, and long-term economic hardship to... Read more »

yesterday

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Broken pipe floods three floors of D.A.'s Salt Lake offices

Describing it as "a significant event," Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said flooding resulting from a broken pipe at his downtown offices may displace attorneys, clerical staff and... Read more »

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Poll: Utah residents crave local agriculture

A new poll by Envision Utah that shows more and more Utah residents want access to high-quality, locally grown fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products, but they worry about farms and ranches... Read more »

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Rare live liver transplant from daughter gives mother new life

Intermountain Medical Center completed a rare live adult-to-adult liver donation in November. Read more »

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'Why would they do this?' Kearns woman who found baby in trash asks in 911 call

A copy of the 911 call made by the neighbor who discovered a baby in a Kearns trash can in August was released Tuesday. Read more »

yesterday

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Plan to relocate prison to Salt Lake City 'too much for our community,' councilman says

Salt Lake City already hosts all female state prison parolees, sex offenders leaving prison and federal parolees, said Salt Lake City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa. Adding a state prison would be "too... Read more »

yesterday

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Teen critically injured in auto-pedestrian accident

A 15-year-old boy was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle near Kearns High School Tuesday morning. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Murray motorcycle officer injured in crash

A motorcycle officer from the Murray Police Department is recovering after he was hit by a car Monday. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Prison relocation sites down to four as West Jordan property pulled by owners

One of the five remaining sites proposed for relocating the Utah State Prison dropped off the list to jubilant cheers Monday night as property owners of a site being looked at in West Jordan pulled... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Overview of the Deseret News water series: A look at water challenges in Utah

In a multi-part series examining the state of water in Utah, reporter Amy Joi O'Donoghue looks at issues like pipeline construction, restrictions on water, water rights and development and the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Riverton hosting birthday celebration

Riverton is celebrating its 150th birthday this year and invites residents and friends to join in the occasion. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Sandy City Council director retiring

Phil Glenn, Sandy's City Council director, is retiring after 29 years of service. Glenn started his career with the City Council in 1985. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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