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Truck driver awarded for driving 2 million miles accident free

Kevin Otteson was awarded Friday for driving his semitrailer over 2 million miles, completely accident free.

Seniors visit police stations to show support, share candy with officers

A group of senior citizens stormed police stations in Millcreek and Holladay on Friday afternoon armed with walkers, smiles and bags of candy to give to police officers. Read more »

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Single family homes sales down in Salt Lake County, condo sales up

The Salt Lake Board of Realtors Friday reported a drop in the number of single-family homes sold in Salt Lake County in the second quarter of 2016, while sales of condominiums showed a double-digit... Read more »

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State now focused on single site near airport for new prison

The state has narrowed its search for the specific location of a new Utah State Prison to a single site within some 4,000 acres west of Salt Lake City International Airport already identified for... Read more »

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UDOT using hydro technology in highway bridge project

The Utah Department of Transportation is using an innovative system of high-pressure water jets to refurbish bridge decks on the I-215 project. This is one of the first times UDOT has used the... Read more »

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Former day care worker charged with child sex abuse

A former day care worker has been charged with abusing a 5-year-old boy at the facility. Read more »

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Man ordered to stand trial on charges of shooting fleeing intruder

A man accused of shooting a stranger suspected of intruding in his mother-in-law's vacant home was ordered this week to stand trial on firearms charges. Read more »

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Group calls for resignation of West Jordan councilman

The group Alliance for a Better Utah on Friday called on West Jordan City Councilman Jeff Haaga to resign and started an online petition with the same goal. Read more »

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ACLU says feds must get warrant to access drug database

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is pushing back against the Drug Enforcement Administration in a lawsuit over whether investigators should have access to the state's prescription drug... Read more »

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Truck driver awarded for driving 2 million miles accident free

Kevin Otteson was awarded Friday for driving his semitrailer over 2 million miles, completely accident free. Read more »

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Cyclist injured in collision with car in Millcreek

A 74-year-old bicyclist was taken to a local hospital in critical condition Friday after crashing into a car in Millcreek. Read more »

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Man charged with gunning down teen siblings over T-shirt appears in court

The man charged with gunning down teenage siblings in an argument over a T-shirt made his initial appearance in court Friday. Read more »

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Judge sends Jeremy Johnson to prison for more than 11 years

A once wealthy internet marketer who lit the fuse on one of Utah's most explosive political scandals, who lost everything and who still faces a federal complaints, will have a lot of time to think... Read more »

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Jennifer Napier-Pearce named editor of Salt Lake Tribune

Jennifer Napier-Pearce will be replacing Terry Orme as editor of the Salt Lake Tribune, the newspaper's leadership announced Friday. Read more »

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Midvale woman dies in I-15 crash

A Midvale woman was killed in a crash on I-15 during the morning commute Friday. Read more »

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Experts say space junk burning through atmosphere happens frequently

A display in the sky late Wednesday night caught thousands of people off guard, but the event was actually expected. Read more »

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Police: Man found dead in West Jordan was shot 'several times' days before being spotted

A Colorado man who was found dead in a West Jordan yard had been shot and killed "a couple of days" before his body was discovered, police said Thursday. Read more »

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Shurtleff exonerated, but questions and large debts still remain

Corruption charges against former Mark Shurtleff have been dismissed, but he still faces shattered public trust and reputation, questions about the fate of his successor and former co-defendant,... Read more »

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Utah Lake reopens for boating; advisory against swimming, water sports continues

Authorities reopened Utah Lake for boating Thursday after tests showed diminishing levels of blue-green algae in the water. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is still advising against... Read more »

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Despite 'many signs of being intoxicated,' W. Jordan councilman avoids DUI charge (+video)

Controversial West Jordan City Councilman Jeff Haaga has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly backing into a parked car. "We were this close to arresting you for DUI,"... Read more »

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Critically ill children paint 'Hearts of Hope' at Primary Children's Hospital

Critically ill children at Primary Children's Hospital were visited Thursday by international artist Luis Sottil as part of his Hearts of Hope project. Read more »

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UDOT planning I-215 project closures

Drivers on Salt Lake County’s belt route will have some major inconveniences to contend with for the next several weeks. The Utah Department of Transportation has scheduled closures on two... Read more »

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Utah communities are working to stop alcohol sales to minors

Police say more local businesses are failing compliance checks for underage alcohol sales this year than in years past. Read more »

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Utah Supreme Court upholds murder conviction in 3-decade-old case

The Utah Supreme Court has affirmed the murder conviction of the man convicted of killing gas station attendant Lee Perry 32 years ago. Read more »

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Sanders urges Utah and other delegations to defeat Trump and elect Clinton

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was cheered Thursday by delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia from Utah and five other states when he urged them to defeat Donald Trump and... Read more »

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Layton woman, 18, killed in Butterfield Canyon crash

An 18-year-old woman was killed and two teenagers injured Thursday when their car went off a steep canyon road. Read more »

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Man who murdered girlfriend when 14 will serve at least 18 years in prison

A boy who was 14 when he murdered his 15-year-old girlfriend and dumped her body in the Jordan River won't get his first chance at parole until he's 37. Read more »

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Herriman picks new parks director

Wendy Thomas was named as the Herriman's director of parks, events and recreation Wednesday. Read more »

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Experts: Lights streaking across Utah's night sky were space junk

Numerous Utahns reported seeing lights streak across the state's night sky Wednesday. Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Photos: Residents look to stay cool as forecast predicts blistering temperatures in northern Utah

Residents found different ways to stay cool as Salt Lake City's high temperature reached 101 degrees Wednesday. Read more »

July 27, 2016

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San Juan County residents say 'doodah' to national monument

Hundreds of San Juan County residents loudly shouted "doodah" to a proposed Bears Ears National Monument during a raucous hearing Wednesday on the heated controversy that has reached fever pitch. Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Utah Democrat: Kaine 'kind of person we want' as vice president

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is "kind of person we want" as vice president, his longtime friend, state Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek, the Utah Democratic National Committeewoman, said Wednesday. Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Judge grants state's motion to dismiss corruption charges against Mark Shurtleff

A judge Wednesday granted a motion by prosecutors to dismiss corruption charges filed against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Groups challenge state decision to permit new coal-related facility in Wellington

Western Resource Advocates and the Sierra Club filed a challenge Tuesday with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality over its approval of a permit for Revolution Fuels near Wellington. The... Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Temperatures are hot, but algal bloom appears to be waning

Harmful blue green algae at Utah Lake, the Jordan River and an associated network of more than a half dozen canals appears to be abating, but health and water quality officials remain on alert due... Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Man who shot and killed son, himself, had domestic violence history

A man who police say shot and killed his 8-year-old son before fatally shooting himself had a history of domestic violence, substance abuse and possible mental health issues, according to court... Read more »

July 27, 2016

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7 escape Taylorsville house fire uninjured

Seven people were able to escape injury Wednesday when fire ripped through their house. Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Two teens injured, one critically, after being hit in Taylorsville intersection

Two teenage girls were injured, one of them critically, after being struck by a car in a Taylorsville intersection Tuesday night. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Planned Parenthood 'CTR' campaign draws ire

Planned Parenthood Association of Utah's use of a common Mormon motto has drawn the ire of some who find the design offensive. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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New rule sparks debate over teacher preparation, hiring process

A new rule adopted by the State School Board that would allow schools to hire people with professional expertise but who may not have teaching experience sparked debate among teachers,... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Salt Lake man shoots 8-year-old boy, then himself in murder-suicide, police say

Police say a Salt Lake man shot an 8-year-old boy and then himself in a murder-suicide Tuesday inside a Capitol Hill apartment. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Latino youths gain leadership experience at camp

Latinos in Action student leaders attended a leadership training boot camp Monday and Tuesday at Camp Tracy in Millcreek Canyon. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Deseret News, KSL want court records in case of slain restaurateur unsealed

Whether a dead person has a right to privacy is at issue in the case of a prominent Salt Lake restaurateur who was allegedly murdered by his husband. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Man who killed clerk in argument over cigarettes sent to prison

Family members of Jamie Blalack described a man that many of them were just getting to know Tuesday as the man who shot and killed him almost two years ago was sentenced to prison. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Prominent Utah defense attorney feared dead after falling down Norway waterfall

A prominent Utah defense attorney is feared dead after slipping and falling down a waterfall in Norway. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Utah Democrats see opportunity in frustration over Clinton, Trump

Utahns at this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia see opportunity in the lack of enthusiasm both Democrats and Republicans in the state feel toward their parties' presidential... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Warrant: Boyfriend in Santa Clara kidnapping said he'd 'fix' custody battle

A man charged with kidnapping a Santa Clara man who has not been seen in a month, claimed he would "fix" an ongoing child custody battle involving the man, court documents state. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Parole hearing set in 4 years for mom in son's potty-training death

Jasmine Bridgeman, 24, of Layton, will serve at least four years in prison. She was convicted of lying to police after her boyfriend allegedly beat her 2-year-old son to death over potty training... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Man shot in crowded Liberty Park during fireworks show

Salt Lake police described it as a "chaotic" scene after a man was shot in a crowded Liberty Park during Monday night's Pioneer Day fireworks show. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Midvale killing may be case of self-defense, police say

Police say a fatal shooting Monday in Midvale may have been a case of self-defense. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Pregnant woman killed in collision with FrontRunner train

A pregnant woman was killed Monday night when the car she was a passenger in was hit by a FrontRunner train. Her unborn baby girl was delivered and survived but was listed in very critical... Read more »

July 26, 2016

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