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Arches Health Plan shutdown leaves $33 million in unpaid claims

With $17.8 million in the bank and about $33 million in liabilities, officials say they are doing the best they can.

31-year-old man drowns at Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman

A 31-year-old Kearns man drowned Saturday afternoon at Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman, police said. Read more »

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'Warriors Over the Wasatch' on track to exceed 600,000 attendance (+photos)

An estimated 300,000 Utahns packed parking lots blocks away and stood in massive lines to see Saturday's "Warriors Over the Wasatch" air show Saturday, one of Utah's largest events. Read more »

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Arches Health Plan shutdown leaves $33 million in unpaid claims

With $17.8 million in the bank and about $33 million in liabilities, officials with the Utah Department of Insurance say they are doing the best they can to pay off Arches' outstanding claims. Read more »

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Shurtleff files motion to dismiss case

Saying he already has faced numerous unfair delays and that his due process has been violated, former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff filed a motion Friday to have his case dismissed. Read more »

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U. stadium gets bigger scoreboard, better sound system

Anyone driving on 500 South by Rice-Eccles Stadium has probably seen it: a new giant video scoreboard. But it’s not just a big video screen. It’s also a brand new sound system that... Read more »

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Love won't go to GOP national convention

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, won't attend the Republican National Convention despite being elected a delegate. Read more »

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Fire destroys Millcreek home after downed power lines hamper crews' efforts

A fire destroyed a Millcreek home late Friday afternoon, the Unified Fire Authority reported. Read more »

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Will 'Brexit' vote help Trump in Utah?

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said during a brief congressional trip to London last week that the level of support for the referendum on Britain's exit from the European Union was palpable. Read more »

yesterday

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NFL players with Utah ties visit kids at Primary Children's Hospital

NFL players visited kids at Primary Children's Hospital Friday morning. Each of the players who came was raised in Utah or had played for a Utah university. The event was sponsored by the Don... Read more »

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Utah Arts Festival expects 90,000 visitors for its 40th year

The Utah Arts Festival, marking its 40th year, is one of only 11 festivals in the country consecutively running since 1976. It runs downtown through Sunday. Read more »

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Judge to decide in 3 months whether uncle, niece will face murder trial

A decision on whether an uncle and niece will stand trial on charges stemming from a 2004 killing won't be made until September. Read more »

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Arm in arm: Twin sisters build robotic prosthetic arm for national competition

Twin 14-year-old sisters built a robotic prosthetic arm for the national Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement competition held at Weber State University this week. Jasmine and Karina... Read more »

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Utah gets high marks for child well-being, falls behind in health care

Utah again ranks among the top 10 states for overall child well-being, according to an annual report by the Annie E. Case Foundation published this week. Read more »

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Primary Children's Hospital chaplains laugh, cry and pray with families

They listen, laugh, cry and pray with kids and their parents who are suffering. From Catholic Mass to LDS Sacrament Meeting, Primary Children's Hospital chaplain services provide emotional support... Read more »

yesterday

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Trial ordered for politician accused of impersonating LDS general authority

A former Utah County commissioner was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges that he bilked investors for millions after impersonating an LDS Church general authority to assure the development... Read more »

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Photos: United Way volunteers spring into action

Volunteers do landscaping work during the United Way Day of Action at Hillcrest High School in Midvale on Friday. Read more »

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Draper man charged with murdering Utah woman in Wyoming motel

An 18-year-old Draper man was charged Friday in Wyoming with stabbing one Utah woman to death and injuring a second in a Rock Springs motel. Read more »

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Delta pilots picket for better pay in wake of record airline profits

On Friday, off-duty Delta Air Line pilots conducted informational picketing at eight Delta bases nationwide, including Salt Lake City, to raise awareness about ongoing labor talks between Delta... Read more »

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Utah GOP brings up father's bank scandal in son's race

Democratic congressional candidate Doug Owens is criticizing a Utah Republican Party email highlighting the involvement of his father, the late Rep. Wayne Owens, in the 1992 U.S. House bank scandal. Read more »

yesterday

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Investigation: Murray officer justified in firing 7 shots at gunman

A Murray police officer involved in a shootout with a man who had broken into his ex-girlfriend's house in February was legally justified in firing at the man, the Salt Lake County District... Read more »

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Utah jobless rate rises for second month in a row

Utah's unemployment rate has climbed for the second month in a row. Read more »

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Midvale proposing property tax hike

Midvale is proposing a property tax increase for the first time since 2010. Read more »

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Prison inmate dies days after found unresponsive in cell

A Utah State Prison inmate found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday died Friday due to his injuries, according to prison officials. Read more »

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Feud between 2 Salt Lake police officers sparks civil lawsuit

A bad falling out that led to a confrontation between two off-duty Salt Lake police officers and at least one being disciplined by the department has now culminated in a civil lawsuit. Read more »

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West Jordan announces road closures for 4th of July parade

West Jordan officials are warning several roads will be closed on July 4 to accommodate the Fourth of July Parade. Read more »

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UTA offers summer safety tips

It’s officially summer, and with everyone spending more time outdoors, it’s the Utah Transit Authority is reminding Utahns the only safe place to cross UTA tracks is at a designated... Read more »

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W.V. neighborhood watch meeting set for July 13

West Valley City’s next Watch Wednesday meeting will be held on July 13, 6-8 p.m., at the West Valley City Hall Multipurpose Room, 3600 S. Constitution Blvd. Read more »

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Man suspected in 20 robberies says drug addiction fueled his spree, police say

Mathew Kuepper says the last few weeks have been a "blur" due to his drug addiction, according to a police report. Read more »

yesterday

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Man sent to prison for firing 19 bullets into sleeping baby's room

Despite making impressive strides in jail and promises he would never return to gang life, a judge on Friday said the young man's crimes were so heinous he had to send him to prison. Read more »

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Police: Draper man stabs, kills South Jordan woman in Wyoming hotel

A Draper man stabbed two women in a Wyoming hotel early Thursday, killing one of them and injuring the other, police said. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Man in critical condition after being thrown from motorcycle in Taylorsville crash

A Sandy man was critically injured Thursday after colliding with a car in an intersection and being thrown from his motorcycle. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Fight Like Girls group helps women battle life's attackers

After surviving an attack in her own home, Bre Lasley started a organization to encourage women to Fight Like Girls. The organization hosted an introduction night Thursday, with Lasley and... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Millcreek mayor hopeful diagnosed with aggressive tumor days before primary

Fred Healey, one of Millcreek's mayoral candidates, has announced that his health has taken a hard turn, complicating his political prospects, and even prompting him to endorse one of his opponents... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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'Too big, too fast': West Valley home destroyed by fire

A fire destroyed a West Valley home on Thursday afternoon, fire authorities said. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Director calls DEA raid of his treatment center 'an abuse of power'

The Utah Department of Human Services has issued an order to the Sherwood Hills Recovery Resort to cease operations in 10 days. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Photos: Utah Arts Festival celebrates 40th anniversary

Kayla Bradley, 8, left, looks at her face after getting it painted at the 40th annual Utah Arts Festival at Salt Lake City's Library and Washington squares on Thursday. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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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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Police arrest married couple allegedly responsible for at least 25 robberies

Police have arrested a husband and wife they say are responsible for at least 25 robberies, at least four of them occurring since Tuesday. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Immigration ruling called hurtful, a necessary check on executive powers

The Supreme Court’s ruling halting Obama administration programs intended to protect unauthorized immigrants from deportation was hurtful and disappointing, advocates say, but GOP elected... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Jury finds Murray man guilty of beating girlfriend to death

A jury ruled Thursday that a Murray man is guilty of murdering his girlfriend, who died of traumatic head injuries after she showed up at a neighbor's home covered in bruises and asking for help. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson rolls out plans for first 100 days in office

Republican candidate for governor Jonathan Johnson, Gov. Gary Herbert's challenger in Tuesday's primary election, rolled out his plans for his first 100 days in office and said the race is still up... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah militia leader tried to blow up BLM building, feds say

A 57-year-old Stockton man, described by prosecutors as the "commander of a citizen militia group," was federally indicted Thursday after allegedly trying to blow up a Bureau of Land Management... 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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8 Utahns given Bronze Minuteman Awards

The Utah National Guard honored eight individuals on June 16 during its annual Bronze Minuteman Awards dinner, sponsored by the honorary Colonels Corps of Utah. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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DWR offers tips on keeping rattlesnakes at bay

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has a list of suggestions about what to do if you encounter a rattlesnake. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah is youngest state in country but growing in diversity

Utah remains the youngest state in the country, with a median age of 30.7, compared with the U.S. median age of 37.8. Utah and Cache counties are among the 10 youngest counties in the nation, with... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Rio Grande neighborhood 'more unsafe than it's ever been'

Conditions in the Rio Grande neighborhood are reaching a crisis point, a longtime advocate for Utah's poor told members of the Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission on Wednesday. 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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Documents: Former teacher says he used to trade grades for sex

A 43-year-old Provo man arrested and charged for allegedly trying to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex, claims he used to trade grades for sex with students when he was a teacher, according to court... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Nearly 70 percent of Utahns say Donald Trump doesn't have 'proper temperament' to be president

Nearly 70 percent of Utah voters believe Donald Trump doesn't have "the proper temperament" to be president, and most also think the GOP's presumptive nominee is less qualified than Democrat... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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