Salt Lake County

Pilot who landed in Vernal with 180 pounds of pot sentenced to probation

An Idaho pilot caught at a Utah airport with 180 pounds on marijuana in his small plane has been sentenced.

Teen drivers hike Utah car insurance 89 percent, report says

Car insurance costs 89 percent more after Utah couples add a teen driver to their policy, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com report. That’s tied for the 15th-highest increase in the country. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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South Jordan councilman wants school district split on ballot, no matter what mayors say

City leaders in South Jordan and West Jordan have until Aug. 5 to decide whether to ask voters if their cities should split from the Jordan School District. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Health centers, clinics in Utah contribute more than healthy communities

Community health centers stimulate economic growth in Utah communities, according to a recent economic impact analysis. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Teens from Northern Ireland learn leadership, peacemaking in Salt Lake City

Protestant and Catholic youths from the Ulster Project are wrapping up their time in Utah. They have spent July participating in activities with Salt Lake host teens who help them learn leadership... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Investigation continues into death of 10 horses in Magna

The bodies of 10 horses that died in a large field in Magna have been sent for examinations as the investigation into their death continues. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Utah unemployment rate second lowest in U.S., report says

Utah is tied for the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, as the state’s jobless rate dropped to 3.5 percent. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate registered at 6.1 percent. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Unaccompanied children from Central America head 'north' as a matter of survival, local advocates say

Legislation introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, intended to stop the surge of children and families from Central America entering the United States illegally may place them at greater risk,... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Luz Robles rallies volunteers in 2nd District congressional race

State Sen. Luz Robles, the Salt Lake Democrat challenging 2nd District Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, rallied some 40 volunteers gathered at Warm Springs Park on Saturday morning before sending them... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Number of human-caused fires 'above average' this year, officials say

State wildfire officials have implemented fire restrictions in several counties in light of dry conditions and human behaviors, such as igniting fireworks, that increasingly lead to wildfire. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Guest artist Fontana tells stories through song at Tabernacle Choir concert

The annual Pioneer Day Concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square features guest artist Santino Fontana and has its concluding performance tonight at the Conference... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Race on I-215 ends in fiery crash

A race between two cars on I-215 ended in a fiery crash Friday night. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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New helicopter can support baby boom across Intermountain West

The University Hospital AirMed fleet has six helicopters, one of which can now transports high-risk pregnant patients and prenatal babies. Sandie Boardman broke in the new helicopter in November... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Youth Pioneer Production honors modern-day pioneer

Utah Pioneer Days and the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund will be honoring a modern-day pioneer during the Youth Pioneer Production. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Owens has new campaign manager, Love raising more money in 4th District race

Democrat Doug Owens, already lagging behind Republican Mia Love in raising money for the 4th District congressional race, now has a new campaign manager. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Grass fire sparked by train, investigators say

Investigators say sparks from an eastbound train sparked a grass fire near Redwood Road on Friday afternoon. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Man pleads guilty to reduced charges in gang-related murder

A man charged with shooting a rival gang member outside a convenience store last year pleaded guilty to manslaughter Friday. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Future of Draper Park School building uncertain

The Draper Park School was built in 1912, and the building has been vacant for several years. The Draper City Council is looking of at the possibility of demolishing it, but some residents... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Project aims to improve wireless service in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Crown Castle, along with the Utah Department of Transportation, will install a distributed antenna system network on state Route 210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon to improve wireless, cellular and... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Fleeing car crashes into West Valley house

Two people were arrested and police were searching for two others Friday after their vehicle crashed into a house in West Valley City early Friday. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Woman found dead in Salt Lake hotel was murdered, police say

Salt Lake police detectives are now calling the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found in a hotel room a homicide. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Local music lovers go 'Bearfoot' for festival

Local music lovers reveled at the Bearfoot Fest outdoor music festival on Thursday. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Utah Fraternal Order of Police files complaint against D.A. Sim Gill

The Utah Fraternal Order of Police has filed a complaint alleging media appearances by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill have tainted a potential jury pool in the manslaughter case... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Amber Alert: Woman may be headed to Utah with kidnapped baby

Police in Oklahoma have issued an Amber Alert warning that a woman accused of kidnapping her great-niece may be headed to Salt Lake City. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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State School Board postpones decision on NCLB waiver

The State School Board postponed a decision Thursday on whether to request an extended waiver from the requirements of No Child Left Behind. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Gov. says Utah will comply with law if Sotomayor doesn't grant stay

The governor's office says the state will comply with the law if the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't stay a lower court ruling calling for recognition of same-sex marriages performed in Utah. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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