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U. tailgating carries tradition of family and friendship

Christiana Pignanelli just started her first semester at the U of U, but she's been on campus for years.

Photos: Intense lightning show strikes over Salt Lake Valley

Rain and lightning over Herriman Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Salt Lake City emerging as go-to destination for geeks

The list of celebrity guests who appeared at one of the first two Salt Lake Comic Con events and are now anxious to return is growing as Utah's capital city becomes an increasingly popular nerd... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Man arrested hours after allegedly fleeing police in high-speed chase

A man who allegedly escaped officers following a high-speed chase Sunday morning was arrested that evening. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Sandy woman killed in motorcycle-vehicle collision

A Sandy woman was killed late Saturday when a motorcycle she was riding on collided with two vehicles that had just been involved in a separate accident in Kearns. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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New Greek Orthodox parish formed in Salt Lake Valley

A group of more than 100 people voted Saturday to create the Greek Orthodox Mission Parish in Salt Lake County. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Colorful collective: Color Run 5K brightens Salt Lake City (+photos)

The Color Run came to downtown Salt Lake City, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The event started in Utah in 2011 and has expanded to more than 170 events in over 30 countries. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Transit, health care discussions dominate poverty summit

Dual challenges of affordable health care and the accessibility and pricing of public transit were major topics of discussion Saturday at an annual poverty summit in Salt Lake dissecting the... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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3 Mormon missionaries die in 2 separate incidents

Three LDS missionaries, including two from Utah, died continents apart this weekend. Sister Nancy Vea, of West Jordan, died Saturday and two elders from Springville and Taiwan died in their apartment. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Police arrest 3 in Magna double stabbing

Two men were hospitalized with stab wounds late Friday following an altercation at a Magna home. On Saturday, Unified police arrested two 23-year-old men and a 16-year-girl in connection with the... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Water levels in Great Salt Lake approach record low

Water levels in the Great Salt Lake are approaching the lowest they've been in recorded history. Receding shorelines present multiple challenges to humans and wildlife, but experts say recovery is... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Salt Lake police arrest man suspected in robbery, kidnapping

A man who allegedly jumped in another man's car and forced him to drive to an ATM to withdraw cash was arrested early Friday. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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State School Board confirms interim superintendent amid concerns of conflict

The State School Board ratified the appointment of Joel Coleman as interim state superintendent of public instruction despite concerns that a pending lawsuit filed by Coleman's wife presents a... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Odyssey Elementary opens doors for open-concept learning and innovative play

Awed parents and excited children flooded the new Odyssey Elementary School on Thursday, taking in the building's colorful, open-concept elementary at back-to-school night. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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The art of improv: Creating something funny out of nothing

Although improv comedy may seem completely random from an outside perspective, two local improv venues, Provo's Comedy Sportz and Salt Lake City's Off Broadway Theatre, share the art behind... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Family seeks change as poisoned tea investigation continues

Family members of a woman who was severely injured from a toxic mixture of ice tea and cleaning solution say they're not mad at the restaurant, but they want change. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Man arrested in burglary a week after pleading guilty in drug case

A man who pleaded guilty a week ago to felony drug possession was arrested again Wednesday after residents spotted him allegedly trying to burglarize a car their neighborhood. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Tips lead police to arrest of public enemy No. 1

Hours after the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit released the name and photo of its newest Public Enemy No. 1, a member of a violent prison gang who recently escaped from a federal halfway house was... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Murder trial ordered in death of man pulled from car on date

A man accused of opening the door of a parked car and attacking a Chicago man who was on a date was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for murder. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Driver who hit, killed judge gets fine, probation

A 79-year-old driver who hit and killed a 3rd District Court judge after allegedly becoming distracted by looking at fall colors and driving into oncoming traffic, quietly settled his case a few... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Provo company creates program that filters online content

People don't have to go to a theater anymore. They can stream movies right into their homes. A Utah Country company has found an opportunity to help viewers who want to make sure the scenes they... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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American Fork police post patrol enforcement locations on social media

The American Fork Police Department is posting on Facebook and Twitter where its officers will be running enforcement. They say if it gets people to slow down, then it's a success. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Salt Lake County vacancy rate lowest in 13 years

Demand for apartments in Salt Lake County is at a decadelong high, according to a new report. The overall valleywide vacancy rate for residential rental housing registered at 3 percent — the... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Fallen hiker had passion for the outdoors, family says

The family of a man who fell to his death in Little Cottonwood Canyon says he was an experienced hiker whose love for the outdoors only grew after he moved to Utah. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Purple walls shed new light of happiness at homeless shelter

In a labor of love, about 130 University of Utah students spent Wednesday painting and cleaning The Road Home's winter overflow shelter. The shelter is an emergency home for homeless families... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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West Jordan, Murray residents search for answers after flooding

Several residents in West Jordan and Murray are looking to city officials for answers after their homes flooded during an overnight storm, Wednesday. Officials in both cities say they are doing all... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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