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Man shot dead in Midvale; alleged shooter in custody

A man was shot to death Monday night in Midvale and the person who shot him was in custody, police said.

DEQ: Don't use water from Utah Lake, Jordan River or canals

Toxic blooms of algae in Jordan River and lower Little Cottonwood Creek have prompted state and local agencies to post warning signs and limit access to the Jordan River system. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Real Food Rising guides youths' labors from farm to table

From the finer points of organic gardening to preparing a multicourse meal from crops they have grown, teens in Utah Community Action's Real Food Rising youth development program master a farm to... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Court upholds reinstatement of West Valley lieutenant tied to embattled drug unit

A West Valley police lieutenant who was demoted following an investigation of the city's embattled Neighborhood Narcotics Unit and then reinstated in 2014 — only to have his reinstatement... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Inmate promises his next release will last more than 6 hours

A man convicted of manslaughter 13 years ago was recently sent back to prison only six hours after he was released on parole. But Michael Todd Barton believes with his next release, he won't be... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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New medical school will be Utah's second

Colorado-based Rocky Vista University will become Utah’s second medical school next summer when the school welcomes its first class of students to its new campus in Ivins, Washington County. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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7-year-old girl dies after being hit by car in Bluffdale

A 7-year-old girl died Saturday after being hit by a car in Bluffdale. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Refugees, Utah's newest pioneers, to be featured in Days of '47 Parade float

Pioneer Day will take on a fresh meaning this year as 12 refugee communities in Utah take part in the Days of '47 Parade in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, July 25. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Police identify woman killed in U.S. 6 crash

Police identified a woman who died after a crash on U.S. 6 Friday as Danyel Walton, 46, of West Valley City. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Utah Republicans heading to national convention unsure of Trump

Gov. Gary Herbert, one of the state's 40 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland that begins Monday, isn't sure what to expect from his party's presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Halloween haunts heat up at summer celebration

Halloween came early for hundreds who dressed up for the Halloween in Summer Festival on Saturday in Magna. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Woman escorting wide load vehicle dies in U.S. 6 collision

A driver who was escorting a vehicle with an oversized load died Friday after a head-on crash on U.S. 6 near Helper. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Group rallies at SLCC to protest recent police shootings

A group of about 20 people gathered at the edge of Salt Lake Community College's campus on Friday to protest recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota that have drawn national attention. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Fire that destroyed Parade of Homes house was arson, officials say

Investigators have determined fires that burned two homes earlier this week, including one that was to be included in the Salt Lake Parade of Homes, was the result of arson. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: U. Hospital first in the US to explore X-ray system's potential

Laurie Falk, left, and Morgan Sidwell demonstrate the new Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray System at University Hospital's radiology department in Salt Lake City on Friday. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Harsher murder charge filed in Taylorsville baby's death

Charges against a Taylorsville man accused of killing his girlfriend's 20-month-old son were elevated Thursday to murder. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Terrorism trepidation? Live life, but buckle your seat belt, experts say

When dozens die in a mass shooting in Orlando or when a truck plows into Bastille Day revelers in Nice, some may question whether they should go out in public anymore. Psychologists say continuing... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: 3-day genealogy event goes global

Emmalynn Kofford, 13, of the Rose Park North Stake, participates in what is being billed as the world's largest family history indexing event at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: Santa celebrates Christmas in July with kids at family shelter

Samuel Galeai, 4, smiles at Santa Claus as the Salt Lake Board of Realtors holds its annual Christmas in July event at the Road Home Midvale Center on Friday. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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4 Salt Lake businesses honored for setting high energy standards

The annual Mayor's Skyline Challenge Awards, launched in 2014, encourages building owners to improve their buildings' environmental impact by evaluating their energy use, setting goals and... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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UTA approves funding for Provo-Orem bus rapid transit system

The Utah Transit Authority board of trustees Friday approved the funding necessary to support the development of a Transportation Improvement Project in Utah County. UTA and UDOT are proposing to... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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State alleges Wayne County clerk manipulated primary to help her husband win

State election officials are suing to contest the results of the Wayne County Commission Republican primary last month, claiming the victor was illegally helped by his wife, who is also the... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Sandy boy with autism becomes a taekwondo world champion

Parents often want their kids to find hobbies that will help them be active and social. One 11-year-old Sandy boy is taking it to a whole new level. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Board of Regents approves 5 new graduate programs at UVU

The Utah State Board of Regents on Friday reviewed and approved plans for five new master’s degree programs at Utah Valley University. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Applications being taken justice court vacancy in South Jordan

Applications are being accepted for a justice court judge position in South Jordan. The position will replace Judge Clinton Balmforth, who will retire Jan. 2, 2017. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Stewart to host conference on ‘America’s Role in the World’ July 29

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, will host his annual conference, “America’s Role in the World,” on Friday, July 29, at the University of Utah’s Spencer Fox Eccles Business... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah journalists make new push for 2014 courthouse shooting video

Attorneys representing the Utah Headliners chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists on Thursday filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act seeking video of the 2014 shooting at... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Layton mom, grandma both charged with faking newborn's illness

Two Layton women have been charged with faking an illness for their newborn child and grandchild, causing the baby to undergo numerous invasive and painful tests and surgeries. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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'Serious health risks' from algae prompt closure of Utah Lake

Utah Lake has been shut down by health officials because of "serious health risks" posed by a "large, harmful algal bloom." Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Taylorsville house shot up; bullet narrowly misses 2-year-old

A 2-year-old girl missed being shot by inches early Friday after police say two men fired multiple bullets into a house while circling it. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah police gather at vigil to mourn fallen Dallas officers

Heads of several police agencies came together to read aloud the obituaries of the fallen officers, bow in prayer together and pay tribute to the officers who were gunned down in downtown Dallas on... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Attorney says recordings reveal sexist culture in S.L. fire department

As the Salt Lake Fire Department's first female battalion chief waits for the city to respond to claims that her bosses have sexually discriminated and retaliated against her, new city documents... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Former Utah House speaker to ask for recount after losing by 8 votes

Former Utah House Speaker Mel Brown plans to call for a recount after official results certified this week determined he was defeated in the Republican primary by eight votes. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Utah agrees not to enforce parts of political disclosure law

Utah won't enforce parts of a state law requiring nonprofits to report donors who give more than $750 to influence a campaign or votes. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Prosecutors abandon twice-dismissed case against ICE agent

Federal prosecutors are abandoning a case against a Utah Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of slamming a detainee's face into a concrete floor. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Change in Utah law is cleaning up the substance abuse treatment industry

A recently implemented Utah law is helping to clean up the substance abuse treatment industry, cutting down on questionable practices by some providers. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Photos: Blacksmiths forge new relationships at Fairpark conference

Aaron Bushey, of Tahoe City, California, heats metal in a forge at the Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America conference at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Feds ask judge to toss case saying NSA snooped during Salt Lake Olympics

The National Security Agency asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit from a former Salt Lake City mayor who says the agency conducted a mass warrantless surveillance program during the 2002... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Ex-FLDS members sue Warren Jeffs, Salt Lake law firm

A group of former FLDS Church members are suing imprisoned polygamous leader Warren Jeffs and a Salt Lake law firm, claiming the attorneys helped further his illegal activities such as marrying... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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U.S. officials meet with Utah man jailed in Venezuela.

A 24-year-old Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been allowed to meet with U.S. diplomats two weeks after he and his new bride were arrested on weapons charges, a United States official said Wednesday. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Photos: Utah O Games offers bragging rights, team-building

Kyle Koon, Seth Dickson, and Todd Westra play on a oversize foosball table Thursday during the third annual Utah O Games at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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FBI Utah office actively investigating home-grown terrorists, agent in charge says

The FBI office in Salt Lake City has active investigations into what the agency calls home-grown, violent terrorists, the special agent in charge said Thursday. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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UDOT to close S.R. 201 overnight beginning Friday

The Utah Department of Transportation is scheduled to close state Route 201 near the I-215 interchange Friday at 9 p.m., so crews can place new beams for temporary bridges on I-215. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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SLCC chosen as one of several national Black Lives Matter protests

Salt Lake Community College's Redwood Campus was identified as the site for a protest in conjunction with the Black Lives Matter movement by groups claiming to be affiliated with the global... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence could help Trump in Utah; will Huntsman also play a role?

Donald Trump's apparent choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate could help Utah voters warm up to the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee, a longtime pollster in the state said... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Charges: Sandy woman used chains on doors to keep elderly mother inside house

A woman manipulated her elderly mother's finances without permission and kept chains on doors to keep the woman from leaving the house, a criminal case filed Wednesday claims. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Utah Legislature continues to weigh end-of-life concerns

Utah lawmakers continued to grapple with the ethical and legal implications of so-called death with dignity legislation at a packed interim committee meeting on Wednesday. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Man, woman in custody following Salt Lake bomb scare

Two people were in custody Wednesday after an officer's search of a woman's purse revealed an object that looked like a possible explosive device, according to police. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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U. visit provides new experiences for Native American students

About 20 students in fifth through eighth grades in the Duchesne and Uintah school districts visited the University of Utah on Wednesday afternoon to explore the campus and participate in a... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Days of ’47 Rodeo ticket doubles as UTA bus, rail fare

The Days of ‘47 Rodeo is coming to the Vivint Arena July 19-23, and a rodeo ticket will double as Utah Transit Authority bus and rail fare all day on the date printed on the ticket. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Keeping teachers in the classroom may bring a 'K-20 conversation'

In the midst of an intensifying teacher shortage, Utah lawmakers and education leaders are looking for ways to improve collaboration between K-12 and higher education when it comes to preparing new... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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