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'Grandparent' scammers active despite repeated warnings from feds

The FBI and consumer watchdogs have issued repeated warnings about the "grandparent scam."

Photos: Bountiful Handcart Parade celebrates pioneer spirit

Thousands turn out for the Bountiful Handcart Parade on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Z'Tejas closing after 13 years at The Gateway

One of the original restaurants at The Gateway will serve its last meal in Salt Lake City early next month. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill announced Tuesday it will be closing its Utah location... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Salt Lake County to donate recycling bins for special events

Salt Lake County’s recycling office is able to loan recycle bins for community events for free. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Step right up: Salt Lake police hope trapeze will curb crime

Utah Flying Trapeze has moved into Pioneer Park. Officials hope the presence of legitimate activities will help reduce crime in the area. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Renewable energy advocates decry proposed surcharge for solar panels

Advocates for renewable energy gathered at Congregation Kol Ami Wednesday to urge the Utah Public Service Commission not to approve a $4.65 monthly surcharge that Rocky Mountain Power has proposed... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Charges: 2 robbed teen girl, deaf uncle at gunpoint

Two people who allegedly took an iPhone from a 15-year-old girl and her deaf uncle at gunpoint were charged Wednesday. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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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 ordered to spend more than four years on federal probation and pay a $25,000 fine. Read more »

July 23, 2014

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'No trespassing' sign may not stop officers from entering yard

The fatal shooting of a dog in a backyard last month prompted a Salt Lake County man to create and sell “no trespassing” signs, but legal experts say those signs may not stop officers... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Conflicting court rulings may slow Medicaid expansion decision in Utah

Legislative action on Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion could be pushed back until next year as a result of conflicting appeals court rulings on the Affordable Care Act... Read more »

July 23, 2014

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Utah State Fairpark and Real Salt Lake team up on proposed soccer stadium

Utah State Fairpark officials are considering a proposal from Real Salt Lake to build a minor league soccer stadium on the fairgrounds. A new convention building and upgraded rodeo grounds would... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Negotiators defuse standoff with armed, suicidal woman in North Salt Lake

A standoff between police and a woman ended peacefully Tuesday after a shot was fired at a North Salt Lake apartment complex Tuesday. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Crews continue to battle lightning fires as new blazes burn

Fire crews continued to fight fires caused by lightning across the state early this week as new fires erupted Tuesday. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Herbert among 6 governors raising concerns over Obama's handling of 'border crisis'

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is among six Republican governors who expressed concerns in a letter to President Barack Obama over the administration's handling of thousands of unaccompanied minors from... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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West Nile activity discovered in four Utah counties

West Nile activity has been found in four Utah counties. The Utah Department of Health is warning residents to take precautions. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Parks visitors spent $596M in Utah last year

A new report by the National Park Service and U.S. Geological Survey details that 273 million visitors spent $14.6 billion in 2013. In Utah, national parks and monuments hosted 9 million visitors... Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Jury awards $2.4M in death of kayakers in 2010

The family of two kayakers who were killed in an accident on the Jordan River have been awarded more than $2 million in damages in the deaths of their loved ones by a jury. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Lawmakers schooled on classroom technology

Members of the Education Task Force participated in demonstrations by Utah teachers on the application of classroom technology in science, math, English and social studies coursework. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Two charged in South Salt Lake shooting death

Two men arrested in connection with the gang-related shooting death of a man in late June have now been charged with the crime. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Cottonwood Heights home destroyed after boy starts fire

A juvenile playing with a lighter was believed to have started a two-alarm fire that destroyed a Cottonwood Heights home Tuesday. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Man ordered to prison for role in fatal 2011 Provo shooting

The second of three men charged in the 2011 shooting death of a Provo man has been ordered to prison. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Embattled doctor surrenders Utah medical license

A doctor who was stripped of his license to prescribe controlled substances by state regulators earlier this month has surrendered his Utah medical license. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Float party gives thousands a sneak peek of Thursday's big parade

More than 16,000 people came to the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy Monday to see 30 of the 50 Days of '47 Parade floats, three days in advance of the big parade Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Company plans to hire up to 1,000 new employees in Salt Lake City

CustomerContactChannels, a global provider of customer contact strategies and solutions, is announcing plans to grow its Salt Lake City operations. The company plans to hire as many as 1,000 new... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Judge to hear motion to dismiss lawsuit filed against Tribune, Deseret News

A federal judge will hear arguments on whether to throw out a lawsuit filed against the Deseret News and the owners of the Salt Lake Tribune by a group critical of the papers' joint operating... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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New solar energy project at Utah Olympic Oval will save $$$

A new solar energy project at the Utah Olympic Oval announced Monday is expected to shave about $100,000 off the speedskating facility's annual $750,000 power bill. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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