Salt Lake County

Family of fallen officer Derek Johnson reflects on changes his death brought

A year ago, Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson was killed in the line of duty.

Fourth arrest made in Magna double stabbing

Police have tracked down a fourth suspect in a double stabbing Saturday in Magna. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Varian Medical breaks ground on Salt Lake expansion project

Varian Medical Systems broke ground Wednesday on a new expansion project that will increase its current Salt Lake manufacturing facility and create 1,000 new full-time jobs in the state over the... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Donations to North Salt Lake family displaced by landslide top $300K

Donations toward building a new home for a family displaced by the North Salt Lake landslide were up to $337,100 on Wednesday. City officials continued working toward a remediation plan for the slide. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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3 businesses damaged in West Jordan fire

Three industrial business in West Jordan suffered damage in a two-alarm fire Wednesday. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Canyons School District honors special education workers

Canyons School District’s Special Education Department recently acknowledged the accomplishments of seven educators and staff members. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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State lawmakers talk strategy on Utah's public lands war with federal government

As Utah continues on the path of its goal to gain control of lands from the federal government, a wide array of strategies loom as possibilities. A meeting of the Commission on the Stewardship of... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Newborn found in trash can brings call for help

A newborn baby was in critical condition Tuesday after being found in a garbage can in Kearns. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Parents say daughter didn't understand her actions when she put baby in trash

The distraught parents of a Kearns woman accused of disposing of her newborn daughter in a trash can say their daughter has "special needs" and didn't understand what she was doing. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Food stamp users can double benefits at Downtown Farmers Market

Food stamp users can match their benefits up to $10 at the Downtown Farmers Market. Officials say the match, made possible through a grant, encourages consumption of fresh produce and supports... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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3 businesses damaged in West Jordan fire

Three industrial business in West Jordan suffered damages in a two-alarm fire Wednesday. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Herriman toddler in good condition following fall from second-story window

A 3-year-old girl was in good condition Tuesday night following a fall from a second-story window in Herriman. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Woman accused of leaving young son outside bar while she had a drink

A woman who police say left her 5-year-old son unattended outside a club while she went in to have a drink was charged Tuesday. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Salt Lake Chamber honors business leaders, chamber contributors

The Salt Lake Chamber recognized area business leaders and companies Tuesday in a tribute to past, present and future contributions to the state. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Former Utah Guardsman defrauded government of $28K, prosecutors say

A former reservist accused of acquiring $28,000 in fraudulent bonuses through the Utah Army National Guard appeared in U.S. District Court for the first time Tuesday. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Students bike to collect butterflies in a hands-on learning technique

Summer has not ended for eighth-graders at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education who will be learning about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly in a unique way. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Utah celebrates big conservation success story with tiny fish

In a rare victory, Utah wildlife officials are celebrating a decision by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that credits the success of state-led efforts to protect the tiny least chub, which decades... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Audit reveals major concerns about UTA operating procedures

A review of policies and practices at the state’s largest mass transit agency shows numerous instances of questionable business practices, including a “sweetheart deal” in which a... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Lawmaker's proposal would offer free tuition if student can't finish degree in 8 semesters

Sen. Stephen Urquhart, R-St. George, is working on legislation to create individual graduation maps for students that offer tuition incentives for graduating in four years. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Paul Mero steps down as head of Sutherland Institute

Paul Mero is out as the head of the Sutherland Institute after being asked to step down by the conservative think tank's board. Mero had served as the institute's chief executive officer for 14 years. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Utah board approves winery in polygamous town of Hildale

The Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission approved a winemaking license Tuesday for Vintage Reserve Estates in the polygamous southern Utah town of Hildale. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Taylorsville to host emergency preparedness fair

Taylorsville will host an emergency preparedness fair next month. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Granite School District introduces new logo

Granite School District has released a new logo in preparation for the 2014-15 school year. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Court allows Utah more time to file gay marriage recognition appeal

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Utah more time Tuesday to file its appeal in the same-sex marriage recognition case. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2014

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Rep. Stewart seeking to demilitarize federal regulatory agencies

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, said a police show of force against protests in Ferguson, Missouri, that have been compared to an invading army is boosting interest in his effort to demilitarize... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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First case of West Nile Virus reported in Salt Lake County

With mosquito populations increasing, health officials are warning residents to comply with prevention efforts in order to avoid the spread of the West Nile Virus. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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