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Millcreek set to narrow candidates for its first city leaders

Nine passionate Millcreek residents are competing to become their brand new city's first mayor.

'Fearful' restaurateur changed locks, installed cameras before he was killed, warrant says

John Williams had asked a longtime employee to help him change the electronic locks on his Capitol Hill home about two weeks before he was killed, "to keep (estranged husband) Craig Crawford out of... Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Police investigate wild drug chase, shootout, crash in Taylorsville

A high-speed chase on a busy road with shots being fired between two groups involved in a drug deal gone bad and ended in a crash in a backyard of a residential neighborhood Saturday, police say. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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One injured in Salt Lake drive-by shooting

A drive-by shooting resulted in one man suffering a minor injury early Sunday. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Northern Utah County's Lauren Wilson crowned Miss Utah

In the 80th anniversary of the event, Lauren Wilson was named 2016 Miss Utah at a ceremony Saturday, June 18, at Capitol Theatre. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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West Valley motorcyclist critically injured in crash

A West Valley man was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after his motorcycle was rear-ended near 6748 S. Redwood. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Photos: 27th annual Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in U.S.

27th annual Juneteenth Freedom Day was celebrated June 17-18, a family-centered festival with live entertainment, vendors and games. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Photos: More than 100 artists bring sidewalks to life

Over 100 local artists attended the 14th Annual Utah Foster Care Chalk Art Festival at The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Saturday. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Would Bears Ears monument hinder or protect Native American religion?

Native American supporters of a Bears Ears National Monument say the sacred lands should be protected for cultural resources and sacred rituals. Will a designation do that? Federal land agencies... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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'Cowardly' drive-by shooting injures 13-year-old Kearns girl, police say

A 13-year-old girl was shot in the hand Saturday after someone fired a gun more than a dozen times into the front of her Kearns house, police say. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Hundreds slide down Main Street to beat the heat

Slide the City comes to Salt Lake City once a year, totally closing off several city blocks, and bringing in hundreds, if not a couple thousand participants as the summer sun beats down throughout... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Police identify Sandy teen who died while cliff jumping

Police on Saturday confirmed that 15-year-old Anya Ng, of Sandy, died as a result of cliff jumping at Lake Mary near Brighton Resort. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Crews fight small wildfire at Tanner Park

Firefighters extinguished a small wildfire along a trail at Tanner Park Saturday that had been spotted by hikers. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Informed decisions: Are Utah taxpayers paying too much or too little?

Local economic experts, education leaders, business executives and other Utah residents say many parts of the state's tax structure are outdated, inefficient or unfair. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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During Ramadan, Sandy family hopes to create world peace through connections

On Friday evening, about 60 people gathered together for an traditional Muslim meal. The host family hopes that through events like this, people will learn to understand each other better. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Changes in State Office of Rehabilitation Services keep the focus on helping people

The overarching goal of a plan to move the Office of Rehabilitation Services into the Department of Workforce Services is to deliver services to people with disabilities in the most efficient and... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Police identify 15-year-old who died cliff jumping at Lake Mary

Search and rescue crews searched for hours Friday before locating the body of a 15-year-old girl in Lake Mary following a cliff jumping accident. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Ex-Congresswoman Enid Mickelsen to head GOP rules committee at convention

Former Utah congresswoman Enid Mickelsen will head the powerful rules committee at next month's Republican National Convention, where Donald Trump is set to be formally nominated as the party's... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Love-Owens congressional race earns another 'toss-up' rating

A second nonpartisan national political ratings entity has declared the 4th District rematch between Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and Democrat Doug Owens a "toss-up." Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Obama heads to national parks as Bears Ears remains in play

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell touted President Barack Obama's track record of designating national monuments to recognize the untold stories of minority populations. Native American tribes are... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Woman pleads guilty in carjacking that killed returned missionary

A West Valley woman has pleaded guilty to robbery for her role in a series of carjackings that ended in a crash killing recently returned missionary Jazmyn Jeppson. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Gov. Herbert turns down TV debate with primary opponent, Jonathan Johnson

Gov. Gary Herbert won't participate in a televised debate with his Republican primary challenger, Jonathan Johnson, citing a busy campaign schedule between now and the June 28 election. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Miss Utah 2016: Classical violinist wins preliminary competition after flinging bow on stage

Fifty pageant titleholders from across Utah concluded their second round of preliminary competition at Capitol Theatre Thursday night, taking one contestant one step closer to the title of Miss... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Murray Fun Days kicks off June 28

Murray's annual Fun Days will kick off Tuesday, June 28, with performances of the patriotic musical “1776.” Read more »

June 17, 2016

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South Jordan police honor 3 for their service

Earlier this month, the South Jordan Police Department honored three individuals for their work with the department over the past year. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Kidnapping case dismissed after alleged victim doesn't show up to testify

Kidnapping and assault charges against a Sandy man were dismissed this week after the alleged victim in the case twice failed to show up in court to testify against him. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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West Valley detective cleared in shooting of man upset by wife's cancer

A West Valley police detective was legally justified when he shot an armed man who had reportedly fired his gun in the air and fought with family members after learning his wife could be dying of... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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WGU names v.p. for institutional advancement

Dr. Fred Hurst, the architect of Northern Arizona University's competency-based education programs and a leader in technology-enabled higher education, has joined Western Governors University as... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Professor now rates Love-Owens race a 'toss-up'

Democrats are touting that the 4th District race between Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and Democratic challenger Doug Owens is now being called a "toss-up" by a University of Virginia professor. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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S.L. police seek 2 men in connection to killing of man found in parking lot

Police are seeking the public's help locating two people believed to be connected to the killing of a man in Salt Lake City last month. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Informed decisions: Weighing Utah's need for water, roads and mass transit

Keeping up with Utah's population growth includes planning, funding and maintaining a robust infrastructure in the state, according to a recent report from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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CPR classes to be held at Herriman fire stations

The Unified Fire Authority will be providing free hands-only CPR training to the citizens of Riverton, Herriman and neighboring communities. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Utah educators selected as finalists to lead state education office

Two Utah educators have been selected as finalists to become the next state superintendent of public instruction, education leaders announced Thursday. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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3rd District primary race heats up between Chaffetz, Teng

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is facing a primary election challenge in his bid for a fifth term in Congress from fellow Republican Chia-Chi Teng, a BYU professor and former Microsoft software engineer. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Patience is key during reunification drill at West Jordan school

An earthquake, power outage, criminal activity; these are just a few reasons a school could release students early. About 400 families participated a “reunification drill” Thursday at... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Photos: Ceremony recognizes 17 children who have obtained U.S. citizenship

Soon-to-be citizens and guests stand to recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Photos: New Leonardo exhibit is taking wing

Mark Hofeling, creative director of Creative Service Bureau, shows off a C-131 aircraft on Thursday that is currently being restored in a Salt Lake City warehouse for a new Leonardo exhibit titled... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Man mistakenly shot by police filed notice of intent to sue

Contrary to statements made Wednesday by Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder as he defended an officer who shot a bystander he mistook for a suspect, a notice of claim was issued in April notifying... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Riverton Town Days kicks off June 23

Riverton's annual Town Days — featuring a wide range of activities — is set to kick off on Thursday, June 23. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Modern marvel keeps 'garbage juice' in check at Salt Lake County Landfill

It’s a monumental and often smelly task as it is for Salt Lake County Landfill workers to handle all the garbage we dish out on a daily basis. Still, workers face another daunting challenge. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Making informed decisions: The key issues in education for 2016

Early childhood education, teacher support, college opportunities and other issues are key education priorities going into the 2016 election, according to a new project that aims to inform Utah... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Utah scientists launch major study of summertime ozone pollution

In case people have forgotten, that familiar ozone haze will be dropping by this summer. Researchers at Utah State, Weber State, the University of Utah and the Utah Department of Environmental... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Police identify man shot by officer, suspected in shooting outside bar

Police have identified a man who was shot by a West Jordan police officer Wednesday after he allegedly shot another man during an altercation outside a bar. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Mitt Romney endorses Gov. Gary Herbert

Mitt Romney endorsed Gov. Gary Herbert's re-election Thursday. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Sandy man indicted in $7M Ponzi scheme

A Utah man and a California man were indicted Wednesday, accused of running a $7 million Ponzi scheme. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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West Valley man on way to hospital shot in road rage confrontation, police say

A man was shot in the leg Wednesday after he got out of his vehicle to confront another driver in what police are deeming a road rage incident. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Sandy motel evacuated after officers find fentanyl during arrest

A Sandy motel was evacuated Wednesday and law enforcement officers had to be decontaminated after police arrested a probationer and found fentanyl in the room he was staying in. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Utah lawmakers hear case for death with dignity act

Democratic Utah Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck plans to again introduce her Death with Dignity Act in the coming legislative session, despite it being referred to further study in previous years. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Man 'minding my own business' recalls being shot in road rage incident

A West Valley man with a violent criminal history was charged Wednesday with attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man in the neck during a road rage outburst. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Utah's lawsuit over federal lands in crafting stage

The state of Utah's fight against the federal government over control of certain federal lands within its borders is inching forward, with work underway to create a draft of a lawsuit detailing... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Lawmakers, firefighters want drone owners to know the law

With drone technology improving, more and more people are flying them just for fun. With wildfire season here, lawmakers and firefighters want to make sure people know the rules before they fly. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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