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Candlelight vigil held for critically injured Kearns High student

Kearns High School students held a vigil for a classmate critically injured in a freak auto-pedestrian accident.

Education leaders 'cautiously optimistic' about graduation rate increases

Utah's high school graduation rate continues to climb, with minority students taking a larger share diplomas awarded, according to a report released Thursday by the Utah State Office of Education. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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West Valley mother, 4-year-old son killed in crash

A West Valley woman and her 4-year-old son died Friday in a head-on collision on Bacchus Highway. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Salt Lake County announces hiring of chief information officer

Beth Overhuls has accepted the job as Salt Lake County’s first chief information officer. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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South Jordan woman arrested in 'ambush' killing

A woman who allegedly bought drugs from a couple in a vehicle just before the male passenger was shot and killed in South Salt Lake has been arrested for investigation of murder. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Settlement reached in Dickey's 'toxic tea' case

A woman who drank "toxic tea" served at Dickey's Barbecue Pit has reached a settlement with the restaurant. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Sandy man pleads guilty in death of baby who had drugs in body

A 32-year-old Sandy man has pleaded guilty to child abuse homicide after his girlfriend's baby died with an antidepressant in her system. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Ex-city attorney and 2 sons plead guilty in drug-making case

A former assistant city attorney who used to represent Salt Lake police pleaded guilty Friday to charges connected to making a marijuana byproduct with his sons in a makeshift basement lab. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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'Goodbye' visit between mother, baby changed for privacy reasons

A "goodbye" meeting between a woman and the baby she is charged with trying to kill has been changed due to the high publicity surrounding the event. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Utah students 'grossly' unprepared for workforce, study says

Many students in Utah lack the skills and training they need to succeed in the workforce, and business leaders and educators met Thursday to find ways to align coursework with job market demands. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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214 Utah Dept. of Human Services clients died in 2014, new report says

A total of 214 current or recent clients of state human services agencies died in fiscal year 2014, Department of Human Services officials told a panel of state lawmakers Thursday. There were 23... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Christmas lights, activities bring throngs to downtown Salt Lake City

The pedestrians enjoying warm December temperatures in downtown Salt Lake City and the press of cars headed to a full lineup of holiday activities are challenging police and traffic engineers who... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Massive mirror ball, Utah Jazz part of EVE celebration

The Downtown Alliance announced the creation of a 2,300-pound mirror ball to kick off the downtown-wide New Year's celebrations. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Midvale hosting free legal clinic

Midvale city officials have announced they will be hosting a monthly legal clinic. The clinic will be free to the public. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Report: Utah teenagers are healthier in some counties than others

Most Utah teens are making it through adolescence relatively unscathed, but a new report indicates that some areas of the state are proving to be harder on kids' health. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Photos: West Valley police practice medical helicopter landing

A new group of West Valley police officers on Wednesday received training in how to assist pilots and crews in landing a medical helicopter. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Salt Lake man reunited with shotgun 37 years after it was stolen

In 1977, Richard Pittenger was 16 and on a dinner date when someone broke into his vehicle and stole a shotgun his father had given him. Now 37 years later, that gun was recovered in Oregon and... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Flu rates rise; officials urge shots, hand washing, covering coughs

Flu rates have doubled in the past few weeks and health officials urge people to get a flu shot, wash hands and cover their cough. There have been problems with this year's strain, but it can still... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Bluffdale requires dog registration

Bluffdale is requiring all dogs to be licensed by Dec. 31. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Man critically injured after crashing into semitrailer

A man, 32, was critically injured after crashing head-on into a semitrailer Wednesday morning. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Lawmakers expect bill that would require all Utah officers to wear body cameras

A pair of state senators say they expect to see at least one bill during the upcoming legislative session that would require all Utah police officers to wear body-mounted cameras. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Scent, tradition still lure many to buy live Christmas trees

Despite inconsistency in sales of live Christmas trees, the National Christmas Tree Association reports that sales in 2013 were at a high since 2007 with more than 33 million trees sold. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Despite revenue growth, lawmakers want initial budget cuts

Despite new budget projections showing the state can count on an additional $638 million for the 2015 Legislature to spend, lawmakers Tuesday ordered an initial 2 percent budget cut. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Utah Supreme Court reinstates Ogden woman's marriage to dead man

The Utah Supreme Court reinstated the contested marriage Tuesday of a woman who legally married her spouse after he died. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Rep.-elect Mia Love says new state prison 'not warranted' in her district

Rep.-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, added her voice Tuesday to the growing opposition to sites under consideration for a new state prison, telling lawmakers it's "not warranted" to include three potential... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Kimberly Barnett appointed associate deputy mayor of Salt Lake County

Kimberly Barnett, an adviser to two Salt Lake County mayors, has been appointed associate deputy mayor of Salt Lake County by Mayor Ben McAdams. Her appointment is subject to the consent of the... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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