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Officer shoots man following shooting in Murray bar

A man was shot and wounded by police Wednesday after police say he shot someone in a fight at a bar. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Looking at the cost of the death penalty, in more ways than one

State lawmakers Wednesday discussed the costs of execution versus life without parole, and one legislator intends to run a bill next year aimed at shortening the appeals process in capital murder... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Bishop staffer: Push for Bears Ears monument is 'dishonest'

The legislative director for Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, told a committee of Utah lawmakers that the push to create Bears Ears National Monument is "dishonest" and "disingenuous" because environmental... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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LDS Church offers to donate $3 million to support Fairpark stadium proposal

Supporters of a planned $17 million stadium at the Utah State Fairpark want Gov. Gary Herbert to call a special session in July to approve $10 million for a proposal that includes a $3 million... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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S.L. School District closing offices 1 day a week in June, July

All Salt Lake City School District offices, schools and facilities will be closed one day each week between now and Friday, July 29. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Found a deer fawn? Leave it alone, DWR says

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts not to be surprised if they come across a deer fawn, or maybe even an elk calf, in early summer. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Herbert endorsed by county commissioners from around the state

More than a dozen county commissioners, largely from rural Utah, gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday to endorse Gov. Gary Herbert in the upcoming GOP primary election. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Snowboarders aren't giving up fight against ski resort's ban

A group of snowboarders isn't giving up its legal fight against a ban on the sport at a Utah ski resort. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Mistaken police shooting of bystander not justified, but no charges will be filed

A police officer was not legally justified when he shot a civilian while pursuing another man, an investigation concluded. But the district attorney's office also announced Wednesday that it will... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Salt Lake passes budget with focus on Rio Grande area, homelessness

Despite a lean budget, Salt Lake City leaders were able to identify an additional $600,000 Tuesday to fund short-term projects to clean up the Rio Grande neighborhood. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Charges: Kearns man murdered mother, tried to suffocate 5-year-old

A Kearns man who went to a Magna house to buy marijuana shot a mother of two in the head, killing her, and then tried to suffocate her 5-year-old daughter, police say. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Count My Vote throws support behind candidates who took signature pathway to ballot

To combat GOP "pushback" against candidates who earned a place on the June 28 primary ballot by gathering signatures under Utah's new election law, Count My Vote supporter and former Gov. Mike... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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2 teens not wearing seat belts hospitalized following rollover, UHP says

Two teenage girls not wearing seat belts were hospitalized Tuesday when they were ejected from a car during a rollover accident on the I-80 freeway, the Utah Highway Patrol reported Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Poll shows Johnson close to Herbert in governor race, campaign says

Republican candidate for governor Jonathan Johnson released an internal poll Tuesday that his campaign says shows him running close behind Gov. Gary Herbert in the June 28 primary election. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Ute tribal member admits to using cellphone in crash that killed street sweeper

A member of the Ute Indian Tribe has admitted to using a cellphone while driving when she caused a crash that killed the operator of a street sweeper on the Uintah-Ouray Indian Reservation. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Lawmakers, education leaders talk changes for SAGE, school accountability

Changes to the student assessment of growth and excellence are on the horizon as state lawmakers and education leaders have begun formal discussions of how Utah's student testing and school... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Judge rejects no-jail plea deal for day care operator charged with abusing 3 toddlers

A judge refused to accept a plea agreement Tuesday that would have required no jail time and no admission of guilt from a former day care operator charged with abusing three children in her care. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Senate passes defense bill without Lee measure to keep women out of draft

Utah Sen. Mike Lee declined to offer the amendment he has pushed to keep women out of the draft as part of the defense spending bill the U.S. Senate passed Tuesday. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Fire damages West Valley apartment complex

A West Valley apartment fire was "venting out" a back window of the building Tuesday, authorities said. Firefighters responded about 2 p.m. after receiving multiple calls from neighbors and the... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Jonathan Swinton seeking Democratic nomination in U.S. Senate race

First-time candidate Jonathan Swinton has a Republican pedigree but Democratic heart as he seeks the party's nomination in the race of U.S. Senate. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Excessive speeds on Utah roads has to stop, UHP says

Enough is enough. The Utah Highway Patrol says the roadways are out of control, and drivers need to obey the speed limit. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Misty K. Snow seeking Democratic nomination in U.S. Senate race

Democrat Misty K. Snow jumped into the U.S. Senate race because she didn't think the issues she is most passionate about would get a voice. And Utah's first transgender candidate for statewide... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Charges: Man returned to crime scene to fire bullets at police

A man accused of opening fire on police officers who were investigating reports that he was making threats in the area has been charged with attempted murder. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Salt Lake City approves tax break for $125M Jazz arena renovation

The Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency Tuesday approved $22.7 million in tax increment financing in support of a planned $125 million renovation effort for Vivint Smart Home Arena. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Jordan School District offering free summer meals

The Jordan School District is providing children with free breakfast and lunch at five elementary schools during the summer. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Man admits choking his uncle to death as 17-year-old

A Fremont man pleaded guilty Monday to killing his uncle with a chokehold during a fight when he was 17 years old. He was sentenced as an adult to a term of one to 15 years in prison. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Water too much? Not enough? Water check program helps property owners know

About two-thirds of Utah's drinking water is used for landscaping, gardening and farming. The state is continuing to battle the effects of a long-term drought, so how is a property owner to know... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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WSU professor urges state leaders not to meet with Dalai Lama

A representative of the Chinese province that has ties to the Utah Legislature is urging state leaders not to meet with the Dalai Lama when he speaks next week at the University of Utah. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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'We are a resilient and strong people'

Dark clouds shadowed the Wasatch Front on Monday, but hundreds of colorful umbrellas flooded Salt Lake City's capital campus to honor the victims of Sunday's deadly shooting in Orland, Florida.... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Man who admitted to drive-by shooting into baby's room promises judge he has left gang life

A man who admitted to mistakenly sending 29 bullets toward an infant's bedroom in an attempted drive-by shooting pledged to eschew gang life entirely if he is released from jail, while prosecutors... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Point of the Mountain development: 'Are we thinking big enough?' economist asks commission

The Point of the Mountain Development Commission charged with planning development of Utah's so-called "Silicon Slopes" was challenged Monday to think big as it considers the future of the corridor. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Nation must defeat terrorism, Utah congressional delegation says in wake of Orlando shootings

Members of Utah's all Republican congressional delegation Monday called for a strong response to Islamic terrorism but dismissed the need for gun control in the wake of the worst mass shooting in... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Flooding displaces 70 Midvale apartment residents

About 70 residents were displaced Monday after heavy rain flooded 11 apartment units. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Deputy shot, killed man after he began 'countdown' to kill niece, police say

An Eagle Mountain man shot and killed by an officer Sunday night as police say he was holding his 17-year-old niece hostage was identified Monday as Daniel Bennett Edwards. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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'Hamilton' national tour to visit S.L. for 2017-18 season at new Eccles Theater

The national tour of “Hamilton” will visit the brand-new George S. and Dolores DorÉ Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City as part of Zions Bank Broadway at the Eccles’ 2017-18... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Activists arrested after trespassing incident near tar sands operation

Ten environmental activists were arrested near the U.S. Oil Sands operation in Uintah County after a weekend camping trip they organized in protest of what will be the country's first commercial... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Here's where you can find Utah vigils for Orlando

Vigils scheduled at several Utah communities to support victims of the shooting in Orlando. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Video: So many things to love about Salt Lake City

Check out this video that highlights much of what is beautiful about Salt Lake City. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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SLCC dedicates 'pride crosswalk' for campus inclusivity

Students, faculty and staff at Salt Lake Community College dedicated a "pride crosswalk" as a gesture of inclusivity for LGBT students, faculty and staff. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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San Juan River, Utah Lake added to Utah's list of impaired waterways

Portions of the San Juan River impacted by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill and algae blooms at Utah Lake landed the two waterways on the state's list of impaired bodies of water. More than half of... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Police seek man caught on camera stealing coin machine (+video)

Police are seeking help identifying a man who used a stolen car to rip out and rob a coin machine at a Millcreek car wash. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Man accused of killing husband in S.L. house fire appears in court

A Salt Lake man accused of setting fire to his Capitol Hill house and killing his husband last month made his first appearance in 3rd District Court on Monday. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Newborn screening saves lives in Utah

Rare genetic and metabolic disorders can be detected and treated before irreversible symptoms set in using a standard medical procedure called newborn screening. Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Wounded Warriors tour makes pit stop in Salt Lake City

The seventh annual Wounded Warriors Support High Five Tour rolled through Salt Lake City on Sunday. Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Sun, sand and sailboats

Visitors enjoy the sun, sand and sailboats at the Great Salt Lake on Sunday. Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Utahns mourn, condemn violence after Orlando mass shooting

Utahns expressed horror at the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday and vowed to stand resolute against hate and violence. Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Russ Toronto — Utah's sports medicine doctor before it was cool

For 35 years, Dr. Russ Toronto has been a fixture in the community helping injured athletes get back on the field. He understands their desire to return to athletics — he's had four heart... Read more »

June 12, 2016

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Sounds of Freedom event salutes military

The annual Sounds of Freedom community event in Layton may have been doused with a spring rain, but the precipitation did nothing to dampen the patriotic spirit of exhibitors and residents who... Read more »

June 11, 2016

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Mitt Romney: I won't campaign against Donald Trump, but will criticize his 'destructive' comments (+video)

Mitt Romney said Saturday at his annual political retreat that he's not going to campaign against Donald Trump now that he's the GOP nominee, but will continue to call him out on "destructive"... Read more »

June 11, 2016

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2 charged with murder in 'robbery gone bad'

Two men were charged with murder Friday in the death of a 31-year-old man found in a parked car at a Cottonwood Heights credit union last month. Read more »

June 10, 2016

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