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13-year-old keeps dad alive after he was injured by falling boulder

Crushed by a boulder, a Utah dad is lucky to be alive after a wild week in the wilderness with his son.

'A war on talent': Jobless rate at 3.6 percent in Utah

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for July 2015 grew by an estimated 4.5 percent, adding 59,100 jobs compared with July 2014. Utah’s current employment level registers at nearly 1.4... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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2 women remain hospitalized day after Millcreek shootings

Two women remained hospitalized Sunday — one in extremely critical condition and another in serious condition — after police say the husband of one of the victims shot them during an... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Fearing natural gas explosion, SWAT officers rescue woman without firing a shot

SWAT officers rushing to rescue a woman held hostage by her estranged husband avoided a potential natural gas explosion Saturday by holding their fire even as a dozen shots came their way. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Salt Lake residents slip and slide at second Slide the City event (+video)

About 3,000 people hoisted their floaties up Main Street to zip down the 1,000 foot water slide at the second Slide the City event in Salt Lake City. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Survey: More college freshmen struggling with their mental health

A 2014 survey published by "The American Freshman" shows the lowest emotional health statistics among college freshmen in nearly 50 years. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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In search of a solution for protecting lands: What Utah can learn from Idaho and Nevada

Utah's public lands face a variety of alternate futures backed by conflicting priorities. It's a dilemma that has played out in neighboring states, which saw different outcomes that could become a... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Utahns join nationwide protests against Planned Parenthood

About 100 Utahns joined in the peaceful protest outside the doors of the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah's Metro Health Center, located at 160 S. 1000 East. It was one of more than 300... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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'Making connections': Kingsbury Hall Presents changes name to UtahPresents, expands mission

UtahPresents, formerly known as Kingsbury Hall Presents, is expanding its mission to embed the arts in the University of Utah, surrounding K-12 schools and the Salt Lake community. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Police: West Valley couple kidnapped, beat, threatened to kill woman

A West Valley couple face aggravated kidnapping charges for allegedly holding a woman inside an apartment at gunpoint and getting her bank account information in May. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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More than OK: 'Oklahoma!' at Hale Centre Theatre offers old-fashioned fun

"Oklahoma!," Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, runs through Oct. 3 at Hale Centre Theatre. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Former jail contractor charged with having sex with inmates

A former contractor for the Salt Lake County Jail's kitchen has been charged with having sex with two inmates at the facility. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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West Jordan residents charged in alleged $140M investment fraud scheme

A federal grand jury has returned a criminal indictment against two West Jordan residents related to an alleged $140 million investment fraud scheme. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Gas leak near West Jordan day care causes scare

Children and employees at a day care center were told to stay inside and nearby residents were evacuated Friday afternoon while Questar Gas crews worked to repair a natural gas leak. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Neighbor spat in West Valley City ends after man is shot in foot

Two neighbors got into a spat Friday night that ended with one man shooting the other in the foot, police said. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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Utahns feel effects of wildfire smoke

As massive wildfires continue to burn across Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and Montana, Utah residents have been seeing — and feeling — the effects. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Brick by brick: Masons show off skill in competition

Bricklayers and masons competed in the Utah Regional event of the World Series of Bricklaying in West Jordan on Friday. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Abravanel Hall plaza will open in September

After a handful of setbacks that caused three months of delays, construction of the redesigned Abravanel Hall plaza is in its final stages. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Old public safety building to become mixed-income housing

A plan is in place to transform the city's former public safety headquarters into a mixed-income housing structure within three years. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Unified police question three in connection with Magna homicides

Two men who may have information about two recent homicides in Magna were tracked down and arrested by police Friday. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Police say intoxicated driver caused collision with school bus

A man who police say was driving with a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit Friday morning was arrested after getting into an accident involving a school bus. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Japanese culture, traditions to be shared at festival

The annual Aki Matsuri Japanese Fall Festival will share Japanese culture and traditions with Utah communities next weekend. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Woman crashed car, offered meth to random driver to take her away, police say

A woman caused a DUI-related crash and tried to get away by jumping into the car of a witness and offering him meth, according to police. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Salt Lake police investigate possible hate crime

Salt Lake City police are investigating a possible hate crime after a man's house was vandalized. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Money Magazine ranks Draper as one of the best small U.S. cities to live in

In their yearly "Best Places to Live" rankings, Money Magazine ranked Draper as the 18th best small city. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Teen ordered to stand trial as adult in Kasprzak murder case

A boy who was just 14 when he allegedly beat 15-year-old Anne Kasprzak to death in 2012 and dumped her body in the Jordan River was certified Tuesday to stand trial as an adult. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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