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Utah data checks uncover alleged multistate food stamp fraud

An Arkansas woman faces 17 counts of fraud.

‘Tarzan’ author once worked the jungles of Salt Lake City

It's hard to imagine two settings more different than the urban "jungle" of Salt Lake City and the fictional jungles of Tarzan. But there is a connection: The creator of Tarzan was once a... Read more »

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Blood donors 'pay it forward' to honor community heroes

In preparation for the Fourth of July weekend, Utahns honored their heroes and gave back to the community Friday at two Red Cross blood drives in Salt Lake City and West Jordan. Read more »

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Tips to keep pets safe on the Fourth of July

The high-pitched squeals and booms of fireworks is an extremely scary time for pets. Read more »

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Ex-A.G. Mark Shurtleff wants improper gift charges tossed from case against him

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff wants accusations that he received improper gifts tossed from the criminal case against him. Read more »

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Utah GOP delegates urged to dump Trump for 'ludicrous' credentials

Utahns headed to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month are being urged to support a last-ditch effort to dump their party's presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Read more »

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Fire officials encourage Utahns to be smart, safe with fireworks

Restrictions on when, where and how fireworks are used vary from city to city, but state fire officials say there are several common-sense guidelines residents along the Wasatch Front can follow to... Read more »

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Utah data checks uncover alleged multistate food stamp fraud

An Arkansas woman faces 17 counts of fraud after she allegedly used acquaintances' identifying information to apply online for food stamp benefits from the Utah Department of Workforce Services,... Read more »

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H. David Burton appointed chairman of University of Utah board of trustees

The University of Utah board of trustees on Friday appointed H. David Burton to lead the board. Read more »

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Hundreds of officers working to find drunk drivers this July 4th weekend

To combat drunken driving on the Fourth of July weekend, hundreds of officers are going to be working overtime shifts looking for drunken drivers. Read more »

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Ex A.G. John Swallow claims investigators lied about email searches

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow continues to push for the public corruption charges against him to be dropped, claiming in new court documents that investigators have lied and twisted... Read more »

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Salt Lake man shot by police charged with shooting man earlier that night

A Salt Lake man who was shot by a West Jordan police officer was charged Friday with shooting a man earlier that same evening. Read more »

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Woman killed in Redwood Road crash

A woman was killed Friday after a truck and car collided on Redwood Road in West Jordan, police said. Read more »

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Updated primary results narrow House race involving ex-speaker

An incumbent House representative may lose his seat after updated results released Friday showed only seven votes separate him from his opponent. Read more »

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3 years after serving sentence, S.L. man gets first shot at release from jail

A Salt Lake man held in jail more than three years on an immigration hold was granted release on $50,000 bond by an immigration judge Thursday. The Department Homeland Security has reserved the... Read more »

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Utah Ulster Project helps build harmony between Catholics, Protestants

Twelve teens from Northern Ireland are spending a month in Utah under the Ulster Project, an international initiative that has been encouraging peace, understanding and harmony between Catholics... Read more »

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Dickey's files federal lawsuit in 'toxic tea' incident

A $5 million federal lawsuit was filed Thursday in connection with the "toxic tea" incident at Dickey's Barbecue Pit that left a 67-year-old South Jordan woman with severe injuries in 2014. Read more »

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Drunk Sandy man arrested after pushing his way into wrong home, police say

A Sandy man who police say was intoxicated and entered the wrong house apparently believing it was his own was arrested early Friday. Read more »

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2-year-old wandering neighborhood about 4 a.m. reunited with grandparents

A 2-year-old boy was found wandering alone his in pajamas about 4 a.m. Friday by a passerby. Police were able to reunite him with his grandparents after learning he had walked out of the Millcreek... Read more »

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Attorney general files rape charges after district attorney declines the case

After county prosecutors declined multiple requests to file charges against a man accused of date rape, partly because he may have been too drunk to know what he was doing, police decided to ask... Read more »

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Man charged in random attack at Salt Lake hotel

A man was high on drugs and delusional about his surroundings when he attacked a stranger inside a Salt Lake hotel, according to charges filed Thursday. Read more »

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Department of Labor commissioner steps down

After serving for10 years as a member of the governor's Cabinet, Sherrie Hayashi, commissioner of the Utah Department of Labor, is stepping down to accept a position as the director of the... Read more »

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Magna salutes America during July 4 celebration

Magna will salute America during an Independence Day celebration featuring a host of activities. Read more »

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Wyoming man gets 6 years in prison for attack on Forest Service officer in Utah

A Wyoming man was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for his attack of a U.S. Forest Service officer last year in Lamb's Canyon. Read more »

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Accused Utah militia leader to remain behind bars

A federal judge doesn't want to wait and see whether a Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin in rural Arizona would also try to take out people. Read more »

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Romney says family urging him to take on Trump, but can't in 'good faith' run as spoiler candidate

Mitt Romney said his family continues to urge him to run for president as an independent candidate to take on Donald Trump, but he's still not interested in making a third run for the White House. Read more »

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S.L. County mayor teams up with White House to launch criminal justice reform effort

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams joined with White House officials Thursday to announce a nationwide effort to find data-driven solutions to break the cycle of incarceration. Read more »

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Report: States manage public lands for recreation better than feds

In light of critics of Utah's controversial effort to take back federal lands, a report by the Sutherland Institute shows that multiple states in the West are managing public lands and school trust... Read more »

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Photos: Half-scale replica of Vietnam Memorial on display in West Valley

Brian Williams of the Utah Military History group helps assemble the Wall That Heals in West Valley City's Centennial Park, 5405 W. 3100 South, on Thursday. Read more »

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Has Millcreek already chosen its first mayor?

It's still uncertain whether Millcreek's first ever mayoral race will be a one-man show this fall. Read more »

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Couple charged in 'chronic neglect' death of 96-year-old mother

A Salt Lake motel owner and his wife have been charged with manslaughter in the death of the motel owner's mother, who police say died under deplorable conditions. Read more »

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Man charged in killing of 6-year-old Sierra Newbold still incompetent for trial

Another year will pass before competency will again be reviewed for the man charged with kidnapping, assaulting and killing 6-year-old Sierra Newbold in 2012. Read more »

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Police release names of Las Vegas residents killed in Emery County crash

Three people killed on I-70 Wednesday while traveling to a family reunion have been identified. Read more »

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Jurors say judge in Jeremy Johnson case had bias against defense

Convicted businessman Jeremy Johnson claims in new court filings that a federal judge's comments and demeanor during his trial affected jurors' ability to be impartial. Read more »

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State education office undergoes name change

The Utah State Office of Education will now be known as the Utah State Board of Education, according to a Thursday announcement from education leaders. Read more »

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Tim DeChristopher arrested in Boston natural gas pipeline protest

Tim DeChristopher, the environmental activist who was sent to prison for disrupting a BLM land sale in Utah, was arrested in Boston Wednesday during a protest against a new natural gas pipeline. Read more »

yesterday

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Fireworks contribute to bad air level spikes

Fireworks are loud and exciting, but they can also make for some bad air. Read more »

yesterday

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'Vampire trucker' admits to holding women for sexual activity

Just days before he was to go on trial, a long-haul trucker who authorities say is obsessed with vampires admitted in federal court Thursday to holding women as sex slaves. Read more »

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Freeway cattle drive concludes without a state showdown

A Morgan County family who has been trailing their cattle up I-84 for years was in an Old West showdown with the Utah Department of Transportation Thursday over accessing the interstate. A concrete... Read more »

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Husband called to confront man accused of murdering his wife, police say

After his common-law wife was killed and his 5-year-old daughter nearly suffocated in their Magna home, Steven Arceo called the man who he believed had just been inside his house, Jason Alan Black. Read more »

yesterday

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Count My Vote supporters, GOP split over SB54's impact on primaries

Tuesday's primary was the first election that allowed candidates to gather signatures and bypass Utah's caucus and convention system to earn a spot on the ballot. What impact, if any, SB54 had on... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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History-making transgender U.S. Senate candidate looking to capitalize on Utah primary win

The first openly transgender candidate to win a major party U.S. Senate primary election celebrated Tuesday at the campaign offices of another Democrat because she can't afford her own space. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Gov. Gary Herbert says convention loss motivated voters in primary election

Gov. Gary Herbert said finishing behind Jonathan Johnson at the GOP state convention in April ended up helping him win big against the Overstock.com chairman in Tuesday's primary election. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Community leaders share growth strategies along Wasatch Front

More than 600 political, community and business leaders joined policymakers and advocacy groups to discuss strategies to improve quality of life for Utahns along the Wasatch Front. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Bear River wetlands grow partnership between ranchers, federal agency

The relationship among farmers, ranchers and the federal government doesn't have to be one marred by controversy and conflict. A prominent ranching family is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Primary election signals changes for State Board of Education

Candidates for the Utah State Board of Education are navigating a new path to office because of changes in policy that included the board in Tuesday's primary election. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Granite School District reaches settlement on website accessibility violations

The Granite School District has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Education to improve its website's accessibility to people with disabilities, federal authorities announced Wednesday. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Old West showdown? Freeway cattle drive pits Utah ranchers against state

A frustrated ranching family intends to trail their cattle Thursday on I-84 in Morgan County despite the state's request they stop. In a classic Old West showdown, the Pentz family said Utah is... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Gov. Gary Herbert calls margin of victory over Jonathan Johnson 'stunning'

Gov. Gary Herbert won by a commanding margin over his GOP primary challenger, Overstock.com Chairman Jonathan Johnson, in Tuesday's election. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Photos: Wheadon Farm in Draper now a regional park

Paxton Egan, 9, plays on a tire swing at the opening of the new Wheadon Farm Regional Park in Draper on Wednesday. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Utahns' confidence in the state economy is increasing, survey says

The economy in Utah is flourishing, according to an economic consultant. And a new survey shows that Utahns are feeling quite confident about the state's current economy. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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