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Four Democratic superdelegates in Utah split heading to national convention

Utah delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that starts Monday will be part of history.

Utah Democrats headed to 'historic' national convention

Utah delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that starts Monday will be part of history as Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman presidential nominee in a major party. Read more »

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Judge likely to order new trial for Orem man convicted of murdering wife

A judge is expected to grant a new trial to an Orem man, imprisoned for murder, who has long maintained that he didn't kill his wife. Read more »

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Provo house fire causes $100,000 in damage; two vehicles burned

A fire tore through the garage of a Provo home Friday, causing about $100,000 in damage. Read more »

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Provo airport expansion could provide up to 700 new jobs

A planned expansion to the Provo Municipal Airport could add up to 700 jobs for Utah County residents and potentially bring more commercial airlines to the city. Read more »

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UTA offers fare for food in Utah Food Bank drive

The Utah Transit Authority will give $5 FAREPAY cards to riders who bring a food donation for the Utah Food Bank. Read more »

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Utah delegates finally stand and cheer for Donald Trump

After a week of friction over Donald Trump, the Utah delegation at the Republican National Convention stood and even cheered him. Earlier, they debated whether they've been an embarrassment because... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Officials: Two women in Utah with Zika are currently pregnant

Two Utah women with Zika virus are currently pregnant, Utah Department of Health spokesman Tom Hudachko said Thursday. And two more women who were pregnant while infected have since given birth to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Rep. Mia Love buying $1M in TV ads for battle with Doug Owens

Rep. Mia Love is buying $1 million in television advertising for her battle with Democrat Doug Owens, twice as much as she spent in 2014. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Suspicious brush fires in Salt Lake, Utah counties connected, investigators say

Unified fire investigators believe a recent series of small brush fires from Eagle Mountain to Parleys Canyon are connected. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Construction worker critically hurt in 4-story fall in Orem

A construction worker was critically injured in a four-story fall Thursday afternoon, police said. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Giant algal bloom likely to fuel Utah Lake study

The giant algal bloom with cyanobacteria cell counts that are off the charts is underscoring the state Division of Water Quality's desire to embark on an expansive study of Utah Lake and how to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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PacifiCorp will appeal order designed to help clear the air in national parks

PacifiCorp said it will appeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's June decision to impose federal restrictions on a pair of Utah power plants to reduce emissions as part of an effort to... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Appellate court upholds water rights diversion for planned nuclear power plant

The Utah Court of Appeals ruled that a district court judge did not err when he upheld the state engineer's decision granting the diversion of water from Green River for use at a planned nuclear... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Police: Man confronts driver's ed student, instructor in road rage incident

A driver's education instructor was attacked by a man Monday in Pleasant Grove due to road rage, according to police. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Mount Timpanogos trail temporarily closing for construction

Officials from the Pleasant Grove Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest will temporarily close the Mount Timpanogos trail as crews repair portions of the trail, construct a rock wall and make tread improvements. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Orem police invest in new armor to protect officers from armed assailants

The tragic events in Orlando, Dallas and Baton Rouge involving police officers facing heavily armed assailants is changing the way many people think about how our police departments are equipped... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Provo allows $35,000 in funding for deer removal

On Tuesday, city administrators finally granted up to $35,000 in funding for deer removal after a more than two-hour discussion among City Council members and Provo residents. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Family whose 3-year-old daughter has cancer surprised with refurbished car

Martins Collision Repair, Bear River Mutual Insurance and other local companies teamed up to surprise the Thackeray family with a refurbished car, a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. Their 3-year-old daughter... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Water flowing to crops amid continuing algal scare

Some canals are once again delivering water to crops in southern Salt Lake County as state agencies, health experts and local farmers struggle to determine what threats, if any, exist from using... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Local government board fostered 'culture of excess,' state audit shows

Board members for a little-known local governments' insurance co-op treated themselves to high-end restaurants, fancy hotels, golf and major league baseball games at taxpayer expense, a new state... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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'None of it matters': Family grateful after father rescues son from burning Cedar Hills home

Early Friday, Shannon Kelley was worrying whether her husband, Spencer, and 12-year-old son, Connor, would be able to escape the family's Cedar Hills home as it went up in flames. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Too many boaters not stopping for quagga mussel inspection, DWR says

The Pioneer Day weekend should be a busy one at boating and fishing waters. As the weekend nears, officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are happy — and concerned — about... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Alpine Days set for Aug. 5-13

Alpine Days will kick off Friday, Aug. 5, with a pickleball tournament, food trucks and live music at Burgess Park, 315 Parkway Dr. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Prosecutor rails on DOJ handling of Shurtleff, Swallow investigations

A day after deciding to drop the criminal charges against a former Utah attorney general, Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings went on a rant about what the Department of Justice did or didn't do in... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Effects of algal blooms continue to spread throughout Wasatch Front

Concern over contaminated water from a toxic algal bloom persists among multiple agencies, with worry that harmful levels of cyanobacteria may have infected farmers crops. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Trial ordered for Springville coach accused of sexually abusing player

A Springville baseball coach was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges of sexually abusing a teenage boy he coached and employed. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Friction over Trump between GOP, Utah Republicans shown at convention's day 2

Utah's 40 delegate votes went for Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention Tuesday, not for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the winner of the state's GOP presidential preference caucus. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Provo’s Night Out Against Crime set for Aug. 2

The public invited to Provo's Night Out Against Crime from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at North Park, 500 North and West. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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UDOT plans to upgrade Redwood Road in Saratoga Springs

The Utah Department of Transportation has plans to improve Redwood Road south of Pioneer Crossing in Saratoga Springs to reduce congestion and improve mobility. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Payson to hold hearing on proposed tax increase

The Payson City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax increase at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, in the Payson City Center Council Room, 439 W. Utah Ave. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Utah city condemns Confederate flag display in parade

A Utah city has condemned a display of the Confederate flag in an unsanctioned local parade float. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Independent state agencies routinely violate Utah open meeting law, audit shows

The Utah Dairy Commission held a third of its 2015 public meetings outside the state, and the Utah Valley Historic Railroad Authority didn't provide notice for any of its board meetings last year,... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Toxic algal bloom impacting people, animals and farms in 2 counties

A toxic algal bloom at Utah Lake that spread to the Jordan River system is suspected of sickening more than 300 people and possibly killing 100 ducks and a goat. Major concerns persist for Salt... Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Herbert signs bills for Fairpark arena funds, tougher drone law

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed all eight bills the Utah Legislature passed in a special session last week, including funding for a stadium at the state fairgrounds. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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Body discovered in American Fork Canyon

A Highland man's body was found in a steep area of American Fork Canyon Sunday afternoon, police say. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Springville officials finalizing plans for $18 million aquatic center

Springville officials are working hard to finalize plans by Sept. 1 for an $18 million new city aquatic center to be ready for construction beginning in October of this year. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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DEQ: Don't use water from Utah Lake, Jordan River or canals

Toxic blooms of algae in Jordan River and lower Little Cottonwood Creek have prompted state and local agencies to post warning signs and limit access to the Jordan River system. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Program gives grandparents more children to care for

The Utah County Health Department foster grandparent program has been providing assistance to schoolchildren for 50 years. Marie Hansen, of Spanish Fork, is the department's oldest and... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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7-year-old girl dies after being hit by car in Bluffdale

A 7-year-old girl died Saturday after being hit by a car in Bluffdale. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Utah County Jail navigating staffing shortage, recruitment challenges

The Utah County Jail houses roughly 900 inmates on any given day. Keeping an eye on that many inmates is never easy, and administrators have had to stretch their resources to continue to operate... Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Utah Republicans heading to national convention unsure of Trump

Gov. Gary Herbert, one of the state's 40 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland that begins Monday, isn't sure what to expect from his party's presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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BYU researchers on the brink of stopping tree-eating beetles

Emerald ash borers are infesting states across the country and are on their way to Utah. But a recent BYU study may have found a way to eliminate the problematic pests. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Father runs back into burning Cedar Hills home to retrieve son; both hospitalized

A Cedar Hills man retrieved his 12-year-old son from their burning home early Friday and both were hospitalized with significant burns. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Woman escorting wide load vehicle dies in U.S. 6 collision

A driver who was escorting a vehicle with an oversized load died Friday after a head-on crash on U.S. 6 near Helper. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Terrorism trepidation? Live life, but buckle your seat belt, experts say

When dozens die in a mass shooting in Orlando or when a truck plows into Bastille Day revelers in Nice, some may question whether they should go out in public anymore. Psychologists say continuing... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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UTA approves funding for Provo-Orem bus rapid transit system

The Utah Transit Authority board of trustees Friday approved the funding necessary to support the development of a Transportation Improvement Project in Utah County. UTA and UDOT are proposing to... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Board of Regents approves 5 new graduate programs at UVU

The Utah State Board of Regents on Friday reviewed and approved plans for five new master’s degree programs at Utah Valley University. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Lindon Days celebration set for Aug. 1-6

The annual Lindon Days, which runs Monday, Aug. 1, through Saturday, Aug. 6, will kick off at 4 p.m. with a car show at Lindon City Park, 200 N. State. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Payson City Council OK’s boost in water rates

The City Council has approved a total $6 monthly base rate increase in residents’ water rates effective July 1. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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'Serious health risks' from algae prompt closure of Utah Lake

Utah Lake has been shut down by health officials because of "serious health risks" posed by a "large, harmful algal bloom." Read more »

July 15, 2016

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