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Some delays expected over holiday weekend; drivers should plan ahead

The Utah Department of Transportation is warning drivers to plan ahead for a few travel delays

Saved by the seat belt: a crash survivor's tale

The National Safety Council estimates more than 400 people will die on America's roads this Independence Day weekend, and about 49,500 will be injured. Those are the highest numbers since 2008. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Roosevelt officer justified in shooting death of Uintah County man, prosecutors rule

The Utah County Attorney's Office has determined that Roosevelt Police Lt. Pete Butcher was legally justified in shooting Kevin Vance Norton during a May 3 standoff. Norton died from a shotgun... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Alpine to consider motorized vehicle ban at park

ALPINE — The Alpine City Council will be considering a ban on motorized vehicles in Lambert Park. The issue will be taken up at the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Alpine City Hall, 20 N. Main. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Highland splash pad to close for recharging 1 hour each day

The Highland Town Center Splash Pad will close each day from 3 to 4 p.m. to allow time for the system to recharge. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Photos: Balloons fly over Provo as part of Freedom Festival

Utah County skies were a bit more colorful Wednesday morning as hot air balloons were prepared for the 31st annual Balloon Festival, part of America's Freedom Festival at Provo. July 2-4,... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Some Utah County fruit growers encouraged by what they see

Some fruit growers in Utah County are cautiously optimistic about this year’s crops. While some growers suffered losses due to an early spring and late frost, the growers are encouraged by... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Working group to address possible American Fork Canyon land swap

A group designed to preserve the Wasatch Mountains will create a working group that will examine and review the possible exchange involving Snowbird ski resort and the U.S. Forest Service. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Lane splits on I-15 near Point of the Mountain

Motorists traveling north on I-15 in Utah County will encounter a lane split near Point of the Mountain as crews rebuild lanes and widen the freeway. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Top Deseret News photos from last week (June 22 - 28)

This week's collection of photos features moments of sorrow, triumph, fun and silliness. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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UVU hopes to become 'national leader' with autism facility, program

Utah Valley University announced plans Monday to construct a privately funded facility dedicated to autism on its campus. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Actors prepare to fill many roles in HCTO's 'Into the Woods'

"Into the Woods" will open at Hale Center Theater Orem on July 2 and run through Aug. 14. Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Father, son lead officers on chase, hit bus, police say

A father and his son were arrested by Orem police Friday after allegedly fleeing from officers and hitting a bus. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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A week of triple-digit temperatures in Salt Lake City?

Forecasters are predicting triple-digit temperatures along the Wasatch Front for potentially the next seven days. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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BYU Center for Animation draws bright futures for students

Nearly 15 years since its organization, the BYU Center for Animation has become a pipeline for students to enter the animation industry. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Provo man may have been camping when he went missing in Wasatch County

A 73-year-old man may have been camping when he went missing earlier this month in Wasatch County, police said. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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'A changing face of Utah': Census estimates show diversity among large millennial population

Young adults are becoming a larger and more diverse share of Utah's population, according to 2014 estimates released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Pleasant Grove husband denied knowing of dead babies in garage

Investigators had a hard time believing a Pleasant Grove man didn't know his wife killed six of their babies and stored them in their garage but concluded he may have been so high on drugs he... Read more »

June 24, 2015

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Gov. Gary Herbert dismissed from jury duty

Gov. Gary Herbert reported for jury duty Tuesday but was dismissed by the judge. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Residents decry proposed American Fork Canyon land swap

Scores of residents packed the Utah County Commission chambers Tuesday to voice their disapproval of a proposal that would trade just over 400 acres of coveted land in American Fork Canyon for... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Nation's elite warriors fight for coveted title at Camp Williams

Thirteen of the best soldiers and non-commissioned officers are at Camp Williams this week, fighting through the heat to prove their battle skills. The Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Target shooters taking aim at trees, signs and historic art near Utah Lake

Conflicts over target shooting are flaring up again along the western shores of Utah Lake. Some residents are upset about the destruction of the environment and rock art, as well as all the garbage... Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Input sought on Utah County shooting restrictions

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input to determine target shooting restrictions in an area of northwest Utah County. Read more »

June 22, 2015

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First 100-degree day of 2015 likely to hit Wasatch Front on Sunday

Forecasters are predicting temperatures in the high 90s for the foreseeable future along the Wasatch Front, with temperatures likely hitting 100 degrees Sunday. The American Red Cross in Utah urges... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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'Treasure hunt' of American history comes to Provo

The "American History Exhibition" provides 400 years of artifacts that offer snapshots into the nation's history. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Prison relocation co-chairman asks if $1.8 billion economic impact estimate too low

A new study is underway at the request of a Prison Relocation Commission co-chairman to determine if the estimated $1.8 billion economic impact of developing the Utah State Prison site in Draper is... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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