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Charges: Orem mom left 2 small kids alone while she went out drinking

An Orem woman has been charged with abandoning two small children while she went out drinking.

Payson teen hit, killed by 2 cars on way to school

A 14-year-old Payson boy was hit by two cars and killed while walking to school Monday. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Massive Pleasant Grove High response not overkill but 'the norm,' police say (+video)

Approximately 200 officers responded to Pleasant Grove High School Thursday on a report of a man with a gun. While the report turned out to be a hoax, police say their response was not overkill. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

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BYU alumni part of cast, production team for new movie 'Christmas Eve'

A new holiday film about six situations where people are stuck in an elevator includes Patrick Stewart and Jon Heder in the cast and a number of graduates from Brigham Young University. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Census: More single moms falling below poverty line in Utah

More single mothers are falling below the poverty line throughout Utah and the U.S., including almost 38 percent of single moms in the state, according to new Census data released Thursday. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Police swarm Pleasant Grove High after false report of gunman inside

Officers swarmed Pleasant Grove High School and placed it on lockdown for more than two hours Thursday after receiving a false report of a man with a weapon inside the school, police said. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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8 students awarded scholarships in bookmark contest

Eight Utah students received $1,000 Utah Educational Savings Plan college savings scholarship accounts for their winning entries in the 2015 “Make Your Mark” Bookmark Contest. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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Report offers few answers to increasing voter turnout in Utah

There's no easy solution to increasing voter turnout in Utah, according to a new report by the Utah Foundation. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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Police looking for man who groped 3 joggers in Provo

Three women were either groped or flashed while jogging Tuesday in Provo, police said, and investigators are trying to identify the man responsible. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Bank of Utah, Arctic Circle partner for annual coat drive

Bank of Utah and Arctic Circle are partnering for Bank of Utah's annual Warm Bodies, Warm Souls coat drive Dec. 1-24. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Christmas Box Angel candlelight vigil is Dec. 6 in Spanish Fork

The public is invited to honor the memory of the littlest members of the community that have died at this year’s Christmas Box Angel candlelight vigil on Sunday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., at the Spanish Fork Cemetery, 420 S. 400 East. Read more »

Nov. 30, 2015

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Tanker crash sends oil into Provo River as snow and ice create hazards

Saturday saw several road closures and accidents as light snow and cold temperatures created treacherous driving conditions over the holiday weekend. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Thanksgiving Point welcomes 2 reindeer visitors

If you don't know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, you can head over to Thanksgiving Point. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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Santa arrives at University Mall despite brisk wind

Brisk winds posed a problem for Santa's helicopter landing at University Mall on Friday, but he didn't let that stop him from visiting his eager fans. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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MTC missionaries spend Thanksgiving preparing 350,000 meal packs

1200 missionaries, who will soon leave to 38 different countries, spent much of their Thanksgiving afternoon preparing and packaging roughly 350,000 meals for Utah children in need. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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SWAT officers arrest Spanish Fork man after 3-hour standoff

SWAT officers entered a Spanish Fork apartment to arrest a man with a gun who had made death threats against a woman and two children late Wednesday night, police said. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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Utah oral surgeons to give away 2 new smiles

Two Utah County residents will have something to smile about after getting makeovers from two local oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Thanksgiving Day runs in Utah

Before feasting in the afternoon, some Utahns spend their Thanksgiving morning running. Here are details for some of the races. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Fiji's U.N. ambassador to speak Dec. 7 at UVU

Utah Valley University’s Office of International Affairs & Diplomacy will host Peter Thomson, Fiji's ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Sorensen Center,... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Utah consumer attitudes still upbeat about local economy

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index decreased by 1.6 points to register at 114 in November. The index continued to show high confidence from consumers about the strong-performing local... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Utah liquor commission going slow on Starbucks' request to sell beer, wine

Starbucks wants to add alcoholic beverages to its assortment of coffee, tea and hot chocolate at five of its Utah stores, but the state alcohol commission isn't ready to let the pouring begin. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Utah lawmaker declines offer to lead Utah College of Applied Technology

Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, who was selected to be the next president of the Utah College of Applied Technology, has declined the new position after accepting a counteroffer from his current... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Payson mom releases Christmas album after 'Hallelujah' video goes viral

After a whirlwind two months following the meteoric rise of her "Mommy's Hallelujah" video, Payson mother Shannon Abbott has released her first album just in time for Christmas. Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

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A trip 'back in time': Legends Motorcycle Emporium displays vintage bikes, art

Legends Motorcycle Emporium offers a special look at vintage motorcycles and art. Owner Rick Salisbury says the last time he counted his collection, he had about 150 bikes, but he “lost count... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2015

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Terrorism propaganda assignment causes concern at Salem Junior High School

Schools administrators this week canceled an assignment requiring junior high school students to create a propaganda poster promoting ISIS or other terrorist groups after alarmed parents... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Utah jobless rate holds steady at 3.6 percent

Utah’s payroll employment for October 2015 grew by an estimated 3.5 percent, adding 47,700 jobs to the economy as compared to October 2014. The state jobless rate was at 3.6 percent in... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Clothes, food and toys needed for Sub for Santa program

Individuals, families and businesses are invited to adopt a family and help fill in for Santa this Christmas through the Deseret News Sub for Santa program. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Zero Fatalities photo contest: Why do you buckle up?

Those who support the use of seat belts can submit a picture to the Zero Fatalities "Buckle Up You Must" contest. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Volunteers surprise Marine Corps veteran with home renovation

Volunteers from Utah nonprofit organization Heart 2 Home completely remodeled a U.S. Marine Corps veteran's 1960s-era home in American Fork. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Sherry Young: Family's hearts are longing for missing Utah mother Nicole Coletti Harris

Not many of us are spared the experience of waking up to something we hope is a nightmare and then realizing sleep has let us forget for a while. Things like this happen to other people —... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Utah ranks as national leader in wage growth, expansion

A recent study shows that Utah wages rank quite competitively across the Intermountain West. When comparing Utah’s wages with the national average, the Beehive State has a higher percentage... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Zions Bank awards 3 Smart Women Grants

Three Utah women who empower women in their communities were honored as part of Zions Bank’s 2015 Smart Women Grants on Nov. 12. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Deceased woman whose baby miraculously survived crash had a 'mixed drug intoxication'

The Springville woman who died after crashing into the Spanish Fork River in March and whose baby daughter's survival after 14 hours in the wrecked car attracted worldwide attention had marijuana's... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Spanish Fork to welcome Santa at Winter Lights Parade

Spanish Fork's Winter Lights Parade will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Payson woman of 'Mommy's Hallelujah' fame releases mom version of 'Right Here Waiting'

Shannon Abbott has released yet another mommy version of a popular song, and it doesn't look like she's stopping any time soon. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Utah homelessness drops, but number of homeless schoolchildren is up

The numbers of chronically homeless Utahns are so low, service providers know them by name. And family homelessness is down 10 percent from a year ago, a new state report says. Yet, numbers of... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Social media, prayers keep family of injured Orem woman full of hope

A month ago, Maddison Jones, a young woman from Orem, was involved in a horrible car accident that left her in a coma. Her family says it’s the response on social media that’s keeping... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Ex-Congressman Jim Matheson encourages students to participate in political arena

Former Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, shared the great need for leaders who can work together rather than separate themselves to the extremes during a forum address at Brigham Young University on Tuesday. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Proposition 1 officially fails in Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen made the official announcement regarding Proposition 1 on Tuesday during a County Council meeting. The measure failed in the county by approximately 2 percent... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Sub for Santa needs sponsors to help families in need

During this Christmas season, we invite you to help fill the wish list of one of many families in need by adopting a family through the Sub for Santa program. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Geology calendar highlights 'must-see' Utah places

It's that time of year again. For less than the price of a fast food combination meal, residents and visitors alike can snap up a stocking stuffer from the Utah Geological Survey. The 2016 calendar... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Man who assaulted girl on her way to school wants to withdraw plea

A man who admitted last month to sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl as she walked to school is now asking to withdraw his plea. The girl's father says his brave daughter is prepared to send... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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Book review: 'The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth' picture book captures the beauty of the Earth

When a boy asks for the secret to happiness, he is taken on an adventure of self-discovery through nature in "The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth." Read more »

Nov. 14, 2015

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Reward for missing Provo woman increased to $50K

The reward for finding a Provo woman missing for seven months has been increased to $50,000. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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Missing BYU student found

A BYU student missing for four days was found late Thursday. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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Provo police seeking help in 3 'very different' missing person cases

Two families announced new steps to find their vanished loved ones Thursday as Provo police investigated a third recent missing person case. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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Police want public's help finding BYU student missing since Sunday

A BYU student is missing, and Provo police are seeking the public's help locating him. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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Fire in American Fork home causes $50,000 in damage

A fire tore through the garage of an American Fork home and caused $50,000 in damage Thursday morning, fire officials said. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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Payson woman found in Tooele County after 9 days missing

A Payson woman was found safe at a motel in Tooele County after going missing for more than a week, police said. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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Provo RDA offering loans to upgrade basement windows

The Provo Redevelopment Agency is providing loans and grants to low- to moderate-income owner occupants of single-family residential homes to upgrade basement windows. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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Race, gender, minority percentage makeup of Utah’s schools

America's classrooms are changing. Here's a look at the race/ethnicity and gender breakdown of Utah's schools. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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