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Provo Towne Centre mall now under ownership of California-based company

Jones Lang LaSalle announced that California-based Brixton Capital acquired 100 percent ownership of Provo Towne Centre.

Lehi airman pulls off 'Operation Surprise' with 4 pleased daughters

An airman who came home a week early after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan came up with an elaborate plan to surprise each of his four girls in a carefully orchestrated series of events. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2015

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Drivers honk to say thank you to veterans ‘Standing Quietly’ on bridges

Veterans Day means a lot to Jonathan Walker, so much so that last year, all by himself, he got on that bridge and started saluting drivers in cars going by. That one event has now turned into... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2015

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Feedback sought on Provo Orem Transportation Improvement Project

The Utah Department of Transportation wants public feedback on the Provo Orem Transportation Improvement Project, which is designed to alleviate traffic and connect residents to shopping, schools and downtown areas. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2015

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Charges: Man drove Iowa teen to Orem and sexually abused her

An Orem man, 28, met a 16-year-old girl at her home in Iowa three times this year and took her back to Utah, where she lived with him for about four weeks while he committed sexual crimes against... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2015

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UDOT announces winter highway closures

The Utah Department of Transportation has announced state Route 39, the Monte Cristo Highway, and SR-65, the Big Mountain Highway, are set to close Monday, Nov. 16, depending on the weather. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2015

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$1.5M gift to support new professorship at USU's School of Accountancy

James and Bonnie Quigley, with added support from the Deloitte Foundation, have created a $1.5 million professorship at Utah State University’s School of Accountancy in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2015

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Adobe contest aims to attract new talent to field of big data analytics

Big data analytics is creating a lot of unfilled jobs. By 2018, demand will be 60 percent greater than supply. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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Hospital honors veterans for service as caregivers

Military leaders and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center honored veterans working in the hospital for their continued service to the community. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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John Miller to retire after 30 years of successfully leading AF band to victory

The retiring director of the super-size, uber-impressive, award-winning American Fork High School Marching Band, John Miller, says it's always been about the kids and for the kids. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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Amended, lesser charges filed against Provo High student in hazing incident

Amended charges have been filed against a Provo High School student in connection with a hazing incident involving members of the wrestling team. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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New communication tower aims to save lives in American Fork Canyon

Lone Peak Fire District dedicated a new emergency communication tower at Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon on Saturday. Cellular service is nonexistent at the popular recreation site,... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2015

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Macey's launching online shopping option in Utah County

Salt Lake-based Macey’s is introducing a shopping option called Macey’s Anywhere, which allows customers to place their orders online and pick up their groceries the same day with... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2015

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'The Good Dinosaur' visits Thanksgiving Point

Arlo, a 20-foot Apatosaurus, and his human friend, Spot, of the new Disney/Pixar film “The Good Dinosaur” pay a visit to Thanksgiving Point in Lehi on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. The pair... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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State to hire firm to manage construction of new prison 'as soon as possible'

Nearly two months after their first meeting, members of the Prison Development Commission adopted recommendations that include hiring a firm "as soon as possible" to manage construction of a new... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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'Pied Piper' of at-risk youths speaks at Provo forum on race relations

Hudson met with police officers, members of Provo's Citizen Advisory Board and other local leaders this week at the Covey Arts Center at a forum to discuss race relations in Provo. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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UHP cracking down on prescription drug-impaired drivers

A national survey shows drunken driving is down nearly one-third in the past seven years, but during that same time, the number of motorists with prescription drugs in their system rose significantly. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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Provo's RAP tax won't go into effect until April 1, 2016

Provo voters on Tuesday approved the city’s recreation, arts and parks tax, which will increase the sales tax 1 cent for every $10 of sales in Provo. But the tax still has to clear some... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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UVU to ‘honor all who serve’ during Veterans Day celebrations

The Veteran Success Center at Utah Valley University is “Honoring All Who Serve — Past, Present and Future” with a series of activities centered around Veterans Day. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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Apple discount is being extended to BYU alumni

BYU alumni are now eligible for discounted pricing on Apple products at the BYU Store. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2015

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Utah anglers reel in a win as judge tosses 'stream access' law

A hard-fought battle over a controversial law governing public access to streams and rivers that cross private land culminated in a ruling that deemed the statute unconstitutional. An anglers... Read more »

Nov. 5, 2015

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Provo High School wrestler faces 9 charges in hazing incident

The Utah County Attorney's Office has filed multiple criminal charges against a Provo High School wrestler for his alleged involvement in a hazing incident. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2015

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Saratoga Springs homeowners concerned over Redwood Road traffic

Residents who live along privately owned roads roughly east of the intersection of Redwood Road and Grandview Boulevard say dozens of drivers each morning are detouring through their neighborhood. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2015

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Northern Utah water year is off to slow start

Wet weather pounded southern Utah in October but did not show up much for the northern half of the state. Utah is still in the clutches of a four-year drought, with water managers anxious that... Read more »

Nov. 4, 2015

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Man dies, wife in critical condition after SUV rolls in Bluffdale

An elderly man died after the SUV his wife was driving Tuesday rolled in Bluffdale, police said. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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What you need to know going in to the 2015 municipal election results

Utahns will vote on issues ranging from city council positions, mayoral candidates, a proposed sales tax and a measure on community preservation in Tuesday's election. Here is your guide for some... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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Judge dismisses rape case against former Utah nurse

A judge has dismissed all charges against a former Utah nurse accused of raping and sexually abusing a patient at Uintah Basin Medical Center in 2013. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2015

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Ex-Ancestry.com founder pleads guilty in teen sex abuse case

A Highland man accused of sexual activity with a teenage girl who came to have sleepovers with his daughter has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2015

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Spanish Fork creates safe zone for online transactions

The Spanish Fork Police Department has created a safe zone to help online sellers and buyers complete their transactions safely. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2015

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Guns N’ Hoses Football fundraiser set for Saturday

The annual Guns N’ Hoses Football fundraiser — pitting Provo police against Provo fire and rescue in a football game — kicks off at noon Saturday at the Timpview High School... Read more »

Oct. 29, 2015

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Provo bracing for huge crowds at LDS temple open house

The long-awaited public open house of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ new temple in Provo is now less than three months away. Provo City is bracing for the huge crowds. Read more »

Oct. 29, 2015

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'Understanding Alzheimer's' is focus of caregivers conference

The 10th annual Caregiver Conference will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Orem Senior Friendship Center, 93 N. 400 East. Read more »

Oct. 29, 2015

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Police investigate alleged hazing at Provo High wrestling practice

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and two juveniles are being investigated in connection with an alleged hazing incident this week at a high school wrestling practice, school district officials... Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015

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Dick Harmon: BYU soccer player Carla Swensen's injury is one for the books — literally

BYU sophomore soccer forward Carla Swensen had no idea the unheard of injury she suffered in practice that ended her season would become a case study and likely be the first of its kind in a... Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015

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Highland to host pumpkin walk

Highland is hosting a pumpkin walk Thursday and Friday at the Town Center Splash Pad Park. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015

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Search continues for missing Provo mother of 5

A search resumed Wednesday for a Provo mother of five missing since Saturday night. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015

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The drought paradigm brings change to the West

The stark reality of the continuing drought's impact in 17 states in the West, Pacific Northwest and Midwest is driving new regional and federal responses to better prepare. One includes a regional... Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015

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Family, friends, Provo police searching for missing mother of 5

Family members said Nicole Harris, 41, was last seen leaving her Provo home on Saturday. Search efforts continued Wednesday. Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015

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Trial opens in suit filed after Lehi boy killed by tombstone

Lawyers for the family of a 4-year-old Lehi boy crushed by a tombstone say he died after shoddy maintenance left the historic headstone weak and dangerous. A trial in the case began Tuesday. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2015

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Police locate family of boy found alone on Payson street

Police say they have located the family of a young boy found wandering in Payson on Tuesday. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2015

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Saratoga Springs says settlement with Hunt family should be enforced

Susan Hunt and the estate of Darrien Hunt are not disputing evidence presented by Saratoga Springs regarding a $900,000 settlement, "they simply ignore it," a new court filing says. Read more »

Oct. 26, 2015

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Utah population hits 3 million mark

Tiny Sadie Christensen might the 3 millionth resident of Utah. The Beehive State hit that population milestone sometime in October, and officials chose Monday to recognize the event. Read more »

Oct. 26, 2015

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Spanish Fork man killed in motorcycle crash identified

A motorcyclist who died after crashing Saturday night has been identified as a 20-year-old Spanish Fork resident. Read more »

Oct. 25, 2015

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BYU tuition set to rise almost 3 percent

Undergraduate and graduate students at BYU will see a tuition increase nearing 3 percent next year, the school announced Friday. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2015

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Motorcyclist killed in accident near Spanish Fork

A motorcyclist died Saturday after deputies say he rounded a corner too fast and slid under a pickup truck near Spanish Fork. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2015

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Plane crashes in Utah County, but pilot suffers only minor injuries

A single engine plane crashed and started on fire near Elberta, Utah County, Saturday morning. The pilot suffered only minor injuries, but the plane was destroyed. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2015

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BYU's Bravo! series presents celebration of Frank Wildhorn's music

BYU's Symphony Orchestra and Musical Theatre Chorus will perform the music of Frank Wildhorn alongside the composer and a trio of Broadway stars in BYU's de Jong Concert Hall Friday, Oct. 30. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2015

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Hands-free devices are not risk-free devices for drivers, researchers say

Hands-free devices are entirely safe to use while driving, right? A recent U. study shows that this is likely not the case. It may take a driver up to 27 seconds to refocus on the road after using... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2015

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In memory of local musical youth, foundation hosts benefit concert, plans to donate piano

The J. Wesley Foundation strives to help children express themselves through music in memory of Wes Buckner, and it is hosting a benefit concert featuring guest artist Massimiliano Frani and will... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2015

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Police: Three elk killed, quartered, stolen from private Utah County ranch

Three domesticated elk were killed and then stolen from an enclosed ranch in Spanish Fork Canyon this summer, and police are seeking to identify the culprits, the Utah County Sheriff's Office said... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2015

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New report shows Utah families may pay up to $140 more in taxes

A Utah family earning $50,000 a year could end up paying nearly an additional $140 annually in gas, property and sales taxes thanks to the 2015 Legislature. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2015

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