Utah County

Utah County teen made bomb and other threats throughout country, police say

A 16-year-old Saratoga Springs boy has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat at Westlake High School.

WalletHub: Utah ranks as 11th safest state, Orem as safest city in state

In an analysis of the safest states to live in, Utah is No. 11, according to the WalletHub personal finance website. Read more »

June 16, 2014


Group hosts forum probing water scarcity in Utah

With Utah staring at its third year of drought, the availability of water becomes a key challenge for supply managers and policymakers. An environmental stewardship organization is hosting a free... Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Tax or fee? Cities face key decisions on future of UTOPIA

The 11 Utah cities involved with UTOPIA have until June 27 to approve moving forward with a public-private partnership with Australian investment firm Macquarie Capital Group that would see... Read more »

June 14, 2014


Summer festival season is off and running

Children's squeals carry from the carnival rides and linger with the smell of giant turkey legs, funnel cakes and, of course, scones that are famous to the Springville Art City Days. Read more »

June 13, 2014


Teen charged in deputy's death wants trial moved from Utah County

Lawyers for a 17-year-old girl charged with aggravated murder in the death of Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride want her trial moved out of Utah County. Read more »

June 12, 2014


Kayakers enjoy warm weather on Great Salt Lake

Joel and Alice Sherry of Sugar House kayaked on the Great Salt Lake on Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s Thursday with a chance of a thunderstorm. Read more »

June 11, 2014


Love plans to join Congressional Black Caucus; Owens first to buy TV time

GOP candidate Mia Love said Tuesday she'd join the Congressional Black Caucus if elected in Utah's 4th District even though she said the group does "ignite a lot of emotion" and is "about creating... Read more »

June 10, 2014


Police arrest father charged with stabbing, killing wife in Layton

Police arrested a Layton father Tuesday who they say murdered his estranged wife Sunday and then fled. Read more »

June 10, 2014


Provo advances to finals in Best Towns contest

The Stanley Cup Final and NBA Finals aren't the only national competitions underway. The Best Towns contest, which started with 64 cities, is down to two: Provo and Duluth, Minnesota. Read more »

June 10, 2014


Utah County Health Department offers free HIV testing

In honor of national HIV Testing Day, the Utah County Health Department will be offering free Rapid HIV screenings for Utah County residents by appointment June 23-27, with a walk-in clinic... Read more »

June 10, 2014


Orem man accused of 350 incidents of sex abuse

An Orem man was arrested Sunday after police say he sexually abused a teenage girl more than 300 times over the span of four years. Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Command change conducted at Camp Williams

The Utah Training Center for the National Guard conducted a garrison change of command Saturday. Read more »

June 9, 2014


Photos: 1,000 athletes, 1,000 volunteers make Special Olympics Summer Games

The 45th annual Special Olympics Summer Games were held June 6-7 at Herriman High School with more than 1,000 athletes participating and 1,000 volunteers making the event possible. Read more »

June 7, 2014


SCERA wins community theater award

SCERA Center for the Arts has been named the recipient of the Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatre. Read more »

June 7, 2014


Behind the music: Provo studio owner's passion is helping musicians 'blossom'

June Audio Recording Studios feels like a place where art happens. It looks like the kind of place where songs are crafted. Read more »

June 5, 2014


Stadium of Fire to host talent competition

The Gigg Stadium of Fire Talent Competition, which takes place June 10 at 7:30 p.m., gives four music acts the chance to compete for a spot to perform on the same stage as Carrie Underwood and... Read more »

June 5, 2014


Evidence against man accused of being BYU groper is weak, attorney says

Nathan Eric Fletcher, a man charged with two counts of sexual battery in connection with a series of gropings on or near the BYU campus, made an initial appearance in 4th District Court Thursday. Read more »

June 5, 2014


Live stream: Class of 2014 graduation ceremonies — Skyline High School

The Deseret News is providing live streams from the class of 2014 graduation ceremonies for several high schools in Utah. Read more »

June 5, 2014


Spanish Fork offers recycling program details

Spanish Fork's new recycling program will take effect in a few months, but residents and businesses can opt out if they wish. Read more »

June 4, 2014


Utah bond fund changes name

The Aquila Group of Funds announced Monday that the municipal bond fund formerly known as Tax-Free Fund For Utah is now called Aquila Tax-Free Fund For Utah. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2013


Judge rejects petition to open Ron Lafferty competency hearing

Judge Dee Benson has rejected a petition to open a mental competency hearing for Ron Lafferty, one of Utah's most infamous killers and the longest-standing death row inmate. Read more »

Oct. 23, 2013


Commercial and residential development plans announced for Geneva Steel land

Anderson Development announced Friday commercial and residential development plans for the site previously occupied by Geneva Steel. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2013


Shrinking reservoirs causing headaches for fishing, boating in Utah

Without a good winter with lots of snow, reservoir levels will be in terrible shape next year. This summer, however, fishing and boating are already suffering because of lack of water, with some... Read more »

July 26, 2013


Days of 47 Parade 'presses forward'

SALT LAKE CITY — Cloud cover kept the thousands of spectators lining the downtown streets cool on Monday for the Days of ′47 KSL 5 Parade. More than 100 entrants made their way from... Read more »

July 25, 2011


Utah Pioneer Day celebrations

Whether it is spent playing pioneer games, watching a parade with the family or going to a community barbecue, Utahns throughout the state will be celebrating Pioneer Day. Read more »

July 21, 2011


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