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UTA employee Kay Ricks remembered as 'endlessly forgiving'

Several hundred friends, family members and co-workers gathered to honor Kay Ricks.

UTA employee Kay Ricks remembered as 'endlessly forgiving'

Several hundred friends, family members and co-workers gathered at an LDS Chapel in American Fork to honor the life of Kay Ricks, UTA employee who was found dead on a dirt road outside Kemmerer,... Read more »

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State inspectors making sure drivers get what they pay for at the pump

With Utahns heading out on the roads for Memorial Day weekend, state inspectors say drivers are almost always getting their money’s worth when they fill up at the pump. Read more »

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Former Springville High student charged with threat of terrorism

An 18-year-old Springville man was charged Friday for allegedly making online threats of a terrorism attack at Springville High on May 19. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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What Utah voters need to know for the 2016 primaries

Regardless of whether voters intend to vote by mail or in person, they will have to navigate a handful of specific deadlines in order to keep their votes eligible for the upcoming June 28 primaries. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Ex-BYU student convicted in meth lab case arrested in similar Salt Lake case

A former BYU student who originally claimed he was making soap but was later convicted of operating a clandestine laboratory was arrested again Friday for investigation of a similar offense. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Mapleton to discuss proposed road fee on June 15

Mapleton will hold an open house on Wednesday, June 15, to discuss and answer questions about a proposed utility road fund the City Council hopes to adopt in July. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Police: Woman died on zip line after falling tree branch hit her

Police say a South Carolina woman killed on a zip line at Sundance Mountain Resort this week was hit by a broken tree branch as it fell. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Man charged with threats of terrorism, robbery in holdup of Riverton bank

A Lehi man was charged Thursday in connection with a bank robbery earlier this week that caused the evacuation of about a dozen businesses in Riverton. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Man hit, killed by FrontRunner train in Provo

A man was hit and killed by a FrontRunner train Thursday, and police are investigating why he was on the track. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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American Fork appoints interim police chief

Lt. Darren Falslev was appointed Thursday as American Fork's interim police chief, replacing veteran Chief Lance Call. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Cedar Hills’ Family Festival kicks off Tuesday

Cedar Hills’ annual Family Festival is set for Tuesday, May 31, through Saturday, June 4, at various sites. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Provo’s Bikes and Trikes Festival is Saturday

Provo officials are inviting residents to grab their family, friends and neighbors and pedal to Memorial Park, 800 E. Center, on Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to noon for the Bikes and Trikes... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Unified firefighters get hands-on training in swift-water rescues

Rescuers from the Unified Fire Authority are in the water training in the event of a swift-water rescue. The training comes as the snowmelt is starting to really pick up prior to the busy Memorial... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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UTA hikes fees for public records

The UTA board of trustees approved a resolution Wednesday to increase the fee for public records from $5 to $15. The agency said the increase will help offset the cost of fulfilling hundreds of... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Repo man charged with manslaughter in Pleasant Grove woman's death

A repo man accused of chasing a woman whose car he was trying to repossess was charged with manslaughter Tuesday for allegedly using his tow truck to run the woman off the road, causing her to... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Utah Fraternal Order of Police endorses Gov. Gary Herbert

The Utah Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Gov. Gary Herbert's re-election bid. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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FBI asks for help retracing steps of 'persons of interest' in UTA employee's killing

The FBI confirmed Tuesday that it considers Flint and Dereck "DJ" Harrison "persons of interest" in the killing of UTA employee Kay Ricks. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Provo School District honors 11 employees

The Provo School District honored 11 employees for outstanding service to the Board of Education’s May meeting. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Lehi explores bond to fund recreational park

Voters in Lehi could see a bond issue on the November ballot that would increase property taxes to fund a new park for team sports. It’s in response to an increased demand for recreational... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Bomb threats called in to 2 Utah schools

Bomb threats were called into two Utah schools Wednesday, resulting in students at one school being sent home early. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Report: Tourism spending in Utah grew to nearly $8 billion

That Zion National Park anticipates record crowds this Memorial Day weekend should come as no surprise considering Utah's steady and unprecedented growth in tourism. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Groundbreaking held for new Provo courthouse

A major change is coming to the skyline in Provo with the addition of the new 4th District Courthouse. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Utah's energy summit highlights challenges, successes

The fifth annual Governor's Utah Energy Development Summit opened Tuesday in Salt Lake City amid a volatile market for commodities such as oil, natural gas and coal. Utah's solar growth is booming,... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Photos: Harmons employees go toe-to-toe for a good cause

Breanne Wayment, playing for the Station Park Harmons, is out at third during the grocery chain's annual kickball tournament in West Valley City on Tuesday. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Utah doctor convicted in wife's death appeals sex-abuse case

A Pleasant Grove doctor found guilty of drugging his wife and leaving her to die in a bathtub appealed a separate sexual abuse conviction on Tuesday, arguing he didn't get a fair trial after he was... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Nebo educator named Health Teacher of the Year

Nebo School District’s KyLynn James, a health teacher at Salem Junior High, has been named the Utah Junior High School Health Teacher of the Year by the Utah Association for Health, Physical... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Eagle Mountain to inaugurate new cemetery

Eagle Mountain will inaugurate the Pony Express Memorial Cemetery, 4647 N. Eagle Mountain Blvd., at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. The event will include speakers and bagpipers. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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National conservative group backs Jonathan Johnson's bid to oust Herbert

A national group that advocates conservative principles threw its support Tuesday behind Republican Jonathan Johnson's campaign to unseat GOP Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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UTA relents to criticism, agrees to open its committee meetings

One week after Salt Lake County leaders threatened to block $150 million in tax money from the Utah Transit Authority if it doesn't reopen its committee meetings to the public, transit officials... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Blunt force trauma caused S. Carolina woman's zipline death, police say

Blunt force trauma caused the death of a woman who died Friday while riding a zipline at Sundance Mountain Resort, police said Monday. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Police: Woman found near Goshen died of hypothermia

The woman whose naked body was found last week in Utah County died from hypothermia, police said Monday. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Saved by the belt: Family recalls crash that could have been deadly

The two-week national Click It or Ticket safety campaign started Monday. Justin Harding, the governor's chief of staff, and his family shared their story about surviving a car crash due to wearing... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Lightning damages Angel Moroni statue atop Bountiful Temple

A lightning strike damaged the Angel Moroni statue atop the Bountiful Temple on Sunday afternoon. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Group targets Utah's public lands fight with ad campaign

An organization is rolling out the "U-Turn Utah" advertising campaign targeting audiences in multiple states in the West. The campaign criticizes Utah's efforts to get control of 32 million acres... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Man discovers, restores statues from American Fork's Fairyland Park

A Utah man discovered two statues of a storybook-themed park torn down 40 years ago that were hidden in American Fork. He restored them and gave them back. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Pony Express Days festival May 27-June 4

Eagle Mountain's Pony Express Days festival is set for Friday, May 27, through Saturday, June 4. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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A family's faith and a mother's legacy shine through The Emily Effect

Most people know perinatal mood disorders as "postpartum depression" or the "baby blues." For Emily Dyches, it meant anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD. Her family wants to share her difficult story... Read more »

May 22, 2016

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South Carolina woman dies on Sundance zip line

The woman who died Friday at Sundance Mountain Resort while riding a zip line has been identified as Lisa Lambe, 55, of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Sutherland Institute looks to broaden reach as conservative think tank

The Salt Lake City-based Sutherland Institute has plans to reshape itself as a nationally recognized conservative think tank under its new president. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Utah bus drivers put safety to the test

Utah school bus drivers competed against each other, but mostly honed their own skills as they completed a 20-minute driving course, officiated by the Utah Highway Patrol on Saturday. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Missing Millard County woman's body found near U.S. 6, police say

Police say a body found Friday near U.S. 6 on the border of Utah and Juab counties is a Millard County woman missing since May 14. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Utah man held 1,164 days in jail without a bond hearing

After being held more than three years without a bond hearing in the Utah County Jail as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee, a federal judge has ordered that Martin Chairez-Castrejon... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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'Dirty soda' lawsuit calls shop's co-owners responsible for alleged trademark violations

In an increasingly dirty legal battle between dueling soda shops, Swig now names the owners and officers of its rival company, Sodalicious, as individual defendants in a federal lawsuit. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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National Science Foundation grant aims to curb Utah teacher shortage

The National Science Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to Utah Valley University this month in an effort to encourage more students to become science and math teachers. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Former Springville High student arrested for making online threats, police say

An 18-year-old man who police say took to social media asking people meet him at Springville High School with an AK-47 has been arrested for investigation of making a terroristic threat. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Utah communities still among fastest-growing in country, Census estimates show

Several Utah communities, especially South Jordan, remain among the top in the country for population growth, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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UTA taking threat to block funding 'seriously'

In the days since Salt Lake County leaders threatened to block $150 million in yearly tax revenue from the UTA if it doesn't reverse its decision to close its committee meetings, transit officials... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Hundreds of Utah coal miners speak out on proposed federal reforms

Hundreds of coal miners sporting yellow T-shirts extolling the benefits of coal attended a daylong meeting at the Salt Palace Convention Center hosted by the Bureau of Land Management, urging the... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Democrats say county primary election voter letters favor GOP

Utah Democratic leaders say county letters informing unaffiliated voters about the upcoming primary election amount to a registration drive for the Republican Party. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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'Regimented' UTA employee remembered as family man, handyman

Friends and co-workers remembered UTA maintenance worker Kay Ricks, of American Fork, as a hardworking and punctual man who loved his family. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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