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Utah Lake reopens for boating; advisory against swimming, water sports remains

Authorities reopened Utah Lake for boating Thursday after tests showed diminishing levels of blue-green algae.

7-year-old girl dies after being hit by car in Bluffdale

A 7-year-old girl died Saturday after being hit by a car in Bluffdale. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Utah County Jail navigating staffing shortage, recruitment challenges

The Utah County Jail houses roughly 900 inmates on any given day. Keeping an eye on that many inmates is never easy, and administrators have had to stretch their resources to continue to operate... Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Utah Republicans heading to national convention unsure of Trump

Gov. Gary Herbert, one of the state's 40 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland that begins Monday, isn't sure what to expect from his party's presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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BYU researchers on the brink of stopping tree-eating beetles

Emerald ash borers are infesting states across the country and are on their way to Utah. But a recent BYU study may have found a way to eliminate the problematic pests. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Father runs back into burning Cedar Hills home to retrieve son; both hospitalized

A Cedar Hills man retrieved his 12-year-old son from their burning home early Friday and both were hospitalized with significant burns. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Woman escorting wide load vehicle dies in U.S. 6 collision

A driver who was escorting a vehicle with an oversized load died Friday after a head-on crash on U.S. 6 near Helper. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Terrorism trepidation? Live life, but buckle your seat belt, experts say

When dozens die in a mass shooting in Orlando or when a truck plows into Bastille Day revelers in Nice, some may question whether they should go out in public anymore. Psychologists say continuing... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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UTA approves funding for Provo-Orem bus rapid transit system

The Utah Transit Authority board of trustees Friday approved the funding necessary to support the development of a Transportation Improvement Project in Utah County. UTA and UDOT are proposing to... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Board of Regents approves 5 new graduate programs at UVU

The Utah State Board of Regents on Friday reviewed and approved plans for five new master’s degree programs at Utah Valley University. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Lindon Days celebration set for Aug. 1-6

The annual Lindon Days, which runs Monday, Aug. 1, through Saturday, Aug. 6, will kick off at 4 p.m. with a car show at Lindon City Park, 200 N. State. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Payson City Council OK’s boost in water rates

The City Council has approved a total $6 monthly base rate increase in residents’ water rates effective July 1. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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'Serious health risks' from algae prompt closure of Utah Lake

Utah Lake has been shut down by health officials because of "serious health risks" posed by a "large, harmful algal bloom." Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Mother upset about family's close call in carriage crash at Thanksgiving Point

Nichole Jones says she feels extremely lucky that she and her children were not seriously injured in a carriage ride crash Wednesday afternoon at Thanksgiving Point. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Cedar Hills boosts culinary water rates

Effective July 1, Cedar Hills residents will pay more for culinary water service. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Provo offering free trees to help reduce energy costs

Provo City Power would like to help residents with central air conditioning lower their electric bill and energy consumption by offering a free shade tree. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Lindon appoints new City Council member

Lindon Mayor Jeff Acerson and the City Council have tapped Dustin Sweeten to fill a vacant seat on the council that was created with the resignation of Randi Powell. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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UDOT to close S.R. 201 overnight beginning Friday

The Utah Department of Transportation is scheduled to close state Route 201 near the I-215 interchange Friday at 9 p.m., so crews can place new beams for temporary bridges on I-215. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Cost of death penalty giving rise to competing bills

A Utah lawmaker still intends to run a bill next year to condense Utah's death penalty appeals process, even though state law enforcement officials Wednesday told legislators it's already as tight... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Another step forward in development of prison site at Point of the Mountain

The Point of the Mountain Development Commission on Wednesday approved a nationwide search for consultants to come up with a plan for transforming the current site of the Utah State Prison into a... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Bears Ears controversy ramps up with Jewell's visit, Bishop's planned legislation

Discussion around a proposed national monument for the Bears Ears in southeastern Utah is ramping up with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's planned three-day trip to the region this week and Rep.... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Bear tranquilized after being spotted in Provo neighborhood

A bear was sighted and later tranquilized in a Provo neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, according to police. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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American Fork residents upset over vandalism at veterans memorial

A monument dedicated to veterans who have served in the war on terror was vandalized last week. The damage has since been cleaned up, but emotional wounds remain. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Utah gas prices dip, but still 12th highest in the country

Utah’s drivers saw gasoline price rise in April and May, before leveling out in June. This month, the average fuel price in Utah — $2.33 a gallon — is the 12th highest in the... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Provo man faces misdemeanor in federal building 'cricket bomb' case

A man arrested last year for allegedly taking a "cricket bomb" into the downtown federal building will face a misdemeanor charge. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Feds seek $1.6M from contractor for fighting 2012 Alpine fire

The federal government wants $1.6 million from a Utah County construction company to cover suppression costs for a wildfire that a track hoe operator sparked in Alpine four years ago. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Boys injured by fallen tree recovering and 'very happy,' father says

The family of two boys injured when a tree fell on the tent they were sleeping in expressed gratitude Tuesday to everyone who has helped them. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Rep. Mia Love will campaign in Utah during GOP convention

Not only is Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, skipping next week's Republican National Convention despite being elected a delegate, she also has decided not to go on a congressional trip to Israel. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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2 boys hospitalized after tree falls on family sleeping in tent in Provo

Two brothers, ages 7 and 9, were hospitalized Monday with injuries they suffered when a tree fell on their tent overnight in Provo. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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IM Flash to lay off 7% of Utah workforce

Lehi-based IM Flash — a joint venture between Micron and Intel — said Monday the company will cut about 7 percent of its workforce, or about 130 positions out of about 1,850 positions... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Provo utility hikes take effect this month

Starting this month, Provo residents should expect to see a substantial jump in their utility bills. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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'Wake up and come together': Utahns offer support for police at Provo vigil

About 15 people gathered in Provo for a vigil on Sunday to show support for law enforcement and to call for civil discussions of police accountability. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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This Is the Place park offers more than Mormon heritage

One of the greatest but little-known stories about Utah history is now a big part of This Is the Place Heritage Park. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Provo considers killing or relocating deer to tackle growing population troubles

Provo officials are considering killing or relocating up to 300 deer in the next three years to get its urban deer population under control. The City Council is seeking public input to decide which... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Dallas shooting leaves Utah law enforcement community heartbroken, frustrated

The sniper shooting in Dallas on Thursday that left five police officers dead reopened Nannette Wride's lingering wounds from the death of her husband more than two years ago. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Thousands of weevils deployed along Jordan River to help rid trail of goatheads

The Jordan River Commission and several dozen volunteers helped release 25,000 puncturevine weevils along the Jordan River Parkway Trail Friday to help rid the trail corridor of persistent,... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Mother, lifeguards help 3-year-old in near-drowning incident

A 3-year-old boy who nearly drowned Wednesday at the American Fork pool is home from the hospital, and he has the quick action of his mother and two lifeguards to thank for saving his life. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Feds investigating Utah Democratic governor candidate's wife for marijuana use

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah confirmed it has an open investigation into Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz's wife using marijuana. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Salt Lake County resident becomes first Zika-related death in continental U.S.

The first confirmed Zika-related death in the continental U.S. has occurred in Salt Lake County. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Utah drivers' licenses getting protective makeover

In an effort to revamp fraud protection throughout the state, the Utah Department of Public Safety's Driver License Division is now issuing newly designed drivers' licenses and identification cards... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Summer at the cinema: Theaters offer summer movie options geared toward children, families

Several theaters throughout Utah are offering family friendly movie options this summer, including SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, Water Gardens Theatres in Salt Lake and Utah counties, and... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Financial-aid application completions up in Utah, down nationwide

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education released data showing that fewer high school seniors nationwide are completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid than last year. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Utahns advised to vaccinate horses for West Nile virus

Due to the rise in temperatures and mosquito populations, Utah horse owners are being advised to vaccinate their horses to protect them from the West Nile virus. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Maple Mountain welders take 3rd in SkillsUSA competition

The Maple Mountain High School team of junior welding fabricators took third place in the nation at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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1 of Utah's prized national forests targeted in long-term management planning efffort

More than 2 million people visit the Ashley National Forest each year. The forest is home to Flaming Gorge and Utah's highest mountain peak. The process to update the long-term management plan for... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Timpanogos Cave sees increase in visitors this year

Officials say the number of visitors to the Timpanogos Cave National Monument in Utah County is on the rise this year. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Discarded fireworks spark three house fires in two days

For the third time in two days, a Utah family's home was damaged by a fire caused by discarded fireworks. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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'Everything is going skyward': Utah Valley Hospital makes progress on $429 million facility

When the new patient tower at Utah Valley Hospital opens its doors in 2018, it will become the tallest building in Utah County and will redefine the skyline of Provo. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Poll: Utahns oppose public bathroom accommodations for transgender people

A majority of Utahns oppose making accommodations in public bathrooms for transgender people, a new poll shows. And the issue could come up when the Utah Legislature meets in general session next... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Report: TRAX operator's mistake caused derailment

A TRAX train derailed nearly two months ago because the operator thought he was supposed to go straight and took a curve at more than twice the recommended speed, according to newly released police... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Pleasant Grove woman killed in ATV crash

A person killed in an ATV crash over the holiday weekend was identified Tuesday as a Pleasant Grove woman. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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