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Board of Regents approves 3 percent tuition increase, higher student fees

The Utah Board of Regents approved a tuition increase of 3 percent for Utah's public colleges and universities

Lawmakers asked to give commission authority to relocate state prison

Lawmakers could avoid deciding where to relocate the Utah State Prison from Draper under a proposal from House leadership that would leave the choice up to the Legislature's Prison Relocation... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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American Fork police offer landlord class

The American Fork Police Department is offering a two-part class on landlord basics next month. The class will be held at the police department, 75 E. 80 North. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Fireballs spotted over western U.S. as Chinese rocket burns up

People from Arizona to Canada reported seeing bright lights in the sky as a Chinese rocket burned up in the atmosphere late Monday night. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Pleasant Grove firefighters use special truck to navigate narrow streets

Utah communities are growing upward, and that means some serious challenges for firefighters. In order to ensure they can get to homes quickly and efficiently in emergencies, they need versatile... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Theater review: HCTO's character-focused 'Les Miz' immerses audiences in the story

Hale Center Theater Orem has succeeded at assembling a talented cast of actors and singers to tell individual stories and stage a character-focused take on the musical “Les Miserables.” Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Generous stranger anonymously purchases wedding dress for bride-to-be

A Provo bride-to-be who was short on cash received the surprise of a lifetime when a anonymous stranger picked up the tab for her wedding dress. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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Utah lawmakers looking at gas tax increases to pay for road maintenance

Utahns may soon be paying more at the pump as the state Legislature considers competing proposals for raising the gas tax for the first time in nearly two decades. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Bill would expand family death benefits of fallen officers

A House panel recommended a bill Friday that would expand death benefits of peace officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Lehi sculptor, couple work together on memorial for infant cemetery

A new sculpture will grace an infant cemetery in Lehi, and the models for the artwork have a deep, personal connection to the subject. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Forensic expert warns of dangerous smartphone apps

Some of a smartphone’s most basic functions are leaving users vulnerable to hackers, and one Utah computer forensics expert said Thursday many people are in the dark about the potential hazards. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Utah County offers Garden of Hope women's health fair

The Utah County Health Department next month will be offering the Garden of Hope-Health Fair for women between the ages of 40-64 to promote cancer awareness and free screenings. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Provo District band director wins state award

Provo School District elementary band director Whitney Werner has received the Outstanding Elementary Music Teacher Award for the state of Utah. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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2 men dead in apparent murder-suicide in Orem

Police are investigating the shooting deaths of two men at an Orem home Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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Nebo District holding chess tournament for students

The Nebo School District will hold a chess tournament for elementary, junior high and high school students. Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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Vandals strike Timpanogos Cave

Investigators say vandals hiked the partially snow-covered trail to Timpanogos Cave, stole rescue equipment, damaged a restroom and left the park spattered with graffiti. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Judge decides which evidence jurors will hear in Meagan Grunwald trial

Both prosecutors and attorneys for Meagan Grunwald, 18, claimed victories Tuesday after a judge ruled what evidence he will allow jurors to hear in the her upcoming aggravated murder trial. She is... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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More ducks, geese found shot at Orem pond

Residents living near the Golden Pond Duck Sanctuary in Orem say they're finding more ducks and geese that appear to have been shot with a pellet gun. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Man killed by police wanted to commit 'suicide by cop,' estranged wife said in 911 call

The estranged wife of a man shot and killed by police Sunday said in a 911 call that Cody Evans wanted to commit "suicide by cop." Read more »

Feb. 16, 2015

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How a group of local teens are sending the message that the 'R-word' is not OK

Students from American Fork High School are using social media to speak out against the “R-word.” Read more »

Feb. 14, 2015

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Woman killed crossing against the light at Taylorsville intersection

A 21-year-old woman is dead after being struck in a crosswalk Thursday night. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015

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Man found guilty of murdering Provo man he was contracted to assault

A man hired to assault a Provo man over a debt has been found guilty of aggravated murder. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015

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17 million pounds of carp removed so far from Utah Lake

If Utah Lake is looking a little different lately, it’s missing something — millions of pounds of carp. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015

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Orem offers $12,500 reward to catch serial arsonist

Catching a serial arsonist is now a top priority for Orem officials, who announced Thursday they are offering a $12,500 reward for information leading to an arrest. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015

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Ducks found shot at Orem pond

For the past three days, residents have found more than a dozen ducks and geese dead with small pellet wounds. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2015

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Intoxicated man arrested for impersonating ICE agent, police say

Police arrested an American Fork man over the weekend who they say tried to impersonate a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2015

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