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Payson I-15 interchange to be evaluated

Payson and the Utah Department of Transportation are preparing an environmental impact statement to evaluate the interchange at Main Street and I-15. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Mother of slain baby to serve 90 days in jail

Brianna Brown, 30, will serve a total of 90 days in jail for three counts of endangerment of a child in connection with the death of her 3-month-old baby, Paxton, in 2012. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Lehi selects new police chief

Lehi Police Lt. Darren Paul has been selected as Lehi's new police chief. Paul will begin his tenure as chief immediately. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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John Jones died in a cave, but his widow emerged from the darkness

Emily Jones-Sanchez, who lost her husband in a caving incident at Nutty Putty Cave in 2009, tells of her experiences and the faith, gratitude and blessings that have shaped her life for the past... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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Five years after tragedy, Nutty Putty Cave remains sealed

Five years after John Jones’ death, Nutty Putty Cave remains sealed. Michael Leavitt, cave access manager at the time of its closure, said Jones' death was devastating, but that the closure of the cave was also a "huge loss." Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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Veterans Day 'mystery soldier' not anonymous anymore

The mystery soldier who stood in silent salute on a Lehi overpass this past Veterans Day is a mystery no more. Jonathan Walker said he wanted to remain anonymous, until he realized how big his one... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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Woman killed in Eagle Mountain concrete accident

A 49-year-old South Jordan woman was killed Monday when about 1 ton of concrete fell on her in Eagle Mountain. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2014

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LDS Church releases renderings of final Provo MTC expansion plans

Construction will begin next summer on an expansion of the LDS Church's missionary training center in Provo. The expansion will increase the MTC's capacity to host and train 3,500 missionaries at a... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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'It can happen to anyone': Utah universities tackle sexual assault

As the White House takes on sexual assault at the nation's schools, Utah's universities carry on work to educate and learn more about how to prevent sexual assaults and provide help for those... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

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AF High Band performs with borrowed instruments at title game — theirs are headed to New York

The highly touted American Fork High School marching band performed Friday as the school's football team played for the state championship against Bingham. But the performance was unlike any of its... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Arson suspected in Lehi condo complex fire

Arson is suspected in a fire that damaged several units of a Utah County condominium complex. Investigators estimated the blaze caused more than $300,000 in damage to 14 garage units at the... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2014

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Orem family selling survival vehicle with steel body and on-board cameras

Haven’t most people stopped and stared at a cool or unusual vehicle going down the street? That’s what people are doing in Orem this week. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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More drivers misusing express lanes, UDOT says

The Utah Department of Transportation says too many drivers are misusing the express lanes on I-15. The percentage of drivers inappropriately using the lanes has climbed over the past two years. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Report: Utah among top 10 states for effective use of student data

Utah's use of data in monitoring and guiding student achievement made several improvements this year, earning the state an almost perfect score on a report by the Data Quality Campaign released... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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For his brothers: American Fork family with 4 disabled children finds joy, inspiration in son's football experience

When Nathan Honey steps onto the football field, he is playing for his four brothers who suffer from a genetic disorder, Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He is the family's "strong man" carrying the... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney to speak at BYU

As part of a lecture series, former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be speaking at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Marriott Center for the BYU Forum. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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Audio recorder found hidden in BYU classroom

Police are investigating after BYU professors discovered a voice-activated recorder hidden in a classroom in the Joseph Smith Building. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Holidays offer opportunities to help — here are some ways you can serve

Utahns were ranked No. 1 in the nation for voluntarism in 2013. In keeping with tradition, here are ways your family can serve throughout the holiday season. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Chief: Officer in Darrien Hunt shooting wore body camera but didn't turn it on

A police report says one of the Saratoga Springs police officers who shot Darrien Hunt was wearing a body camera, but he didn't turn it on. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Spanish Fork to host Winterlights Parade

The public is invited to enjoy the annual Winterlights Parade in Spanish Fork. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014

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Meth lab or soap-making lab? BYU student surrenders to police

Provo police say they are sure that what they found in the Riviera Apartments next to the BYU campus over the weekend was a meth lab. But the student's attorney insists he was just making soap. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014

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Students learn how a STEM education can lead to fun careers

More than 125 students from Canyon Crest Elementary attended special workshops at Ancestry.com’s headquarters Tuesday to see how a science, technology, engineering and math education could... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Anti-bullying coalition gains momentum in supporting Utah schools

In a little more than a year, the Utah Anti-Bullying Coalition has grown to support 40 schools in efforts to end bullying by providing curriculum, training, tip lines and motivational assemblies. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Police: Man pointed rifle at teen in argument over Battleship

Police tracked GPS signals from 911 calls to find a man accused of detaining a teenage family member and pointing a loaded rifle at her while he was drunk. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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Family, community search for answers after 5-year-old hit, killed by train

The family and community of Emanuel Romero, 5, were searching for answers Monday after the boy was hit and killed by a train Sunday evening. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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