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All Provo Airport flights canceled Friday due to 'sticky' inversion

All flights in and out of Provo Airport were cancelled for the second consecutive day Friday.

Study: Salt Lake among most affordable health care cities, but with some caveats

A new study on health care spending adds more depth to a conversation that has often touted Utah as the most affordable state in the nation, experts said. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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10 unique Christmas gifts from companies with Utah ties

Christmas is quickly approaching, and finding creative gifts can be challenging. Several companies with connections to Utah offer unique ideas. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2015

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How a Springville family put together their home's dancing Christmas light show

Most of us throw up some Christmas lights, plug them in, and poof, you have Christmas lighting. Others go to extremes like spending over a year and 1,000 hours of design work and planning like Jim... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Brigham City man attempted to entice 13-year-old for sex, police say

A Brigham City man has been charged with sending sexually explicit messages and pictures to someone he thought was a 13-year-old Utah County girl. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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Alpine School District looking at ways to deal with growth

The Alpine School District is looking at ways to deal with a burgeoning student population during the 2016-17 school year. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2015

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'He murdered my daughter's innocence'

Jayson Quade Johnson, 27, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Orem in 2014, was sentenced to a lengthy prison term Monday. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2015

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Veterans honored with wreaths at thousands of Utah gravesites (+photos)

"We shall never forget you." Those words spoken by an officiator at one of 35 Wreaths Across America events Saturday in Utah rang true as volunteers and family members of lost and fallen military... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2015

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BYU police warn about flasher near campus

Authorities at Brigham Young University are warning female students of a man who has been exposing himself. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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Pleasant Grove student who allegedly triggered lockdown charged with making a false report

A Pleasant Grove High School student accused of initiating a massive police response at the school after falsely reporting a gunman has been charged. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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5-year-old American Fork girl hit, killed after darting into school parking lot

A 5-year-old American Fork girl was hit and killed in the parking lot of her preschool just after her mother had picked her up and they were walking to their car. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2015

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Deadline looms for federal health insurance marketplace enrollment

With about five days to go before open enrollment to the federal insurance marketplace closes, more Utahns are opting for coverage there. And many of them can expect to save money, according to... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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Man accused in fatal bike crash summoned to appear in court

A Provo man charged with negligent homicide in the death of an Orem bicyclist has been summoned to appear in court in January. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2015

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School district approves moving Provo High to city's west side

School district officials voted Tuesday to relocate Provo High School to the city's west side. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Reports: Utah gets top spot for charitable giving, volunteering

Utah continues to be one of the most generous states in the country when it comes to residents who donate their time and income to charitable causes, according to recent national research. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Wide variety of vintage films in local theaters for the Christmas holidays

Cary Grant, Loretta Young, Chevy Chase, James Stewart and many other beloved stars are on the big screen in older films during the Christmas holidays this year. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Utah family's Christmas dance video gets 3 million views

In their fourth annual Christmas music video, the Orgill family of Highland, Utah, danced to Justin Bieber's rendition of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Police warn of parking lot gift card scam

Police are warning holiday shoppers about a scam that's found its way to the parking lots of some shopping centers around the state. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Payson teen hit, killed by 2 cars on way to school

A 14-year-old Payson boy was hit by two cars and killed while walking to school Monday. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2015

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Massive Pleasant Grove High response not overkill but 'the norm,' police say (+video)

Approximately 200 officers responded to Pleasant Grove High School Thursday on a report of a man with a gun. While the report turned out to be a hoax, police say their response was not overkill. Read more »

Dec. 4, 2015

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BYU alumni part of cast, production team for new movie 'Christmas Eve'

A new holiday film about six situations where people are stuck in an elevator includes Patrick Stewart and Jon Heder in the cast and a number of graduates from Brigham Young University. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Census: More single moms falling below poverty line in Utah

More single mothers are falling below the poverty line throughout Utah and the U.S., including almost 38 percent of single moms in the state, according to new Census data released Thursday. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Police swarm Pleasant Grove High after false report of gunman inside

Officers swarmed Pleasant Grove High School and placed it on lockdown for more than two hours Thursday after receiving a false report of a man with a weapon inside the school, police said. Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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8 students awarded scholarships in bookmark contest

Eight Utah students received $1,000 Utah Educational Savings Plan college savings scholarship accounts for their winning entries in the 2015 “Make Your Mark” Bookmark Contest. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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Report offers few answers to increasing voter turnout in Utah

There's no easy solution to increasing voter turnout in Utah, according to a new report by the Utah Foundation. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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Police looking for man who groped 3 joggers in Provo

Three women were either groped or flashed while jogging Tuesday in Provo, police said, and investigators are trying to identify the man responsible. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Bank of Utah, Arctic Circle partner for annual coat drive

Bank of Utah and Arctic Circle are partnering for Bank of Utah's annual Warm Bodies, Warm Souls coat drive Dec. 1-24. Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Christmas Box Angel candlelight vigil is Dec. 6 in Spanish Fork

The public is invited to honor the memory of the littlest members of the community that have died at this year’s Christmas Box Angel candlelight vigil on Sunday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., at the Spanish Fork Cemetery, 420 S. 400 East. Read more »

Nov. 30, 2015

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Tanker crash sends oil into Provo River as snow and ice create hazards

Saturday saw several road closures and accidents as light snow and cold temperatures created treacherous driving conditions over the holiday weekend. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Thanksgiving Point welcomes 2 reindeer visitors

If you don't know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, you can head over to Thanksgiving Point. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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Santa arrives at University Mall despite brisk wind

Brisk winds posed a problem for Santa's helicopter landing at University Mall on Friday, but he didn't let that stop him from visiting his eager fans. Read more »

Nov. 27, 2015

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MTC missionaries spend Thanksgiving preparing 350,000 meal packs

1200 missionaries, who will soon leave to 38 different countries, spent much of their Thanksgiving afternoon preparing and packaging roughly 350,000 meals for Utah children in need. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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SWAT officers arrest Spanish Fork man after 3-hour standoff

SWAT officers entered a Spanish Fork apartment to arrest a man with a gun who had made death threats against a woman and two children late Wednesday night, police said. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2015

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Utah oral surgeons to give away 2 new smiles

Two Utah County residents will have something to smile about after getting makeovers from two local oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Thanksgiving Day runs in Utah

Before feasting in the afternoon, some Utahns spend their Thanksgiving morning running. Here are details for some of the races. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Fiji's U.N. ambassador to speak Dec. 7 at UVU

Utah Valley University’s Office of International Affairs & Diplomacy will host Peter Thomson, Fiji's ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Sorensen Center,... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2015

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Utah consumer attitudes still upbeat about local economy

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index decreased by 1.6 points to register at 114 in November. The index continued to show high confidence from consumers about the strong-performing local... Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Utah liquor commission going slow on Starbucks' request to sell beer, wine

Starbucks wants to add alcoholic beverages to its assortment of coffee, tea and hot chocolate at five of its Utah stores, but the state alcohol commission isn't ready to let the pouring begin. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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Utah lawmaker declines offer to lead Utah College of Applied Technology

Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, who was selected to be the next president of the Utah College of Applied Technology, has declined the new position after accepting a counteroffer from his current... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Payson mom releases Christmas album after 'Hallelujah' video goes viral

After a whirlwind two months following the meteoric rise of her "Mommy's Hallelujah" video, Payson mother Shannon Abbott has released her first album just in time for Christmas. Read more »

Nov. 22, 2015

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A trip 'back in time': Legends Motorcycle Emporium displays vintage bikes, art

Legends Motorcycle Emporium offers a special look at vintage motorcycles and art. Owner Rick Salisbury says the last time he counted his collection, he had about 150 bikes, but he “lost count... Read more »

Nov. 21, 2015

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Terrorism propaganda assignment causes concern at Salem Junior High School

Schools administrators this week canceled an assignment requiring junior high school students to create a propaganda poster promoting ISIS or other terrorist groups after alarmed parents... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Utah jobless rate holds steady at 3.6 percent

Utah’s payroll employment for October 2015 grew by an estimated 3.5 percent, adding 47,700 jobs to the economy as compared to October 2014. The state jobless rate was at 3.6 percent in... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Clothes, food and toys needed for Sub for Santa program

Individuals, families and businesses are invited to adopt a family and help fill in for Santa this Christmas through the Deseret News Sub for Santa program. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Zero Fatalities photo contest: Why do you buckle up?

Those who support the use of seat belts can submit a picture to the Zero Fatalities "Buckle Up You Must" contest. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2015

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Volunteers surprise Marine Corps veteran with home renovation

Volunteers from Utah nonprofit organization Heart 2 Home completely remodeled a U.S. Marine Corps veteran's 1960s-era home in American Fork. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Sherry Young: Family's hearts are longing for missing Utah mother Nicole Coletti Harris

Not many of us are spared the experience of waking up to something we hope is a nightmare and then realizing sleep has let us forget for a while. Things like this happen to other people —... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Utah ranks as national leader in wage growth, expansion

A recent study shows that Utah wages rank quite competitively across the Intermountain West. When comparing Utah’s wages with the national average, the Beehive State has a higher percentage... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Zions Bank awards 3 Smart Women Grants

Three Utah women who empower women in their communities were honored as part of Zions Bank’s 2015 Smart Women Grants on Nov. 12. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Deceased woman whose baby miraculously survived crash had a 'mixed drug intoxication'

The Springville woman who died after crashing into the Spanish Fork River in March and whose baby daughter's survival after 14 hours in the wrecked car attracted worldwide attention had marijuana's... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Spanish Fork to welcome Santa at Winter Lights Parade

Spanish Fork's Winter Lights Parade will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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