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'A little dating community': Marriages emerge from BYU Athlete Building

When they aren't practicing, traveling or studying, BYU athletes often end up dating each other.

Heavy rains in Utah fail to wash away drought

It may not feel like it, but the majority of Utah remains in moderate to severe drought. Rainfall has been in excess of four times what is normal in some areas of the state, but the extra moisture... Read more »

May 28, 2015

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BYU Museum of Art acquires previously lost Carl Bloch painting

The BYU Museum of Art has acquired "The Mocking of Christ," a work by Danish painter Carl Bloch. The painting is on mahogany and depicts a soldier pushing a crown of thorns into Christ's head. Read more »

May 28, 2015

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Photos: Teams create buildings using canned goods

Teams from several companies competed in building houses or similar structures using a variety of cans. Complete Restoration hosted the Canned-Goods Construction competition. Read more »

May 27, 2015

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8-year-old Orem boy gets return letter from President Obama

An 8-year-old Orem boy has something pretty awesome to show off at show-and-tell. He received a letter and photo signed and sent to him by President Barack Obama. Read more »

May 27, 2015

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Crashes prompt call for change at Highland intersection

Some Utah County residents are calling for change at the intersection of 11800 South and Highland Drive after a mother and daughter were critically injured in a crash Monday night. Read more »

May 27, 2015

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New campaign targets parents who give alcohol to teens

High school graduations are in full swing this week and Utah County Sheriff Jim Tracy Tuesday says he has a seat reserved for any adult who provides alcohol to a teenager. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Uganda official to speak at UVU

Musa Francis Ecweru, Uganda state minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, will speak at Utah Valley University next week. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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BYU student parlays app idea into a life-changer

Garrett Gee is an unlikely technology entrepreneur. The 26-year old BYU student parlayed his first mobile app design into a multimillion-dollar company that has provided his young family with... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Man injured in horse-riding accident

A man received serious injuries after he was thrown from the horse was riding on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened at the rodeo grounds in Cedar Fort, according to the Utah County Sheriff's... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Torn between two countries, family of missing woman keeps hope alive

More than 50 people marched through downtown Provo to ask residents that they keep an eye out for 26-year-old Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado, missing since last month. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Sculptor hopes new statue brings comfort to families of buried infants

An 8-foot bronze statue of a father and mother holding an infant was placed in Lehi's Infant Cemetery Saturday, just in time for Memorial Day. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Police arrest 4 suspected in 33 'pillowcase bandit' burglaries

Four people suspected in a series of burglaries were arrested this week and an enormous trove of personal belongings were recovered from a hotel in Salt Lake City, police said. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Free online math refresher course available at UVU

For the third year in a row, Utah Valley University is offering a free online math refresher course. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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1 year later, killing of Provo woman remains unsolved

A year ago a Provo woman was found dead inside her home, but no arrests have been made. Her son, who found her body, is pleading for anyone with information to come forward. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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'Princess' power: BYU to present stage adaptation of Shannon Hale's 'Princess Academy'

On May 29, BYU's Department of Theatre and Media Arts will premiere "Princess Academy," a new play adapted from Shannon Hale's best-selling novel of the same name. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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'Another piece to the puzzle': Census reveals Utah's growth among top in nation

Utah's population grew by more than 40,000 people from July 2013 to July 2014, with a five-year growth rate that ranks fourth in the nation, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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First prison relocation open house changes few minds

Leonard Andrews, a computer programer who works just a short distance from one of five proposed prison sites, wasn't impressed Thursday by a display intended to show how a new facility would blend... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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‘Ghost bike’ memorial to highlight bike safety

A family is trying to spread the word about bicycle safety after suffering a tragedy, in hopes of preventing another. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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2 arrested, 2 more sought in 'skimming' schemes, police say

Two people arrested for a "skimming" scam in Sandy are now being investigated for possible connections to similar crimes in Orem, police say. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Eagle Mountain man sent to prison for chase in stolen police car

An Eagle Mountain man has pleaded guilty to leading officers on a frantic chase through Utah County in a stolen police vehicle. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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South Korea names 117 Utah veterans Ambassadors for Peace

117 Utah veterans of the Korean War were named “Ambassadors for Peace” by the South Korean government on Thursday in a ceremony at the Central Utah Veterans Home in Payson. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Inmate dies after his dialysis tech fails twice to show up at prison

A Utah State Prison inmate died Sunday after a medical contractor responsible for performing his dialysis treatment failed to show up on Friday and Saturday. Ramon Estrada, 62, died from apparent... Read more »

April 7, 2015

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Five sites now under consideration for new prison, but some want it to stay in Draper

Two more potential sites for the Utah State Prison were approved Friday by the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission, now part of a political battle between the governor and the House speaker. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2015

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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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Budding chocolate industry may put Utah on culinary map

With five new artisan chocolate businesses slated to get underway some are predicting that Utah could become the center of the nation's chocolate world. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2013

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