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Smoke detectors 'saved an entire family' from fire in Orem

Fire officials say smoke detectors "saved an entire family" early Tuesday in Orem.

Pony Express rides again in Utah

The Pony Express rode through Utah on Sunday. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Deputy pulls over car, discovers injured woman, drugs inside

A Utah County sheriff's deputy who pulled over a car that witnesses reported had been driving recklessly, unexpectedly found a severely injured woman and drugs inside. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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3-year-old Alpine girl dies after she is found in a pool

A 3-year-old Alpine girl who died Friday after she was found unresponsive in a pool Thursday was identified as Reagan Kathryn Anderson, according to a GoFundMe account set up for her. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Would Bears Ears monument hinder or protect Native American religion?

Native American supporters of a Bears Ears National Monument say the sacred lands should be protected for cultural resources and sacred rituals. Will a designation do that? Federal land agencies... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Hundreds slide down Main Street to beat the heat

Slide the City comes to Salt Lake City once a year, totally closing off several city blocks, and bringing in hundreds, if not a couple thousand participants as the summer sun beats down throughout... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Sheriff's office names deputy who shot man threatening to kill teen girl

Utah County sheriff's deputy Brett Lawrenson has been identified as the officer who shot and killed Daniel Edwards after the man threatened to kill his wife's niece on June 12. Investigators say... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Mailman fired after Pleasant Grove woman discovers dumpster of undelivered mail

A Pleasant Grove woman said she saw a mailman throwing away hundreds of pieces of unopened mail into a dumpster. She returned it to the post office. Now, it's a federal investigation. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Man critically injured in scooter mishap

A man driving a scooter was critically injured when the vehicle crashed in a pile of gravel at a construction zone Friday night in Provo. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Former Gov. Mike Leavitt campaigns with GOP candidates shunned by own party

To combat GOP pushback against candidates who earned a place on the June 28 primary ballot by gathering signatures under Utah's new election law, Count My Vote supporter and former Utah Gov. Mike... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Toddler dies from drowning at family get-together in Alpine

A 3-year-old girl died Friday, one day after family members found her in a pool, police confirmed. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Love-Owens congressional race earns another 'toss-up' rating

A second nonpartisan national political ratings entity has declared the 4th District rematch between Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and Democrat Doug Owens a "toss-up." Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Obama heads to national parks as Bears Ears remains in play

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell touted President Barack Obama's track record of designating national monuments to recognize the untold stories of minority populations. Native American tribes are... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Lehi library sponsoring coloring club

The Lehi library is introducing a new monthly coloring club for adults and teens on Tuesday, June 21, from 7-8 p.m. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Storm drain project to affect Am. Fork traffic

American Fork is currently working on a storm drain improvement project that will affect several areas. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Professor now rates Love-Owens race a 'toss-up'

Democrats are touting that the 4th District race between Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and Democratic challenger Doug Owens is now being called a "toss-up" by a University of Virginia professor. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Police ID woman killed in Lindon crash

Police have identified the woman who was killed in a crash on Geneva Road this week. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Charges: Provo man killed father, broke his back and put body in freezer

Criminal charges were filed Thursday against a Provo man accused of killing his father and hiding the man's body in a freezer. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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3rd District primary race heats up between Chaffetz, Teng

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is facing a primary election challenge in his bid for a fifth term in Congress from fellow Republican Chia-Chi Teng, a BYU professor and former Microsoft software engineer. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Provo residents rally against businessman's 'experimental village' vision

Many residents of Provo's Pleasant View subdivision are up in arms over a businessman's plan to buy — and eventually bulldoze — their homes to turn the community into a high-density,... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Lights, paint, erosion repair: Y mountain undergoing renovations

BYU is installing permanent lights, repairing erosion and repainting the 350-foot-tall Y letter on Y Mountain. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Join Orem’s leaders on a bike ride Saturday

Mayor Richard Brunst and members of the City Council invite residents to join them for a bike ride at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Nominees announced for 4th District Juvenile Court vacancy

The 4th District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 4th District Juvenile Court. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Utah scientists launch major study of summertime ozone pollution

In case people have forgotten, that familiar ozone haze will be dropping by this summer. Researchers at Utah State, Weber State, the University of Utah and the Utah Department of Environmental... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Organizer hopes Provo 5K will build 'one-on-one' connections with refugees

A 5K run fundraiser, organized by an Alpine couple, will be held Saturday, June 18, at Rock Canyon Park in Provo. Proceeds will go to Utah's three refugee settlement organizations. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Woman killed in Lindon crash

A 26-year-old woman was killed in a car crash in Lindon Wednesday night, police reported. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Utah lawmakers hear case for death with dignity act

Democratic Utah Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck plans to again introduce her Death with Dignity Act in the coming legislative session, despite it being referred to further study in previous years. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Lawmakers, firefighters want drone owners to know the law

With drone technology improving, more and more people are flying them just for fun. With wildfire season here, lawmakers and firefighters want to make sure people know the rules before they fly. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Looking at the cost of the death penalty, in more ways than one

State lawmakers Wednesday discussed the costs of execution versus life without parole, and one legislator intends to run a bill next year aimed at shortening the appeals process in capital murder... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Indie band LOXS takes inspiration from chemistry class

Alena Tuttle, the lead vocalist of LOXS, talks about the Provo-based band's inspiration. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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BYU student composes score for short film

Addison Kirk, a commercial music major at Brigham Young University, talks about what it was like to "create something from nothing" as he scored a short paper stop motion film for a fellow classmate. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Herbert endorsed by county commissioners from around the state

More than a dozen county commissioners, largely from rural Utah, gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday to endorse Gov. Gary Herbert in the upcoming GOP primary election. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Count My Vote throws support behind candidates who took signature pathway to ballot

To combat GOP "pushback" against candidates who earned a place on the June 28 primary ballot by gathering signatures under Utah's new election law, Count My Vote supporter and former Gov. Mike... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Poll shows Johnson close to Herbert in governor race, campaign says

Republican candidate for governor Jonathan Johnson released an internal poll Tuesday that his campaign says shows him running close behind Gov. Gary Herbert in the June 28 primary election. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Lawmakers, education leaders talk changes for SAGE, school accountability

Changes to the student assessment of growth and excellence are on the horizon as state lawmakers and education leaders have begun formal discussions of how Utah's student testing and school... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Senate passes defense bill without Lee measure to keep women out of draft

Utah Sen. Mike Lee declined to offer the amendment he has pushed to keep women out of the draft as part of the defense spending bill the U.S. Senate passed Tuesday. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Jonathan Swinton seeking Democratic nomination in U.S. Senate race

First-time candidate Jonathan Swinton has a Republican pedigree but Democratic heart as he seeks the party's nomination in the race of U.S. Senate. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Excessive speeds on Utah roads has to stop, UHP says

Enough is enough. The Utah Highway Patrol says the roadways are out of control, and drivers need to obey the speed limit. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Misty K. Snow seeking Democratic nomination in U.S. Senate race

Democrat Misty K. Snow jumped into the U.S. Senate race because she didn't think the issues she is most passionate about would get a voice. And Utah's first transgender candidate for statewide... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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American Fork dedicates cemetery expansion, opens memorial gardens

American Fork honored Flag Day Tuesday by dedicating an expansion to the American Fork Seasons Cemetery and formally opening the Seasons Memorial Garden. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Water too much? Not enough? Water check program helps property owners know

About two-thirds of Utah's drinking water is used for landscaping, gardening and farming. The state is continuing to battle the effects of a long-term drought, so how is a property owner to know... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Highland seeking comments on road reconstruction plan

Highland and PEPG Consultants are seeking public comment on its nearly complete road reconstruction master plan. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Springville, UDOT to widen 400 South

Beginning in late summer, the Utah Department of Transportation, in conjunction with Springville, will widen 400 South between 100 West and 400 East. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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BYU names new dean of College of Engineering and Technology

Michael A. Jensen has been named the new dean of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Point of the Mountain development: 'Are we thinking big enough?' economist asks commission

The Point of the Mountain Development Commission charged with planning development of Utah's so-called "Silicon Slopes" was challenged Monday to think big as it considers the future of the corridor. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Deputy shot, killed man after he began 'countdown' to kill niece, police say

An Eagle Mountain man shot and killed by an officer Sunday night as police say he was holding his 17-year-old niece hostage was identified Monday as Daniel Bennett Edwards. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Activists arrested after trespassing incident near tar sands operation

Ten environmental activists were arrested near the U.S. Oil Sands operation in Uintah County after a weekend camping trip they organized in protest of what will be the country's first commercial... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Here's where you can find Utah vigils for Orlando

Vigils scheduled at several Utah communities to support victims of the shooting in Orlando. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Parents charged with child endangerment in baby's heroin overdose death

The parents of a 1-year-old girl who died of a heroin overdose have been charged with child endangerment. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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San Juan River, Utah Lake added to Utah's list of impaired waterways

Portions of the San Juan River impacted by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill and algae blooms at Utah Lake landed the two waterways on the state's list of impaired bodies of water. More than half of... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Spanish Fork craft fair set for Saturday

The Downtown on Main 2016 Summer Craft Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Spanish Fork. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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