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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.

Utah homelessness drops, but number of homeless schoolchildren is up

The numbers of chronically homeless Utahns are so low, service providers know them by name. And family homelessness is down 10 percent from a year ago, a new state report says. Yet, numbers of... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Social media, prayers keep family of injured Orem woman full of hope

A month ago, Maddison Jones, a young woman from Orem, was involved in a horrible car accident that left her in a coma. Her family says it’s the response on social media that’s keeping... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Ex-Congressman Jim Matheson encourages students to participate in political arena

Former Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, shared the great need for leaders who can work together rather than separate themselves to the extremes during a forum address at Brigham Young University on Tuesday. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Proposition 1 officially fails in Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen made the official announcement regarding Proposition 1 on Tuesday during a County Council meeting. The measure failed in the county by approximately 2 percent... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Sub for Santa needs sponsors to help families in need

During this Christmas season, we invite you to help fill the wish list of one of many families in need by adopting a family through the Sub for Santa program. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Geology calendar highlights 'must-see' Utah places

It's that time of year again. For less than the price of a fast food combination meal, residents and visitors alike can snap up a stocking stuffer from the Utah Geological Survey. The 2016 calendar... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Man who assaulted girl on her way to school wants to withdraw plea

A man who admitted last month to sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl as she walked to school is now asking to withdraw his plea. The girl's father says his brave daughter is prepared to send... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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Book review: 'The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth' picture book captures the beauty of the Earth

When a boy asks for the secret to happiness, he is taken on an adventure of self-discovery through nature in "The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth." Read more »

Nov. 14, 2015

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Reward for missing Provo woman increased to $50K

The reward for finding a Provo woman missing for seven months has been increased to $50,000. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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Missing BYU student found

A BYU student missing for four days was found late Thursday. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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Provo police seeking help in 3 'very different' missing person cases

Two families announced new steps to find their vanished loved ones Thursday as Provo police investigated a third recent missing person case. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2015

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Police want public's help finding BYU student missing since Sunday

A BYU student is missing, and Provo police are seeking the public's help locating him. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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Fire in American Fork home causes $50,000 in damage

A fire tore through the garage of an American Fork home and caused $50,000 in damage Thursday morning, fire officials said. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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Payson woman found in Tooele County after 9 days missing

A Payson woman was found safe at a motel in Tooele County after going missing for more than a week, police said. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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Provo RDA offering loans to upgrade basement windows

The Provo Redevelopment Agency is providing loans and grants to low- to moderate-income owner occupants of single-family residential homes to upgrade basement windows. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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Race, gender, minority percentage makeup of Utah’s schools

America's classrooms are changing. Here's a look at the race/ethnicity and gender breakdown of Utah's schools. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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Scouting council says layoffs imminent, cites drop in Friends of Scouting donations

The Utah National Parks Council for the Boy Scouts of America expects to lay off employees largely because of a drop in donations this fall, the organization announced this week. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2015

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Police want public's help finding Payson woman missing for more than a week

Police are asking for the public's help locating a Payson woman missing for more than a week. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2015

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Lehi airman pulls off 'Operation Surprise' with 4 pleased daughters

An airman who came home a week early after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan came up with an elaborate plan to surprise each of his four girls in a carefully orchestrated series of events. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2015

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Drivers honk to say thank you to veterans ‘Standing Quietly’ on bridges

Veterans Day means a lot to Jonathan Walker, so much so that last year, all by himself, he got on that bridge and started saluting drivers in cars going by. That one event has now turned into... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2015

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Feedback sought on Provo Orem Transportation Improvement Project

The Utah Department of Transportation wants public feedback on the Provo Orem Transportation Improvement Project, which is designed to alleviate traffic and connect residents to shopping, schools and downtown areas. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2015

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Charges: Man drove Iowa teen to Orem and sexually abused her

An Orem man, 28, met a 16-year-old girl at her home in Iowa three times this year and took her back to Utah, where she lived with him for about four weeks while he committed sexual crimes against... Read more »

Nov. 10, 2015

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UDOT announces winter highway closures

The Utah Department of Transportation has announced state Route 39, the Monte Cristo Highway, and SR-65, the Big Mountain Highway, are set to close Monday, Nov. 16, depending on the weather. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2015

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$1.5M gift to support new professorship at USU's School of Accountancy

James and Bonnie Quigley, with added support from the Deloitte Foundation, have created a $1.5 million professorship at Utah State University’s School of Accountancy in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2015

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Adobe contest aims to attract new talent to field of big data analytics

Big data analytics is creating a lot of unfilled jobs. By 2018, demand will be 60 percent greater than supply. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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Hospital honors veterans for service as caregivers

Military leaders and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center honored veterans working in the hospital for their continued service to the community. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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John Miller to retire after 30 years of successfully leading AF band to victory

The retiring director of the super-size, uber-impressive, award-winning American Fork High School Marching Band, John Miller, says it's always been about the kids and for the kids. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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Amended, lesser charges filed against Provo High student in hazing incident

Amended charges have been filed against a Provo High School student in connection with a hazing incident involving members of the wrestling team. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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New communication tower aims to save lives in American Fork Canyon

Lone Peak Fire District dedicated a new emergency communication tower at Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon on Saturday. Cellular service is nonexistent at the popular recreation site,... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2015

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Macey's launching online shopping option in Utah County

Salt Lake-based Macey’s is introducing a shopping option called Macey’s Anywhere, which allows customers to place their orders online and pick up their groceries the same day with... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2015

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'The Good Dinosaur' visits Thanksgiving Point

Arlo, a 20-foot Apatosaurus, and his human friend, Spot, of the new Disney/Pixar film “The Good Dinosaur” pay a visit to Thanksgiving Point in Lehi on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. The pair... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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State to hire firm to manage construction of new prison 'as soon as possible'

Nearly two months after their first meeting, members of the Prison Development Commission adopted recommendations that include hiring a firm "as soon as possible" to manage construction of a new... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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'Pied Piper' of at-risk youths speaks at Provo forum on race relations

Hudson met with police officers, members of Provo's Citizen Advisory Board and other local leaders this week at the Covey Arts Center at a forum to discuss race relations in Provo. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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UHP cracking down on prescription drug-impaired drivers

A national survey shows drunken driving is down nearly one-third in the past seven years, but during that same time, the number of motorists with prescription drugs in their system rose significantly. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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Provo's RAP tax won't go into effect until April 1, 2016

Provo voters on Tuesday approved the city’s recreation, arts and parks tax, which will increase the sales tax 1 cent for every $10 of sales in Provo. But the tax still has to clear some... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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UVU to ‘honor all who serve’ during Veterans Day celebrations

The Veteran Success Center at Utah Valley University is “Honoring All Who Serve — Past, Present and Future” with a series of activities centered around Veterans Day. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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Apple discount is being extended to BYU alumni

BYU alumni are now eligible for discounted pricing on Apple products at the BYU Store. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2015

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Utah anglers reel in a win as judge tosses 'stream access' law

A hard-fought battle over a controversial law governing public access to streams and rivers that cross private land culminated in a ruling that deemed the statute unconstitutional. An anglers... Read more »

Nov. 5, 2015

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Provo High School wrestler faces 9 charges in hazing incident

The Utah County Attorney's Office has filed multiple criminal charges against a Provo High School wrestler for his alleged involvement in a hazing incident. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2015

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Saratoga Springs homeowners concerned over Redwood Road traffic

Residents who live along privately owned roads roughly east of the intersection of Redwood Road and Grandview Boulevard say dozens of drivers each morning are detouring through their neighborhood. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2015

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Northern Utah water year is off to slow start

Wet weather pounded southern Utah in October but did not show up much for the northern half of the state. Utah is still in the clutches of a four-year drought, with water managers anxious that... Read more »

Nov. 4, 2015

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Man dies, wife in critical condition after SUV rolls in Bluffdale

An elderly man died after the SUV his wife was driving Tuesday rolled in Bluffdale, police said. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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What you need to know going in to the 2015 municipal election results

Utahns will vote on issues ranging from city council positions, mayoral candidates, a proposed sales tax and a measure on community preservation in Tuesday's election. Here is your guide for some... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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Judge dismisses rape case against former Utah nurse

A judge has dismissed all charges against a former Utah nurse accused of raping and sexually abusing a patient at Uintah Basin Medical Center in 2013. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2015

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Ex-Ancestry.com founder pleads guilty in teen sex abuse case

A Highland man accused of sexual activity with a teenage girl who came to have sleepovers with his daughter has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2015

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Spanish Fork creates safe zone for online transactions

The Spanish Fork Police Department has created a safe zone to help online sellers and buyers complete their transactions safely. Read more »

Oct. 30, 2015

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Guns N’ Hoses Football fundraiser set for Saturday

The annual Guns N’ Hoses Football fundraiser — pitting Provo police against Provo fire and rescue in a football game — kicks off at noon Saturday at the Timpview High School... Read more »

Oct. 29, 2015

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Provo bracing for huge crowds at LDS temple open house

The long-awaited public open house of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ new temple in Provo is now less than three months away. Provo City is bracing for the huge crowds. Read more »

Oct. 29, 2015

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'Understanding Alzheimer's' is focus of caregivers conference

The 10th annual Caregiver Conference will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Orem Senior Friendship Center, 93 N. 400 East. Read more »

Oct. 29, 2015

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Police investigate alleged hazing at Provo High wrestling practice

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and two juveniles are being investigated in connection with an alleged hazing incident this week at a high school wrestling practice, school district officials... Read more »

Oct. 28, 2015

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