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Smoke jumpers engage fire at Dinosaur National Monument

Smoke jumpers and other fire resources began fighting a fire at Dinosaur National Monument that started Friday. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Fire near Rockport Reservoir nearly half contained

A yurt fire that spread to nearby brush burned about 120 acres near Rockport Reservoir, triggering evacuation warnings for more than 200 residences Friday. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Habitual offender arrested in alleged attempted kidnapping

A man who police say tried to walk off with a 6-year-old girl during Pioneer Day festivities at Liberty Park on Thursday was arrested for investigation of attempted kidnapping. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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App helps consumers compare health care service costs

UnitedHealthcare and other organizations are offering services that enable people to comparison shop for medical services. The information is available through the Health4Me app. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Troopers urge drivers to focus on safety during holiday weekend

The summer death toll on Utah's roads is at an alarming rate. The latest fatal accidents occurred Thursday — a one-car fatal accident in Cedar City and a violent crash on state Route 73 in... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Firefighters battle blaze at Woods Cross business

A large fire burned at a business in a Woods Cross neighborhood Friday afternoon. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Federal land managers criticized over handling of Cliven Bundy standoff

Republican elected officials criticized the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's handling of the armed April standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, blaming tensions on heavy-handed actions by the... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Students write, stage and perform an opera for summer program

Students wrote, composed and designed an opera as part of a special summer program hosted by the Madeleine Choir School. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Utah Free Market an opportunity for community connections through service

The Utah Free Market allows people to give and take in a free exchange process that connects Salt Lake City residents through service. Donations will continue through next week in preparation for... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Two teens stabbed in Liberty Park Thursday night

Two men reportedly trying to defend their female friend were stabbed in the middle of crowded Liberty Park on Thursday night, according to police. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Pioneer panorama arrives in the Salt Lake Valley

Thanks to art collector Tony Christensen, a nearly-century-old mural depicting the Mormon pioneers' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley has made its way to Salt Lake City. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Deseret News Classic: Marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K results

Explore the full race results from the Deseret News Classic races including placements, times and pace on the Deseret News Classic searchable database. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Draper house explodes into flames, hospitalizing homeowner

A Draper house exploded into flames Friday morning, hospitalizing one man with burns and leaving his family's belongings scattered across neighbors' lawns. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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A perfect day for a parade (+video)

To help make such a memorable celebration last a little longer, here's a video tribute to the parade, courtesy of DeseretNews.com. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Olympic gold medalists team with sponsors as they prepare for 2018

The Center of Excellence in Park City is where athletes dream of Olympic glory, but that dream is expensive. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Levan wildfire burns 'well over 1,000' acres Thursday

A brush fire burned more than 1,000 acres south of Levan and caused the temporary evacuation of eight homes Thursday. It is one of several fires burning throughout Utah. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Volunteers provide clothing, food, flip-flops during Pioneer Day event

About 50 volunteers distributed food, clothing and hygiene kits outside The Road Home homeless shelter Thursday to adults and children in need as part of an annual Pioneer Day charity event. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Head-on collision kills 2, injures 3 in Eagle Mountain

Police believe alcohol may have contributed to a head-on collision that killed two Eagle Mountain residents and injured three others. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Native Americans celebrate heritage, culture at Liberty Park

The 20th annual Native American Celebration in the Park on Thursday at Liberty Park honored the heritage and culture of Native Americans with dancing, food and entertainment for the entire family. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Parade spectators celebrate pioneers past and present

Thousands flocked to downtown Salt Lake City from near and far Thursday to celebrate Utah's pioneer heritage in the annual Days of '47 Parade. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Student attitudes changing on healthy school lunches, studies say

A national survey of school administrators found that while students initially complained about new healthy lunch guidelines, attitudes are now more positive. A Jordan School District study also... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Missouri hiker found dead in hot Wayne County canyon

Triple-digit temperatures may have been a factor in the death of a hiker in southern Utah. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Pioneer Day takes over social media as Utahns celebrate with tweets and tributes

Here's a look at what people across Utah are saying about Pioneer Day and how they're celebrating. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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See what the pioneers thought, felt as they first came to the Salt Lake Valley

See the Salt Lake Valley through the eyes of the pioneers who entered it on July 24, 1847, as well as the pioneers who came before and followed after. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Rare cancer treatment leaves Provo teen hopeful

Natalie Wright, 17, of Provo, is hopeful the completion of proton therapy she received at a San Diego hospital will curb tumor growth. Natalie was the first teen to finish the treatment at the... Read more »

July 24, 2014

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