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Manti City raises sewer rates

Published on July 24, 2014 at 11:48AM

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Residents of Manti will see the sewer portion of their utility bills go up $7.50 beginning with the next billing cycle. The extra money will pay for the $2.5 million…

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Governor Among Six Others Raising Migrant Children Concerns

Published on July 24, 2014 at 10:32AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Governor Gary Herbert is among six other governors showing concern over migrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. The group wrote a letter to President Obama…

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Man Pleads Guilty In Roommate's Death

Published on July 24, 2014 at 10:32AM

(Vernal, UT)—A Vernal man is pleading guilty to killing his roommate. Christopher Andersen entered the plea today and could face up to 15 years behind bars. He is…

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Wildfire Threatens Koosharem Evacuations

Published on July 23, 2014 at 02:45PM

Some residents in Koosharem may be facing evacuations after a brush fire was reported Wednesday afternoon. Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis said the fire is burning in Bear Valley near…

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String of Rollovers Occur on I-15

Published on July 23, 2014 at 12:37PM

Utah Highway Patrol says three roll-overs that occurred one after another on I-15 in southern Utah Tuesday in very unusual. The three accidents occurred south of Parowan and all took…

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21 Arrested in Protest at Utah Oil Sands Operation

Published on July 23, 2014 at 12:32PM

Authorities have arrested 21 protesters at an eastern Utah oil sands operation who blocked a road, entered a fenced-off area and chained themselves to machinery. The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office…

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Utah Improving in Annual Child Welfare Report

Published on July 23, 2014 at 12:29PM

A national report shows child well-being in Utah is on the rise five years after it began dropping from the ranking’s number three spot. The annual Kids Count report by…

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Soccer Stadium Proposed

Published on July 23, 2014 at 06:55AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A proposal is being made for a new soccer stadium at the Utah State Fairpark. The proposal comes from Real Salt Lake which seeks a…

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West Nile Reported In Three Counties

Published on July 23, 2014 at 06:54AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—West Nile Virus is now being reported in three Utah counties. The virus has been reported in Box Elder, Uintah and Kane. No human cases…

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Wildfires Continue

Published on July 23, 2014 at 06:53AM

Wildfire crews are fighting flames in northeast and northwest Utah. Firefighters did think they had the upper hand on a wildfire in Tooele County where the Anaconda Fire burned one-thousand-acres…

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TN Man Arrested For Threatening Obama, Romney

Published on July 23, 2014 at 06:52AM

(Nashville, TN)—A Tennessee man is set to appear in court this week after threatening to kill President Obama, Mitt Romney and other politicians. Prosecutors say Jimmie Johnson of…

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State Legislature Candidate Charged With Kidnapping

Published on July 23, 2014 at 06:51AM

(American Fork, UT)—A Utah Legislature candidate is facing several charges including aggravated kidnapping. Thirty-three-year-old Mark Byrge was charged Monday with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and obstructing justice. Byrge…

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Father Of Teen Crash Victims Speaks Out

Published on July 23, 2014 at 06:49AM

(Clinton, UT)—The father of the two Clinton teens killed in a small plane crash near the Utah-Arizona border is speaking out about his sons’ deaths. The bodies of…

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Committee Explores E-Voting

Published on July 23, 2014 at 06:42AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Voting could soon become a lot easier for Utah. Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox announced a 14 person committee will look into expanding online voting to…

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Ribbon Cutting Held For New Section of Bike Bath

Published on July 23, 2014 at 06:31AM

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Bike enthusiast were treated to a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday evening for the newest edition of Sevier County’s bike path project. The new section of paved bike trail stretches from…

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Fire Reported East of Salina

Published on July 23, 2014 at 06:27AM

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Firefighters were battling a wildfire that started east of Salina Tuesday afternoon. Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis said the fire is burning in the Steve’s Pass area of Cedar Mountain….

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Vandals Attack St. George; Authorities Need Help

Published on July 22, 2014 at 04:00PM

ST. GEORGE (AP)-Per the official Twitter of St. George News, Tuesday morning, St. George police responded to 10 complaints of vandalism after various buildings, signs and vehicles in the city…

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BLM to Begin Wild Horse Gather in Southern Utah

Published on July 22, 2014 at 12:24PM

The Bureau of Land Management will begin a wild horse gather within the Bible Spring Complex Monday, July 28. The BLM says members of the public are welcome to view…

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Wildfires Growing In Toole County

Published on July 22, 2014 at 12:19PM

(Toole County, UT)—Wildfires in Toole County are growing after getting whipped by yesterday’s wind. The Anaconda Fire in Pine Canyon has scorched more than a thousand acres, and…

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Slight Decrease in Utah Gasoline Prices

Published on July 22, 2014 at 12:18PM

Average retail gasoline prices in Utah have fallen a mere .9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68/gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,171 gas outlets…

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French Fries Scattered on Highway in Utah Accident

Published on July 22, 2014 at 12:15PM

A load of french fires scattered over a Utah highway when a semitrailer hauling the savory treats tipped over Monday. No one was seriously injured. The accident briefly snarled traffic…

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Former Utah Rodeo Chairman Sentenced in Theft Case

Published on July 22, 2014 at 12:10PM

The founder of an annual Utah rodeo who admitted to stealing money from the event has been sentenced to probation and ordered to repay the thousands of dollars he took….

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L-D-S Church Plans New Temple In Idaho

Published on July 22, 2014 at 06:37AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—The L-D-S Church will break ground on a temple in Idaho next month. When work commences at the Meridian, Idaho location it will mark the…

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Wildfires Burning In Tooele, Morgan Counties

Published on July 22, 2014 at 06:36AM

(Tooele, UT)—Evacuations are being ordered in Tooele where a wildfire continues to burn out of control. At last word, fire threatened homes yesterday while travelers were also warned….

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Police ID Utah-Arizona Plane Crash Victims

Published on July 22, 2014 at 06:29AM

(Clinton, UT)—Family and friends are mourning the deaths of two Utah teens killed in a small plane crash near the Utah-Arizona border. A vigil was held last night…

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Man Suspected In Child-Sex Solicitation Sting

Published on July 22, 2014 at 06:28AM

(Vernal, UT)—One man is behind bars at Uintah County Jail as part of a child-sex solicitation sting. The 34-year-old California man allegedly came to Vernal to have sexual…

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Teen Requests Change-of-Venue In Slain Officer Case

Published on July 22, 2014 at 06:27AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A Utah teen charged with killing one police officer, and injuring another, is asking that her trial be moved to a different county. Meagan Grunwald…

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Louisiana Man Injured in Sevier County ATV Accident

Published on July 21, 2014 at 12:49PM

A 21-year-old man from New Orleans was injured following a rollover neat the town of Sevier. Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis said that Dylan Hanks attempted to make a turn…

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Millard Accident Sends Two Children to Hospital

Published on July 21, 2014 at 12:43PM

A Friday morning accident resulted in two children being life-flighted to Primary Children’s Medical Center. The Utah Highway Patrol said a Chevy Trailblazer carrying two adults and six children rolled…

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Utah Gears Up For New Efforts to Clear Air

Published on July 21, 2014 at 12:38PM

A Utah legislator is bringing back a failed measure at clearing soot form Utah skies. North Salt Lake Republican Becky Edwards proposes that Utah allow its own regulators to set…

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Court Hearing Set For Mom Accused Of Killing Babies

Published on July 21, 2014 at 12:13PM

(Pleasant Grove, UT)—An October court date is set for a woman accused of killing her infants and hiding them in a Pleasant Grove home. Megan Huntsman returned to…

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Free Windshield Scam Circulating

Published on July 21, 2014 at 12:13PM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—It looks like there’s a new scam in Utah. Officials are warning residents to not buy into a free windshield ploy. The state’s Insurance Department…

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Study: Mormon Babies Died Less Frequently

Published on July 21, 2014 at 06:29AM

(Provo, UT)—A new study says the young children of early Mormon pioneers didn’t face the harsh conditions traveling across the Plains like previously thought. The “Deseret News” says…

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Insuring Teens In Utah Proves Costly

Published on July 21, 2014 at 06:28AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Having a teen with a driver’s license is proving an expensive proposition for Utah families. An online auto insurance firm estimates the average annual premium…

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Court Date Changed For Swallow

Published on July 21, 2014 at 06:27AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—Tomorrow’s court date for former Attorney General John Swallow is being postponed. Swallow will appear in court on the morning of July 30th, the same…

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Indian Fire Burns In Ogden

Published on July 21, 2014 at 06:27AM

(Ogden, UT)—A wildfire in Ogden continues to burn this morning. About 50-acres were left charred yesterday. Officials ordered the evacuation of nearly 20 homes affected by the Indian…

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Fire Destroys Myton Landmark

Published on July 21, 2014 at 06:26AM

(Myton, UT)—Fire investigators are working to find the cause of an explosive blaze that destroyed an iconic landmark in Myton. Authorities say the Ross Brothers Seed & Feed…

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Two Killed In Small Plane Crash Near AZ

Published on July 21, 2014 at 06:19AM

(Virgin River Gorge, AZ)—Two people are dead following a small plane crash near the Utah-Arizona border. Police say the aircraft went down in the Virgin River Gorge last…

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Ex-Utah Attorneys General to Appear in Court

Published on July 18, 2014 at 01:23PM

Former Utah attorneys general Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow will make their first court appearances in the coming weeks on a slew of bribery charges and other counts. Court records…

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Utah Governor Asks for Review of School Standards

Published on July 18, 2014 at 01:20PM

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is asking the state Attorney General’s Office to scrutinize Utah’s commitment to the Common Core. Herbert announced Thursday he’s calling for the office to look into…

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Love Outraising Owens in Utah 4th District Race

Published on July 18, 2014 at 01:15PM

Front-runner congressional candidate Mia Love has gained even more ground on her Democratic challenger over the past three months, raising an average of about five times as much money as…

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Dixie State University President

Published on July 18, 2014 at 01:04PM

The Utah Board of Regents has named Richard Williams, a university official in Indiana, as the new president of southern Utah’s Dixie State University. Williams becomes the 18th president of…

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Utah Jobless Rate Continues to Inch Down

Published on July 18, 2014 at 12:59PM

The rate of unemployed Utah residents has dropped for the fourth straight month, falling to 3.5 percent in June. Utah’s jobless rate has been inching down as the state has…

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Governor Will Follow Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Published on July 18, 2014 at 12:56PM

Gov. Gary Herbert says if the U.S. Supreme Court decides not to extend an order preventing more than 1,000 same-sex couples from getting state benefits, Utah will recognize the marriages….

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Fireworks Banned in Spring CIty

Published on July 18, 2014 at 09:24AM

(Spring City) The Spring City Council has passed a resolution banning the use of fireworks within city limits due to dry conditions and extreme risk of fires. The resolution was…

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Woman Attacks Car With Tire Iron

Published on July 18, 2014 at 06:55AM

An Iron County woman is in custody for attempting to rob two men with a tire iron. The incident happened yesterday when Siobahn Hall followed the men to the Yankee…

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Downtown Salt Lake To Become Huge Slide

Published on July 18, 2014 at 06:55AM

Downtown Salt Lake is transforming into a water park. Slide the City is building a massive slip-and-slide along the City’s streets this Saturday. The slide will be located along Main…

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AMBER Alert Canceled For Infant Abducted In Oklahoma

Published on July 18, 2014 at 06:54AM

The AMBER Alert has been canceled for an infant abducted in Oklahoma. Authorities said the five-month-old girl was found safe in the far-west Texas town of Seminole. The child was…

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Elderly Woman Survives 14 Hours In Quicksand

Published on July 18, 2014 at 06:54AM

A Utah woman is recovering after spending 14 hours stuck in quicksand. KWTX-TV says Sharon Brussell was reported missing after she failed to show up at an event near Arches…

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Woman, 100, Converts To Mormonism

Published on July 18, 2014 at 06:51AM

A 100-year-old woman is converting to the L-D-S Church. Madeline Baldwin was recently baptized into the church one-week after her milestone birthday. She tells the “Deseret News” being baptized quote…

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Orem Man Urges Safe Driving Habits

Published on July 18, 2014 at 06:51AM

An Orem man has a chance to win 20-thousand-dollars for his message about driving safely. Twenty-one-year-old Colby Cook’s homemade video delivers a powerful message to people his age. Cook made…

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Hearing Scheduled For BYU Assault Suspect

Published on July 18, 2014 at 06:51AM

An August preliminary hearing is set for a former BYU student accused of groping a dozen women. Nathan Fletcher allegedly grabbed the breasts of nearly 16 girls on campus over…

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Shakespeare Experts Studying Utah Festival

Published on July 18, 2014 at 06:50AM

Utah’s Shakespeare Festival is being selected as part of the “Shakespeare on the Road” project. That’s a tour by a group from the Shakespeare Trust that’s traveling to festivals around…

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Billion-Dollar Airport Project Kicks Off

Published on July 18, 2014 at 06:49AM

Salt Lake City International’s billion-dollar project will take the airport to new heights. That’s what airport officials say about their plans to build a three-story terminal and linear concourse. The…

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