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Party on, Abe: Illinois named top party school in the US

Published on August 04, 2015 at 10:47AM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois has partied its way into the top spot on an annual list of top party schools in the country. The Urbana-Champaign campus…

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States' targets shift in final Obama climate change plan

Published on August 04, 2015 at 10:45AM

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sixteen states will have tougher carbon dioxide reduction targets than they originally planned for when President Barack Obama first proposed his climate change rule last year….

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Utah cities collect $25 of every $1k earned by residents

Published on August 04, 2015 at 10:45AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — City governments in Utah scoop up an average of $25 per $1,000 earned by residents. That’s according to a report out Monday from the Utah…

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Utah officials sign Mountain Accord plan for Wasatch range

Published on August 04, 2015 at 10:45AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and local officials have officially signed a wide-ranging blueprint for the future of the Wasatch Mountain range. The Daily Herald of…

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Group that backed gay marriage challenge to sponsor Scouts

Published on August 04, 2015 at 10:43AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An activist group that backed the court fight overturning Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is applying to sponsor a Scouting troop after the Boy Scouts…

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Utah officials study new power plant greenhouse gas limits

Published on August 04, 2015 at 10:43AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state officials say they need more time to assess how a plan unveiled Monday by President Barack Obama to decrease emissions from U.S. power…

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Shot utility pole leaves nearly 10K without power in Utah

Published on August 04, 2015 at 10:43AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say almost 10,000 northern Utah homes and businesses lost power Monday morning because someone shot a utility pole. Rocky Mountain Power spokesman Paul Murphy…

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North Carolina Man Injured On I-70

Published on August 04, 2015 at 10:37AM

Around Midnight last Sunday, 25 yr old Adam Villegas from Fayetteville North Carollina was traveling eastbound on I-70. Near the Emery Turnoff on I-70, his 2006 blue Mitsubishi Galant left…

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Tooele Man Injured Near Gates Lake

Published on August 04, 2015 at 10:22AM

At 11:10 pm on Saturday August 1st deputies and EMT’s were dispatched to an ATV accident near Gates Lake. The patient was loaded by friends and family into a private vehicle and…

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Fire Costs $50,000 In Damage

Published on August 04, 2015 at 10:21AM

On Sunday August 2nd at 10:45 am deputies and Koosharem and Richfield Fire Departments were dispatched to a trailer fire on Highway 25, 1 mile east of Bowery Haven at…

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Mormon Church to Release More Documents From Founder

Published on August 04, 2015 at 07:28AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is taking another step in its push to be more transparent, and is releasing more historical documents that shed light on how…

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Thunderstorm Warning in Effect

Published on August 03, 2015 at 04:56PM

DELTA, Utah-Per the National Weather Service’s Salt Lake City bureau, on Monday from 4:30-5:30 pm MDT, a severe weather warning exists for north central Millard County. Around 4:50 pm MDT

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West Jordan teen killed in crash on I-15 in Millard County

Published on August 03, 2015 at 11:43AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 16-year-old girl is dead after she was hit by car on I-15 in Millard County after being thrown from her vehicle. The Deseret News…

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Hit-and-run driver killed after crash in Kearns home ID'd

Published on August 03, 2015 at 11:43AM

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Police have identified a driver who died after hitting another vehicle head-on and then crashing into a Kearns home. KUTV in Salt Lake City reports that…

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ACLU: inmates on hunger strike sent complaints for months

Published on August 03, 2015 at 11:42AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials from the American Civil Liberties Union in Utah say they have been receiving letters from Utah State Prison inmates for months. Utah Department of…

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Ancient pit house found in southwest Utah re-buried

Published on August 03, 2015 at 11:42AM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Archeologists have found evidence of corn farming dating back 1,500 years at the site of an ancient pit house in southern Utah_and now they’re re-burying…

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Ads mailed to Utah defendants worry defense attorneys

Published on August 03, 2015 at 11:42AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah defense attorneys say advertising mailers that try to recruit the business of defendants are raising privacy and ethical concerns. The Salt Lake Tribune reports…

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Pilot crashes glider on forest land near Logan Cache Airport

Published on August 03, 2015 at 11:41AM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A pilot who crashed his glider near the Logan Cache Airport in northern Utah is recovering from his injuries. KUTV-TV reports that 63-year-old David Abbot of…

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Suspect in stolen vehicle crashes into Hurricane police car

Published on August 03, 2015 at 11:41AM

HURRICANE, Utah (AP) — A high-speed chase in Washington County ended when the suspect crashed into a Hurricane City police officer’s vehicle. The Spectrum in St. George reports that a…

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Mudslide causes major traffic delays in Spanish Fork Canyon

Published on August 03, 2015 at 11:40AM

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Authorities say heavy rain in Utah County led to a mudslide that blocked traffic for several hours on U.S. Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon….

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Derrin Owens Wins Vote To Replace Jon Cox

Published on August 03, 2015 at 10:51AM

Derrin Owens of Fountain Green has been chosen by Republican state delegates from Legislative District 58 to replace Jon Cox who stepped down recently to become Communications Director for Governor…

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Manti Man Stopped For Seat Belt, Arrested For DUI

Published on August 03, 2015 at 10:28AM

27 yr old Joshua Seely from Manti was arrested and booked into the Sanpete Jail last Friday. The 1993 green Ford Probe he was driving was stopped for not wearing a…

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Crash South of Panguitch Lake

Published on August 03, 2015 at 10:23AM

Last Friday afternoon a few miles south of Panguitch Lake, a 2001 blue Toyota Camry driven by 56 yr old Jung Kwak from Los Angeles, CA, started to fish tail…

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Southern Utah Under Flood Watch

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:20AM

MESQUITE, Nev.-The National Weather Service reports Friday that a flash flood warning has been issued for portions of northwestern Arizona, southeastern California and southern Nevada, as well as southern Utah…

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21 unclaimed Utah veterans to receive full military funeral

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:17AM

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A group of 21 Utah veterans will receive a full military service and funeral after going for nearly 20 years without a final resting place. The…

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Orem, Provo fire departments quickly put out canyon blaze

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:16AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A small blaze in Provo Canyon was quickly extinguished before it could threaten nearby structures due to joint efforts from Orem and Provo fire departments. The…

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Trial date set for teen accused of murdering girlfriend

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:16AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Colorado man accused in the 2012 beating death of his Utah girlfriend is expected stand trial later this year, but a defense attorney says…

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Couple hiding in Utah arrested for alleged child sex abuse

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:16AM

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — A couple who had been hiding from California authorities for 17 years has been arrested in West Valley City on suspicion of child sex…

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Elko declared disaster area due to drought

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:16AM

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Elko County has been declared a natural disaster area due to damage caused by the severe drought in the region. KRNV-TV reports that several counties in…

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Mormon official buys New York home where Brigham Young lived

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:14AM

PORT BYRON, N.Y. (AP) — A descendant of early Mormon church leader Brigham Young has bought the central New York home where his ancestor lived two decades before leading the…

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Elite cycling spotlight finally shines on North America

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:12AM

The Tour de France dominates the landscape of professional cycling, a three-week behemoth that draws the attention of fans worldwide. Now that it’s over, the spotlight is shifting to North…

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Former CFL player has trophies stolen in southern Utah

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:11AM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A former professional football player who now lives in southern Utah says several of his trophies were recently stolen. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George…

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Utah officials considering new name for Negro Bill Canyon

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:08AM

The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has Utah officials again considering changing the name of the picturesque Negro Bill Canyon. But the title that some find offensive is…

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New Mexico State Police: 2 killed in crash of small plane

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:08AM

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two men from New Mexico and Utah were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in the vicinity of the airport in Truth…

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Man accused in night vision goggles case will go to Utah

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:07AM

HONOLULU (AP) — A man arrested in Hawaii for allegedly trying to buy military-grade night vision goggles is being sent to Utah. A federal judge in Honolulu on Thursday ordered…

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Armed man shot, killed by police

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:07AM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Logan man has died after an hourslong standoff with police ended in an alleged shootout. Authorities say that officers responded Wednesday night to the report…

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Utah co-op health insurer lost $19.9M in first year

Published on July 31, 2015 at 11:06AM

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A nonprofit Utah health insurer that received federal loans to get up and running lost nearly $20 million in its first year. An audit Thursday…

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Manti home burglarized while residents sleep

Published on July 30, 2015 at 01:53PM

The owners of a home in Manti were robbed as they slept last week. More than $50,000 worth of coins, rare bank notes and other valuables were missing when Lowell…

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Dairy Queen in Elsinore Charity Fundraiser Today

Published on July 30, 2015 at 10:48AM

If you are looking for a cool treat on a hot day, stop by Dairy Queen in Elsinore, where buying a Blizzard will do more than satisfy your sweet tooth….

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18-month-old dies after being hit by car

Published on July 30, 2015 at 10:47AM

SOUTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A toddler has died after being struck by a car in an apartment parking lot in South Ogden. Police reported Wednesday that the 18-month-old girl…

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Aurora man injured in accident

Published on July 30, 2015 at 08:36AM

An Aurora man was seriously injured in an accident last Thursday when the drivers side door on his Dodge Ram pick-up flew open as he made a turn. 27-year old…

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Hercules Recalling 90,000 SUV Tires

Published on July 30, 2015 at 07:42AM

DETROIT (AP) — An Ohio company is recalling about 90,000 SUV tires because the tread can separate, causing a loss of air and increasing the risk of a crash. The…

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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Fatal Crash Near Ogden

Published on July 30, 2015 at 07:40AM

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Utah Highway Patrol found alcohol and illegal drugs inside the vehicle of a wrong-way driver who crashed near Ogden and later died from his injuries. Officials…

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Hikers Drawn to Geological Gem Along Arizona-Utah Border

Published on July 30, 2015 at 07:39AM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A richly colored geological upheaval along the Arizona-Utah border is one of the most sought-after hikes in the West. But The Wave isn’t without dangers. Officials…

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Intoxicated Motorcyclist Arrested in Fairview

Published on July 29, 2015 at 07:35PM

A Fairview man has been arrested after driving his motorcycle while intoxicated. According to a report from the Utah Highway Patrol, troopers observed an individual that appeared to be intoxicated…

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2 Utah Ski Resorts Owned by Vail to be Known as 'Park City'

Published on July 29, 2015 at 04:39PM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Vail officials say two neighboring ski resorts it owns in Utah that are being combined into one mega resort will now be known simply as…

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UDOT Travel Advisory - Fairview Canyon Closures

Published on July 29, 2015 at 04:15PM

FAIRVIEW — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists that beginning Tuesday, August 4th, State Route 31 (SR-31) in Fairview Canyon will begin construction to replace aging retaining walls…

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Envision Utah Results - Nation's Largest Public Outreach Shows Utahns Want Additional Recreational Opportunities

Published on July 29, 2015 at 04:11PM

SALT LAKE CITY (July 29, 2015) — Findings from nearly 53,000 residents surveyed as part of Envision Utah’s Your Utah, Your Future campaign reaffirmed Utahns love and value of the…

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Anonymous Tip Solves 40-Year-Old Summit County Cold Case

Published on July 29, 2015 at 02:40PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Summit County cold case has finally been solved after 40 years, but the alleged killer won’t be getting prosecuted. The Salt Lake…

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Utah Police Confirm Body in Suitcase is Missing Vegas Woman

Published on July 29, 2015 at 02:39PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say they’ve confirmed that a body found in a large suitcase along a freeway near Salt Lake City is that of a missing Las…

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Estranged Wife of Polygamist Leader Added to Witness List

Published on July 29, 2015 at 02:38PM

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge presiding over a lawsuit that alleges religious discrimination by polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line has ruled that the estranged wife of polygamist leader Lyle…

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Hatch Says Campaign Cash Haul Will Help Other GOP Candidates

Published on July 29, 2015 at 12:17PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch says he’s not seeking another term after 2018, but he’s still raking in campaign cash at levels that would allow him…

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Whirlpool Recalls 40,000 Jenn-Air Ovens due to Burn Risk

Published on July 29, 2015 at 12:16PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Whirlpool is recalling more than 40,000 of its Jenn-Air brand ovens after customers reported burns due to faulty oven racks. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission…

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Utah Woman Sues Starbucks for $2M over Tainted Coffee Claims

Published on July 29, 2015 at 12:15PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman is suing Starbucks for more than $2 million after she says she drank a coffee at the chain that contained a cleaning…

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1 Dead, 3 Hospitalized in Clearfield Collision

Published on July 29, 2015 at 09:30AM

CLEARFIELD, Utah (AP) — A three-vehicle collision in Clearfield has left one man dead and several others injured. The Standard-Examiner reports (http://bit.ly/1LRnsaQ ) that Clearfield Police Lt. Kelly Bennett says…

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Prosecutors: Judge Shelby not Biased in ATV Ride Case

Published on July 29, 2015 at 09:18AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors are defending a judge who was accused of being biased by a county commissioner convicted in an ATV protest ride. The U.S. Attorney’s…

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'The Book of Mormon' gets Rousing Reception in Utah

Published on July 28, 2015 at 09:32PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The “Book of Mormon” is receiving a rousing reception in the musical’s first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia. A sold out crowd in Salt…

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No Fatal Crashes over Pioneer Day Weekend, Troopers Say

Published on July 28, 2015 at 09:30PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Highway Patrol says nobody died on Utah’s roads during the celebratory Pioneer Day weekend. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1Ipz2ET ) that the long weekend…

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Carbon County Pair Plead Guilty in 2014 House Fire Death

Published on July 28, 2015 at 09:29PM

PRICE, Utah (AP) — Two people have pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the death of Brian William Swink in a 2014 Carbon County house fire. The Deseret News reports…

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End of Boy Scouts' Ban on Gays Prompts Elation and Alarm

Published on July 28, 2015 at 09:28PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday….

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Utah Liquor Board OKs 1st Tasting Permit for a Distillery

Published on July 28, 2015 at 09:27PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah liquor bosses have granted special permission for a distillery to offer flights of whiskey samples during tours, opening the door for more distillers and…

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Utah Man Sentenced in Arizona on Guilty Plea to Sexual Abuse

Published on July 28, 2015 at 09:23PM

PHOENIX (AP) — A Utah man has been sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison after pleading guilty in federal court in Arizona in a sexual abuse case dating back…

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