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Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Pleasant Grove Teen

Published on January 29, 2015 at 06:20AM

A Pleasant Grove man is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy dozens of times. The 28-year-old suspect was arrested yesterday afternoon after voluntarily going to the police station for…

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Firing Squad Proposed In Utah

Published on January 29, 2015 at 06:20AM

The firing squad could be returning for Utah’s death row inmates. The proposal comes after lethal injection has recently been proven problematic in some states. Lawmaker Paul Ray, who is…

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SLC Drops Out Of "Forbes" Top-Ten For Fastest Growing

Published on January 29, 2015 at 06:20AM

Salt Lake City didn’t make the cut on “Forbes’” Top-10 list of fastest growing cities. The city dropped to the 12th spot, slipping seven slots from last year. Houston, Dallas…

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Kearns Police Shoot, Kill Dog During Burglary Investigation

Published on January 29, 2015 at 06:19AM

Police in Kearns say two officers shot and killed a dog while investigating a possible business break-in. It happened Tuesday night at a business next to Popular Design Mill and…

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Man Attacked With Hammer, Blade

Published on January 29, 2015 at 06:18AM

One man is behind bars and another remains hospitalized following an assault involving a hammer and a blade. Police arrested 19-year-old Gerardo Enrique Perez last night at his home in…

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Police Seek Missing Endangered Man

Published on January 29, 2015 at 06:18AM

A search is underway for a missing and endangered South Salt Lake man. Police say 78-year-old Darvin Daniel Allred was last seen Tuesday evening leaving his home in a red…

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'Wride Walk' Set For Friday In American Fork

Published on January 29, 2015 at 06:17AM

A memorial walk is scheduled Friday in American Fork to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Utah County Sheriff’s Sergeant Cory Wride. The “Wride Walk” will start…

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Woman's Possessions Stolen, Burned

Published on January 29, 2015 at 06:16AM

An investigation is under way after someone stole all of a woman’s belongings. Police say Beth Fisher was preparing to move and had packed all her possessions into a moving…

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Woman Pleads Guilty To False Claims To IRS

Published on January 29, 2015 at 06:16AM

A West Jordan woman is pleading guilty to using the names of dead people to file her tax returns. Thirty-seven-year-old Jacquelin Boyd pleaded guilty late last week to making a…

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Southern Baptist Leader Calls LDS Stance On LGBT Naive

Published on January 29, 2015 at 06:15AM

A top Southern Baptist leader is calling the Mormon church’s decision to legally back protections for gays and lesbians well-intentioned, but naive. Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore…

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Drill Team Winners

Published on January 28, 2015 at 02:26PM

(Manti) The Manti High School Drill Team took top honors at the North Region Drill Team Competition claiming first place overall. Gunnison was also awarded third place overall. Manti took…

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Governor to give annual State of the State speech Wednesday

Published on January 28, 2015 at 11:04AM

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is expected to make a pitch for his Medicaid expansion plan during his 2015 State of the State address tonight. The Republican governor spent months negotiating…

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St. George Police Seek Witness Testimony in Collision

Published on January 28, 2015 at 10:08AM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP)-Per the official Twitter of St. George News, police authorities in the city are seeking witnesses who may have seen a Wednesday morning collision. The incident reportedly…

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Brianhead man arrested on I-70 for DUI

Published on January 28, 2015 at 06:43AM

A 39-year-old man from Brianhead was arrested on I-70 Monday afternoon for DUI and other charges. UHP says troopers stopped Lehi Barlow just South of the Elsinore interchange for an…

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Apartment Fire Displaces 20 Residents

Published on January 28, 2015 at 06:22AM

An investigation is ongoing into an apartment fire that’s left 20 people homeless in Ogden. Authorities say the fire started in an attic Monday night at an apartment complex near…

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House Committee Puts Hold On Campaign Contribution Limit Bill

Published on January 28, 2015 at 06:21AM

State lawmakers are putting the brakes on a bill that would limit the amount of money that can be donated to a political campaign. The House Government Operations Committee voted…

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Former Ogden Cop Charged With Drug Distribution

Published on January 28, 2015 at 06:21AM

A former Ogden police officer is charged with distributing drugs. Prosecutors charged 29-year-old Don Henry Johnson Friday with two counts of distribution or arranging to distribute drugs. He’s accused of…

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Army Denys Reports Bowe Bergdahl To Be Charged As Deserter

Published on January 28, 2015 at 06:20AM

There are conflicting reports about the status of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. The “Army Times” said yesterday the case against Bergdahl is still under review and no decision has been…

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Findings To Be Released Regarding Family's Suspicious Death

Published on January 28, 2015 at 06:20AM

Police are revealing that the mysterious deaths of a Springville family were the result of a murder-suicide. Benjamin and Kristi Strack - and their three children - were found dead…

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Pedestrian Struck By Car, Hospitalized

Published on January 28, 2015 at 06:20AM

A man remains hospitalized after being hit by a car while crossing the street in Midvale. Police say the man was crossing 900 East on the north side of Fort…

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Senate Committee Supports High School Civic Engagement Bil

Published on January 28, 2015 at 06:19AM

The Senate Education Committee is throwing its support behind a bill aimed at improving civic engagement among high school students. The committee voted unanimously yesterday to recommend the bill for…

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Senator Lee Set To Lead Judiciary Subcommittee

Published on January 28, 2015 at 06:19AM

Republican Senator Mike Lee is stepping into a new position. Lee announced yesterday he’s set to serve as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer…

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Utah Family Found Dead Last Fall, Died From "Drug Toxicity"

Published on January 27, 2015 at 02:51PM

SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP)-As confirmed by numerous news sources including KLAS-TV Channel 8 in Lsa Vegas, authorities say five members of a Utah family found dead last fall died from drug…

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New Utah House speaker climbed from humbler Pittsburgh start

Published on January 27, 2015 at 01:30PM

Utah’s new speaker of the state House of Representatives is a former amateur boxer who climbed from humble beginnings in Pittsburgh and weathered legislative bouts to win his leadership position….

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Anti-death penalty group to protest firing squad bill

Published on January 27, 2015 at 01:26PM

A group apposed to capital punishment plans to protest outside the Utah State Capitol on Tuesday over one lawmaker’s plan to resurrect the use of firing squads. The group Utahns…

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Prescribed Burn near Beaver

Published on January 27, 2015 at 01:15PM

The Fishlake National Forest, Beaver Ranger District is planning three prescribed burns now through the end of May in Beaver County. The Merchant Valley project will take place midway up…

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Documentary At Sundance Looks At Warren Jeffs, FLDS Church

Published on January 27, 2015 at 06:16AM

A new documentary screening this month at Sundance sheds some light on Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints community. The film “Prophet’s Prey” from Academy Award nominated director Amy…

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Students, Teachers Shave Heads To Support Kid With Cancer

Published on January 27, 2015 at 06:16AM

Some students and faculty at Morgan High School are sporting freshly-shaved heads in support of a boy battling cancer. The entire Morgan High basketball team and five coaches recently shaved…

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Emile Hirsch Accused Of Assault

Published on January 27, 2015 at 06:16AM

Actor Emile Hirsch is reportedly under investigation following accusations that he put a movie studio executive in a headlock over the weekend. The alleged incident took place at a nightclub…

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Utah Author Urges Fans To Donate Books To Kids

Published on January 27, 2015 at 06:15AM

A Utah-based author is calling on fans to donate books to needy children. Author Shannon Hale celebrated her birthday yesterday by urging her fans to give money to the organization…

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RSL, Utah State Fairpark Reach Stadium Agreement

Published on January 27, 2015 at 06:15AM

Real Salt Lake and the Utah State Fairpark say they’ve reached an agreement for a proposed minor league soccer stadium on state fairgrounds. The two parties announced the agreement yesterday…

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Baby Girl In Stable Condition After Near Drowning

Published on January 27, 2015 at 06:14AM

Doctors say an 11-month-old girl who nearly drowned in her bathtub is making “dramatic improvement.” The child is currently listed in stable condition and is expected to be released within…

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Man Arrested For Burglaries Of Car Dealerships

Published on January 27, 2015 at 06:14AM

Police in St. George say they’ve arrested a man who may be responsible for stealing half a dozen cars. Police arrested 30-year-old Michael Chase Montgomery yesterday morning at Approved Auto…

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Police ID Deadly Sugar House Shooting Victim

Published on January 27, 2015 at 06:13AM

Salt Lake City police are releasing the identity of a man shot to death in Sugar House. Police say 24-year-old Christian McDonald of West Valley City died Saturday night after…

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Teens Accused Of Setting Fire To Vacant Apartment Complex

Published on January 27, 2015 at 06:13AM

Police in South Salt Lake are on the search for four teens accused of setting fire to a vacant city-owned apartment complex. Police say witnesses reported seeing the teens running…

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Deadly Accidents On The Rise In Utah

Published on January 26, 2015 at 03:42PM

The number of deadly car accidents in Utah is on the rise. UDOT officials say last year 256 people were killed in car crashes, which is up 16-percent from 2013….

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Man Celebrates Birthday With Eight Day Run

Published on January 26, 2015 at 03:42PM

An Ogden man is running across state lines to celebrate his 30th birthday. Dubbed “Forest Gump,” Joshua Bryant kicked-off his eight day run at the Arizona border to end in…

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Teen Shot In Drive-By Shooting

Published on January 26, 2015 at 03:41PM

A teen is hospitalized after a drive-by shooting in West Valley City. Police say the boy was shot yesterday near 3100 South and 3200 West. He tells authorities that there…

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Homeless Man Accused Of Attacking Provo Officers

Published on January 26, 2015 at 03:41PM

A homeless man is accused of attacking an officer in Provo. An employee at a soda shop called police to say Jeffery Jenson was disturbing customers and refused to leave….

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One Dead, One Hospitalized After SLC Shooting

Published on January 26, 2015 at 03:41PM

A man is dead after an argument turned deadly in Salt Lake City. Police say 24-year-old Christian McDonald was shot to death last night near 1200 East and 2400 South….

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Utah Legislative Session Opens

Published on January 26, 2015 at 12:01PM

The 2015 Utah Legislative opened up Monday morning. A number of major topics will be debated during the session, including whether or not to raise the gas tax. Senate Majority…

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Central Utah counties' economic recovery is slow

Published on January 26, 2015 at 11:17AM

The economic recovery in central Utah is not keeping pace with the rest of the state despite job gains in most counties during the second quarter of 2014. According to…

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Central Utah residents warned of phone scam

Published on January 26, 2015 at 06:34AM

The Sevier County Sheriff’s office is warning of an ongoing phone scam taking place in central Utah. The office said several citizens reported getting calls from someone claiming to be…

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Sandy Home Destroyed In Fire

Published on January 26, 2015 at 06:19AM

Fire officials in Sandy say a home is likely a total loss following a blaze that started in the basement. Firefighters responded to the home near 1300 East and Wayside…

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Huntsman: Boehner Invitation To Netanyahu Overstepped Bounds

Published on January 26, 2015 at 06:19AM

A former Republican presidential candidate is calling out the Speaker of the House for inviting Israel’s prime minister to address Congress. On CNN’s “State of the Union,” former U.S. ambassador…

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>Man Killed In Sugar House Shooting

Published on January 26, 2015 at 06:18AM

An investigation is ongoing into a deadly shooting in Sugar House. Police say a passing driver called 9-1-1 Saturday night near 1220 East Parkway Avenue after finding a man lying…

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>Man Arrested For Backflow Preventer Valve Thefts

Published on January 26, 2015 at 06:18AM

Police in South Jordan say they’ve made an arrest in connection to a string of thefts. Police arrested a man yesterday on two unrelated warrants. Investigators believe the man is…

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Child Nearly Drowns In Bathtub

Published on January 26, 2015 at 06:18AM

An eleven-month-old girl is in the hospital following a near-drowning in the bathtub. Police say the child’s mother called 9-1-1 Saturday after her daughter swallowed some water while in the…

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Man Hospitalized After Crashing Pickup

Published on January 26, 2015 at 06:17AM

A Saratoga Springs man remains hospitalized after crashing his pickup truck on the I-15. Police say 37-year-old Robert Feland was driving on the southbound ramp to the I-15 at 600…

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Good Samaritans Save Stranded Pregnant Woman

Published on January 23, 2015 at 02:46PM

A pregnant woman and her family have Good Samaritans to thank for saving them from a snow drift. The woman, her husband and two-year-old child were driving in Bryce Canyon…

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Thousands In Golf Clubs Stolen

Published on January 23, 2015 at 02:45PM

Draper police are looking for a couple who stole more than three-thousand dollars in golf clubs. The clubs were stolen from the Impact Golf Center near 121st South and Factory…

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Hundreds Mourn "Daughter Of The State"

Published on January 23, 2015 at 02:45PM

The woman affectionately named the “Daughter of the State” is laid to rest in Provo. Becky Lockart, the state’s only female Speaker of the House, died from a rare brain…

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Phone Scam Targeting SLC Residents

Published on January 23, 2015 at 02:44PM

Salt Lake City police are looking for the culprits behind a recent phone scam. The scammers are calling people telling them there is a warrant out for their arrest and…

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Utah senators sponsor grazing bill

Published on January 23, 2015 at 12:44PM

Two U.S. senators from Utah announced that they are sponsoring a bill that would protect crazing rights at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee said the…

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Bruce Babbitt slams Utah's push to control federal lands

Published on January 23, 2015 at 12:39PM

Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt says Utah’s push to take control of federal lands in the state is a radical measure and a threat to the outdoor recreation industry. Babbitt…

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Utah leaders remember Rebecca Lockhart as a tireless leader

Published on January 23, 2015 at 12:34PM

State leaders say former Utah House Speaker Rebecca “Becky” Lockhart was a tireless leader, dedicated mother and trailblazing public servant. More than 1,000 people attended her public memorial service Thursday…

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Ex-Utah rugby player begins sentence for sex offense

Published on January 23, 2015 at 12:31PM

A former Southern Utah University rugby player accused of raping a woman is starting a 180-day jail sentence. Aaron Price will serve the sentence in the Iron County Jail on…

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Utah jobless rate drops slightly to 3.5 percent

Published on January 23, 2015 at 12:28PM

Utah’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in December to 3.5 percent. Numbers released by Utah’s Department of Workforce Services on Friday show the Utah rate remains well below the national jobless…

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Mt. Pleasant to consider closing airport

Published on January 23, 2015 at 10:37AM

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Drainage and surfacing problems are putting the future of the Mt. Pleasant airport in jeopardy. The Mt. Pleasant City Council heard the bad news from airport manager Dave Fullmer at…

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Robbery Suspect Wearing Vest With Wires Taken Into Custody

Published on January 23, 2015 at 06:16AM

A tense standoff with police in Salt Lake City is over after a bank robbery suspect was found wearing a vest with exposed wires. Police say officers first nabbed the…

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Pair Robs Same Smoke Shop Twice

Published on January 23, 2015 at 06:15AM

Police are on the lookout for two men accused of robbing the same smoke shop twice. Police say the men robbed the Shop N Save smoke shop at 970 East…

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LDS Mission President's Wife Dies

Published on January 23, 2015 at 06:15AM

LDS Church officials say the wife of the president of the Utah Salt Lake City Mission has died. Carol Vaughn Curran Hansen passed away unexpectedly Wednesday after collapsing in the…

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Boy Dies After Falling Through Ice Of Pool

Published on January 23, 2015 at 06:15AM

A 12-year-old boy is dead after falling through the ice at a community pool. Authorities say Jacques Bushman died Tuesday night at the hospital, where he had remained in critical…

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Accused Bank Robber Charged With 15 Felonies

Published on January 23, 2015 at 06:14AM

An accused bank robber who made headlines after accidentally shooting himself in the leg with an officer’s gun is facing more than a dozen charges. Thirty-year-old Joshua Edward Jensen was…

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Provo 2nd Best Housing Market For Investments

Published on January 23, 2015 at 06:14AM

Provo is being called one of the best housing markets in which to invest this year. A new report from Forbes ranks Provo second in the nation, behind Austin, Texas….

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Four Police Officers Treated For Smoke Inhalation

Published on January 23, 2015 at 06:13AM

Four police officers are recovering from minor smoke inhalation following an apartment fire in Holladay. The officers were helping the tenants of a burning apartment building to safety yesterday near…

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Inmate Briefly Escapes After Court Date

Published on January 23, 2015 at 06:13AM

A Dagget County inmate is back behind bars after briefly escaping. Police say a sheriff was driving inmate Albert Mike Garcia back to the Dagget County Jail after a court…

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Survey Ranks Price as Utah's Commutes

Published on January 22, 2015 at 02:55PM

Commuting to and from work are the most time-consuming tasks of many people’s days. A new survey has revealed Utah’s best and worst cities for commuting. Price won for best…

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Mitt Romney And Jeb Bush To Recognize 'Awkward' Situation In Utah Meeting

Published on January 22, 2015 at 02:54PM

Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush are about to be faced with an awkward situation. They are meeting today in Salt Lake City as it had been previously planned, long before…

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Salt Lake Police Evacuate Area Surrounding Suspect With Wired Vest

Published on January 22, 2015 at 02:54PM

An area in Salt Lake City is blocked after a man was found wearing a wired vest. The man is suspected of robbing a nearby Zions Bank. Police have ordered…

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Lockhart's Public Memorial Scheduled For Today, Funeral Tomorrow

Published on January 22, 2015 at 02:53PM

Utah is mourning the loss of its first female House Speaker. Becky Lockhart’s public memorial will be held today in the Capitol Rotunda. She passed away on Saturday from a…

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The 2015 Sundance Film Festival Arrives To Park City

Published on January 22, 2015 at 02:53PM

Park City is kicking off the highly-anticipated 2015 Sundance Film festival. The festival begins today at The Grand Theatre at Salt Lake Community College, which is set to be Sundance’s…

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Local commissioner create 'Salute to Utah Law Enforcement' event

Published on January 22, 2015 at 11:07AM

Credit: The Salt Lake Tribune County commissioners from central and southern Utah have joined forces to honor and pledge support for law enforcement at an event next week. Utah’s Salute…

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Jeffs' brothers can avoid some child labor questions

Published on January 22, 2015 at 11:04AM

A federal judge says two brothers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs can cite their religion in refusing to answer some questions about suspected child labor violations on a Utah…

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116K Utah residents pick health plans on federal website

Published on January 22, 2015 at 11:00AM

Federal officials say more than 116,000 Utah residents have enrolled in health insurance plans though the government-run online marketplace this enrollment season. U.S. Health and Human Services Department figures released…

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