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Lawmaker Calls for Tax Increase to Fund Education

Published on November 26, 2014 at 11:30AM

Credit: The Salt Lake Tribune A Republican lawmaker on Tuesday presented his proposal to increase education funding by raising taxes. Rep. Jack Draxler of Logan told members of the Education…

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Consumer Optimism in Utah at Record High

Published on November 26, 2014 at 11:25AM

A recent Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index report says that Utah consumers are especially upbeat about the local economy. For the first time this month, the index rose to…

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Conservationist Sue Over Federal Coal Program

Published on November 26, 2014 at 11:21AM

Conservation groups have sued the government to force federal officials to undertake the first broad environmental review of the government’s coal-leasing program in decades. Friends of the Earth and the…

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Provo Woman Sentenced to Jail in Child Death Case

Published on November 26, 2014 at 11:17AM

A Provo judge is sentencing a woman to jail time and probation after her 3-month-old baby boy died two years ago. Judge Derek Pullan said Tuesday the baby suffered greatly…

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Utah to Scrap Parts of Immigration Law

Published on November 26, 2014 at 11:13AM

Utah has agreed to scrap three key provisions in its immigration enforcement law and put limits on another in a settlement reached with the ACLU. The ACLU announced the deal…

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Salina Man Arrested on Theft Charges

Published on November 26, 2014 at 10:59AM

A Salina man was arrested last week for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars worth of tools and then selling them across Sevier County. 49-year-old Joseph Speakman was arrested after tools…

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Richfield City Considers New Beekeeping Ordiance

Published on November 26, 2014 at 10:53AM

The Richfield City Council is considering changing it’s policies to allow residents to keep domestic beehives with city limits. Domestic hives are currently not allowed under Richfield’s animal control ordinance,...

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New Details Released About Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

Published on November 26, 2014 at 06:28AM

Police are releasing new details about a deadly officer-involved shooting in South Jordan. Ty Worthington was shot by police Saturday afternoon when he was found in a horse corral at…

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Holladay Woman Being Held Without Bail For Death Of Girlfriend

Published on November 26, 2014 at 06:28AM

Bail is revoked for a Holladay woman who is accused of stabbing her 21-year-old girlfriend to death. Victoria Mendoza appeared in court earlier this week when prosecutors asked for her…

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Utahns Rank 2nd On 'Overextended' List

Published on November 26, 2014 at 06:28AM

With holiday shopping underway, a new study finds that many Utahns are spending more cash than their wallets allow. WalletHub.com ranks Utah second in the nation for people who are…

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Wife, Kids

Published on November 26, 2014 at 06:27AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A man is behind bars for allegedly violently assaulting his common-law wife and two of their children. Police arrested 36-year-old Miguel Castillo-Garcia Sunday for the…

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LDS Church Releases MTC Expansion Renderings

Published on November 26, 2014 at 06:27AM

Renderings for the new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Training Center expansion are now up for public view. Church officials say construction will get under way this…

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Highway Safety Campaign Kicks-Off In Utah

Published on November 26, 2014 at 06:27AM

State troopers will be out in force this weekend reminding folks to buckle up. The “Click It Or Ticket” program runs through the end of the month in cities across…

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Man Sentenced For 2011 Death Of Wife, Stepson

Published on November 25, 2014 at 12:22PM

A Utah man is spending the rest of his life behind bars for killing his wife and stepson during a failed murder-suicide attempt. Richard Andrew Jones pled no contest to…

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Police: More Information About Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

Published on November 25, 2014 at 12:21PM

Investigators are releasing more information about a deadly officer-involved shooting in South Jordan. Ty Worthington was shot by police Saturday afternoon when he was found in a horse corral at…

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Holladay Woman Being Held Without Bail For Death Of Girlfriend

Published on November 25, 2014 at 12:21PM

Bail is revoked for a Holladay woman who is accused of stabbing her 21-year-old girlfriend to death. Victoria Mendoza appeared in court yesterday when prosecutors asked for her 100-thousand-dollar bail…

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Couple Offers Reward For Stolen Wedding Photos

Published on November 25, 2014 at 12:21PM

A couple of newlyweds in Salt Lake City are offering a reward for the return of their stolen wedding photos. The Adkins tied the knot earlier this month and two…

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Aurora Rancher Receives Award

Published on November 25, 2014 at 12:04PM

A local rancher has been given a prestigious award for the management and stewardship of natural resources. Stuart and Carma Johnson, with their son Jared and his wife Ginger, own…

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DWR Recommends Changes to Black Bear Hunting

Published on November 25, 2014 at 11:57AM

Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending some changes for Utah’s 2015 bear hunting season. The changes are being proposed because the number of Black Bears in Utah…

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GOP Plans to Sue Over Caucus System Deal

Published on November 25, 2014 at 11:52AM

Credit: The Salt Lake Tribune The Utah Republican Party plans to file a lawsuit Wednesday, asking a judge to declare unconstitutional a deal to let candidates compete for the party…

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Little Sarah Visiter Center to Close After Thanksgiving

Published on November 25, 2014 at 11:48AM

The Little Sarah Recreation Area visitor center will close for the winter from Nov. 30 through Feb. 15. While the center is closed, BLM staff will not be available to…

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Snowboarders to Appeal Ruling Upholding Alta Ban

Published on November 25, 2014 at 11:43AM

Four snowboarders challenging one of the last U.S. ski resorts to prohibit their sport are appealing a recent ruling from a federal judge that upheld the ban. Attorneys from the…

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Ferguson Protest in Downtown Salt Lake City

Published on November 25, 2014 at 11:38AM

About 35 protesters withstood near-freezing temperatures in Salt Lake City on Monday night to condemn police killings across the U.S. and a Missouri grand jury’s decision to not charge a…

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Woman Crushed By Concrete Forms, Killed

Published on November 25, 2014 at 06:22AM

A South Jordan woman is dead after being crushed by about a ton of concrete in Eagle Mountain. Police say 49-year-old Cynthia “Cindy” Weeks was helping her husband deliver a…

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Judge Drops Racketeering Charge Against Shurtleff

Published on November 25, 2014 at 06:22AM

A judge is dismissing a racketeering charge against former AG Mark Shurtleff. Prosecutors proposed to drop the charge against the ex-attorney general last week after determining that there wasn’t enough…

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Teen Charged With Killing Sergeant Rejects Plea Deal

Published on November 25, 2014 at 06:21AM

The teen charged with murder for the death of a Utah County sheriff’s sergeant is rejecting a plea deal. Eighteen-year-old Meagan Grunwald rejected the deal yesterday during a pretrial hearing…

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Wildlife Officials Give OK For Wild Turkey Hunt

Published on November 25, 2014 at 06:21AM

The wild turkey hunt is back in Utah after a decades-long hiatus. Wildlife officials are allowing the fall hunt after finding that the state’s wild turkey population has grown to…

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Teen Accused In Trooper's Death Denies Plea Deal

Published on November 24, 2014 at 01:56PM

A Draper teen who is accused of a officer-involved shootout is rejecting a plea deal. Meagan Grunwald is charged with aggravated murder and eleven other charges related to the January…

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Fire Destroys Orem Home

Published on November 24, 2014 at 01:56PM

Fire crews are trying to figure out what sparked a house fire in Orem. The incident happened this morning at a home near Sandhill Road and 1600 South. Officials say…

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Officials Continue To Investigate Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

Published on November 24, 2014 at 01:55PM

No new information is being released about a deadly officer-involved shooting in South Jordan. The incident happened around noon on Saturday near 11300 S. Brook-N-Lance Lane after police discovered Ty…

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Racketeering Charge Dropped Against Shurtleff

Published on November 24, 2014 at 01:55PM

A racketeering charge against former AG Mark Shurtleff is officially being dismissed. Prosecutors proposed to drop the charge against the ex-attorney general last week after determining that there wasn’t enough…

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3, Including Infant, Injured in I-70 Rollover Near Joseph

Published on November 24, 2014 at 12:06PM

Three people, including a 9-month-old baby, were taken to the hospital after the car they were in rolled on I-70. UHP spokesman David Henrie said that 27-year-old Yongming Zheng from…

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Dear Causes Rollover Neat Antimony

Published on November 24, 2014 at 12:02PM

A deer on the road was the cause of a rollover accident just after 10:00 Friday morning. Utah Highway Patrol says a 16-year-old male from Teasdale was traveling on SR-62…

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Wild Turkey Hunting Returns to Utah

Published on November 24, 2014 at 11:58AM

Credit: The Salt Lake Tribune For the first time in decades, some families will be sitting down a Thanksgiving feast of wild Utah turkey. The state Division of Wildlife Resources…

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Ram Goes on Rampage in Monroe

Published on November 24, 2014 at 11:54AM

A disgruntled ram found himself inside a Monroe home Friday, causing damage and sending one man to the hospital. Ted Smith says he was in his front yard when he…

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Utah Scores "B" on Premature Birth Report Card

Published on November 24, 2014 at 11:48AM

Utah’s premature birth rate has improved over the past several years, but still remains below the goal set by the March of Dimes. The organization’s “2014 Premature Birth Report Card”...

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Hundreds of Pheasants Stolen From Fountain Green

Published on November 24, 2014 at 11:44AM

The Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that over 200 mature pheasants were stolen from the Fountain Green Sportsmen’s fly pen between November 12 and 15. The perpetrators cut two…

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Plan to Process Oil Shale in Uinta Basin Protested

Published on November 24, 2014 at 11:34AM

An environmental group is challenging a British energy company’s plans to process oils hale in the Uinta Basin. Living Rivers of Moab has filed a protest of TomCo Energy’s permit…

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Mental Illness Factor in Deaths of Utah County Family

Published on November 24, 2014 at 11:30AM

The brother to one of five Utah family members found dad in September says a goodbye letter from a 14-year-old boy makes relatives believe the deaths were planned and mental…

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Police To Crack Down On HOV Violators

Published on November 24, 2014 at 06:31AM

Police are cracking down on drivers who disobey the rules of express lanes. This, after the release of a new study from UDOT, which found that one in five people…

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Governor Herbert Appoints Al Jackson Senator

Published on November 24, 2014 at 06:30AM

Republican Al Jackson is the newest member of the Utah Senate. Governor Gary Herbert has appointed Jackson to replace longtime Republican Senator John Valentine of Orem, who is stepping down…

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Girl Shot To Death By Younger Sibling

Published on November 24, 2014 at 06:30AM

Schools in the Davis School District will have grief counselors on hand today following the shooting death of a 12-year-old girl. Investigators say Adelaide Clinger died yesterday afternoon after she…

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Group Pushes For BYU To Update Ex-Mormon Policy

Published on November 24, 2014 at 06:30AM

A BYU group is speaking out against students getting the boot if they choose to change their Mormon faith. Opponents have formed “FreeBYU” and recently sent a letter to church…

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