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Utah Foundation Wants Tougher Cell Phone Laws For Drivers

Published on March 31, 2015 at 06:28AM

A public policy research group is recommending some tough new rules for the road in Utah. The Utah Foundation has released a new report calling for stricter laws against using…

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Ex-Teacher Faces Four Trials For Rape

Published on March 31, 2015 at 06:27AM

A former teacher charged with sexually abusing three Davis High School students will now face four separate trials. A District Court judge has ruled 35-year-old Brianne Altice must stand trial…

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Judge Sentences Former FBI Agent To Prison

Published on March 31, 2015 at 06:26AM

A former FBI agent has been sentenced to ten years in prison for a scheme to defraud the federal government out of tens of millions of dollars. Court records in…

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Forest Services continues with several prescribed burns

Published on March 31, 2015 at 06:26AM

The Fishlake National Forest Service plans to continue with several prescribed burns this week after burning over 750 acres last week. Between now and Saturday, the forest service has burns…

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Alcohol Believed To Be Factor In Crash That Injured Four

Published on March 31, 2015 at 06:24AM

Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that left four people hospitalized with injuries. Police say the crash happened early Sunday morning in Ogden when an…

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BYU-Idaho Student Remains In Coma After Crash

Published on March 31, 2015 at 06:23AM

A BYU-Idaho student remains hospitalized in a coma following a car crash near Tremonton. Police say Miguel Banuelos was headed to a family baptism in Utah County with four other…

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Group Sues EPA Over Utah Regional Haze

Published on March 31, 2015 at 06:23AM

An environmental group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly failing to implement a regional haze plan for Utah. The group WildEarth Guardians filed a lawsuit in Denver late…

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DWR Hosts TWo Bird-Watching Events

Published on March 31, 2015 at 06:23AM

Wildlife officials are planning a pair of public events next month aimed at allowing people to view migrating loons and strutting sage grouse. The Division of Wildlife Resources will host…

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Southern UT Counties Continue Pipeline Discussion

Published on March 30, 2015 at 02:43PM

Southern Utah’s water sources continue to dry up. Brian McInerney, hydrologist for the National Weather Service, surveyed the Virgin River first hand two weeks ago. McInerney said southwest Utah is…

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Gas, property taxes to get first hikes in nearly 20 years

Published on March 30, 2015 at 11:13AM

Gas bills and property taxes are set to tick up in Utah after state lawmakers passes a pair of tax increases that are the state’s biggest in nearly 20 years….

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President Obama Coming to Utah This Week

Published on March 30, 2015 at 11:09AM

President Barack Obama is scheduled to make his first trip to Utah this week as commander-in-chief. Obama is set to visit Hill Air Force Base on Friday for an event…

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Scipio, Beaver gas stations fined $10K

Published on March 30, 2015 at 10:46AM

Two Flying J gas stations in central Utah have been fined $10,000 for pressuring motorists into buying tires they didn’t need between the years of 2013 and 2014. Public documents…

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Salina PD call off search for "missing" criminal

Published on March 30, 2015 at 10:34AM

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The Salina City Police Department has called off the search for what was believed to be a man at large following an attempted burglary, car theft and pursuit last week….

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No-Kill Utah Works To Save Abandoned Pets

Published on March 30, 2015 at 06:24AM

A group designed to stop or slow the number of pets that are put to sleep each year in Utah animal shelters is marking its one-year anniversary. No-Kill Utah spokesman…

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Utah Top State For Volunteer Work

Published on March 30, 2015 at 06:22AM

Utah is home to more volunteers than any other state in the nation. That’s according to a new report by “24-7 Wall Street,” which ranks the states based on 2013…

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Longtime Jazz Announcer Hundley Passes Away

Published on March 30, 2015 at 06:22AM

Longtime Utah Jazz announcer Rod Hundley is dead. According to the team, Hundley died Friday at his Phoenix home at the age of 80. Before his broadcasting career, the West…

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Police Identify Bicyclist Killed In Weekend Crash

Published on March 30, 2015 at 06:22AM

Authorities have identified the bicyclist who was killed over the weekend when she was hit by a semi in Lehi. Police say 37-year-old Noreen Macbean of American Fork was killed…

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2-Year-Old Boy Killed By Mother's SUV

Published on March 30, 2015 at 06:21AM

A two-year-old boy is dead after he was struck by his mother’s SUV while riding his scooter. Police say Tallin “Tui” Harding was riding his scooter outside his home at…

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Teen Boy Shot In Suspected Gang-Related Shooting In Millcreek

Published on March 30, 2015 at 06:21AM

An investigation is ongoing into the suspected gang-related shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Millcreek. Police say the boy was walking near the intersection of 40th South and 3rd East…

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Bicyclist Killed In Crash With Semi Truck

Published on March 30, 2015 at 06:21AM

Police are looking into a crash that killed a bicyclist in Lehi. It happened Saturday morning near 26th North and 12th West. Police say the 37-year-old female bicyclist was riding…

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Hot Rod Hundley Dies at 80

Published on March 28, 2015 at 12:20AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-Friday, numerous media outlets confirmed that longtime Utah Jazz radio/television announcer Hot Rod Hundley passed away at 80. Per reports from nba.com, he died at his Phoenix…

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Artillery Training At Camp Williams

Published on March 27, 2015 at 12:04PM

The Utah National Guard is preparing for artillery training. The 3rd Field Artillery Battalion will go through exercises at Camp Williams starting tomorrow through Sunday. The practice will help ready…

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Former BYU Student Reaches Settlement Over Eviction

Published on March 27, 2015 at 12:03PM

A former BYU student is settling a lawsuit with a Provo apartment complex after he was evicted for being gay. Andrew White was kicked out of the Village at South…

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West Haven Boy Targeted By Internet Hacker

Published on March 27, 2015 at 12:03PM

A boy in West Haven is shaken up after meeting an anonymous hacker online. A group of boys were chatting through Skype earlier this week when an unknown person joined…

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U-DOT Campaigns Against Distracted Driving

Published on March 27, 2015 at 06:27AM

U-DOT is taking advantage of National Work Zone Safety Week to remind drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. U-DOT invited members of the media for a test drive through…

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Park City Approves Plans For America's Biggest Ski Resort

Published on March 27, 2015 at 06:26AM

Utah may soon be home to the biggest ski resort in the United States. Vail Resorts has been approved for a 50-million-dollar expansion project, linking Park City Mountain and Canyons…

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Johns Hopkins Autism Study Praised In Utah

Published on March 27, 2015 at 06:26AM

A new autism study at Johns Hopkins University is being praised at the University of Utah’s Spectrum Disorders Clinic. Dr. Chris Gregg reviewed the Johns Hopkins study that researchers say…

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>One Killed, One Injured In Coalville Crash

Published on March 27, 2015 at 06:25AM

One man is dead following a two-car crash in Coalville. Police say 71-year-old Woodruff resident George Frazier was killed yesterday in the accident on I-80 near the Coalville Interchange. Police…

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Police Investigate Disappearance Of Three Men As Murder

Published on March 27, 2015 at 06:25AM

Newly released court documents reveal that a murder investigation is under way in connection to a trio of missing men. A search warrant affidavit filed in 3rd District Court says…

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New Town Homes Coming to Richfield

Published on March 27, 2015 at 06:25AM

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Construction of a new residential development will soon be underway in Richfield. This week the city approved a project for 49 town homes on the sound end of the city….

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Possibly only 1 suspect in Salina burglary case

Published on March 26, 2015 at 01:18PM

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Salina Police continue searching for a second and missing suspect in the case of a botched burglary, car theft and police chase late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, but…

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Police continue search for Salina robber

Published on March 26, 2015 at 11:30AM

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who was caught robbing a home in Salina Wednesday night. According to a press release from the Salina Police…

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Judge to hear arguments in wild horse lawsuit

Published on March 26, 2015 at 11:27AM

A group of ranchers demanding that the federal government remove wild horses in Utah will have to wait to find out whether or not their case will be tried. Wild…

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Man pleads not guilty in St. George aggravated murder case

Published on March 26, 2015 at 11:24AM

A southern Utah man facing a possible death penalty has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder in the shooting death of a 20-year-old woman. Court records show that 33-year-old Brandon…

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Two Bucks Poached in Emery County

Published on March 26, 2015 at 11:20AM

Officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is asking for the public’s help in identifies who is responsible for the poaching death of two young deer in Emery County….

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Central Utah shrinks as rest of state grows

Published on March 26, 2015 at 11:14AM

Most counties in central Utah have seen a decline in population while the rest of the state saw increases, according to U.S. Census data for released Thursday. Sevier, Millard, Wayne,...

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Capital Reef operating under new spring hours

Published on March 26, 2015 at 11:12AM

Capitol Reef National Park recently began operating under their new spring hours. The visitors center and the historic Gifford House is now open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily….

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Herbert signs more bills Wednesday

Published on March 26, 2015 at 10:57AM

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed 56 more bills into law Wednesday. Headlining the bills is one that gives the Prison Relocation Commission authority to recommend a final site later this…

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1 man in custody, 1 at large after Salina Burglery

Published on March 26, 2015 at 06:53AM

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1 man is in custody but another man remains at large after a crime spree and wild police chase late Wednesday night in Salina. According to a statement released by…

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Jazz Dropped By Blazers

Published on March 26, 2015 at 06:43AM

The Jazz couldn’t maintain a fourth quarter lead in a 92-89 loss to the Blazers. Utah led the entire fourth quarter until the final minute-and-a-half as Portland stormed back. Derrick…

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College Students Face Higher Tuition

Published on March 26, 2015 at 06:22AM

It looks like tuition is going up again for college students in Utah. The Board of Regents is expected to approve a three-percent hike in tuition rates tomorrow. The increase…

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Ogden Man Pleads Guilty To Child's Murder

Published on March 26, 2015 at 06:22AM

A Utah man has entered a guilty plea to killing a 14-month-old girl. Twenty-four-year-old Adam Barney of Ogden pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in the death of his girlfriend’s daughter….

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Sleepwalking Boy Survives Frigid Temperatures

Published on March 26, 2015 at 06:22AM

A ten-year-old boy from Heber City is safe again after sleepwalking a half-mile from his home in sub-freezing temperatures. The boy was wearing a tank-top with temperatures in the mid-teens…

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Former Frat President Arrested For Sex Abuse

Published on March 26, 2015 at 06:21AM

Police are investigating a former Utah State University fraternity president on sex abuse charges. Police arrested 26-year-old Ryan Wray Tuesday on suspicion of forcible sexual abuse. The former president of…

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Crews Find Body Of Missing Fisherman In Willard Bay

Published on March 26, 2015 at 06:21AM

The search is over for a missing fisherman after dive teams found his body in Willard Bay. Police say the teams found the body of 45-year-old Morgan County resident Matthew…

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Police Arrest 3, Seek 4th For Credit Card Fraud

Published on March 26, 2015 at 06:20AM

Police in Springville say they’ve arrested three men and are searching for a fourth in connection to fraudulent credit card purchases. Police say the suspects used stolen banking information to…

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Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Child On Delta Airlines Flight

Published on March 26, 2015 at 06:20AM

An investigation is under way into an Illinois man accused of sexually abusing a 3-year-old boy on a flight from Chicago to Salt Lake City. Police arrested Kevin Charles Matthews…

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Dog Owner Says Drug-Filled Meatballs Nearly Killed Pit Bull

Published on March 26, 2015 at 06:19AM

A dog is recovering in Sandy after its owner says someone tried to poison the pit bull with drug-filled meatballs. Drew Tovey told KSL.com that someone tried to kill his…

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Cedar City Man To Face Murder Charge In Roommate Death

Published on March 26, 2015 at 06:19AM

A Cedar City man is now facing a murder charge in the death of his roommate. Brandon Thomas Sappington was found competent to stand trial today in the 2013 death…

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McIff named Piute judge

Published on March 25, 2015 at 01:27PM

Credit: Richfield Reaper JUNCTION — The Piute County nominating commission announced the appointment of Judge Mark McIff to fill a vacancy on the Piute County Justice Court, which is based…

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Devastating fire destroys home in Antimony

Published on March 25, 2015 at 01:26PM

Credit: Richfield Reaper ANTIMONY — A fire that started in a shop quickly spread and consumed two other outbuildings and a home in Antimony Saturday afternoon. “It was pretty devastating,”…

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Navy Vet Given New Wheelchair

Published on March 25, 2015 at 12:10PM

A Navy veteran is getting his freedom back. Roy Feragen was given a new motorized wheelchair yesterday thanks to the Unified Police Department, the city of Taylorsville and Overstock dot…

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More than One-Thousand Dollars In Nose Rings Stolen

Published on March 25, 2015 at 12:10PM

Police are looking for two people who allegedly stole hundreds of nose rings in Orem last Wednesday. Yesterday, investigators released surveillance images of the two suspects in the store around…

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Gov. Herbert signs 42 more bills

Published on March 25, 2015 at 12:05PM

Gov. Gary Herbert signed 42 bills Tuesday, including new regulations on the liquids used in e-cigarettes and the businesses that sell them . Herbert said “As marketing and sales of…

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Governor Gary Herbert Passes Ballot 'Selfie' Bill

Published on March 25, 2015 at 10:59AM

Utahns can now take pictures with their voting ballots. Governor Gary Herbert signed the “selfie” bill into law, which allows people to snap pictures at the poll. However, it’s still…

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Washington City Woman Loses Home In Fire

Published on March 25, 2015 at 10:58AM

A Washington City woman is out on the streets after losing her home in a fire. Reports came in last night from the Row Estates trailer park. A woman was…

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Google Fiber Coming To SLC

Published on March 25, 2015 at 10:58AM

Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City. Mayor Ralph Becker announced today that the city will join five others in the nation to offer the high-speed Internet service. In…

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Utah National Parks Need Costly Maintenance

Published on March 25, 2015 at 10:57AM

The National Park Service is asking for eleven-billion-dollars to cover the costs of upkeep and maintenance projects that have been put off for years. National Parks spokesman Dave Nimkin says…

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Search Continues For Missing Fisherman

Published on March 25, 2015 at 10:57AM

The north marina of Willard Bay remains closed today as the search continues for a missing fisherman. Authorities say 45-year-old Morgan resident Matthew Rasmussen was last seen Sunday morning on…

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Woman Who Faked Brain Cancer Gets Year In Jail

Published on March 25, 2015 at 10:56AM

A Cache County woman who pleaded guilty to faking brain cancer for the money is facing one year behind bars. A judge sentenced 27-year-old Lesley Jensen yesterday to one year…

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Governor Signs New Seat Belt Law

Published on March 25, 2015 at 10:56AM

Governor Herbert has signed a new law allowing police in Utah to pull over and ticket drivers who aren’t wearing seat belts. It’s part of a new three year pilot…

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Police Investigate Mysterious Death

Published on March 25, 2015 at 10:56AM

Utah police have identified two persons of interest in the death of a young Grand Junction woman whose body was found stuffed inside a suit case last month. Police say…

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Man Killed In Crash With Semitruck

Published on March 25, 2015 at 10:55AM

Police are releasing the identity of a man killed in a crash with a semitruck in Spanish Fork. Police say 19-year-old Mapleton resident Arik Mack was killed yesterday afternoon in…

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Rainbow Bridge Reopens

Published on March 24, 2015 at 01:27PM

Rainbow Bridge National Monument reopened to the public on Saturday. The monument was temporarily closed for trail repair after heavy winter rains washed out a segment of the trail presenting…

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U. To Offer Top Video Game Design Program

Published on March 24, 2015 at 12:08PM

Students interested in video game design might want to check out the University of Utah. “A Princeton Review” study out today put the U. Entertainment Arts and Engineering program at…

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Summary of bills signed by Herbert

Published on March 24, 2015 at 11:23AM

Gov. Gary Herbert signed 55 bills into law Monday, including a controversial bill that would allow use of a firing squad as a form of execution when drugs needed for…

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Gunnison welcomes prison expansion

Published on March 24, 2015 at 10:58AM

While other communities in Utah are trying to keep a prison out of their towns, Gunnison City welcomed the expansion of Central Utah Correction Facility during a groundbreaking ceremony held…

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Funeral Service announced for victims of New Zealand accident

Published on March 24, 2015 at 10:52AM

Funeral services for three Sevier County residents killed in an auto accident while in New Zealand have been announced. A joint service for Mitch and Ruth Peterson is scheduled for…

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