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2 found dead in fire on Provo farm

2 found dead in fire on Provo farm

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Fire officials in Provo say two people have been found dead after a fire overnight at a farm. The Provo Fire Department says the blaze was reported at Finch Family Farms around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Firefighters came to the scene to find several buildings and vehicles […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Governor calls out county’s long lines at polling places

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has harsh words for election officials in a county with long voting lines and uncounted ballots in a still-undecided Congressional race. Herbert said in a statement Thursday that Utah County is the “the epicenter of dysfunction” anytime glitches are reported on […]

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Election Results: Utah County

Election Results: Utah County

Clerk/Auditor Candidate % Popular Vote Popular Vote AMELIA POWERS REPUBLICAN 82.46% 40808 JASON CHRISTENSEN INDEPENDENT AMERICAN 17.54% 8681 County Attorney Candidate % Popular Vote Popular Vote DAVID O. LEAVITT REPUBLICAN 82.80% 41751 W. ANDREW MCCULLOUGH LIBERTARIAN 17.20% 8671 County Commission Seat A Candidate % Popular Vote Popular Vote TANNER AINGE […]

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Forest Service lifts some closures from wildfires near Provo

Forest Service lifts some closures from wildfires near Provo

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has lifted several closures in northern Utah more than a month ago after wildfires swept through the area. The Daily Herald in Provo reported Thursday that roads and trails north of U.S. Highway 6 are open and areas such as Diamond Fork […]

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Overnight closures on I-15 in Lehi scheduled for bridge work

Overnight closures on I-15 in Lehi scheduled for bridge work

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Traffic on a 2-mile (3-kilometer) segment of Interstate 15 in Lehi will be rerouted overnight Wednesday and Thursday nights for bridge construction that’s part of a freeway widening project. The Utah Department of Transportation says southbound I-15 will be closed Wednesday night between 2100 North […]

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Utah homeowner shoots man he found in his garage

Utah homeowner shoots man he found in his garage

OREM, Utah (AP) — Utah authorities say a homeowner shot a man who was an intruder in his garage. The Daily Herald in Provo reports that Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez said Monday the man who was shot is in critical condition. The shooting occurred early Monday in the city of Orem […]

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Body believed to be missing Utah hiker found in Provo Canyon

Body believed to be missing Utah hiker found in Provo Canyon

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah County authorities say a body found in Provo Canyon is believed to that of a missing 36-year-old hiker from Orem. The Sheriff’s Office says its search and rescue team with help from a state Department of Public Safety helicopter recovered the body believed to be […]

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Candidates for Utah commission say growth is biggest issue

Candidates for Utah commission say growth is biggest issue

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Republican Tanner Ainge and his third-party opponent Teri McCabe both said managing central Utah’s fast growth is at the top of their priority list as they run for the same county commission seat. Ainge and United Utah candidate McCabe are both hoping to replace Utah County […]

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Volunteers continue search for missing hiker in Utah Valley

Volunteers continue search for missing hiker in Utah Valley

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Volunteers in Utah County continue to search for a hiker who’s been missing for three weeks. Family and friends of 36-year-old Jake Routt tell the Deseret News that they’re obsessed with finding him and feel they’re getting closer. Routt’s backpack and sandals have been found, […]

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Murder defendant’s girlfriend pleads guilty to obstruction

Murder defendant’s girlfriend pleads guilty to obstruction

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The girlfriend of a man accused of killing a teenage couple cried Friday while listening to relatives of the victims in a Provo courtroom where she pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to jail and probation. The Daily Herald reported that Morgan Henderson will serve […]

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