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Utah hydroelectric plant reborn in Orem with $42M makeover

Utah hydroelectric plant reborn in Orem with $42M makeover

OREM, Utah (AP) — A Utah hydroelectric plant is ready to come back online after a $42 million makeover that took three years. The Olmsted hydroelectric power plant has a new look and new turbines and will provide water and power to residents throughout several communities, including Orem and Provo, […]

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Wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of Utah homes

Wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of Utah homes

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A fast-growing wildfire roaring through dry terrain in Utah has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes. People were told to leave three communities near the city of Spanish Fork on Thursday after the lightning-sparked blaze exploded in size to 31 square miles (80 square […]

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Police: Woman dies in Lehi crash involving car, dump truck

Police: Woman dies in Lehi crash involving car, dump truck

LEHI, Utah (AP) — Police in Lehi say a woman is dead and three other people have been injured after a dump truck collided with a car. They say the dump truck was hit on the side by a car that did not stop for a red light about 7:45 […]

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Student, turned away by adviser, forms gun reform group

Student, turned away by adviser, forms gun reform group

OREM, Utah (AP) — A Utah high school student who was inspired by Parkland, Florida shooting survivors has started a community gun reform group after her attempts to start a school club were rejected by an adviser who said the club would have been too controversial. Liz Romrell, 17, attends […]

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Assistant fire chief in Utah charged with raping co-worker

Assistant fire chief in Utah charged with raping co-worker

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah assistant fire chief has been charged with raping a woman he worked with several times over the course of three years. Austin J. Corry, 26, appeared in court Thursday on 14 counts, including rape and forcible sexual abuse, the Daily Herald newspaper in Provo reported . […]

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Authorities ban target shooting on large area near Utah Lake

Authorities ban target shooting on large area near Utah Lake

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities have banned target shooting on over 2,000 acres of public land near Utah Lake to protect ancient petroglyphs, prevent wildfires and keep nearby homes safe. The Daily Herald reports the interim ban went into effect Thursday on Lake Mountain area land managed by federal and state authorities. […]

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Whooping cough cases doubled from last year in Utah County

Whooping cough cases doubled from last year in Utah County

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Whooping cough cases have doubled in Utah County this year, and public health officials are concerned there could be more as the school year begins. KUTV-TV reports 70 whooping cough cases have been confirmed so far this year. It’s twice as many cases as those reported during the […]

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Family hopes billboard spurs word about missing Utah woman

Family hopes billboard spurs word about missing Utah woman

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A Utah family hopes a billboard on Interstate 15 will bring new information about the disappearance of a 24-year-old woman missing since she went running at Timpanogos Cave National Monument more than six months ago. The Utah County sheriff’s office says Jerika Binks left most […]

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Timpanogos to close after Labor Day for construction project

Timpanogos to close after Labor Day for construction project

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — Timpanogos Cave National Monument will be closing so construction on a new visitor center can get underway. KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reports the caves in north-central Utah will be closed for the rest of the season after Labor Day. The current visitor center, which has been […]

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Pedestrian body found on I-80 ID’ed as Pleasant Grove man

Pedestrian body found on I-80 ID’ed as Pleasant Grove man

SALTAIR, Utah (AP) — Authorities have identified a pedestrian who was fatally struck on a major interstate near Saltair. The Daily Herald of Provo reports that Utah Highway Patrol says Bo Shepherd, of Pleasant Grove, had been hit several times Sunday. The 28-year-old man’s body was initially found around 3:30 a.m. with […]

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