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Man sentenced for killing father, stuffing body in freezer

Man sentenced for killing father, stuffing body in freezer

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 29-year-old Provo man who strangled his father and then stuffed the body in a home freezer has been sentenced to at least six years and up to life in prison. Omar Carmona was sentenced Tuesday after previously pleading guilty but mentally ill to manslaughter and […]

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Firefighters extinguish blaze in high school’s wood shop

Firefighters extinguish blaze in high school’s wood shop

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Provo authorities say a fire in the dust collection system of a high school’s wood shop forced a limited evacuation but caused no injuries before it was quickly put out by firefighters. Officials say the fire Tuesday morning at Timpview High School forced evacuation of the […]

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Man killed when struck by FrontRunner commuter train in Orem

Man killed when struck by FrontRunner commuter train in Orem

OREM, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed Wednesday when struck by a FrontRunner commuter train in Orem. The Utah Transit Authority says the man was struck by a northbound train near a station and resulted in northbound rail service delays during the tail end of the morning […]

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Utah County passes quarter-cent sales tax

Utah County passes quarter-cent sales tax

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Shoppers in Utah County soon will begin paying an extra penny for every $4 spent on taxable goods, excluding food, starting April 1. The Utah County Commission on Tuesday voted to implement the fourth-quarter cent sales tax to fund roads and transit. The tax is expected […]

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Lawmakers agree to end legal fight over UTA board member

Lawmakers agree to end legal fight over UTA board member

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah County Commission and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert agreed to end their legal fight. The Deseret News reports the commission voted Monday to put forth a new nominee to the Utah Transit Authority’s new board. Herbert later Monday accepted the nomination, and county leaders promised to […]

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New county clerk to tackle election woes in Utah County

New county clerk to tackle election woes in Utah County

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The incoming county clerk in Utah County used to work for a major construction machinery company helping companies increase sales and efficiencies. Now, Amelia Powers will be tasked with figuring out to run efficient elections in a county that Gov. Gary Herbert called out last month […]

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Suicide recorded on cell phone sends Utah man to prison

Suicide recorded on cell phone sends Utah man to prison

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah man who helped a teenage girl kill herself and filmed the act to fulfill what prosecutors called a fascination with death will serve at least five years and up to life in prison. Tyerell Joe Przybycien apologized to the girl’s family as he was […]

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Driver in fatal crash sentenced; girl’s family forgave him

Driver in fatal crash sentenced; girl’s family forgave him

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The family of a 2-year-old girl killed in an April crash in Provo has forgiven a driver whose utility truck smashed into the family’s vehicle, and he has been sentenced to one day in jail along with two years of probation and 400 hours of community […]

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Utah school district eyes revamped Native American lessons

Utah school district eyes revamped Native American lessons

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah school district is working to revamp its lessons around Native Americans to tackle stereotypes. The Daily Herald of Provo, Utah, reports the Provo City School District has been setting up meetings with schools about curriculum development and questioning sources teachers have been using. Meredith Lam, the […]

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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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