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Winter Storm Warning: Southern Utah

Dixie Press Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
SOUTHERN UTAH - The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Storm Warning” for heavy snow in the Central and Southern Utah mountains in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday. Dots denote affected area at 2:53 p.m. Southern Utah, Dec. 3, 2013 | Image ...

College football re-rankings: Where do BYU, Utah and USU stand after week 14?

Deseret News - ‎20 hours ago‎
In its first year in the Mountain West Conference, the Utah State Aggies will be playing in the inaugural MWC championship game, thanks to their 35-7 victory over Wyoming on Saturday.

Snowstorm moves in over Utah; UDOT says drivers are ready - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
The cold front is projected to stall over central Utah for 36 to 48 hours, dropping 8 to 12 inches of snow from Scipio to Cove Fort and beyond, creating dangerous road conditions along I-15, he said.

Tanking? Suddenly hot Jazz earn best win of season over Rockets

Deseret News
Dec 2, 2013
Written by
Jody Genessy
Utah Jazz small forward Richard Jefferson (24) pass the ball around the defense of Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) during a game at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

Josh Romney helped Utah crash victims on Thanksgiving

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎Nov 30, 2013‎
Josh Romney helped Utah crash victims on Thanksgiving. Holladay » He gets credit for hurrying to help, flak for a smiling pose amid the ruins of a now-unlivable home.

Black Friday shoppers trample woman at Utah Wal-Mart

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎Nov 29, 2013‎
A mob of deal-seekers trampled a woman at a Clinton Wal-Mart on Thursday night. The woman was unhurt, and nobody was apprehended. Clinton police Lt.

Utah Attorney General Announces Resignation

ABC News - ‎Nov 21, 2013‎
Utah Attorney General John Swallow's resignation was an abrupt end to an otherwise quick political ascension and leaves the state's top law enforcement office in limbo just a year after Swallow was elected to a four-year term.

College football live blogs: BYU, Utah and Utah State in action on their final ...

Deseret News - ‎Nov 30, 2013‎
Published: Saturday, Nov. 30 2013 11:55 a.m. MST. Updated: Saturday, Nov. 30 2013 12:06 p.m. MST. Joey DeMartino (28) of the Utah State Aggies, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Hawaii during NCAA football in Logan, Saturday, Nov.

Utah Jazz: The big moment finds Trey Burke — again

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎Dec 2, 2013‎
Phoenix • Trey Burke wasn't looking for the big shot, but once again the moment seemed to find him. When the rookie point guard checked back in with just over 4 minutes left on the clock Saturday night at US Airways Center, the Phoenix Suns had just ...

Ski season off to strong, early start in Utah

Deseret News - ‎Nov 26, 2013‎
This Nov. 23, 2013, photo, shows an adult skiing with a child at Park City Mountain Resort, in Park City, Utah. About half of Utah's 14 resorts are up and running on snow that piled up during November. Officials say season-pass sales are strong. Park ...

Rescue teams search for 5 missing backpackers in Utah (blog) - ‎Nov 25, 2013‎
A search-and-rescue operation has been launched for five college students who went missing while backpacking in Utah over the weekend.

Bountiful Utah News: Wasatch Contract Manufacturing Named Most Reliable ...

SBWire (press release) - ‎19 hours ago‎
Reno, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/03/2013 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities.

Former Green Beret to return to Boston after 14 months in Utah jail

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎Nov 27, 2013‎
After 14 months in a Utah jail, a former Green Beret who prosecutors alleged was a key player in a multimillion-dollar military fraud scheme —and later enlisted the help of an FBI agent to thwart the investigation - was on his way home to Boston on ...

Federal judge to hear arguments in Utah same-sex marriage case

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎5 hours ago‎
A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging Utah's ban on same-sex marriage brought by three couples who contend the prohibition is unconstitutional.

Utah mother faults flu shot in 19-year-old son's death

Salt Lake Tribune
Nov 22, 2013
Written by
Lindsay Whitehurst
Utah Department of Health spokesman Tom Hudachko said the state is aware of the case but can't verify the cause of death or whether it is investigating.

Mormon faith brought serial killer to Utah

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎Nov 17, 2013‎
For 33 years it has been an unresolved question: Why did Joseph Paul Franklin put Utah on his cross-country campaign to start a race war by killing Jews, blacks and whites engaged in "race mixing?

Utah doctors endorse push for medical marijuana

Daily Herald - ‎Nov 16, 2013‎
SALT LAKE CITY - A University of Utah neurologist and two other Utah doctors announced their support this week for allowing a medical use of a marijuana extract for children who suffer from seizures.

Utah lawmakers propose raising legal smoking age to 21

Deseret News - ‎Nov 19, 2013‎
Federal law bans the sale of tobacco to people under age 18, though four states —Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey and Utah - increased the age to 19.

The 15 most expensive homes in Utah

Deseret News
Nov 21, 2013
Written by
Chris Higbee
You may recall how last year I blissfully reported we were taking advantage of Utah's improving economy to sell our home in Utah County and move to Salt Lake City to be mere minutes from my office. Well, history has a habit of repeating itself. More ...

Utah doctor's conviction follows family's pursuit

USA TODAY - ‎Nov 9, 2013‎
The Utah doctor was convicted after prosecutors built a case based largely on circumstantial evidence. He was accused of hounding his 50-year-old wife to get a face-lift, pumping her full of drugs and helping her into a bathtub.
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A truck driver from Utah is accused of holding a 19-year-old relative against her will while the two traveled across country.
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Williams lifts Jazz past Rockets 109-103

Matthew Coles, Associated Press  |  posted Dec 2nd - 10:46pm

The Jazz get their second win in a row as they hold off the Rockets 109-103 with Gordon Hayward scoring a season-high 29 points.

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Growing economy may be hurting Salvation Army

Devon Dolan  |  posted Dec 2nd - 10:36pm

A growing economy is a good thing, but it's also hurting the Salvation Army. This season, the nonprofit organization expects to see an 18- to 20-percent drop in funds through the Red Kettle Bell Drive.

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Amazon drones could deliver to your door by 2015

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof and Sam Penrod  |  posted Dec 2nd - 10:34pm

It won't bring you tacos, but it will bring you just about anything else. Amazon hopes to launch its Prime Drones in the next few years.

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Denver police officer hits parked truck; owner claims distraction

Jordan Ormond  |  posted Dec 2nd - 9:31pm
An investigation is underway after a Denver police officer crashed his vehicle into the back of a parked truck early Saturday morning. The owner of the truck said the crash happened while the officer was looking at his computer.

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Man faces charges in connection with auto theft, high-speed chase

Whitney Evans  |  posted Dec 2nd - 9:15pm

Charges have been filed against a Bountiful man police say stole a car, two trucks and led officers on a high-speed chase last month.

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Year-end signups crucial test for health care site

Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press  |  posted Dec 2nd - 8:58pm

President Barack Obama's new and improved health care website faces yet another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. If becomes overwhelmed by an expected year-end crunch, many Americans will be left facing a break in their insurance coverage.

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NH hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  posted Dec 2nd - 8:51pm
A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison.

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Area of Walker car crash known for street racing

Justin Pritchard and Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  posted Dec 2nd - 8:41pm

The neighborhood where "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker died in a one-car crash is known to attract street racers, according to law enforcement officials.

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Bird steals camera in Australia, records journey

Associated Press  |  posted Dec 2nd - 8:08pm

A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometer (70-mile) journey across the country's remote landscape.

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More consumers shop online with computer than tablet, study says

Nkoyo Iyamba  |  posted Dec 2nd - 7:44pm

A Utah-based company has increased sales this year through cyber shopping and workers were especially busy on Cyber Monday.

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Pictures released of man accused of robbing U.S. Bank

Robynn Garfield  |  posted Dec 2nd - 7:18pm

Salt Lake City police officers are looking for a man who robbed a U.S. Bank Monday morning.

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Woman accused of driving getaway vehicle arrested in Price

Geoff Liesik  |  posted Dec 2nd - 7:05pm

A man accused of robbing a grocery store at gunpoint last week left behind the demand note he used during the crime, which allowed police to identify him, according to charging documents filed Monday.

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NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck

Jim Fitzgerald and Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  posted Dec 2nd - 7:00pm

A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or mechanical trouble was unclear, he said.

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Pleasant View struggles to match water supply with city growth, officials say

Andrew Adams  |  posted Dec 2nd - 6:37pm

The construction industry may finally be making a comeback post- recession, but progress in one Weber County city has been slowed because of the weak water picture.

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'No way to convince people I'm innocent,' says John Swallow

Dennis Romboy and Richard Piatt  |  posted Dec 2nd - 6:32pm

John Swallow's last day at the Attorney General's office came and went without much fanfare. Except for an occasional phone ringing, it was silent in the Attorney General's office. Swallow's belongings had been cleared out over the weekend.

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Cyber Monday deals on phones, TVs, clothes

Brandon Griggs, CNN  |  posted Dec 2nd - 6:30pm
How eager are retailers to boost sales this holiday season? It's no longer enough for them to offer one special day of discounts to online shoppers — they're stretching the deals out over an entire week.

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Tom Daley: Olympic diver reveals he is in a gay relationship

CNN  |  posted Dec 2nd - 4:57pm

Tom Daley wanted the world to hear the truth straight from his mouth. The 19-year-old diver, who was one of Britain's heart-throb poster-boys for the London 2012 Olympics, took to YouTube Monday to reveal he is in a relationship with a man.

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Midvale woman charged in fraud case faces additional charges

Pat Reavy  |  posted Dec 2nd - 4:45pm
A woman charged earlier this year with 10 counts of communications fraud and engaging in a pattern of unlawful activity is now facing even more charges.

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3 juveniles suspected in Magna church vandalism

Pat Reavy  |  posted Dec 2nd - 4:28pm
Investigators believe they know who broke into Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church twice in one week, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage in addition to stealing thousands of dollars of church property.






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Snow, ice cause 304 accidents across Wasatch Front

McKenzie Romero and Tracie Snowder  |  posted Dec 3rd - 11:01pm
The snow caused dozens of crashes across the Wasatch Front Tuesday. Some of the major accidents involved a UHP vehicle, the closure of a major roadway, and a semitrailer that rolled off I-80.
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Storm sticks around to slow evening commute

Sam Penrod and Shara Park  |  posted Dec 3rd - 10:33pm
A major winter storm moved in over Utah early Tuesday, causing problems during the morning commute. By afternoon, the storm was still going strong, making for another slow commute home along the Wasatch Front.
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Family of fallen officer says 'thank you' with Festival of Trees entry

Brooke Walker  |  posted Dec 3rd - 10:23pm
It's been three months since Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson was shot and killed on the job. In that time the community has rallied to support his family, and now they're ready to show their gratitude in a unique way — at the 2013 Festival of Trees.
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Hill Air Force Base selected to house F-35 fighter jets

Emilee Eagar  |  posted Dec 3rd - 9:31pm
The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that Hill Air Force Base will be the first operational base for a fleet of stealth fighter jets.
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2 skydivers dead after colliding during Ariz. jump

Associated Press  |  posted Dec 3rd - 9:29pm
Two skydivers were killed Tuesday after they collided during a jump over southern Arizona, collapsing their parachutes and sending them plummeting to the ground, authorities said.
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Collecting online sales tax puts Utah lawmakers, businesses at odds

Dennis Romboy  |  posted Dec 3rd - 8:51pm
A U.S. Supreme Court decision to stay out of the fight between states and online retailers over taxing Internet sales could affect a Utah lawmaker's proposal to make cyber sellers follow the same tax collection rules as brick-and-mortar shops.
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Police probe whether pit bull shooting was justified

Whitney Evans and Peter Samore  |  posted Dec 3rd - 8:48pm
Tooele police say they are going "above and beyond" to discover if one of their officers was out of line by shooting a pit bull that eventually died.
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3-D printer guns at center of House vote to extend screening law

Evan Perez, CNN Justice Reporter  |  posted Dec 3rd - 8:34pm
House lawmakers on Tuesday are expected to approve a 10-year extension of a federal law requiring that all guns be detectable by metal screening machines. It has become an issue with the advent of 3-D printers, which the ATF recently said its tests showed are capable of producing lethal firearms entirely made of plastic.
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Community rallies to help victims of apartment fire

Mike Anderson  |  posted Dec 3rd - 8:16pm
An apartment fire consumed nearly everything eight families owned Monday night. But the Brigham City community pulled together Tuesday to help those affected, many of whom are lower- income families.
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Union official says NYC train engineer 'nodded'

Jim Fitzgerald and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  posted Dec 3rd - 7:54pm
An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, nodded at the controls just before the wreck, and by the time he caught himself it was too late, a union official said Tuesday.
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5 easy ways to update your wardrobe for winter

Elizabeth Reid, Contributor  |  posted Dec 3rd - 7:41pm
This season, new fashion trends are proving that winter styles can be both cozy and stylish. You can easily look chic by adding some of these fun and simple items to your wardrobe.
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Infant admitted to Primary Children's victim of abuse, police say

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  posted Dec 3rd - 7:35pm
After an infant was flown to Primary Children's Hospital with suspected head trauma and "significant burns," a man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse.
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Intermountain Healthcare extends benefits to employee's same-sex spouses

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof and Nkoyo Iyamba  |  posted Dec 3rd - 7:03pm
Starting in 2014, Intermountain Healthcare will offer insurance coverage to its employees same-sex spouses.
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Prison inmate sentenced for 2012 escape from Uintah County Jail

Geoff Liesik  |  posted Dec 3rd - 6:53pm
The second of two Utah prison inmates who escaped from the Uintah County Jail in September 2012 has been sentenced to serve up to six more years behind bars.
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Acting attorney general mulling over decision to run for the office

Dennis Romboy  |  posted Dec 3rd - 6:42pm
The retired adjutant general of the Utah National Guard has new troops to command for the next few weeks, and he didn't rule out a bid to replace his former boss in the attorney general's office.
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'We have no accountability measures' for parents, says lawmaker of education

Andrew Adams  |  posted Dec 3rd - 6:42pm
A Utah lawmaker says compulsory education in Utah wrongly places too much emphasis on attendance and not on outcomes, and he now plans to introduce three bills in the upcoming legislative session to shift the focus.
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Charges against Utah trucker outline sexual, physical abuse

Pat Reavy  |  posted Dec 3rd - 5:46pm
For six months, a teenage girl was sexually, physically and psychologically abused almost daily by a Murray man while being held captive in the cab of a long-haul truck.
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Man in critical condition after being hit by car downtown

Whitney Evans  |  posted Dec 3rd - 4:58pm
A man remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition Tuesday with injuries he received Monday night when he was hit by a car while crossing the street.
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5 deer poached in the last 6 weeks; $8K reward offered

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  posted Dec 3rd - 4:51pm
Wildlife officials are offering an $8,000 reward for information concerning the poaching of a trophy buck, and asking for information about the poaching death of four doe deer.





Human rights advocate and Nigerian trailblazer Hauwa Ibrahim to speak in Park City

Judge, lawyer and author Hauwa Ibrahim will speak in Park City Wednesday, sharing stories of her work and her quest to advance human rights in her home country of Nigeria.Read more »

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Slide-offs temporarily close Fort Union Boulevard in Cottonwood Heights

Snowy roads sent several drivers sliding down hills Tuesday afternoon in Cottonwood Heights. Read more »

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Intermountain Healthcare offering benefits to same-sex spouses

Intermountain Healthcare announced Tuesday it is joining the list of Utah employers offering spousal benefits for same-sex couples, despite the state's stance not recognizing same-sex marriages. Read more »

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Green energy option in Logan points to a need for regulation reform

Installing a micro-hydropower turbine to generate electricity by water already flowing down Logan Canyon ended up costing the city more than it bargained for, as the regulatory process was frustrating and onerous. Read more »

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Acting Utah Attorney General Brian Tarbet not ruling out run for top spot

The retired adjutant general of the Utah National Guard has new troops to command for the next few weeks, and he didn't rule out a bid to replace his former boss in the attorney general's office. Read more »

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Trail of nightmare abuse outlined in charges against Utah trucker

For six months, a teenage girl was sexually, physically and psychologically abused almost daily by a Murray man while being held captive in the cab of a long-haul truck. Read more »

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Cold snap felt across West, Midwest

Temperatures across the western half of the nation are plunging as much as 40 degrees below normal as an Arctic cold-air mass moves south. Read more »

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Unified fire station to host open house in Holladay

A new fire station in Holladay will host an open house on Saturday. Read more »

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'One Sweet Cupcake' provides simple recipes with gourmet taste

Janell Brown, winner of the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars," is at it again. This time she's brought her gourmet cupcakes to readers' homes. This recipe book gives simple steps that just might give... Read more »

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Small Summit County community wants better fire, emergency service

Residents of the small community of Tollgate are asking to be annexed into the North Summit Fire District. A wildfire a few months ago has residents worried about how long it would take... Read more »

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Collecting online sales tax puts Utah lawmakers, businesses at odds

A U.S. Supreme Court decision to stay out of the fight between states and online retailers over taxing Internet sales could affect a Utah lawmaker's proposal to make cyber sellers follow the same... Read more »

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Federal health care website working better in Utah

When she first tried several weeks ago to sign up for health insurance on the federal government's online marketplace, Pam Sheridan was repeatedly kicked off by the glitch-plagued website. Read more »

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Photos: Schoolchildren decorate Governor's Mansion for Christmas

Third- and fourth-grade students from Stewart Elementary School, a Chinese-language immersion school in Centerville, decorated a Christmas tree in the Governor's Mansion library.Read more »

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UTA's RideTime offers real-time bus information

The Utah Transit Authority has unveiled a new way for commuters to figure out which bus to catch. RideTime text messaging utilizes real-time data to help riders determine bus departure times for... Read more »

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Man hit by car downtown suffers critical injuries

A man remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday with injuries he received Monday night when he was hit by a car while crossing the street in downtown Salt Lake City.Read more »

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Photos: Snow falls on Utah, making commutes tough

Snow visited the Wasatch Front on Tuesday morning, and it should last through much of the morning, according to KSL meteorologist Grant Weyman. Read more »

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Utah prison inmate sentenced for Uintah County Jail escape

The second of two Utah prison inmates who escaped from the Uintah County Jail in September 2012 has been sentenced to serve up to six more years behind bars. Read more »

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Growing economy hurting Salvation Army fundraising efforts

The Salvation Army is having a hard time raising funds, and the improving economy may be to blame. This season, the nonprofit organization expects to see an 18 percent to 20 percent drop in funds... Read more »

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Grace Lutheran Church to host Christmas in the Night Sky

Grace Lutheran Church will hold its first Christmas in the Night Sky celebration this weekend. Read more »

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Utah County offers senior defensive driving class

The Utah County Health Department and the American Association of Retired Persons are promoting a defensive driving course. Dec. 2-8 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Read more »

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Sugar House streetcar to launch with celebration this weekend

Utah Transit Authority's Sugar House streetcar is ready to roll, and passengers can enjoy a preview this weekend.Read more »

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UDOT launches Citizen Reporting Program

The Utah Department of Transportation Citizen Reporting Program enlists volunteers to report on current road conditions along specific roadway segments across Utah.Read more »

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Brigham City fire displaces residents in 19 apartments

Residents of 19 units in a Brigham City apartment complex were displaced Monday night by a fire that caused up to $150,000 in damage. Read more »

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Teaching young skiers: Keep the focus on fun

A hard wind pelted exposed areas of our faces with tiny pellets of sleet and drove the 16-degree air through any chink in the ski gear covering my 4-year-old son Alex and me. He'd just fallen... Read more »

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Candidates seeking to replace Swallow include pair with ties to his accusors

In the race to replace former Attorney General John Swallow, so far two candidates are connected to his chief accusers, two promise not to run again and one was his primary election opponent. Read more »





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