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2 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Judge rejects Martin MacNeill's request for new murder trial

A 4th District judge on Friday rejected a request for a new trial by Martin MacNeill, who was convicted last year of murdering his wife in 2007.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Grove, UT

18 hrs ago | Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Area unemployment rate makes slight drop

The unemployment rate for Tooele County continued a slow decline in July.The Department of Workforce Services reported that the July 2014 unemployment rate for Tooele County was 4.4 percent compared to 4.5 percent in June 2014, leaving 1,347 residents out of work and looking for a job.Tooele County's unemployment rate started out 2014 at 5.0 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, Davis County, UT

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Deseret News

Camp Williams holding open houses for land use study

The public is invited to attend open houses to learn about the Camp Williams Joint Land Use Study and provide input to the project team.

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Related Topix: Herriman, UT, Salt Lake County, UT, Eagle Mountain, UT, Lehi, UT

Deseret News

3 schools were locked down as police searched for man following chase

Three schools in the Salt Lake area were temporarily placed on lockdown Thursday morning while police searched for a man who they believe stole a van.

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Related Topix: Murray, UT

Daily Kos

Midday open thread: 2nd quarter GDP revised upward, 'I like my girls chubby,' polygamist victory

A consensus of analysts had expected the report to clock in at a slight decrease to 3.8 percent.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Liberal Political News

Salt Lake Tribune

Suspect on loose, West High School lockdown lifted

Salt Lake City's West High School was locked down late Thursday morning as police unsuccessfully looked for auto theft suspect who ditched his stolen vehicle near the campus.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Federal Judge Strikes Down Part Of Utah's Polygamy Ban

Kody Brown poses with his wives Janelle, Christine, Meri and Robyn in a promotional photo for TLC's reality TV show Sister Wives.

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Related Topix: Sister Wives, Entertainment, Television, Lehi, UT

Deseret News

'True compassion': Members of the Developmental Center Ward serve those who serve them

The LDS meetinghouse across the street from the Mt. Timpanogos Utah Temple looks like any other.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, Highland, UT

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Deseret News

Utah County offers hiking app

Curtis Wursten, an analyst for the GIS Division of the Utah County Information Systems Department, has just made it easier by creating a Web application called Hiking Utah County.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Woman Pleads to Stop Alimony Paid to Ex-Husband Accused of Killing New Husband

Paying alimony to an ex-spouse can be one of those grin-and-bear-it obligations for some, but it's an especially galling burden for a Utah woman whose ex-husband stands accused of killing her new husband.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Lindon, UT

KSL-TV

Man arrested after alleged drug binge, beating wife

A man who police say went on a drug binge and abused his wife for several days, causing serious injuries, was arrested Monday.

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Deseret News

Letter: Police brutality

In the wake of the recent police shootings in Utah and Missouri, the character of our nation comes to light.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: Pig 'wrestling' is backward animal cruelty

Just a comment on Paul Rolly's column on the pig "wrestling," or whatever you want to call it, and jamming it into a barrel.

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Related Topix: Opinion

KSL-TV

Trial date set for Orem man accused of killing wife

At a final pretrial conference Monday afternoon, attorneys agreed for jury selection to begin on Sept.

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Related Topix: Orem, UT, South Jordan, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Tests: Utah woman drunk in crash that killed her, teen girl

Toxicology test results confirm that an Eagle Mountain woman was intoxicated when she caused a July 21 crash on State Road 73 in Utah County that killed both her and a teenage girl.

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Related Topix: Eagle Mountain, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Sex abuse sentencing postponed for Martin MacNeill

MacNeill was scheduled to be sentenced Monday afternoon, but apparently was delayed due to a motion to dismiss filed earlier this month by MacNeill's attorney, Randall Spencer.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Pleasant Grove, UT

KSL-TV

1st Utahn diagnosed with West Nile fever

The first human case of West Nile virus in Utah for 2014 was announced by the Salt Lake County Health Department Monday.

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Related Topix: Utah, West Nile Virus, Health, Salt Lake County, UT, Springville, UT, Orem, UT

Water Online

What Drought? Deep Drilling For Groundwater Yields Rewards

The Utah Water District took a unique approach to discover new water for a rising population, with better-than-expected results.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Central, UT, Vineyard, UT, Salt Lake City, UT

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Paul Rolly: Speaker Lockhart changing political alliances

They say politics makes for strange bedfellows. It also can generate coalitions from former enemy camps, depending on the needs of the players involved.

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Related Topix: Provo, UT, Draper, UT, Mapleton, UT, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Opinion

Salt Lake Tribune

Photos: Ballet West opens dance training academy in Utah County

Ballet West celebrated the opening of a dance training academy in Lehi on Friday.

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Related Topix: Lehi, UT

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