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6 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Millard County deputies shoot man who rammed several cruisers

Utah Highway Patrol and Utah County investigators are looking into the late Tuesday night shooting of a fugitive by Millard County sheriff's deputies.

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Related Topix: Millard County, UT, Oak City, UT

10 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: Hot and humid with continued hot and muggy

Utah's forecast? Hot and humid with continued hot and humid, followed by a chance of continued humidity with a muggy, wet weather front coming down from the southwest.

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Related Topix: Weather

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Herbert hands economic-development ball to former BYU athletic czar

Gov. Gary Herbert named Val Hale as his new director of economic development Tuesday, saying the Utah County business leader and former Brigham Young University athletic director brings a work ethic to the job that will help the state's economy flourish.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Gary Herbert, Brigham Young University

Deseret News

Provo's waffle truck was started by a motivated father, encouraged by his family

Adam Terry was a man looking for a way to pursue his passion and provide for his family.

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Related Topix: Provo, UT

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Deseret News

Lindon man accused of defrauding victims of $100,000 in two counties

Jerry Lovelace, 55, of Lindon, was booked into the Utah County Jail on Friday for investigation of forgery and communications fraud after investigators say he invited his neighbor to invest in a fire suppression company that didn't exist, taking $43,000 from him over three years.

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Related Topix: Lindon, UT

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Several wildfires winding down across the state

Though a new wildfire flared up in Utah County Saturday, most of the state's larger blazes are winding down.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Springville, UT, Summit County, UT, Levan, UT, Juab County, UT

Sat Jul 26, 2014

KSL-TV

Citizens, police team up to catch man allegedly behind 24-hour crime spree

Heber City Police received a report of a stolen vehicle Friday at approximately 2:45 p.m., Heber City Police said.

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Related Topix: Heber City, UT, Wasatch County, UT, Provo, UT

KSL-TV

Troopers urge drivers to focus on safety during holiday weekend

The latest fatal accidents occurred Thursday - a one-car fatal accident in Cedar City and a violent crash on state Route 73 in Utah County.

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Related Topix: Cedar City, UT, Utah, Eagle Mountain, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Crews battling Springville fire started by fireworks

At least 10 homes were evacuated and 40 more were put on standby as firefighters fought the blaze, which started at the east end of 400 South, just outside city limits, according to the Springville Department of Public Safety.

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Related Topix: Fire, Springville, UT, Spanish Fork, UT, Salem, UT

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Deseret News

Dan Liljenquist: Religious liberty and the pioneers - Understanding true worth

Every Pioneer Day , my thoughts turn to my pioneer ancestors, who, following the deep convictions of their souls, braved the seas, struggled across the plains and settled in the Wasatch valleys.

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Related Topix: Utah, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Hyrum, UT, Cache County, UT, Cedar Fort, UT

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Examiner.com

Utah County catbirds

Not all that meows is necessarily a cat - gray catbirds have a distinctive mew-like call that can confuse novices, but alerts more experienced birders that one of these energetic thrushes is nearby.

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Related Topix: Provo, UT

Deseret News

Levan wildfire burns 'well over 1,000' acres Thursday

A brush fire burned more than 1,000 acres south of Levan and caused the temporary evacuation of eight homes Thursday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Tooele, UT

Deseret News

Head-on collision kills 2, injures 3 in Eagle Mountain

Utah County sheriff's deputies are investigating whether alcohol contributed to a head-on collision that killed an Eagle Mountain woman and a 15-year-old girl who was in the other car.

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Related Topix: Eagle Mountain, UT

KSL-TV

1 killed, 1 in critical condition after 'very violent crash,' police say

The accident occurred on state Route 73 near Eagle Mountain around 2:30 p.m., according to Utah County Sheriff's Office Sgt.

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Related Topix: Eagle Mountain, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Judge won't make Shurtleff, Swallow testify in Jenson case

For the second time, a judge has refused to order Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow to testify about the prosecution of a convicted fraudster, who has alleged that the former attorneys general went after him for resisting a "pay-to-play" scheme at the heart of a scandal that led to the arrests of the two Utah politicians .

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Deseret News

Classes offered for people with chronic conditions

The Utah County Health Department, Utah Arthritis Program, and Mountainland Association of Governments are promoting "Living Well With Chronic Conditions," a six-class self-management series.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Arthritis, Health, Nutrition

Salt Lake Tribune

12-year-old boy rescued off Utah's Mount Timpanogos

A 12-year-old boy who fell and cut his leg open hiking on a snow field near the base of Mount Timpanogos was rescued and taken by helicopter to hospital Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival

KSL-TV

Staged car crashes amount to scam, expert says

Planned auto insurance fraud has been huge in large cities for decades, but investigators say it now has established a real presence in Utah.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah man who allegedly killed ex-wife's new husband appears in court

Provo a An attorney for a Lindon man accused of killing his ex-wife's new husband while seeking to kill his ex-wife asked for more time to look at evidence before deciding how to proceed with his criminal case.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Provo, UT, Lindon, UT

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KSL-TV

2. Evacuations ordered in Tooele; other ...

The fire, located near the Tooele Gun Club that burned down in May 2013, was rekindled at 8:48 a.m. and had spread to approximately 160 acres and growing by 6 p.m. Monday, according to the North Tooele County Fire District.

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Related Topix: Tooele, UT, Tooele County, UT

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