Provo

Provo, Utah fire kills 1, inures another.
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Fire officials say one person died and another person was injured in a fire in Provo.

Provo Fire and Rescue said in a Facebook post that the fire was reported early Friday morning.

Historic County Courthouse in Provo, Utah
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A 56-year-old Utah man is facing a terrorism-related charge after he allegedly threatened to blow up a county government building in Provo.

Miguel Gedo made his initial court appearance in Fourth District Court Wednesday on a charge of second-degree felony threat of terrorism.

Crandall Canyon Mine.
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Firefighters in central Utah are making progress on a 100-acre wildfire that closed a mine in a national forest about 100 miles southeast of Provo.

Authorities believe a campfire lit by recreationists sparked the blaze reported Friday afternoon about 15 miles northwest of Huntington.

Utah Republican congressman John Curtis is again defending his actions as Provo mayor over the hiring and handling of harassment complaints against a former police chief.

Curtis released a second statement Wednesday responding to a lawsuit that claims he and the city failed to protect five women from alleged sexual harassment and assault by former Chief John King.

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The race for Provo mayor is a showdown between two women, former city councilwoman Sherrie Hall Everett and school board member Michelle Kaufusi, which means the predominantly Mormon city will finally have a woman in the mayor's office for the first time in its 157-year history.

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Officials south of Salt Lake City say efforts to tackle the contentious political issues of drugs and overcrowding at the capital's homeless shelter appear to be pushing more people in need to Provo. 

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For the second year in a row, three Utah cities made it onto a list of the top 25 best cities for career opportunities. Two of them are in the top 10.

 

Historic Provo Home To Be Donated To Lehi Family

Nov 11, 2014
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A historic house in Provo is getting a new lease on life as the latest project from Habitat for Humanity. The non-profit group recently finished renovating the nearly 130-year-old house and will now donate the property. According to Kena Jo Mathews, the organization’s Executive Director in Utah County, local housing officials owned the house at the time the project began.

“It was an idea that I had. I knew that the Provo Housing Authority owned it and I knew that they were interested in doing something with it,” she said. “So, I talked to the Provo Housing Authority director [with] the idea that maybe we could do it and that’s kind of how it all was born.”