Utah News

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Friends say a Utah pilot killed with three others when a plane crashed on a highway also lost a brother to an aviation accident more than a decade ago.

Mormon bishop Steve Cottle says the family is experiencing a tragic rerun of Corry Clarke's 2002 death in a gyroplane.

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Flooding in the Salt Lake Valley has closed a number of roads and shut down part of a commuter rail line.

The National Weather Service issued an urban and small stream flood advisory Wednesday for most of central Salt Lake County, including Salt Lake City, Sugarhouse, Murray, Millcreek, Holladay, Cottonwood West, Mount Olympus and Canyon Rim.

You may have heard or seen our announcement of an upcoming garden party and home tour to benefit UPR. Some of you have had questions about the location of the event, and why it is so special. Reporter Rhesa Ledbetter wondered as well, so she made a visit to meet the hosts of the party, Bruce Bugbee and his wife Diana West. 

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is planning to headline a campaign rally to support a former Utah state legislator who is vying to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress.

Chris Herrod's campaign announced Monday that Cruz will appear alongside Herrod at a rally Saturday in Lehi. Herrod was selected by about 800 members of Utah's GOP last month as their preferred candidate during a state convention.

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Ute leaders say they're frustrated with Utah's treatment of their tribe and are demanding state officials deal with their government as a fellow sovereign nation.

Tribal leaders outline their concerns in a letter pulling out of Gov. Gary Hebert's annual Native American Summit.

Every year Utahns celebrate Pioneer Day with rodeos, parades and barbeques. This year, there’s an extra celebration in downtown St. George where the city is celebrating the reopening of a historic pioneer building, which used to be the Washington County’s Courthouse.

Celebrating Pioneers Day In An Artistic Way

Jul 21, 2017
Nicole Heaps

Little Bloomsbury Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Logan, Utah which focuses on providing hope for people in trying times through music, literature, magic and storytelling. 

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In response to the Salt Lake County Recorder’s declining mental health, Utah state lawmakers are considering new procedures to remove local officials from office.

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A report predicts an area between Salt Lake City and Provo could face major highway congestion, a lack of affordable housing options and an increase in poor air quality by 2050.

A planning group warned the Point of the Mountain Development Commission on Thursday that the area surrounding Utah's aging state prison would not draw in high-tech businesses and jobs if current trends, population growth and practices continue.

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The sweeping red-rock vistas at Utah's Zion National Park are increasingly filled with a bumper crop of visitors.

Now park managers are weighing an unusual step to manage the tide: Requiring tourists to make RSVPs to get in.

The selection of food and drink served at Logan Regional Hospital is pretty typical—entrees, chips, yogurt, granola, chocolate milk and juice. But some things are gradually disappearing.

Utah is on its way to becoming the second state in the nation to be granted no-kill status in regards to how shelters handle their cat and dog population. The Best Friends Animal Society has organized a coalition, made up of more than 50 shelters in the state, to reach this goal by 2019.

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U.S. Justice Department officials in Washington say they've taken down an illicit internet marketplace where a Park City teenager bought drugs responsible for a classmate's fatal overdose.

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The billionaire conservative Koch brothers and Utah's wealthy Eccles family are giving a combined $20 million to the University of Utah to create an economics and quantitative analysis institute.

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A polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border is appealing an overhaul of its government operations that was ordered in response to a verdict that found nonbelievers were denied police protection, building permits and water hookups on the basis of religion.

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Why Sound is a live music venue and recording studio that caters to local musicians and bands in Cache Valley. The owner is currently working on producing the first record for musician Safari Joe. He's an older artist who plays music that fits in with a younger, more contemporary group of listeners. He suffers from a physical condition and relies on music as a form of therapy.

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Utah fire officials say many of the state's wildfires over the last two years have been sparked by people, but recouping firefighting costs that can run into the millions of dollars isn't easy.

The U.S. Forest Service has only been able to recover one-third of the $33 million in they've tried to recover since 2003 though civil actions in Utah.

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Salt Lake County councilwoman Jenny Wilson is running to challenge Orrin Hatch for his Senate seat next year.

The Democrat serving her second six-year term on the council said Monday that it's time for a change after Hatch's 40 years in office.

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The Celtics announced Friday that Hayward has signed his four-year, maximum deal. It comes 10 days after he chose Boston over Utah and Miami in free agency.

Hayward, who will earn about $128 million, was one of the top free agents available and joins a Celtics team that advanced to the Eastern Conference finals last season.

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Federal prosecutors say a former nurse charged with infecting seven people with hepatitis C at an Ogden hospital is one of more than 400 people across the country accused in health care fraud and opioid scams.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah said Thursday that 50-year-old Elet Neilson spread the virus by stealing narcotic drugs and injecting herself before injecting patients.

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New billboards are going up this week in Salt Lake City that say not to give panhandlers money, but to instead give money to organizations that aid the homeless.

City officials and the Downtown Alliance business group launched a public awareness campaign Thursday aimed at curbing the begging practice that has become common in Utah's capital.

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One woman is dead and four other people are critically injured after a nighttime explosion on a houseboat along the Utah-Arizona border.

Authorities said Thursday that a generator exploded late Wednesday night as a large group of people were vacationing on a privately owned boat on Lake Powell.

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Several Utah lawmakers say they're offended by a national restaurant group's advertisement critical of Utah's new 0.05 percent blood alcohol limit.

The advertisement published Thursday includes photos of Gov. Gary Herbert and 11 lawmakers, all over age 65, with the headline reading "Too Impaired to Drive?"

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To achieve the goal of having a top performing education system in the nation, Gov. Gary Herbert said he will be taking part in helping the Utah Women in Higher Education Network, or UWHEN, to promote the need for women in higher education positions.

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A South Salt Lake apartment fire has displaced many low-income residents.

The fire broke out Sunday at a low-income apartment building. Officials say all residents were safely evacuated and one man was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

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