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Utes awarded $9 million grant to upgrade water system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:52pm

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe has been awarded $9 million to upgrade water infrastructure and wastewater facilities on the reservation.

Hale unveils new model of Sandy theater, encourages public donations

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:21pm

Hale Centre Theatre unveiled a 3-D model of its new facility currently under construction in Sandy while launching a campaign welcoming donations from the public to help fund the near theater.

Utah students hold steady in ACT scores

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:00pm

Utah students held steady in their ACT scores this year, even as the national average slipped, the Utah State Board of Education announced Wednesday.

Utahns commemorate lives saved by organ donation

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:24pm

Utah's Intermountain Donor Services on Saturday hosted a celebration to honor the 6,673 names that have been etched on the Celebration of Life Monument at Library Square.

Have You Seen This? Utah artist’s charming ‘photo booth’

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:12pm

Watch as local artist Natalie Allsup-Edwards hand draws delightful photo booth-like images during Holladay’s Blue Moon Festival.

LDS missionaries injured in car crash in Sierra Leone

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:06pm

A man was killed and four LDS missionaries, including two from Utah, were injured after a car crash in Sierra Leone, Africa, Wednesday, officials for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said.

New Mexico might pay water tab for Facebook data center

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:14am

New Mexico may use public funds to help Facebook pay for water rights at a major new data center proposed at Los Lunas.

Lost Boy survived Sudanese civil war but died alone on streets of Salt Lake City

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:45am

Phillip Deng Aguto survived the Sudanese civil war but died alone in a suspected hit-and-run accident along North Temple in the early hours of Aug. 13. Friends and family gathered Friday to celebrate his life and mourn his passing.

Recovery of missing hiker's remains provides peace, answers for Australian family

Dave Cawley  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:33am

Eric Robinson's wife shares message of gratitude five years after her husband vanished while hiking the Highline Trail.

Charges: Men forced kidnapped teens to drink gasoline, threatened them with chainsaw

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:34am

Two 20-year-old men kidnapped and terrorized a pair of teenage boys by tying them up inside a Salt Lake home, forcing them to drink gasoline and threatening them with a running chainsaw "for being snitches," according to charges filed Friday. poll shows Utahns don't want Bears Ears monument

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:55am

A new poll commissioned by shows just 19 percent of Utahns want a Bears Ears National Monument and 35 percent want a public lands bill to pass that instills protections for the area. Many just want the area left alone.

Trump, Clinton appeals speak to Utah concerns

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:16pm

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are making appeals that seem tailor-made for usually reliably Republican Utah voters uncertain about Trump's tone toward immigration and minority faiths.

Utah County hunters become the hunted when man allegedly opens fire on them

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:58pm

Some archery deer hunters found themselves in the sights of an armed man who opened fire on them Thursday night, police said.

Man convicted in 2007 murder of St. George teen killed in prison

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:04pm

A man who was just 14 when he raped and killed a 15-year-old St. George girl has died after allegedly being assaulted inside his cell at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison.

Mother to daughter's killer: 'We're all in prison'

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:02pm

Daniel Jay Folsom, 54, was sentenced Friday to up to life in prison for beating his girlfriend to death with his bare hands.

Millcreek man takes plea deal in death of 17-month-old stepson

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:35pm

A Millcreek man charged with murder in the death of his 17-month-old stepson pleaded guilty to reduced charges Friday.

Summit County campground evacuated as wildfire rages less than a mile away

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:04pm

Ledgefork Campground visitors were evacuated Friday afternoon as the result of a large wildfire raging less than a mile away.

Tests show elevated levels of metals in American Fork River sediment

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:57pm

Utah County Health officials are urging people to avoid wading in the American Fork River or playing on its banks due to elevated levels of lead and arsenic in the sediment and lower amounts in the water.

Death penalty to be sought for man accused of killing 6 family members

Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:24pm

Attorneys say a 36-year-old Utah man charged with shooting six members of a suburban Houston family two years ago will face the death penalty when he goes on trial for capital murder set for next year.

Multi-vehicle crash backs up section of northbound I-15 for several hours

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:17pm

A crash involving five vehicles injured two people and closed multiple lanes in a section of northbound I-15 for nearly an hour, leaving traffic backed up in the area for several hours Friday afternoon.