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Girls Go Digital: Summer camps for young girls promote future tech careers

Abby Hobbs  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:46am

Sixty-six girls participating in a Girls Go Digital summer camp, hosted by Junior Achievement, met together Monday and Tuesday to learn about computers, programming, technology and design.

Should mountain biking be allowed in designated wilderness areas?

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 9:08am

Members of Utah's congressional delegation are sponsoring a proposal that would allow mountain biking in wilderness areas.

Provo airport expansion could provide up to 700 new jobs

Abby Hobbs  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 8:03am

A planned expansion to the Provo Municipal Airport could add up to 700 jobs for Utah County residents and potentially bring more commercial airlines to the city.

Holladay woman dies rock climbing in Maple Canyon

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 11:33pm

A Holladay woman died Saturday after falling 60 feet while rock climbing in Maple Canyon, according to the Sanpete County Sheriff's office.

13,740 acres burned in Antelope Island fire

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:26pm

Crews battling a wildfire on Antelope Island reached 35 percent containment Saturday evening after an estimated 13,740 acres burned. The fire consumed almost half of the state park's acreage.

Photos: Fun for all at the 10th annual Family Festival

Ashley Stilson, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:00pm

The 10th annual Days of '47 Family Festival provided a day of fun activities for all ages from 10-2 Saturday.

Children walk for fallen pioneers at youth parade

Ashley Stilson, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:33pm

Dubbed "the happiest parade on the planet," the Days of '47 Youth Parade is one of the largest youth parades in the nation. This year, kids marched in honor of more than 800 pioneer children who died on the trail.

Ameritech offers accelerated pathway to nursing ahead of nursing shortage

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:02pm

Ameritech College Healthcare is a Draper-based private college whose nursing program reached its 10th anniversary this year. The program is geared toward nontraditional students.

Judge likely to order new trial for Orem man convicted of murdering wife

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 7:00pm

A judge is expected to grant a new trial to an Orem man, imprisoned for murder, who has long maintained that he didn't kill his wife.

Men accused of narrowly missing 2-year-old during shooting spree charged

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 5:29pm

Two men accused of firing numerous rounds into a Taylorsville house, narrowly missing a 2-year-old girl, were charged Friday.

Provo garage fire to exceed $100K in damages

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 5:17pm

A fire that destroyed a large garage and everything inside it, including a Camaro, Chevy truck and a snowmobile, is not considered suspicious, according to the Provo Fire Department.

Pipe break leaves thousands in South and West Jordan without water

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 4:09pm

On Friday, private contractors installing communication cables underground accidentally hit a 42-inch water main, knocking water out to thousands in the area.

Man critically injured in motorcycle crash on SR-190

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 1:43pm

A motorcyclist was in critical condition Saturday after a high-speed crash in Big Cottonwood Canyon, according to Unified police.

Firefighters getting upperhand on fires around the state

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 12:36pm

An 89-acre brush fire that damaged two homes was 85 percent contained Saturday morning.

Chevron wants to stop monitoring Red Butte Creek 6 years after spill

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 11:12am

Chevron is asking the Utah Division of Water Quality to stop requiring any monitoring of Red Butte Creek, six years after 800 barrels of oil from a ruptured pipeline contaminated the urban waterway. The company says it is as clean as other creeks.

Ruling on dismissing Shurtleff charges might not come until August

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:06am

A 3rd District judge has not yet ruled on motions to dismiss public corruption charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff not has she canceled a hearing next month on the matter.

Rep. Mia Love buying $1M in TV ads for battle with Doug Owens

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 7:50am

Rep. Mia Love is buying $1 million in television advertising for her battle with Democrat Doug Owens, twice as much as she spent in 2014.

15-year-old girl killed, woman critically injured by lightning strike at Flaming Gorge

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:54pm

A 15-year-old girl was killed and a woman is in critical condition after being struck by lightning in a remote area of Flaming Gorge Friday afternoon, police said.

2 homes, 3 other buildings damaged in fast-moving Weber County fire

Ben Lockhart and McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:54pm

A fast-moving brush fire damaged two homes — one severely — as well as three other structures Friday evening.

Large wildfire raging on Antelope Island

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:50pm

A large wildfire is raging at Antelope Island State Park, causing the cancellation of Pioneer Day weekend festivities scheduled there, authorities said Friday.