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Pro-Israel, pro-peace group J Street launches in Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:59am

J Street had its official launch in Utah on Sunday at the Jewish Community Center in Salt Lake City, where its founder, Jeremy Ben-Ami, discussed the pending Iranian nuclear agreement. J Street is a growing pro-Israel, pro-peace movement.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:33am

Here are 10 local stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Power outage hits Summit, Salt Lake counties

Linda Williams  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:07am

Crews worked Monday morning to repair a power outage that left 70 percent of Park City without power at one point, according to police.

Utah man grows, eats weeds

Peter Rosen  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:32pm

There are weeds in Mike Wood's small backyard garden that he planted on purpose. What other people call weeds, he calls lunch. And he wants to educate others on how they can eat weeds, too.

Solitude forest fire grows to 1,104 acres

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:32pm

A lightning-caused fire has grown to 1,104 acres since its July 19 sparking, affecting nearby areas with its plumes of smoke. Officials are managing the fire, however, as a means of cleaning up the forest.

UHP identifies woman dead, man injured in motorcycle accident

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:26pm

A woman is dead and her husband has been flown to the hospital in critical condition after a motorcycle crash on I-80 Sunday morning, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

Girl killed in I-15 rollover after being ejected, struck

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:24pm

A teenage girl traveling with her parents was killed after being ejected from an SUV and hit by another car, Utah Highway Patrol reported Sunday.

Mudslide causes significant delays in Spanish Fork Canyon

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:24pm

Heavy rain in Utah County led to a mudslide that covered all lanes of U.S. 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon Sunday afternoon, Utah Highway Patrol said.

Police ID man who crashed into Kearns home

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:22pm

Police identified the man who died after crashing into a home in Kearns Saturday night.

Unified Fire: 2 adults, 1 child treated after 'suspicious' Taylorsville fire

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 10:22pm

Three people, including one child, have been treated for smoke inhalation after a small fire in a Taylorsville apartment, authorities said.

Patton Kizzire wins Tour's Utah Championship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 9:40pm

Patton Kizzire won the Utah Championship on Sunday for first Tour title, beating South Korea's Sung Kang with a 3-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff.

Program seeks to expunge criminal records of Utah's chronically homeless

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 8:48pm

A pilot program to help cleanse the criminal records of people who were chronically homeless has yielded several successes despite multiple challenges encountered by Utah Legal Services attorneys and staff.

Agencies evaluate Utah's recreation industry in face of overcrowding

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 6:28pm

Unprecedented lines at Arches National Park. New entrance lanes at state parks like Utah Lake. Utah residents love their recreational opportunities, and so do visitors. A new poll taps residents' views on recreation and how to manage growth.

Sheriff's office: Man speeds through 3 towns, crashes into officer's car

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 5:26pm

A man's high speed drive through three towns in Washington County ended when he crashed into a responding officer's vehicle Sunday morning.

Overall, Utah schools stack up, report says

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:55pm

Utah's education system ranked 14th best overall in a national report published this week by WalletHub. The report measured various metrics, such as reading and math scores, graduation rates and school safety.

Have You Seen This? Former Utah teacher makes Irish step dancing cool again

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:32pm

While "Riverdance" and "Lord of the Dance" may have hit their peak popularity in the 90s, there's no denying the cool factor in a recently released viral video with Utah ties.

More Utah teens getting HPV vaccine, but still below national average

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 1:26pm

A higher share of Utah teens are getting vaccinated against HPV than ever before, but most adolescents are still not getting the vaccine, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 9:30am

It's not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation.

Utah boy whose mailman brought him books receives worldwide generosity

Sandra Yi and Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 8:40am

It seemed Mathew Flores' story resonated with everyone — a boy who was so desperate to read that he would hang around mailboxes at his apartment complex and read the junk mail.

Hit-and-run driver dies after crashing into Kearns home

Sandra Yi  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:33pm

Police are investigating what caused a car accident that left a man dead after crashing his vehicle into a Kearns home on Saturday, but witnesses say alcohol may have been a factor.