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ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker and Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:59am

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

Huntsman Corp., Swiss company agree to $20B merger

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:59pm

Huntsman Corp. and Switzerland's Clariant agreed to a merger in an all-stock deal that would result in a chemicals giant with a market value of about $20 billion.

97-year-old Utah woman sends grandsons in WWII bomber to remember her late husband

Ray Boone  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:14pm

Some things in life are worth waiting for. In a way, Affra Nelson's been waiting a lifetime to see a B-17 Flying Fortress in person.

Fraying social fabric hurting nation's economy, Sen. Mike Lee says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:13pm

Many Americans — poor, middle class and wealthy — feel that something is amiss in society that can't be reduced to economic anxiety but relates more to a sense that nation's social fabric is fraying, Sen. Mike Lee said.

Cottonwood Heights police searching for armed 'serial robber'

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:37pm

Cottonwood Heights police are searching for an armed serial robber who they say has hit several businesses in the Park Center area in the last few weeks.

Researcher says Uinta Basin's high ozone likely to result in EPA action

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:43pm

The head of a research effort to assess unique wintertime ozone formation in the Uinta Basin told a committee of lawmakers Wednesday that high levels will likely result in action from the Environmental Protection Agency, leading to more regulation.

Silicon Slopes group opens new event facility  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:47pm

Gov. Gary Herbert, GOED Director Val Hale and DOMO CEO Josh James joined Silicon Slopes Executive Director Clint Betts Wednesday to cut the ribbon on a new, 5,000-square-foot office/event space for Betts' group.

2-year-old boy drowns in Blacksmith Fork Canyon

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:57pm

A 2-year-old boy drowned in the Blacksmith Fork Canyon on Sunday, according to the Cache County Sheriff's Office.

Idaho man dies after semitruck rollover in Box Elder County

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   May 21st - 3:13pm

An Idaho man was killed after his semitruck crashed on I-15 Friday.

1 lane reopened on US 191 north of Vernal after road damaged by flooding

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:18am

One lane is open to alternating traffic after the Utah Department of Transportation closed both lanes of U.S. 191 to Flaming Gorge Saturday evening after water spilled over the roadway from a failed culvert.

Flame from Jerusalem lights faith in the hearts of S.L.'s Antiochian Orthodox worshipers

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   May 20th - 10:31pm

Members of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Salt Lake celebrated as a flame lit in Jesus Christ's sepulcher in Jerusalem was brought to their congregation Saturday.

Bike safety rodeo aims to teach kids rules of the road in Salt Lake City

Sean Moody  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:52pm

As summer approaches and more children are outside playing, Salt Lake City police are trying to make sure they stay safe.

2 men arrested in connection with Spanish Fork bank robbery

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:28pm

Police have arrested two men in their 20s who they believe robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Spanish Fork Saturday morning.

Juvenile justice reforms stirring concerns among educators, law enforcement

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 20th - 7:11pm

With an Aug. 1 implementation looming, some Utah educators are concerned about the practical implications of a new initiative that substantially changes how youths are treated in the juvenile justice system.

Utah Republicans choose new party chairman and more moderate direction

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   May 20th - 6:26pm

The Utah GOP has a new chairman, Rob Anderson, who wants to end the party's years-long legal battle with the state over a controversial election law allowing candidates to bypass the delegate-controlled nominating process.

Next task on Utah school districts' plates: Passing policies to end 'lunch shaming'

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   May 20th - 5:38pm

School districts across the country have until July 1 to have policies in place intended to end "lunch shaming" of students whose parents owe money for school lunches. Local school boards in Utah are working to meet the federal deadline.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway reopens after falling rock debris causes closure

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   May 20th - 4:24pm

The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway reopened to all traffic Saturday afternoon after a closure Friday, due to falling rock debris, officials announced.

More Utahns finding jobs, report says

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   May 20th - 4:11pm

The monthly report from the Utah Department of Workforce Services showed April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady from March at 3.1 percent. The national jobless rate declined one-tenth of a percent from March to 4.4 percent.

Ballet West creates 1st of its kind ballet festival in Utah

Carole Mikita  |  Posted   May 20th - 11:13am

Ballet West is dreaming "big." The company has created a festival that it hopes will be a draw for other dance companies and audiences throughout the country, and someday, the world.

Mentor program keeps Salt Lake teachers on the job

Deanie Wimmer  |  Posted   May 20th - 9:50am

The teacher turnover rate in Salt Lake City School District is about one-third lower than across the state. Leaders attribute a first-of-its-kind teacher mentor program.