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Provo 'Chalks the Block' to benefit autism

09/14/2013 9:44am
Professional and local artists are gathering for Chalk the Block, a chalk art festival at The Shops at Riverwoods. Proceeds from the festival go to Clear Horizons Academy, a school for children with autism.

Son of slain Draper officer throws out first pitch for the Bees

09/14/2013 10:25am
Bensen Johnson, the son of Draper police officer Derek Johnson, was selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch as the Salt Lake Bees faced the Omaha Storm Chasers in Game 3 of the Pacific Coast League Finals on Friday.

Book Cliffs oil and gas project delayed with compromise

09/14/2013 11:48am
Exploratory drilling for oil and natural gas in a roadless part of Utah that is revered as a mecca for wildlife has temporarily been put on hold.

Grading Utah schools: Top 50 highest scoring elementary/middle/jr. high schools

09/14/2013 12:00pm
A look at Utah's 50 highest scoring elementary/middle/junior high schools according to new report cards released Sept. 3.

North America's tallest peak may be shorter

09/14/2013 12:13pm
North America's tallest peak, Alaska's Mount McKinley, may have been taken down a notch.

Utah businesses prepare for effects health care act

09/14/2013 12:38pm
Beginning next month, employers large and small will start open enrollment for health care benefits — a process that will involve the implementation of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Rain damage causes trail and road closures in So. Utah parks

09/14/2013 1:50pm
The Rainbow Bridge National Monument is closed indefinitely after a trail washout.

New CEO for Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

09/14/2013 3:51pm
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center announced the appointment of Utah native Dale Johns to chief executive officer. Johns previously served in the same capacity at Town and Country Hospital in Tampa, Fla.

$120M construction project planned for I-15

09/14/2013 6:08pm
A $120 million construction project on I-15 is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2014. The project will add an express lane in Davis County and replace seven bridges and two interchanges.

World's oldest man dies in NY at age 112

09/14/2013 6:47pm
The world's oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112.

2 men to stand trial in fake Mormon missionary robbery

09/14/2013 7:05pm
Two men accused of posing as Mormon missionaries and saying they wanted to talk about religion before pistol-whipping and robbing a Las Vegas man in his home have been ordered to stand trial.

Utah gas prices 10 cents lower than August

09/14/2013 7:30pm
AAA Utah reported Tuesday that the current average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the Beehive State was $3.63 — 10 cents lower than last month and down 18 cents from a year ago.

Some employers see perks of hiring older workers

09/14/2013 8:20pm
Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need.

Bus overturns in southwest Ohio; 35 injured

09/14/2013 10:17pm
A Greyhound bus drove off an interstate highway in southwest Ohio early Saturday, struck a tree and a fence and flipped on its side before sliding to a stop in a cornfield, injuring at least 35 people.

Flooding threatens Herriman High School

09/14/2013 10:22pm
The front of Herriman High School was flooded following heavy rains Saturday.

Officer killed in crash loved to fly, family says

09/14/2013 10:29pm
The Utah County Sheriff's Office provided law enforcement honors for one of its own Saturday, Sgt. Jay Lessley, who died when a plane he was piloting crashed in Spanish Fork while off- duty.

Colorado flood victims evacuated with help from Utah

09/14/2013 10:35pm
Search and rescue teams — including an 80- person unit from Utah — were working Saturday to rescue Colorado residents trapped in communities cut off from the world because of washed out roads. More rain was expected in those areas Saturday.

US-Russia reach agreement on Syria weapons

09/14/2013 10:38pm
After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the Assad government fails to comply.

National Guard Celebrates 60th Governor's Day

09/14/2013 10:43pm
Governor's Day serves as an opportunity for the Governor to inspect the roughly 7,000 troops that make up the Utah National Guard.

Drowning victims' families embrace water for charity

09/14/2013 10:44pm
Three families who lost loved ones to water-related accidents have come together to raise money to build a drinking water well in Haiti while raising awareness about the dangers of water.

Carmelite Fair offers ethnic food and dancing

09/14/2013 10:49pm
The annual Carmelite Fair in Holladay will feature food, dancing and an auction.