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Timpanogos Storytelling Festival celebrates 25th year of stories, laughter

08/23/2014 8:20am
Karen Ashton is thrilled but not really surprised that the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is celebrating its 25th year, financially sound and regarded by story lovers and storytellers as the finest of its kind.

U. students, faculty help restore Midvale homeless shelter

08/23/2014 11:21am
In a labor of love, about 130 University of Utah students spent Wednesday painting and cleaning The Road Home's winter overflow shelter. The shelter is an emergency home for homeless families looking to escape Utah's harsh winter season.

House Speaker Lockhart applies for state superintendent position

08/23/2014 4:20pm
Outgoing House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, announced Friday she has applied for the position of state superintendent of public instruction.

Health care, public transit hot topics at SLC poverty summit

08/23/2014 4:33pm
Dual challenges of affordable health care and the accessibility and pricing of public transit were major topics of discussion Saturday at an annual poverty summit in Salt Lake dissecting the challenges faced by the poor and people with disabilities.

LDS missionary dies following Oklahoma car accident

08/23/2014 5:43pm
Sister Nancy Vea, 19, of West Jordan, has died after she was injured while traveling with other missionaries Friday.

Sardine Canyon reopened after rock slide

08/23/2014 5:53pm
Boulders the size of a Volkswagon were unleashed in the torrent of rain that hit Utah Friday night, causing the closure of the highway through Sardine Canyon and multiple, minor injures. U.S. 89/91 was reopened, but officials were monitoring.

Uintah County high-speed chase ends in arrests of 3

08/23/2014 5:54pm
A man, a woman and a girl were arrested Thursday after a high-speed chase near Fort Duchesne, police say.

Firefighter training gives city leaders a new understanding

08/23/2014 7:21pm
City leaders from across the Salt Lake Valley took on the job of firefighter at a fire training event in West Valley City on Saturday. It was an effort designed to help them understand the job and what's needed to do it effectively.

Group forms new Greek Orthodox parish in Salt Lake area

08/23/2014 7:58pm
A group of more than 100 people voted Saturday to create the Greek Orthodox Mission Parish in Salt Lake County.

Utah researchers' findings could help unique group of cancer patients

08/23/2014 8:04pm
Researchers at Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute have identified a specific gene mutation that helps regulate chronic myeloid leukemia, giving patients a normal life and normal life expectancy.

Former furniture office manager charged with forgery

08/23/2014 9:25pm
The former manager of a furniture exchange company has been charged with fraud and arrested.

SWAT gear, firearms stolen from Heber police vehicle

08/23/2014 10:30pm
The Heber City Police Department is asking for the public's help in the return of a bevy of stolen SWAT equipment swiped from an undercover vehicle Friday night. Items include a police badge, uniforms, assault-style rifle, body armor and shotgun.

3 arrested in Magna double stabbing

08/23/2014 10:37pm
Two men were hospitalized with stab wounds late Friday following an altercation at a Magna home. On Saturday, Unified police arrested two 23-year-old men and a 16-year-girl in connection with the fight. A fourth man remains at large.

Utahn among 2 LDS missionaries found dead in Taiwan

08/23/2014 11:16pm
Two LDS missionaries serving in the Taiwan Taipei Mission were found dead in their apartment Saturday. One of the young men was a native of Taiwan; the other, a 19-year-old from Springville.

3 homes briefly evacuated over concerns of potential bomb

08/23/2014 11:17pm
At least three homes near 6200 South and 4200 West were briefly evacuated Saturday night after police say officers found an object that looked like a bomb.

Sumo wrestler to swim across Bear Lake, twice

08/23/2014 11:59pm
A U.S. Sumo wrestling champion from Idaho is planning to swim across the width of Bear Lake, not once, but twice, on Monday. It's seven miles each way, making the journey 14 miles in all.