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Governor calls out county’s long lines at polling places

Governor calls out county’s long lines at polling places

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has harsh words for election officials in a county with long voting lines and uncounted ballots in a still-undecided Congressional race. Herbert said in a statement Thursday that Utah County is the “the epicenter of dysfunction” anytime glitches are reported on […]

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Volunteers continue search for missing hiker in Utah Valley

Volunteers continue search for missing hiker in Utah Valley

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Volunteers in Utah County continue to search for a hiker who’s been missing for three weeks. Family and friends of 36-year-old Jake Routt tell the Deseret News that they’re obsessed with finding him and feel they’re getting closer. Routt’s backpack and sandals have been found, […]

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Murder defendant’s girlfriend pleads guilty to obstruction

Murder defendant’s girlfriend pleads guilty to obstruction

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The girlfriend of a man accused of killing a teenage couple cried Friday while listening to relatives of the victims in a Provo. Utah, courtroom where she pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to jail and probation. The Daily Herald reported that 35-year-old Morgan Henderson […]

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Whooping cough cases doubled from last year in Utah County

Whooping cough cases doubled from last year in Utah County

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Whooping cough cases have doubled in Utah County this year, and public health officials are concerned there could be more as the school year begins. KUTV-TV reports 70 whooping cough cases have been confirmed so far this year. It’s twice as many cases as those reported during the […]

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Utah County votes to oppose any needle-exchange program

Utah County votes to oppose any needle-exchange program

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah County commissioners are declaring their opposition to the establishment of any needle exchange program, citing fears of discarded needles and possible legal liability. The Daily Herald newspaper reports the county’s addiction-prevention director Richard Nance said Tuesday many such fears are unfounded, but the resolution opposing a program […]

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Body Recovered After A Swift Water Rescue on Provo River

Body Recovered After A Swift Water Rescue on Provo River

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah-Tuesday, per a report from FOX 13, responders pulled a body out of the Provo River on the Utah County-Wasatch County border. This incident occurred inside the Provo River Canyon. An entire swift water rescue team searched for an individual after reports surfaced saying he had gone underwater […]

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Provo disputes allegations in sexual misconduct lawsuit

Provo disputes allegations in sexual misconduct lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Provo officials are disputing the allegations brought forward in a lawsuit that claims the city was negligent by hiring its former police chief and that it failed to properly respond to sexual misconduct reports. The Deseret News reports five women filed a suit last month accusing former […]

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3-year-old girl killed, 8-month-old boy injured in crash

3-year-old girl killed, 8-month-old boy injured in crash

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 3-year-old girl was killed in a crash in Provo involving four vehicles. Provo Police Detective Nick Dupaix says an 8-month-old boy who was in a red Ford SUV with the 3-year-old was flown Sunday to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dupaix says the […]

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Provo man faces theft charges; 14th time since 2011

Provo man faces theft charges; 14th time since 2011

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 41-year-old Provo man who has been arrested on theft charges more than a dozen times before is back in jail accused of stealing $2,500 worth of equipment from a boat shop in Lindon. The (Provo) Daily Herald reports Lindon police arrested Kenneth Jarvis Tuesday for suspicion of […]

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Suspect shot after hitting deputy with car in Spanish Fork

Suspect shot after hitting deputy with car in Spanish Fork

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A suspect is hospitalized and in police custody after allegedly striking a deputy with his car and being shot by a second deputy in Spanish Fork. The Daily Herald reports that the Utah County Sheriff’s Office identified the man on Monday as 38-year-old Wade Leon Willis. Police […]

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