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South Jordan City
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Police say they're investigating a fatal attack at an Alzheimer's center that left one man dead and another resident in custody.

Search warrants show a 69-year-old man shoved another 88-year-old resident, then got on top of the fallen man and started hitting him.

Provo Canyon
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Utah County authorities say a body found in Provo Canyon is believed to that of a missing 36-year-old hiker from Orem.

The Sheriff's Office says its search and rescue team with help from a state Department of Public Safety helicopter recovered the body believed to be that of Jake Routt, who was missing since Sept. 16.

Three attorneys: The defense attorneys at Intermountain Legal are offering a scholarship to those who have been wronged by the justice system.
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A new scholarship is being offered to students at Utah universities through a law-firm in Salt Lake. What makes this scholarship unique? You have to be accused of or found guilty of a crime to qualify.

Army Reserve Unit from Logan, UT headed to Kuwait
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A U.S. Army Reserve unit based in Logan in northern Utah is deploying to Kuwait.

The 103-member 890th Inland Cargo Transfer Co. is leaving this week for a one-year deployment to support of ongoing military operations in the Middle East.

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Sixteen of Utah’s reservoirs are below 20 percent capacity and eight of those are below five percent, according to the Utah Division of Water Resources. 

Artifacts on a cart: This waste can include charred wood and other organic items and can help researchers date archaeological remains.
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A group of anthropologists has released new anthropological and archaeological research that spans 10,000 years and across four continents about human energy consumption.

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During next month’s election, Utahns will be able to either support or oppose a new gas tax. Utah Senator Lyle Hillyard said if the question receives high voter support, there will likely be legislation to implement the increase during the 2019 session.

Salt Lake City TRAX system.
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Utah Transit Authority officials say sparks and an explosion on a light rail train have shut down service lines in downtown Salt Lake City.

Officials say a catenary wire that carries power and runs above the TRAX train fell onto it late Tuesday, causing the sparks and an explosion.

Pills in a prescription bottle.
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The number of heroin-related overdose deaths in Utah decreased for the first time in six years, according to the Utah Department of Health. 

Rural Utahns More Likely To Be Uninsured, According To Study

Sep 27, 2018
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Twenty percent of low-income Utahns living in metro areas don’t have health insurance and in rural areas, 31 percent of adults are uninsured, according to a report released this week. The findings show that this disparity is the third largest in the nation and cites Medicaid expansion as the most effective way to close the gap.

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Many young parents face unique barriers that keep them and their children caught in cycles of poverty, according to a national report. The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows just 17 percent of Utah parents age 18 to 24 have an associate degree or higher.

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At the top of State Street in Salt Lake City, there is an old sandstone building that sits across from the state capitol. The structure is home to the Utah Office of Tourism and a gift store where visitors can buy souvenirs like honey in Utah-shaped bottles and Christmas tree ornaments made from the Great Salt Lake.

Navajo Generating Station
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  Hopi tribal officials are calling on the federal government to explore other options for the Navajo Generating Station near Page.

Two companies that were negotiating to take over a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona-Utah line ended the effort last week, saying the challenges were too great.

Yellow school bus: School buses can bring harm to school children and Cache Valley School District is doing what it can to address the issue.
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School buses are one of the worst vehicles for emissions due to their stop and go routine and one school district in Utah is trying to address the issue.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says lawsuits are coming on the inland port because she believes the legislation that created it is unconstitutional. A Vernal detective walks a delicate line between enforcement and entrapment in sexual solicitation arrests. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicates a former LDS bishop who has been critical of one-on-one interviews between Mormon clergy and youths. And one of Elizabeth Smart's kidnappers is freed from prison. 

Mormon Tabernacle Choir: The choir will perform at Utah State University for the first time in 10 years.
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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, colloquially known as the MoTab, is a 360-person choir made up of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Craig Jessop, the dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, says listening to the choir is an experience of a lifetime.

Loving Our Lands: What Did Summer Do To Our Lands?

Sep 11, 2018
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Zion National Park is now the third most visited National Park in the United States, bringing in 4.5 million visitors a year – an increase of 60 percent of visitation over the past three years.

Event Celebrates History Of Women's Suffrage In Utah

Sep 11, 2018
Girls selling art; Dalloway Smith and Gwyneth Park sell artwork at the Better Days 2020 event.
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Looking to the past is one Utah organization’s way of trying to direct the future for women in the state. Better Days 2020 is a group based on celebrating the role Utah women played during the suffrage movement.

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A Utah conservation group is calling for more environmental protections in a federal land management bill for Emery County. The group says the proposed bill is a step backward.

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Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during contentious confirmation hearings. The race for Utah's Fourth Congressional District takes a negative turn, with Rep. Mia Love and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams' recently launched campaign ads. And commercials attacking a medical marijuana ballot initiative are pulled from local airwaves following complaints that they were misleading. 

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Logan city is opening its own animal shelter since the city’s partnership with the Cache Valley Humane Society ended. City officials are considering offering pet chipping services to residents in an effort to increase animal return rates.

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Federally qualified health centers across the state provide low or no cost health services to Utahns experiencing homelessness. 13 of these clinics combined received nearly $1 million in grants this week. The money was awarded for the quality of service the centers offer.

Sexual assaults on the rise in Utah
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Statistics show violent and property crime are down in Utah, but the number of sexual assaults increased again last year.

Figures from the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification released Wednesday show crime dropped overall by more than 5 percent from the prior year.

Isaiah and Jacob Kingston
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Two Salt Lake City biodiesel executives linked to a polygamous group will stay in jail on federal charges in an alleged $500 million tax credit scheme.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells denied an effort Wednesday to immediately release defendant Isaiah Kingston. His lawyer Scott Williams says allegations that he would flee to Turkey if released ahead of trial are false and misleading.

Aggie Chocolate Factory Coming To Logan

Aug 23, 2018
Man making chocolate; The new Aggie Chocolate factory will let visitors see the bean to bar process of chocolate making.
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Logan has long been famous for Aggie Ice Cream. Visitors to the northern Utah town will soon be able to try a new local treat-- Aggie Chocolate. 

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