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Romney Might Run For Senator

September 11, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT) Mitt Romney might make a run for the U.S. Senate.  The former Massachusetts governor says he plans to run for Senator from Utah next year if Senator Orrin Hatch decides to retire.  A poll by Utahpolicy.com shows Romney with a comfortable lead over Democratic challenger Jenny Wilson if he entered...

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Teen Crashes Car Into House

September 11, 2017
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(Layton, UT) A Layton man is uninjured after a car crashed into his house.  Police said a teenager crashed his van into the side of the elderly man’s home over the weekend.  The driver of the van was not injured and the house is still habitable, but damages were estimated at least $12,000.

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West Nile Virus Infects Third Utah County Victim

September 11, 2017
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(Utah County, UT) The third case of West Nile Virus is confirmed in Utah County.  The Utah County Health Department says those infected by the virus get fevers, body aches, and in severe cases disorientation and convulsions. Health officials are urging residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes by draining standing water, avoiding the outdoors during...

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American Country Singer Troy Gentry Dies in Helicopter Crash

September 9, 2017
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American Country Singer Troy Gentry Dies in Helicopter Crash

Troy Gentry, half of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, Died yesterday,  September 8 in a helicopter crash. He was only 50 years old. The crash happened at the Flying W Airport at approximately 1 PM  with Gentry and the pilot on board . Gentry was on his way to a performance in Medford, New Jersey.

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LDS Missionaries Safe After Mexico Earthquake

September 9, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT) The LDS Church is expressing condolences for victim’s of last night’s earthquake in Mexico.  A statement from the church says prayers are with the thousands of people suffering from that disaster, in addition to those caught in the ongoing hurricane devastation.  All missionaries are said to be safe after the...

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U, Drug Co. Partnership Studies Suicide-Genetics Link

September 9, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  U. researchers are partnering with a Belgium-based pharmaceutical company to find links between genetic variations and a person’s risk for suicide.  Janssen Research and Development is providing funding and research assistance to study and define DNA of people who died from suicide.  Janssen is providing 350,000 dollars over two years...

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Pluralsight Offered $21 M In Tax Incentives

September 9, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT) The state of Utah is offering more than 21-million dollars in tax incentives for tech company Pluralsight to stay in Utah and move its headquarters to Salt Lake City.  Officials say the plan is for the technology-education company to build a center that would hold close to 2500 new employees.   They...

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Utahns Close To Split On Trump’s Performance

September 7, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT) A new poll shows Utahns are close to evenly split over President Trump’s job performance.  Results from the UtahPolicy.com poll finds 50 % of voters surveyed disapprove of his performance, while 46 % support his actions. The portion of Utahns disapproving was slightly lower than a poll taken in May, which was...

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10600 South Interchange At I-15 Closing

September 7, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT) Commuters regularly travelling I-15 should be ready to brace for the 16-day closure of the busy 10600 South interchange.  UDOT is closing it at 9 p.m. tomorrow for workers to slide a new underpass into place.  It reopens at 5 a.m. on September 25th. 

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Street In Front Of Road Home Closed To Pedestrians

September 7, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT) Salt Lake City is closing the half-block of Rio Grande Street in front of The Road Home shelter to pedestrians.  Mayor Biskupski leased the street to the state today after taking public comment through an online survey and community discussion held last night.  Officials say 85 percent of respondents believe...

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