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On opening night, just a short time before their son was set to make his NBA debut, Cecil and Desiree Exum calmly waited inside a room at EnergySolutions Arena, unfazed by the magnitude of the moment. Never mind that the …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The Grand America has a new set of holiday windows on display by Park City-based artist Jonnie Parker Hartman, who planned, designed and handcrafted the Christmas displays. The theme for this year’s window display is Christmas A to Z. There are 15 windows altogether, so some of the displays include more than one letter. Park City-based artist makes holiday scenes at the Grand America
    Park City-based artist Jonnie Parker Hartman has been in the holiday spirit since June. She has been planning, designing and handcrafting Christmas displays for the …
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  • FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, file photo, watches are on display at Kmart in New York. The Friday after Thanksgiving has long been the day to grab the best bargains of the holiday shopping season. But new data from various companies that track the specials now say Thanksgiving is taking that crown, at least online. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals
    New York • Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms …
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  • U.S. households confident, borrowing more
    Washington • Americans are slowly but steadily borrowing more money, bringing to an end a five-year effort to cut household debt that has slowed consu...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Newly acquired Boston Red Sox free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda, converses with a person dressed as a panda bear wearing a Red Sox jersey, overlooking a tarp covered Fenway Park field Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) MLB: Red Sox finalize deal with Pablo Sandoval
    Boston • The Red Sox finalized their five-year contract with third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the first of two big signings aimed at boosting Boston’s of...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • New Lehi police chief announced
    Lehi police Lt. Darren Paul has been named the new police chief, city officials announced Monday. Paul will start his new position immediately, accord...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
    Cache Community Food Pantry, Transforming Lives One Tummy At A Time
    “Thank you Food Pantry people and donors. My family and I have been trying to keep food on our table. Thank you for not letting our tummies go hungry....
    Updated Oct 31 2014 10:12 am   |     |   Share

    Plans for tonight: Hardcore or dance?
    • Hardcore/metal band Seizures performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Curseworship, Fever Dreams. Show start...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
    Protesters of Ferguson decision flood streets across the country
    Thousands of people in U.S. cities from Los Angeles to New York protested peacefully while others blocked traffic or clashed with police as anger flared …
    Updated Nov 25 2014 08:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Lawsuit filed to stop Snake River dredging
    Spokane • Environmental groups and the Nez Perce Tribe have filed a lawsuit to stop proposed dredging of the lower Snake River to aid barge traffic fr...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former Utah pharmacist pleads guilty to stealing pills
    A former Utah pharmacist charged with stealing 10,000 muscle relaxers from the Uintah Basin Medical Center in Duchesne County has settled the case. Cr...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old,  on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cristina Fletes-Boutte, Pool) Most police shootings don’t end with prosecutions
    Washington • A Missouri grand jury’s decision to spare police officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges is the latest in a long line of police shoot...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 11:57 am   |     |   Share
    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Giant metal letters spelling out Utah crowd-funding: How’s the disco ball going?
    This week, in place of the usual Utah Crowd-Funding Project, let’s take a look at how a high-profile campaign is going. Earlier this month, the Downto...
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    BYU basketball: Cougars fall to SDSU in double-overtime thriller
    Lahaina, Hawaii • Of course the first meeting between former Mountain West Conference rivals BYU and San Diego State since 2011 was a close, riveting …
    Updated Nov 25 2014 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (4) carries the ball as Utah State linebacker Zach Vigil (53) prepares to tackle him during the first quarter ofan NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) USU football: Senior LB Zach Vigil continuing to excel for Aggies
    Logan • Utah State’s Matt Wells sounds as much like a lobbying politician as he does a football coach these days. Must be time for the postseason awar...
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) battles Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum (3). Utah Jazz defeated the Portland Blazers 92-73 during Tuesday's, October 7, 2014 preseason opener at Energy Solutions Arena. 
Utah Jazz: Rookie Dante Exum living up to early expectations
    On opening night, just a short time before their son was set to make his NBA debut, Cecil and Desiree Exum calmly waited inside a room at EnergySoluti...
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  • Rolly: Utah recycling advocate gets her wish — finally
    Lauren Barros is nothing if not persistent. The Salt Lake City family law attorney is environmentally conscientious and a staunch recycling advocate. ...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 12:14 pm   |     |   Share
    (Thor, as portrayed by Chris Hemsworth. Courtesy photo)  . This year, why not give thanks with ‘Thorsgiving’
    If you want a break this year from turkey and mashed potatoes in favor a decidedly Marvel-centric Thanksgiving dinner, here’s an idea: Thorsgiving. Co...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
    Here are 10 fresh ways to improve a mug of cocoa
    We can’t help it. Once the cooler weather arrives, we crave hot cocoa with the same intensity that we crave a cold beer during barbecue …
    Updated Nov 24 2014 02:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kevin Martin to miss 6-8 weeks after wrist surgery
    Minneapolis • Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin will miss the next six to eight weeks after having surgery on his fractured right wrist. The T...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 10:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Ohio family recovers missing Sasquatch statue
    Cincinnati • A southwest Ohio family is searching for Sasquatch no longer. The Spence family in Delhi Township, west of Cincinnati, says their 400-pou...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 10:42 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, Tina Fey attends the American Museum of Natural History's 2014 Museum Gala, in New York. Netflix has picked up two seasons of a new sitcom from Fey.  Titled New Tina Fey-created sitcom headed to Netflix
    New York • Netflix has picked up two seasons of a new sitcom from Tina Fey. Titled “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” it focuses on a woman who escapes from...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 10:42 am   |     |   Share
    In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in a scene from Four Megaplex theaters in top 10 for “Mockingjay” opening
    The Mockingjay ruled at the Megaplex Theatres. The Utah-based theater chain had four of the top 10 theaters in ticket sales for “The Hunger Games: Moc...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 08:51 am   |     |   Share
    Park City-based artist makes holiday scenes at the Grand America
    Park City-based artist Jonnie Parker Hartman has been in the holiday spirit since June. She has been planning, designing and handcrafting Christmas displays for the …
    Updated Nov 25 2014 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Protesters march and carry red-painted crosses, seen in silhouette and symbolizing the blood of the 28 non-Muslims singled out and killed in the recent attack on a bus in Mandera by Somali militant group al-Shabab, outside government offices in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Demonstrators carried mock coffins and red-painted crosses in Nairobi on Tuesday, a vivid protest demanding the government provide more effective security for ordinary Kenyans and a memorial for the hundreds of Kenyans killed in recent terror attacks, as pressure builds on the government to halt a steady onslaught of gunfire and grenade assaults. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Kenyans urge security against militant violence
    Nairobi, Kenya • Protesters carried coffins and red crosses to downtown Nairobi on Tuesday, a vivid memorial for the hundreds of Kenyans killed in rec...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 10:39 am   |     |   Share
  • Richard Andrew Jones, second from left, closes his eyes while 5th District Court Judge Eric Ludlow sentences him to serve two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the 2011 murders of his stepson and wife as he stands at the defense table with his attorneys, Stephen McCaughey, right, and Jeremy Delicino, in 5th District Court Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (pool photo The Spectrum) Utah man sentenced to life in prison for killing wife, stepson
    A 50-year-old Washington City man will spend the rest of his life in prison for slaying his wife and stepson in a failed murder-suicide attempt more t...
    Updated Nov 25 2014 11:17 am   |     |   Share
  • Commentary: Can a nation so wounded by its divisions survive?
    For those of a certain age, Thanksgiving week will always be the week President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. In the same way, Sept. 11 ...
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