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Last Updated Jul 5, 2015 11:15AM

Firefighters are gaining the advantage on the Scipio Summit wildfire. As of 11 p.m. Saturday, crews had achieved 60 percent containment on the 184-acre fire, which is burning just northwest of the Millard County town of Scipio. The flames have …

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  • Girl nearly drowns in Herriman reservoir
    A girl’s relative helped saved her life after she nearly drowned Saturday in a Herriman reservoir. On Saturday afternoon, the 8-year-old girl and fami...
    Updated Jul 05 2015 03:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Firework injures woman at private South Jordan show
    A firework in South Jordan tipped over and landed in the audience, hurting a woman. The woman was watching the private show outside the Legacy Retirem...
    Updated Jul 05 2015 03:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • St. George boy nearly drowns in backyard pool
    A St. George toddler nearly drowned Saturday afternoon in his backyard pool. About 12:45 p.m., dispatchers received a call about a 2-and-a-half-year-o...
    Updated Jul 05 2015 10:12 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah company fires pilot convicted in helicopter crash
    A helicopter pilot who for the past several years has been working for a Utah company, was fired last month after being sentenced to prison in connect...
    Updated Jul 05 2015 03:44 pm   |     |   Share


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West Valley City police Officer Dana Pugmire measures the temperature of the dashboard, as he sits in his car for 15 minutes in the heat of the day, during a press conference to illustrate the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot cars, Thursday, July 2, 2015. West Valley cop sweats it out in hot car to demonstrate dangers of leaving animals, children inside
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Ramon C. Estrada 3 more Utah prison employees on leave after inmate dies from missed dialysis
    Three Utah State Prison employees have joined their boss on administrative leave amidst investigations by the state Department of Corrections into the...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 10:50 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Donald Bills, center, leaves a conference room with his attorneys on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Fourth District Court in Provo. Bills entered guilty pleas on all counts stemming from a sexual relationship he had with a student during his time working as a teacher at Provo High School. SPENSER HEAPS, Daily Herald Former Utah high school teacher pleads guilty, resolves sex abuse case
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  • (FILE - In this June 8, 2015 file photo, actor Emile Hirsch arrives for court in Park City, Utah. Public records obtained by The Associated Press)   show that a studio executive described an incident with Hirsch during the Sundance Film Festival as “insanely painful and absolutely terrifying.” Authorities say Hirsch assaulted the executive, Daniele Bernfeld, on Jan. 25, 2015,  at a night club in Park City. Hirsch says he didn’t remember exactly what happened, saying only that she came at him and he was defending himself. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) New details emerge in alleged Utah assault by Emile Hirsch
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    Updated Jul 03 2015 07:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sandy man charged with allegedly beating, sexually assaulting girlfriend
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  • SUV hit, kills Mapleton toddler
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Chris Watson, seen here in 2014, died July 1, 2015, after his bicycle collided with a car in Salt Lake City. He was 31. Bicyclist killed in collision in Salt Lake City
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