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Utah County school districts give insight into safety protocols

At a time when school safety protocols are on the minds of many, representatives from Utah County’s three school districts have provided information on how schools are working to keep students safe. Currently Alpine, Nebo, and Provo City school districts all use a standard response protocol, ...

With summer comes renewed calls for aquatic precautions

Temperatures are going up, which means a lot of people will be heading to the water to cool off. But before you rev up the boat or jump in the water, be aware of your surroundings and take proper safety precautions. They may end up saving your life. “Please go out and enjoy our wonderful ...

American Fork mom advocates for better child care options in Utah

After American Fork's Amy Upchurch had her first son, Oliver, she realized that working outside the home helped her feel more fulfilled as an individual. Upchurch realized that, in addition to the financial benefits of bringing in a second income, rejoining the workforce helped her be more ...

Orem man honored for military service ahead of Memorial Day

As a teenager, Jack Clark first found purpose with the Scouts. "It guided him," according to his daughter, Annette Adams. Once he was a little older, and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Clark and his brother enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving at the tail end of World War II. From January ...

Curtis, Herrod square off in congressional primary debate

Third Congressional District incumbent Rep. John Curtis and his challenger, Chris Herrod, participated in a last-minute debate hosted by the Utah Republican Party at Brigham Young University on Friday. The debate was announced on Thursday. The GOP hosted the debate as an alternative to the ...

3rd District, Senate debates are coming — but not all candidates

Candidates for Utah's 3rd Congressional District, incumbent John Curtis and challenger Chris Herrod, are attending the Friday night debate sponsored by the Utah Republican Party. The debate is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Brigham Young University. The Utah GOP is also hosting a U.S. Senate ...

Woman charged in third Springville shooting in eight days

The Springville Police Department on Thursday released details about the third shooting in the city, and fourth in Utah County, over the last week. Krista Mortensen, a 33-year-old resident of the city, has been arrested on multiple felonies, including murder, and is currently booked into the ...

Two charged with murder in Pleasant Grove, Springville shootings

Utah County Attorney David Leavitt filed murder charges Wednesday afternoon on two individuals in separate cases. Leavitt charged Orem resident Hunter Lamoreaux, 25, with murder for the death of Springville resident Gregory Shaffer, 42, who died Saturday. Lamoreaux was a former neighbor of ...