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Heart scan can help prevent unexpected incidents

Lawrence Meckley said a $69 test probably saved his life. Two years ago, Meckley and his wife, Joan, were attending a health education class at Ogden Regional Medical Center. The discussion centered around heart health. “The doctor who was speaking said one of the simplest things to do to ...

Memories of 9/11 touch hearts of two Utah County men

The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, was beautiful from New York to Washington D.C. — the skies were blue, the weather temperate. It appeared to be another perfect fall day on the horizon. That horizon was soon filled with black smoke and ash, mangled steel girders and the stench of burning ...

Provo General Plan nearing completion but needs resident’s photo input

Provo City is in the process of updating its General Plan, and as part of that they are asking for residents to submit photos of the town. Residents can submit photos of Provo scenery, life and architecture. If one is used for the General Plan the photographer will receive a package of gifts ...

Heritage Festival is back with more ways to celebrate

Pleasant Grove was founded on Sept. 13, 1850, and residents will be celebrating the city’s 171st birthday at this year’s Heritage Festival. The festival, which will be held on Monday from 5 p.m. until dark, will be expanded this year, with more locations and different ...

United Way Day of Caring and 9/11 remembrance bring out best in volunteerism

It is fitting on this week of National Day of Caring events, culminating with the 20th anniversary of 9/11, that the United Way’s continuing theme is “Live United.” On Thursday, United Way of Utah County and 1,300 volunteers from 26 Utah County businesses spent their time serving at 50 ...

Utah health officials keeping eye on spreading COVID-19 mu variant

Utah health officials are keeping their eye on a new COVID-19 variant that has now been found in 49 states. The mu variant, which was first identified in Colombia at the beginning of the year, has shown up in every state except Nebraska so far. “We first detected it in Utah in May of this ...

Dawning of a new era: BYU sports to join Big 12 in 2023-24

As BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe walked into the BYU Broadcasting building for a press conference on Friday morning, there was a bounce to his step and a big grin on his face. Can anyone blame him? After years of scheduling headaches and maneuvering through the politics of national ...

Several 9/11 memorials and services projects bring community together

A variety of services projects, memorials and remembrances focused on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 are available for families and individuals to participate in. For the past week, and through September, University Place has a 9/11 memorial in the central entrance gathering place. This ...

3 women arrested in alleged sex trafficking operation at massage parlors

Police arrested three women Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of running sex trafficking operations at various massage parlors in Utah and Salt Lake counties. The women, all believed to be from China, went by Americanized names such as "Wendy" and "Nancy" and allegedly controlled young Asian ...