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Google buying $39M fiber service in Utah for $1

Google Fiber - AP

Google Inc. will pay $1 for a municipal fiber-optic system that cost $39 million to build, according to terms of the Internet company's agreement with Provo. The deal is widely expected to be approved Tuesday by the City Council, making Provo the third city selected by Google for high-speed Internet and television service.


Robber, I got a knife. Owner, I got a gun.

Convenience Store Clerk

A man who attempted to rob a convenience store left empty handed after a clerk surprised him with a gun. According to charging documents, Luis Guiterrez Gonzales entered the Tesoro convenience store at 12 W. 3900 South at 11:47 a.m. Monday brandishing a knife. Gonzales demanded money from the clerk, who in turn produced a pistol, police said.


Toxic fog settles over Salt Lake City, doctors warn

Bad Air Quality

A group of Utah doctors is declaring a health emergency over the Salt Lake City area's lingering air pollution problem. Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment planned to deliver a petition Wednesday demanding immediate action by elected officials. The group wants Gov. Gary Herbert and mayors of northern Utah cities to cut the pollution.


Utah boy charged with bringing gun to school, cites fears of Newtown attack


An 11-year-old Utah boy who said he brought a gun to school to protect himself from a Newtown-style attack, then brandished the pistol at three classmates during recess, has been detained on assault and weapons charges, a school spokesman said on Tuesday.


European slowdown hitting some states hard

Eurozone Risk to U.S.

The European meltdown is weighing heavily on the U.S. economy, with states that rely heavily on exports most at risk from the deepening crisis overseas. An analysis by Wells Fargo estimates that Utah and West Virginia economies face the biggest risk from the problems in the eurozone, while many Western states including Wyoming and Colorado are unlikely to see much impact.


Autistic man ate frogs and roots to survive Utah desert journey

A 28-year-old autistic man ate frogs and scavenged for roots in order to survive a perilous three-week trek through southern Utah's inhospitable Escalante Desert.


Utah boy, 4, dies after 6-foot-tall tombstone falls on him

Boy Dies After Tombstone Falls on Him

A 6-foot-tall tombstone that weighed hundreds of pounds fell on and killed a 4-year-old boy who was posing for photos with family and friends at a historic cemetery in a Utah ski resort town, authorities said.


Utah congressman wants to cut taxpayer-funded perks for ex-presidents, including George W. Bush

Utah congressman wants to cut taxpayer-funded perks for ex-presidents, including George W. Bush.


Study looks at economic mobility state by state

Economic Mobility

The ability of individuals to achieve the American dream depends on where they live, according to the first state-by-state look at the opportunity to move up the economic ladder. People who live in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Utah are more likely to improve their economic standing after their prime working years than the typical American, a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts finds.


Gingrich's check bounces for Utah ballot

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Newt Gingrich's $500 check to get on the Utah ballot bounced and he has until April 20 to pay the filing fee.


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