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UVU President Matthew Holland leaving UVU to serve as LDS mission president

Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland will leave the university in June to serve as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, UVU announced Monday morning. Holland will continue to serve as UVU’s [...]

LDS missionary changes: Smartphones, mission consolidation and more

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced changes to the missionary program on Friday morning. These changes include missionaries using smartphones, new prospective missionary interview questions and consolidating missions. “We [...]

ICYMI: One third of UVU female students have experienced sexual misconduct

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are a few local stories from the weekend to help you catch up on the know. One third of UVU female students have experienced sexual misconduct Female students at Utah Valley University [...]

LDS Apostle Robert D. Hales dies at 85

Elder Robert D. Hales, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. He was 85. The LDS Church announced he died from causes incident to age, passing peacefully [...]

ICYMI: BYU giving amnesty to reporters of sexual assault; LaVell Edwards Stadium to add Wi-Fi

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the weekend’s top local news stories. Utah County demographic becoming more LDS Utah County is growing in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint population, but Salt Lake [...]

VidAngel is back, offering new subscription-based streaming service

VidAngel is back, but different. CEO Neal Harmon took to Facebook Tuesday night to update filtering fans about where they are in the legal battle and announce the new subscription-based service available immediately. VidAngel will now be [...]

ICYMI: Fire at elementary school; 15th anniversary of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapping

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the weekend’s top local news stories. Fire at Ridgeline Elementary School in Highland Early Sunday morning the Lone Peak Fire responded to a fire on the roof of Ridgeline Elementary [...]

Jason Chaffetz releases letter announcing resignation from Congress

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced his resignation on his website Thursday afternoon. Chaffetz will officially resign from Congress on June 30, 2017. “Serving you in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly nine years has been [...]

10 things to do for Young Men activities now that Scouting is over

When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America for young men ages 14–18 on May 11, 2017, a new era in the Church began. For a century, young men activities and Scouting activities have been [...]

President Monson released from hospital, will resume responsibilities

President Thomas S. Monson was released from the hospital Wednesday evening, according to LDS Church Spokesman Eric Hawkins. “President Monson was released from the hospital last evening, and plans to resume his normal schedule and duties [...]

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson hospitalized

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson has been hospitalized, according the church’s spokesman. The 89-year-old president, who has been the church’s prophet since 2008, is expected to be released from the hospital soon. Eric Hawkins, [...]

Seoul virus infection detected in Utah County

One Utah County resident has been infected by the Seoul virus infection, according to the Utah County Health Department (UCHD) and Utah Department of Health (UDOH). The Seoul virus infection is a rare type of hantavirus that is carried by rats. “Individuals [...]

Quick response of MVHS staff and police helped protect students in MVHS stabbing

OREM, UT – At 7:47 a.m. Tuesday, a 16-year-old Mountain View High School student stabbed five of his fellow students as they were preparing for their P.E. class. Just six minutes later at 7:53 p.m., Orem police had the suspect in custody. “When [...]

Orem Police unsure if five MVHS stabbing victims will survive

Five teens are hospitalized following a stabbing at Mountain View High School early Tuesday morning. Roughly before 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, the a 16-year-old male stabbed five victims, all male, in the gym area at MVHS, according to Lt. Craig [...]

2016 Utah County election results: Trump voted president, Alpine School Bond passes

Utah was a red state, then maybe a swing state, then quickly again a red state. Not long after polls closed in the state on Tuesday night, Donald Trump was declared the winner of the state’s six electoral votes. Though the presidential [...]

BYU separating Title IX and Honor Code offices, adding amnesty clause from Advisory Council recommendations

Brigham Young University is adopting an amnesty clause to protect sexual assault victims, the school announced Wednesday morning. “Our top priority has always been the safety and well-being of our students,” BYU President Kevin [...]

Utah Lake closed from dangerous algal bloom

The Utah Department of Health and Utah County Health Department closed Utah Lake entirely on Friday morning after testing the lake and discovering a harmful algal bloom. Lab results from a test by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality [...]

Little Texas replacing Craig Morgan for SCERA concert

If you go… When: Monday, July 18 at 8 p.m. Where: SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre Cost: $25–$40 for adults; $20–$35 for children/seniors Site: scera.org Country group Little Texas will perform in place of country singer Craig Morgan [...]

Blue Haven Foundation to offer support for widows of Dallas shooting

When news of the Dallas sniper attack that left five police officers dead reached Utah County, a few women here knew all too well what the families of the fallen officers were feeling. Nannette Wride, widow of Sgt. Cory Wride of the [...]

6 highlights from Rosemary Wixom’s service as Primary general president

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, who served as Primary general president from April 2010 until her release on April 2, 2016, served during a period of great excitement and progress for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During her time [...]