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University police search for Brigham Young statue vandals

Jun. 22, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brigham Young University police were searching for the people who vandalized an on-campus statue of Brigham Young. Campus Police Lt. Rich Christianson said surveillance video indicated there were two suspects involved but police are still investigating, The Daily Herald reported. The...

MacCene Grimmett, 106, poses for a portrait at her home in Provo, Utah, on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Grimmett was born on Friday, June 13, 1913, and will turn 107, Saturday, June 13, 2020. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

Utah’s oldest active voter celebrates her 107th birthday

Jun. 20, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Provo resident MacCene Grimmett has cast a ballot every single election since she’s been old enough to vote — and that’s quite a few elections. MacCene, who has lived in the same dark red-bricked house in northern Provo since 1953, recently celebrated her 107th...

Teacher wants to make rare flower available for landscaping

May. 23, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brigham Young University professor Mikel Stevens will never forget the day when he stumbled across something that was unlike anything he’d ever seen throughout his passion for plants. Stevens had started studying the penstemon flowers of Utah when he made the discovery. He was...