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Latter-day Saints fraud lawsuit moved to settlement hearing

Feb. 24, 2020 2:48 PM EST

Allegations of fraud against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been referred to a settlement conference by a Utah court. McKenna Denson's fraud allegations against Provo Missionary Training Center President Joseph L. Bishop and the church were dismissed more than a year ago because the statute...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 photo, Olive O'Mara, a veteran who served as an engineer on a naval ship as part of the U.S. Navy's WAVES program during World War II, poses for a portrait at River Meadows Senior Living in Alpine, Utah. O'Mara was born on Saturday, Feb. 21, 1920. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

Utah WWII veteran turns 100 with memories of her war service

Feb. 24, 2020 11:34 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A veteran turning 100 in Utah has recalled her service in World War II working as an engineer and in confidential communications, which gave her access to one of the war's final secrets. Olive O’Mara was 21 years old when Japanese planes attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl...

Gonzaga guard Admon Gilder (1) shoots as BYU guard Alex Barcello (4) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

No. 23 BYU upsets No. 2 Gonzaga 91-78

Feb. 23, 2020 2:11 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU took the fight to Gonzaga and sent a message to everyone else about how dangerous it could be when March rolls around. The No. 23 Cougars imposed their will on offense and defense for the better part of 40 minutes for a 91-78 victory over second-ranked Gonzaga on Saturday night. They...

Nature reserve and park envisioned for shores of Utah Lake

Feb. 22, 2020 6:59 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A proposed public park and nature reserve on the shores of Utah Lake would provide restoration habitat for ospreys, bald eagles and waterfowl as well as walking trails, fishing spots and bird watching towers. The 1,000-acre park would be nestled between Provo, Orem and Vineyard on land...

Cell phone calls to 911 systems not working in parts of Utah

Feb. 22, 2020 6:27 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Emergency authorities in Utah say cell phone calls to 911 were connecting only intermittently on Saturday. Authorities urged people with emergencies to send texts or call alternate numbers. The problems were reported for multiple cell phone carriers in Salt Lake City, Provo,...

No. 23 BYU edges Santa Clara 85-75

Feb. 21, 2020 1:05 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — It turns out blistering 3-point shooting is not the only tool in BYU's arsenal. When the shots did not fall from the perimeter on Thursday night, the No. 23 Cougars settled into attacking the basket and it helped them eventually pull away from Santa Clara for an 85-75 victory. T.J Haws...

FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo, Sidney Draughon holds a sign as she takes part in a protest in Provo, Utah, against how the Brigham Young University Honor Code Office investigates and disciplines students. Brigham Young University in Utah has revised its strict code of conduct to strip a rule that banned any behavior that reflected

Mormon-owned BYU eases rules on 'homosexual behavior'

Feb. 19, 2020 8:08 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University in Utah has revised its strict code of conduct to strip a rule that banned any behavior that reflected “homosexual feelings," which LGBTQ students and their allies felt created an unfair double standard not imposed on heterosexual couples. The...

Provo City Council approves land use for ancillary breweries

Feb. 19, 2020 11:05 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Ancillary breweries will be allowed in restaurants in two downtown zones and in regional shopping center areas after Provo city officials approved amending the land use code. Provo City Council voted 4-3 on the amendment after hearing public comments, the Daily Herald reported Tuesday....

Utah County to use voting app despite security concerns

Feb. 18, 2020 3:50 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah County expects to use a mobile voting application in elections this year despite concerns raised by cybersecurity researchers, county clerk officials said. Voatz utilizes blockchain and facial recognition technology to enable certain residents to vote without having to submit a...

Provo officials decide whether to allow brewpubs in downtown

Feb. 16, 2020 11:49 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — As the executive director of a nonprofit that specializes in promoting tourism in Provo, Quinn Peterson has a front-row seat to the city’s growth: Coffee shops, restaurants, apartment buildings and a shiny new convention center have transformed the downtown over the past decade....