Daily Archives: October 20, 2015

65 Utah cities canceling local elections this year, 4 in Utah County

SALT LAKE CITY  — In 65 cities across Utah, local officials have canceled municipal elections this year because there was nothing to vote for.

65 Utah cities canceling local elections this year, 4 in Utah County

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Polk issues 300 single-family home permits in September

Local governments in Polk issued 300 single-family construction permits last month, the highest total in a decade, according to a Ledger survey.

Polk issues 300 single-family home permits in September

Disaster relief organization receives $84,000 in donations

The nonprofit disaster relief organization — which has its Florida office in Lakeland — recently raised almost $84,000, thanks to a big assist from Amazon.

Disaster relief organization receives $84,000 in donations

Lexus is top brand in Consumer Reports’ reliability survey

Transmission problems tripped up Honda, Nissan, Jeep and other brands in Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey. Drivers reported rough shifting, clutch failure and even transmissions that had to be replaced twice in the first year of car ownership.

Lexus is top brand in Consumer Reports’ reliability survey

Pho Tan restaurant temporarily closes

Pho Tan restaurant, 2920 S. Combee Road, announced on its Facebook page earlier this week that it is closing and apologized to its customers for the inconvenience.

Pho Tan restaurant temporarily closes

How to spot a fake online review

The research organization Mintel found that 57 percent of surveyed consumers are suspicious of companies or products that only have positive online reviews.

How to spot a fake online review

Man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing minor no show at own sentencing

A man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and raping a teenage girl failed to appear at his sentencing Tuesday at the Fourth District Court in American Fork.

Man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing minor no show at own sentencing

Commission approves meeting for American Fork Canyon dialogue

Utah County commissioners on Tuesday approved an order calling for a special meeting to discuss American Fork Canyon’s future.

Commission approves meeting for American Fork Canyon dialogue

Amazon announces 100,000 positions

Amazon has fulfillment centers in Lakeland and Ruskin, 1760 County Line Road, and a sortation center in Davenport.

Amazon announces 100,000 positions

Man imprisoned for murder seeks new trial on grounds of unexpected trial evidence

A man sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole was in Fourth District Court on Monday petitioning a new trial.

Man imprisoned for murder seeks new trial on grounds of unexpected trial evidence