A Louisiana man drowned after proposing to his girlfriend underwater

A Louisiana man drowned Thursday during an underwater proposal to his girlfriend. Steven Weber and Kenesha Antoine were reportedly on a vacation in Tanzania, staying in a bedroom submerged in the ocean when he swam down from the surface and pressed a note against the glass windows. The note asked Antoine to marry him, but she said he never surfaced to hear her answer. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. A Louisiana man drowned Thursday while he staged an elaborate underwater proposal to his girlfriend, she said in a heart-wrenching Facebook post. Steven Weber and Kenesha Antoine were reportedly on a vacation in Tanzania, staying in a bedroom submerged in… Read More

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A year later, Washington is still way better than BYU, but the Cougars have improved, at least on offense

Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson (1) throws against the Washington Huskies in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Huskies have downed BYU by a combined 54 points in the two-game series, while slicing through the Cougars’ injury-riddled defense with surprising ease both times. PROVO — This just in: Washington is still a much better football team than BYU. That’s not exactly a news flash, but some among BYU’s worldwide fanbase were thinking, perhaps buoyed by the euphoria of back-to-back overtime wins over Tennessee and then-No. 24 USC, that coach Kalani Sitake’s crew had finally turned the corner in staring down Power Five opponents… Read More

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Senior citizens raising money for charity with bake sales

Seniors at the Chancellor Gardens assisted living get together and bake cookies on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The goods are sold and the money is used to give back to the community. | Ben Dorger, Standard-Examiner CLEARFIELD — Residents at a Utah senior citizens’ community have raised more than $22,000 for charity through bake sales. The Standard Examiner reports that a group gathers nearly every week to bake together at Chancellor Gardens in Clearfield, and for six years they’ve sold the sweet treats at community bake sales. Cookies sell for three for $1 at bake sales held three to four times a year. They made enough to donate about $1,100… Read More

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National Guard schedules 3 artillery live-fire exercises at Camp Williams

The Utah National Guards’s 640th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, will conduct three artillery live-fire exercises on Sept. 23-25, Oct. 22-24, and Nov. 20-22, 2019. | Deseret News archives CAMP WILLIAMS — The Utah National Guards’s 640th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, is scheduled to conduct three artillery live-fire exercises. The exercises will occur Sept. 23-25, Oct. 22-24, and Nov. 20-22. Artillery fire will occur sporadically throughout the day, beginning at approximately 7 a.m. and ending approximately 9 p.m. The exercises are not open to the media or the public. …read more Source:: Deseret News – Utah News       

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Elizabeth Warren has taken the lead and surpassed Joe Biden in a new Iowa poll

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has surged ahead of the pack in a new Iowa poll, even surpassing former Vice President Joe Biden. The new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers shows Warren with 22% of the caucusgoers’ support, whereas Biden has just 20%. Warren is also gaining ground — her numbers have surged ahead by seven percentage points since June, while Biden’s have dipped by three. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has been gaining ground in the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination and has even surpassed former Vice President Joe Biden, a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of likely… Read More

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No. 22 Washington steamrolls mistake-prone BYU, 45-19

Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson (1) kneels on thanks field after being sacked by the Washington Huskies in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Brigham Young Cougars tight end Matt Bushman (89) checks on him. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News While quarterback Jacob Eason shredded the Cougars defense with precision and efficiency, BYU made a slew of miscues as Washington walked away with a dominating 45-19 victory. PROVO — For two weeks in a row, BYU lived on the edge with back-to-back overtime victories against Tennessee and USC. Then on Saturday afternoon at LaVell Edwards Stadium, the Cougars ran into a purple-and-gold buzz saw. No. 22 Washington ensured… Read More

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WSU helps sponsor free community lightbulb exchange

Northern Utahns can exchange old lightbulbs for free, energy-efficient LED bulbs, thanks to a program sponsored by Weber State University’s Energy and Sustainability Office, Sustainability Practices and Research Center, and their community partners. | Philips, Associated Press OGDEN — Residents of northern Utah can exchange old lightbulbs for free, energy-efficient LED bulbs thanks to a program sponsored by Weber State University’s Energy and Sustainability Office, Sustainability Practices and Research Center, and their community partners. The lightbulb exchange, called Empower Northern Utah, runs through Nov. 16. Participants can exchange lightbulbs at the WSU Community Education Center, 2605 Monroe Blvd., on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., or at the Weber… Read More

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North America’s largest energy show is coming to Salt Lake City

An estimated 19,000 people are anticipated to be in Salt Lake City next week for what is being billed as the largest energy trade show in North America featuring four days of presentations as well as the latest technological innovations on the market. | Adobe Stock 700 exhibitors, electric vehicles, microgrid simulation on tap SALT LAKE CITY — An estimated 19,000 people are anticipated to be in Salt Lake City next week for what is being billed as the largest energy trade show in North America featuring four days of presentations as well as the latest technological innovations on the market. Solar Power International kicks off Monday and concludes Thursday… Read More

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No. 22 Washington dominates BYU for 45-19 victory

By JOHN COON Associated Press PROVO, Utah (AP) – Jacob Eason threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns and No. 22 Washington scored two touchdowns off three BYU turnovers to coast to a 45-19 victory on Saturday. Washington 45, BYU 19: Box score The Huskies (3-1) totaled 470 yards on offense, with Eason completing 24 of 28 pass attempts. Aaron Fuller, his top target, tallied 91 yards on eight catches. Fuller had one touchdown catch and returned a punt 88 yards for another score. Zach Wilson threw for 277 yards and a touchdown on 26 of 42 passing to lead BYU. It wasn’t nearly enough to help the Cougars (2-2)… Read More

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