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Parents of missing Idaho toddler believe he's still alive

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:49pm

It's been three weeks since DeOrr Kunz Jr. disappeared and his parents said Friday they believe he is still alive.

22 missing, unclaimed veterans in Utah laid to rest

Wendy Leonard and Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:26pm

The Missing in America Project helped to properly inter the remains of 22 veterans of the United States military on Saturday, after many of them have sat unidentified on mortuary shelves for long periods of time.

2 arrested in connection with shooting, chase

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:23pm

Police arrested a man and a juvenile Friday night after officers heard gun shots while responding to a separate incident, West Valley police reported.

Reports conflict on whether Cecil the lion's brother, Jericho, also killed

Michael Martinez and Deborah Bloom CNN  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:17pm

Conflicting reports emerged on whether Jericho, the brother of slain Cecil the lion, was also killed Saturday in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe.

School technology task force employs California-based firm

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 4:48pm

The Utah Digital Learning Task Force, created by the Legislature to form a plan for bringing technology into Utah classrooms, will employ a California-based consulting firm to help develop the plan, state education leaders announced Friday.

Utah Regents approve outdoor products degree program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 4:04pm

Students at Utah State University who love the great outdoors will be the first in the country to major in it.

Coach gives update on 4 Aggie football players hurt in crash

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:35pm

Most of the talk at Mountain West media days was on the upcoming season. But on the forefront of Utah State coach Matt Wells' mind, he realized just how lucky four of his players are to be alive.

Possible resolution in 2nd trial for man convicted in fiancee's death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:51pm

A new trial ordered for Billy Justin Charles, once convicted of killing his fiancee on the eve of their wedding, has been canceled pending a possible resolution in the case.

Judge issues restraining order against anti-abortion group

Eugene Scott CNN  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:17pm

A federal judge in California issued a temporary restraining order Friday against the group that has released several undercover videos of Planned Parenthood leaders after it attempted to release secretly-recorded footage of a different abortion group.

Utah woman says clinical trial cured her hepatitis C

Nkoyo Iyamba  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:48am

A Utah woman says after living for years with Hepatitis C and eventually waiting on the organ transplant list for a new kidney twice, an Intermountain Medical Center clinical trial cured her of her disease. Doctors now want others to get screened.

2 SLC students who 'beat the odds' invited to White House

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:26am

Last week, two Salt Lake students were invited to a summit hosted by first lady Michelle Obama centered on helping first-generation college students finish a post-high school education.

19 little-known facts about the Mission: Impossible series

Jeff Peterson, Deseret News  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:14am

Here are some little-known facts about the series, its history and some of the behind-the-scenes stuff that has gone into making Mission: Impossible as successful as it is.

Roddy Piper, pro wrestling 'bad guy,' dies at 61

Steve Almasy CNN  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:25am

He once cracked another wrestler over the head with a coconut. He kicked singer Cyndi Lauper in the head. He mesmerized fans as he fired frenzied insults and threats at opponents.

Snowboarders fight to lift ban at Alta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:43am

A group of snowboarders have reasserted their claim that a ban at Utah's Alta Ski Area amounts to discrimination, with a new appeals court filing that pushes back against the notion that their lawsuit would set off a string of discrimination suits.

U study: Overprescribing antibiotics leading to rise in 'superbug'

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:12am

Health care providers tend to over-prescribe antibiotics to their patients, according to a new study from the University of Utah, with wide variation between individual providers.

Chemical burn hospitalizes Kennecott contractor

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 8:56am

A contractor working at the Kennecott Utah Copper mine was hospitalized after suffering a chemical burn on his upper body Friday.

Community celebrates Pacific Islander heritage in August

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 8:23am

August is Pacific Island Heritage Month, and it's filled with free events to help the community learn about the culture.

Herriman man: Brain tumor felt like 'brain freeze'

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:34pm

A Utah father and athlete in the prime of his life had a brush with death because of a dangerous brain tumor that he says was first misdiagnosed. His wife insisted he get a CT scan and he was later rushed to surgery.

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