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Utah County 'Iron Man' finishes 50 days of racing in 50 states

KSL.com  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:26pm

James Lawrence was getting some well-deserved rest this week after making it into the Guinness Book of World Records — again — for completing 50 Iron Man triathlons in 50 days in all 50 states.

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Biologists post 'selfies' of wild animals found in Zion

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:03pm

Zion National Park biologists use cameras to help monitor the wildlife in the park and recently posted some fun, candid photos of the curious animals.

Salt Lake protesters aim sights on Planned Parenthood

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:01pm

Protesters carrying signs against abortion gathered outside a Planned Parenthood Association of Utah office Tuesday afternoon to call on government officials to strip funding from the reproductive health organization.

Becker unveils new initiative to combat crime in Gateway area

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:33pm

People who buy drugs or sell drugs in the Depot District "will go to jail" under a new initiative announced Tuesday by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and interim Police Chief Mike Brown.

53K Utahns respond to survey about state's future

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:12pm

The wide-ranging Envision Utah survey on what Utahns want their communities to look like in 2050 shows the majority want more options, recreation expansion to the west and overcrowding held in check.

Doctor sentenced to 15 years motions for new trial

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:09pm

Johnny Brickman Wall, sentenced to 15 years to life in prison in the death of ex-wife Uta von Schwedler, wants a new trial because of what was said by some of the state's witnesses at trial.

1 killed in rollover crash near Parowan

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:05pm

One person was killed on I-15 after either driving distracted or falling asleep at the wheel Tuesday morning, police said.

Accident closes SR-193 near Clearfield Center Street

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:41pm

An accident closed state Route 193 at the Clearfield Center Street/Davis County exit Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Roger Goodell upholds Tom Brady's 4-game suspension

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:40pm

The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of "Deflategate."

LDS Church holds off on plans to demolish driving range

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:29pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints canceled a hearing over a controversial plan to demolish the Thanksgiving Point driving range.

New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:32pm

A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke out and spent three weeks on the run.

More PAC-funded billboards raised for SLC mayoral candidates

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:32pm

The same political action committee that independently funded billboards to support Jackie Biskupski's bid for mayor has now also raised billboards to support Mayor Ralph Becker's three other opponents.

Who qualifies for weight loss surgery?

DR. Anna Ibele for University Of Utah Health Care  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:25pm

Do you think that you qualify for weight loss surgery? Dr. Anna Ibele helps understand who qualifies for weight loss surgery and some important aspects to consider before choosing the surgical option.

Man allegedly attempted robbery, assaulted police officer

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:58pm

A man was arrested Monday night after he attempted to rob a Wal-Mart and assault security and police officers, officials said.

300 years after shipwreck, family finds $1 million in gold

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:31pm

The night before her treasure-hunting family discovered $1 million worth of Spanish gold off central Florida's Atlantic coast last month, Hillary Schmitt had a premonition they were going to find something big.

Teen convicted in deputy's death says judge was biased

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:11pm

In a motion for a new trial, an attorney for the 18-year-old getaway driver convicted in the shootings of two officers claims the judge who tried the case was biased.

Charges filed against inmate accused of stabbing jail officer

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:47pm

A Salt Lake County Jail inmate accused of stabbing a deputy in the neck with a pencil has been charged.

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