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Floating lantern festival to benefit refugees

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 8:09pm

Floating lanterns will fill the Sugarhouse Park pond Tuesday as locals release them along with their commitments to action in an effort to help refugees.


Suspect in Planned Parenthood attack makes 1st appearance

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 8:00pm

The man accused in the shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday and learned that he will face first-degree murder charges in the deaths of three people killed in the standoff with police.

Funeral services announced for former Utah Gov. Olene Walker

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 7:48pm

Funeral services for former Utah Gov. Olene Walker will be held Friday at noon at the Canyon Rim Stake Center.

Science behind bars is improving lives, reducing crime

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 7:24pm

A program to bring science behind bars is flourishing at the Salt Lake County Jail. Inmates are learning lessons that will improve their lives and reduce crime.

Ogden mother charged after taking daughter egging around town

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 7:02pm

An Ogden mother has been charged on accusations she drove around town with her daughter and other children throwing eggs at homes and cars.

Police renew plea in unsolved murder of bookstore owner

Pat Reavy and Sandra Yi  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 7:02pm

Monday marked five years since 64-year-old Sherry Black as found stabbed to death inside her bookstore, B&W Billiards and Books.

BYU breaks ground on Marriott Center Annex practice facility

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:37pm

All BYU coach Dave Rose wanted was a spare court. What he got was a two-story, 38,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art basketball practice facility that is slated to be completed by early October 2016.

Utah trooper shot 4 times returning to work with promotion

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:29pm

A UHP trooper shot four times during a traditionally uneventful overtime shift has returned to duty after three months. Paul Kotter says his bullet-proof vest saved his life.

Eagle Mountain water main break spurs road closure

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:27pm

Roads closed Monday morning after a water main break occurred in the area of Pony Express Parkway and Smith Ranch Road, officials said.

Doctor won't get parole hearing until 2043 for ex-wife's death

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:58pm

Johnny Brickman Wall, sentenced earlier this year to 15 years to life in prison for the death of his ex-wife Uta von Schwedler, won't get a chance at parole for at least 28 years.

Man to serve 9th and final year in fiancée's 1996 slaying

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:34pm

As she watched the man who killed her daughter sentenced to serve a year in jail, the mother of Jamie Weiss said she believes the man's second chance came from the young woman who loved him against her better judgment.

1 person dies in 3-car accident

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:32pm

One person was killed in a three-car accident Monday in Magna.

Evidence hearing in Shurtleff criminal case postponed until February

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:24pm

Arguments over evidence state prosecutors believe the Department of Justice is holding back in the criminal case against ex-Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff won't be heard until February.

Zion, Bryce Canyon national parks set attendance records

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:17pm

Southern Utah's Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks have attracted a record number of visitors in 2015, besting the records they set just last year.

Utah FedEx driver seriously injured in Mississippi crash

Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 4:46pm

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says an Alabama man died when his car flipped in George County, and a FedEx driver from Utah was seriously injured when his truck overturned on Interstate 10 in Hancock County.

Jury selection begins for officer charged in Gray's death

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 4:21pm

Jury selection for the first police officer to go to trial in Freddie Gray' s death began Monday with a judge questioning potential jurors about their knowledge of the explosive case, which led to widespread protests and rioting and added fuel to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Have You Seen This? Door sensor turns your life into a 'Seinfeld' episode

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 2:31pm

It's only fitting that arguably the greatest sitcom in American television history has the most iconic theme music. The bass riff from "Seinfeld" is instantly recognizable.

9 weird and bizarre places in Utah you didn't know existed  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 2:03pm

Explore the stranger side of the Beehive State.

New market makes art approachable in time for holidays

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 2:02pm

A pair of entrepreneurial siblings have created a market with the goal of helping artists turn their passions into careers while making art accessible to Utahns.

Netflix adding 68 titles and dropping 53 in December

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 1:35pm

Netflix streaming is adding more titles than they're dropping in December, but the quality of the additions may not equal the quality of the losses.

Obama: Climate summit a 'rejection' of terror

Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 1:15pm

Combating climate change will prove to be a rebuttal of terrorist efforts, President Barack Obama declared at the opening of a major climate summit in Paris.


Deseret News opinion: Mounting evidence suggests pornography is a health risk

Deseret News  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 12:34pm

While many dismiss it as a relatively harmless consequence of free expression, there is mounting evidence that pornography ought to be classified as a threat to public health.

17 'Star Wars' locations that actually exist

CNN Wire  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 12:19pm

Plenty of people dream of traveling to other planets.


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