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From tragedy to lives touched, Chris Williams reflects on his journey

Trent Toone, Deseret News  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 11:20am

Although he misses his loved ones dearly, countless lives have been blessed as a result of Chris Williams' decision to forgive someone who wronged him.

Football kids can't help but dance to their favorite song

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 11:15am

When Silento's "Watch Me" came on over the PA, these kids playing football couldn't help but dance along to their favorite song.

Mom paints family cars in effort to find daughter a kidney

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 11:01am

The mother of a woman in need of a kidney transplant took her plea on the road, and the response has been nothing short of inspiring.

Utah has become state's dominant football program

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:20am

During the 1970s and '80s the University of Utah fielded a football program that was nothing short of abysmal. But that was then. Utah is rolling now, ranked No. 5 in the country and having forged the right to be known as the state's best program.

It's time to get your flu shot

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:12am

Now is the time to get your flu shot — and this vaccine is expected to be more effective than last season's.

6 things you need to do before you leave on an LDS mission

Jean Brown Research  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:11am

The time has finally come — your mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is just a few months away. You might feel overwhelmed with your mother's long to-do list, so we've provided a simplified version just for you.

Mother-son bond over guns links Ore., Conn. slayings

Gosia Wozniacka and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:46am

The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.

Orphaned baby possum warms hearts, snuggles toy kangaroo

Kerry Chan-Laddaran, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:31am

A baby brushtail possum found abandoned and dehydrated in a suburban neighborhood of Mosman, Australia is making a healthy recovery thanks to a veterinary nurse from Taronga Wildlife Hospital.

Lost horror novel back in print: a must-read for October

Teri Harman, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:07am

Stories get lost, forgotten, only to be found buried in the dusty shelves of used bookstores. But some books are too good not to resurrect. "The Elementals" by horror author Michael McDowell is back in print and the perfect October read.

Utah working through backlog of untested rape kits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:01am

Utah authorities are working their way through a backlog of untested rape kits, one year after police began submitting the evidence to crime labs amid public scrutiny.

El Faro disappearance: Who are the missing crew members?

Holly Yan and Dana Ford, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:47am

One is about to become a new father and was supposed to soon learn the gender of his expected twins.

Alleged drug dealer accused of sex with minor

Chris Larson  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:14am

A West Valley City man was charged Tuesday with having unlawful sex with a 15-year-old girl to whom he allegedly sold drugs.

Healthcare providers voice opposition to tax during Medicaid expansion hearing

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 7:46am

A parade of health care providers opposed to a proposed new tax to pay for Medicaid expansion dominated the only public hearing scheduled on the plan from Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders.

Pediatricians to tweak 'outdated' screen time recommendations for kids

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 7:05am

There are plenty of I-know-this-is-probably-not-a-good-idea moments as a parent — those times when you let your child do something or eat something or play something that you think might not be the healthiest way to go.

The Triple Team: Three thoughts on Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers preseason game 2

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:31am

Three thoughts on the Jazz's wild 117-114 win, including highlights and analysis on Utah's top performers.

Orem man gets all 4 judges on 'The Voice' to turn chairs

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 11:00pm

Utah's own Dustin Christensen wowed the judges on "The Voice" during his audition on the popular reality TV show that aired Monday.

Bountiful dog found beaten, possibly poisoned

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 11:00pm

A Bountiful and man found his dog beaten and struggling to walk in backyard of his home. The dog's injuries were so severe he had to be put down. Now, the owner is asking for help in finding who is responsible.

Convicted Davis County burglar arrested in yet another burglary

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 10:36pm

A man with an extensive history of burglary-related arrests and convictions was arrested yet again over the weekend in Syracuse.

Ex-bus driver sentenced for sexually abusing 2 young girls with special needs

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 10:36pm

A Draper bus driver convicted of sexually abusing two special-needs girls under his care was sentenced Tuesday to 19 terms of 15 years to life in prison during an emotional hearing.

Police: Man arrested for kidnapping, sexually abusing woman with disabilities

Chris Larson  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:41pm

Police arrested a Hurricane man Tuesday in the kidnapping and sexual abuse of a developmentally disabled woman.

Pet stores restricted to sale of shelter animals only, new SL County ordinance mandates

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:18pm

With an aim to discourage puppy mills, Salt Lake County on Tuesday became the first Utah municipality to pass an ordinance outlawing pet stores from selling dogs, cats or rabbits unless they come from animal shelters.


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