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Conviction upheld in cold case solved by bloody dollar bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:01pm

The Utah Supreme Court is upholding a murder conviction in the death of a gas-station clerk that was solved using DNA in blood on a dollar bill.


Police identify 18-year-old killed in Butterfield Canyon crash

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:46pm

An 18-year-old woman from Layton was killed and two teenagers injured Thursday when their car went off a steep canyon road.


Missing man found safe in SLC

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:44pm

Police asked for help Thursday to locate a missing 64-year-old man who requires insulin four times a day. He was found safe Thursday afternoon.

Former Utah governor's Civil War sword up for auction

Carlos Baquerizo  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:08pm

The rare Civil War sword belonging to Utah’s twelfth governor is going up for auction Thursday.

4 shady spots to rock climb in Utah this summer

Jon Vickers, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:29am

Here are some of the best northern Utah rock climbing spots to help beat the heat.

Man who murdered girlfriend when 14 will serve at least 18 years in prison

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:07am

A man who was 14 when he murdered his 15-year-old girlfriend and dumped her body in the Jordan River won't get his first chance at parole until he's 37.

Algal bloom appears to be waning

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:02am

Harmful blue green algae at Utah Lake, the Jordan River and an associated network of more than a half dozen canals appears to be abating, but health and water quality officials remain on alert due to conditions that could cause it to reappear.

San Juan County residents say 'doodah' to national monument

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:45am

Hundreds of San Juan County residents loudly shouted "doodah" to a proposed Bears Ears National Monument during a raucous hearing Wednesday on the heated controversy that has reached fever pitch.

'Space junk' spotted in Utah's night sky

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:34pm

Numerous Utahns reported seeing lights streak across the state's night sky Wednesday.

West Jordan councilman admits to leaving crash after drinking at bar

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:30pm

A West Jordan city councilman was only given a ticket on Tuesday night even though police admit they should have arrested him on a more serious charge.

Police identify girl killed by lightning strike

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:49pm

Police have identified the teenage girl who was killed by a lightning strike at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Widow of fallen officer receives welcome present with yard makeover

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:45pm

On Wednesday, friends and family helped Nannette Wride receive a very welcome present with a yard makeover. Nannette is the widow of Utah County Sgt. Cory Wride, who was shot and killed in the line of duty two and a half years ago.

Judge grants state's motion to dismiss corruption charges against Mark Shurtleff

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:27pm

A judge Wednesday granted a motion by prosecutors to dismiss corruption charges filed against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.

Land speed racer Sam Wheeler dies at Utah's Salt Flats

Brady McCombs - Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:36pm

Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, is dead after the high-performance bike he was testing at Utah's famed Bonneville Salt Flats fish-tailed, went airborne and crashed at 200 mph. He was 72.

2 Utah schools under federal investigation for sexual assault

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:13pm

Two schools in Utah — the University of Utah and Westminster College — are under investigation by the federal government for their handling of sexual assault cases.

New UHP superintendent ready to help take on law enforcement's new challenges

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:55pm

For the first time, the Utah Highway Patrol held a formal ceremony today to transfer authority of the state police force from the outgoing superintendent to the new one.

Former Riverton High football coach finds hope in ALS breakthrough

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:03pm

It has been 10 years since Rick Bojak coached a football game at Riverton High — but in his 28 years as a head football coach he learned a lot about being the underdog — which is why he isn't giving up in his fight against ALS.

Rally planned for Utah man jailed in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:00pm

The mother of an American jailed in Venezuela is planning a rally to support him.

Utah teen's cooking talent wins him $10K on 'Chopped Junior'

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:42pm

A local teen’s knack for cooking earned him $10,000 when he won the season 3 premiere of “Chopped Junior” on Food Network.

Attorneys for teen accused of killing 2 with car want case kept in juvenile court

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:21pm

Attorneys for a 16-year-old Layton girl charged as an adult for deliberately crashing into another car, killing two people, filed a motion Wednesday asking to keep the girl's case in juvenile court.