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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.

RSL Women rekindle rivalry in league title match

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 8:23am

Sara Cowley and the RSL Women will play the San Francisco Nighthawks in the championship match of the WPSL Elite at 3 p.m. MT Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium, the first of three-straight matches by the RSL organization this weekend.

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.

Man critically injured in auto-pedestrian crash in South Salt Lake

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:27pm

Police were investigating the scene of an auto-pedestrian crash Friday night that left a man in extremely critical condition.

911 call documents tense moments for woman stuck under house

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:20pm

Dramatic 911 audio documents several tense minutes for a St. George woman, who called for help after getting stuck underneath her house.

Utah woman found dead in duffel bag in Seattle

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:19pm

A Utah woman visiting Washington was found dead inside a duffel bag outside an apartment near Seattle Monday morning, police said.

3 teens arrested, rancher cleared after Logan Canyon confrontation

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:19pm

Three teens have been arrested in conjunction with an alleged shooting incident that occurred in Logan canyon early Friday morning, police said.

42 'documented gang members' go on hunger strike at prison

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:18pm

Forty-two inmates at Utah State Prison went on a hunger strike Friday morning and said they won't eat until their demands are met.

Man who illegally owned 13 firearms told officers he wanted a gunfight

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:22pm

A man who illegally owned 13 firearms told police after his arrest that he wanted to either go to jail or die in a shootout with officers, according to charges filed Friday in 2nd District Court.

Special Olympics: Largest service project in LDS Church's history

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:47pm

Over 10,000 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are participating in the biggest service project in the Church's history: helping out at this year's Special Olympics. They join people of many faiths and community organizations to welcome and provide for the athletes in the largest sporting event in the world this year.

Vivint, SolarCity to create 7,000 full-time jobs over 10 years

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:17pm

The Governor's Office of Economic Development board approved tax incentives for energy firms SolarCity and Vivint Solar projected to result in the creation of nearly 7,000 new full-time positions in Salt Lake and Utah counties.

Bhutanese community to hold first traditional event in Utah

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:03pm

In an effort to pass their values and traditions on to a younger generation, the local Bhutanese community will host a week-long religious event beginning this weekend.

Mayor Becker's spokesman placed on administrative leave after online comments

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:02pm

The spokesman for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday while city officials investigate online comments he allegedly posted criticizing the mayor's campaign opponents.

Utah Rocket Club to launch hundreds of rockets for 20th year

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:29pm

Hundreds of rockets will launch Saturday at the Utah Rocket Club's 20th annual Hellfire Rocket Launch.

SUU hopes for help to house large freshman class

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:25pm

With less than a month until the semester begins at Southern Utah University, officials are scrambling to house the school's largest freshman class to date.

Trial dates set in killing of teen girl; defense attorney awaits new information

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:25pm

Trial dates have been blocked out for of an 18-year-old accused of killing his girlfriend when he was 14, even as his attorney says he is awaiting new information that could shape their case.

Shooting at convenience store not random, police say

Linda Williams and Brittany Copeland  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:29pm

South Salt Lake police were searching for four men after shots apparently were fired at a Maverik convenience store. Police found bullet casings and blood, but no victim.

Utah contractor fined for employing children under 14

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:28pm

Federal regulators have fined an electrical contractor for illegally employing children in Hildale, Washington County, home to a polygamous sect.