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Photos: 150 years of Utah Independence Day celebrations

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:31pm

Patriotic celebrations of U.S. freedom have been around Utah since even before it became a state. While much has changed over the decades, the love for the stars and stripes have not.

Couple charged in 'chronic neglect' death of 96-year-old mother

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 6:31pm

A Salt Lake motel owner and his wife have been charged with manslaughter in the death of the motel owner's mother, who police say died under deplorable conditions.

Freeway cattle drive concludes without a state showdown

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:31pm

A Morgan County family that has been trailing their cattle up I-84 for years was in an Old West showdown with the Utah Department of Transportation Thursday over accessing the interstate. A concrete barrier blocked them. No one knew how it would end.

'Vampire trucker' admits to holding women for sexual activity

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:30pm

Just days before he was to go on trial, a long-haul trucker who authorities say is obsessed with vampires admitted in federal court Thursday to holding women as sex slaves.

Woman dead, child critically injured in wrong-way accident on I-15

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:20pm

A 26-year-old West Jordan woman died and one child is in critical condition following two-vehicle crash involving a wrong-way driver on I-15 Thursday afternoon, police said.

Police ID 3 Las Vegas residents killed in I-70 crash

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 4:11pm

Three people killed on I-70 Wednesday while traveling to a family reunion have been identified.

Tim DeChristopher arrested in Boston protest

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:35pm

Tim DeChristopher, the environmental activist who was sent to prison for disrupting a BLM land sale in Utah, was arrested in Boston Wednesday during a protest against a new natural gas pipeline.

Video: Dick Van Dyke surprises Uintah High students with announcement

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:02pm

The fine four-fendered friend that enchanted the lives of Jemima and Jeremy Potts will grace a Utah high school’s stage in March of 2017 as announced by none other than the charming Dick Van Dyke on Facebook.

2 killed in Roy crash; police arrest teen for investigation of murder

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:32pm

A 16-year-old girl was arrested Thursday for investigation of two counts of murder after police say her SUV slammed into the back of another vehicle, killing the two people inside.

Frustrated with heating bills, Utahn builds straw bale house

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:30pm

When Matt Johnson received a heating bill for $500 one month, he thought it was ridiculous. Now, he is close to finishing his family's dream energy-efficient house.

Video: Utah Olympic Park to host 2nd summer of ‘world’s steepest slip ‘n slide’

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 11:33am

Have you ever wanted to slip ‘n slide down an Olympic ski jump and land in a pool? Well, now for the second year, the Utah Olympic Park is making it possible.

5 new places to eat in Salt Lake City

Emi Rigby, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 10:46am

Craving a new place to eat in Salt Lake City? Look no further than this list of restaurants that have recently made a splash on the food scene.

How the U. helps athletes, coaches balance football, family and faith

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 9:32am

It’s 3 a.m. following a taxing football game. The brain is wired and sleep is fleeting. But in a few hours, church services begin and your toddler does not care what time you went to bed or how exhausted you or your body might feel.

Utah Sen. Lee defends not endorsing Trump so far

David Wright, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 8:39am

Sen. Mike Lee on Wednesday cited Donald Trump's use of a baseless tabloid report that Ted Cruz's father helped conspire to kill President John F. Kennedy as a reason he has yet to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee in a heated exchange.

Layton driver gets probation after teen struck, killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:27am

The second of two drivers charged in a case involving a teenage girl who was struck and killed in a Layton crosswalk has been sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Gov. Gary Herbert says convention loss motivated voters in primary election

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:59pm

Gov. Gary Herbert said finishing behind Jonathan Johnson at the GOP state convention in April ended up helping him win big against the chairman in Tuesday's primary election.

Police seek 2 men who brandished guns, threatened store employee

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:28pm

Police asked for help Wednesday to identify two men who brandished guns while threatening a store employee in South Salt Lake.

Air pollution due to fireworks a serious issue in Utah

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:28pm

Starting Friday, Utahns can start lighting fireworks. It's a great time of year, but comes with a cost — especially with the air that we breathe.

3 people heading to family reunion killed in single-car crash on I-70

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:17pm

Three people traveling to a family reunion in Colorado are dead after a single-car crash on a remote section of I-70 Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Old West showdown? Freeway cattle drive pits Utah ranchers against state

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:59pm

A frustrated ranching family intends to trail their cattle Thursday on I-84 in Morgan County despite the state's request they stop. In a classic Old West showdown, the Pentz family said Utah is breaking the law by not building an alternative trail.