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22 missing, unclaimed veterans in Utah laid to rest

Wendy Leonard and Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:25pm

The Missing in America Project helped to properly inter the remains of 22 veterans of the United States military on Saturday, after many of them have sat unidentified on mortuary shelves for long periods of time.

Idaho man injured after cement truck hits car being towed

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:25pm

A 50-year-old Franklin, Idaho, man was treated at a Logan hospital Saturday after his car, which was being towed by a van, was hit broadside by a cement truck carrying a full load in Cache County.

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Tanker spills milk, starts fire in Weber Canyon rollover

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:24pm

Bystanders were quick to extinguish a small grass fire in Weber Canyon on Saturday that started when a double-tanker semitrailer carrying milk took a spill.

2 arrested in connection with shooting, chase

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 10:24pm

Police arrested a man and a juvenile Friday night after officers heard gun shots while responding to a separate incident, West Valley police reported.

Transition homes for survivors of domestic violence open in Logan

Katie Larsen  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 8:44pm

Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse celebrated the opening of seven new transition homes for domestic violence survivors at Independence Place in Logan on Monday.

Local man brings piece of Hawaii to Utah mountains

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 7:22pm

One man is trying to bring a piece of Aloha to the Wasatch Mountains.

Utah regents approve outdoor products degree program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 6:40pm

Students at Utah State University who love the great outdoors will have a unique opportunity to turn that passion into a career starting this fall.

SL County cities, school districts propose $10M in property tax hikes

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 6:28pm

Several Salt Lake County cities and school districts are proposing property tax increases, and if they're all approved, residents collectively could be asked to pay roughly $10 million more in taxes.

Parents of missing Idaho toddler believe he's still alive

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 5:49pm

It's been three weeks since DeOrr Kunz Jr. disappeared and his parents said Friday they believe he is still alive.

School technology task force employs California-based firm

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 4:48pm

The Utah Digital Learning Task Force, created by the Legislature to form a plan for bringing technology into Utah classrooms, will employ a California-based consulting firm to help develop the plan, state education leaders announced Friday.

Bomb explodes at Idaho Falls law office

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 3:14pm

Witnesses say they felt the ground shake and heard a loud explosion when a bomb went off at an Idaho Falls law office early Friday morning.

Coach gives update on 4 Aggie football players hurt in crash

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 1:35pm

Most of the talk at Mountain West media days was on the upcoming season. But on the forefront of Utah State coach Matt Wells' mind, he realized just how lucky four of his players are to be alive.

Possible resolution in 2nd trial for man convicted in fiancee's death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 12:51pm

A new trial ordered for Billy Justin Charles, once convicted of killing his fiancee on the eve of their wedding, has been canceled pending a possible resolution in the case.

Utah woman says clinical trial cured her hepatitis C

Nkoyo Iyamba  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:48am

A Utah woman says after living for years with Hepatitis C and eventually waiting on the organ transplant list for a new kidney twice, an Intermountain Medical Center clinical trial cured her of her disease. Doctors now want others to get screened.

2 SLC students who 'beat the odds' invited to White House

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 11:26am

Last week, two Salt Lake students were invited to a summit hosted by first lady Michelle Obama centered on helping first-generation college students finish a post-high school education.

Snowboarders fight to lift ban at Alta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:43am

A group of snowboarders have reasserted their claim that a ban at Utah's Alta Ski Area amounts to discrimination, with a new appeals court filing that pushes back against the notion that their lawsuit would set off a string of discrimination suits.

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.