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Overdose prevention focus of gathering at Utah Capitol

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:51pm

Many of the loved ones of those who have died because of drug tragedies gathered at the Capitol Monday evening to remember them and to challenge the community and our government to do more to save lives.

2nd year of SAGE testing in Utah schools shows growth

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:45pm

Overall improvement in proficiency rates on standardized tests from 2014 was something educators expected to see, but some of the numbers are showing surprisingly rapid trends of improvement happening consistently across the state.

Plumes of chlorine gas to be released on Dugway testing grounds

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:36pm

The U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground is working with the Department of Homeland Security this week for 5- and 10-ton releases of chlorine gas — a chemical that could be deadly if inhaled in high concentrations.

Security guard fired shot during confrontation at WVC driver's license office, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:35pm

A confrontation between a security guard and another man inside a state Driver License Division office resulted in a shot from the security guard's gun being fired.

Hostage standoff ends peacefully after more than 5 hours, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:35pm

A more than five hour standoff and hostage situation in West Valley ended peacefully Monday.

Salem canal keepers working on a more permanent fix

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:04pm

Nearly a week after folks in Salem were sent scrambling after a canal break, water is back flowing in the Highline Canal once again. Now officials are looking at a plan for a more secure way to deliver the water.

Report: E-cigs overtake cigarettes in popularity among Utah teens

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:19pm

For the first time, e-cigarettes have overtaken cigarettes in popularity among Utah teens.

Meth house to masterpiece: Historic Ogden home connects generations

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:04pm

Ogden city has worked to revitalize neighborhoods by fixing up and selling foreclosed homes. One such home connected a woman to her immigrant grandparents.

Cochlear implants changing lives of 3 Utah sisters

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:17pm

For Larissa, Bethany and Katelyn Anderson, the world was a quiet place. But just over three weeks ago, the Utah sisters underwent surgery at Primary Children's Hospital to receive cochlear implants. Now they're learning to hear.

Residents of 5 Utah County cities won't have to cast 2 ballots

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:53pm

Residents in the five Utah County cities holding vote-by-mail elections this year won't have to cast two ballots to weigh in on both city and county issues.

Video: Jenny Oaks Baker's renaissance cover of 'Scarborough Fair'

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:07pm

It's time to fill your pockets with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, because Utah violinist Jenny Oaks Baker is taking us to "Scarborough Fair."

Former Provo teacher sentenced to prison for 'heinous' sexual abuse of teen

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:34pm

A favorite Provo High teacher and athletic trainer was sentenced to at least eight years and up to life in prison for what a judge called a "calculated" effort to groom and sexually abuse a teenage girl.

Bountiful man dies following motorcycle crash on I-15

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:20pm

A Bountiful man has died from injuries he sustained Monday morning when his motorcycle ran into the back of a pickup truck on I-15.

Utah abortion rate dropped again in 2014

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:32pm

A new report shows Utah's abortion rate fell to the lowest level ever recorded in 2014, continuing a trend seen in Utah and around the country for several years.

Midway man admits to stealing tourism brochures, takes plea deal

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:22pm

A Wasatch County man who was once a candidate for Congress and an aide to the former governor of Missouri has pleaded no-contest to two misdemeanors in a case filed under Utah's commercial terrorism law.

Under oath: John Huber becomes Utah's 37th U.S. Attorney

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:17pm

Colleagues and friends described new U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber as anything but complacent as he took the oath office Monday as the 37th U.S. Attorney for Utah in a ceremony at the U.S. District Courthouse.

DWR: What hunting equipment should/shouldn't be allowed in Utah?

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:41pm

The Division of Wildlife Resources released a survey and wants feedback on what hunting equipment should and shouldn't be allowed in Utah.

Herriman father, daughter upset over makeshift dressing room

Nkoyo Iyamba  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:21pm

A Herriman High School senior said she felt "exposed" after Lifetouch photo staff and volunteers at Herriman High School forced her to change in a makeshift dressing room instead of the bathroom during a photo shoot for senior pictures.

Traverse 7 mountain passes along Highline Trail

Michael Radice  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:06pm

The Highline Trail runs over 90 miles — mostly along the southern slope of the Uinta Mountain Range from Kamas all the way to Flaming Gorge — and offers a beautiful hike.

Dallas Stars player loves In N Out; wiener dog alert in El Paso

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:09am

In case you forgot, professional athletes are just like the rest of us in their love for the game, work ethic — and unbridled passion for great hamburgers. Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin proved that this week.