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Utah communities struggle with fewer volunteer firefighters

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:27am

Utahns depend on firefighters to respond in their time of need. But there's a growing struggle in some communities to find people willing to respond to the call.

Utah elections director describes John Swallow as a 'con artist' in new court documents

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:22am

The Utah elections director says John Swallow seemed like a "con artist" during a state investigation of the former attorney general's campaign finances three years ago.

Judge in polygamous child labor case orders $200k payment

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:47am

A federal judge has ordered a company with ties to a polygamous sect to pay at least $200,000 in back wages to children who were sent to work picking pecans for long hours in the cold.

Police: FBI fugitive captured in St. George after pursuit

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:24pm

Police arrested a felony fugitive after the man led the FBI on a vehicle chase Thursday afternoon that ended with a crash into a fence.

Charges: Man drove 12-year-old girl from West Valley school to Provo hotel for sex

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:11pm

A Payson man set up a meeting with a 12-year-old girl over social media, then picked her up at a West Valley school and drove her to a Provo hotel to have sex with her, charges filed Wednesday allege.

Amazon.com entitled to keep 18% of sales taxes collected in Utah

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:04pm

Amazon.com is expected to keep 18 percent of sales taxes collected in Utah under the terms of a confidential agreement with the state, KSL and the Deseret News have learned

Volunteers personalize hundreds of teddy bears going to SLC homeless children

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:01pm

They call him “Steampunk” Santa. This year, Salt Lake City resident Fred Lane is trading in the traditional Santa garb for a more industrial look.

Colorado college student fined for vandalizing Utah ruins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:43pm

A Fort Lewis College student has been fined $250 for defacing ancient Native American ruins while on a trip to Utah.

86-year-old Utahn sings Christmas song on The Killers' album

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 8:56pm

In The Killers recent album “Don’t Waste Your Wishes,” Brandon Flowers sings “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” with an unlikely featured artist — his 86-year-old fourth-grade teacher.

Festival of Trees organizers, artist want stolen sculpture returned

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:54pm

A one-of-a-kind centerpiece created to help raise money for Primary Children's Hospital was stolen from the Festival of Trees, organizers said.

Draper man accused of Ponzi scheme faces criminal charges

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:24pm

A federal grand jury has indicted a Draper man on felony fraud charges in connection with an alleged $3 million investment fraud scheme through his company Blackbird Capital Partners.

Friends trying to help injured woman whose daughter died in fire

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:04pm

A woman who was pulled out of her burning trailer home in southern Utah remained in critical condition in a Las Vegas hospital Thursday.

American Fork shooting highlights 'cracks' in system for domestic violence victims

Lindsay Whitehurst  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:31pm

The case of an American Fork woman who police say was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend shortly after getting a restraining order against him exposes gaps in the system for victims of domestic violence, advocates said Thursday.

Midvale man charged in road rage shooting

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:58pm

A Midvale man has been charged in a road rage case when an assault rifle was fired at a car with a child inside.

'Plan ahead': Downtown will be packed with people Thursday night

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:55pm

Downtown Salt Lake City will be the center of attention Thursday night thanks to a handful of major Christmas productions and events, plus a Utah Jazz home game against the Golden State Warriors, who bring with them the best record in the NBA.

West Jordan day care where toddler died under beanbag chair now on probation

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 5:22pm

A West Jordan day care is on probation following an investigation into the death of a toddler who was trapped under a beanbag chair.

Logan police looking for bad apple in rotten fruit caper

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 4:46pm

Police say they're looking for a bad apple who allegedly stole from a Logan grocery store claiming by she bought rotten fruit.

2016 guide to Utah's best holiday lights

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 3:00pm

Deck the halls with lots of lights.

Layton Cold Stone owner, others defend employee harassed online

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 2:44pm

An online review ripping a local ice cream franchise employee for her weight has its owner defending his employee and a community jumping in to support the harassed employee.

Millions in unclaimed money waiting to fill some Utah Christmas stockings

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 1:41pm

The Utah Division of Unclaimed Property has more than $375 million in funds and properties waiting to be claimed by their rightful owners or their descendants. Much of that is property reported to the state with outdated information.