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6 freebies for mom on Mother's Day weekend

Carter Williams  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:29pm

Mother’s Day is coming, and with that the perfect opportunity to pamper mom with free stuff.

Former Sen. Bob Bennett's funeral set for May 14 in Salt Lake City

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:08pm

Gov. Gary Herbert authorized lowering flags in the state to half-staff until former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett's Utah funeral on Saturday, May 14.

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EPA offers $600K for monitoring after mine waste spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:05pm

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will provide $600,000 for three states and two Indian tribes to monitor river conditions in the aftermath of a massive spill from a Colorado mine.

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Magnitude 3.8 quake extends swarm near Utah-Arizona border

Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:01pm

A swarm of dozens of mostly small earthquakes in a sparsely populated area of northwestern Arizona has continued with the strongest quake recorded so far.

Syracuse police investigate 2 attempted abduction reports near elementary school

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:59pm

Syracuse police conducted extra patrols around the area of Bluff Ridge Elementary School Thursday following two recent reports of possible abduction attempts.

Crews called to large fire at apartment complex in Millcreek

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:57pm

About 50 people were displaced Thursday because of a large fire that ignited at an apartment complex.

Herbert's 'big change' over Common Core puzzling

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:20pm

Puzzling educators is what seems to be new opposition to the Common Core State Standards and SAGE testing from Gov. Gary Herbert after he historically upheld them and commissioned studies that found the standards to be favorable.

With Trump on top, Romney will not attend Republican convention

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:38pm

Mitt Romney isn't going to the Republican National Convention that will officially nominate Donald Trump as the party's presidential candidate, an aide confirmed Thursday.

Springville coach charged with sexually abusing teen player

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:36pm

A Springville businessman and baseball coach has been charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy who worked for him and played on his team.

Police looking for gunman in Tooele parking lot confrontation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:10pm

Police were looking Thursday for a man accused of firing a shot at another man outside a convenience store in Tooele.

Youth counselor charged with child porn, marijuana possession

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  May 5th - 12:39pm

A youth counselor in Ogden was charged Wednesday with possessing child pornography and growing marijuana.

Ivins man uses engineering degree to build awesome custom rides

Brian Champagne, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 5th - 11:21am

An Ivins man is using his engineering degree to build some radical rides.

Utah receives $285K for service projects on public lands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:30am

Utah will receive nearly $285,000 from a federal grant program for six service projects on public lands involving children and veterans.

Video: Thieves take off with teen's lawn care equipment

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:00am

A Bountiful teenager says his lawn care equipment was stolen in broad daylight, and a neighbor's surveillance camera caught the whole thing.

Man with paralysis travels to Utah to rappel more than 150 feet

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:01am

About 14 years after suffering his first of two neck breaks, Nathan Ogden rappelled down a more than 150-foot drop as a quadriplegic.

CDC: 1 in 3 antibiotic prescriptions unnecessary

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:41am

Nearly one-third of antibiotics prescribed in the U.S. — about 47 million prescriptions each year — are inappropriate and unnecessary, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Wednesday.

Unwanted pets find new homes in 'dog-friendly' Utah

Abby Hobbs  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:02am

On Wednesday, 95 dogs and cats boarded a Cessna Grand Caravan and began their rescue journey from Roswell, New Mexico, to Colorado and then to Utah. Dog Is My CoPilot transported the unwanted animals from shelters in Texas and New Mexico.

Salt Lake City police launch use-of-force data website

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:45am

Amid a growing national conversation about police shootings, Salt Lake City police are launching a website to post open data about how often officers use their weapons.

Reptiles saved from house fire show signs of previous neglect

Michael Anderson  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:32pm

Animal rescue volunteers say some reptiles rescued from a fire last month are showing signs of neglect that go back well before the fire.

Official: Teacher violated policy with racially charged word

Ben Lockhart and The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:25pm

A white Utah teacher and school board member violated district policy by using a racially charged word in his junior high class, officials said.