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'It's time': SL leaders launch plan to develop area near new prison

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:02am

Last summer, Salt Lake City leaders fought adamantly against state lawmaker's decision to relocate the Utah State Prison from Draper to Utah's capital city. But now, they're shifting their efforts to make the best of it.

Ex-Granite School District employee sent to jail for embezzling $100K

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:45pm

A former Granite School District employee who admitted she embezzled more than $100,000 from the district and an education union was sentenced to jail Monday.

DCFS in need of bags for children in foster care

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:06pm

When many think of Christmas, they think of a tree, lights or Santa's bag full of presents. This year, the Division of Child and Family Services is hoping you will consider another kind of bag.

With Huntsman in mix for secretary of state, will Romney be passed over?

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:36pm

With former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. now being looked at by President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, it appears more likely that another contender for the post with Utah ties, Mitt Romney, will be passed over.

Utah couple to donate funds for in vitro fertilization for a family

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:07pm

Ellie and Jared Mecham struggled for years with infertility. Now, after gaining YouTube fame, they hope to use their influence to help another family with the same challenge.

Kamas mayor crashes school bus after suffering heart attack, UHP says

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:36pm

The mayor of Kamas suffered a heart attack Monday, putting him in critical condition and causing him to crash a school bus into a power pole, police said.

Recount upholds victory for GOP Rep. LaVar Christensen

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:06pm

A recount of more than 17,000 votes in the razor-thin contest between one of the Utah House's most outspoken conservative voices and his Democratic challenger has confirmed a Republican win.

Sections of Murray without power after construction worker hits power line

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:53pm

Sections of Murray were without power Monday evening after a construction work hit a power line, officials said.

Police identify man, woman killed in American Fork shootings

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:46pm

A man and a woman killed by gunfire Sunday in American Fork used to live together, but the woman had recently moved out and obtained a protective restraining order against the man, according to police.

Bluffdale family helps develop test for rare, inherited disorder

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:04pm

The White House launched the Precision Medicine initiative to change how we treat disease. A Bluffdale family has joined the fight. No one could figure out what was wrong with their daughter. Her diagnosis saved her little brother.

Man dies 8 days after attack at Ogden park

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 6:31pm

The victim of a violent beating at an Ogden park died Sunday, more than a week after the attack, police said.

Orem police looking for owner of peeping drone

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 5:17pm

Police are looking for a person they believe has been using a drone to look into people's bedrooms and bathrooms and record video.

Suicidal student had planned stabbing spree, affidavit says

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 3:03pm

A Mountain View High School student charged with attacking five of his classmates in a boys locker room had been having suicidal thoughts for some time, according to a newly unsealed search warrant affidavit.

6 ways to keep your kids safe in a connected world

Alyse Ainsworth, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:31pm

These days, we seem to have access to an endless amount of information and entertainment. Unfortunately, this connected world poses some distinct new challenges for parents concerned with keeping their children safe.

Provo art show to raise money for hungry Venezuelans

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 2:07pm

A local artist is teaming with a Provo restaurant to feed Venezuelan families battling the worst economic crisis the country has ever seen.

Salt Lake man uses stun gun on former roommate, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 1:15pm

A man who allegedly attacked his former roommate and attempted to use a stun gun on her when she jumped out a window to escape was arrested over the weekend.

Man gets 12 years in drug conspiracy, money laundering case

Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 12:16pm

A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in a Nevada-to-Utah oxycodone distribution and money laundering case.

Erosion causes iconic Bryce Canyon hoodoo to crumble

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:53am

The iconic hoodoo in Bryce Canyon National Park known as “The Sentinel” recently toppled after years of erosion, according to national park officials.

Make Your Week: Woman loses Christmas budget check, Harmons employee finds it

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:19am

Reading the news is not always an uplifting experience, but the team strives to regularly share uplifting stories with our readers.

Teen with autism found safe

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:50am

A teenager with autism was found safe in an abandoned home Monday morning after he went missing earlier in the morning, officials said.