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New cybercrimes deserve tougher punishments, lawmaker says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:18pm

A state legislator wants Utah to take on a wave of emerging cybercrime with tougher laws for making false police reports or harassing people using electronic devices.

House report details EPA missteps in Colorado mine spill

Matthew Brown and Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 2:11pm

A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday by a U.S. House committee.

UHP trooper receives minor injuries after being hit on I-15

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:50pm

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was struck as he sat in his car on I-15 Thursday morning.

House committee backs bill shifting power on key legislative committees

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:15pm

A bill that would give majority Republicans control of a pair of key legislative committees made up of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats since 1975 won committee approval Wednesday.

Photos to inspire you to make the most of winter

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:11pm

This weekly column highlights user-submitted photos and video of Utahns exploring our beautiful state. Watch for it each Thursday morning to get ideas for your next outdoors adventure.

Layton woman thrives in recovery after crippling alcohol addiction

Kate Rose Lee, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 11:01am

Madison Rose was never comfortable in social situations. Shy and more of an introvert, she struggled with anxiety when it came to opening up in groups. When she first started drinking, she noticed that for the first time in her life, she could commun

Efforts underway to bring Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank to Utah

Mary Richards  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:30am

Doctors say mother's milk is best for babies, and that's why breast-feeding advocates have been trying for years to get a mothers' milk bank in Utah.

Utah 'poised and ready' to host Olympics, lawmaker says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:45am

A state lawmaker wants the world to know Utah is "ready, willing and able" to host the Winter Olympics again.

Rio Tinto posts $866M loss, blames deteriorating economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:17am

Mining company Rio Tinto said Thursday it suffered a loss of $866 million in 2015 as deteriorating economic conditions around the world pressured prices of commodities such as iron ore and coal.

Teens get hands-on understanding of police use of force

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:14am

Participants in the Pleasant Grove Police Department's Youth Citizen's Academy experienced two different live scenarios involving a trespassing call and a traffic stop that ended up being anything but routine.

Senate OKs change in alcohol permit law for special events

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 6:46am

The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that one lawmaker says would save the state embarrassment when it comes to issuing an alcohol permit for Snowbird's annual Oktoberfest.

9-year-old girl critically injured in Salt Lake City crash

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:59pm

A 9-year-old girl was listed in critical condition after a car crash near 800 South and 400 West in Salt Lake City Wednesday night.

New task force created to round up walkaways from prison halfway houses

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:41pm

As law enforcement officers continued Wednesday to look for a man who allegedly rammed a police patrol car while attempting to avoid arrest, questions were again being raised about a halfway house he walked away from.

Lee, Stewart urge action on behalf of BYU student who went missing in China

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:24pm

U.S. Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart introduced a concurrent resolution Wednesday urging the federal Department of State to examine the possibility that a missing BYU student was abducted in China by North Korean officials.

Police looking for alleged serial taco cart robbers

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:06pm

Unified police detectives continued looking Wednesday for a group believed to be responsible for a series of taco cart robberies.

National Korean War Memorial needs more funding for upkeep

Candice Madsen  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:09pm

When the brother of a Korean War veteran learned the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., faced a shortage in funding for maintenance, he starting organizing fundraisers in the U.S. and Korea.

All-male legislative committee blocks bill to eliminate tax feminine hygiene products

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 8:11pm

A bill that would eliminate Utah's sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products was struck down by a House committee Wednesday.

Pollution intensifies with little hope of a cleansing storm

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 8:08pm

Unhealthy air quality persists on the Wasatch Front and will continue to intensify until a storm arrives, which may take more than a week. Limiting idling is one simple way to reduce harmful tailpipe emissions.

6 creative date ideas for Valentine's Day

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 7:44pm

For those lacking creativity, here are a few ideas for undoubtedly fun dates.

Utah team's firearm suppressor works like a 'jet engine in reverse'

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 7:22pm

A Utah team is challenging the 110-year reign of baffle suppression technology in firearms. A video introducing the new technology quickly gained traction online, garnering more than 1 million views so far.