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Charges: West Valley man facing deportation kidnapped, raped ex-girlfriend after jail release

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:36am

A criminal case filed Friday alleges a West Valley City man kidnapped and raped his ex-girlfriend one week after being released from jail and ordered to leave the country.

Shrinking Utah County farms: How to keep pavement at bay

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 8:29am

Envision Utah released its Agricultural Toolbox for Utah County Thursday for elected leaders and farmers as a blueprint of possible ways to keep viable farmland in production despite urban encroachment and its pressures for new subdivisions.

Need more affordable housing? Fund housing trust funds, expert says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 7:56am

Housing trusts with dedicated revenue streams go a long way to create and preserve affordable housing, says Michael Anderson of the national nonprofit Center for Community Change in a meeting with Utah advocates and government officials Wednesday.

Search underway for 21-year-old with autism after his father is found dead while hiking

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:05pm

Police are searching for an 21-year-old man after his father died while the pair were hiking in the area of Jacob's Ladder east of Point of the Mountain.

Apple CEO tells Utah tech leaders to dream big

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:33pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook was the featured guest of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, during a question and answer session with members of the Utah tech community Friday at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Bomb squad examines, detonates suspicious pressure cooker in Sugar House

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:32pm

Police roped off an area near Sugar House BBQ on Friday to examine a suspicious pressure cooker, authorities confirmed.

1 worker killed, another hurt in trench collapse in American Fork

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:31pm

A construction worker died after a trench collapsed Friday in American Fork, police confirmed.

Woman hopes surveillance video helps ID couple seen stealing purse

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:26pm

It took only seconds to walk into a business lobby, spot a purse under a desk and grab it. Now a single mom is hoping a YouTube video helps identify the thieves.

Attorneys general cast doubt on Utah land push

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:56pm

A new legal analysis from a group of Western attorneys general casts doubt on many of the arguments Utah has put forward in its push to gain control of millions of acres of federal land.

Salt Lake man charged with murder in violent home invasion robbery

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:55pm

Criminal charges were filed Friday against a Salt Lake man accused of shooting and killing an 18-year-old man during a violent home invasion robbery.

Ex-USC linebacker appears in Utah court to face rape charge

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:35pm

Osa Chad Masina, a former Brighton High football star and now suspended USC linebacker, made his first court appearance Friday on charges of raping a woman in Cottonwood Heights.

Revised plan calls for 4 small homeless resource centers in Salt Lake City

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:32pm

After meeting behind closed doors much of Friday morning, city, county and state officials announced that Salt Lake City will find locations for four small homeless resource centers in the city with a total of 550 beds.

Jury chooses life without parole for ex-Utahn convicted of murder a second time

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:12pm

A man found guilty of killing a teenage girl while he was on parole for another murder will spend the rest of his life behind bars, a jury ruled Friday.

Asylum 49 voted scariest haunted house in Utah

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:38pm readers recently voted Asylum 49 the scariest haunted house in Utah.

DWR seeks information in poaching of 3x3 buck deer

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:01pm

Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are seeking the public’s help identifying the person responsible for illegally killing a buck deer near Beaver.

West Jordan man stabs brother in fight over money, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:15pm

An argument between two brothers resulted in one stabbing the other, leaving him in critical condition, according to West Jordan police.

Deals on season passes at Utah's ski resorts this winter season

Ray Grass, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:52am

For those planning to ski and/or snowboard this winter, it would pay to do a little research into the packages available at the 14 Utah resorts and the perks now being offered, which include passes to other resorts in North America.

Poll: Which is Utah’s favorite cereal?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 10:00am

In this list, we’re asking you to tell us what’s your favorite cereal. Some of the cereals on the list are all-time classics, while others are newer favorites.

Local mermaid group brings magic to the community

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 9:34am

Court of Mermaids, a mermaid “pod” or group in Utah that performs for events and strives to “be the magic” they wish to see in the world.

Utah genetics researchers looking for DNA-level disease causes

Eric Butler  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:19am

Utah Genome Project researchers are getting the DNA sequences of a thousand people who have family histories of rare and life-threatening diseases. Their analysis hopes to find the genetic causes of a variety of conditions.