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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 - 10:56pm

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.

Utahn races through obstacles on 'American Ninja Warrior' spinoff

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 7:01pm

A two-time finalist on "American Ninja Warrior" was recently featured in a new spinoff series, "Team Ninja Warrior."

IRS raids S.L. County properties with possible polygamist ties

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 6:56pm

Local police are assisting the Internal Revenue Service at properties believed to be owned by the Kingston Clan.

Friends, family remember sister missionary killed in Pennsylvania

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 6:47pm

Friends and family of an LDS missionary who was killed in a car accident in Pennsylvania on Tuesday mourn the loss, but they remember her vibrant personality and positive nature.

Defense begins case in trial against polygamous towns

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 5:31pm

The mayor of a polygamous town in Utah accused of functioning as an arm of a polygamous church said Wednesday that he has never discriminated based on religion.

Man convicted in 1984 slaying appeals to Utah Supreme Court

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 4:35pm

Lawyers for a man convicted of a cold-case murder through DNA found in blood on a dollar bill said Wednesday that evidence was contaminated and asked the Utah Supreme Court to overturn his conviction.

Bountiful man ordered to stand trial in murder of wife's ex-husband

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 3:02pm

Following detailed testimony of a violent attack on his wife's ex-husband, a Bountiful man was ordered to stand trial for murder Wednesday.

Man angry about missing birth pleads guilty to bomb threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 12:40pm

A Utah man accused of calling in a hospital bomb threat because he was upset he couldn't attend his child's birth has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.

Beaver Mountain focuses on family, affordable skiing

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 12:30pm

Tucked away in Logan Canyon, Beaver Mountain Ski Area focuses on traditional skiing and offers affordable winter fun for families in the Cache Valley.