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Utah cites Warren Jeff as reason polygamy should be illegal

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 3:44pm

Utah prosecutors are invoking jailed polygamous leader Warren Jeffs as proof that plural marriage should be illegal in the state as they make arguments in a case brought by the stars of reality TV show "Sister Wives."

Wicked weather, fall colors prevail in this week's user-submitted photos

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 3:33pm

Each Tuesday we take a look back at the past week in news and events from across Utah, showcasing photos and videos submitted to

Man accused in triple homicide appears in court

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:51pm

A man who authorities said tried to blame his mother after he killed two adult boarders and a baby because they wouldn't move out of his house appeared in court Tuesday via a video hookup on murder charges that could carry the death penalty.

Police investigate death in Farr West, foul play not suspected

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:28pm

A woman was found dead in a trailer Tuesday at a house where sheriff's deputies have been called to respond to reports of domestic violence in the past.

5 best car alternatives when what you really need is a minivan (but can't bring yourself to buy one)

KSL Cars  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:21pm

When the time comes that you have outgrown your old car and you need the equivalent of a minivan without actually lowering your standards enough to buy a minivan, there are other options to choose from, including these five cars.

2 deceased SUU flight instructors identified

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:20pm

Southern Utah University community members are mourning the deaths of two of its aviation instructors.

Gov. Herbert: Latest Medicaid expansion plan may need changes

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 12:38pm

Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday there may need to be changes made to the latest Medicaid expansion plan he and legislative leaders came up with after months of private meetings.

Hurricane man in critical condition after falling out of truck bed

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 12:15pm

A 42-year-old man was reportedly sitting on a wooden chair in the bed of a truck when one of the chair's legs broke as the vehicle made a turn, according to police. He fell out of the vehicle and hit his head.

Bear expert talks about behind-the-scenes of tranquilizing, tracking

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 11:57am

A Brigham Young University graduate student is fulfilling his life-long passion of studying bears — and he has some interesting stories to tell.

Solar lease vs. purchase: 3 considerations

KSL Local  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 10:31am

Today we sat down with Andrew Mullen, Director of Sales for Solaroo Energy, a South Jordan based solar installation company, to discuss a hot topic in solar – leasing vs. purchasing.

Inmate's alleged murder confession letters debated ahead of trial

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:31am

A prison inmate who faces a potential death penalty if convicted of killing his cellmate, allegedly wrote a letter to the Sanpete County Attorney's Office confessing his crime.

Online database aims to change dialogue on suicide

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:01am

A University of Utah professor hopes a new online database will change the way people talk and think about suicide.

Ex-A.G. Shurtleff joins motion to get DOJ evidence

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:33am

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff joined a prosecution motion Monday to force the Justice Department to turn over evidence gathered in an investigation of him and his successor.

Lawsuit filed over rehab house planned for Herriman neighborhood

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:17am

The battle between Herriman city and the owners trying to open a neighborhood drug and rehab center is heating up. The owners of Renew Wellness and Recovery say the city is caving to pressure from nearby residents.

402K ballots mailed to Salt Lake County voters

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:45am

About 402,000 ballots flooded Salt Lake County voters' mailboxes Monday afternoon. Voters in other Utah municipalities holding vote-by-mail elections will receive their ballots by the end of the week.

Strange burglaries lead to felony charges for Vernal man

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:26am

A Vernal man is facing felony charges after a pair of unusual burglaries, including one where investigators say the man forced his way into a Roosevelt house and brandished a gun while claiming to be a police officer.

BYU student paralyzed in bounce house accident making a 'remarkable recovery'

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:47am

The accident was catastrophic and took a Tooele family by surprise. They went to the Draper LDS Temple Aug. 29 and by evening they were in the ICU with their son, paralyzed and struggling to breathe. But Josh Hinton is recovering at "warp speed."

Is mental 'boot camp' the answer for concussion victims?

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:42pm

A clinic in Provo is claiming remarkable success in treating the long-term effects of concussions. A patient whose brain was scrambled in a freak accident said the one-week mental boot camp at Cognitive FX has made a profound difference.

Orem police and fire departments sporting touch of pink

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:28pm

If you get pulled over by an Orem police officer this month, or they help you solve a crime, you'll likely notice a couple of the details on their uniforms are different. The same is true for Orem firefighters — they're all sporting the color pink.

Chaffetz says speaker bid may be 'long shot,' Utah delegation has yet to declare support

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:27pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who said Monday his bid to become U.S. House speaker is a "long shot," may not have the support of the rest of Utah's congressional delegation.