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USC football player accused of rape appears in Utah court

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:22am

A suspended University of Southern California football player charged with rape in Utah and facing allegations involving the same woman in California was ordered Friday not to contact the alleged victim.

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.

Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty to Houston auto sales scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:41am

Prosecutors say a disbarred ex-attorney from Utah faces up to 10 years in prison in a Houston luxury auto scam with no cars, dealerships or sales.

Former employee charged with defrauding Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:24am

A former financial analyst for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind was charged Thursday for allegedly stealing more than $67,000 from school accounts since 2011.

Individual exchange health plans to go up average of 30%

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:04am

Rates for health insurance plans on the individual marketplace are likely to rise by an average of 30 percent next year, the Utah Department of Insurance said Thursday.

Beaver County sheriff cleared of wrongdoing following lengthy investigation

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:40pm

After a nearly two-year long investigation into allegations of excessive use of force, Beaver County Sheriff Cameron Noel has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Visitors asked not to swim in portion of Utah Lake with high E. coli levels

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:36pm

A portion of Utah Lake was placed under a caution advisory Thursday because of high levels of E. coli there, according to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

'Operation Diversion': Separating 'wolves' from vulnerable in Rio Grande

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:32pm

In what state, county and city officials are pegging as an "unprecedented operation," police officers invaded Salt Lake City's Rio Grande neighborhood starting at 7 a.m. Thursday.

Utah Shakespeare Festival serving up the laughs this season

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:52pm

Actors switching roles, audience members flipping coins, the Marx Brothers and Julius Caesar; that's just some of what's going on during the fall season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City.

Missing 13-year-old girl found safe in Murray

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:04pm

Police say a 13-year-old girl who had been missing was found Thursday evening in good condition.

Love, Owens take shots at each other in new TV ads

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:51pm

The 4th Congressional District race took on an even tougher tone Wednesday with the release of new television commercials by both Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and Democratic challenger Doug Owens.

Man killed in Millcreek auto-pedestrian crash

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:27pm

A 54-year-old man was hit and killed Wednesday night in Millcreek.

Looking back at the history of Vivint Arena in celebration of its 25th birthday

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:32pm

The Vivint Arena has been home to many memorable moments since it opened and Tuesday will mark 25 years since its official completion.

Heber City jury convicts man of murdering teen in 1995

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:29pm

A jury on Thursday found a man once imprisoned for murder guilty of a cold case killing committed after he was released on parole.

Power company offers rare $50K reward for information on vandalism

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:28pm

Garkane Energy is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot one of its substations Sunday, knocking out power to nearly all of Kane and Garfield counties.

Utah lawmakers to again consider 'constitutional carry' gun bill

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:05pm

A state lawmaker wants to allow people to pack a concealed gun without a permit in Utah, a controversial proposal that has failed to become law the past few years.

West Jordan officer hit while responding to separate hit-and-run crash

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:05pm

A West Jordan police officer conducting traffic control on a hit-and-run auto-pedestrian crash was hit himself early Thursday.

Report: 1/3 of impoverished Utahns spend 1/2 of their income on housing

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:21pm

One-third of Utahns experiencing intergenerational poverty are spending half of their household incomes on housing, yet another indication of the affordable housing pinch affecting the Beehive State.