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Autopsy confirms remains are missing Santa Clara man

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:36pm

Human remains found near the Utah-Arizona border have been confirmed to be those of missing Santa Clara resident David Heisler.

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Google Fiber to launch service to first wave of Salt Lake City residents

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:01pm

Google Fiber is officially being offered to selected Salt Lake City residents. On Wednesday, the company, along with Mayor Jackie Biskupski, announced that service will begin to residents and business owners in the City Center initial launch area.

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Mormon missionaries, members safe and well after major Italian earthquake

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:58pm

LDS Church officials in Europe invited all to pray for those suffering after a powerful earthquake rocked a swath of mountains 100 miles from Rome, killing at least 38 people.

Reward offered in West Jordan tree vandalism

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:56pm

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for vandalizing trees throughout West Jordan.

Remains found in High Uintas believed to be Australian hiker missing since 2011

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:55pm

Human remains found near Allsop Lake in the High Uinta Mountains are believed to be those of an Australian hiker who went missing in 2011.

Two men arrested in alleged kidnapping, assault of 17-year-old boys

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:53pm

Two 17-year-old boys were rescued by Salt Lake police early Wednesday after allegedly being kidnapped, assaulted and forced to drink gasoline.

West Jordan reverses decision to terminate negotiations with Facebook

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:26pm

Less than 24 hours after negotiations to lure a Facebook data center to West Jordan were terminated, city officials had change of heart Wednesday morning.

28 pounds of meth seized after traffic stop in St. George

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:34pm

An alert Utah Highway Patrol trooper sparked an investigation that led to 28 pounds of meth being seized by state investigators and one man being arrested.

2 Uintah County horses infected with West Nile virus

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:03pm

Two unvaccinated horses in Uintah County were infected with equine West Nile virus, the first cases of the year. State veterinarian Dr. Barry Pittman is urging all horse owners to protect their animals against the deadly infection.

Seniors get tutored in technology by teens

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:47pm

Cyber Seniors pairs seniors with teens in 8-week one-on-one individualized sessions. The teens teach the seniors basic digital literacy skills, using social media and more. The pilot program just wrapped up in Salt Lake and Provo.

Police seek missing 92-year-old woman recently diagnosed with dementia

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:51am

Police are asking for the public's help locating a missing Providence woman who was recently diagnosed with dementia.

A beginner's guide to rock climbing

Jon Vickers, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:35am

There must be something about climbing considering its popularity. Recent publicity around climbing has made more people want to try it, but we understand it can be daunting to make sense of the jargon, equipment and climbing styles with the sport.

Condemned killer in Utah girl's slaying loses Texas appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:49am

Texas' highest criminal court has rejected an appeal from a man on death row for suffocating a 2-year-old Utah girl on Christmas Day 1997.

Utah man describes 'nightmare' conditions in Venezuela jail

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:21am

A Utah man being held in Venezuela on weapons charges described living a "horrible nightmare" of police harassment and recurrent illnesses in his first communication from jail.

2 arrested in Idaho after toddler pot video posted to Facebook

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:03am

Shocking video posted on Facebook shows four adults smoking marijuana in front of a toddler. One woman blows smoke into the child’s face and, at one point, appears to stick the joint in his mouth.

Salt Lake man pleads guilty to torturing puppy to death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:43am

A Salt Lake man headed to trial for torturing his girlfriend's puppy to death has pleaded guilty.

Teen injured in gang-related shooting, Salt Lake police say

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:26pm

Police are seeking two men believed to be responsible for a gang-related shooting in Salt Lake City that left a 16-year-old boy in serious condition.

West Jordan pulls plug on Facebook data center deal

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:20pm

The $250 million tax break deal to lure a massive Facebook data center to West Jordan collapsed Tuesday.

Grass fire prompts evacuation of homes near Utah-Idaho border

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:11pm

A grass fire prompted the evacuation of multiple homes near the Idaho-Utah border Tuesday, dispatchers confirmed.

Cache County girl receives international criticism for photos of big game hunt

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:04pm

Most of us like to share our vacation pictures with friends and family online, but the vacation photos a 12-year-old Cache County girl posted is stirring up quite the controversy.