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Photos: High wind event causes damage, outages, closures

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  May 1st - 5:09pm

A high wind event concentrated in Davis and Weber Counties began Saturday evening and continued into Sunday morning, causing power outages and significant damage in affected areas.

Report: Funding gap between district and charter schools narrows, but complete equity unlikely

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 1st - 4:01pm

The gap in per-pupil funding between district schools and charter schools continues to narrow thanks to past efforts and recent legislation, according to a Utah Foundation report released Wednesday.

Refugee goat project growing by leaps and bounds thanks to investment

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  May 1st - 3:16pm

A herd that started with about a dozen goats is slowly becoming a money-making venture for three African refugee communities in Utah. The East African Refugee Goat Project recently won a $30,000 investment from Venture Philanthropy Utah.

Magna man dies after crashing into parked semitruck on I-15

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  May 1st - 2:44pm

A Magna man died Sunday morning after he crashed into the back of a parked semitruck on I-15 near Centerville, authorities said.

UK doctors embrace e-cigarettes as US officials shy away

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  May 1st - 12:13pm

A report from the Royal College of Physicians summarized 10 years of data on e-cigarettes and tobacco and concluded that smokers should be urged to switch to e-cigarettes.

Police: Live-in boyfriend arrested in killing of girlfriend’s son

Ashton Goodell  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:43am

A 18-month-old toddler died Sunday morning after fighting for his life for two days at Primary Children's Hospital. Unified Police Department reported that the mother's live-in boyfriend drown the young boy.

Families need to know of dying decision to donate organs

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:32am

More than 1.5 million Utahns are registered as organ donors, but that decisions only makes a difference when family and friends know of that dying wish, according to Intermountain Donor Services officials.

St. George man allegedly defrauded group that helps disabled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 8:30am

A human resource officer is accused of defrauding a St. George company that provides group home services to people with autism and other disabilities.

Video: Utah’s 2nd Lantern Fest draws thousands to illuminate night sky

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  May 1st - 2:11am

Windy weather didn’t get in the way of Utahns sending thousands of lanterns into the night sky Saturday.

High winds cause several power outages in Davis County

Xoel Cardenas and Ashton Goodell  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:09pm

High winds caused several power outages in Davis County on Saturday night.

Police looking for man who robbed Stansbury Park pharmacy

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:29pm

Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a local pharmacy on Saturday afternoon.

Contentious politics, rising gas prices impact consumer confidence, report says

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:25pm

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index decreased 6.4 points to 109 in April. Despite the declines, the index sits 3.4 points higher than a year ago. In comparison, the national Consumer Confidence index fell 1.9 points to register at 94.2.

Driver identified in fatal rollover crash in Tooele

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:17pm

The driver of a sport utility vehicle died on scene Saturday from injuries sustained in a rollover on I-80 in Tooele.

Photos: Salt Lake festival shares Japanese culture and traditions  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:03pm

Kanako Ford plays a koto before a tea ceremony at the 11th annual Nihon Matsuri Japan Festival in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

Man identified in officer-involved shooting in Utah County

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:39pm

A 33-year-old man died after an officer-related shooting Saturday morning. The man had several warrants out for his arrest and presented a "deadly" threat to the deputy, investigators said.

Technology program 'a huge deal' for low-income Salt Lake students

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:32pm

Jackson Elementary School is one of two schools in Utah and 114 low-income schools across the country that are receiving technology grants as part of Apple's ConnectED program.

Sinclair celebrates a century in business

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:01pm

The Sinclair Oil Corp. has endured some of the nation’s most challenging economic times to hold its current place among the more successful petroleum producers in American history. The company marks its 100th anniversary May 1.

Utah Symphony gets standing ovation at N.Y.'s Carnegie Hall

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:23pm

The Utah Symphony received a standing ovation during its Friday night performance at New York's famed Carnegie Hall. The symphony is commemorating its 75th anniversary and launched the season at one of the nation's most famous concert venues.

SLC to host coal reform hearing in May

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:00pm

Utah, one of the top coal-dependent states in the country, will be among the ground zero locations to host a U.S. Department of the Interior hearing to gather input on possible reforms to the federal coal program.

Local entrepreneurs learn advantages of crowdfunding

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 6:21pm

About 300 entrepreneurs spent Thursday trying to learn what it would take to attract the financial interest necessary to help make their enterprise the next great Utah success story. They attended the Utah Crowdfunding Conference in Sandy.