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Wednesday's Child - Joe

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:31pm

Joe is a 17-year-old boy who loves basketball and the Utah Jazz. He's hoping to leave foster care and finally be adopted.

Sheriff proposes "urban campsite" to curb homeless problem

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:00pm

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder has drafted a 21-point plan to tackle homelessness this year, including a plan to shrink the downtown shelter's capacity from 1,100 to 200 in two months and establish an "urban campsite" on 100 South and 600 West.

Two charged in lengthy weekend car chase

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:28pm

Two men accused of leading police on a half-hour chase over the weekend, firing several shots at officers in the process, were charged Wednesday.

Orrin Hatch says he would consider not running for 8th term if Mitt Romney gets in Senate race

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:54pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch said he would consider ending what would be a 42-year Senate career in 2018 if he "could get a really outstanding person to run," calling Mitt Romney "perfect" for the position.

Dead goat, chickens found in Parowan animal abuse case

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:50pm

Dead chickens, a dead goat and dogs that were being kept alive by neighbors who would sneak food to them were found on a Parowan man's residence by police, according to a newly unsealed search warrant.

Governor signs hardened polygamy law

Brady McCombs - Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:30pm

Polygamists face harsher punishments if they are convicted of other crimes such as domestic abuse or fraud under a new law signed late Tuesday night by Gov. Gary Herbert.

DWR searching for mountain lion sighted near elementary school in Helper

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:16pm

The Division of Wildlife Resources is searching for a mountain lion sighted near an elementary school in Helper Wednesday afternoon.

Trump travel ban prompts Utah refugee and immigrant training

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:47pm

A Salt Lake City organization is hosting a series of trainings this month to make sure refugees and immigrants understand their rights under President Donald Trump's travel ban and refugee program suspension.

South Jordan man pleas to ammunition charge in West Valley shooting

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:03pm

A South Jordan man who opened fire on another man who complimented his ball cap last summer is headed to federal prison for illegally possessing ammunition.

Power restored after outage in central Utah causes over 13K customers to lose power

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:33pm

An outage in central Utah caused 13,416 customers to lose power Wednesday morning.

'I did not want him to die that day,' says Bountiful man who killed wife's ex-husband

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:32pm

Heneli Kaufusi said he had no intention of killing Sione Mangisi. He was only trying to protect his family. But prosecutors say there became a point that his attack was no longer considered self-defense. Kaufusi was sentenced to prison Wednesday,

West Jordan man accused of plane bomb threat now faces arson charge

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:44pm

An arson charge has been filed against a West Jordan man who is also accused of falsely warning a bomb was on a plane earlier this year.

4 scenic road trips to take in eastern Utah

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:38am

If you love the outdoors but prefer experiencing them from the comfort of your own car, here are four scenic road trips to embark on in eastern Utah.

Body of missing fisherman recovered from Flaming Gorge

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:58am

The body of a Manila man who went missing while fishing at Flaming Gorge Reservoir in January was recovered Tuesday, police said.

Father of 5 relies on faith following death of young wife

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:24am

When asked how he and his five children are doing, John Bess simply replies with one word: “Surviving.”

Poll: Which is Utah’s best small city, Final Four round?

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:04am

It’s finally come: the last week of voting before Utah’s “Best Small City” is named.

Family will donate organs of deceased toddler to 8 other children

Stephan Rockefeller,  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:03am

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a boy who passed away from injuries prosecutors say were inflicted by a Blackfoot man. The family now plans to donate the child's organs to eight children in need.

Groups ask for Idaho ban on cyanide bombs used for predator control

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:45am

A coalition of conservation and environmental groups is asking the federal government to immediately cease using M-44s, or cyanide bombs, in Idaho for predator control. The demand comes in the aftermath of a pet dog's death this month.

Governor signs outdoor cooking bill into law

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:27am

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill allowing outdoor cooking — including commercial — to continue even on days when there are inversions. The measure precludes future restrictions from being passed, dismaying clean-air advocates.

Boy flown to hospital after getting shocked, burned in high school shop class

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:04am

A 17-year-old St. George boy was airlifted to University Hospital in Salt Lake City after being shocked and burned by equipment he was using in an industrial shop class, police said.