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Police: Man claims self-defense in fatal shooting of girlfriend

McKenzie Romero and Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:43pm

Police in Riverdale are investigating the death of a woman whose boyfriend allegedly called 911 to report he had shot the woman who had been armed with a knife.

Ugly end for beauty school; dozens of campuses close

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:33pm

A Beverly Hills-based beauty school says it's closing all 56 of its campuses in five states after losing federal funding over allegations of misconduct.

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Deer attacks man in Draper backyard, police say

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:32pm

A mule deer attacked a Draper man in his backyard Monday, causing "significant wounds," to the man, as well as injuries to the family dog.

Two rescued after falling through ice at Liberty Park

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:21pm

Firefighters rescued a woman and teenage girl early Monday evening after they fell through the ice on a partially frozen pond in Liberty Park, the Salt Lake City Fire Department said.

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SLC police: Woman raped in downtown parking garage

McKenzie Romero and Sandra Yi  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:19pm

A woman was raped in a Salt Lake parking garage Wednesday night as she walked alone to her car, police said.

Lawmaker proposes donating unused medications to needy

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:01pm

A bill proposed by Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, proposes saving unused prescription drugs and donating them to the needy.

Trivago recognizes St. George inn as bucket list item

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:31pm

A local and unique inn was recently recognized by Trivago as being one of 18 spectacular hotels one needs to put on their bucket list.

LDS Church's opposition does not necessarily doom medical marijuana bill, sponsor says

Lisa Riley Roche and Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:08pm

The president of the Utah state Senate says a bill allowing the medical use of edible pot products may not be dead on arrival just because the LDS church opposes it.

Logan family among 10 finalists in national video competition

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:01pm

Four Utahns have created videos about saving money for retirement that have since secured top 10 spots in a national competition.

U of U class teaches the linguistics of foul language

Peter Rosen  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:29pm

You're not supposed to say the words, but at the University of Utah Linguistics Department, you can study them.

Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:07pm

Nearly five years and three attorneys later, one-time multimillionaire Jeremy Johnson will literally defend himself in court against dozens of fraud charges related to his now defunct online marketing enterprise.

Orem mom left 2 small kids alone while going out drinking, charges state

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:36pm

An Orem woman has been charged with abandoning two small children while she went out drinking.

Ex-social worker expected to plead guilty to sex charges

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:35pm

The jury trial for a former social worker has been canceled as the man prepares to plead guilty to allegations he had sex with a 16-year-old client, according to his attorney.

Weber State gets $5M donation for building renovation, asking $30M from Legislature

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:32pm

Weber State University is getting closer to renovating its Social Science Building thanks to a $5 million private donation, university leaders announced Monday.

Ogden artist's bold paintings inspire hope

Celeste Tholen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:05pm

Kelie Babcock's colorful, modern paintings look as optimistic as the person behind them. Using bright color and heavy, meaningful brushstrokes, she tells a story of hope.

Gas is near $1 a gallon in some places

Chris Isidore, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:47pm

Forget $2 gas. Gas is getting close to the $1 mark in some parts of the country.

Retired Olympian wanted for security fraud in Utah County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:39pm

The Utah County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking a retired Olympian on investigation of security fraud.

Local mom creates medical tracking app after son's miraculous heart transplant

Clint Betts, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:29am

When Tammy Bowers was told her son, Landen, wouldn't live to see his first birthday, she didn't give up hope.

New Riverton development seen as 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:15am

Riverton leaders say a perfect storm of opportunities have lead to what will become the largest residential and commercial development in the city's history.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker and Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:37am

Here are 10 local stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.