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Man to serve at least 18 years in teen girlfriend's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:49am

A state parole board says a man convicted of killing his Utah girlfriend with a shovel when he was 14 will spend at least 18 years in prison.

Algal bloom appears to be waning

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:02am

Harmful blue green algae at Utah Lake, the Jordan River and an associated network of more than a half dozen canals appears to be abating, but health and water quality officials remain on alert due to conditions that could cause it to reappear.

San Juan County residents say 'doodah' to national monument

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:45am

Hundreds of San Juan County residents loudly shouted "doodah" to a proposed Bears Ears National Monument during a raucous hearing Wednesday on the heated controversy that has reached fever pitch.

'Space junk' spotted in Utah's night sky

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:34pm

Numerous Utahns reported seeing lights streak across the state's night sky Wednesday.

West Jordan councilman admits to leaving crash after drinking at bar

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:30pm

A West Jordan city councilman was only given a ticket on Tuesday night even though police admit they should have arrested him on a more serious charge.

Police identify girl killed by lightning strike

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:49pm

Police have identified the teenage girl who was killed by a lightning strike at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Widow of fallen officer receives welcome present with yard makeover

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:45pm

On Wednesday, friends and family helped Nannette Wride receive a very welcome present with a yard makeover. Nannette is the widow of Utah County Sgt. Cory Wride, who was shot and killed in the line of duty two and a half years ago.

Judge grants state's motion to dismiss corruption charges against Mark Shurtleff

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:27pm

A judge Wednesday granted a motion by prosecutors to dismiss corruption charges filed against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.

Land speed racer Sam Wheeler dies at Utah's Salt Flats

Brady McCombs - Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:36pm

Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, is dead after the high-performance bike he was testing at Utah's famed Bonneville Salt Flats fish-tailed, went airborne and crashed at 200 mph. He was 72.

2 Utah schools under federal investigation for sexual assault

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:13pm

Two schools in Utah — the University of Utah and Westminster College — are under investigation by the federal government for their handling of sexual assault cases.

New UHP superintendent ready to help take on law enforcement's new challenges

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:55pm

For the first time, the Utah Highway Patrol held a formal ceremony today to transfer authority of the state police force from the outgoing superintendent to the new one.

Former Riverton High football coach finds hope in ALS breakthrough

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:03pm

It has been 10 years since Rick Bojak coached a football game at Riverton High — but in his 28 years as a head football coach he learned a lot about being the underdog — which is why he isn't giving up in his fight against ALS.

Rally planned for Utah man jailed in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:00pm

The mother of an American jailed in Venezuela is planning a rally to support him.

Utah teen's cooking talent wins him $10K on 'Chopped Junior'

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:42pm

A local teen’s knack for cooking earned him $10,000 when he won the season 3 premiere of “Chopped Junior” on Food Network.

Attorneys for teen accused of killing 2 with car want case kept in juvenile court

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:21pm

Attorneys for a 16-year-old Layton girl charged as an adult for deliberately crashing into another car, killing two people, filed a motion Wednesday asking to keep the girl's case in juvenile court.

Where Are They Now? Twin former BYU cheerleaders celebrate 90th birthday

Carlos Baquerizo  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:01pm

Gloria and Glendora Schwantes cheered for the Cougars, even after graduating from BYU while they were living in New York. The twins will celebrate their ninetieth birthdays on July 30.

7 escape Taylorsville house fire uninjured

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:42pm

Seven people were able to escape injury Wednesday when fire ripped through their house.

Video: Utah hit by ‘Sharknado’ in released movie clip

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:31pm

In a clip of the upcoming movie posted by Salt Lake Comic Con Wednesday, the “sharknado” smacks the Wasatch Front, hitting the heart of Salt Lake City.

Utah Democrat: Kaine 'kind of person we want' as vice president

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:28pm

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is "kind of person we want" as vice president, his longtime friend, state Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek, the Utah Democratic National Committeewoman, said Wednesday.

Man who shot and killed son, himself, had domestic violence history

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:06pm

A man who police say shot and killed his 8-year-old son before fatally shooting himself had a history of domestic violence, substance abuse and possible mental health issues, according to court records.