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Staying safe in the outdoors over Labor Day weekend

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 11:54am

Many Utahns will be flocking to Utah's state and national parks this weekend for end-of-summer camping and boating, and officials are encouraging safety.

Utah lab to release results of 'Baby Doe' analysis

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:54am

A Utah lab could provide a crucial break in the case of "Baby Doe," the 3-year-old girl whose body was found near Boston in June.

Man found dead on street in Avenues; police investigating

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:45am

Salt Lake City police were investigating whether the death of a man found in the middle of a street was drug-related.

Man sustains head injury in auto-pedestrian crash

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:16am

A man was taken to the hospital with a head injury after being struck in a crosswalk by a turning vehicle.

Grave markers stolen along with widow's car

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 6:56am

A widow is grieving again, 17 years after her husband's tragic death. Thanks to a thief, two memorial headstones that took nearly two decades to materialize are now gone.

Expert: 150K Utah-based Ashley Madison accounts uncovered in hack

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:12pm

As the company that runs the notorious Ashley Madison website issued a statement Monday saying the cheating website is "growing," data collected by a local forensics expert shows just how many of those users are in Utah.

Overdose prevention focus of gathering at Utah Capitol

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:51pm

Many of the loved ones of those who have died because of drug tragedies gathered at the Capitol Monday evening to remember them and to challenge the community and our government to do more to save lives.

2nd year of SAGE testing in Utah schools shows growth

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:45pm

Overall improvement in proficiency rates on standardized tests from 2014 was something educators expected to see, but some of the numbers are showing surprisingly rapid trends of improvement happening consistently across the state.

Plumes of chlorine gas to be released on Dugway testing grounds

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:36pm

The U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground is working with the Department of Homeland Security this week for 5- and 10-ton releases of chlorine gas — a chemical that could be deadly if inhaled in high concentrations.

Security guard fired shot during confrontation at WVC driver's license office, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:35pm

A confrontation between a security guard and another man inside a state Driver License Division office resulted in a shot from the security guard's gun being fired.

Hostage standoff ends peacefully after more than 5 hours, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:35pm

A more than five hour standoff and hostage situation in West Valley ended peacefully Monday.

Salem canal keepers working on a more permanent fix

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:04pm

Nearly a week after folks in Salem were sent scrambling after a canal break, water is back flowing in the Highline Canal once again. Now officials are looking at a plan for a more secure way to deliver the water.

Report: E-cigs overtake cigarettes in popularity among Utah teens

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:19pm

For the first time, e-cigarettes have overtaken cigarettes in popularity among Utah teens.

Meth house to masterpiece: Historic Ogden home connects generations

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:04pm

Ogden city has worked to revitalize neighborhoods by fixing up and selling foreclosed homes. One such home connected a woman to her immigrant grandparents.

Cochlear implants changing lives of 3 Utah sisters

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:17pm

For Larissa, Bethany and Katelyn Anderson, the world was a quiet place. But just over three weeks ago, the Utah sisters underwent surgery at Primary Children's Hospital to receive cochlear implants. Now they're learning to hear.

Residents of 5 Utah County cities won't have to cast 2 ballots

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:53pm

Residents in the five Utah County cities holding vote-by-mail elections this year won't have to cast two ballots to weigh in on both city and county issues.

Video: Jenny Oaks Baker's renaissance cover of 'Scarborough Fair'

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:07pm

It's time to fill your pockets with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, because Utah violinist Jenny Oaks Baker is taking us to "Scarborough Fair."

Former Provo teacher sentenced to prison for 'heinous' sexual abuse of teen

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:34pm

A favorite Provo High teacher and athletic trainer was sentenced to at least eight years and up to life in prison for what a judge called a "calculated" effort to groom and sexually abuse a teenage girl.

Bountiful man dies following motorcycle crash on I-15

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:20pm

A Bountiful man has died from injuries he sustained Monday morning when his motorcycle ran into the back of a pickup truck on I-15.

Utah abortion rate dropped again in 2014

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:32pm

A new report shows Utah's abortion rate fell to the lowest level ever recorded in 2014, continuing a trend seen in Utah and around the country for several years.