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Police suspend investigation into reported rape at U.

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:27pm

Police have suspended their investigation into a brazen rape reported on the University of Utah campus earlier this year because of a lack of evidence in the case, the school told its students Tuesday.

Military instructor at Tooele High School arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a student

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:23pm

A man who works as a U.S. Army recruiter and taught a class at Tooele High School has been arrested for investigation of unlawful sexual conduct with a student.

Utah native one of 36 killed in Oakland warehouse fire

Ben Lockhart and Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:59pm

Edmond Lapine, who grew up in Ogden and Park City, was one of 36 victims killed in a catastrophic fire that tore through a converted warehouse Dec. 2 in Oakland, California.

City, county team to bring $39 million performing arts center to Taylorsville

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:56pm

City and county officials announced plans to build a $39 million performing arts center on Taylorsville City Hall's campus in the next four years.

Crews building a beach at Jordanelle State Park

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:34pm

Even though it’s very cold outside, officials with Jordanelle State Park are thinking about summer.

Flying car school takes off in Utah

Ric Wayman, St. George News  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 7:04pm

Ever since the Jetsons debuted in 1962, the sentiment at one time or another has been clear: Where is my flying car?

Staffer at youth rehab facility killed by teen resident, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:56pm

A 61-year-old man has died from injuries sustained during an assault at a youth rehabilitation facility in southern Utah.

Utah oil sands project hits delay

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:41pm

The PR Spring project in Utah's Uinta Basin has hit another delay, with US Oil Sands announcing layoffs until financing is in place to pay for the final commissioning steps of the mine. Critics are skeptical the company will achieve success.

Closed competency hearing underway for teen charged in girl's death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:35pm

A four-day competency hearing for a teenage boy accused of raping and killing his 12-year-old neighbor is underway, but remains closed to the public.

Death toll from Oakland fire akin to 'a 3rd-world country,' Utah fire official says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 6:34pm

As the death toll rises from the fire that gutted Oakland's "Ghost Ship" warehouse, local life-safety officials say enforcement of building, health and zoning codes help prevent tragedies.

1 killed, 2 critically injured in southern Utah fire

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:53pm

One man is dead and two others, including a child, are in critical condition following a mobile home fire in southern Utah.

Idaho Falls man hit, killed trying to cross 1300 East

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:43pm

A man police say was jaywalking across 1300 East during the Tuesday morning commute was hit and killed.

Utah receives $6M boost from EPA to reduce air pollution

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 5:40pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $6 million to Utah to bolster efforts in cutting air pollution. Anti-idling technology will be installed on some Tooele County school buses. Money will also target bad air in Cache and Utah counties.

User submitted: Kicking off the ski season with beautiful views

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 4:00pm

Many Utahns headed out to the slopes for the first ski of the season this week, and they captured magnificent mountains view while they were at it.

Hearing delayed again for jailed Utah man in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 3:01pm

A Utah man jailed in Venezuela since June has had his hopes for being reunited with his family for Christmas all but dashed with the fourth postponement of a preliminary hearing.

Utah named ‘most charitable state' again

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 1:03pm

Utahns volunteered more service hours than any other state in the nation for the eleventh year in a row, while Utah was named the ‘most charitable state’ by WalletHub for the third straight year.

How to build the best bonfire

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 11:29am

Whether you're out camping or need to prove to a Scout leader that you can build a fire in the middle of winter, these techniques will help you build the best blaze possible.

Ogden man soaked gun in acid after shooting, charges state

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 10:24am

An Ogden man tried to destroy a gun by soaking it in acid after using it to try and kill a man in a West Haven neighborhood last month, according to charges filed Monday.

New system aims to help track parole violators

Mike Headrick  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 9:20am

When convicted criminals are put on parole, they get an early release from prison under the condition of good behavior. But what happens when their behavior is not so good?

Charges: Ex-owner of Utah adoption agency withheld payroll taxes

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 6th - 8:22am

The former owner of a now-decertified adoption agency was charged Monday with two tax offenses he allegedly committed in his role as an employer there.