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12-year-old boy shot outside Sandy middle school

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:40pm

A 12-year-old boy was shot in a confrontation with a fellow student outside of Union Middle School in Sandy on Tuesday.

User submitted: Beautiful hikes and stunning sunsets

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:30pm

The sky lit up in vibrant, fiery colors almost every night this week, and Utahns were quick to snap photos of the beauty.


Body of overdue hiker found in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:17pm

Search and rescue crews were attempting Tuesday afternoon to recover the body of an overdue hiker believed to have fallen to his death.


Driver killed in Spanish Fork Canyon crash

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:15pm

A pickup truck driver was killed after officials say he drifted into oncoming traffic in Spanish Fork Canyon and was struck by a semitrailer hauling drywall.

Detectives hope video will help capture man wanted in car wash killing

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:02pm

Salt Lake police will try to enhance surveillance video from a car wash that was recording the night a man washing his new vehicle was shot and killed, apparently at random, during an apparent carjacking.

Man swings hatchet after being told he was too drunk to get on bus, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:31pm

A man was arrested Monday after police say he swung a hatchet at another man who told him he was too drunk to get on a Utah Transit Authority bus.

Teacher, award-winning artist, ‘counts blessings’ with recent piece

Celeste Tholen, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:01pm

Whether learning or teaching, Jethro Gillespie is pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an art student. In the studio, he keeps pushing mediums, size, and subjects, like his most recent piece, "Tally Mark Quilt."

New Mexico AG vows to keep pressuring feds over mine spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:11pm

The state's top prosecutor, elected officials from northwestern New Mexico and the Navajo Nation are meeting with residents and business owners to talk about possible legal steps following last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states.


LDS church re-launches 'Mormon and gay' website

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:52pm

Four years ago, the LDS Church published its landmark website and invited LGBT church members to "stay with us."

Iran official: Gay Utah senator watched during recent trip

Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:39am

Iran's intelligence minister is defending his agents' handling of a visit by a gay Utah state senator after hard-liners alleged it represented a security breach.

Charges: Man tries to rob victim of shoes, shoots him in stomach

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:03am

A man was charged Monday for allegedly trying to rob a man of his shoes, then shooting him after he resisted.

Tossing and turning? Here's how to get a good night's sleep

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:42am

Tossing and turning, waking in the middle of the night: sound familiar? About 40 million people in the U.S. have chronic, long-term sleep problems. A world-renowned sleep expert has solutions

Judge orders life sentences in kidnapping of mom, 4 daughters

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:35pm

Dereck James "DJ" Harrison was ordered to prison Monday for joining his father in kidnapping a woman and her four daughters — part of a crime spree that police say included kidnapping and murdering a Utah Transit Authority employee in Wyoming.

Man charged with 2 Magna killings from 2015

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:30pm

Criminal charges were filed Monday in two Magna killings more than a year ago that police have long believed are connected.

Smart ways to monitor your kids' cellphone activity

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:17pm

It's a constant concern for those of us who are parents: What are our kids doing online? Now parents have several different ways to keep digital tabs on their children through their smartphones.

Community effort aims to curb opioid overdose, misuse

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:53pm

A collaborative effort led by Intermountain Healthcare is resulting in changes in prescribing practices, more access to treatment, and greater public awareness about opioid misuse and overdose.

Girl Scout cookie cereal is a real thing and happening soon

Aaron Smith, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:25pm

When fans of Girl Scout cookies place their orders next year, they won't have to wait weeks for the boxes to arrive. They'll only have to wait till breakfast.

Mike Pence to make campaign stop in Salt Lake City

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:57pm

Republican vice presidential nominee and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will make a campaign stop in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, campaign officials confirmed Monday.

Homeowner goes all out for Halloween to help family in need

Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:36pm

There’s a house in Orem that's become known for going all out for Halloween. For years it’s been a popular attraction for neighbors, but this year Halloween on Main Street is bigger and better — and all for a good cause.

Write-in candidate vying for votes against SL County councilman

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:51pm

Jeff White said he filed as an independent, write-in candidate because he's been troubled by pending audits into Unified Fire Authority spending and questions surrounding its top leaders.