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Charges filed against inmate accused of stabbing jail officer

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:47pm

A Salt Lake County Jail inmate accused of stabbing a deputy in the neck with a pencil has been charged.

Sarah Palin attacks Planned Parenthood with controversial Facebook post

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:35pm

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made waves over the weekend with a Facebook post attacking Planned Parenthood with the Confederate flag.


NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:31pm

A prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run, and prosecutors said they believed no one else knowingly aided in the elaborate escape.

Have You Seen This? Sheriff has new enemy No. 1

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:15pm

Free life lesson: The last thing you ever want to do is burglarize a beloved local establishment that is a favorite of the local law enforcement in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Trust me.

8 glasses of of water a day may not be best, study says

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:46pm

Eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day keeps the doctor away — or does it?

Dispatcher tells 911 caller, 'deal with it yourself'

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:20pm

A New Mexico dispatcher has been removed from duty after telling a panicked 911 caller who was trying to save the life of a shooting victim to "deal with it yourself."

Teen convicted in deputy's death says judge was biased

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:10pm

A Utah woman convicted in a 50-mile crime spree that left one sheriff's deputy dead and another wounded is asking for her conviction to be thrown out, arguing the judge in the case was biased.

Mom raises best friend's four daughters after their mother's death

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:55am

Have you ever been part of a friendship so strong you'd do anything the other person asked of you?

Artist creates 'sense of wonderment' grafting 40 different fruits into 1 tree

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:46am

A sculptor spent the last several years grafting together different kinds of stone fruit trees to make a single, multi-colored tree he dubbed the "Tree of 40 Fruit."

Piojo's mad, Johnny's skilled and Freddy's back

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:04am

Here are three things that caught our eyes from convergence of sports and social.

Imagine Dragons to honor Utah kids with cancer before concert

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:43am

Imagine Dragons will honor three Utah kids who have cancer right before their concert Tuesday evening.

Chaffetz calls for Obama to fire IRS chief

Deirdre Walsh and Jeremy Diamond, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:42am

The chairman of the House's government oversight committee on Monday called on President Barack Obama to fire IRS chief John Koskinen, less than two years after the Senate confirmed him to lead the agency.

The must-win games for BYU, Utah, Utah State

Ben Anderson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:24am

A look at the football schedules for BYU, Utah, and Utah State, and singling out which games are a must-win for each program.

Schoolboys perform powerful haka for teacher's funeral

Monica Sarkar, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:10am

It may be difficult to know how to express gratitude for a teacher we hold dear, but one school in New Zealand managed to find a befitting way to commemorate their tutor at his funeral.

13 teachers from pop culture you can't help but love

Utah Online Schools  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:02am

How many of these lovable television and movie teachers do you remember?

New Medicaid expansion plan less than a month away, Herbert says

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:18am

Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday he and other state leaders are less than a month away from having a new Medicaid expansion proposal ready to be considered in a special session of the Legislature.


Profane and acclaimed: 'The Book of Mormon' musical arrives in Salt Lake City

Aaron Shill, Deseret News  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:12am

Today, the Broadway musical that skewered Mormonism on its way to nine Tony Awards opens just blocks from Temple Square and the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

300 years after shipwreck, treasure hunters find $1M in gold

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:36am

A family of treasure hunters has found more than $1 million worth of gold artifacts off the coast of Florida.

Student survives 5,000-lbs tree crashing through bedroom

Christopher Brito and Anthony Dilorenzo  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:17am

Authorities saved a 20-year-old college student after a nearly 5,000-pound tree fell into her house and trapped her inside for two hours early Monday.


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