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April 17th, 2014
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Museum would highlight hardships of Native Americans

01/07/2014 8:16am
Do most people understand the hardships Native Americans have had to go through? One Utah lawmakers believes too many people don't, so he's supporting a resolution that may change that.

German stores find banana crates full of cocaine

01/07/2014 10:02am
Police in Germany say they have seized a large haul of cocaine after smugglers apparently made a mistake that sent the drug to supermarkets.

Catching a chill? Stay warm this winter, keep your home draft-free

01/07/2014 10:30am
Whether you're cozying up in front of a fire or settling down for a long winter's nap, there's nothing like drafty breeze to (literally) chill the mood. Here are some tips to keep the cold weather outside your home.

Latest ban makes UT state prison system smoke free

01/07/2014 10:56am
Utah corrections officials have instituted a smoking ban for minimum security inmates at one state prison, making the entire state prison system smoke-free.

Group unveils Satan statue design for Oklahoma

01/07/2014 11:15am
A satanic group unveiled designs Monday for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan it wants to put at the Oklahoma state Capitol, where a Ten Commandments monument was placed in 2012.

Paleo diet ranks last on 'best diets' list

01/07/2014 11:31am
Followers of the Paleo Diet may go prehistoric on U.S. News & World Report this week. The publication has ranked the controversial diet last on its "Best Diets Overall" list for 2014.

Federal judge: Ban on gun sales unconstitutional

01/07/2014 11:34am
A federal judge has potentially opened a new market to gun dealers after ruling as unconstitutional Chicago ordinances that aim to reduce gun violence by banning their sale within the city's limits.

Aspen, Colo., airport reopens after deadly crash

01/07/2014 11:49am
Flights have resumed at the Aspen airport in western Colorado now that the wreckage from a fatal jet crash has been removed from the runway.

Coroner: Priest beaten to death with stake, pipe

01/07/2014 12:02pm
A beloved priest who was killed in the Northern California city of Eureka was beaten to death with a wooden stake and a metal gutter pipe, his autopsy shows.

U. aims to save students $500 on textbooks

01/07/2014 12:35pm
The University of Utah is currently exploring how to cut textbook costs for students using online textbooks and other alternatives.

A sneak peek at the snowboard halfpipe in Sochi

01/07/2014 1:05pm
Out of the dozens of events in the games one of the most popular is the snowboard halfpipe. American Shaun White has owned the competition and will be competing for his third consecutive Olympic snowboard halfpipe gold medal in Sochi.

Have You Seen This? What to do when it's really cold outside

01/07/2014 1:23pm
It's cold these days, but that doesn't mean you can't go outside and enjoy it. A friend from Wisconsin goes out of his way to show us six activities to enjoy during the winter. Or, maybe you won't enjoy them. Either way it's worth a watch.

Sandusky tries to get his Penn State pension back

01/07/2014 1:34pm
A handcuffed Jerry Sandusky testified by video link for nearly three hours Tuesday as Pennsylvania's public pension agency considered his request to restore retirement benefits canceled because of his child molestation conviction.

Support for legal marijuana soaring, poll says

01/07/2014 1:46pm
In a major turnaround from past decades, a majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, according to a new poll.

5 movies to make you grateful for winter

01/07/2014 2:15pm
Sure, winter has frozen fingers, bruised tailbones from slippery ice and chapped lips, but do you know what it doesn't have? Giant sharks, small-enclosed rooms sweltering with heat and underground monsters. Here are five movies that remind us that summer and the heat aren't all that great.

Man calls for caution after idling vehicle stolen

01/07/2014 3:05pm
A Sugar House man is echoing the cautions of police after his vehicle was stolen in front of his house.

Montana judge criticized in rape case to retire

01/07/2014 3:23pm
A Montana judge said he plans to retire at the end of the year after drawing widespread condemnation for saying that a 14-year-old rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age."

Local man photographs motels 'checking out'

01/07/2014 4:05pm
A local man is trying to photograph motels in Utah before they are torn down and their history is lost.

AP Photos: Panda cub Bao Bao growing as expected

01/07/2014 4:27pm
The National Zoo says panda cub Bao Bao (bow bow) is growing just as she should be.

US skiing star Lindsey Vonn out of Sochi Olympics

01/07/2014 4:37pm
Less than two weeks after reconstructive right knee surgery in February 2013, Lindsey Vonn already was sounding a positive note, saying she was "really looking forward to Sochi" and defending her Olympic downhill gold medal.

Robbery suspect caught thanks to vigilant bystander

01/07/2014 5:23pm
Police arrested a man Tuesday suspected of knocking down and robbing an elderly woman. Officers say they have a witness who 'went above and beyond' to thank for being able to track him down.

Cancer deaths drop by 20 percent in 2 decades, report says

01/07/2014 6:02pm
The most common cancers are decreasing in incidence, partly due to increased screening and detection. But some types continue to increase in prevalence.

Incident looked like 'horror scene', police say at Esar Met trial

01/07/2014 6:02pm
Nearly six years after the body of a 7-year-old girl was found in a neighbor's basement bathroom, the trial for her accused killer began Tuesday.

Kaysville man dies after being backed over by pickup

01/07/2014 6:24pm
Robert Benton, 67, of Kaysville, died from his injuries after being hit by a truck that was backing down a business loading ramp at the Freeport Center.

Man's remains found near Snowbasin

01/07/2014 6:36pm
Police located the remains of a man they believe was reported missing out of West Valley City near the road to Snowbasin on Tuesday.

New traffic signs in Parleys Canyon to warn drivers of unsafe conditions

01/07/2014 6:39pm
With a series of snowstorms forecasted to hit northern Utah over the next week or so, the roads in Parleys Canyon could be a mess.

$25K worth of jewelry returned to owner after burglary

01/07/2014 6:58pm
After a relative allegedly burglarized an Orem home, stealing $25,000 worth of jewelry, all but one ring has been returned to the victim.

Utah law firm files class action suit against Target over security breach

01/07/2014 7:07pm
A local law firm is filing a class action lawsuit against retail giant Target following a massive security breach during the busiest shopping season of the year.

Utah leaders work to navigate legal limbo of halt to gay marriage

01/07/2014 7:44pm
State officials are trying to figure out the legal status of married same-sex couples in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court order halting gay marriage in Utah.

Provo police search for brother of Calif. homicide victim

01/07/2014 8:04pm
Police are still searching for the killer in connection with the murder of a man and woman who were shot and killed in a mall parking lot in San Diego. The two had ties to Utah and police are now distributing flyers around Provo.

What owning up to our mistakes teaches our children

01/07/2014 8:59pm
As adults, it's hard to admit to our mistakes and make reparation. But honesty after an honest mistake engenders trust and esteem from our children and teaches the three very valuable life lessons.

Polar air blamed for 21 deaths nationwide

01/07/2014 9:16pm
Fountains froze over, a 200-foot Ferris wheel in Atlanta shut down, and Southerners had to dig out winter coats, hats and gloves they almost never have to use.

Residents request ban, regulation on carriage horses during public hearing

01/07/2014 9:24pm
The Salt Lake City Council heard more than a dozen emotional complaints during a public hearing Tuesday as residents cited traffic snarls caused by carriages traversing downtown and made pleas on behalf of the animals that pull them.

Man 'not paying attention' hit by FrontRunner train

01/07/2014 9:40pm
A man was hit by a FrontRunner train in Roy that was coming to a stop, in the second UTA- related accident in two days.

Global Rescue prepares for potential emergencies at Sochi Games

01/07/2014 10:20pm
With the recent bombings in Russia, many U.S. athletes are concerned about the security of the Sochi Winter Olympics. But, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team have hired a private crisis response team in preparation of any potential disasters.

Federal fugitive rams police truck, leads high-speed chase

01/07/2014 10:45pm
A high-speed chase through southwest Salt Lake City ended with a federal fugitive in custody Tuesday night, according to Unified police.

Bank robberies on the rise in Utah, data shows

01/07/2014 10:45pm
The rate of bank robberies in Utah has increased over the past few years, according to data from the FBI; and detectives in Salt Lake City are all too aware.

8 Utahns among finalists to live on Mars — forever

01/07/2014 10:48pm
Eight Utahns are among 1,058 finalists who are vying for a spot on a mission to colonize Mars.

Hayward's 37 lift Jazz past Thunder 112-101

01/07/2014 10:58pm
Gordon Hayward has a career-high 37 points to defeat Kevin Durant and the Thunder 112-101.

US Air Force copter crashes in England, killing 4

01/07/2014 11:00pm
A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in the coastal marshes of eastern England during a training mission on Tuesday night, killing all four crew members aboard, officials said.
 
   
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