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December 25th, 2014
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Steven Powell to be released March 23

02/26/2014 7:08am
Recently filed court documents in Washington state say Steven Powell will be released from prison March 23. But as Powell prepares to leave incarceration, the battle over what will happen to his Puyallup home continues.

Is waiting a year for kindergarten right for your child?

02/26/2014 7:27am
When Katrina Anderson's son was born in the summer, she already knew she'd be waiting a year to send him to kindergarten.

Ohio man, 90, found competent in wife's killing

02/26/2014 7:50am
A mental evaluation has found that a 90-year-old Ohio man is competent to stand trial for allegedly suffocating his ailing 85-year-old wife to end her suffering.

BYU student launches clothing line at Fashion Week Las Vegas

02/26/2014 8:28am
Julia Perry spent a decade in New York City working as a fashion designer for big-name brands, but she often dreamed of starting a clothing line that was entirely her own.

Audit shows problems with some online education programs

02/26/2014 8:58am
As online education explodes in Utah for K-12 students, a new audit finds disturbing results about how that education is administered.

Beekeeping in Utah growing in popularity

02/26/2014 9:20am
Beekeeping has been growing in popularity across Utah in recent years.

Five ways to avoid dog bites (and what to do when you can't)

02/26/2014 9:53am
You may not be able to control a dog you don't know, but you can keep yourself protected by following a few important guidelines.

Call threatening to cut off power is a scam, homeowner discovers

02/26/2014 10:01am
Many Utah homes and businesses are receiving calls threatening to shut off the power unless money is paid immediately. It's actually nothing more than a scam.

Local mom finds success with startup baby fashion business

02/26/2014 10:04am
A local mother's creative solution to a fashion challenge has sparked an international business.

How apprenticeships can empower fathers and strengthen marriages

02/26/2014 10:13am
Could bringing apprentice-based learning to America's schools raise earnings — and give young men the skills they need to be good husbands and fathers?

Couple stumbles upon $10M in rare coins

02/26/2014 10:27am
A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree.

BYU gets it right with new Honor Code policy

02/26/2014 10:34am
It took far too long to make the correct call, but BYU has done right by its athletes. The university has made the right decision in no longer acknowledging if the Honor Code office is conducting an investigation of an athlete.

Provo man summits all 50 states' highest points

02/26/2014 11:01am
A Utah man just completed his climb of the highest points of all 50 states, taking his young children on some and his wife along for many.

New Testament stops bullets, saves man

02/26/2014 11:07am
If not for the Bible, the bullets would have gone right through his heart. A public transit bus driver in Dayton, Ohio, was attacked by three teenagers early Monday morning after his bus broke down on the side of the road.

Springville woman loses 100 pounds with the help of Instagram

02/26/2014 11:41am
Diana Smith of Springville took a look at herself in the mirror last year after her brother came home from his mission 100 pounds lighter and decided to make a change. With the help of diet, Instagram and exercise, Smith now weighs more than 100 pounds lighter, too.

Oklahoma father dies in police encounter after mother slaps daughter

02/26/2014 11:58am
It was supposed to be a fun family outing to the movies, but then Nair Rodriquez' teenage daughter got under her skin. They fought, she said, and she slapped her daughter. Moments later, police arrived on a domestic dispute call at the Moore, Oklahoma, theater and confronted her husband Luis. They took him down, and after the encounter, he was dead.

Robbers take cash, pills from man in apartment

02/26/2014 12:04pm
Two men robbed a man of money, pills and liquor in his home Tuesday morning.

Have You Seen This? Lip Sync Battle

02/26/2014 1:17pm
Former Saturday Night Live regular Jimmy Fallon is now in his second week hosting the Tonight Show, taking over for longtime comedian Jay Leno. Tuesday, Fallon introduced a bit he used while hosting "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon": Lip Sync Battle.

Lawmakers pass bills to let voters protect info, swap out school buses

02/26/2014 1:34pm
Utah lawmakers passed several bills on Tuesday, including a bill to more fully protect Utah voter information, a bill to extend renewable energy tax credits, and a bill to swap diesel school buses for alternative fuel vehicles.

Federal judge strikes down Texas gay marriage ban

02/26/2014 1:57pm
A federal judge has struck down Texas' ban on gay marriage, but is leaving it in place pending a ruling by an appeals court later this year.

User photos: This week in news

02/26/2014 2:34pm
This week's user photos include: a vehicle fire on southbound I-15, a buck trapped on the freeway, an overturned semi, police officers surrounding a house and a tribute to veterans via Creekview Elementary School.

IRS warns of 'Dirty Dozen' tax scams

02/26/2014 3:15pm
The Internal Revenue Services issued its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams to watch out for in 2014 in an effort to help people avoid costly mistakes during tax season.

Camera catches mountain lion kittens feeding

02/26/2014 4:14pm
A mountain lion and her kittens having a late-night snack were recorded via a remote camera in a Southern California wilderness park.

Army removes 588 troops from sensitive jobs

02/26/2014 5:03pm
The Army says it removed 588 soldiers from sensitive jobs such as sexual assault counselors and recruiters after finding they had committed infractions such as sexual assault, child abuse or drunken driving.

Smoke detectors help save family from fire

02/26/2014 6:53pm
Smoke detectors alerted a family of three to a basement fire, allowing them to escape the blaze early Wednesday.

'Geofencing' can pinpoint emergency areas from smartphone users

02/26/2014 7:07pm
Is an emerging technology known as "geofencing" the future of emergency alerts? If so, the future may be now in six northern Utah counties that have adopted a system that can pinpoint the best areas to send urgent notifications to smartphone u

Loss of funding has Granite District struggling to keep summer camp alive

02/26/2014 7:16pm
Each year, nearly 2,000 elementary school students from the Granite School District engage in summer camp programs in the Uinta Mountains. But if district leaders can't come up with a funding solution soon, the nearly 50- year-old program may go away.

FBI offers $5K reward to help catch LDS meetinghouse vandals

02/26/2014 7:18pm
The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of those responsible for vandalizing three LDS meetinghouses.

Utah law treats same-sex couples as 'legal strangers,' court filing claims

02/26/2014 7:25pm
The court filing is in response to the state's appeal of a U.S. District Court decision last December that struck down Utah's ban on same- sex marriage.

Men charged in murder of Orem man make plea deal

02/26/2014 7:28pm
Two men accused of shooting and killing a third man during a drug deal gone bad both struck plea deals Tuesday.

Women's football league gears up for new season

02/26/2014 7:31pm
A local women's football league is gearing up for a busy season and has been training for months in preparation of its first game.

'Most powerful rocket ever constructed' on display at Clark Planetarium

02/26/2014 8:20pm
If you're a space buff, you'll want to visit Clark Planetarium this week. NASA is showing off its new Space Launch System. Scientists there claim it's "the most powerful rocket ever constructed."

Tracy Aviary offering inexpensive Wednesday admission

02/26/2014 8:45pm
For those on a budget looking for an activity of the feathered kind during the month of March, the Tracy Aviary might have just the answer.

Manage your own meltdown in a single question

02/26/2014 9:03pm
Some days in parenthood are really hard — life is hard. Do you ever have meltdowns when you're overwhelmed? Asking yourself one single question could be the key to refocusing and carrying on.

BYU play pays homage to first black LDS pioneers

02/26/2014 9:42pm
"I Am Jane" will once again be presented at Brigham Young University. This is the final week of Black History Month, and the play began on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and runs through March 1 with a matinee and evening performance.

STEM program expands to SLCC for high school students

02/26/2014 9:46pm
Young men and women head inside to a number of classrooms that are state of the art: College level engineering, chemistry, computer science and math classrooms, familiar to dozens of 17 and 18 year olds.

Hayward leads balanced Jazz past Suns, 109-86

02/26/2014 10:35pm
Gordon Hayward came up one assist shy of his first ever triple-double, but the Jazz get a 109-86 win over the Suns.

Olympian Pikus-Pace receives hero’s welcome home to Eagle Mountain

02/26/2014 10:39pm
Olympic silver medalist Noelle Pikus-Pace returned home Wednesday following a very successful Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A few hundred people gathered in her neighborhood to greet her with flags, signs and much celebration.

Victim of sex trafficking in Utah talks about experience

02/26/2014 10:43pm
When many people hear the term "sex trafficking," there is often an image associated with it of young girls from outside of the country, forced into the world of prostitution. But many people may not realize that sex trafficking is also prevalent in Utah.

LGBT speakers, families share experiences with Utah legislators

02/26/2014 10:47pm
A dozen LGBT representatives and their families presented their experiences living in Utah to a small crowd of sympathetic legislators on both sides of the aisle Wednesday.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer releases statement over vetoed bill

02/26/2014 10:49pm
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination.
 
   
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