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December 19th, 2014
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Asking for help is not weakness

04/07/2014 6:19am
In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim addresses our tendency to not ask for help, though we need it. She explains the subconscious policies that create this tendency and how to change it.

Helmet likely saved injured climber's life, rescuers say

04/07/2014 6:46am
A Colorado man was rescued Saturday after being injured while climbing a rock face at Lake Powell.

Lehman Caves: Time capsule of nature etched in stone and bone

04/07/2014 7:22am
Suppose you could enjoy the splendors of a national park without being outside, exposed to the elements. That's possible in one of our lesser-known national parks on the doorstep of Utah.

Cheaper solution to replacing broken glasses

04/07/2014 8:07am
Americans spend more than $15 billion every year on eye wear. Much of that goes to replacing broken glasses. A cheaper solution may be to repair instead of replace the broken frames.

Math homework giving more parents trouble, tutors say

04/07/2014 8:59am
Tutors say more parents are calling them, asking for help to teach their children basic math after Common Core State Standards kicked in.

Unique formula makes 'Granite Flats' a success, director says

04/07/2014 9:51am
BYUtv's suspense drama "Granite Flats" is a coming of age drama, set against the backdrop of the Cold War in a small Colorado town. According to the show's creator and director, the unique formula works.

Standup comic John Pinette dead at 50; acted in 'Seinfeld' finale

04/07/2014 10:00am
Comedian John Pinette was found dead in a Pittsburgh hotel room Saturday, the Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Monday.

Rate of uninsured Americans lowest since 2008, poll shows

04/07/2014 10:13am
A new survey indicates 15.6 percent of Americans don't have health insurance, marking the lowest rate since 2008.

Fort Hood gunman vented on Facebook about Sandy Hook shooter, Iraq

04/07/2014 10:32am
Spc. Ivan Lopez vented about a range of subjects in Facebook posts before his shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, including his outrage at Adam Lanza's mass school shooting in Connecticut, the overpowering fear experienced during an insurgent attack in Iraq and the feeling of all-consuming hatred after being "robbed."

Provo Fashion Week brings runway to Utah

04/07/2014 10:52am
Fashion Week has expanded way past the usual centers of the industry, and now Utah is hosting its own version. Showcasing local designers, the two-day event will include runway shows with DJs and lighting and all the atmosphere-inducing extras.

5 questions you've always wanted answered

04/07/2014 11:12am
Here's five more questions you've always wanted answered: Facts, trivia, and random information to kill five minutes of your workday. This week's edition includes why we hide eggs at Easter and what causes deja vu.

City Council proposes fast food walk-ups

04/07/2014 11:22am
The Salt Lake City Council is considering changing the standards for businesses to allow equal access and service to drive-through patrons

6 moments that made someone's day

04/07/2014 11:59am
Each Monday, we hope to share moments from our readers' lives that made their day great. Whether it is a kind note from a loved one, an act of kindness or a person with an inspiring attitude, we want to hear about it.

Wi-Fi speeds could triple with new chip

04/07/2014 12:08pm
A new chip could triple the download speed on shared Wi-Fi connections, according to Qualcomm.

Have You Seen This? Back door bald eagles

04/07/2014 1:27pm
A nice view of Russia isn't the only benefit of living in Alaska. Close encounters with bald eagles are regular fare for some residents.

9 tips for hiking, traveling in the desert

04/07/2014 1:46pm
It's getting warmer out and the desert beckons — are you ready?

Why science-fiction movies abound with religious themes

04/07/2014 1:52pm
Religious and spiritual themes are woven into the plots of many popular science fiction films, TV shows and novels that may seem odd to some, but others say a convergence between the two is natural.

Filmed in Utah awards honor 'location, location, location'

04/07/2014 2:07pm
An awards show designed to reward movies, TV shows and even YouTube clips shot in Utah brings Hollywood to Utah.

Man assaulted after sticking up for gay friend, police say

04/07/2014 2:43pm
Police were investigating Monday whether an attack of man who was sticking up for his gay friend late Friday raises to the level of a hate crime.

Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

04/07/2014 4:01pm
Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

5 movies to watch on Netflix with your family

04/07/2014 4:19pm
What should you do after dinner tonight? Watch a movie with the family. Here are five great picks that are streaming on Netflix.

Volcanic island eats another off Japan

04/07/2014 4:46pm
NASA's Earth Observatory reports that Niijima island, a volcano which broke through the ocean's surface last November, has now merged with a nearby island that formed from a volcano which last erupted 40 years ago.

Man gets 'conditional' sentence for role in triple homicide

04/07/2014 5:26pm
Davis Fotu, who police say provided the getaway vehicle in a triple homicide, has been sentenced to jail for three years, or until he can testify against the accused shooter in the crime — "whichever is longer," according to court documents.

Man arrested in Salt Lake drive-by shooting

04/07/2014 6:12pm
A man wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting has been arrested by Salt Lake police.

Democrats highlight equal pay in political push

04/07/2014 6:38pm
From the White House to Capitol Hill to the campaign trail, Democrats are planning an across-the- board push on paycheck equality on Tuesday, the party's first large-scale coordinated effort on the issue ahead of November's midterm elections.

'Wake up America,' says family involved in BLM cattle dispute

04/07/2014 6:56pm
A man has been released after being arrested Sunday during an ongoing dispute over grazing rights between the Bureau of Land Management and a family in southern Nevada, and the family is calling for action.

'Mountain Man' pleads guilty to weapons charges

04/07/2014 7:06pm
A man accused of eluding authorities for several years while burglarizing remote cabins across a wide swath of Utah has pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges.

Prosecutors discover new evidence in man's sexual abuse case

04/07/2014 7:07pm
A man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a minor appeared in court Monday morning, and KSL has learned there's new evidence that puts the 14-year-old alleged victim's testimony in doubt.

Mom thwarts teen shooting by monitoring son's Facebook, police say

04/07/2014 7:10pm
A planned shooting near West High School involving a student was thwarted late last week thanks to a mother keeping an eye on her son's Facebook page, according to police.

1 case of hantavirus confirmed in Kane County

04/07/2014 7:25pm
Health officials say they've confirmed a case of the potentially deadly hantavirus disease in Kane County.

Oscar Pistorius takes witness stand for first time

04/07/2014 7:44pm
His voice shaking, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand Monday for the first time, testifying that he was trying to protect the girlfriend he killed and that he became so tormented by memories of the fatal shooting and panic attacks that he once hid helplessly in a closet.

Media, medical professionals discuss suicide prevention

04/07/2014 7:54pm
Members of the media and mental health professionals met together Monday to discuss how they can work together to help bring hope, information and resources to those in crisis.

Dogs to be trained by prison inmates to help Utah's veterans

04/07/2014 8:19pm
Canines With a Cause rescues shelter dogs and trains them to be placed with veterans suffering from PTSD. Starting Tuesday, some of these dogs will be trained by female prison inmates.

More women opt to give birth at home, study says

04/07/2014 8:30pm
The number of women opting to give birth outside of a hospital is at a 37-year high, and mothers in Utah are part of the trend.

'ThruTurns' coming to Hill Field Road in Layton

04/07/2014 8:54pm
Layton drivers will soon see some changes designed to cut down on congestion in the city. A redesign on Hill Field Road with new designated U-turns is expected to begin this summer.

Police hope photos will help identify female credit union robber

04/07/2014 9:17pm
Police are asking for help to identify and locate the woman who robbed a Deseret First Credit Union Monday.

Utah man creates art behind 'Captain America' movie

04/07/2014 9:42pm
American Fork artist James Carson helped create many of the set pieces seen in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," out of his home. This weekend, movie-goers got to see his work on the big screen.

Sugar House fireworks show in danger of cancellation once again

04/07/2014 10:26pm
The traditional Sugar House fireworks display is one of the biggest parties in the state, but the show is once again in danger of fizzling out.

St. George teen falls to his death in Cane Beds

04/07/2014 10:47pm
Rulon Jessop, 16, was hiking with his brother and uncles in Cane Beds, when he lost his footing and fell approximately 100 feet to the rocky bottom of a cliff face.

Inseparable siblings to be remembered in double funeral

04/07/2014 10:47pm
Family members of Katie and Taylor Marcus spent time picking out flowers Monday in preparation for the siblings' funeral. The two were inseparable in life, they say, and died on the same day in a car accident on U.S. 6.

10K-acre prescribed burn planned near Beaver

04/07/2014 11:22pm
The BLM has prescribed a controlled burn for a 10,000-acre area southwest of Bever, planned for next month. But some homeowners who live nearby aren't so sure it's a good idea.

Searchers find crash site of missing helicopter in Grand County

04/07/2014 11:30pm
A search for two men who didn't return from a helicopter flight Sunday ended about 2:30 p.m. Monday when a "crash site" was located.
 
   
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