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December 18th, 2014
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Burglar 'feels bad,' changes mind about taking wallet, charges state

05/13/2014 6:51am
A Kaysville man was charged Monday with robbing several people at gunpoint in December.

Man started fires to get back at reporter, police say

05/13/2014 7:11am
A Salt Lake man was charged Monday after police say he started several fires to get back at a TV news reporter.

Electronic dependence hurting human relationships, some experts say

05/13/2014 7:27am
One survey finds 60 percent of smartphone users can't go an hour without checking their devices. Some experts say dependence on electronic devices is hurting human relationships.

Tanker truck hits car attempting U-turn

05/13/2014 7:36am
A car carrying two Duchesne County women in their 70s was hit by a tanker truck Sunday after the driver of the car attempted to make a U-turn on U.S. 40 west of Vernal, according to Uintah County sheriff's deputies.

Restaurants featured on Food Network prepare for sales boost

05/13/2014 8:11am
A couple of Park City restaurants were featured on The Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" this past weekend, but did it boost their sales?

Chevron to pay $875K federal fine for oil spills

05/13/2014 8:26am
Chevron avoided possibly millions of dollars in federal fines for oils spills at Red Butte Creek and Willard Bay in a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Snowbird Resort changing ownership

05/13/2014 8:46am
One of Utah's largest ski resorts is changing ownership. The Bass and Cumming families announced Monday that they have entered into a partnership for the future operation of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.

Clippers' Sterling slams Magic Johnson, HIV status

05/13/2014 9:36am
An interview that was supposed to be an attempt at rehabilitation instead had Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling facing fresh rebukes as he went from apologizing for recent racist remarks to slamming Magic Johnson.

8-year-old helps mom deliver baby brother at home

05/13/2014 9:42am
Thanks to a 911 dispatcher, an 8-year-old girl helped her mother deliver a baby boy while waiting for paramedics to arrive at their Tampa Bay-area home.

College-bound students need more math, education officials say

05/13/2014 10:05am
Utah higher education officials say teens who want to go to college should take more math in high school.

Channing Tatum is the new Gambit in 'X-Men'

05/13/2014 10:58am
"X-Men" producer Laura Shuler Donner confirmed during a red carpet interview with Total Film that Channing Tatum will play Gambit in the X-Men universe.

Program connects students learning English with retirement home residents

05/13/2014 11:12am
A Brazilian teaching program had the brilliant idea to pair students learning English with elderly residents at a retirement home, and the result is beautiful.

Snapchat may not be as private as you thought

05/13/2014 11:30am
A new investigation by the Federal Trade Commission reveals the app's privacy settings mislead users, and after filing a complaint, the app has agreed on a settlement.

First image of Ben Affleck as Batman released

05/13/2014 11:48am
Director Zack Snyder sent a teaser picture of the new Batmobile for the "Superman vs. Batman" movie, and now we get a better shot of the iconic vehicle as well as a look at the Bat himself.

Most of America is annoyed by your unruly kids, new poll reveals

05/13/2014 12:44pm
If you can't stand it when a child misbehaves in public or when people live like slobs, you're not alone — most of America agrees with you, according to a new poll about pet peeves.

Have You Seen This? Armless table tennis

05/13/2014 1:16pm
Egypt's Ibrahim Hamato didn't let an inconvenience like losing both arms when he was 10 stop him from excelling at the sport he loves — table tennis.

Alcohol killed 3.3 million people in 2012, WHO says

05/13/2014 1:30pm
The World Health Organization on Monday called on governments to help reduce the number of deaths caused by alcohol.

Federal prosecutors unhappy with sentence reduction for pill doctor

05/13/2014 1:48pm
Federal prosecutors want a judge to reconsider the lighter prison term he gave a Brigham City pill doctor convicted of illegally prescribing pain killers.

Qualifying quandary: The fear that keeps people from buying homes

05/13/2014 1:53pm
A new study finds that close to half of potential home buyers are so afraid they will not qualify for a mortgage that they do not even try.

Janitor finds money, allowed to keep $88K for honesty

05/13/2014 2:04pm
It turns out that honesty is the best policy. A man in Sydney was allowed to keep $88,200 that he found in a bathroom after he turned the money in to officials.

User photos: This week in news

05/13/2014 3:06pm
This week's user photos include: real life heroes in Smithfield, cleanup after a dump truck rollover, a school bus and minivan collision and a huge storm hits southern Utah with wind and snow.

200 wild horses slated for roundup, BLM says

05/13/2014 4:23pm
The Bureau of Land Management says it plans to round up 200 wild horses in Utah, receiving emergency approval from Washington after central Utah ranchers threatened to act on their own. The roundup will happen after foaling season concludes in July.

Body found on Tipple Road near Cedar City identified

05/13/2014 4:34pm
The body found on a rural road near Cedar City was identified Tuesday.

Son accidentally shoots father in leg, police say

05/13/2014 4:42pm
A man is in the hospital after a rifle went off accidentally, shooting him in the leg, police said.

Officer who shot, killed man justified, DA says

05/13/2014 6:02pm
The actions of a Salt Lake police officer who shot and killed a man who also shot him during a traffic stop in March were deemed legally justified. Officer Mo Tafisi shot and killed Christopher Leo Knight after Knight pointed a gun at an officer.

Court halts execution over mental impairment claim

05/13/2014 6:10pm
A federal appeals court halted a convicted Texas killer's scheduled execution Tuesday so his attorneys can pursue appeals arguing he's mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.

Mother urges more monitoring on school buses

05/13/2014 6:33pm
The mother of a child who was allegedly abused by a school bus driver says buses need more monitoring.

Northern Utah tree rings chart droughts going back to Columbus

05/13/2014 7:03pm
A first-ever study of its kind probing drought and tree rings in northern Utah has found evidence of even more severe droughts than modern history suggests. Researchers say the results show a reason to be wise and wary over future water resources.

'Never let yourself get weak,' says 97-year-old fitness buff

05/13/2014 7:28pm
A little old lady from Arizona is motivating thousands to exercise after her trainers posted inspiring pictures and videos of her exercising on Instagram.

5 laws you should know about that go into effect today

05/13/2014 7:28pm
Most of the bills that Utah legislators passed during their legislative session this year go into effect Tuesday. The 350-plus new laws will change Utah's official state tree from a blue spruce to a quaking aspen and establish standards for Breathalyzers and similar blood-alcohol devices if they're installed in Utah bars.

6 Western leaders urge Congress to fix 'broken immigration system'

05/13/2014 7:53pm
Leaders in six Western states, including Utah, conducted simultaneous news conferences Tuesday afternoon urging Congress to pass legislation that reforms the nation's immigration system.

Daybreak houses spray painted with vulgar words, police say

05/13/2014 7:59pm
South Jordan police are searching for people who vandalized the Daybreak community overnight.

Celebrity guests for September Salt Lake Comic Con announced

05/13/2014 8:02pm
Actors Ernie Hudson, Cary Elwes, Bruce Campbell, John Barrowman and Sam Witwer will join the previously announced Christopher Lloyd at the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con on Sept. 4-6.

USU's SMASH lab tests, destroys bridges to improve road safety

05/13/2014 8:17pm
Students and professors at Utah State University are making Utah's roads safer by destroying bridges.

Tips from nurses for bringing home newborns

05/13/2014 8:38pm
In those few, fast and furious weeks after a new baby comes home from the hospital, life seems to speed up and slow down all at once.

2 men taken into custody after alleged armed robbery

05/13/2014 9:04pm
Two men are in custody after fleeing the scene of an armed robbery in Millcreek Tuesday evening, officials said.

4 injured, 7 vehicles damaged when triple trailer overturned

05/13/2014 9:22pm
A FedEx truck pulling three trailers overturned Tuesday on U.S. 6 in Carbon County, touching off two crashes that involved five cars and another semitrailer.

New museum memorializes fallen police officers and firefighters

05/13/2014 10:08pm
A new police and fire safety museum opened Tuesday to pay respects to fallen Salt Lake police officers and firefighters.

Man with connection to missing toddler arrested

05/13/2014 10:20pm
Salt Lake Unified Police said Tuesday they have a man in custody they believe returned a toddler to her mother last week.

Judge strikes down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban

05/13/2014 10:25pm
Federal judge said Idaho's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

51 arrested in connection with drug trafficking bust

05/13/2014 10:26pm
The investigation of a large drug trafficking organization led to the arrests of 11 people on suspicion of drug trafficking and 40 people on suspicion of being a buyer or consumer, police said.

Utah architect uses dome design to create safe school buildings

05/13/2014 10:38pm
Unusual new schools are popping up all over the country and the architect, contractors and technology come from Utah. The dome buildings become a lot more attractive when people discover the savings and safety features.
 
   
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