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July 23rd, 2014
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All riders now off disabled California coaster

07/08/2014 5:50am
A roller coaster derailed Monday at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, slightly injuring four people and leaving about two dozen stranded about 20 feet in the air, authorities said.

Demolition and rebuild considered for Provo Power Plant

07/08/2014 7:35am
City administrators are planning to upgrade the almost-75-year-old Provo Power Plant, which is susceptible to collapse in even a small earthquake.

Outdoor recreation 'very important' to most Utahns, study shows

07/08/2014 7:59am
A new survey shows that July heat or December cold does not deter an overwhelming majority of Utah residents from getting outside at least once a week. Even more impressive, nearly 90 percent said outdoor recreation is very important to them.

BYU-Utah rivalry 12th hottest in nation, website says

07/08/2014 9:01am
BYU and the University of Utah won't play each other in football this year, but their rivalry is getting national attention anyway.

1,000-foot water slide coming to downtown SLC

07/08/2014 9:37am
Water slides and summer are synonymous with youthful fun. It seems like no summer is complete without some sort of fun in the water.

Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

07/08/2014 9:50am
If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?

Give a notebook to a school kid by buying a notebook from Target

07/08/2014 9:54am
Yoobi school supplies company gives paper, pencils and markers to school kids in America's poorest school districts.

Electrical problem may have sparked warehouse fire, official says

07/08/2014 10:24am
Investigators suspect an external electrical source caused a warehouse near 4200 South and 150 West to catch fire.

Dinosaur fossil bed found in eastern Idaho

07/08/2014 10:26am
Experts say a dinosaur fossil bed in eastern Idaho containing some 200 specimens could be the most important such site in the state.

Chaffetz predicts Romney will run in 2016

07/08/2014 10:46am
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said he believes Mitt Romney will run for president again in 2016 and win.

Quiz: Utah's Dinosaur Destinations

07/08/2014 11:01am
Utah is a great place for dinosaur lovers to find fossils in museums and in nature. How much do you know about Utah's dinosaur destinations? Find out and learn more with this quiz.

Election complaint filed against Utah Co. attorney

07/08/2014 11:16am
A group of Utah County voters is asking the lieutenant governor to investigate whether county attorney Jeff Buhman violated state law by releasing personal records of his Republican primary opponent.

Photos: Ducklings rescued from storm drain in Riverton neighborhood

07/08/2014 12:08pm
Residents of a Riverton neighborhood heard squawks Monday morning and teamed up to rescue nine ducklings from a storm drain.

Have You Seen This? Marriage proposal backed by Paul McCartney

07/08/2014 1:15pm
At the July 5 Paul McCartney concert, one man got the opportunity of a lifetime when McCartney pulled two concertgoers onstage.

It's not too late for a beach body

07/08/2014 1:19pm
Having trouble getting your body to look the way you want it? Here are the ins and outs of safe surgical options.

A complete breakdown of the original 'Planet of the Apes' series

07/08/2014 2:03pm
Before you see "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," we give a spoiler-free overview of the original series and let you know if they're worth watching again — or for the first time.

Utah's narrow medical marijuana program begins

07/08/2014 3:21pm
Utah has issued its first registration cards Tuesday morning under a limited medical marijuana program allowing those with severe epilepsy to possess a low-potency extract.

User photos: This week in news

07/08/2014 3:45pm
Some of this week's user photos include: 4th of July celebrations, a hot air balloon crash, the Taylor Mountain fire and cyclists rescuing an injured dog in Memory Grove.

Cleveland tops Dallas in bid to host RNC in 2016

07/08/2014 4:22pm
Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.

New Carbon County wildfire starts as Uintah County blaze winds down

07/08/2014 4:34pm
Two Hotshot teams that had been assigned to the Taylor Mountain Road Fire north of Vernal have been released to respond to a new wildfire burning 5 miles east of East Carbon.

Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

07/08/2014 5:12pm
President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political storm in Washington and beyond.

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

07/08/2014 5:43pm
A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

Man pleads guilty to killing Draper officer

07/08/2014 6:27pm
In an unexpected move, Timothy Troy Walker pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday for the murder of Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson 10 months ago.

Elephant rescued after 50 years of abuse

07/08/2014 7:01pm
An elephant is rescued in India after being held captive for 50 years while enduring abuse.

NYPD arrests mother of baby left in subway station

07/08/2014 7:01pm
Security video showed nothing amiss when Frankea Dabbs — wearing dark glasses, pushing a baby stroller and pulling a rolling suitcase — entered a busy Manhattan subway station Monday night.

Former West Valley detective appears briefly in court

07/08/2014 7:08pm
Former West Valley police detective Shaun Cowley made a brief initial appearance in court Tuesday morning. He is charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Danielle Willard.

Man accused of shooting wife charged with attempted murder

07/08/2014 7:11pm
Emery County prosecutors have charged Chad Robert Snyder with attempted murder and two firearms offenses in connection with the June 29 shooting of his wife.

WVC police chief says hush money accusations 'offensive'

07/08/2014 7:14pm
West Valley City's police chief fired back strongly Tuesday at allegations of "hush money" being paid out by the former administration to cover up alleged illegal activities and "drinking funds" being established with confiscated drug money.

Families receive hope by registering for hemp oil cards

07/08/2014 7:19pm
The Utah Department of Health began issuing hemp extract registration cards on Tuesday, allowing caregivers to possess and use hemp oil extract in treating patients with epilepsy.

Mother's magical pictures capture sons' special bond with animals

07/08/2014 7:28pm
A self-taught photographer and mom of two has been taking breathtaking photos of her sons on their farm in western Russia that create a storybook world between humans and animals.

Susan Powell's parents fight for $2.3M trust

07/08/2014 7:30pm
Susan Cox Powell's mother-in-law and sister-in- law are challenging in court her father's effort to remove them as beneficiaries of $2.3 million in life insurance proceeds.

J.K. Rowling releases 'Harry Potter' short

07/08/2014 8:04pm
Author J.K. Rowling gave readers a peek into the adult life of the members of Dumbledore's Army when she released a new Rita Skeeter gossip column Tuesday.

LDS Church publishes essay on the Book of Abraham

07/08/2014 8:22pm
"The veracity and value of the book of Abraham cannot be settled by scholarly debate concerning the book's translation and historicity," a new LDS Church essay concludes. The essay is the latest released on the Gospel Topics section of LDS.org.

Police: Woman's alleged meth use a possible factor in deaths of newborns

07/08/2014 8:28pm
Police have the DNA test results back from the FBI involving the seven babies Megan Huntsman gave birth to in the late '90s and early 2000s.

5 lessons to learn from postpartum depression

07/08/2014 8:31pm
Postpartum depression brings with it many difficulties. However, it can also bring gifts in the form of life lessons that can have a positive impact on someone for the rest of their life.

2 men hope to set record in Utah for 'World's Fastest Hot Tub'

07/08/2014 9:01pm
Two Canadian men built a mobile hot tub in a 1969 Coupe DeVille Convertible and are hoping to gain the title of the "World's Fastest Hot Tub."

Community rallies to bring injured Murray teen home

07/08/2014 9:22pm
Family and friends of a Murray girl who was involved in a roll-over car accident in Louisiana have rallied together and raising money to bring her home.

New Salt Lake Comic Con guests announced

07/08/2014 9:42pm
Stars are coming from Starling City, Middle Earth and Pasadena, California, to join this fall's Salt Lake Comic Con guest lineup.

Man receives award after saving 3-year-old from drowning

07/08/2014 10:15pm
A child almost drowns while swimming in an apartment pool in Lehi, but a complete stranger ran to her rescue and saved her life.

3 more men charged as Rainbow Family leaves Utah

07/08/2014 10:38pm
Rainbow Family members are filtering out of the Heber Valley after their annual gathering ended Sunday, but Wasatch County authorities say some of them continue to get into trouble with the law.

California teen confesses to woolen mill fire, police say

07/08/2014 10:43pm
A teen from California confessed to setting a fire that destroyed the Baron Woolen Mills in Brigham City on June 29, police said.

Riverton councilman responds to concerns about removal of monuments

07/08/2014 10:52pm
A city councilman says the demolishing of two markers from Sons and Daughters of Utah Pioneers at Riverton Park was the only option in the building of a new park.

Report: Gordon Hayward to sign max offer from Charlotte Hornets

07/08/2014 11:15pm
Gordon Hayward agreed to a max deal with Charlotte, which would be worth $63 million over four years, according to Yahoo Sports.
 
   
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