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December 24th, 2014
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Man sentenced to prison for fiery, fatal downtown wreck

08/05/2014 6:56am
Shane Roy Gillette, 38, was ordered to serve two consecutive sentences of zero to five years in prison for the 2011 crash that killed Julie Ann Jorgenson. Gillette hit Jorgenson's stopped vehicle going around 70 mph in downtown Salt Lake City.

125 presumed dead in Bangladesh ferry sinking

08/05/2014 7:31am
Families of scores of people presumed dead after their ferry capsized in central Bangladesh accused authorities on Tuesday of launching a feeble rescue effort and leaving their loved ones trapped inside the vessel for more than 24 hours.

1st deaf NBA player role model for deaf basketball camp

08/05/2014 8:22am
Lance Allred, the first legally deaf NBA player, was among the coaches hoping to teach boys at a Utah basketball camp who are deaf or hearing impaired about more than just basketball.

'Precrastination' can be as bad as procrastination, study says

08/05/2014 9:34am
Do you get things done too early? If so, you might be a "precrastinator." A new study says that precrastinators, as opposed to procrastinators, often work harder without an apparent benefit.

Nearly half of children experience trauma, but only some overcome it as adults

08/05/2014 10:08am
The latest Child Trends report shows children who experience "major, potentially traumatic events" are at greater risk for illness and poor health when they grow up. Nearly half of children have had at least one such adverse experience, it says.

4 deals to help you get the most of Park City before summer ends

08/05/2014 10:09am
Park City is a popular travel destination for winter, but did you know there are great summer options too? Check out these deals for fun things to do in Park City.

Survivor of nearly fatal crash seeks 'Good Samaritans' who saved her

08/05/2014 10:12am
A Utah woman is reaching out on social media to try to find two people who likely saved her life. She broke her neck in a car accident three weeks ago and wants to thank the couple who stopped to help her on the side of the road.

How to take a great (and cheap!) vacation

08/05/2014 10:35am
Breaking away from the grind in favor of long-term travel is more financially accessible than many people think.

Vandals break car windows, cause about $4K in damage

08/05/2014 11:15am
Police are asking for help to locate vandals who damaged about 20 vehicles in one spree.

Enjoy 16 lakes while hiking Clyde Lake Loop

08/05/2014 11:22am
The Clyde Lake Loop is a perfect way to experience the High Uintas with a moderately challenging hike that rewards visitors with picturesque views, dense forests and a lofty viewpoint overlooking dozens of secluded, glacier carved lakes.

Police: Provo resident hears robber yelling ‘I’m sorry’ from shed roof

08/05/2014 11:47am
A man was arrested after neighbors reported hearing him yell from the roof of a shed Tuesday morning.

5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota

08/05/2014 11:50am
Robert "Bobby" Tufts may have lost his bid for a third consecutive term as mayor of his tiny northern Minnesota tourist town, but the 5-year-old isn't taking it too hard.

Duchesne County man receives suspended prison sentences in 2009 shooting

08/05/2014 11:57am
A Duchesne County man who shot another man in the head while the victim was driving past his property has received a suspended prison sentence after spending almost five years in jail while his case was resolved.

2 serious crashes cause delays

08/05/2014 12:15pm
A man had to be extricated from his truck by emergency personnel after hitting a bridge guardrail Tuesday.

Photos: Weather pictures from around the state

08/05/2014 12:41pm
Monday's weather brought some great images across the state.

5 things to check out at Outdoor Retailer

08/05/2014 1:04pm
Lots of events are happening as a part of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market this weekend, and here are five things to check out while at Outdoor Retailer.

Have You Seen This? Best space play ever

08/05/2014 1:15pm
A tech-savvy, mechanically minded dad made arguably the most intensely immersive space play for his two sons. It will amaze.

Man, 90, gets 4 years in wife's 'mercy' killing

08/05/2014 1:33pm
A 90-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to four years in prison for killing his wife of 65 years — but he could be released after serving six months.

Utah man's invention allows you to store fruit and vegetables from your garden for 25 years

08/05/2014 2:01pm
A busy, health-conscious family trying to stay on budget finds some help in a revolutionary, Utah-born invention.

For undocumented children pouring over the border, no more military housing

08/05/2014 2:04pm
The federal government will no longer be housing unaccompanied minors from Central America at three military facilities.

3 action movies anyone will like

08/05/2014 2:06pm
If you generally disdain action films, here are three movies that you might not hate.

2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

08/05/2014 2:33pm
An American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, joining a second patient being given an experimental treatment that has never before been tested on humans.

Shaun Cowley to testify at preliminary hearing, attorneys say

08/05/2014 3:04pm
A former West Valley Police detective will testify at a hearing about the evidence against him in October, his attorneys told a judge Tuesday. But first they are going to ask that the case against Shaun Cowley be dismissed.

BYU farmers market opens Thursday at stadium

08/05/2014 4:08pm
BYU is opening its stadium parking lot to the public on Thursday for its annual farmers market.

Jeremy Johnson, associates get trial date in federal fraud case

08/05/2014 4:31pm
A federal judge Tuesday set a trial date for St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson and four associates who allegedly bilked millions of dollars from customers in an Internet marketing scam.

Toddler in serious condition after near drowning in pond

08/05/2014 4:36pm
A 3-year-old girl was rescued from a pond and taken to the hospital in serious condition after a near-drowning experience Tuesday, officials said.

Rain causes roof to collapse at Dad’s Ice Cream

08/05/2014 4:59pm
Monday evening's severe rainstorm caused landslides and also partially collapsed the roof of Dad's Ice Cream.

Utah appeals to U.S. Supreme Court in gay marriage case

08/05/2014 6:19pm
Utah on Tuesday became the first state to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on its law banning same-sex marriage that two lower courts have struck down.

Afghan soldier kills US general, wounds about 15

08/05/2014 6:30pm
An American major general was shot to death Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on allied troops, wounding about 15 including a German general and two Afghan generals.

More women needed in STEM jobs

08/05/2014 6:33pm
It's been more than half a century since national pride and economics began to drive the effort to get more young Americans interested in studying science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

Orem massage parlor owner arrested on sexual solicitation charge

08/05/2014 7:02pm
Detectives served a search warrant on a massage parlor under investigation for offering sexual favors during massages and arrested the owner Tuesday, police said.

Payson man raises $22K for wooden sunglasses Kickstarter

08/05/2014 7:28pm
A Payson man created a company to produce wooden sunglasses, and his Kickstarter campaign has raised over $22,000.

Boy dies after playground stabbing by 12-year-old

08/05/2014 7:55pm
A 9-year-old boy repeatedly stabbed by a 12-year-old at a Michigan playground ran screaming to his home and collapsed bleeding on his porch before dying at a hospital a short time later, witnesses and police said Tuesday.

Opinion: Fight over Common Core masks real challenges facing Utah's schools

08/05/2014 8:17pm
While the fight over Common Core rages, Utah's public schools face other more daunting challenges, such as large class sizes and demoralized teachers.

Shoes give directions with vibrating soles

08/05/2014 8:25pm
With a new pair of shoes, looking down at your smartphone for directions while walking could become unnecessary.

Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty

08/05/2014 8:31pm
The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes.

Dealing with infantile hemangioma? Here's what to do

08/05/2014 8:50pm
Infantile hemangiomas are often present at birth and usually pose more of an emotional concern than a health problem. Here's what you should know about what theses vascular abnormalities look like, where they come from, and when to seek treatment.

Residents upset after police escorts end for funeral processions in Vernal

08/05/2014 9:26pm
Vernal police officers will no longer be dispatched to close intersections for funeral processions. The move has upset some residents who accuse elected officials of failing to show proper respect for the dead and for their families.

Flooding in Washington Terrace damages homes, forces 1 evacuation

08/05/2014 9:42pm
About 1 inch of rain in a 45-minute span caused one home to be evacuated and around eight to 10 others to experience minimal to moderate water damage Tuesday, a city official said.

Rejected dog adopted into lap of luxury

08/05/2014 10:15pm
A dog abandoned by its owner was adopted by Wrigley chewing gum heiress after the sad tale goes viral.

4 homes still at risk from landslide that crushed home

08/05/2014 10:30pm
Familes in 27 homes along a hillside here remained displaced following a massive landslide that crushed one house, damaged a tennis and swim club, and placed other homes directly in harm's way Tuesday morning.

Hundreds displaced by floods in Carbon County

08/05/2014 10:32pm
Rainstorms have triggered destructive conditions for many areas in Utah, including flooding in Carbon, Emery and Weber counties, as well as a landslide in North Salt Lake.

Woman finds good Samaritans who saved her life

08/05/2014 10:38pm
A woman has found the good Samaritans who she said saved her life. Lacey Austin had been searching since her accident three weeks ago. KSL found the family and set up their first meeting since the wreck.
 
   
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