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December 27th, 2014
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Police say 12-year-old crashed stolen school bus

08/06/2014 8:00am
Northern Indiana police say a 12-year-old boy driving a stolen school bus led officers on a chase in parts of three counties before crashing into a parked truck and a home.

South Jordan dropping school district split issue

08/06/2014 8:28am
The South Jordan City Council declined to take action on a school district split, allowing the deadline for placing the issue before voters to pass.

8 places for fantastic fossil finds

08/06/2014 9:07am
A bird with an estimated 20- to 24-foot wingspan was identified in South Carolina. There's evidence that dinosaurs roamed what's now a national park in Alaska and a 9-foot-tall stegomastodon was unearthed in New Mexico. And those are just the dinosaur finds made across the United States this summer. If you're fascinated by these magnificent prehistoric creatures, there's plenty more exploration to be done.

The most and least religious schools in the country

08/06/2014 9:14am
Princeton Review ranked the most and least religious schools in the country.

Man wanted on 4 felony warrants; police seek help

08/06/2014 9:45am
Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man wanted on outstanding felony warrants for allegedly stealing cars.

5 family-friendly short stories you've never heard of that are worth reading

08/06/2014 10:06am
Ditch the DVR and spend some quality time with family and a host of dynamic characters. These five stories are soon to be family favorites.

Jamaal Williams taking suspension in stride

08/06/2014 10:14am
The BYU running back is taking in stride his suspension for the season-opener against Connecticut, putting all the blame on himself. For the next two years he says he is staying on the good side of the university's stringent Honor Code.

Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storage

08/06/2014 10:26am
An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find — in its own storage rooms.

Commercial real estate improving in S.L. market

08/06/2014 10:41am
Overall, in the Salt Lake metro area, commercial real estate continues to reflect an economy that is healthy and growing.

7 things to do before summer ends

08/06/2014 11:07am
School is right around the corner, which means summer is coming to a close. And, to help you squeeze every last drop out of your summer experience, we've compiled a list of things you need to do before the summer ends.

Aussie commuters tip train car to help trapped man

08/06/2014 11:47am
Dozens of people helped rescue a fellow commuter in Australia by pushing against a train car to free the man whose leg slipped between the platform and the train.

Macy’s petitions local artists to decorate windows for Christmas

08/06/2014 11:54am
The City Creek Macy's store is asking for submissions from local artists to decorate its display windows for the Christmas season.

Some gamers hear explosions for hours after playing, study says

08/06/2014 11:55am
The sounds of explosions and music ring in the ears of some gamers for hours after they stop playing, according to a new study.

Floating snowflake could be the world's coolest hotel

08/06/2014 12:09pm
The Krystall hotel will doubtless inspire a few gags about a frosty reception when it opens in December 2016, but once guests realize they're about to check in to a giant floating snowflake, it could just as easily melt hearts.

Celebrate Root Beer Float Day with some delicious recipes

08/06/2014 12:39pm
It's Root Beer Float Day! These recipes are a must for the summer heat and some much needed family and friend time.

Have You Seen This? Apparently, this kid is hilarious

08/06/2014 1:15pm
A 5-year-old steals the spotlight during a live local newscast, and the video's gone viral.

The original cast of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:' where are they now?

08/06/2014 2:07pm
As we gear up for another "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, let's take a look back at five of the original cast members from the 1990 classic.

Armed robbers enter home, hit victim with gun

08/06/2014 2:29pm
A man was robbed by a man and woman who entered his home Tuesday evening, police said.

Man breaks door with sledge hammer, stabs roommate, police say

08/06/2014 3:11pm
A man was arrested Tuesday after stabbing his roommate during an altercation over money, police said.

Texas shooting survivor gets personalized Dumbledore letter

08/06/2014 4:34pm
J K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, sent a special gift to the lone survivor of a family massacre in Texas.

Orem motorcyclist injured; police search for possible hit-and-run driver

08/06/2014 5:05pm
Orem police are looking for the driver of a silver passenger car that they say caused a motorcyclist or scooter driver to fall off her bike and become injured. They're still investigating whether the vehicle actually made contact with the biker.

Police ID Idaho man suffering from apparent amnesia

08/06/2014 5:34pm
Police have identified a man who walked into a hospital last week exhibiting signs of amnesia. After performing an analysis of his fingerprints, Idaho State Police identified him as Thomas Allen McCracken.

Paraglider crashes near Viewmont High School 'V'

08/06/2014 5:57pm
A paraglider was injured Wednesday afternoon after crashing above the Viewmont High School "V", police said.

274 missionaries safely transferred out of Ebola-affected areas

08/06/2014 6:19pm
The 274 Mormon missionaries being transferred out of Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola virus outbreak have left safely and are traveling to their new assignments. Meanwhile, LDS worship services in the region continued as normal.

Hurricane Iselle gains strength as it nears Hawaii

08/06/2014 7:00pm
Hawaii residents prepared for what could be the first hurricane to hit the state in more than 20 years as weather officials said Wednesday that an approaching storm appears to have strengthened and will likely maintain its speed as it heads toward the islands.

Water tests positive for E. Coli in Clinton

08/06/2014 7:00pm
Officials are advising residents of Clinton to avoid drinking water from the city system after samples tested positive for E. Coli Wednesday.

SLC organizers not swayed in 'comic con' battle; lawsuit possible

08/06/2014 7:01pm
Salt Lake's homegrown comic and pop culture event has told San Diego Comic-Con organizers that the Utah event will not drop "Comic Con" from its name.

Outdoor leader hopeful gear show can stay in Utah

08/06/2014 7:12pm
The president of the Outdoor Industry Association said Wednesday that he is optimistic the world's largest outdoor-gear trade show can remain in Salt Lake City for the long term now that the state is pushing for a new convention center hotel.

Wednesday's Child — Orlando

08/06/2014 7:17pm
Orlando is a 13-year-old child living in the Utah foster care system. He loves baseball and hopes to be adopted.

Graphic novels making an impact on juvenile justice teens

08/06/2014 7:34pm
Though the teenagers housed at the Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services' Decker Youth Center are considered among the most reluctant readers, many are now reading voraciously — and it's all thanks to graphic novels.

Toddler makes ‘miraculous’ recovery after near drowning, returns home

08/06/2014 7:50pm
A 3-year-old girl who nearly drown in a pond Tuesday returned home from the hospital Wednesday.

Gov. Herbert invites 14 senators to view proposed national monument

08/06/2014 7:53pm
Gov. Gary Herbert has invited the 14 U.S. senators asking President Barack Obama to designate a Greater Canyonlands National Monument to come to Utah and see for themselves how the state can better manage its public lands.

Nigeria rushes to get isolation tents for Ebola

08/06/2014 8:21pm
Nigerian authorities rushed to obtain isolation tents Wednesday in anticipation of more Ebola infections as they disclosed five more cases of the virus and a death in Africa's most populous nation, where officials were racing to keep the gruesome disease confined to a small group of patients.

Utah runner feels right at home at Eugene Marathon

08/06/2014 8:28pm
Dorothy was right — there's no place like home. I haven't lived in Oregon since I was 12 years old, but a piece of my heart will always reside there. I still long for overcast, rainy days, rocky cliffs along a chilly shoreline, and canopies of evergreen for miles. When I heard the Eugene Marathon was being moved to July, there was no hesitation. We would all, as a family, run in my childhood home.

Video: Little seal loves surfing

08/06/2014 8:52pm
Two British surfers caught more than big waves when a seal pup jumped on their boards Monday.

Cheerleaders, convicts help cleanup flood damage in Helper

08/06/2014 9:01pm
A group of volunteers that included high school cheerleaders, county jail inmates and community members spent Wednesday clearing mud and debris out of Carbon County homes damaged by Monday's flash floods.

WSU officials warn of data breach that could impact 1,200

08/06/2014 9:24pm
Weber State University is warning its students and teachers their information may have been compromised in a data breach earlier this year.

Non-profit wants 30K bulletproof vests for police dogs

08/06/2014 10:07pm
Nobody wants to see a police dog get hurt. That's why a Michigan manufacturer makes ballistic vests for K-9 dogs, as well as for the people who serve in the police and military.

‘Out of control’ man stunned by Taser 3 times, police say

08/06/2014 10:34pm
A man who police described as being "out of control" was arrested Tuesday. The incident began with the man chasing another man with a car antenna.

Drone over Rainbow Bridge gets tourist in trouble

08/06/2014 10:48pm
A tourist hoping to get a very special view of Rainbow Bridge National Monument ran into a bit of trouble with the National Park Service. As it turned out, the drone he used for an aerial view put him on the wrong side of the law.

Former BYU student accused of hacking system, changing grade

08/06/2014 11:04pm
A 26-year-old Brigham Young University student has been arrested after officials say he broke into the school's computer system to change his grades.

City declares state of emergency in wake of landslide

08/06/2014 11:06pm
Assessment of the landslide that claimed one home and threatened four others continued Wednesday morning as utility companies monitored the scene on Parkway Drive in North Salt Lake.
 
   
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