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December 28th, 2014
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Arson possible in apartment complex fire

08/19/2014 7:22am
"There was absolutely no reason for a fire to start in there," a Salt Lake fire captain said after crews extinguished a fire at an apartment complex under construction.

Utah twins' intricate hairstyles catch international attention

08/19/2014 7:45am
A Lehi mother and her daughters are getting international attention for the twins' impressive hairdos.

Video: Students give back to their first-grade teacher

08/19/2014 8:03am
A teacher of 41 years received a retirement gift from former students that left her at a loss for words.

Crackdown reduces graffiti on west side, police say

08/19/2014 8:14am
West Valley police and the Unified Police Department said their recent crackdown has dramatically reduced the amount of graffiti on west side streets.

Stabbing suspect arrested in hammer assault on sister

08/19/2014 8:35am
A man accused of stabbing a classmate at Duchesne High School in May is facing new charges after deputies say he attacked his sister with a hammer.

Deputies ID man who fell from roof of moving SUV

08/19/2014 8:51am
The Duchesne County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man who died Saturday after falling off the roof of a sport-utility vehicle driven by a suspected drunken driver.

State asks for more time in appeal of gay marriage recognition

08/19/2014 9:23am
Utah asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for more time Monday to file its appeal in a same-sex marriage recognition case. They are asking that the deadline be extended from Sept. 22 to Oct. 22.

Trayvon Martin's mom to Michael Brown's: 'Neither of their lives shall be in vain'

08/19/2014 9:44am
In the days since Michael Brown was shot and killed, protests have filled the streets. But beyond that, there's the pain and grief of a family. It's a pain Sybrina Fulton knows all too well.

1 in 7 Americans struggles to feed family, study shows

08/19/2014 10:01am
Need outside help to feed your family? You're in solid company. A new survey reveals that one in seven Americans relies on charitable programs and services to get the nutrition they need to remain healthy.

Is your child ready for school?

08/19/2014 10:13am
With school starting soon for many children in Utah, educators say it's important to get kids back into the routine of a typical school day.

Strange sea creatures invade West Coast beaches

08/19/2014 10:25am
Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches, puzzling tourists and thrilling scientists quick to explain the phenomenon.

6 tips for taking a 'staycation'

08/19/2014 11:04am
A list of tips and ideas to help make the most of your time and plan an effective and fun "staycation" that will create lasting memories for your family.

SLC food cart, Midvale restaurant temporarily closed for health violations

08/19/2014 11:31am
A Salt Lake City food cart and a Midvale restaurant were temporarily closed for health code violations by the Salt Lake County Health Department.

U. warns of scammers posing as university support

08/19/2014 11:50am
Scammers have been pretending to be from the school's help desk or technical support team to gain access to computers.

LDS Church announces feature-length documentary, 'Meet the Mormons'

08/19/2014 12:34pm
"Meet the Mormons," a new feature-length documentary produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, features the lives of six individuals who live across the globe.

‘Dragon’ pterosaur was toothless, dominated skies

08/19/2014 12:45pm
With a name that comes from the Persian word for "dragon," the azhdarchidan pterosaur didn't need any teeth to control ancient skies, according to a new study.

Have You Seen This? Inspirational Little League coach speech

08/19/2014 1:15pm
A Rhode Island Little League coach had a team of disappointed kids when they were eliminated from tournament play, but his speech is one for the very best of books.

Rock slide damages pipeline, spews oil into San Juan River

08/19/2014 1:28pm
Authorities believe a rock slide damaged an oil well pipeline, sending at least five barrels of oil into a wash that drains into the San Juan River. The leak in the Montezuma Creek area was discovered on Thursday and has been contained.

4 great back-to-school movies

08/19/2014 2:04pm
It's that time again. Get your pencils sharpened and zip up your backpacks because it's time to go back to school. Here are four movies to get you even more excited about the first day of school.

Following drought, Utahns now battling onslaught of bugs, report says

08/19/2014 3:21pm
Longer droughts, more intense and widespread wildfires, and the increasing prevalence of so-called superstorms are all possible indicators of a changing climate. A new report shows bugs and other pests are also an impact.

From 3 to 18, healthy back-to-school advice

08/19/2014 3:28pm
Every stage of your child's life brings challenges and milestones, often measured at the start of a new school year. Annual exams are a great way to stay ahead of potential problems; with older kids, open and honest communication can help you tackle hot-button issues.

User photos: This week in news

08/19/2014 3:29pm
Some of this week's user photos include: storm photos from across the state, including flooding in southern Utah, a Salt Lake City motorcycle accident, two car rollovers and a train vs. truck collision.

New study shows 100,000 elephants killed in Africa

08/19/2014 4:33pm
A new study concludes that 100,000 elephants have been poached from 2010-12.

Man charged in April stabbing thought he was getting in cab before fight

08/19/2014 5:22pm
A fatal stabbing that left Joaquin Gonzalez dead and Harlin Ramos facing murder charges started as a simple misunderstanding, witnesses said. A judge heard evidence against Ramos on Tuesday.

Bomb threat cancels school at Westlake High School

08/19/2014 6:11pm
Classes were canceled at Westlake High School on Tuesday after a bomb threat was called in to police.

Woman sentenced 1 to 15 years for son's methadone-related death

08/19/2014 6:22pm
Prosecutors said there were "no winners" after a Tooele woman whose 2-year-old son died after drinking methadone was sentenced to prison. Jill Goff, 33, was ordered to serve one to 15 years in prison for child abuse homicide.

Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

08/19/2014 6:43pm
Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."

1 killed, 6 injured after driver over-corrects minivan, police say

08/19/2014 6:49pm
A passenger in a minivan was killed in a crash after the vehicle drifted on I-84 Monday, police said. Two people were taken by air ambulance to the hospital.

Utah Drowsy Driving Awareness Week aims to educate on dangers

08/19/2014 7:02pm
This week has been designated Utah's first Drowsy Driving Awareness Week because it's one of the top five behaviors that kill motorists in the state. KSL TV's Jed Boal stayed up all night to show how sleeplessness affects driving.

Officer's body camera captures fatal 7-Eleven shooting

08/19/2014 7:08pm
The police officer who shot and killed Dillon Taylor captured the incident on his body camera, Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank said Tuesday. But he said it would not be appropriate to make it public at this time.

Gov. Herbert: 112K new jobs in Utah since 2012

08/19/2014 7:09pm
In January 2012, Gov. Gary Herbert set a goal of achieving job growth in Utah of 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days. He announced Tuesday that the goal appears to have been met and then some, with the state adding 112,200 new jobs in the 32-month period.

Perfect parenting expectation affects mental health of parents

08/19/2014 7:33pm
Outside pressures for perfect parenting affects the mental health of new parents, a new study says.

Ogden Temple renovation to bring lasting economic impact, mayor says

08/19/2014 7:58pm
The Ogden Temple is bringing a lot of visitors to the city and city leaders hope that increase will continue to some degree after the open house.

Map shows relative value of $100 in each state

08/19/2014 8:29pm
Consumers be aware — $100 isn't "worth" the same amount in each state, according to a map released Monday.

Fundraiser saves local music venue from possible closure

08/19/2014 9:04pm
A recent fundraiser raised over $2,500 for Muse Music Cafe and saved the venue from possible eviction and closure.

4 ways to save on back-to-school shopping

08/19/2014 9:36pm
Back-to-school is a bitter-sweet time of year. Kids are excited to see their friends again, but sad to return to a regimented daily routine. Parents look forward to having the kids out of the house and back in class, but dread the cost of getting them there.

Man crashes minivan into flagpole outside Uintah County Library

08/19/2014 10:25pm
Vernal police are trying to determine what caused a man to drive onto the plaza in front of the Uintah County Library and crash into a flagpole Tuesday.

Man in critical condition after hit-and-run accident

08/19/2014 10:32pm
Police are looking for a suspect they say hit a motorcyclist then took off.

LDS leader asks members to share 'edifying' messages on social media

08/19/2014 10:49pm
Elder David A. Bednar of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encouraged members to get more involved in social media and announced a new church produced film that will be released in October.

FBI director addresses Ferguson shooting during Utah speech

08/19/2014 10:54pm
FBI Director James Comey wouldn't say much Tuesday about the civil rights investigation his agency and the Department of Justice are conducting in Ferguson, Missouri.

US officials: Video shows American's beheading

08/19/2014 11:00pm
A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.

Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

08/19/2014 11:10pm
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.

Police search for 2 men after armed robbery

08/19/2014 11:14pm
Police are looking for two men after an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven.

Public will see 125 million-year-old dinosaur tracks

08/19/2014 11:59pm
The public will soon have a chance to see an extraordinary set of footprints left behind by dinosaurs 125 million years ago.
 
   
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