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'I get it now': Draper mayor rescinds homeless sites offer during raucous public gathering

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:13pm

After more than three hours of listening to more than 700 Draper residents protest his proposal to volunteer two Draper sites for a new homeless resource center, Mayor Troy Walker rescinded his offer late Wednesday.

Man wanted for child sex abuse arrested after tip from Chicago authorities, police say

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:12pm

A fugitive accused of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in Illinois was arrested Wednesday in Salt Lake, federal authorities said.

Layton group giving dads tools they need to do their daughters' hair

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:58pm

It’s no secret most dads struggle with doing their daughters' hair. From finicky French braids to impossible ponytails, it seems big, strong hands aren’t meant to handle such delicate strands of hair. A group in Layton is trying to change that.

Lee, Hatch differ on whether to move on from health care reform

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:31pm

Despite House Republicans' failure to repeal and replace Obamacare last week, Sen. Mike Lee says it's too early to give up on rewriting the 7-year-old law.

Weber County detectives seek owners of hundreds of stolen items

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:00pm

Detectives in Weber County say they've busted a large-scale burglary ring where crimes spanned through Weber, Davis, and Box Elder counties over the past year.

Orem police place 'missed connection' ad on Craigslist to snare suspected shoplifter

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:53pm

Orem Police have found an alternate use for a Craigslist section geared toward the ‘love at first sight’ that got away.

Wednesday's Child - Joe

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:31pm

Joe is a 17-year-old boy who loves basketball and the Utah Jazz. He's hoping to leave foster care and finally be adopted.

Sheriff proposes "urban campsite" to curb homeless problem

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:00pm

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder has drafted a 21-point plan to tackle homelessness this year, including a plan to shrink the downtown shelter's capacity from 1,100 to 200 in two months and establish an "urban campsite" on 100 South and 600 West.

Two charged in lengthy weekend car chase

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:28pm

Two men accused of leading police on a half-hour chase over the weekend, firing several shots at officers in the process, were charged Wednesday.

Orrin Hatch says he would consider not running for 8th term if Mitt Romney gets in Senate race

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:54pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch said he would consider ending what would be a 42-year Senate career in 2018 if he "could get a really outstanding person to run," calling Mitt Romney "perfect" for the position.

Dead goat, chickens found in Parowan animal abuse case

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:50pm

Dead chickens, a dead goat and dogs that were being kept alive by neighbors who would sneak food to them were found on a Parowan man's residence by police, according to a newly unsealed search warrant.

Governor signs hardened polygamy law

Brady McCombs - Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:30pm

Polygamists face harsher punishments if they are convicted of other crimes such as domestic abuse or fraud under a new law signed late Tuesday night by Gov. Gary Herbert.

DWR searching for mountain lion sighted near elementary school in Helper

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:16pm

The Division of Wildlife Resources is searching for a mountain lion sighted near an elementary school in Helper Wednesday afternoon.

Trump travel ban prompts Utah refugee and immigrant training

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:47pm

A Salt Lake City organization is hosting a series of trainings this month to make sure refugees and immigrants understand their rights under President Donald Trump's travel ban and refugee program suspension.

South Jordan man pleas to ammunition charge in West Valley shooting

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:03pm

A South Jordan man who opened fire on another man who complimented his ball cap last summer is headed to federal prison for illegally possessing ammunition.

Power restored after outage in central Utah causes over 13K customers to lose power

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:33pm

An outage in central Utah caused 13,416 customers to lose power Wednesday morning.

'I did not want him to die that day,' says Bountiful man who killed wife's ex-husband

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:32pm

Heneli Kaufusi said he had no intention of killing Sione Mangisi. He was only trying to protect his family. But prosecutors say there became a point that his attack was no longer considered self-defense. Kaufusi was sentenced to prison Wednesday,

West Jordan man accused of plane bomb threat now faces arson charge

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:44pm

An arson charge has been filed against a West Jordan man who is also accused of falsely warning a bomb was on a plane earlier this year.

4 scenic road trips to take in eastern Utah

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:38am

If you love the outdoors but prefer experiencing them from the comfort of your own car, here are four scenic road trips to embark on in eastern Utah.

Body of missing fisherman recovered from Flaming Gorge

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:58am

The body of a Manila man who went missing while fishing at Flaming Gorge Reservoir in January was recovered Tuesday, police said.