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Make Your Week: Woman loses Christmas budget check, Harmons employee finds it

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:19am

Reading the news is not always an uplifting experience, but the team strives to regularly share uplifting stories with our readers.

Police: Woman killed in Am. Fork had filed for protective order against gunman

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:34am

A man and a woman killed by gunfire Sunday in American Fork may have had a romantic relationship at one time, but the woman had recently obtained a protective restraining order against the man, according to police.

Teen with autism found safe

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 9:50am

A teenager with autism was found safe in an abandoned home Monday morning after he went missing earlier in the morning, officials said.

Rose Park woman serves neighbors with mobile coffee truck

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 8:21am

Rose Park resident Trina Perez is hoping to make Rose Park a better place to be, one cup at a time. "I didn't do this to be rich. I did it to be happy," she said.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Xoel Cardenas and Sean Walker  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 7:30am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Police: 2 dead after man shoots woman, then killed while fleeing

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 11:59pm

Two people are confirmed dead following a shooting in American Fork, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

The Road Home served record 1,406 in emergency shelter on a single night

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:00pm

The Road Home sheltered 1,406 people on a single night this week, a record for the nonprofit organization that shelters, houses and provides case management to families and individuals experiencing homelessness.

Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:40pm

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites.

Huge Utah coal tract up for lease

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:33pm

The Bureau of Land Management is planning a lease-sale for a tract of nearly 56 million tons of recoverable coal northwest of the SUFCO mine. The sale had been postponed by a challenge brought by environmental groups that was ultimately rejected.

Salt Lake man sentenced to prison for 18-year-old's death in dispute over girlfriend

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 7:31pm

The man who police say orchestrated killing an 18-year-old man in a dispute over a girlfriend was sentenced to prison Friday.

Report outlines how to get more Utah students to eat school breakfast

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 7:00pm

A new report released this week recommends ways for Utah schools to increase participation in school breakfast programs and help more children start their school days ready to learn.

Centro Civico Mexicano wins $400K in grants for cleanup, renovations

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 6:25pm

Centro Civico Mexicano, Utah's oldest nonprofit Hispanic organization, has received $400,000 in county and federal grants to revitalize its property. The project is slated for completion in 2020.

Man arrested in arson investigation after fire engulfs Heber City home

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:52pm

Police say a fire that severely damaged a Heber home Saturday was arson.

Refugee Justice League of Utah pledges to defend immigrants' rights

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:21pm

More than 50 Utah lawyers have volunteered to be part of the inaugural Refugee Justice League of Utah, a founder announced Tuesday. Participating counsel will defend, pro bono, refugees' and immigrants' civil, religious and constitutional rights.

Police: WVC squad car stolen, recovered

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:19pm

Police are searching for a man who they say stole a squad car after officers responded to a report of a disturbance Sunday morning.

Former U. football player's triplet son dies after battle with brain cancer

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:50pm

Holladay triplet Hayes Tate died after a long battle with brain cancer.

Utah gets grant to explore carbon storage sites for capturing power plant pollution

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 11:55am

University of Utah researchers received $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore the suitability of potential geologic sites to capture and store carbon emissions from two in-state power plants. Utah was among 16 projects selected.

CNN: Huntsman in the running for secretary of state as Trump mulls more options

Eric Bradner, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:01am

Donald Trump is now considering more than four people for secretary of state, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday.

Construction begins for new Lockheed Martin facility at Hill Air Force Base

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:33am

Construction began Friday on a new building at Hill Air Force Base that will house a facility for defense contractor Lockheed Martin.

Utah budget director receives national award for public officials

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:06am

State budget director Kristen Cox was honored this week as the 2016 Public Official of the Year in Washington, D.C.