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Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting 11-year-old Orem girl

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 3:02pm

An Orem man has pleaded guilty to pulling an 11-year-old girl into a Dumpster and sexually assaulting her on her way to school.

Toddler walking again after surgeon reattaches head to spine

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:32pm

What likely should have been a tragic story has turned into a miracle tale. An Australian toddler is walking again after surgeons reattached his head to his spine following a horrific car crash.

Julianne Moore stars in late-night Taylor Swift lyrical soap opera

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:03pm

If soap operas are your jam and Taylor Swift is your homegirl, Christmas has come early for you, my friend.

Top 5 places for fry sauce in Utah  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 2:00pm

Where can you go to find the best fry sauce in Utah? Did your favorite restaurant make the list?

AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear black market seeks IS extremists

Desmond Butler and Vadim Ghirda, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:38pm

In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.

Driven to death by phone scammers

Wayne Drash, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:21pm

The phone calls wouldn't stop. The man on the other end of the line made promises of a big payoff: millions of dollars in prize money. But first the IRS needed $1,500 in taxes, he insisted, then the jackpot would arrive at the family home, a camera crew ready to capture the excitement.

Have You Seen This? Dad builds drill-powered T. rex scooter

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:10pm

A skilled and fun-loving dad takes scooting to the next level by building a massive mechanical Tyrannosaurus rex scooter.

Utah working through backlog of untested rape kits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 12:32pm

Utah authorities are working their way through a backlog of untested rape kits, one year after police began submitting the evidence to crime labs amid public scrutiny.

Wyoming woman dies of rabies after she was bitten by a bat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 12:17pm

Officials say a Fremont County woman has died after contracting what is believed to be Wyoming's first confirmed human rabies case.

Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings

Gosia Wozniacka and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 12:11pm

The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 20 children and six adult staff members in 2012.

Life-sized cardboard Lexus hits the road (slowly)

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 11:49am

Lexus' new origami-inspired car puts all those homemade cardboard vehicles from your childhood to shame.


From tragedy to lives touched, Chris Williams reflects on his journey

Trent Toone, Deseret News  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 11:20am

Although he misses his loved ones dearly, countless lives have been blessed as a result of Chris Williams' decision to forgive someone who wronged him.

Football kids can't help but dance to their favorite song

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 11:15am

When Silento's "Watch Me" came on over the PA, these kids playing football couldn't help but dance along to their favorite song.

Mom paints family cars in effort to find daughter a kidney

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 11:01am

The mother of a woman in need of a kidney transplant took her plea on the road, and the response has been nothing short of inspiring.

Utah has become state's dominant football program

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:20am

During the 1970s and '80s the University of Utah fielded a football program that was nothing short of abysmal. But that was then. Utah is rolling now, ranked No. 5 in the country and having forged the right to be known as the state's best program.

It's time to get your flu shot

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:12am

Now is the time to get your flu shot — and this vaccine is expected to be more effective than last season's.

6 things you need to do before you leave on an LDS mission

Jean Brown Research  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:11am

The time has finally come — your mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is just a few months away. You might feel overwhelmed with your mother's long to-do list, so we've provided a simplified version just for you.

Orphaned baby possum warms hearts, snuggles toy kangaroo

Kerry Chan-Laddaran, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:31am

A baby brushtail possum found abandoned and dehydrated in a suburban neighborhood of Mosman, Australia is making a healthy recovery thanks to a veterinary nurse from Taronga Wildlife Hospital.

Lost horror novel back in print: a must-read for October

Teri Harman, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:07am

Stories get lost, forgotten, only to be found buried in the dusty shelves of used bookstores. But some books are too good not to resurrect. "The Elementals" by horror author Michael McDowell is back in print and the perfect October read.

Alleged drug dealer accused of sex with minor

Chris Larson  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:14am

A West Valley City man was charged Tuesday with having unlawful sex with a 15-year-old girl to whom he allegedly sold drugs.

Healthcare providers voice opposition to tax during Medicaid expansion hearing

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 7:46am

A parade of health care providers opposed to a proposed new tax to pay for Medicaid expansion dominated the only public hearing scheduled on the plan from Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders.


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