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Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:31pm

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.

Washington County's economy gets boost thanks to visitors from colder climates

Ladd Egan  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:27pm

Washington County's economy is getting a boost this weekend thanks to thousands of youth athletes and their families who are in town for early season soccer and baseball tournaments.


Emery stays hot with 31, BYU beats Santa Clara 96-62

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:11pm

Nick Emery had 18 of his 31 points before intermission Saturday and BYU cruised in the second half to beat Santa Clara 96-62.

France bestows highest honor on Utah veteran

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:48pm

A local World War II veteran on Saturday received France's highest honor, the Legion of Honor.

'Controversial' Antelope Island mule deer permit sells for world record $410K bid

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:30pm

Attendees of the Friday night auction at the 10th annual Western Hunting and Conservation Expo didn't just enjoy dinner and a keynote speech by "American Sniper" wife, Taya Kyle — they also witnessed a world record.

In this case, wild horses drag them together

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:25pm

A cooperative management agreement struck by the Bureau of Land Management in Utah and the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration shelves a lawsuit and means certain wild horse populations will be more closely managed by the agency.

Police: 3 killed, scores to hospitals after huge I-78 pileup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:53pm

A pileup involving dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people and sent dozens to hospitals appears to have been related to a passing snow squall, authorities said Saturday.

Pulsipher shoots BYU women past Santa Clara, one win from WCC title

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:48pm

Makenzi Morrison Pulsipher scored 13 of her game-high 25 points in the second quarter as the BYU women's basketball team won its 14th-straight game, 70-63, over Santa Clara to pull within a win over the West Coast Conference title Saturday afternoon.

Utah Foster Care Foundation lives on; 'Constitutional carry' bill shelved for the year  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:24pm

The Utah Foster Care Foundation will live on thanks to a vote from lawmakers, a new "constitutional carry" bill has been shelved for the year, and a committee vote on a vote on a gay adoption bill was unexpectedly postponed Friday.

Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:38pm

The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and she prayed for his death when she heard he was involved and that the rampage might still be underway.

Arizona man charged in Oregon standoff appears in Utah court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:47pm

One of the people charged in connection with the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge has appeared in a Utah court.

Orem mom prompts city to build wheelchair-accessible playground

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:55am

Finding a playground for 7-year-old Presley Gleason, who is wheelchair-bound, is a struggle for her family. But Orem City is planning to build a wheelchair-accessible thanks to a petition from Presley's mom.

Russian PM: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO moves

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:50am

Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.

Jeep pulls Corona Arch rope swing shot from Super Bowl ad

Dave Cawley  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:52am

Jeep says "point well taken" over criticism of its Super Bowl 50 commercial. The ad included a clip showing someone rope swinging from Corona Arch, an activity banned by the BLM in 2015.

Organizational, peer accountability leading to success at treatment center

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:05am

Valley Behavioral Health's CORE program has noted a 67 percent decrease in recidivism for the people that have stayed engaged in the process long-term, according to the program's developer. It's a positive note amid a state investigation into the troubles at the Fortitude Treatment Center.

Dalai Lama reschedules University of Utah speech for June

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:29am

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah on June 21. A planned appearance at the university and participation in the Parliament of the World's Religions in October was canceled due to health issues.


Why you should skip the gifts this Valentine's Day

Sam Turner, Deseret News National  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:41am

You might not have to buy your partner expensive gifts in order to improve your relationship. In fact, overspending may have the opposite effect.

Utah teams to compete at 'Olympics of Irish dance' for 1st time

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:35am

Twenty-four dancers from Utah are preparing to compete at what many consider to be the "Olympics" of Irish dance. It will take place in Galsgow, Scotland.

All Provo Airport flights canceled Friday due to 'sticky' inversion

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:50pm

All flights in and out of Provo Airport were cancelled for the second consecutive day Friday, and the inversion is to blame, according to an airport administrator.

Semitruck crashes, closes parts of I-80 near Echo Junction

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:38pm

A semitruck crashed, causing several lane closures on I-80 near Echo Junction in Summit County Friday night.


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