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Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:39pm

Wes Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76.

Woman on family picnic sent into cardiac arrest by Lehi lightning strike

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:36pm

A lightning strike sent a woman to the hospital Sunday after being put into cardiac arrest by the nearby surge, officials said.

Mom who forgot her baby in shopping cart tells her story

CNN  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:02pm

The Gilbert mother who forgot her baby in a shopping cart in front of a grocery store this week is breaking her silence.

White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

Josh Lederman and Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:01pm

The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

Orem police seek suspects shooting out windows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:27pm

Police in Orem are searching for suspects who have shot out the windows of more than 100 cars and 10 structures in the past week.

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:01pm

The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

The cheapest degrees that will earn you $70,000 a year

Katie Lobosco, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:53pm

You keep hearing the same thing over and over again. A degree in math, science or engineering will get you the highest paying job.

4 in custody following St. George assault, car theft

Ben Dowsett  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:19pm

Four individuals are in custody after an aggravated assault and car jacking in St. George Saturday night, police said.

3 cars destroyed, 3 horses killed in 2 WVC fires

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:19pm

Police are investigating two fires overnight in West Valley City early Sunday that destroyed three vehicles and killed three horses.

Gov. Herbert honors Utah's 145 centenarians

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:18pm

Gov. Gary Herbert celebrated with "Utah's most exclusive club" Friday as the state honored its 145 centenarians.

LDS returned missionary writes inspirational rap song

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:01pm

A recently returned missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is taking the Internet by storm with his unique rap mashup.

Surfer uninjured after shark bites her board off in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:14pm

A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California's central coast.

School makes guns available to trained staff this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:29pm

This academic year marks the first that a remote Idaho school district will make guns available to trained staff members in the event that an active shooter is on the 300-student campus.

Amid controversy, West Jordan councilman aims to realign local government

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:05pm

The City Council again has delayed a discussion on a proposal that could change the way things are done in West Jordan. One member claims residents misunderstand how local government is set up, giving the mayor more power than he can claim.

Travis Wilson a rare quarterback in Utah history

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:34am

Depending on what side of the fence you sit, you're either a fan of Utah's quarterback situation or you're not. Either way, Travis Wilson is slated to be Utah's starting quarterback coming into the season, and it's quite a ra

Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:04am

A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said.

Report: Utah colleges producing degrees with high earning potential

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:40am

Graduates from Utah's colleges and universities are among the most well-paid in the country in several non-STEM fields, according to a PayScale report released this week.

Startup hopes to help children with autism in rural areas

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:05am

An uncle's love for his nephew, who has autism, inspires a business idea.

New vet clinic gives year of free care to canine hero

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:40am

Dr. Andrea Howard is thrilled to be opening the doors of her very own veterinarian's office, but perhaps no one is more excited than one special patient.


Marriage advice from BYU's Education Week

Sarah Petersen and Sarah Gambles, Deseret News  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:11am

BYU's Education Week was full of great tips on marriage and family relationships. Here are some that stood out.

Kaysville videographer believes everyone has a story worth telling

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:07am

Inspired by Humans of New York, a local videographer made a video starring Utah strangers who tell bits of their stories.

Pedestrian hit, killed while crossing SLC street

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:25pm

A man was killed Saturday night after being struck by a motor home in Salt Lake City.


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