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'Butt dials' straining 911 emergency systems

Brandon Griggs, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 9:10am

The emergency dispatchers who handle calls to 911 must grapple with urgent situations, frantic callers and garbled messages.

Proposal would ban some Orem businesses, limit growth for others

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 8:54am

A business owner is speaking up after learning that his business would be barred from expanding on State Street if a proposed amendment to city code passes the vote of Orem City Council on Oct. 13.

The Latest: Coast Guard: 1 body found from sunken cargo ship

Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 8:21am

The latest on the search for a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin. All times local:

Helping a grieving family, other moments that made your day

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 8:04am

Here at KSL, we believe people have good in them and everyone can help make their community better. On Mondays, we feature stories of times people have reached out to those around them and lifted them up. Read today's Make Your Week column and share your stories.

160 Utah soldiers depart on year-long mission to Middle East

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:45am

Nearly 200 Utah soldiers boarded a plane in Salt Lake City Sunday afternoon. Their destination: The Middle East. This is the largest and longest deployment for the Utah Army National Guard this year.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Angie H. Treasure and Sean Walker  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:32am

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

Woman stabbed mother 7 times, attacked neighbor, police say

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:20am

A West Valley City woman is accused of stabbing her mother seven times and then attacking a neighbor by hitting him with the lid of a pot. The woman, police say, had to be subdued after she went after police with a copper pipe.

Are you burned out from giving too much?

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 6:58am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim joins social worker Marette Monson to explain compassion fatigue, what it is and how to recover from it.

Correction: Afghanistan story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 4:10am

In a story Oct. 4 about the bombing of a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the Afghan city of Kunduz, The Associated Press reported erroneously that AP video appeared to show weaponry in the windows of the medical facility. Further review of the images cast doubt on whether they were rifles and a machine gun or simply debris from the bombing.

SportsBeat breaks down BYU, Utah State weekend wins  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:27pm

Former Utah State offensive lineman Kevin Whimpey joined former Utah defensive end Christian Cox in the SportsBeat studio to break down the Aggies' 33-18 win over Colorado State on Homecoming Saturday, as well as BYU's 30-13 victory over UConn.

Family mourns death of father killed in TRAX accident

Amy Joi O'Donoghue and Sandra Yi  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:56pm

A family is in mourning after their loved one, Donald Leroy Brown, was struck and killed by a TRAX train after his wheelchair became stuck on the tracks. Witnesses say Brown was trying to get out of the chair and to safety when the train hit him.

It's official: Jason Chaffetz to make run for House speaker

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:19pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Sunday he is making a run for House speaker against Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California. Chaffetz said he believes the American people are ready for a change and a more united Republican Congress.

New apostles speak, women focus of 185th Semiannual General Conference

Carole Mikita and Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:18pm

The newly called members of the Quorum of the Twelve spoke and more than once, church leaders praised the women of the faith during the course of the 185th Semiannual General Conference.

Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

Seanna Adcox and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:01pm

Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South Carolina as days of driving rain hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings and roads, closed a major East Coast interstate route and threatened the drinking water supply for the capital city.

Photos: 'Blessing of the Animals' performed Sunday

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:55pm

A Blessing of the Animals was performed Sunday by Father Patrick Carley of the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in West Jordan. Many churches celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi every Oct. 4, commemorating the life of St. Francis.

After rainy D.C. trip, veterans return to packed house in SLC  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:05pm

Imagine, as a teenager, leaving home, and heading off to war to help save the world. That's what millions of young Americans did during World War II.

'Teacherpreneur:' Educators buy, sell lesson plans online

Tori Jorgensen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:38pm

Utah teachers sell their lesson plans to create full-time business using, an online market for educators that allows teachers to share, sell and buy original educational resources.

Farmer finds woolly mammoth bones in Michigan field

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 7:59pm

James Bristle and a friend were digging in his southern Michigan soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post, caked with mud. Instead, it was part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago.

Celebrate Christmas at Harry Potter's Hogwarts

Katia Hetter, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 7:17pm

What Muggle hasn't wanted to eat dinner in the Great Hall at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

Oregon shooter showed little sympathy in calculated killings

Gosia Wozniacka and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 6:49pm

The gunman had already shot several students at close range when he stood inches from Lacey Scroggins and demanded she stand up.

U. students, librarians promote freedom to read during Banned Books Week

Tori Jorgensen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 6:02pm

Students, librarians and community members publicly disclosed their views of the destructive nature of censorship and importance of the freedom to read Wednesday by sharing excerpts from banned and challenged books at the University of Utah.


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