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Overweight pup gets second chance at life

Amanda Jackson, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:31pm

Obese, unhealthy and mourning the loss of his owner, Vincent was surrendered to a county animal shelter in Houston two weeks ago. His prospects didn't look good.

Terminally ill Utah girl who received over 189K Christmas cards turns 7

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:11pm

A little girl facing an undiagnosed terminal illness celebrated a major milestone Wednesday — her 7th birthday.

Unlicensed massage therapist groped clients, police say

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:49pm

Police say an unlicensed massage therapist groped several clients and claimed some of his intrusive techniques would allow him to diagnose whether they had cancer, leading to his arrest Wednesday.

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Biden testing political waters in Florida

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:42pm

Approaching a time of decision, Vice President Joe Biden tested the political waters in Florida on Wednesday as he mulls over whether to join a 2016 presidential race that's left a lot Democrats wanting more choice.

Blackridge Reservoir reopens just before seasonal closure

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:28pm

Blackridge Reservoir was reopened Monday after test results showed there is no cause for concern regarding toxins in the water.

'Indescribable': Witness to the end of WWII

Drew Kann, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:26pm

On the morning of September 2, 1945, Lt. Cmdr. James Starnes stood on the deck of the USS Missouri, surrounded by his fellow seamen, hundreds of Allied warships and the blue waters of Tokyo Bay.

Quail Hollow Fire close to 100 percent containment, officials say

Pat Reavy and Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:21pm

Fire crews were hoping to have the Quail Hollow Fire 100 percent contained by late Wednesday.

Taylor Swift fans warned of fraudulent tickets to SLC concert

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:18pm

Taylor Swift fans beware: purchasing tickets from unauthorized outlets for Friday's sold-out show in Salt Lake City may put you at risk of being turned away at the door.

2 Magna deaths are connected, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 5:20pm

Unified police detectives now believe the deaths of two Magna residents whose bodies were found within two days of each other are connected.

Sandy City Council votes to discontinue animal euthanasia by gas chamber

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 5:19pm

Following a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the Sandy City Council will require the euthanizing all animals to be performed by lethal injection rather than a gas chamber beginning in 2016.

Concealed weapon carrier accidentally fires gun inside Utah County Attorney's Office

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 4:48pm

A shot was accidentally fired through a window of the Utah County Attorney's Office last week.

Duo pistol-whipped man with disabilities, taped him to wheelchair, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 4:42pm

A 66-year-old man was duct-taped to his wheelchair while two armed men stole nearly everything in his home, police said Wednesday.

Viral video: Mickey Mouse steps in during local couple's Disneyland engagement

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 3:33pm

A woman got a sweet proposal surprise at a recent trip to Disneyland, and Mickey Mouse made it even sweeter.

Utahn's Kevlar playing cards stop bullets in test

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 3:00pm

A Utah father put his latest creation, playing cards made out of Kevlar, to the test in target practice.

Hulu offers commercial-free option for a few bucks a month

Brian Stelter, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 2:03pm

Now you can skip all the ads on Hulu — if you're willing to pay a few extra bucks a month.

11 Utahns who found fame on reality TV (and where they are now)

Utah.com  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 2:00pm

There are many Utahns who have been successful on reality television. KSL has teamed up with utah.com to bring you eleven of those stars and fill you in on where they are now.

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Religion is rarely discussed in hospitals, despite its power to heal

Herb Scribner, Deseret News National  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 1:51pm

Religion is an important and influential aspect of our lives, even as we near death. But a new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that religion is rarely discussed between patients and doctors in intensive-care units, according to Fox News.

Have You Seen This? Man flies with 54-drone craft

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 1:15pm

A British man built a flying craft with 54 drones, and it's strong enough to hold a man and blow your mind.

Utah lawmaker: Military pensions should be tax-exempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 12:51pm

Utah is one of 16 states that don't offer income tax exemptions for retired military members, but one state lawmaker is working to change that.

Police seek to ID men who stole AC units from bank

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 12:45pm

Police asked for help Wednesday to identify two men who were caught on camera loading outdoor air conditioning units from a bank into a trailer.

Poll: 40% of Utahns predict Utah will have best college football season

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 12:16pm

Good news for University of Utah fans: A new poll reveals Utahns pick the Utes to have the best college football season in the state.

Otter Creek State Park offers year-round fishing, ATV riding

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 11:59am

Otter Creek State Park offers excellent fishing, camping and is a great access point to thousands of miles of ATV trails.

Utah Inventions: Fry sauce, a beloved local condiment

Ryan D. Curtis, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 11:45am

There are a number of things people associate with the state of Utah, among them fry sauce. Who do we have to thank for this topping that has become so ubiquitous in Utah culture? Local entrepreneur Don Carlos Edwards.

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