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Utah man dies in New Mexico plane crash

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:13pm

A Layton man died Wednesday morning in a plane crash that killed two, officials said.


Police fatally shoot Logan man during standoff

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:13pm

Police say a suicidal man who fired at officers was shot and killed by Logan police Wednesday night.


Which U.S. cities are the best for upward mobility?

Linsy Hunsaker, Deseret News  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:13pm

From tech billionaires who strike it rich in Silicon Valley to farm girls who make it big on Broadway, we hear a lot about the American Dream. But where is it really the most likely that Americans will climb their way up the income ladder?


AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

Brad Brooks and Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:03pm

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

Climbing expert shares 10 tips for safe climbing

Spencer Ricks, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 11:29am

Rock climbing has been gaining popularity over the last several years, but many climbers make mistakes that can mean the difference between life and death, climbing experts say. What can you do to stay safe while climbing?

Amazon Dash Buttons available to Prime members for $4.99

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 11:01am

Dream of a world where you never have to conquer the aisles of the grocery store ever again. It's a beautiful thought, no?

Lion-hunting is legal in parts of Africa despite concern

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:46am

It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment. Now an American dentist's killing of a celebrity lion in Zimbabwe has triggered global revulsion, highlighting what critics say is an industry of trophy hunting that threatens vulnerable species across sub-Saharan Africa.

14-year-old rams police car, flees, officers say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:33am

A 16-year-old was arrested and police were looking for a 14-year-old driver and one other person who apparently rammed a West Valley police officer's patrol car early Thursday.

Reporter shows up at hotel room of his accused identity thief

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:32am

When a Texas reporter discovered his identity had been stolen, he tracked down the woman suspected of the crime and surprised her at the door of the hotel room she allegedly paid for using his credit card number.

Return of 'Superman' has BYU receivers energized, confident

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:18am

When the BYU football team visits Nebraska on Sept. 5 to open the 2015 season, the Cougars will do so under the four-year leadership of quarterback Taysom Hill and running back Jamaal Williams. It's a stark contrast to last year.

2-year-old Idaho boy run over by riding lawn mower

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:00am

A 2-year-old boy is recovering at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after he was run over by a riding lawn mower last Thursday.

Chip technology makes your charge card more secure

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:25am

Across the country, financial institutions are introducing the EMV chip card that will be widely used by the end of 2015. The new credit card improves fraud protection for consumers and changes the way they make payments.

Judge's friendship did not influence ATV ride case, prosecutor says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:34am

Government attorneys have rebutted claims that a federal judge's friendship with an environmental group's lawyer prevented him from being impartial in the trial of San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman.

Infographic shows progress of LDS temples being constructed

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:20am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is currently constructing 12 temples around the world, and a recently updated infographic shows the progress of the magnificent buildings.

Utahns willing to water less to get crops, not homes on prime farmland

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:31am

A new poll shows that Utah residents resoundingly place high value on locally produced crops and other food, with a significant majority who indicate they'd water their lawns less, or favor new water projects rather than taking water from farmland.

Man who tried to disarm officer gets prison time

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 6:47am

An Oregon man who tried to disarm a Utah police officer inside a Uintah County hospital, causing the officer's gun to discharge inside an exam room, has been ordered to serve up to 20 years in prison.

Police: SLC golf course vandalized by riders, horses

Haley Smith and Mary Richards  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:59pm

A local golf course was again vandalized by horses Tuesday night and police are asking for the public's help to find the riders.

Fleeing fugitive hits officer, police say

Jordan Ormond  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:50pm

A Unified Police officer was injured Wednesday night when a fleeing vehicle hit him on state Route 201 near Bangerter Highway. The injured officer was apparently attempting to stop the vehicle with tire spikes when he was hit.


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