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Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:51am

The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy will be arraigned this week, jail records show.

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.

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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.

Subcontractor critically injured while hanging sign near power lines

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:23pm

A man was critically injured Saturday after he was shocked by a power line while hanging a banner near a home development site in Lehi.

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

Charles Odum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:40pm

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:21pm

Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a "senseless and cowardly act."

Security breach affecting 10K Utah Food Bank donors

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:10pm

A security breach in the Utah Food Bank's website may have resulted in the disclosure of more than 10,000 donors' personal information.

Art of speaking to dogs alive and well in Heber Valley

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:43pm

The annual Soldier Hollow Sheepdog Classic gets underway next weekend. In anticipation of the event, a world-renowned sheepherder took time Saturday morning to train some local sheepherders and their dogs.

Prep football: Week 2 scores and highlights

KSL.com  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:03pm

Check back here for the latest scores from all the Week 1 prep football games across the state.

Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a 'McWhopper'

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:59pm

This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King asked McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

Roosevelt officer's patrol vehicle, personal truck destroyed by fire

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:14pm

A Roosevelt police officer's patrol vehicle and his personal pickup truck were destroyed by fire at the officer's home.

Rand Paul rallies Utahns, calls Donald Trump mania 'insane'

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:45pm

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul had one word for the Donald Trump phenomenon that seems to be sweeping the country: "Insane."

Gulf Coast marks Katrina's fury, celebrates rebirth

Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:14pm

As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobile near a Catholic church in Mississippi.

Applications for US jobless aid drop to very low 271,000

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:38pm

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.

Have You Seen This? Destroying ammo or popping popcorn

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:01pm

Who knew that the process for destroying bullets looks and sounds similar to popping popcorn?

Weber State professor wins bid to open campaign finance records

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:15pm

A physics professor, curious about local political spending, has won his Utah Supreme Court bid to open records from the former Envision Ogden civic group.

Elected officials, business leaders campaign for local sales tax hike

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:30pm

A political issues committee joined with local mayors and business leaders outside Midvale City Hall on Thursday to promote a quarter-cent sales tax hike that will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot in 16 Utah counties.

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2015 Heisman Trophy tracker, preseason edition: Hill, Booker and Keeton primed for big senior years

Jay Yoemans, Deseret News  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:22pm

Here is a preseason look at the best options for the 2015 Heisman Trophy.

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