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Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:31pm

At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old.

Mayor Becker's spokesman placed on administrative leave after online comments

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:02pm

The spokesman for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday while city officials investigate online comments he allegedly posted criticizing the mayor's campaign opponents.

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'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens suspended

Matt Sedensky and Marisol Medina, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:51pm

After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.

Utah Rocket Club to launch hundreds of rockets for 20th year

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:29pm

Hundreds of rockets will launch Saturday at the Utah Rocket Club's 20th annual Hellfire Rocket Launch.

SUU hopes for help to house large freshman class

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:25pm

With less than a month until the semester begins at Southern Utah University, officials are scrambling to house the school's largest freshman class to date.

Trial dates set in killing of teen girl; defense attorney awaits new information

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:25pm

Trial dates have been blocked out for of an 18-year-old accused of killing his girlfriend when he was 14, even as his attorney says he is awaiting new information that could shape their case.

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:21pm

Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

Shooting at convenience store not random, police say

Linda Williams and Brittany Copeland  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:29pm

South Salt Lake police were searching for four men after shots apparently were fired at a Maverik convenience store. Police found bullet casings and blood, but no victim.

Utah woman who embezzled $900K headed to prison

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:12pm

A Clearfield woman who embezzled nearly $900,000 from two companies for which she worked is headed to prison.

'World's first' crypt hotel room opens in Maine

Maureen O'Hare, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:41pm

Here's one for the bucket list, although for some it might be too close to the bucket for comfort.

Feds shut down Utah bus company for unsafe vehicles

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:07pm

A Utah bus company that transported children has been shut down by the federal government after inspectors repeatedly found "serious violations," including defective brakes and worn tires.

West Haven boy fulfills dream of going to Floyd Mayweather's gym

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 3:58pm

An 11-year-old with a goal of someday boxing professionally fulfilled a dream of going to Floyd Mayweather's gym and watching him train.

Permits required for day-use on 2 roads in Canyonlands

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 2:34pm

The National Park Service announced Thursday that beginning Sept. 1, permits are required for all motor vehicle and bicycle day use on the White Rim and Elephant Hill roads in Canyonlands National Park.

What parents should know about 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation'

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 2:04pm

"Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" is a fun and exciting action flick that will keep you smiling, but is it OK for your family? That's for you to decide, and here are some things to know to help you make a decision.

13 ways to know you're a Utahn

Robert J. Debry and Associates  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 2:00pm

We've got movies, music, food, the outdoors and so on. Here are 13 things that make it unique to be a Utahn.

Group vows '8 to 10' more Planned Parenthood videos coming

Eugene Scott, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 1:33pm

The group that has released Planned Parenthood videos allegedly showing the illegal sale of fetal tissue plans to release about a dozen total videos with the ultimate goal of seeing the group defunded.

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