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Mom raises best friend's four daughters after their mother's death

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:55am

Have you ever been part of a friendship so strong you'd do anything the other person asked of you?

Artist creates 'sense of wonderment' grafting 40 different fruits into 1 tree

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:46am

A sculptor spent the last several years grafting together different kinds of stone fruit trees to make a single, multi-colored tree he dubbed the "Tree of 40 Fruit."

Piojo's mad, Johnny's skilled and Freddy's back

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:04am

Here are three things that caught our eyes from convergence of sports and social.

NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:50am

A prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run, and prosecutors said they believed no one else knowingly aided in the elaborate escape.

Imagine Dragons to honor Utah kids with cancer before concert

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:43am

Imagine Dragons will honor three Utah kids who have cancer right before their concert Tuesday evening.

Chaffetz calls for Obama to fire IRS chief

Deirdre Walsh and Jeremy Diamond, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:42am

The chairman of the House's government oversight committee on Monday called on President Barack Obama to fire IRS chief John Koskinen, less than two years after the Senate confirmed him to lead the agency.

The must-win games for BYU, Utah, Utah State

Ben Anderson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:24am

A look at the football schedules for BYU, Utah, and Utah State, and singling out which games are a must-win for each program.

Schoolboys perform powerful haka for teacher's funeral

Monica Sarkar, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:10am

It may be difficult to know how to express gratitude for a teacher we hold dear, but one school in New Zealand managed to find a befitting way to commemorate their tutor at his funeral.

13 teachers from pop culture you can't help but love

Utah Online Schools  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:02am

How many of these lovable television and movie teachers do you remember?

Firefighter tells 911 caller to 'deal with it yourself'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:51am

An Albuquerque, New Mexico, firefighter has been removed from the city's dispatch center after telling a 911 caller who was trying to keep alive a gunshot victim to "deal with it yourself."

New Medicaid expansion plan less than a month away, Herbert says

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:18am

Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday he and other state leaders are less than a month away from having a new Medicaid expansion proposal ready to be considered in a special session of the Legislature.

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Profane and acclaimed: 'The Book of Mormon' musical arrives in Salt Lake City

Aaron Shill, Deseret News  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:12am

Today, the Broadway musical that skewered Mormonism on its way to nine Tony Awards opens just blocks from Temple Square and the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

300 years after shipwreck, treasure hunters find $1M in gold

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:36am

A family of treasure hunters has found more than $1 million worth of gold artifacts off the coast of Florida.

Student survives 5,000-lbs tree crashing through bedroom

Christopher Brito and Anthony Dilorenzo  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:17am

Authorities saved a 20-year-old college student after a nearly 5,000-pound tree fell into her house and trapped her inside for two hours early Monday.

Man killed by escort possibly linked to missing women

Jonathan Mattise and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 8:06am

A man killed by an escort he met online is being investigated for possible links to the unsolved disappearances or slayings of women nationwide, authorities said.

Baltimore riots: Emails between city leaders show chaos, confusion

Holly Yan and Janet Digiacomo, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:50am

Baltimore officials knew protests could erupt the day of Freddie Gray's funeral but were overwhelmed by the riots that followed.

No traffic fatalities over Pioneer Day weekend, UHP says

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:30am

Nobody died on Utah's roads over the long Pioneer Day weekend, the Utah Highway Patrol reported Monday.

Woman convicted in deputy's death says judge was biased

  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:53am

A Utah woman convicted in a 50-mile crime spree that left one sheriff's deputy dead and another wounded is asking for her conviction to be thrown out, arguing the judge in the case was biased.

Woman attempts to burn boyfriend's apartment, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:59pm

A woman who police say attempted to burn some of her live-in boyfriend's property was arrested for investigation of multiple counts of aggravated arson over the weekend.

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