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EPA rejects $20.4 million in requests for mine spill costs

Dan Elliott - Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 11:21am

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it will pay $4.5 million to state, local and tribal governments for their emergency response to a mine spill the federal agency triggered, but it turned down $20.4 million in other requests.

2 hospitalized in critical condition after 8-vehicle crash

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:38am

Two people were hospitalized in critical condition following an eight-car crash Saturday morning.

Feds: Disband police, overhaul services in polygamous towns

Jacques Billeaud and Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:31am

The federal government Friday said the police force that serves two polygamous towns found to discriminate against nonbelievers should be disbanded.

New manufacturing resource center launched in Utah

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 10:00am

The University of Utah, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, announced Tuesday the establishment of the new Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center on campus.

Police use beanbag rounds, Taser against man with knife near Hill Air Force Base

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 8:34am

Police fired bean bag rounds and used a taser on a man who they say pulled out a knife and advanced on them late Thursday near the Hill Air Force Base.

Yoga and meditation helps build kids' self-esteem and relieve stress

Erin Goff  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 12:06am

Practicing yoga poses and mindfully meditating helps kids build self-esteem and relieves stress.

Media says police shooting video should be public if filed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:56pm

A coalition of Utah media organizations is calling on a judge to make public any video of a fatal police shooting inside a federal courthouse that becomes part of a wrongful death lawsuit.

2 dead, 1 injured in South Ogden shooting

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:38pm

Two people were killed in what police are calling a double homicide, and a third person was injured following a shooting Friday night.

Police: Couple stabbed after stopping to help teen in Orem

Ben Lockhart and Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 11:22pm

Police say two would-be good Samaritans are fortunate to be alive after they were stabbed by a teenager they had stopped to help on State Street in Orem.

Crowds pay tribute to 3-year-old who died in home accident

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:49pm

Hundreds of people stopped by the Salt Palace Friday night in an overwhelming show of support for BYU assistant football coach Reno Mahe and his family at a memorial for his 3-year-old daughter.

Family says fallen rescuer often 'gave all he had' to others

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 10:02pm

A man who died while trying to rescue a woman and her daughter from their burning home earlier this week is being remembered as a selfless, giving person.

Hale's Sandy theater gets a new name as final beam is put in place

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 9:00pm

A crane lifted a final, 660-pound steel beam 100 feet in the air Friday — the last piece to finish off the steel structure of Hale Centre Theatre's new home in Sandy.

14-year-old with cystic fibrosis becomes fashion model for a day

Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 8:15pm

Rylee Bess has cystic fibrosis. A couple years ago Make-A-Wish reached out, and Rylee knew just what she wanted: to go to New York and be a model for a day.

Tenn. firm to produce Utah company's first electric big rigs

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 7:54pm

A Utah-based technology firm that unveiled the first-ever battery-powered electric big rig has chosen a Tennessee company to produce the first wave of vehicles for highway driving. The first Nikola One trucks are expected to be on the road by 2019.

Democratic challenger concedes race to GOP Rep. LaVar Christensen

Dec 9th - 7:11pm

After losing to Rep. LaVar Christensen by only five votes in a recount last week, Democratic challenger Suzanne Harrison conceded the House District 32 race to the GOP incumbent Friday.

Volunteering means life-changing experience for woman, children she's helping

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:54pm

At South Salt Lake's Lincoln Elementary, there is a volunteer who puts in full-time hours. This spring, Lizzie Whiffen came aboard to help keep a school store stocked. But soon, Whiffen was reading with refugee children and organizing a pillow drive.

Don't text, just dance: Upbeat campaign prompts serious conversations about distracted driving

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 6:24pm

What do a troop of groovy stormtroopers and a dance called "The Wookiee" have to do with texting and driving? Nothing. But the team behind an online campaign hopes its pledge videos will get drivers thinking about their phone habits behind the wheel.

Judge weighing whether to toss charges against ex-A.G. John Swallow

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 5:28pm

Former Attorney General John Swallow told reporters Friday that he assumes there will be a trial in the criminal case against him but said, "You never know."

Woman charged in twin's death in Hawaii OKs extradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 4:20pm

A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii has cleared the way for her extradition from upstate New York.

Teen charged with killing youth facility staffer said he 'lost his mind'

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 9th - 3:52pm

A 17-year-old boy accused of viciously beating a staff member to death at a youth rehabilitation facility told authorities he woke up "heartless" that morning, according to charging documents.