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Outage in central Utah causes over 13K customers to lose power

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:55am

A power outage in central Utah has caused 13,416 customers to lose power Wednesday morning.

Father of 5 relies on faith following death of young wife

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:24am

When asked how he and his five children are doing, John Bess simply replies with one word: “Surviving.”

Sen. Hatch: would consider not running for 8th term if Mitt Romney gets in the race

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:02am

Sen. Orrin Hatch said he would consider ending what would be a 42-year Senate career in 2018 if he "could get a really outstanding person to run," calling Mitt Romney "perfect" for the position.

Poll: Which is Utah’s best small city, Final Four round?

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:04am

It’s finally come: the last week of voting before Utah’s “Best Small City” is named.

Family will donate organs of deceased toddler to 8 other children

Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:03am

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a boy who passed away from injuries prosecutors say were inflicted by a Blackfoot man. The family now plans to donate the child's organs to eight children in need.

Groups ask for Idaho ban on cyanide bombs used for predator control

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:45am

A coalition of conservation and environmental groups is asking the federal government to immediately cease using M-44s, or cyanide bombs, in Idaho for predator control. The demand comes in the aftermath of a pet dog's death this month.

Governor signs outdoor cooking bill into law

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:27am

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill allowing outdoor cooking — including commercial — to continue even on days when there are inversions. The measure precludes future restrictions from being passed, dismaying clean-air advocates.

Boy flown to hospital after getting shocked, burned in high school shop class

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:04am

A 17-year-old St. George boy was airlifted to University Hospital in Salt Lake City after being shocked and burned by equipment he was using in an industrial shop class, police said.

Police looking for possible serial robber

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:45am

Unified police were looking Tuesday for a possible serial convenience store robber.

Road to Understanding: Tooele County has positive outlook for future

Devon Dewey  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:52pm

Tooele County has seen its ups and downs over the years. The county has lost a lot of jobs over the years, but it continues to bounce back each time.

Police arrest suspected drug dealer attending Festival of Colors

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:50pm

An Oregon man was arrested after police say he came to Utah County over the weekend to sell drugs to patrons attending the Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork.

Governor signs off on big changes to Utah liquor laws

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:33pm

State alcohol regulators are gearing up for some of the most sweeping changes to Utah liquor laws in several years. Governor Gary Herbert signed HB442 Tuesday, a compromise bill that gives business the option to remove the so-called Zion curtain.

Man accused of kidnapping, killing UTA employee extradited to Wyoming

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:32pm

DJ Harrison, already behind bars for the kidnapping of a woman and her four daughters, has been extradited to Wyoming to await an initial court hearing for his alleged kidnapping and murder of a UTA employee last year as part of the same crime spree.

3 boys hogtied, duct taped, starved by foster parents, charges allege

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:31pm

A Roy couple licensed to provide foster care were charged Tuesday with abusing three boys they adopted, including hogtying them, putting duct tape over their mouths and locking them in their rooms for hours at a time, according to court records.

2 sites in Draper announced as possible homeless resource center locations

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:29pm

Two sites in Draper announced as possible homeless resource center locations.

Utah consumer confidence at historic level

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:37pm

A new survey shows Utah's economic outlook is at historic levels. The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index jumped 8.8 points this month to register at 123.5. Nationally, the Consumer Confidence Index climbed 9.5 points to register at 125.

Locker room photo prank results in arrest in American Fork, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:06pm

A 13-year-old boy who allegedly took a picture of a classmate changing in a locker room at American Fork Junior High School and then sent the picture out over social media has been referred to juvenile court.

Evan McMullin hints he knows still-secret details about Trump's ties to Russia

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:35pm

Former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin said Tuesday the FBI's investigation into ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia "is a big, big deal" and hinted he knows secrets that have yet to surface.

50 years after his plane was shot down in Vietnam, Navy pilot being honored by his Utah family

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:31pm

Fifty years after his plane was shot down in Vietnam, a Navy pilot is being honored by his Utah family members who still have unanswered questions.

Jail ordered for Ogden mom who stole funds from autism program

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:00pm

A past president of the Northern Utah Autism Program has been ordered to spend 180 days in jail for stealing funds from the group that her own children had benefitted from.