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Retired teacher pays 'life's rent' with painted cards for soldiers

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 10:34pm

For Vera Bakker, the struggle to keep busy happens every morning inside the Bountiful assisted living center she calls home. But she found a new purpose, and she says it's simply her way of paying rent on her life.

Former LDS Church president's grandson lighting temples across the world

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 10:32pm

Former LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley created a temple building program unprecedented in the history of his faith. Now a family member is following in his footsteps.

Charges: Man plotted with 3 wives to murder teen he sexually abused

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 8:24pm

A man who prosecutors say had three wives and had them refer to him as "Lord," has been charged with plotting to kill a 14-year-old girl whom he was convicted of sexually abusing.

Teen missing out of Layton found in Tooele

Jordan Ormond  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:53pm

A 16-year-old girl whose disappearance prompted an alert from Layton police Saturday has been found.

Teen who finished sentence in adult prison may have conviction tossed out

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 6:17pm

A man who was 16 when he was convicted in adult court and sentenced to the Utah State Prison — and who has already served his time and has been released — may have his conviction thrown out.

Housing program for low-income students makes progress

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 12:44pm

Members of the House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee voted last week to move forward with a bill that would start a pilot program to provide housing assistance for low-income students.

Midvale mayor resigns as trustee on embattled mystery fund

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 11:23am

Amid concerns of a mysterious trust fund connected to the recently audited Utah League of Cities and Towns and its former leaders, Midvale Mayor JoAnn Seghini resigned from her position as a trustee of that fund Friday.

Homeland Security arrests in Park City prompt message from sheriff

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 10:23am

Four people were arrested in Park City over the weekend by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Enforcement and Removal Operations division, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

Lawmakers endorse compromise on student vaccination bills

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 10:03am

A Provo lawmaker says his three-bill package to lessen restrictions on parents who choose not to vaccinate their children couldn't have been drafted without a massive compromise.

Utah lobbyists treat lawmakers with no scrutiny

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:34am

Utah's lobbyist reporting laws create an exemption for events that are open to all members of any legislative committee, official task force or party caucus.

Alert issued to help find missing teen in Layton

KSL.com  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 11:15pm

Layton police were asking the public Saturday to help them find a 16-year-old who may have been taken against her will and could be in danger.

Officers arrest 18-year-old man accused of threatening Provo police in Snapchat post

Feb 18th - 10:55pm

An 18-year-old man accused of threatening Provo police officers in a Snapchat message Thursday was arrested Friday.

2 arrested in case of missing, injured Smithfield girl

Jordan Ormond  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 10:03pm

Police in Cache County took two people into custody Saturday following an investigation into an incident involving a 14-year-old girl found seriously injured in a dry canal bed.

Fire chief: Overloading power outlet caused fatal house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 8:48pm

Authorities say overheating from overloading a power outlet caused a house fire that claimed the lives of former Sunset Mayor John Nicholas and his wife Nada.

Teen arrested in connection with shooting that killed 18-year-old

Jordan Ormond  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 8:04pm

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Saturday in connection with a fatal shooting Magna earlier this week that left an 18-year-old dead.

UPD officer remembered as brave, funny and kind

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 7:40pm

Friends, fellow officers and family who eulogized Unified police officer Jon Richey on Saturday described him as a "selfless hero," "mentor," and a beloved father, brother, friend and spouse.

Judge rules against man whose dog was shot and killed by police

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 5:48pm

A federal judge has ruled against a man who claimed his constitutional rights were violated when his dog was shot and killed by police during a search for a missing toddler.

Missing Logan teen found after being lost in Las Vegas

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 5:47pm

The family of a Logan teen who went missing in Las Vegas on Jan. 16 say that she has been found Saturday.

Herbert signs resolution urging shrinkage of monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 4:47pm

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a resolution asking Utah's congressional delegation to support shrinking southern Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

New GOP package would put sales tax on food, phase out income tax exemptions

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 2:53pm

GOP legislative leaders are pushing to pass a package of tax reforms in the final weeks of the session that include restoring the full sales tax on food, phasing out income tax exemptions for more Utahns and raising gas taxes.