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Judge orders life sentences in kidnapping of mom, 4 daughters

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:23pm

Dereck James "DJ" Harrison was ordered to prison Monday for joining his father in kidnapping a woman and her four daughters — part of a crime spree that police say included kidnapping and murdering a Utah Transit Authority employee in Wyoming.


Here's why your choice for president may impact global trade in Utah

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:18pm

Clinton or Trump? The future leader will have big impact on the future of global trade.

Record heat, dismal snowpack paint lackluster water year

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:08pm

The water year that ended Sept. 30 was disappointing, with little snowpack that was soon whittled away in a dry, early spring. Record-setting heat over the summer challenged water managers, but reservoir levels did not drop as much as feared.

Witness: Officers in polygamous towns try to stop evictions

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:30pm

A key witness in the federal government's effort to disband the police department in a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border told a judge Monday that officers routinely turn a blind eye to property crimes.

Southern Utah wildfire 80% contained, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:04pm

Fire officials in southern Utah are reporting 80 percent containment of a wildfire that has been burning for more than a week in the Shurtz Canyon area near Kanarraville Mountain.

Piano Guys ‘not giving up,’ continuing search for missing daughter

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:42pm

Family, friends and other volunteers are continuing to look for 21-year-old Anna Schmidt on Monday, despite local officials suspending search and rescue efforts.

Man charged with 2 Magna killings from 2015

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:46pm

Criminal charges were filed Monday in two Magna killings more than a year ago that police have long believed are connected.

One-fourth of US cancer deaths are due to smoking; Utah has lowest rate

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 12:31pm

Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. Utah has the lowest cancer death rate and the highest is among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.

Trump bests Clinton in two-way race in Utah, poll shows

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:55am

Without third-party candidates on the ballot, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would win Utah, a new poll shows.

3 tips for great hunting etiquette

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:29am

With Utah's general deer season in full swing, here are a few tips and reminders to help you have a great, memorable hunting experience in 2016.

Bountiful family asks for help finding stolen camping trailer

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:17am

A family from Bountiful is asking for the public's help to bring back their second home.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Xoel Cardenas and Sean Walker  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:30am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Search suspended for missing daughter of one of Utah's 'Piano Guys'

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 10:48pm

Portland search and rescue officials said they were suspending the search for 21-year-old Anna Schmidt, the daughter of Utah musician Jon Schmidt of The Piano Guys.

Climber hospitalized after surviving 20-foot fall

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 10:02pm

A climber was hospitalized after surviving a fall of over 20 feet in Snowbird, police said on Sunday night.

'A gift to the community': Local dentist reaches out to kids with 'retrocade'

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 10:00pm

Dr. James Anderson knows all too well that on life's lists of "want to" and "have to," a visit to his office almost always falls in the second category.

25-year-old man killed in crash on SR-191

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 7:44pm

A 25-year-old man was killed in a crash on SR-191 on Sunday afternoon, Utah Highway Patrol confirmed.

Sen. Hatch seeking more resources to help relatives raising kin's children

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 7:00pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, vowed Monday to work toward the passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act, which would give states more flexibility with federal foster care funds to better serve children who cannot safely live with their parents.

Auction nets $ for Utah schools, sells off part of land in Bears Ears struggle

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 6:25pm

Conservationists wanted the 400 acres of school trust lands for their cultural resource value, while others wanted the Comb Ridge land for its Mormon history ties. The land in the Bears Ears region instead was auctioned to a Utah farming company.

Deadlines, rules and requirements: What Utah voters need to know for the 2016 election

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 5:50pm

Now that the third and final presidential debate has come and gone, and less than three weeks remain until Election Day, Utah elections officials are urging residents to cast their votes sooner rather than later.

Clearfield fire destroys home, 3 vehicles

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 23rd - 4:40pm

Three teenagers were able to safely escape a fast moving house fire Saturday night in Clearfield that destroyed the home and three vehicles. Multiple agencies responded. The home was a total loss.