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Wednesday's Child - Megan

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:32pm

Megan is a 16-year-old girl who one day hopes to work in the beauty industry. Today, she's just a teenager desperately hoping to be adopted so she can leave foster care for good.

Ever found an injured or homeless bird? There's a sanctuary for them

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:17pm

Nestled in a neighborhood in West Valley is a place you'd never expect: a spot where injured and homeless birds can find refuge.

UTA elects new board chairman as H. David Burton steps down

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:03pm

The Utah Transit Authority Wednesday elected a new chairman of its board of trustees. Former vice chairman Robert McKinley will now lead the panel. McKinley replaces H. David Burton who was recently appointed as chair of the U of U board of trustees.

Law enforcement, health care professionals come together to discuss Utah drug epidemic

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:28pm

Utah is fourth in the nation for fatal drug overdoses, according to the Utah Department of Health. That's one reason state law enforcement and health care professionals came together this week for a two-day Utah Heroin and Opioid Summit.

Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:51pm

A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research unveiled Wednesday that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus.

Harper still on ballot in attorney general race despite dropping out

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:22pm

Though he announced last week he's no longer running to be Utah's attorney general for medical reasons, Democrat Jon Harper is still officially on the ballot against incumbent Republican Sean Reyes, Utah Democrats said Wednesday.

Musician plays piano in Syria after ISIS bans music

Carole Mikita, Candice Madsen  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:18pm

Mormon Tabernacle Choir organist Richard Elliott has met many world-renowned musicians, but none with a story as unique as the Pianist of the Rubble. Aeham Ahmad refused to stop playing after ISIS banned music in Syria and burned his piano.

9 charged with 'tagging' railroad cars

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:50pm

New criminal charges were filed Wednesday against eight people suspected of tagging Union Pacific railroad cars.

State: Water district didn't alert regulators over Tibble Fork sediment release

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:31pm

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality issued a notice of violation and compliance order to the North Utah County Water Conservancy District over the Tibble Fork Dam sediment release into American Fork River that resulted in a fish kill.

Prosecutors oppose appeals court deciding private emails issue in Swallow case

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:23pm

State prosecutors oppose a Utah appeals court intervening in the ongoing criminal case against former Attorney General John Swallow to decide if they delved into private emails between him and his former lawyer.

UTA to provide extra TRAX service for LDS conference  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:35pm

The Utah Transit Authority will offer extra TRAX service for this weekend’s 186th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Fatal TRAX accident believed to be suicide

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:03pm

Utah Transit Authorities say a man hit and killed by a TRAX train Tuesday was believed to be the result of suicide.

Utah ski resorts announce new amenities for 2016-2017 season

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:16pm

With the beginning of cooler weather and snowfall in some of the higher elevations last week, Utah’s ski season is fast approaching.

Baby born with DNA from 3 people, 1st from new technique

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:02am

Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people — the mother, the father and an egg donor.

Citing security concerns, S.L. County keeps voters away from schools

Ladd Egan  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:42am

It’s the end of an era in Salt Lake County as November marks the first Presidential Election where schools won’t be used as polling places.

Bank teller convicted of stealing from elderly client gets 90 days in jail

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:23am

A former bank teller was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in the Tooele County Jail for stealing from an elderly client.

BLM replaces 'Negro Bill' trailhead sign in Moab area

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:01am

The controversial Negro Bill trailhead sign has been removed from the Colorado River corridor near Moab after the Bureau of Land Management replaced more than two dozen signs in the popular recreation area.

State liquor outlets should run more like convenience stores, Utah auditor says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:47am

Utah's state-run liquor outlets would better serve customers if they were operated more like convenience stores, according to the state auditor, though he stopped short of calling for privatization.

Man killed by TRAX train in SLC

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:50pm

A man was hit and killed by a TRAX train in Salt Lake City Tuesday evening.

FDA-approved helmet puts Salt Lake man's depression into remission

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:14pm

Depression affects millions of people in the U.S. and there is no cure. Medication doesn't work for many. A new treatment used at Harvard, Mount Sinai and the U.S. Navy has made its way to Utah.