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Growing effort to help decrease the number of opioid-related deaths in Utah

Michael Anderson  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:16pm

There's a growing effort to help decrease the number of opioid-related deaths in Utah. Efforts are being emphasized in Weber County, where there are twice as many prescription drug-related deaths than the rest of the state.

GOP VP candidate Pence, independent presidential candidate McMullin to visit Utah

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:52pm

Donald Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, is set to stop in Utah Thursday to shore up support for the GOP presidential ticket, the same day independent candidate Evan McMullin is stumping in the state.

'Stranger Things' renewed for second season

Chloe Melas, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:23pm

Things are about to get even stranger.

Bail denied in two cases for businessman accused of impersonating LDS officials

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:56pm

A former Utah County businessman now charged in two fraud cases has been ordered to stand trial and won't be allowed to post bail.

Elderly painter finds the courage to paint again from a 3-year-old fighting melanoma

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:58pm

Sometimes people come into our lives at exactly the right time. A Sandy preschooler with stage 4 cancer is giving an elderly artist courage to do what he loves most again. Their friendship is helping him in ways no one could have imagined.

Russian hacking of U.S. elections 'playing with our heads,' ex-CIA director says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:38pm

Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden called Russian hacking of American elections a "covert influence campaign" but not one designed to engineer a certain outcome.

Wednesday's Child - Tia

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:32pm

Tia is an 11-year-old girl who loves the stage. She was invited by the Hale Center Theater for a VIP tour of behind of the scenes of its production of Beauty and the Beast. She has lived in foster care now for years and dreams of being adopted.

Nurse charged with sexually abusing critical care patients

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:31pm

A registered nurse was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting patients in critical care at Intermountain Medical Center and St. Mark's Hospital, including a woman who was having her leg amputated.

Former Sandy pet store owner charged with tax evasion

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:58pm

The former owner of a pet store in Sandy that underwent several name changes has been charged with felony tax evasion.

Scofield Reservoir closed to recreational use due to algal bloom

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:07pm

Test results indicate toxins are in the water from a harmful algal bloom at Scofield Reservoir, forcing its closure to recreational use until further notice. The heat is fostering a widespread outbreak of cyanobacteria at many Utah waterways.

Officers injured after 2 police cars crash into each other

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:17pm

Two Salt Lake police officers were treated at a local hospital Wednesday after colliding with each other while responding to a call.

2 Utah climbers missing on mountain in Pakistan after snowstorm

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:13pm

Utahns Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson started up a mountain just off the Choktoi Glacier in northern Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 21 for a five-day climb. Ten days later, they have still not returned.

US congresswoman demands Venezuela release jailed Utah man

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:02pm

U.S. congresswoman Mia Love said Wednesday she will call on the State Department to do more to free a Utah man who's been jailed in Venezuela for two months on weapons charges.

West Valley man charged with tying up, threatening teen boys

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:12pm

A West Valley man was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated kidnapping for allegedly tying up two teenage boys, one of whom was naked, and holding them captive for several hours after he believed they had disrespected his daughter.

Kneaders Bakery helping cancer research one cookie at a time

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:53pm

September is childhood cancer awareness month and in Utah, we are leading in the field in cancer research. Researchers at The Hunstman Cancer Institute are doing their part. Now, a local business is jumping on board too.

Media challenging ruling keeping Bundy case documents secret

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:51pm

Media organizations are challenging a federal magistrate judge's order to keep many documents secret in the Nevada criminal case involving rancher Cliven Bundy and a 2014 armed standoff with government agents.

6 Utah County mine openings to be closed with federal funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:45pm

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil, Gas and Mining is working to use federal funds to close six abandoned mine openings in Utah County.

Review: 6 outdoor products for families

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:29am

While outings are undeniably more difficult with kids, they can also be much more rewarding. The key is to prepare accordingly. Here are some outdoor products that might be worth checking out for your next adventure.

Feds say FLDS construction company broke child labor laws

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:48am

A construction company in a polygamous southern Utah town faces a federal lawsuit for allegedly violating child labor and wage laws.

Murray woman, uncle take plea deals in 2004 stabbing death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:32am

A woman and her uncle awaiting a judge's ruling on whether they would face a murder trial in a 2004 killing have accepted plea deals.