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16-year-old shot outside Sandy middle school

Pat Reavy and Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:11pm

A 16-year-old boy was critically injured and a 14-year-old boy was arrested for investigation of attempted murder following a shooting Tuesday outside Union Middle School.

Steve Young signs excuse note for 9-year-old student

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:07pm

Nine-year-old Cade Draper thought his father was taking him to the dentist on Tuesday afternoon. Instead, Cade went to go meet a football legend that even helped excuse Cade for missing school.


Police identify driver killed in Spanish Fork Canyon crash

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:53pm

An American Fork man was killed Tuesday after police say his truck drifted into oncoming traffic in Spanish Fork Canyon and was struck by a semitrailer hauling drywall.

1-year-old boy killed in auto-pedestrian accident

Lindsey Johnson and Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:49pm

A 1-year-old boy was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident in West Valley City on Tuesday.

Moratorium on collecting impact fees costing SLC $500K per month

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:00pm

With the impact fee moratorium on track to expire Nov. 2, the Salt Lake City Council — reluctant to let the city relapse to its old fee structure without a new, vetting plan in place — is considering extending the moratorium for several months.

Body of 22-year-old Mt. Pleasant man found in shallow grave

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 8:10pm

A Mt. Pleasant man's death is being investigated as a homicide after his body was discovered in a shallow grave near the border of Utah and Sanpete counties.

Clinton, Trump scrambling to win over Utah voters

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:45pm

Utah can thank the unexpected rise of Evan McMullin for all the attention presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are throwing the state's way as Election Day approaches.

Targeted for his BYU fandom? South Jordan man finds front-door wreath on fire

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 7:20pm

Justin Christensen discovered the BYU-themed wreath on his front door was on fire early Tuesday morning, and he suspects the act of vandalism may be connected to his fandom.

Michigan man accused of illegally killing a deer in Utah

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:58pm

A Michigan man was arrested after allegedly shooting and killing a deer in Wasatch County, according to a Division of Wildlife Resources officer.

Utahn finds bottled message sent out to sea 5 decades ago

Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:07pm

A bottled message sent out to sea by a New Hampshire man more than five decades ago has been returned to his daughter.

Utah veterans lead effort to create Cold War Victory Medal

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:00pm

"The Cold War was a victory," said Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, who is pushing for Utah to become the fourth state to authorize a Cold War Victory Medal. "The name of the medal is appropriate."

Murder charge filed in 2011 concert shooting death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:10pm

Criminal charges were fired Tuesday in the 2011 shooting death of a 19-year-old man at a concert in South Salt Lake.

User submitted: Beautiful hikes and stunning sunsets

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:30pm

The sky lit up in vibrant, fiery colors almost every night this week, and Utahns were quick to snap photos of the beauty.

Body of overdue hiker found in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:17pm

Search and rescue crews were attempting Tuesday afternoon to recover the body of an overdue hiker believed to have fallen to his death.

Detectives hope video will help capture man wanted in car wash killing

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:02pm

Salt Lake police will try to enhance surveillance video from a car wash that was recording the night a man washing his new vehicle was shot and killed, apparently at random, during an apparent carjacking.

Man swings hatchet after being told he was too drunk to get on bus, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:31pm

A man was arrested Monday after police say he swung a hatchet at another man who told him he was too drunk to get on a Utah Transit Authority bus.

Teacher, award-winning artist, ‘counts blessings’ with recent piece

Celeste Tholen, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:01pm

Whether learning or teaching, Jethro Gillespie is pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an art student. In the studio, he keeps pushing mediums, size, and subjects, like his most recent piece, "Tally Mark Quilt."

New Mexico AG vows to keep pressuring feds over mine spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:11pm

The state's top prosecutor, elected officials from northwestern New Mexico and the Navajo Nation are meeting with residents and business owners to talk about possible legal steps following last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states.

LDS church re-launches 'Mormon and gay' website

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:52pm

Four years ago, the LDS Church published its landmark website and invited LGBT church members to "stay with us."

Iran official: Gay Utah senator watched during recent trip

Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:39am

Iran's intelligence minister is defending his agents' handling of a visit by a gay Utah state senator after hard-liners alleged it represented a security breach.