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Ex-bus driver sentenced for sexually abusing 2 young girls with special needs

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 10:36pm

A Draper bus driver convicted of sexually abusing two special-needs girls under his care was sentenced Tuesday to 19 terms of 15 years to life in prison during an emotional hearing.

Police: Man arrested for kidnapping, sexually abusing woman with disabilities

Chris Larson  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:41pm

Police arrested a Hurricane man Tuesday in the kidnapping and sexual abuse of a developmentally disabled woman.

Pet stores restricted to sale of shelter animals only, new SL County ordinance mandates

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:18pm

With an aim to discourage puppy mills, Salt Lake County on Tuesday became the first Utah municipality to pass an ordinance outlawing pet stores from selling dogs, cats or rabbits unless they come from animal shelters.

Current cyber threats and 10 ways to prevent an attack

Workers Compensation Fund  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:03pm

Learn what threats are out there and how to safeguard against them.

LDS Church announces leadership changes in Presidency of the Seventy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:56pm

The Mormon church is naming L. Whitney Clayton as the new president of a second-tier governing body called the Quorum of the Seventy.

Sandy uses purple, PSA video contest to raise domestic violence awareness

Tori Jorgensen  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:12pm

Sandy officials, police and service providers encouraged awareness of domestic violence at a ceremony on Tuesday as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Innovative OCD and anxiety clinic brings hope

Sara Jarman, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:48pm

Those with anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder often feel like they have nowhere to go for help ─ and for good reason, according to Paul Peterson, a Centerville licensed clinical social worker.

Negligence lawsuit filed by Susan Powell's parents dismissed

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:02pm

While acknowledging the "immense sorrow" for the losses the family of Chuck and Judy Cox have endured over the past five years, a federal court on Tuesday ruled there was no way to know that Josh Powell would murder his two young sons.

Police investigate death in Farr West, foul play not suspected

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:39pm

A woman was found dead in a trailer Tuesday at a house where sheriff's deputies have been called to respond to reports of domestic violence in the past.

Man accused in triple homicide appears in court

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:38pm

A man who authorities said tried to blame his mother after he killed two adult boarders and a baby because they wouldn't move out of his house appeared in court Tuesday via a video hookup on murder charges that could carry the death penalty.

2 deceased SUU flight instructors identified

Chris Larson  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:37pm

Southern Utah University is mourning the loss of two aviation instructors killed in a plane crash during a routine flight Monday afternoon near Cedar City Regional Airport.

Conveyor bridge built at Point of the Mountain for I-15 expansion project

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:28pm

Northbound drivers going into Salt Lake County will see a new addition to the construction equipment involved in the reconstruction effort underway on northbound I-15. UDOT has installed a concrete conveyor belt bridge at Point of the Mountain.

Wicked weather, fall colors prevail in this week's user-submitted photos

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:48pm

Each Tuesday we take a look back at the past week in news and events from across Utah, showcasing photos and videos submitted to

Clinton man accused of molesting girls; police say there may be more victims

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:48pm

A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexually assaulting multiple minors over a period of ten years. Clinton police are asking anyone who may have had an inappropriate encounter with the man to contact detectives.

Utah cites Warren Jeff as reason polygamy should be illegal

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 3:44pm

Utah prosecutors are invoking jailed polygamous leader Warren Jeffs as proof that plural marriage should be illegal in the state as they make arguments in a case brought by the stars of reality TV show "Sister Wives."

5 best car alternatives when what you really need is a minivan (but can't bring yourself to buy one)

KSL Cars  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:21pm

When the time comes that you have outgrown your old car and you need the equivalent of a minivan without actually lowering your standards enough to buy a minivan, there are other options to choose from, including these five cars.

Gov. Herbert: Latest Medicaid expansion plan may need changes

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 12:38pm

Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday there may need to be changes made to the latest Medicaid expansion plan he and legislative leaders came up with after months of private meetings.

Hurricane man in critical condition after falling out of truck bed

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 12:15pm

A 42-year-old man was reportedly sitting on a wooden chair in the bed of a truck when one of the chair's legs broke as the vehicle made a turn, according to police. He fell out of the vehicle and hit his head.

Bear expert talks about behind-the-scenes of tranquilizing, tracking

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 11:57am

A Brigham Young University graduate student is fulfilling his life-long passion of studying bears — and he has some interesting stories to tell.

Solar lease vs. purchase: 3 considerations

KSL Local  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 10:31am

Today we sat down with Andrew Mullen, Director of Sales for Solaroo Energy, a South Jordan based solar installation company, to discuss a hot topic in solar – leasing vs. purchasing.