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Death penalty to be sought for man accused of killing 6 family members

Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:24pm

Attorneys say a 36-year-old Utah man charged with shooting six members of a suburban Houston family two years ago will face the death penalty when he goes on trial for capital murder set for next year.

Multi-vehicle crash backs up section of northbound I-15 for several hours

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:17pm

A crash involving five vehicles injured two people and closed multiple lanes in a section of northbound I-15 for nearly an hour, leaving traffic backed up in the area for several hours Friday afternoon.

Health officials investigating viral meningitis flare-up at Lone Peak High School

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:07pm

Health officials are investigating multiple cases of viral meningitis among students at Lone Peak High School, the Utah County Health Department said on Friday.

Tree vandalism spreads to South Jordan

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:52pm

Police believe tree vandals wanted in West Jordan have continued their destructive spree in South Jordan.

Tornado touches down near Panguitch

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:46pm

A tornado touched down as storms swept across Southern Utah Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Orem family loses belongings after U-Haul stolen in New Mexico

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:33pm

A family moving from Orem to Florida made an overnight stop at a motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Monday, only to wake up the next morning to find that their 20-foot U-Haul towing their car had been stolen.

UHP finds 390 pounds of drugs in separate incidents

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:03pm

Approximately 370 pounds of marijuana and 20 pounds of methamphetamine were seized in separate drug busts by Utah Highway Patrol troopers Thursday.

Nickelodeon series filming episode in Eagle Mountain

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:40pm

One episode of an upcoming Nickelodeon television show is being filmed in Eagle Mountain Thursday through Saturday.

South Jordan woman to run 30 marathons before turning 30

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:04pm

Madison Irwin will cross the finish line of her 30th marathon Saturday, not long before she celebrates her 30th birthday.

Man severely beaten with bat at Tooele rest stop

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:16pm

A man staying in his car at a rest stop near the Tooele-Salt Lake County border was severely beaten with a baseball bat early Friday.

Review: 7 outdoor products for late-summer fun

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:39am

With summer vanishing before our very eyes, it’s time to plan at least a couple more adventures while the warm weather is here. This review looks at a handful of products that may be a good fit for your next outing.

Groups sues Obama administration in challenge of oil and gas development

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:29am

Environmental groups are challenging the Obama administration over 397 leases issued for potential oil and gas development on nearly 380,000 acres in three Western states, including Utah. A lawsuit asserts the leasing ignores climate change.

Utah parents unsatisfied with Mylan's efforts to lower EpiPen costs

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:47am

"I agree the system is broken," said University of Utah Health Care's director of drug information, Erin Fox. "But there's no reason why they can't lower the price."

Man charged with 3 aggravated murders ordered to stand trial

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:31am

At the close of a four-day preliminary hearing, a 20-year-old man was ordered Thursday to stand trial for triple aggravated murder.

Sodalicious files counterclaim in 'dirty' soda feud with Swig

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:14am

Sodalicious has filed a counterclaim against Swig in the ongoing legal battle between the two soda shops, contending Swig's initial lawsuit was filed in "bad faith" and demanding that its trademark of the term "dirty" be canceled.

Are wolves a 'Miracle' in Yellowstone? Science seeks answers

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:58pm

Are wolves responsible for a "miracle" that "changed the rivers" of Yellowstone? That provocative claim in a widely seen 2014 YouTube video has ignited excitement about the impact of wolves on their environment. But what does the science say?

Climate change taking toll on the American pika in the West

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:28pm

Populations of a rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters its habitat, according to findings released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Deputies affix Thin Blue Line flag atop of Box Elder County peak

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:51pm

Four Box Elder County sheriff's deputies made their way to the top of a mountainous peak Thursday to hoist an American flag a little higher — and to stake their own Thin Blue Line flag in a gesture of gratitude.

Roy woman struggling to prove she’s alive after government declares her dead

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:34pm

Barbara Murphy isn't dead. But the federal government thinks she has been deceased for two years.

West Jordan councilman pleads not guilty to leaving scene of accident

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:03pm

A West Jordan councilman accused of leaving the scene of a crash during an alleged drunken episode pleaded not guilty Thursday.