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Wyoming wildfire destroys eight structures near Utah border

Ashley Stilson, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:10pm

A 1,252-acre wildfire has destroyed eight structures and is burning mostly on private lands 15 miles south of Mountain View, Wyoming, fire officials said.

Made-in-Utah star shows play worldwide

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:39pm

People who attend the spectacular star shows in Clark Planetarium's domed theater may not realize it, but they're part of a worldwide audience for the made-in-Utah productions. In the world of planetarium shows, Clark is a heavyweight player.

University poster collection chronicles Utah music history

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:02pm

Fifty years of music history and the art of the concert poster are at the heart of a collection at the University of Utah featuring posters from local venues hosting acts ranging from rock legends The Who to indie folk band The Decemberists.

Consumer index down slightly in July

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:00pm

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index fell 1.2 points to 110.3 in July. In comparison, the national Consumer Confidence Index decreased 0.1 points from June to July to register at 97.3.

Family rallies support for Utah man jailed in Venezuela

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:54pm

Friends and family of a Utah man who is being held in a Venezuelan jail say it is a case of him being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Man gets 25 years to life in 2014 Cedar City killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:23pm

The last of three defendants convicted in the 2014 shooting death of a Cedar City man has been sentenced.

Scientists collect data at Farmington Bay; no harmful algal bloom detected

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:49pm

State water quality officials say algae in Farmington Bay is a different species from the one that shut down Utah Lake for nearly two weeks, but it potentially could carry the same health risks if exposed to similar conditions.

15-year-old boy critically injured after falling off ATV

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:14pm

A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after being thrown off his ATV Saturday morning, police said.

Provo, Orem residents take bus rapid transit fight to state Supreme Court

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:23pm

A group of Utah County residents who want plans for a new bus rapid transit system in Provo and Orem to be decided by voters is asking the Utah Supreme Court to intervene in the case.

Man ordered to stand trial on charges of shooting fleeing intruder

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:04am

A man accused of shooting a stranger suspected of intruding in his mother-in-law's vacant home was ordered this week to stand trial on firearms charges.

22-year-old Utah woman who is deaf wins gold at martial arts championship

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:02am

After watching “Karate Kid” when she was little, Safarri Jessop dreamed of becoming a master of martial arts.

Truck driver awarded for driving 2 million miles accident free

Abby Hobbs  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:31am

Kevin Otteson was awarded Friday for driving his semitrailer over 2 million miles, completely accident free.

ACLU says feds must get warrant to access drug database

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:56am

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is pushing back against the Drug Enforcement Administration in a lawsuit over whether investigators should have access to the state's prescription drug database without a warrant.

Manti man, 43, killed in crash near border of Utah and Carbon counties

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:59pm

A crash near the border of Carbon and Utah counties left one man dead Friday.

Family loses 4 sons to rare medical condition; 9 others diagnosed

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:18pm

A Riverton woman who lost four children to cancer is facing her toughest battle yet: Doctors recently discovered nine of 11 family members have the same rare medical condition that often leads to the deadly disease.

‘I am not a victim,’ says senior missionary injured in Brussels airport attack

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:10pm

One of four LDS missionaries injured in the Brussels Airport terrorist attack is speaking out for the first time about his harrowing experience and what he's calling a miraculous recovery.

Volunteers help clean up Tooele fire victims’ homes: ‘They’ve lost hope'

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:55pm

Two weeks after an arsonist burned down 10 homes in Tooele, there are plenty of leads but no arrests. Volunteers from Utah and Idaho are helping fire victims clean up debris while police continue to search for the suspect.

Group calls for resignation of West Jordan councilman

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:14pm

The group Alliance for a Better Utah on Friday called on West Jordan City Councilman Jeff Haaga to resign and started an online petition with the same goal.

State now focused on single site near airport for new prison

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:56pm

The state has narrowed its search for the specific location of a new Utah State Prison to a single site within some 4,000 acres west of Salt Lake City International Airport already identified for the project.

Wildfire near Utah-Wyoming border threatening 140 homes; FEMA steps in to help

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:40pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it will step in to assist the fight against a wildfire raging near the Utah-Wyoming border and threatening about 140 homes.