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Helping a grieving family, other moments that made your day

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 8:04am

Here at KSL, we believe people have good in them and everyone can help make their community better. On Mondays, we feature stories of times people have reached out to those around them and lifted them up. Read today's Make Your Week column and share your stories.

160 Utah soldiers depart on year-long mission to Middle East

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:45am

Nearly 200 Utah soldiers boarded a plane in Salt Lake City Sunday afternoon. Their destination: The Middle East. This is the largest and longest deployment for the Utah Army National Guard this year.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Angie H. Treasure and Sean Walker  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:32am

Here are 10 local stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Woman stabbed mother 7 times, attacked neighbor, police say

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:20am

A West Valley City woman is accused of stabbing her mother seven times and then attacking a neighbor by hitting him with the lid of a pot. The woman, police say, had to be subdued after she went after police with a copper pipe.

Family mourns death of father killed in TRAX accident

Amy Joi O'Donoghue and Sandra Yi  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:56pm

A family is in mourning after their loved one, Donald Leroy Brown, was struck and killed by a TRAX train after his wheelchair became stuck on the tracks. Witnesses say Brown was trying to get out of the chair and to safety when the train hit him.

Teen boy arrested in killing of Wayne Co. man

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:38pm

A Fremont, Wayne County, man was killed Saturday night and police have arrested teenage boy in connection with the incident. Police say there was alcohol involved.

Stay-at-home Payson mom juggles family, success after video goes viral

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:24pm

Stepping into Shannon Abbott's house is a bit like visiting a Disney store. She conducts her family orchestra, meeting the demands of 3-year-old Paige and 6-month-old Adam.

It's official: Jason Chaffetz to make run for House speaker

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:19pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Sunday he is making a run for House speaker against Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California. Chaffetz said he believes the American people are ready for a change and a more united Republican Congress.

Photos: 'Blessing of the Animals' performed Sunday

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:55pm

A Blessing of the Animals was performed Sunday by Father Patrick Carley of the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in West Jordan. Many churches celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi every Oct. 4, commemorating the life of St. Francis.

'Teacherpreneur:' Educators buy, sell lesson plans online

Tori Jorgensen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:38pm

Utah teachers sell their lesson plans to create full-time business using, an online market for educators that allows teachers to share, sell and buy original educational resources.

U. students, librarians promote freedom to read during Banned Books Week

Tori Jorgensen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 6:02pm

Students, librarians and community members publicly disclosed their views of the destructive nature of censorship and importance of the freedom to read Wednesday by sharing excerpts from banned and challenged books at the University of Utah.

2 businesses charged with dumping concrete mix near Jordan River

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 4:06pm

Felony charges were filed Thursday against two businesses and their owners accused of dumping concrete mix and other materials along the bank of the Jordan River in Bluffdale.

Have You Seen This? Orem toddler can't handle sheep noise

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 2:33pm

An encounter with a new sounds proves a little too confusing for this little lady.

Ridership record for UTA set last week

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:55pm

The Utah Transit Authority reported Wednesday that more people rode TRAX and FrontRunner trains during the week of Sept. 20 than at any time in the agency's history.

$32M USU grant seeks to prepare middle schoolers for college

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:10pm

Professors at Utah State University hope to follow about 3,000 middle schoolers over the next seven years to give them the best chance possible at succeeding in college.

LDS choir sings gospel music to praise Lord

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 12:40pm

A choir within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beautifully demonstrates the spirit of praise as they perform gospel music.

Pilot program to offer cash to frugal Colorado River water users

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:55am

A pilot program will offer cash to Utah users of the Colorado River system if they conserve water destined for Lake Powell. Nearly $1.5 million is being made available to Colorado River Upper Basin states, including multiple basins in Utah.

Davis School District looks to voters for $298M bond, campus upgrades

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:15am

The Davis School District is hoping voters will approve a $298 million bond to build three or four new schools and make needed upgrades at existing campuses.

5 reasons you may be perfect for this unexpected job

Uta  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:00am

If you have these qualities, you may be perfect for this unexpected job.

A look at elections in Utah's 5 'other' biggest cities

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:55am

A roundup of some of the most notable elections happening in the five biggest Utah cities after Salt Lake City.