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Russian hacking of U.S. elections 'playing with our heads,' ex-CIA director says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:12pm

Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden called Russian hacking of American elections a "covert influence campaign" but not one designed to engineer a certain outcome.

Scofield Reservoir closed to recreational use due to algal bloom

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:07pm

Test results indicate toxins are in the water from a harmful algal bloom at Scofield Reservoir, forcing its closure to recreational use until further notice. The heat is fostering a widespread outbreak of cyanobacteria at many Utah waterways.

Officers injured after 2 police cars crash into each other

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:17pm

Two Salt Lake police officers were treated at a local hospital Wednesday after colliding with each other while responding to a call.

2 Utah climbers missing on mountain in Pakistan after snowstorm

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:13pm

Utahns Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson started up a mountain just off the Choktoi Glacier in northern Pakistan on Sunday, Aug. 21 for a five-day climb. Ten days later, they have still not returned.

US congresswoman demands Venezuela release jailed Utah man

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:02pm

U.S. congresswoman Mia Love said Wednesday she will call on the State Department to do more to free a Utah man who's been jailed in Venezuela for two months on weapons charges.

West Valley man charged with tying up, threatening teen boys

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:12pm

A West Valley man was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated kidnapping for allegedly tying up two teenage boys, one of whom was naked, and holding them captive for several hours after he believed they had disrespected his daughter.

Kneaders Bakery helping cancer research one cookie at a time

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:53pm

September is childhood cancer awareness month and in Utah, we are leading in the field in cancer research. Researchers at The Hunstman Cancer Institute are doing their part. Now, a local business is jumping on board too.

Media challenging ruling keeping Bundy case documents secret

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:51pm

Media organizations are challenging a federal magistrate judge's order to keep many documents secret in the Nevada criminal case involving rancher Cliven Bundy and a 2014 armed standoff with government agents.

6 Utah County mine openings to be closed with federal funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:45pm

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil, Gas and Mining is working to use federal funds to close six abandoned mine openings in Utah County.

Review: 6 outdoor products for families

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:29am

While outings are undeniably more difficult with kids, they can also be much more rewarding. The key is to prepare accordingly. Here are some outdoor products that might be worth checking out for your next adventure.

Feds say FLDS construction company broke child labor laws

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:48am

A construction company in a polygamous southern Utah town faces a federal lawsuit for allegedly violating child labor and wage laws.

Murray woman, uncle take plea deals in 2004 stabbing death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:32am

A woman and her uncle awaiting a judge's ruling on whether they would face a murder trial in a 2004 killing have accepted plea deals.

Woman wants to know how box cutter wound up in her checked bag

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:01am

A woman is questioning how a box cutter wound up in her checked luggage, apparently sometime during her return plane trip from Long Beach, California, to Salt Lake City.

Susan Hunt pleads guilty to DUI in January confrontation with police

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:49am

Susan Hunt, the mother of a man killed by Saratoga Springs police officers in 2014, pleaded guilty Tuesday to class B misdemeanor DUI.

Food stamp fraud suspects to make religious defense argument

Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:37am

Polygamous sect members accused of food stamp fraud may testify at an upcoming hearing in an attempt to persuade a judge they were following religiously rooted communal living practices and not breaking the law.

UTA to boost TRAX service for Salt Lake Comic Con  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:11am

The Utah Transit Authority will offer extra TRAX service to help Salt Lake Comic Con attendees access this weekend’s festivities at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

4-year-old girl injured in lawn mower accident leaves hospital

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:56pm

Four-year-old Brailey Partida left Primary Children's Hospital Monday after a nearly monthlong recovery from a lawn mower accident that required the partial amputation of her right leg.

Salt Lake police seek looters in homicide investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:33pm

Moments after a car crashed and rolled onto its hood, ejecting a man with a gunshot wound, between 15 to 30 people rushed to the vehicle. But rather than offer help, the majority of people inexplicably started looting items, police said.

SLC police officer helps save man during heart attack

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:16pm

Officer Adam Green could have knocked on the door, got no answer and walked away. It's a good thing he didn't.

Task force created to help catch person responsible for setting multiple fires in Davis County

Michael Anderson  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:48pm

Fire departments and law enforcement in Davis County are combining forces to catch the person responsible for setting about a dozen fires.