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State may not seek death penalty against man accused of raping, killing 6-year-old girl

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:02pm

State prosecutors might not seek the death penalty against the man accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Sierra Newbold nearly five years ago.

Utah gun rights group takes aim at .05 DUI law

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:43pm

An unlikely ally emerged Wednesday to those pushing Gov. Gary Herbert to veto legislation that would lower the legal blood-alcohol content for driving in Utah to .05 percent.

City Creek Center marks 5-year anniversary

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:00pm

Five years ago, Salt Lake City celebrated the much-anticipated opening of the most expensive multiuse development project in the state's history — City Creek Center. Today, it stands as one of the signature features of the downtown district.

Domo announces software upgrades, welcomes presidents of Chicago Cubs, Pixar for yearly conference

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:28pm

Utah-based software company Domo hosted its third-annual conference, "Domopalooza" in Salt Lake City, announced several new product upgrades and welcomed presidents of the Chicago Cubs and Pixar, among others.

County releases list of homeless site evaluation committee members

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:17pm

The afternoon before the county's homeless site evaluation committee was scheduled to meet for the first time Wednesday, Salt Lake County released the list of 16 people who will sit on that committee.

Utah group pushing for medical marijuana ballot initiative

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:45pm

Medical marijuana advocates in Utah are planning to try to get an initiative on the November 2018 ballot that would allow the drug to be used for treatment.

Herbert signs bills on confidential reporting, college data

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:14pm

Gov. Gary Herbert signed 51 bills Tuesday and is spending a good chunk of his Wednesday reviewing more legislation that lawmakers sent to his desk this year.

Coal under fire, but plays strong role in Utah for power: Report

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:30pm

The first of three reports examining coal production in Utah, its nexus to energy and what the future holds, was released by the Utah Foundation, a nonpartisan, public policy research organization. Utah gets 76 percent of its electricity from coal.

Hatch questions Gorsuch about religious freedom in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:09pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch focused his questions to Judge Neil Gorsuch on religious freedom Wednesday on the third day of confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

New ad campaign takes aim at rescinding Bears Ears National Monument

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:06pm

A website and advertisement campaign launched this week is taking aim at rescinding Bears Ears National Monument, emphasizing the impact the monument has on San Juan County residents.

How to order your free credit reports

William E. Lewis Jr., Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:30am

Don’t be scammed by the numerous “free credit report” opportunities found on the internet. While dozens of companies offer a so-called “free credit report,” many of them have strings attached.

Little Big Town to headline annual Stadium of Fire concert

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:16am

Little Big Town will headline the Stadium of Fire concert on July 1, officials announced Wednesday.

Poll: Which is Utah’s best small city, Sweet 16 round?

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:59am

We’re into week two of our “Best City” tournament, with only 16 cities remaining.

Suspect charged in connection with Layton bank robbery

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:30am

Jason Lee Burton was charged in connection with an armed robbery that took place at the Layton America First Credit Union in February.

Repealing Obamacare could have dire consequences for people with disabilities, advocates say

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:02am

The repeal of Obamacare and its proposed replacement — the American Health Care Act — would have dire consequences for people with disabilities, said advocates who rallied outside the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building Tuesday afternoon.

3 charged in real estate fraud scheme

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:59am

Three people were charged Tuesday in an alleged fraudulent real estate scheme in Salt Lake County.

How you can help save the bees

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:41am

Children used brightly colored tennis balls in a hands-on lesson Tuesday at the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to learn about the role of honeybees and other pollinators in the agricultural industry. Free flower seeds are being given away.

HOA in Daybreak files lawsuit against homebuilders

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:48pm

Leaky roofs, leaky windows and damage to insulation: just some of the problems homeowners in a Daybreak neighborhood are dealing with. Now the HOA has decided to sue the builders of the nearly 10-year-old homes.

Police testimony: Teens conspired to 'get rid of' 14-year-old girl who was messaging them

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:43pm

A judge has ordered a trial for a 16-year-old boy accused of luring away a 14-year-old girl, shooting her and leaving her in a dry canal. His 16-year-old friend, alleged to have been part of the plot, faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Lehi preschool class fundraising for sick 'classmate'

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 11:16pm

A group of preschoolers is rallying together to help one of their sick classmates. Their efforts are teaching them some serious life lessons and are surprising quite a few adults along the way.