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10-year-old Utah gymnast wins 'Gymnast of the Year'

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:05pm

Lundyn Vandertoolen was the first Utahn and first of her level to win the Gymnast of the Year award from the International Gymnast magazine. But she's taking it all in stride.

Little Cottonwood Canyon closed until Friday morning due to weather

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:52pm

Officials have closed Little Cottonwood Canyon until Friday morning due to weather.

Who was Ted Bundy? U. alums seek to find answer for new documentary

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:46pm

Three former University of Utah students are beginning work on a documentary about the notorious serial killer to seek how someone — by many accounts — unassuming could be so villainous.

Bill to lower legal alcohol limit passes Utah House

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:40pm

A bill to make Utah's blood-alcohol limit for driving the lowest in the nation passed the Utah House of Representatives on Thursday.

State of emergency declared in Garland due to flooding

Mike Anderson and Keith McCord  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:03pm

City leaders in Garland have declared a state of emergency, as hundreds of homeowners continue to battle rising waters.

Study: Global warming shrinking Colorado River

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:28pm

Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say.

Prosecution ends its case by dropping 3 charges against John Swallow

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:06pm

The lead investigator in the John Swallow case admitted Thursday that he violated a court order when he testified about a federal agency declining to prosecute the former Utah attorney general and his predecessor Mark Shurtleff.

House passes polygamy bill to strengthen punishments linked to child abuse, fraud, other crimes

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:50pm

A bill that would strengthen penalties for bigamy whenever it's tied to child abuse, fraud, domestic abuse, sexual abuse or certain other crimes passed Thursday in Utah House of Representatives.

Judge sentences teen who fired shot in Bountiful classroom

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:49pm

A Bountiful teenager who pleaded guilty to firing a shotgun into the ceiling of a junior high classroom before being disarmed by his parents is set to be sentenced Thursday.

2 dead after 5-vehicle crash in Hyde Park

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:58pm

Poor road conditions likely factored in a five-car crash the left an elderly Idaho couple dead in Hyde Park Thursday morning, police said.

Man killed in Roy officer-involved shooting identified

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:51pm

Officers shot and killed a man in Roy after he pulled a gun on them, police say.

'Talk to each other:' Group holds workshop to educate others about Islam

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:47pm

A new advocacy group that aims to educate people about Islam hosted a workshop Wednesday in hopes of answering questions about the faith.

Advocates for low-income Utahns protest restoring sales tax on food

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:10pm

Advocates for low-income Utahns urged state lawmakers Thursday to find more money for education and other programs but avoid an "unfair and unjustifiable" tax increase on those who are already struggling.

Jury deliberating whether Orem man killed his wife in 2012

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:39pm

For the second time, an Orem man is waiting while a jury deliberates whether he killed his wife or she somehow shot herself.

4th victim dies after fatal Heber City crash

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:26pm

Police have identified a fourth victim who died after sustaining critical injuries in a fatal head-on crash that occurred in Heber City Feb. 14.

Crash on icy I-15 kills Clarkston man

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:13pm

A Cache County man was killed early Thursday when he lost control of his car and was hit twice by the same semitrailer and ended up underneath the truck.

5 of the biggest blockbuster films made in Utah

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:01pm

Nearly 1,000 films have been made in Utah. While some have been fairly obscure, this list looks at five movies that absolutely dominated at the box office.

Police ID woman killed in auto-pedestrian crash

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:20pm

Police identified a woman who was killed after crossing an intersection in North Logan Wednesday morning.

Arizona truck driver killed when crude oil catches fire, shutting down I-80

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:44pm

A truck driver from Arizona was killed Wednesday when his semitrailer ruptured a tanker hauling crude oil, which ignited and burned his cab, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

How to build a one-match fire every time

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:38am

From survival situations to impressing your friends, the ability to build a one-match fire is something any outdoor enthusiast needs to have. Let's look at a few tips for doing just that.