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April 16th, 2014
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Recruiting volunteers pays off for Salt Lake school

12/11/2013 7:28am
In the last several weeks, 20 people from the community of Indian Hills Elementary have signed up to become weekly tutors. Few of them have children who actually attend the school.

Call threatening to cut utility service may be a scam, businessman learns

12/11/2013 7:49am
Utility companies say a scam is popping up again in which a caller says they are from the gas or power company and will shut down service unless they get paid quickly.

Cold dis-comfort: Antarctica set record of -135.8

12/11/2013 8:08am
Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for "soul-crushing" cold.

Mentoring group helps African American teen boys in Utah

12/11/2013 9:10am
When he moved to Utah, James Neal was a young man without mentors in his life. He joined Utah Alpha Beaus, a group started by Utah residents to help African American teen boys.

Checking for unclaimed money is simple and worth it

12/11/2013 9:37am
In need of a little extra cash for the holidays? You might have some unclaimed money tucked away with the State of Utah.

Volunteers needed for upcoming tax season

12/11/2013 10:04am
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who make $51,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

'Soldier of the Year' awarded to Utahn

12/11/2013 10:05am
The 2013 Department of the Army Soldier of the Year title was awarded to a man from Smithfield.

Meteor explodes over Ariz.; big meteor shower begins

12/11/2013 10:26am
A resounding boom over Tucson, Ariz., roused residents from their dinner tables Tuesday and had them pointing up to the sky.

From 'Con Air' to living his faith, the classroom and sideline

12/11/2013 10:51am
Scott Ditty gave up an acting career in movies to better live his faith and to take up teaching and coaching. Today, he works out of a portable on the back lot at Alta High.

5 reasons to visit Bryce Canyon in the winter

12/11/2013 11:01am
Winter is a great time to visit Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. The snow-capped hoodoos are gorgeous, the park is uncrowded, and the winter sports and stargazing opportunities are out of this world.

Handing out the hardware for Utah college football

12/11/2013 11:16am
The regular season for college football has ended, with the three Division I teams in Utah combining for some success and a lot of disappointment. But even in a less than spectacular year, there are still several players who deserve to be honored.

Utah's Eagle Point offering $25 lift tickets

12/11/2013 11:39am
A southern Utah ski area will offer $25 lift tickets for its first two days of operation.

30 photos that will absolutely make you happy you live in Utah

12/11/2013 11:57am
To celebrate the beauty of our unique state, we've chosen 30 of our favorite photos submitted by ksl.com readers. From Moab to the Uintas, from Antelope Island to Delicate Arch, these photos capture the vibrancy and personality of Utah.

Anonymous 'thank yous' brighten up Internet

12/11/2013 12:51pm
One woman found her way around Vietnam, a father in disbelief had his family's meal paid for, another woman finished a marathon — each experience was the result of a kindness of strangers.

Santa, pilots, volunteers take flight for kids in need

12/11/2013 1:09pm
Santa left his sleigh in the North Pole for an afternoon to take flight in a small plane to Cedar City, where he delivered goods to nearly 600 school children.

Have You Seen This? Sound is tricky and awesome

12/11/2013 1:13pm
In this video drummer Julien Audigier plays a drum set in a variety of locales to show off the different sounds you'll get in different environments. Now I'm no scientist, but science is going crazy in this video.

Republicans moving to overhaul 2016 primary process

12/11/2013 1:46pm
A handful of Republican Party officials is quietly advancing a new batch of rules aimed at streamlining a chaotic presidential nominating process that many party insiders viewed as damaging to the their campaign for the White House in 2012, multiple GOP sources told CNN.

Lost Nevada family warmed rocks by fire to survive snow for 2 days

12/11/2013 2:00pm
The 2006 silver Jeep Wrangler with a black top carried the excited family of six into the back country of northwestern Nevada for a playful weekend outing in the snow.

Mitt Romney documentary to show at Sundance, be released on Netflix

12/11/2013 2:02pm
A documentary giving an in-depth look into Mitt Romney's two presidential campaigns will premier at the Sundance Film Festival and be released shortly after on Netflix.

Video of BYU's worldwide fans wins first place

12/11/2013 2:32pm
A video proving BYU's international fan base is a finalist in a national competition.

Genetics may have strong influence in political leanings

12/11/2013 4:02pm
Genetics, as much as external factors, may influence one's political ideology, a new study claims.

1 killed in head-on collision between semitrucks

12/11/2013 4:06pm
Two semitrucks collided head-on early Wednesday near the Utah- Arizona border, killing one of the drivers.

Accused child killer charged with attacking jailer

12/11/2013 6:33pm
Nathan Sloop, the man accused of murdering 4-year-old Ethan Stacy, now faces additional charges of attacking a corrections officer at the Davis County Jail.

Ad campaign used to persuade young adults to get health insurance

12/11/2013 7:01pm
Take Care Utah is aiming to persuade Utah's young uninsured adult population to sign up for health care with its "What's More Risky?" ad campaign.

2nd man dies from hypothermia, police say

12/11/2013 7:06pm
Police say a man whose body was found Tuesday in Memory Grove died of hypothermia.

Woman hit by car dies from injuries

12/11/2013 7:20pm
A woman hit by a car on 3900 South on Dec. 6 passed away Wednesday morning as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident.

10 helpful tips for caring for your cut Christmas tree

12/11/2013 7:33pm
The holiday season is here, and with it comes the popular Christmas tree debate: Real or artificial? If you find yourself wanting to join the real tree camp, or have bought fresh cut trees for years but are in need of help in caring for that tree, here are ten helpful tips.

Wednesday's Child: Chelsea

12/11/2013 7:45pm
For the 350 children living in foster care in Utah, Christmas morning might be at an unfamiliar place with little or no presents. KSL TV reporter Ashley Kewish teamed up with the Adoption Exchange and took 17-year-old Chelsea shopping.

Mandatory ban on wood-burning stoves for 5 Utah counties

12/11/2013 7:47pm
Even though pollution levels have not reached the federal standard for unhealthy, the Utah Division of Air Quality decided to get a jump- start on prevention by putting out restrictions for fireplaces and wood-burning stoves and is asking motorists to reduce travel.

Semi rollover in Springville causes major traffic delays on I-15

12/11/2013 8:05pm
A semi rolled over on I-15 northbound near the 1400 North exit in Springville around 3:15 Wednesday afternoon, causing heavy delays and injuries.

Weather service identifies migrating flock of swans as storm

12/11/2013 8:22pm
The Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service radar tracked a huge flock of migrating swans this week.

Weight-loss surgery: pros and cons

12/11/2013 8:35pm
As weight-loss surgery has become more popular over the last several years, its different procedures have also seen an increase in positive outcomes. But when considering any surgery, patients should also be aware of serious risks and side effects.

Bailiffs disciplined for leaving teen in holding cell

12/11/2013 9:04pm
Two Uintah County bailiffs have been disciplined and security procedures have been changed following an incident where a teenage girl was forgotten in a holding cell for hours after the state courthouse in Vernal had closed for the day.

Passerby was mistakenly used as translator in Esar Met murder case

12/11/2013 9:20pm
A man who went to the scene of a brutal murder to offer help to the victim's family unintentionally ended up working as a translator for police. Some officers mistakenly believed that he worked for the FBI or was there in an official capacity.

Lockdown lifted after false report of gunman at McKay-Dee Hospital

12/11/2013 9:51pm
A verbal threat at McKay-Dee Hospital caused the hospital to be put on lockdown briefly Wednesday afternoon.

10-year-old finds bobcat in backyard

12/11/2013 10:12pm
At first 10-year-old Tailia Westmoreland thought her dogs were barking at a neighbor's cat. She had just gotten home from school Wednesday when she came face to face with a bobcat in her backyard.

Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year

12/11/2013 10:31pm
Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

Interpreter for deaf at Mandela event called fake

12/11/2013 10:33pm
As one world leader after another paid homage to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service, the man standing at arm's length from them appeared to interpret their words in sign language. But advocates for the deaf say he was a faker.

West Valley police chief orders audit on all cases from 2013

12/11/2013 10:36pm
West Valley Police Chief Lee Russo has ordered an audit of all of his department's cases over the past year.

Jefferson and Jazz roll past Kings 122-101

12/11/2013 11:07pm
The Jazz get Derrick Favors and Marvin Williams back and a win over the Kings 122-101.
 
   
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