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December 26th, 2014
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Suspect in Craigslist killing tells newspaper she killed in 3 states

04/01/2014 6:36am
A 19-year-old woman charged with killing a Pennsylvania man she met through Craigslist has given a second jailhouse interview and provided specific details about other killings she claims to have committed.

Businessman wants Swallow, Shurtleff to testify

04/01/2014 7:11am
A Salt Lake businessman at the heart of the John Swallow scandal wants to put the former attorney general and his predecessor on the witness stand in the criminal case against him.

3 things parents should know about new year-end tests

04/01/2014 7:56am
Every Utah student will take new year-end tests this spring that measure what they've learned. Educators say there are three things every parent should know.

Quiz: What kind of prankster are you?

04/01/2014 8:43am
It's April Fools' Day and the pranksters are out in full force. Whether you love to see others cringe or dread a good prank, there's some level of pranking inside you. Don't worry, we've sorted this out for you to determine how much of a prankster you are.

Aquifer mining sinks portions of Cedar Valley roads

04/01/2014 9:24am
The ground in Cedar Valley is sinking and cracking — more than 8 miles of it — because of over-pumping of groundwater resources. A newly released report highlights the potential perils and what can be done to manage the problem.

'Frozen' becomes highest-grossing animated film ever

04/01/2014 9:38am
The film grossed $398.4 million domestically, and went on to become a smash hit worldwide, raking in $1.072 billion combined box office,

11 ancient burial boxes recovered in Israel

04/01/2014 10:20am
Israeli authorities on Monday unveiled 11 ancient burial boxes dating to around the time of Jesus, recovered by police during a midnight raid on antiquities dealers suspected of stealing the artifacts.

Giant six-legged robot crab to walk the ocean floor

04/01/2014 10:23am
Monsters of the deep will have a man-made horror to contend with, as the Crabster CR200 is released into the oceans. Weighing over half a ton, the six-legged, crustacean-inspired robot is intended for the most dangerous undersea exploration.

How 'eBaby Boomers' are finding extra cash in their closets

04/01/2014 11:19am
As baby boomers are becoming more tech savvy, they are turning to the Internet to sell their treasures to make fast extra cash.

Official: Obamacare on track to meet original goal

04/01/2014 11:52am
After a surge of sign-ups on the last day for open enrollment, Obamacare is on track to hit the White House's original target of 7 million people signing up, a senior administration official said Tuesday.

How my best friend's mom became a mother to me

04/01/2014 11:57am
It takes such little time to send a text to a friend's struggling child telling them you love them or even inviting them over to chat. You never know how much influence one small act of kindness may have.

Why Moab is a great place to spend spring break

04/01/2014 12:35pm
Moab has many enticing family-friendly activities to entertain you. Hiking, biking, climbing, rafting, jeeping, exploring, and don't forget some good eating! Here is the can't-miss list of Moab fun for your next family getaway.

'Wearable KSL' device to be sold in 2015

04/01/2014 12:50pm
Similar to Google Glass, Wearable KSL is a portable computer that can be worn as a monocle.

Have You Seen This? 'Prank It Forward'

04/01/2014 1:15pm
A group of typical pranksters turns over a new leaf to surprise an unsuspecting waitress with a positive prank.

Man charged for allegedly shooting victim in face

04/01/2014 1:33pm
An 18-year-old Salt Lake man accused of shooting a man in the face in a failed robbery attempt has been charged with attempted murder.

Bill Clinton parodies wife's epic photo

04/01/2014 1:51pm
In a photo posted from Bill Clinton's Twitter account just after midnight on Tuesday, the former President is sitting in a military airplane, reading some kind of device and sporting a pair of sunglasses.

Band named after its trusty gig van releases new EP

04/01/2014 2:01pm
Sound Spotlight: Red Yeti has taken talent and determination through many transitions, designating itself as a rock band to get excited about.

4 family-friendly baseball movies to usher in America's pastime

04/01/2014 2:03pm
With the Salt Lake Bees kicking off their 2014 campaign at home on April 3, here are four family-friendly baseball movies to get you ready for the return of America's favorite pastime.

User photos: This week in news

04/01/2014 2:15pm
This week's user photos include: power poles snapping in Blanding, a motorhome fire on I-15, a car that drove up telephone wires in Ogden, the Moroni statue lowered onto the Provo City Center Temple, and shots around the state depicting Utah's ever changing weather.

Understanding vocabulary of returning vets will help them find jobs

04/01/2014 3:05pm
With the unemployment rate for veterans still significantly higher than the national average, a simple lesson in military vocabulary might help drive down that number and help our nation's heroes gain valuable employment.

4 great movie pranks for April Fools' Day

04/01/2014 4:02pm
If you haven't realized yet it's April Fools' Day, watch your back because something is coming. I don't know what, but there's something. With that warning given, we thought we'd highlight some of the great pranks from movies.

Man steals car, rams gate after robbing Provo business

04/01/2014 5:29pm
Provo police are searching for a man after he allegedly robbed a collision repair center and stole several cars.

Police searching for missing Tooele woman

04/01/2014 5:59pm
Tooele police are looking for a woman they said has been missing since Saturday.

GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

04/01/2014 6:18pm
Congress will press General Motors' new CEO at a hearing Tuesday about why GM sold cars with an ignition switch that failed to meet its own specifications, and then failed to heed the recommendations of engineers to fix the part.

Malaysian credibility in jet hunt challenged again

04/01/2014 6:21pm
It may mean little to investigators that the last words air traffic controllers heard from the lost jetliner were "Good night, Malaysian three-seven-zero," rather than "All right, good night." But to Malaysian officials whose credibility has been questioned almost from the beginning, it means a great deal.

'Ski Bum Bandit' arrested for serial bank robberies, police say

04/01/2014 6:27pm
A man suspected of committing serial bank robberies was arrested Monday, police said.

Police lose burglary suspect, find him hiding in rafters of building

04/01/2014 6:29pm
Police arrested a suspected burglar hiding in the rafters of a Salt Lake business Tuesday morning.

Arrests highlight 'prevalent' problem of human trafficking in Utah

04/01/2014 6:31pm
The Salt Lake arrests of two people accused of forcing a kidnapped Manhattan woman into a cross-country trek of prostitution highlight a 'prevalent' problem of human trafficking in Utah.

Police: Utah tourist drowns near USVI beach

04/01/2014 6:59pm
Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say a 47-year-old tourist from Utah drowned amid rough seas.

Divorce rates skyrocketing among older couples

04/01/2014 7:02pm
Marriage in America is on much shakier ground than ever before, a new study suggests, because the experts have been looking at the wrong data. Perhaps more surprising is it's not the youngest couples who have the most marital instability.

Park City resident presents petition to ban plastic grocery bags

04/01/2014 7:14pm
Park City residents may no longer have to answer the question "paper or plastic?" because of a movement to ban plastic grocery store bags.

Mormon Studies minor in the works at U.

04/01/2014 7:20pm
Students at the University of Utah may soon be able to earn a minor in Mormon Studies for the first time.

5 valid reasons to post a selfie

04/01/2014 7:32pm
Are you selfie-involved or selfie-aware? Find out now.

5 April Fools' Day jokes you might have missed

04/01/2014 8:02pm
With April Fools' Day 2014 coming to an end, here is a look at the online jokes that brought in the biggest laughs.

Utah takes part in disaster drill as part of NDMS program

04/01/2014 8:21pm
Tuesday, the Salt Lake VA took part in a national drill to make sure things run smoothly when a disaster hits.

Alta High students win app competition

04/01/2014 8:48pm
Three Alta High School seniors may be on their way to making big bucks by breaking the monotony of the average teenage life. Bryan Luu, Matt Blake and Zach Gundry were the top prize winners Tuesday at the second annual Kick-App Competition.

2 men tied child to tree while they smoked pot, police say

04/01/2014 9:02pm
Two men who police say dragged a toddler partially across a street and then tied him to a tree while they smoked pot were arrested for investigation of child abuse.

3 ways you can help ease the burden for families with special needs

04/01/2014 9:04pm
Simple acts of service become meaningful gestures when neighbors reach out to families raising children with special needs. Here are three things you should understand as you embark on your quest to help.

Hispanic-owned businesses helped Utah out of recession, report says

04/01/2014 9:45pm
A new report says that Hispanic entrepreneurs gave Utah a economic boost that helped pull Utah out of the recession.

Forest Service sides with Alta on snowboarding ban

04/01/2014 10:42pm
A group of snowboarders filed a lawsuit in January claiming Alta discriminates against them while operating on federal property.This week, the Forest Service sided with Alta and filed court papers asking a judge to dismiss this lawsuit.

Snowpack still strong in northern Utah, bleak in the south

04/01/2014 10:58pm
Utah had enough precipitation in March to maintain a strong recovery of water levels from February. Farmers are rejoicing over the dramatic turnaround in the northern part of the state.

5 dead as magnitude-8.2 quake hits northern Chile

04/01/2014 11:00pm
A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off northern Chile on Tuesday night, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, the interior minister said, but Chile apparently escaped major damage or serious casualties.
 
   
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