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December 18th, 2014
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Archive: News / Utah (38 Stories)

Panel votes to recommend moving state prison

02/06/2014 7:15am
The state's Prison Relocation and Development Authority voted Wednesday to recommend to the Legislature that the Utah State Prison in Draper be moved to a site yet to be determined.

Public input wanted on future of Wasatch Mountains

02/06/2014 7:33am
A coalition of diverse groups united in hopes of coordinating the future of Utah's Wasatch Mountains and canyons is seeking the public's guidance.

Bill would allow Utahns to buy cannabis extract for seizure treatment

02/06/2014 7:45am
A bill introduced Wednesday would allow Utahns to buy a drug extracted from marijuana plants that has potential to help children who suffer from seizures.

Amendment 3 attorney should step down, state senator says

02/06/2014 8:09am
Does the attorney hired to by the state to defend Amendment 3 have a conflict of interest? One state senator believes he does and that he should step down.

Trio arrested after 2 robberies

02/06/2014 8:46am
Police arrested one adult and two juveniles after a couple of overnight robberies. The suspects' car had been left in the middle of the road as three people tried to steal beer, police said.

Woman testifies against alleged accomplice in 2-state crime spree

02/06/2014 10:13am
A Utah woman sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary, kidnapping and robbery is testifying against her alleged accomplice in a two-state crime spree.

Controversial Gasco well shut down for damaging Uintah Co. wetlands

02/06/2014 10:53am
Gasco Energy has agreed to cap a natural gas well after the company contaminated wetlands in Uintah County. The Denver-based energy firm will also clean up the site and pay a fine, according to the EPA.

Missionaries' brains, spiritual experiences are focus of U. study

02/06/2014 11:47am
How does one's brain navigate spiritual feelings? A University of Utah research team is attempting to gain a better understanding of that question by studying the brains of returned missionaries.

5 takeaways from BYU signing day

02/06/2014 12:32pm
With BYU football's 2014 signing day in the books, here is a look at some of the unique characteristics and general insights into this year's recruiting class.

Debate heats up between hotel owners, proponents of convention hotel

02/06/2014 1:01pm
A convention hotel not only would help Salt Lake City better compete for convention business, a portion of tax revenue it would generates could be used to promote tourism statewide under the latest legislative proposal advanced by Salt Lake County.

Ask a Chef: Must try chicken recipes

02/06/2014 1:09pm
Every week one of the chefs from Harmons Grocery Stores will be answering your toughest culinary questions. This Week: Chicken recipes that your family will love.

Photos: 7 of the highest scoring Utah mule deer killed by bow since 2010

02/06/2014 2:25pm
Utah is known for having world class skiing, being the home of the Sundance Film Festival and for housing multiple national parks. However, many people may not realize that Utah also produces some giant mule deer.

Husband pleads for wife charged with homicide to attend son's funeral

02/06/2014 2:25pm
A Tooele woman whose young son died after drinking methadone in his sippy cup has been charged with child abuse homicide. Jill Goff's family is now pleading with the court to let her out of jail long enough to attend the boy's funeral on Saturday.

In-N-Out bun baker dies at the age of 83

02/06/2014 3:32pm
The man behind the buns for almost 50 years passed away Sunday.

House approves bills on beer tax allocation, charter school enrollment

02/06/2014 4:22pm
Utah lawmakers passed several bills on Thursday including a beer tax bill to require some money be allocated into prevention programs, a preschool bill to help at-risk kids and a charter school bill that extends enrollment preference to its founder's grandchildren.

House postpones action on goblin toppler bill

02/06/2014 4:51pm
Utah lawmakers say they want to make sure the wanton destruction of natural geologic wonders is punished, but they ultimately delayed action Thursday on the goblin toppler bill out of concerns that it is too broad and possibly too severe.

Nu Skin target of class-action lawsuit

02/06/2014 5:10pm
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Nu Skin Enterprises alleging that the company made misleading statements regarding its growth in China, which led to a decrease in its stock value.

Car crash, foot pursuit end with bite from police dog

02/06/2014 5:36pm
A stolen car smashed into a light pole in Taylorsville overnight. The car's driver then jumped fences and hid in bushes to get away from police until a K9 bit him, police said.

House approves bill to criminalize 'revenge porn'

02/06/2014 6:36pm
A House committee gave a favorable recommendation Thursday to a bill looking to criminalize so-called "revenge porn."

Proposed fee increase for electric cars, others raises questions

02/06/2014 6:41pm
Critics say increasing the registration fees for alternative vehicles sends the wrong message when it comes to cleaning up the air. The bill's sponsor says the bill is about maintaining the roads.

Duchesne County felon indicted for possession of 23 firearms

02/06/2014 6:47pm
A federal grand jury has indicted a Duchesne County man months after police raided his house looking for drugs and found two dozen guns instead.

House unanimously passes bill to clarify sexual abuse of child law

02/06/2014 6:54pm
A House committee unanimously recommended a bill Thursday to clarify the term "position of special trust" in cases of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Man arrested after allegedly firing shots at police

02/06/2014 7:04pm
A shootout with police occurred outside a bank Thursday, but no one was injured.

Orem police on the hunt for man accused of sexual assault

02/06/2014 7:04pm
More than a dozen detectives are on the hunt for a man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. The Orem City police department says it is not taking the case lightly and is asking everyone in the area to keep their eyes open for the suspect.

Couple frustrated with city after water main damaged their home in 2013

02/06/2014 7:18pm
Sean and Brooke McClure say they are out of patience. A year ago, a water main in front of their Layton home broke, sending water down their driveway and into their basement. They want the city to pay for repairs, but the city says it's not at fault.

10 contestant winners start Intermountain's 100-Day Heart Challenge

02/06/2014 7:20pm
Intermountain Healthcare began a 100 Day Heart Challenge Thursday for ten lucky contestant winners.

Teen arrested in connection with Sgt. Wride's death held in detention

02/06/2014 7:26pm
Prosecutors say it could be another three weeks before they consider filing charges against a 17-year-old girl who was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Utah County sheriff's sergeant.

Utahns recall their encounters with Jay Leno

02/06/2014 7:51pm
Jay Leno is saying goodbye tonight after hosting the "Tonight Show" for 22 years, and some Utahns reminisced by recalling their close encounters with Leno.

Battling childhood cancer: a mother’s perspective

02/06/2014 8:38pm
Nicole Wold's daughter was diagnosed eight weeks ago with advanced neuroblastoma. Since then, Wold has researched, learned the skills to care for her daughter and her medical equipment, and juggled time with her two other children.

Heroin addiction growing steadily in Utah, experts say

02/06/2014 9:09pm
Substance abuse experts said the number of people seeking treatment for heroin addiction in Utah has been growing for seven years.

Gov. Herbert tries to convince lawmakers to accept new Medicaid funding

02/06/2014 9:26pm
Gov. Gary Herbert described his plan for Medicaid expansion as a tough sell to the Utah Legislature, especially over the issue of accepting the federal funding available, during a meeting Thursday with the Deseret News Editorial Board.

8-year-old boy with cancer becomes honorary firefighter

02/06/2014 9:29pm
Late Thursday afternoon, Salt Lake firefighters welcomed into their ranks an 8-year-old boy who is battling cancer.

Legal experts surprised over court summons for LDS Church president

02/06/2014 10:08pm
Legal experts and religious freedom advocates are widely critical of a British magistrate who summoned LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson to a London court. It is highly unlikely he'd need to go, they said, and the case raises broader questions.

SLC Police close 37-year-old murder case

02/06/2014 10:12pm
A 37-year-old cold case murder investigation has now been closed by the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Cat shot with arrow survives

02/06/2014 10:34pm
A cat that was shot through the nose with an arrow Wednesday is recovering, police said.

Proposed 'goblin toppling bill' too harsh, committee says

02/06/2014 10:40pm
Utah lawmakers say they want to make sure the wanton destruction of natural geologic wonders is punished, but ultimately delayed action Thursday on the goblin toppler bill out of concerns that it is too broad and possibly too severe.

Utahn's invention allows snowboarder to qualify for paralympics

02/06/2014 10:49pm
It wasn't long ago that Megan Harmon's dream of boardercross racing in the Paralympics would have been just a dream. The proper sports prosthetics didn't exist for someone like Harmon, who lost her left leg above the knee in a motorcycle accident, and snowboarding wasn't even in the Paralympics.

60 percent of people check their phone every hour, study says

02/06/2014 10:50pm
For many people, your smartphones are the last thing you look at when you go to bed, and the first thing you reach for when we wake up. Studies have showed that people are becoming increasingly dependent on their electronic devices and technology.
 
   
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