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Semitruck crashes, closes parts of I-80 near Echo Junction

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:38pm

A semitruck crashed, causing several lane closures on I-80 near Echo Junction in Summit County Friday night.

City officials ask for lawsuit to be dismissed, call 2012 flood an 'act of God'

Ladd Egan  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:36pm

Calling it an "act of God," the city of Santa Clara has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from homeowners seeking compensation for damages caused by a 2012 dam failure.

Elderly man hit, killed after chasing dog into Sandy street

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:16pm

An elderly Sandy man was struck and killed by an SUV after he chased his dog into the street Friday evening, police said.

Gateway Mall considering dress code

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:59pm

Advocates for the homeless in Salt Lake are hearing that the new owners of The Gateway may impose a dress code and may restrict people who are homeless from their restrooms.

Research and control at center of marijuana debate: LDS Church issues new statement

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:41pm

As two very different bills aimed at making medical marijuana available to Utahns make their way through the Utah Legislature, both medical and religious leaders are urging lawmakers to pass cautious and research-driven legislation.

Smithfield teen buys flowers for every girl at school

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:31pm

Hayden Godfrey wanted to make Valentine's Day special for every one of his female classmates at Sky View High School.

Charges: Man murdered woman who had been 'showing off large amounts of money'

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:04pm

A man who police say was carrying $26,000 in cash when he was arrested was charged Friday with murdering a woman in her Salt Lake home last month.

Prosecutors: There's no evidence to support new murder trial for Conrad Truman

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:38pm

In a lengthy memo filed Friday, prosecutors argue that no new evidence has been presented that would support a new trial for an Orem man convicted of murdering his wife.

Price police arrest 2 women during traffic stop

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:40pm

After pulling over a vehicle for a minor moving violation, police arrested both female occupants.

Screening can save moms and their kids from the risks of depression

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:31pm

For many women, pregnancy is one of the few times they seek health care. Now, doctors are being asked to take advantage of the opportunity to screen them for depression. Screening and treatment have already changed the direction of a Utah mom's life.

Police: Millcreek man found dead near Saltair was killed

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:00pm

A Millcreek man whose body was discovered Thursday near Saltair is the victim of a homicide, police said.

State: EPA didn't clue in Utah on San Juan River contamination

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:59pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency posted new information on the sampling results of the San Juan River in the aftermath of the August Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. Utah water quality regulators, however, weren't notified of the updates.

Committee OKs resolution encouraging return of Olympics to Utah

Emily Larson  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:58pm

A resolution that would encourage bringing the Olympics back to Utah is one step closer to passing the Legislature.

'Called to Serve Dinner' class helps future missionaries learn to cook

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:36pm

A local chef has taken it upon herself to teach youths how to cook in preparation for going off to college or on an LDS mission.

Salt Lake man tried to take homemade bomb aboard bus, police say

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:38pm

A Salt Lake man has been charged with assembling a homemade explosive device and attempting to take it aboard a Greyhound bus.

Group urges ban on animal gas chambers; House rejects UTA tax bill  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:56pm

A group of citizens asked lawmakers to prohibit animal gas chambers in Utah, a controversial Rocky Mountain Power bill gets early approval and the House rejected a bill that would exclude UTA from receiving revenue from future tax hikes.

America's longest married couple offers relationship advice on Twitter

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:23pm

More than eight decades ago, John Betar fell in love with the girl next door.

Average snowfall may lead to record numbers at Utah ski resorts

Ray Grass, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 11:33am

It may not seem that way, but Utah's mountains have received an "average'' amount of snow, which is good news for skiers and snowboarders. That's because the snowfall the previous two years was well below average.

Quiz: Do you know Utah's state symbols?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:00am

With over 25 official state symbols, Utah has many items to represent the state. Take our Utah state symbols quiz and see if you know some of the things that represent our great state.

Resolutions: Easy to make, tough to keep

Allana Kerr, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:42am

Over the past month, individuals have put their New Year's resolutions to the test, often focusing on lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise to achieve weight loss. How successful are these resolutions and will the intentions continue yearlong?