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Jury must consider whether DNA is enough to prove who killed teen 20 years ago

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:47pm

Is DNA and an airport shuttle route enough to prove who killed 17-year-old Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch two decades ago? That's the question before a jury considering a cold-case murder in Heber City following four weeks of trial.

West Jordan officer hit while responding to separate hit-and-run crash

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:15pm

A West Jordan police officer conducting traffic control on a hit-and-run auto-pedestrian crash was hit himself early Thursday.

Utah group raising money to buy 5 acres in Emigration Canyon 'for the birds'

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:14pm

A Utah group is hoping to raise money to preserve 5 acres of land in Emigration Canyon as a bird and wildlife habitat, but it has to raise $700,000 by Nov. 7.

'Operation Diversion': Separating 'wolves' from vulnerable in Rio Grande

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:34pm

In what state, county and city officials are pegging as an "unprecedented operation," police officers invaded Salt Lake City's Rio Grande neighborhood starting at 7 a.m. Thursday.

State school board candidate debates and interviews  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:12pm

There are eight Utah State Board of Education seats up for election this year. Of those, seven are in a primary. The Utah Association of Public Charter Schools has organized debates for every district facing a primary.

Alpine company raises over $682K for 'world's 1st no-pressure' pillow

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:01pm

While everyone hopes for a good night’s rest, it’s not always easy to get. One Alpine-based company, however, is seeking to provide their customers with just that.

Signs replacing Negro Bill geographic markers stolen overnight

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:32pm

Two signs denoting the Grandstaff trailhead outside of Moab were stolen overnight, the Bureau of Land Management confirmed. The signs recently replaced the controversial "Negro Bill" signs for the popular trail.

Top US officials working to release Utah man from Venezuelan prison

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:23pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro earlier this week regarding the imprisonment of Josh Holt, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch said.

Have You Seen This? Jumping on a trampoline with tons of glitter

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:54pm

Depending on how you feel about glitter, you will either love or hate this video.

Review: 6 outdoor products for family vacations

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:29am

The weather may be cooling, but there are still lots of great opportunities for outdoor adventures for families. Here are a handful of products that may be worth considering for your next outing.

Report: 1/3 of impoverished Utahns spend 1/2 of their income on housing

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:18am

One-third of Utahns experiencing intergenerational poverty are spending half of their household incomes on housing, yet another indication of the affordable housing pinch affecting the Beehive State.

Man killed in Millcreek auto-pedestrian crash

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:56am

A 54-year-old man was hit and killed Wednesday night in Millcreek.

Parents, school board clash after son's suicide

Ladd Egan  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:32am

In Cedar City, emotions flared at a school board meeting over the topic of bullying and suicide. This comes as the community mourns the death of a 16-year-old boy who recently took his own life.

Mascots rally to surprise local Wal-Mart greeter, painter with new bike after accident

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:10am

A group of family, friends, co-workers and even local mascots rallied to surprise a Wal-Mart greeter, who went viral because of his act of kindness earlier this year, with a new bicycle after he destroyed his bike in a crash last week.

Complaint calls S.L. County recorder 'a target for exploitation' by his staff

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:56am

A man who considers himself a longtime friend of Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott submitted a formal complaint with the Utah Attorney General's Office on Wednesday, calling for an investigation into Ott's well-being.

Utah's poor student-to-nurse ratio puts pressure on volunteers, parents

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:49am

Each Utah school nurse serves about 4,300 students on average, according to a recent report from the Utah Department of Health — among the worst student-to-nurse ratios in the nation.

Teacher shortage ranks as Utahns' biggest concern in education

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:02am

Utah’s teacher shortage is the No. 1 education-related concern for residents, according to a new report from Envision Utah.

Police seeking out TV news footage from '95 in unsolved murder of 6-year-old girl

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:53am

Police say they are seeking out local TV news footage from 1995 in an attempt to find more information in the unsolved murder of 6-year-old Rosie Tapia.

1 dead, 2 injured after 3-vehicle crash in Roy

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:22pm

A 59-year-old man is dead and two others suffered minor injuries after a three-car crash Wednesday night, police said.

Police encourage people to be aware on Provo trail after 3 women accosted

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:18pm

Police are still looking for a man suspected of groping several women along the Provo trail this week.