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The public has heard a lot from people critical of police. Many others say the police perspective has not been heard enough. KSL asked Salt Lake City police for access to their department for 24 hours.
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Haws scores 28, BYU holds off San Francisco 78-74

The Associated Press   |  posted 46 minutes ago
Tyler Haws had 28 points on Thursday night, and Brigham Young survived an off-night shooting to beat San Francisco 78-74.
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Powell scores 23 to lead UCLA past No. 11 Utah 69-59

The Associated Press   |  posted Jan 29th - 10:50pm
Norman Powell scored 23 points and UCLA defeated No. 11 Utah 69-59 on Thursday night.
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Old IRS scam making comeback in Utah

Devon Dolan   |  posted Jan 29th - 10:42pm
An old scam is picking up steam in Utah, and many people are complaining of calls claiming to be from the IRS or another government agency.
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Dirt bike accident leaves man critically injured in Washington Terrace accident

Allison Oligschlaeger   |  posted Jan 29th - 9:40pm
A 31-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition after being thrown from his dirt bike in a Washington Terrace intersection.
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5 last minute travel deals worth considering

by KSL Last Minute Travel  |   BrandView  
As Sundance comes to it's final days and celebrities leave town, Park City and its neighboring areas are offering blazing last minute deals on hotels.
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Utah companies put their mark on the Super Bowl

Keith McCord   |  posted Jan 29th - 8:29pm
Just a couple more days before Super Bowl XLIX and all eyes will be focused on the game in Phoenix. Even though the game is in Arizona, there are a few Utah connections with the big game.
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Latest Salt Lake Comic Con event begins with celebration of heroes

Jared Page   |  posted Jan 29th - 8:07pm
Flanked by Salt Lake Comic Con co-founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg, Mayor Ralph Becker issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 29, 2015, as "Salt Lake Comic Con's Day of Heroes" at a news conference Thursday kicking off FanX.
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Jury deliberating fate of ex-millionaire Marc Jenson

McKenzie Romero   |  posted Jan 29th - 7:56pm
A jury is deliberating whether Marc Jenson, a key figure in the cases against Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, is guilty of fraud and money laundering after a ritzy ski and golf resort he was developing fell apart, costing investors millions.
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Liberty Village address affordable housing in Salt Lake City

Alex Cabrero   |  posted Jan 29th - 7:21pm
A new building in Salt Lake City helps low-income families and individuals with a place to live.
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Several hundred people gather to salute law enforcement

Katie McKellar   |  posted Jan 29th - 7:01pm
Dozens of uniformed police officers joined Utah state officials and several hundred people Thursday afternoon at a rally to support law enforcement.
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Provo City unveils downtown master plan, seeks input

Faith Heaton Jolley   |  posted Jan 29th - 7:01pm
Provo Mayor John Curtis released the city's proposed plan for the downtown area Tuesday and the city council is asking for public input.
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80 employees laid off in Duchesne County due to slumping oil prices

Geoff Liesik   |  posted Jan 29th - 6:51pm
Newfield Exploration, the state's largest oil producer, laid off 80 of its 540 employees in Utah on Wednesday due to the ongoing drop in oil prices, according to a company spokeswoman.
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StartSLC looking to find the next big startup company

Jarom Moore   |  posted Jan 29th - 6:33pm
StartSLC will build on Utah's startup legacy by helping startups to publicize and get money to launch their businesses.
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Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press   |  posted Jan 29th - 6:22pm
Kristi Strack and Dan Lafferty struck up an unusual relationship behind prison walls a decade ago.
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Hogle Zoo lion predicts Patriots will be Super Bowl champs

Jessica Ivins   |  posted Jan 29th - 5:58pm
The king of Hogle Zoo is throwing his support behind the New England Patriots come Super Bowl Sunday.
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Man acted 'like a zombie' in hammer attack, jail records say

Pat Reavy   |  posted Jan 29th - 5:43pm
Witnesses told police that Gerardo Enrique Perez was "acting like a zombie" when he allegedly beat a man with a hammer.
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As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
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Cedar City man charged after nearly biting man's nose off in fight

Pat Reavy   |  posted Jan 29th - 5:22pm
Criminal charges have been filed against a Cedar City man accused of coming close to biting another man's nose off during a fight.
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Greg Hughes steps down from prison relocation commission

The Associated Press   |  posted Jan 29th - 4:51pm
House Speaker Greg Hughes says he's stepping down from a state commission studying the relocation of the state prison for scheduling reasons.
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Look inside Antarctic explorer’s newly restored huts

Natalie Crofts   |  posted Jan 29th - 4:40pm
After withstanding more than 100 years of extreme weather, the huts used by famous Antarctic explorers have been restored to their original condition.
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Group flees after crashing car

KSL.com   |  posted Jan 29th - 3:43pm
A group of people eluded police for a short time after crashing their car into a fence.
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Woman seriously injured after pedestrian-auto crash

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof   |  posted Jan 29th - 3:24pm
A 67-year-old woman is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle while she was crossing against the light, according to Provo police.
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By KSL.com
 

SALT LAKE CITY - The difficult challenge of dieting and weight loss has now become a financial game. Utahns are paying big bucks not just lose weight but to reel in some cool cash while they're at it.

A new weight loss app called Diet Bet allows users to either play an existing weight loss game or create their own. While they can play with their friends, most of the time, users don't know who they're betting up against.

The concept is simple: the more people join, the more money there is to win. To make sure fitness fanatics don't cheat the game, users have another person take a picture of them on the scale with the numbers.

The hard part is for gamers to lose 4% of their body weight in 4 weeks. Whoever wins each gets to split the money. There's also a long-term game where players have six months to lose 10% of their starting weight.

The company boasts a success rate of 2 million pounds less, more than $8 million paid out to winners, and an average 9 pounds lost per player a month.

To join the party where the real winners are the losers, visit their website at www.dietbetter.com.

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