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Greece: Quake kills two, sends island tourists into panic

Derek Gatopoulos and Ayse Wieting, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:10am

A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos and struck panic on the nearby shores of Turkey early Friday, killing two people and injuring more than a hundred.

Lightning strike causes setback for Park City pet rescue ranch

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:48pm

A pet rescue ranch out in Park City is dealing with weather woes of their own after the latest storm rolled through Wednesday night.

Data shows an increase in July fires after aerials became legal in Utah

Candice Madsen and Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:45pm

The KSL Investigators examined the number of July fires after aerial fireworks became legal in 2011 and discovered the numbers were much higher than before the ban except for the year it rained on July 4th.

3 good Samaritans jump in canal to save man trapped in truck

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:46pm

It was a rescue with no time to spare as a Tremonton man's truck goes sinking into a canal. The driver said it happened as he went into diabetic shock.

Men not talking about their health tied to greater risks

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:25pm

For men, being the strong, silent type can be hazardous to their health. Doctors locally and nationally are hoping to save lives by starting more conversations. One Utah family knows firsthand why that's so important.

6 painful lessons learned from high school sports

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:00pm

High school sports teach kids important lessons about teamwork and working to achieve goals, but sports of all kinds can lead to bumps and bruises. Here are six lessons every kid should learn from all-too-common sports injuries.

Better Boundaries launches initiative to create independent redistricting commission

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:33pm

A initiative was filed Thursday that would create a bipartisan independent commission to recommend new legislative and congressional district boundaries to lawmakers during the once-a-decade redistricting process.

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:11pm

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar.

Judge weighs privacy in prescription-drug database case

Lindsay Whitehurst - Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:10pm

A federal judge was weighing Thursday whether the Drug Enforcement Administration can access a Utah prescription-drug database without a warrant in a lawsuit that pits the right to privacy against the need to combat the opioid-drug epidemic.

Cycling is Utah’s $425 million booming business, study says

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:30pm

Bicycle-related business and tourism in Utah has an economic impact of $425 million and is responsible for more than 3,500 jobs across the state, according to a recent study by the Utah Transit Authority and Bike Utah.

Use your head — and a helmet — on OHVs, experts warn

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:01pm

Dr. Toby Enniss says easily preventable injuries related to off-highway vehicle accidents are becoming a common sight at the University of Utah Trauma Center.

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:51pm

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star.

Man gave 'taunting smirk' to police before killing K-9, charges state

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:49pm

Before firing multiple rounds at the police K-9 that was trying to hold him, Torey Chase Massey looked at Dingo's handler, Unified Police Sgt. Chad Reyes, and gave him a "taunting smirk," according to charging documents.

Man once named Public Enemy No. 1 sent to prison for assaulting officer

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:21pm

Once listed as Public Enemy No. 1, Christopher John McMillan was sentenced to prison Friday for assaulting a police officer and other violent offenses.

In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit

Hernan Munoz and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:10pm

Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal history has taken yet another bizarre turn with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl decades ago.

Judge: San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:50pm

The boundaries of election districts in San Juan County are unconstitutional and violate the rights of Native Americans who make up roughly half the southeastern Utah county's population, a federal judge has ruled for the second time.

Roy dad pleads guilty to abusing baby who tested positive for meth, THC

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:13pm

A Roy man has pleaded guilty to abusing his 5-week-old son, who in addition to physical injuries tested positive for methamphetamine and THC.

UDOT worker seriously injured in crash near Jeremy Ranch

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:15pm

A Utah Department of Transportation worker was in serious condition after a semitruck crashed into two UDOT vehicles that were working on a bridge on I-80 Thursday, authorities said.

One arrested, one in critical condition after Orem shooting

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:10pm

Orem police responded to a shooting near 500 East and 1800 South, according to the agency's Twitter account.


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