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Gulf Coast marks Katrina's fury, celebrates rebirth

Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:14pm

As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobile near a Catholic church in Mississippi.

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Man charged with murder in shooting of Houston area deputy

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:10pm

Prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station.

Applications for US jobless aid drop to very low 271,000

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:38pm

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.

Have You Seen This? Destroying ammo or popping popcorn

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:01pm

Who knew that the process for destroying bullets looks and sounds similar to popping popcorn?

Weber State professor wins bid to open campaign finance records

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:15pm

A physics professor, curious about local political spending, has won his Utah Supreme Court bid to open records from the former Envision Ogden civic group.

Elected officials, business leaders campaign for local sales tax hike

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:30pm

A political issues committee joined with local mayors and business leaders outside Midvale City Hall on Thursday to promote a quarter-cent sales tax hike that will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot in 16 Utah counties.

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2015 Heisman Trophy tracker, preseason edition: Hill, Booker and Keeton primed for big senior years

Jay Yoemans, Deseret News  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:22pm

Here is a preseason look at the best options for the 2015 Heisman Trophy.

Fastest-growing Utah companies honored by magazine

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:55am

Utah Business magazine hosted its annual Fast 50 event, honoring the 50 fastest-growing businesses in the state.

Plans to improve service, working conditions at Utah liquor stores unveiled

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:20am

State officials released a 30-day plan Thursday to improve management practices, retail service and the work environment at Utah's liquor stores.

Lyman ATV protest case: Federal judge recuses himself

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:55am

Less than three weeks before a scheduled sentencing, a federal judge has recused himself in the case against San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman for the ATV protest ride he organized and led in Recapture Canyon in May 2014.

Before nation's top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message

Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:30am

In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.

First expanded class of medical students welcomed to U of U

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:15am

The University of Utah welcomed 122 first-year medical students Friday, the first expanded medical class at the U. since the passage of SB42, legislation meant to address the shortage of physicians in Utah.

New North Ogden playground is accessible to special needs students

Morgan Wilkins  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:40am

The first day of school in the Weber School District included a new playground for students at Green Acres Elementary.

Elderly man killed in auto-pedestrian accident in Magna

Ben Dowsett  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:25pm

An elderly man was killed in a vehicle-pedestrian accident in Magna Friday night, police said.

Fatal shot in standoff with West Jordan police was self-inflicted

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:21pm

A West Jordan man who died in his home following a standoff with police had threatened suicide and that he would engage in a shootout with police in the weeks leading up to the fatal confrontation.

Man killed in officer-involved shooting identified

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:21pm

A man died Friday after a police officer checking on his welfare shot him in a church parking lot, officials said.

Man steals over $11K of power tools, equipment

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:51pm

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who stole nearly $12,000 in power tools and equipment, officials said.

Case moves forward in father's 7-year fight for child adopted in Utah without consent

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:21pm

The biological father of a child who, as a newborn, was placed for adoption in Utah without his knowledge or consent has another opportunity to seek custody of his daughter under a new Colorado Court of Appeals decision.

$83K worth of drugs taken off the streets in Rio Grande district

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:49pm

Mayor Ralph Becker and Interim Police Chief Mike Brown met with residents and business owners in the Rio Grande District on Friday to discuss improving a campaign for public safety.

How one teen began his 165-pound weight loss journey

Henry Hanks CNN  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:25pm

Adam Park considers himself lucky. He weighed 315 pounds at 15, but didn't run into trouble with bullies or pressure from family and friends.

#ClothesWithoutLimits: Fed-up moms create their own clothing for girls

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:42pm

If you have a daughter like I do who hates dresses and abhors anything pink, sparkly or with ruffles and frills, you are pretty much out of luck if you head to most of the major retail stores. What you end up doing is shopping in the boys' section for your daughter's clothing.

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