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KSL Pick'em: Aggie fan takes top spot in Week 5

Robert Jackson  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:45am

A Utah State fan grabs the top spot for the first time in Week 5 of KSL Pick'em. The Aggies beat Colorado State 33-18 behind new quarterback Kent Myers, while BYU snapped its two game losing streak, beating UConn 30-13.

Inmate's alleged murder confession letters debated ahead of trial

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:31am

A prison inmate who faces a potential death penalty if convicted of killing his cellmate, allegedly wrote a letter to the Sanpete County Attorney's Office confessing his crime.


The spiritual revolution taking place away from church pews

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News National  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:30am

A new book explores how the question, "Where is God?" is reshaping religion.

Edward Snowden's ready to go to prison, waiting on answer from U.S.

Jethro Mullen, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:17am

Edward Snowden says he's offered "many times" to go to prison in the United States as part of a deal to return from exile in Russia but is still waiting for an answer from the American government.

Online database aims to change dialogue on suicide

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:01am

A University of Utah professor hopes a new online database will change the way people talk and think about suicide.

Young man spared by Oregon shooter given 2 tasks in exchange for his life

Dan Simon and Holly Yan CNN  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:41am

The killer called him "the lucky one." But the 18-year-old had to perform two tasks to save his life: deliver the gunman's message to police, and watch his classmates get shot right in front of him.

Ex-A.G. Shurtleff joins motion to get DOJ evidence

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:33am

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff joined a prosecution motion Monday to force the Justice Department to turn over evidence gathered in an investigation of him and his successor.

Lawsuit filed over rehab house planned for Herriman neighborhood

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:17am

The battle between Herriman city and the owners trying to open a neighborhood drug and rehab center is heating up. The owners of Renew Wellness and Recovery say the city is caving to pressure from nearby residents.

402K ballots mailed to Salt Lake County voters

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:45am

About 402,000 ballots flooded Salt Lake County voters' mailboxes Monday afternoon. Voters in other Utah municipalities holding vote-by-mail elections will receive their ballots by the end of the week.

Strange burglaries lead to felony charges for Vernal man

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:26am

A Vernal man is facing felony charges after a pair of unusual burglaries, including one where investigators say the man forced his way into a Roosevelt house and brandished a gun while claiming to be a police officer.

Hearing set for man charged in triple homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:05am

A Salt Lake City man accused of killing three people staying at his house, including a baby, because they wouldn't move is set to make a first appearance in court Tuesday.

Is mental 'boot camp' the answer for concussion victims?

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:42pm

A clinic in Provo is claiming remarkable success in treating the long-term effects of concussions. A patient whose brain was scrambled in a freak accident said the one-week mental boot camp at Cognitive FX has made a profound difference.

Orem police and fire departments sporting touch of pink

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:28pm

If you get pulled over by an Orem police officer this month, or they help you solve a crime, you'll likely notice a couple of the details on their uniforms are different. The same is true for Orem firefighters — they're all sporting the color pink.

Chaffetz says speaker bid may be 'long shot,' Utah delegation has yet to declare support

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:27pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who said Monday his bid to become U.S. House speaker is a "long shot," may not have the support of the rest of Utah's congressional delegation.

Police arrest duo in connection to park-and-ride car thefts

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:27pm

A man and woman were arrested after allegedly stealing at least seven cars from UTA park-and-ride lots.

Police: Layton man attempts to duct tape, rape woman

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:25pm

A man who police say attempted to duct tape and assault a former girlfriend was arrested over the weekend in Layton.

Elderly man charged for crashing into 4 boys on ATV

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:25pm

An elderly man is facing charges after crashing into four young boys on a small ATV. Two of the boys were seriously injured, officials said.

Utah pilot dies; co-pilot lands safely in NY

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:25pm

An American Airlines captain from West Jordan died Monday while flying from Phoenix to Boston.

2 SUU flight instructors killed in plane crash

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:24pm

Two Southern Utah University flight instructors died Monday afternoon when the plane they were in crashed near Cedar City Regional Airport, the university and fire officials confirmed.

Child's photo used in fake cancer story scheme, police say

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 9:45pm

Police say a Logan man used a picture he found online of a child who really has cancer to create a fake sob story on and solicit donations.

17-year-old charged with manslaughter after family fight ends in death of uncle

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 8:52pm

A 17-year-old boy was arrested and charged with manslaughter after a fight involving three family members resulted in one man dying, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.


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