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Police: 2 dead after man shoots woman, then killed while fleeing

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 11:59pm

Two people are confirmed dead following a shooting in American Fork, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

The Road Home served record 1,406 in emergency shelter on a single night

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:00pm

The Road Home sheltered 1,406 people on a single night this week, a record for the nonprofit organization that shelters, houses and provides case management to families and individuals experiencing homelessness.

Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:40pm

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites.

Huge Utah coal tract up for lease

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:33pm

The Bureau of Land Management is planning a lease-sale for a tract of nearly 56 million tons of recoverable coal northwest of the SUFCO mine. The sale had been postponed by a challenge brought by environmental groups that was ultimately rejected.

Salt Lake man sentenced to prison for 18-year-old's death in dispute over girlfriend

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 7:31pm

The man who police say orchestrated killing an 18-year-old man in a dispute over a girlfriend was sentenced to prison Friday.

Report outlines how to get more Utah students to eat school breakfast

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 7:00pm

A new report released this week recommends ways for Utah schools to increase participation in school breakfast programs and help more children start their school days ready to learn.

Centro Civico Mexicano wins $400K in grants for cleanup, renovations

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 6:25pm

Centro Civico Mexicano, Utah's oldest nonprofit Hispanic organization, has received $400,000 in county and federal grants to revitalize its property. The project is slated for completion in 2020.

Man arrested in arson investigation after fire engulfs Heber City home

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:52pm

Police say a fire that severely damaged a Heber home Saturday was arson.

Refugee Justice League of Utah pledges to defend immigrants' rights

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:21pm

More than 50 Utah lawyers have volunteered to be part of the inaugural Refugee Justice League of Utah, a founder announced Tuesday. Participating counsel will defend, pro bono, refugees' and immigrants' civil, religious and constitutional rights.

Police: WVC squad car stolen, recovered

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 5:19pm

Police are searching for a man who they say stole a squad car after officers responded to a report of a disturbance Sunday morning.

Former U. football player's triplet son dies after battle with brain cancer

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 4:50pm

Holladay triplet Hayes Tate died after a long battle with brain cancer.

Utah gets grant to explore carbon storage sites for capturing power plant pollution

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 11:55am

University of Utah researchers received $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore the suitability of potential geologic sites to capture and store carbon emissions from two in-state power plants. Utah was among 16 projects selected.

CNN: Huntsman in the running for secretary of state as Trump mulls more options

Eric Bradner, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:01am

Donald Trump is now considering more than four people for secretary of state, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday.

Construction begins for new Lockheed Martin facility at Hill Air Force Base

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:33am

Construction began Friday on a new building at Hill Air Force Base that will house a facility for defense contractor Lockheed Martin.

Utah budget director receives national award for public officials

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 9:06am

State budget director Kristen Cox was honored this week as the 2016 Public Official of the Year in Washington, D.C.

Salt Lake County deputy mayor resigns

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 7:52am

Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Lori Bays announced this week that she will be resigning from her position, hoping to be of more "direct" influence in the community.

Utah group pays tribute to heroes of World War II

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:28pm

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, a group of particularly patriotic Utahns paid homage Saturday to that historic occasion with an evening of reflection, remembrance and understanding.

Consumer attitudes rising after election

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 9:04pm

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index climbed 3 points to 114.7 in November. An overall index of 110 or greater indicates an especially robust economy, said Zions Bank economic adviser Randy Shumway.

Charges say man wouldn't let girlfriend leave Magna home for a week

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 8:02pm

A Magna man has been charged with kidnapping after police say he kept his girlfriend against her will in their home for about a week.

Plans unveil new details of six-building Trolley Square project

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 7:31pm

More details of a major, six-building development on the block directly south of historic Trolley Square mall have been submitted, as the proposal inches forward after more than 11 months of review.