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How an Air Force vet went from homeless to SUU graduate

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:17pm

Donald Long's path to a college degree wasn't a straight path. However, he's made the most of his college opportunity.

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Provo man charged with child rape

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:06pm

A man who claimed he had sex with an 11-year-old girl so she would leave him alone has been charged with child rape.

Hatch, Lee vote against Mueller legislation that clears Senate panel

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:57pm

Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee vote against a bill that the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Thursday that would shield special counsel Robert Mueller from any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire him.

Family of slain Eureka couple says they want no deal for the suspect

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:48pm

The man accused of brutally killing a Eureka couple and then throwing their bodies into an abandoned mine shaft was back in court on Thursday.

Treatment ordered for mother charged in newborn's death

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:58am

A West Jordan mother who pleaded guilty to child abuse in the death of her 13-day-old boy has been referred to a treatment center once a spot there becomes available.

LDS Church issues statement on mission president released, excommunicated in 2014 after reports of misconduct

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:36am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement Thursday regarding the conduct of a mission president serving in Puerto Rico, who was removed from his position in 2014 and excommunicated.

Commissioner accused of sexual harassment threatens to sue for slander

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:35am

Embattled Utah County Commissioner Greg Graves is threatening to sue his fellow commissioners and the county, claiming he has been defamed, slandered and libeled by the female county employee who filed a sexual harassment claim against him.

Lehi family’s landscaping project turns up 16,000-year-old bones

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 10:01am

A family that started a landscape project on their back yard instead found bones, and a paleontologist said Wednesday he believed the bones may date back as much as 16,000 years.

AP FACT CHECK: Romney didn't illegally gather voter info as Dem opponent claimed

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 9:22am

Republican Mitt Romney's likely Democratic opponent in the Utah Senate race has accused the former presidential candidate of improperly gathering voter information, the latest attack from challengers who aren't letting him just cruise to victory.

Former Santa Clara city employee developed, sold software to city, audit shows

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:46am

A former Santa Clara city employee developed and sold software to the city without proper disclosure of an apparent conflict of interest, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of the State Auditor.

Hatch proposes expanded Secret Service role in stopping school violence

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:52am

Sen. Orrin Hatch joined a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday to introduce a bill to expand the Secret Service’s ability to help communities lessen threats of violence at schools.

UTA celebrates FrontRunner's 10th anniversary as it plans for future

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:20am

The Utah Transit Authority is celebrating the 10th anniversary of FrontRunner on Thursday.

Utah obstetrician credited with 17,000 deliveries dies on vacation

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:58am

A Utah doctor who passed away while on vacation in Holland is being remembered for his kindness, dedication to patients, and for delivering an astounding number of babies.

'A true friend': Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato dies at 67

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:34pm

Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato has died following a battle with cancer, his family said Wednesday. He was 67.

2 dead in Idaho car crash; 4 LDS Church missionaries injured

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:31pm

Four LDS Church missionaries from the Utah Logan Mission were involved in a crash on Wednesday in which two other people died, officials said.

Former karate instructor sentenced to prison for sexually abusing teen

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:45pm

A former karate instructor from Clearfield has been sentenced to prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a teen girl he taught.

Inventor accused in solar tax 'scheme' testifies at trial

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:12pm

The federal case against a trio of companies and two Utah men the Department of Justice says are behind an "abusive tax scheme," continues to play out in a lengthy trial. The founder and CEO of one company testified Wednesday.

Disability rights advocate Barbara Toomer dies at 88

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:38pm

Barbara Toomer, longtime Utah and national disability rights activist, passed away Tuesday in Salt Lake City. She was 88 years old.

Fired Sandy chief says he's a 'hugger' in email to department

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:00pm

Fired Sandy Police Chief Kevin Thacker says he's a "hugger," and if he offended any of his employees, "I’m sorry, it was never my intent," he wrote in an email to his former department.

Herbert signs 8 bills for suicide prevention in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:45pm

Gov. Gary Herbert signed eight suicide prevention bills into law at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon.