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Man who pleaded guilty to killing BYU professor faces new charge

08/01/2013 7:04am
Prosecutors filed a new criminal charge against a man who pleaded guilty to murder in the killing of a former BYU professor because they say he refused to testify against his co-defendant despite agreeing to do so in a plea agreement.

Outdoor Retailer show boosts business for locals

08/01/2013 8:02am
Three years ago, Bluffdale-based Goal Zero brought its ideas for portable power to the Outdoor Retailer show. Now, the company is an official sponsor for the semiannual event that brings thousands of visitors and a vital influx of cash to the state.

Grasshoppers invade southern Utah

08/01/2013 8:36am
Officials say it's been a particularly bad year for grasshoppers in southern Utah, with at least one farmer losing tons of cantaloupes and hundreds of fruit trees.

5 of the absolute best pizza joints in Utah

08/01/2013 10:04am
It's confirmed science fact (and not at all something I made up) that 53.6 percent of all calories consumed in the United States are derived from some style of pizza. As such, here are five of the best pizza joints in the state to fuel your life.

Russia will enforce anti-gay law during Olympics

08/01/2013 10:41am
Russia will enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the country's sports minister said Thursday, appearing to contradict assurances to the contrary from the International Olympic Committee.

Couple found dead in St. George ruled a murder-suicide

08/01/2013 10:41am
Investigators Wednesday confirmed that a couple found dead in their home earlier this week were involved in a murder-suicide.

Photo of man cutting his way out of shark goes viral

08/01/2013 10:58am
The photo of a man "fighting" his way out of the belly of a shark is garnering worldwide attention.

Boys, girls may be equal perpetrators of teen dating abuse

08/01/2013 11:06am
Teen girls may be just as likely to abuse their partners as their male peers, according to new data released at a meeting of the American Psychological Association.

What could have been for BYU if Jake Heaps didn’t transfer

08/01/2013 11:26am
After transferring from BYU and sitting out last season, heralded quarterback Jake Heaps prepares for his first season at Kansas. A look back at what could have been if Heaps would have stayed with the Cougars.

Man repays insurance money with 4 tons of coins

08/01/2013 11:51am
A southern Illinois businessman has paid off part of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags.

Man convicted for murder in 1997 seeking DNA test

08/01/2013 12:09pm
Jimmy Dean Meinhard, sentenced to up to life in prison in connection with a fatal stabbing in 1997, is now claiming DNA will exonerate him and is asking for such a test.

'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' is the best trailer of the year

08/01/2013 2:07pm
The first trailer for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" starring Ben Stiller has premiered and it's the best trailer of the year, if not the decade.

Man arrested for alleged abuse of mother and 5-year-old son

08/01/2013 2:17pm
A man accused of abusing his girlfriend and her 5-year-old son has been arrested in West Valley.

Netflix allows 5 viewing profiles on same account

08/01/2013 3:25pm
Netflix's latest attraction will enable families and other people sharing the same account to set up separate identities so the Internet video service can give them better recommendations on what to watch next.

Lawsuit filed in death of 'Mr. Downtown'

08/01/2013 3:41pm
The three children of prominent Salt Lake City businessman Richard Wirick have filed a lawsuit against the Utah Transit Authority and the bus driver accused of hitting and killing the 82-year-old man last year.

Dying 2-year-old son to be Pa. couple's best man

08/01/2013 3:58pm
A 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live will serve as best man when his parents wed this weekend.

Murder charges filed against 'rival gang' member

08/01/2013 4:04pm
Charges, including murder, have been filed against a Salt Lake City man in connection with a fatal shooting at a convenience store in April.

Snowden walks free in Russia to US anger

08/01/2013 5:19pm
Defying the United States, Russia granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum on Thursday, allowing the National Security Agency leaker to slip out of the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for weeks in hopes of evading espionage charges back home.

Ohio man who kidnapped 3 women gets life in prison

08/01/2013 5:26pm
Standing before the man who kidnapped her and raped her for a decade, Michelle Knight described how the world had changed in the three months since they last saw each other. The captive, she said, was now free and the oppressor would be locked away forever to "die a little every day."

2 more guns seized from baggage at Salt Lake airport

08/01/2013 5:33pm
Two more loaded guns were found by Transportation Security Administration screeners at Salt Lake City International Airport in the past week

Woman accused of shoplifting to fill online ads

08/01/2013 6:13pm
A woman is facing legal trouble after she allegedly sold items online and then shoplifted to meet demand.

2nd bear shot near Scout camp

08/01/2013 6:26pm
The Department of Wildlife Resources killed a bear they believed was becoming too aggressive with campers. DWR officers said the bear was spotted entering campsites on multiple occasions going through garbage and looking for food.

Police searching for man following high-speed chase

08/01/2013 7:05pm
Police Thursday were looking for a man who allegedly led officers on a chase Wednesday night before eventually abandoning his vehicle and running away.

Vending machine doles life lessons at Discovery Gateway

08/01/2013 7:11pm
A vending machine at the Discovery Gateway Museum is drawing attention.

6 tips for parents with disabilities

08/01/2013 7:32pm
Parenting is tough work; being disabled can make the simplest of tasks even harder. Here are six tips for disabled parents to help them be an important part of their children's lives while dealing with their disabilities.

Niece recognizes uncle's face in photos of WWII album

08/01/2013 7:49pm
While watching the news Wednesday, Pam Helston saw a familiar face in a story about an album full of old photos and newspaper clippings found among a man's father's belongings.

Anglers to benefit from Strawberry River restoration, DWR says

08/01/2013 8:11pm
With hammers and heavy equipment, the Division of Wildlife Resources is putting the Strawberry River back together again.

NJ library finds letter from John Quincy Adams

08/01/2013 8:39pm
A New Jersey archivist has found a letter from the sixth president, but the library isn't sure how it got there.

Delayed soccer complex to be built by 2015

08/01/2013 8:50pm
After 10 years of legal battles, Salt Lake City is set to build 16 new soccer fields by 2015.

Former youth facility employee accused of showing porn

08/01/2013 8:54pm
A staff member for a non-profit school for "struggling teens" has been arrested and charged for allegedly showing the students pictures and recordings of his sexual relations.

13 apply for polygamous trust board

08/01/2013 9:24pm
At least 13 people have applied to become members of a board of trustees being formed to take over a state-run trust that once belonged to Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Arizona-Utah border and holds an estimated $118 million in property, Utah court officials said Thursday.

Jordan School Board considering $500M bond for school renovations

08/01/2013 9:32pm
The Jordan School Board will soon decide whether to advance a five- year, $500 million bond to voters.

Cardinal Dolan explains Pope's remarks on gays

08/01/2013 9:38pm
"No change in church teaching here," blogged Cardinal Timothy Dolan regarding remarks by Pope Francis when he said "Who am I to judge?" gays and lesbians.

Ogden police investigate alleged abusing, kidnapping of teen

08/01/2013 10:18pm
An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who police say kidnapped and sexually abused a 14-year-old boy.

WVC close to naming new police chief

08/01/2013 10:27pm
After a national search spanning several months, West Valley City expects to announce its new police chief in the next couple of weeks. Mayor Mike Winder believes the new chief will help the city move forward.

Threat closes US embassies in Muslim world for day

08/01/2013 10:29pm
The United States is shuttering its embassies and consulates throughout the Muslim world on Sunday after receiving an unspecified threat, officials said.