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Officers capture escaped inmate

08/15/2013 7:32am
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is crediting quick action and a lot of man power for the fast recovery of an inmate who escaped from the Purgatory Correctional Facility.

Utah legislature seeking investigators for AG probe

08/15/2013 7:43am
Utah lawmakers are seeking offers from private investigators and investigation companies to assist their inquiry into Attorney General John Swallow.

Court challenge fails to stop Calif. gay marriages

08/15/2013 9:05am
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to halt gay marriages in the state, leaving opponents of same-sex weddings few _ if any _ legal options to stop the unions.

Robber who reportedly claimed terminal illness is sentenced to prison

08/15/2013 9:25am
A bank robber nicknamed the "Bucket List Bandit" after he allegedly told a Utah teller he had just four months to live has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.

Obama scraps US military exercises with Egypt

08/15/2013 9:38am
President Barack Obama on Thursday canceled joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises, saying America's traditional cooperation with Egypt "cannot continue as usual" while violence and instability deepen in the strategically important nation.

Grandmother gives birth to twin granddaughters

08/15/2013 10:29am
It's been said there is no greater love than a mother for her child, and that has never rung more true than with Susie Kozisek and her daughter Ashley Larkin. Kozisek carried and gave birth to Larkin's twin daughters.

5 tips to make the back-to-school transition easier

08/15/2013 11:34am
The school year is right around the corner which is both a blessing and a curse for parents. Here are five tips to hopefully make the back- to-school transition a little easier.

Chinese zoo passes off fluffy dog as 'African lion'

08/15/2013 12:20pm
A Chinese zoo attempted to pass off a big, fluffy dog as one of their African lions.

A killing or a fleecing? Accounting tricks muddy student loan debate

08/15/2013 12:30pm
Washington breathed a sigh when a compromise was reached on student loan rates, but the accounting guidelines that estimate the tab for taxpayers remain in hot dispute. Are the Feds making a killing, or getting fleeced?

Steve Young to speak at conference for gay Mormons

08/15/2013 12:47pm
Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and his wife Barb are scheduled to give the keynote address at an upcoming conference promoting acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Mormon Church.

Adorable new mammal species found 'in plain sight'

08/15/2013 1:08pm
Imagine a mini-raccoon with a teddy bear face that is so cute it's hard to resist, let alone overlook. But somehow science did _ until now.

Utah tops list for cost of excessive drinking

08/15/2013 1:21pm
The U.S. Center for Disease Control released a report and statement Tuesday about the monetary costs of binge drinking in 2006, and Utah is listed as the highest cost per drink.

2.1% consumer price increase in Utah over past year

08/15/2013 1:35pm
The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent from June to July. Consumer prices in Utah have climbed 2.1 percent over the last twelve months, the report stated.

Ashton Kutcher channels Steve Jobs for honest speech

08/15/2013 2:06pm
It seems playing Steve Jobs in a movie has caused Ashton Kutcher to adopt some of the innovators attributes. During the Teen Choice Awards Kutcher gave a poignant speech in hopes of inspiring teens.

Navajo Nation data center to spread wireless Internet

08/15/2013 2:06pm
The Navajo Nation is in the final testing phases of a project that will make wireless Internet available to a majority of people on the vast reservation.

Man charged in near-fatal DUI, texting crash gets trial date

08/15/2013 2:39pm
A judge has scheduled a jury trial for Jake Arrats after the Fort Duchesne man pleaded not guilty Thursday to all charges in connection with a January crash that left Keri Houston with life- threatening injuries.

Digital era threatens future of drive-ins

08/15/2013 3:36pm
Through 80 summers, drive-in theaters have managed to remain a part of the American fabric, surviving technological advances and changing tastes that put thousands out of business. Now the industry says a good chunk of the 350 or so left could be forced to turn out the lights because they can't afford to adapt to the digital age.

Police bust stolen Honda car ring, arrest 4

08/15/2013 5:41pm
Salt Lake City police warned Hondas are increasingly the target of thieves. It didn't take long for an officer in neighboring South Salt Lake to spot a bunch of the stolen cars.

Utes open new state-of-the-art football facility

08/15/2013 5:44pm
The University of Utah celebrated its grand opening of a new football facility Thursday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Woman returns home after fire to find wedding dress, house intact

08/15/2013 6:24pm
The Rockport Fire has burned eight homes and threatened hundreds more. One home in the evacuation zone was set to be the site of a wedding this Saturday.

10-year-old used by parents for shoplifting, police say

08/15/2013 6:29pm
The parents of three children are accused of using their 10-year-old son in a shoplifting scheme to buy school supplies.

Moab high school football player death stuns community

08/15/2013 7:03pm
The untimely death of a Grand County High School sophomore last Saturday just days before the start of the school year has left many in the Moab community saddened and stunned.

Immigration reforms needed to spur workforce, leaders say

08/15/2013 7:10pm
When Venu Bohini arrived in the United States to earn a master's degree in 1999, the country was teeming with positive energy and enthusiasm.

Parents furious over J.C. Penney back-to-school ad

08/15/2013 7:28pm
The clothing being promoted is probably the last thing being noticed in a new J.C. Penney ad that's been airing this summer. Some parents claim it promotes bullying.

Death toll soars to 638 in Egypt violence

08/15/2013 7:36pm
Weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead in a Cairo mosque near the smoldering epicenter of support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as the death toll soared past 600 Thursday from Egypt's deadliest day since the Arab Spring began.

Bagpipers share Scottish heritage

08/15/2013 8:05pm
Wasatch and District Pipe Band, comprised of about 80 members, shares their music during Thursday evening outdoor practices.

Paralyzed bride fulfills promise to self to walk down aisle

08/15/2013 8:32pm
Stevie Beale was only 17 years old when a deadly car accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. This past weekend, after going through rigourous physical therapy and training, Beale walked down the aisle to marry the man who she says "brought her back to life."

Woman loses arm in shark attack off Maui

08/15/2013 8:34pm
Officials reopened a Maui beach Thursday, a day after a shark bit off the right arm of a German visitor about 50 yards offshore.

Prowling Pa. ninja says he was trying to help cops

08/15/2013 9:45pm
Everybody agrees that a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man dressed up as a ninja and lurked near homes, but they disagree whether that's a good idea _ or legal.

Man shot motorcyclist during pursuit, police say

08/15/2013 9:50pm
Police have arrested a man they say rode his motorcycle down Main Street on Thursday evening and shot another motorcyclist as he passed by.

Juab fire 7th active blaze in state

08/15/2013 9:57pm
As crews fought to save homes from the Rockport Fire in Summit County, other fires around the state continued to burn Thursday and a new fire erupted in Juab County.

Officials revise number of structures lost in fire to 8

08/15/2013 10:34pm
Evacuated residents of the Promontory and Bridge Hollow subdivisions were told late Thursday they could go home as fire crews started to gain an upper hand on the Rockport Fire.

U.S. tumbling champion paralyzed in accident

08/15/2013 10:35pm
Kalon Ludvigson, a Utahn who holds 20 World Cup and World Championship Medals, is unable to move from the elbow down after a failed tumbling pass.

SLC welcomes AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour

08/15/2013 11:17pm
The first stop on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour kicks off this weekend with the AVP Salt Lake City Open held in downtown Salt Lake City Aug. 16 to 18.