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School fees prove costly for many parents

08/28/2013 7:40am
It's been an expensive few weeks for parents as students head back to class. Many ask, why are school fees so high? And is it like this everywhere? The answer is no.

How hackers are using your computer to make money on Instagram

08/28/2013 8:05am
With 130 million people sharing their photos on Instagram, it was only a matter of time before cyber criminals figured out how to make it pay. KSL-TV did some investigating to see how crooks have re- purposed an old computer virus into a money making machine.

Tech extras you may not need

08/28/2013 8:16am
Consumers would never buy something they cannot use and don't want. But when it comes to computer and cell phone technology, it seems many people are doing just that.

Man gets 151 months for wind farm fraud

08/28/2013 9:05am
A Utah man who defrauded investors nationwide of more than $4.4 million by promoting investment in nonexistent wind farms in Wyoming and South Dakota must serve more than 12 years in prison.

Scientists say existence of new element confirmed

08/28/2013 9:43am
Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed the existence of a new chemical element, but its name may need some work.

Prostitution suspects also accused of drug activity

08/28/2013 9:58am
Two people arrested in a prostitution sting last week now may face drug charges, as well. And a teenage girl who reportedly was arrested in the investigation was actually a victim.

BrewHaHa bar plans push forward despite denied liquor license

08/28/2013 10:14am
With or without a liquor license, a Salt Lake City businessman plans to open a Foothill area restaurant in the same place where residents opposed and the city rejected his proposal for a neighborhood bar.

Retirement savings not catching up with improving economy

08/28/2013 10:46am
A new survey by found that 54 percent of adult Americans say they are contributing the same amount to retirement savings accounts such as 401(k)s and IRAs as they did last year.

Season predictions for BYU, Utah and USU

08/28/2013 10:54am
BYU, Utah and Utah State face difficult challenges this season, as all have tough schedules. They also have something else in common: Respect will only come through beating at least one of the several marquee teams that dot the schedules.

10 safety tips for back to school

08/28/2013 11:18am
There is no denying it; it's back to school season. The sales have begun, sports teams are holding try-outs and teachers are heading back to prepare for the coming year. And although there is a lot of excitement about fall fashions and who might have gotten their braces off during the summer, it's important that we pay attention to the safety of our children who are heading back to school.

Full-contact WNBA celebration and a million-dollar hole-in-one

08/28/2013 12:46pm
WNBA becomes a full-contact sport with a celebration gone wrong and takes a look at a million-dollar hole-in-one.

NYPD designates mosques as terrorism organizations

08/28/2013 1:27pm
The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for child pornography

08/28/2013 1:44pm
A Stansbury Park man will spend 20 years in prison for taking pictures of himself engaged in sexual conduct with young children.

Fan-made trailer for 'Man of Steel' sequel impresses

08/28/2013 2:09pm
Fan-made trailers are nothing new, but an incredibly well done one? Well, that's a bit more rare. A fan-made trailer for the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel will get fans everywhere excited for the Superman/Batman film.

More than 300 sites ring bells for MLK speech

08/28/2013 4:28pm
Church bells rang out Wednesday at the National Cathedral and at sites nationwide to answer a call from one of the most important civil rights speeches in history to "let freedom ring."

2 families displaced due to Tooele apartment fire

08/28/2013 4:46pm
At least two families were displaced by a fire at the Shady View Apartments on Wednesday in Tooele.

U.S. Postal Service updates preferred ZIP codes in West Valley City

08/28/2013 5:17pm
Starting Jan. 1, 2014, residents and businesses in ZIP codes 84119, 84120 and 84128 will see their preferred ZIP code change from Salt Lake City to West Valley City in the postal service database.

Mechanic pinned under construction vehicle for an hour

08/28/2013 5:31pm
A man called out to fix a large piece of machinery became pinned for nearly an hour Wednesday.

3 deaths near The Wave prompts safety concerns

08/28/2013 6:46pm
Federal officials said they are still working on a plan to improve hiking safety at a sandstone landmark.

Woman critically injured after being dragged, run over

08/28/2013 6:56pm
A property dispute ended in a hit-and-run accident and a woman in critical condition Tuesday.

Teens stole 2 cars, broke into over 60 others, police say

08/28/2013 7:12pm
Three teenage boys were arrested after police say they stole two cars and broke into more than 60 others.

Navigating the motherhood identity crisis

08/28/2013 7:31pm
Many moms experience that moment when they no longer recognize themselves. This identity crisis can happen to any of us at any age. This MOMentity article offers three areas of focus to find our personal identity in our motherhood role.

Cost of service dogs too high for many with disabilities

08/28/2013 7:56pm
For many people with disabilities, owning a service dog makes a significant difference in daily life. Dogs trained to help with tasks that some can't do for themselves are invaluable to their owners, but come at a large cost. Service dogs are not covered by insurance companies and can costs upwards of tens of thousands of dollars.

New Jersey court sets precedent for distracted driving texts

08/28/2013 8:20pm
An appellate court in New Jersey recently ruled that a person can be held accountable for causing an accident if they knowingly texted the driver prior to the crash.

UN envoy: Syria 'substance' may have killed 1,000

08/28/2013 8:57pm
Evidence suggests that some kind of "substance" was used in Syria that may have killed more than 1,000 people, but any military strike in response must first gain U.N. Security Council approval, special envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday.

New West Valley chief hopes to regain public trust in agency

08/28/2013 9:02pm
West Valley City's new police chief said in an interview Wednesday that he plans to showcase his department's successes and own up to mistakes during a turn-around for the agency.

Gas line ruptured by construction crews causes evacuations

08/28/2013 9:08pm
Between 200 and 250 workers were evacuated after construction crews damaged a natural gas line.

Alleged killer gets 25 years sentence in unrelated rape case

08/28/2013 9:13pm
Jesse Saenz sat quietly in the jury box Wednesday with his head down — picking at his handcuffs and at his jail uniform — as the woman he beat, raped and repeatedly threatened to kill on June 10, 2012, described the ordeal.

Sandy man allegedly punches, sprays woman in face with bear spray

08/28/2013 9:14pm
A Sandy man faces several charges after police say he punched a woman in the face and then sprayed her with bear spray.

Video captures man swinging ax at teenage neighbor

08/28/2013 9:32pm
A man upset with a teenager neighbor because of the way he was driving tried to attack him with an ax. The incident was caught on a cellphone camera.

Increasing number of illegal reptiles found in Utah homes

08/28/2013 9:39pm
A reptile rescuer said he has removed an increasing number of illegal, deadly snakes and even alligators from homes in Utah.

Ogden abuzz over thousands of dollars in bar tips

08/28/2013 9:52pm
The city of Ogden was still buzzing Tuesday about mysterious tips totaling thousands of dollars left at two downtown bars and a golf course.

New electronic signs installed in Parleys Canyon to raise safety

08/28/2013 10:30pm
Parleys Canyon often turns into a treacherous travel zone when snowstorms slam the Wasatch Front, but new traffic signs will warn travelers of unsafe conditions.

Pay-to-play fees not as advertised

08/28/2013 10:40pm
Parents say the costs of extracurricular activities are often much higher than what they are told to expect at first.

PG mom fights for cannabis-based drug legalization

08/28/2013 10:48pm
A Pleasant Grove mother is hoping Utah lawmakers can find a way to allow a certain marijuana-based medicines into the state to help her son who suffers from a rare disease.

Man survives lightning strike during family vacation

08/28/2013 11:04pm
A Cedar City family's camping trip took an unexpected turn when a man was struck by lightning.