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Nearly 12K more students in Utah public schools this year

11/12/2013 6:49am
New state figures show there are nearly 12,000 more students enrolled in public schools this fall.

Hunter rescued from water at Farmington Bay

11/12/2013 7:28am
A man is recovering after he fell into freezing water while duck hunting in the dark at Farmington Bay.

School awards students for personal best, overcomes labels

11/12/2013 8:34am
If a kid is labeled by his peers as a "brainiac," a geek or a problem child, that reputation could stick with that student unless a teacher does something about it.

In need of a good home: 80 parrots

11/12/2013 9:23am
Maybe 10 times a week, someone calls Steve Lazicki looking to get rid of a parrot. They're too loud, too demanding and sometimes just too long-lived.

Believers unite to combat religious jokes and jabs

11/12/2013 9:38am
Despite religious jokes continuing to take the stage in American comedy, experts say believers are forming a united front to combat the jokes and forming their own comebacks against them.

Concordia trial: Captain told engines were flooded

11/12/2013 10:33am
Panicking crewmen in the engine room of the rapidly flooding Costa Concordia repeatedly tried to convey to their captain how badly crippled the cruise ship was after it slammed into a reef, but their dramatic assessments apparently failed to convince the commander to promptly order the luxury liner's evacuation.

Photos: Hiking Deseret Peak

11/12/2013 11:02am
Deseret Peak is an incredible mountain for those seeking excellent scenery, wildlife, and solitude. The area offers unparalleled views of incredible rock formations, peaks, and canyons.

New painless shot device creating buzz among moms

11/12/2013 12:44pm
Since children receive more than two dozen shots by the age of six, it's understandable that some would develop a fear of needles. And with that phobia in mind, one mom — who's also a doctor — came up with a fun device to make shots pain-free.

Family finds human remains on hike

11/12/2013 1:38pm
A mother and her children discovered a nearly full set of human remains close to Colorado City.

Public Safety Building first 'net zero' energy building in country

11/12/2013 2:04pm
Roof-top solar, natural lighting, an energy monitoring system and more combined to give the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building a "net zero" energy rating, the first building of its kind to achieve that standard.

Provo proposes $90M bond to rebuild 5 schools

11/12/2013 2:24pm
Provo School District is proposing a $90 million bond to rebuild five schools.

Biometrics researchers see world without passwords

11/12/2013 2:26pm
Some Purdue University researchers are working on technology that could see all those passwords that computer users must punch in replaced with steps such as iris and fingerprint scans.

Payson man arrested in string of office thefts, police say

11/12/2013 4:31pm
Provo police have arrested a Payson man in connection with a string of thefts at office buildings in Utah County.

Utah House panel subpoenas Jeremy Johnson in AG investigation

11/12/2013 5:19pm
State lawmakers want information from the man who touched off the political firestorm that led to their investigation of embattled Attorney General John Swallow.

Alleged stalking victim wants more than 'slap on the wrist' for attorney

11/12/2013 5:46pm
A Midvale attorney accused of stalking a former employee and firing multiple rounds in her condominium has struck a plea bargain with prosecutors and will be sentenced next week.

Seat belts on commercial buses delayed 45 years

11/12/2013 5:54pm
After a drunken driver on a California highway back in 1968 slammed into a bus carrying passengers to Las Vegas, killing 19, investigators said a lack of seat belts contributed to the high death toll. But 45 years later, safety advocates are still waiting for the government to act on seat belts and other measures to protect bus passengers.

5-car wreck caused by man driving on suspended license, police say

11/12/2013 5:56pm
A man driving on a suspended license because of alcohol violations is under investigation for allegedly causing a five-car accident on Redwood Road Tuesday.

Police searching for masked gunman who shot parole agent

11/12/2013 5:59pm
The search continued Tuesday for a masked gunman who shot an Adult Probation and Parole officer from Arizona.

Recall issued for Plum Organics baby food pouch products

11/12/2013 6:02pm
Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling some of its baby food products because of potential for spoilage.

One World Trade Center named tallest US building

11/12/2013 6:04pm
They set out to build the tallest skyscraper in the world _ a giant that would rise a symbolic 1,776 feet from the ashes of ground zero.

Michael Jordan's shoes from 'flu game' go up for auction

11/12/2013 6:17pm
A piece of NBA history will be made public again after being safely locked away in a Davis County bank for years.

PG-13 movies surpass R-rated movies in gun violence, study finds

11/12/2013 6:26pm
A new study found there is more gun violence in PG-13 movies than R movies.

Legal community mixed after MacNeill conviction

11/12/2013 6:31pm
The legal community's reaction to Martin MacNeill's murder conviction was mixed Monday, with some attorneys calling the verdict "disturbing" and others saying the jury did its job.

How I lost one jean size in less than 24 hours without working out or dieting

11/12/2013 7:29pm
I thought my body had magically morphed overnight. In reality, I had stumbled across a marketing scheme aimed at my vanity.

Jennings pleads guilty to shooting wife's dad at church

11/12/2013 7:46pm
Charles Richard Jennings Jr., the man accused of shooting his wife's father during a Roman Catholic Mass in Ogden, has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and other charges and claimed he was having a psychotic episode during the attack.

The world's favorite kind of facial hair

11/12/2013 8:03pm
A study recently came out claiming that people find heavy stubble to be the most attractive type of facial hair. But we have some more types of facial hair we'd like to get a vote on.

SLC gang member deported to Belize

11/12/2013 8:20pm
A Salt Lake City gang member who served time in federal prison has now been deported to Belize, according to immigration officials.

Fewer than 50,000 sign up on Obamacare website, media report suggests

11/12/2013 8:30pm
The wait is going to be a little longer for the official enrollment numbers from the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges. The Obama administration is expected to release them at some point this week but has yet to give an official time frame.

Aid operations pick up pace in Philippines

11/12/2013 8:32pm
Relief operations in this typhoon-devastated region of the Philippines picked up pace Wednesday, but the minimal amounts of water, food and medical supplies reaching the hardest-hit areas were causing increasingly desperate survivors to take matters into their own hands.

West Valley case remains state's only active Amber Alert 5 years later

11/12/2013 9:18pm
A young woman from Riverton has made it her mission to find three children who were illegally taken by their father in 2008. The case prompted an Amber Alert, which is the only one in Utah that remains active.

Brigham City program delivers flowers to the elderly

11/12/2013 9:48pm
Brigham City business owner Kyle Kanno has found a way to honor the memory of a loved one while making some elderly strangers feel a little less lonely through the simple gesture of giving flowers.

Utah parents look for change in cannabis 'life-improving therapy'

11/12/2013 10:11pm
A group of Utah parents is pursuing changes in state commerce rules to allow them to purchase a potentially "life-improving therapy" derived from marijuana plants legally grown in neighboring Colorado.

'Help the Filipinos in their hour of need,' says US Marine General

11/12/2013 10:24pm
Clean water and food are in short supply in the Philippines after the devastating typhoon that killed thousands. The country is in desperate need of food and relief efforts.

11/12/13 a day for unique celebrations in Utah

11/12/2013 10:26pm
The unique date 11/12/13 no doubt prompted a series of celebrations and ceremonies around the world. But for some Utahns, the special date wasn't enough. They made sure times of births, wedding ceremonies and even the number of party supplies were just right.

Injured hiker is 3rd to be rescued in Bell Canyon this year

11/12/2013 10:28pm
Search and rescue crews carried an injured hiker out of Bell Canyon Tuesday after he fell about 30 feet. Unified police say this is the third rescue they've conducted in the canyon this year.

Coming shortage of family caregivers, study shows

11/12/2013 10:39pm
Reports show that many adults are caregivers to an elderly or disabled adult or child. With the large population of aging baby boomers, many of these adults wonder who will care for them when they are old.