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Utah depends too much on federal funds, auditor warns

12/04/2013 7:45am
Utah State Auditor John Dougall included a warning about the state's dependency on money from Washington, D.C., in issuing the latest annual audit of federal spending.

New text message service aids UTA bus riders

12/04/2013 7:59am
RideTime text messaging utilizes real-time data to help riders determine bus departure times for more than 6,500 stops throughout the UTA service area.

Man jumps over counter to rob bank, photos show

12/04/2013 8:21am
A man walked into U.S. Bank in Taylorsville, stated "this is a robbery," and then demanded money.

Rebates too cumbersome? Some businesses count on it, expert says

12/04/2013 9:30am
Hundreds of millions of dollars of rebates go unfilled every year.

Coach accused of cover-up in alleged rape of player

12/04/2013 10:23am
Pennsylvania authorities issued an arrest warrant for a high school field hockey coach accused of covering up the alleged rape of one of her players.

BYU, Utah need to stay in-house for coaches

12/04/2013 10:53am
When the time comes for BYU and Utah to hire new coaches in major sports, they should avoid going outside each respective family. As we see this time of year, most programs end up being stepping stones as coaches seek greener pastures.

Several Utah ski resorts make improvements for season

12/04/2013 11:01am
To the delight of skiers and snowboarders, several Utah ski resorts spent the summer making improvements to their terrrain and facilities.

Home-school culture shifting away from religious ties

12/04/2013 11:17am
Home-schooling has risen among secular students in recent years. A 2013 National Center for Education Statistics study showed home- schoolers no longer list religion as their top reason for schooling from home.

Anonymous 'Tips for Jesus' left across the country

12/04/2013 11:18am
The individual or group of people operating under the name "Tips for Jesus" is leaving huge tips at restaurants and other establishments, presumably as a gesture of kindness.

Bear Grylls Survival Academy expands into Africa

12/04/2013 11:29am
Call it an extreme boot camp, your last desperate attempt to drag your kid away from video games or just yet another reason to visit one of the world's seven natural wonders. Professional adventurer/survivor/"gross eats" expert Bear Grylls announced the expansion of his Survival Academy into Africa.

Attorneys for accused murderer ask for gruesome photos to be withheld

12/04/2013 12:48pm
The man accused of murdering his seven-year- old neighbor more than five years ago was in court again. The case has been slow moving for years, and Wednesday, defense attorneys argued for evidence to be suppressed for the trial set to be held next month.

Cost, not religion, reason for Provo Rec Center Sunday closure

12/04/2013 1:38pm
After much discussion about whether Provo City's decision to close the recreation center on Sunday was about religion, the mayor sent a clear message that the hours of operation were based solely on cost.

2013: The Web's year of the hoax

12/04/2013 2:32pm
News alert: Some things you read on the Internet are not true. As obvious as that may seem, and as savvy as you'd think we'd be a decade after deposed Nigerian princes began e-mailing us with the promise of vast riches, 2013 has turned out to be the Year of the Online Hoax.

Support for stricter gun control fades, new poll says

12/04/2013 3:01pm
As memories fade from last December's horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a new national poll indicates that support for stricter gun control laws appears to be fading, too.

Utah Supreme Court reinstates doctor's sexual battery conviction

12/04/2013 3:34pm
The Utah Supreme Court has reinstated the misdemeanor sexual battery conviction of a Logan doctor in a ruling that overturned a decision from the Utah Court of Appeals.

USU, BYU students build backyard roller coaster

12/04/2013 4:31pm
For two Utah college students and their friends, spending a weekend building a roller coaster in a backyard was the perfect way to send the four off their separate ways.

Driver charged in death of child 'couldn't see very well'

12/04/2013 5:06pm
A woman accused of hitting and killing a 2-year-old in a stroller wasn't wearing her glasses and had a tint on her windshield that wasn't legal, according to prosecutors who filed charges against her Wednesday.

Should teachers be allowed to return to classroom after misconduct?

12/04/2013 5:46pm
Members of the State School Board are scheduled to discuss revisions to policy regarding the suspension of teacher licenses due to misconduct.

Van stolen, returned after baby discovered in back seat, police say

12/04/2013 6:05pm
A woman was arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle, only to return it when she realized a baby was inside the van.

5 people Hollywood said goodbye to in 2013

12/04/2013 6:09pm
The recent loss of "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker has acted as a sort of exclamation mark to an already melancholy year for Hollywood. Here are five people Hollywood said goodbye to in 2013.

Cottonwood Heights mayor, residents unhappy with snow removal service

12/04/2013 6:21pm
Many of the main roads were clear of snow Wednesday in Cottonwood Heights, but the mayor and several residents say the private company recently contracted to plow the roads took too long to get the job done.

Historic Ogden cathedral damaged in fire

12/04/2013 6:41pm
Crews responded to a small fire at St. Joseph's Catholic Church that started during maintenance work Wednesday.

Road salt less effective during extreme cold, UDOT says

12/04/2013 7:05pm
Plow drivers were expected to cover and re- cover areas of the road with salt during shifts Wednesday night, in an effort to prevent black ice. While road salt plays a major role in melting the snow, there's only so much it can do.

Wags and barks: What is your dog telling you?

12/04/2013 7:30pm
Wags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?

Truck crashes into home, hits 2 men on couch

12/04/2013 7:45pm
Two men were hospitalized Wednesday after a truck crashed into a Taylorsville home and hit them while they were sitting on a couch in the living room.

Gov. Gary Herbert reveals $13.3B budget for next year

12/04/2013 8:00pm
Gov. Gary Herbert announced Wednesday his $13.3 billion spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1, 2014, including $261 million in new money for education and $36 million to expand the state prison at Gunnison.

Snow causes icy commute, canceled school

12/04/2013 8:15pm
Cold air moving in from the north sent a chill down the Wasatch Front following Tuesday's snowstorm. While the snowfall overnight was not as strong in many places as Tuesday, wet roads froze, creating slick spots.

Child killed, 3 injured in car crash

12/04/2013 8:18pm
A child was killed in a car crash near an elementary school Wednesday.

Books to give this Christmas — for everyone on your list

12/04/2013 8:29pm
This holiday season give the gift of a story. Books make memorable and thoughtful gifts. This Book Matters list includes exceptional books for each age group.

Car seat tips to keep your child safe

12/04/2013 8:52pm
During the winter parents need to think twice before strapping our child into their car seat with a puffy coat on.

Families face uncertainty as search for plane crash victims continues

12/04/2013 10:01pm
For the families of five people lost in a plane crash in a remote area of Idaho, the hardest part of the search so far is the uncertainty.

Parents concerned about lockdown protocol after Tooele incident

12/04/2013 10:15pm
Following a three-school lockdown in Tooele County Tuesday, one mother fears her daughter faced an unnecessary risk, especially if a dangerous situation had materialized.

9-year-old cancer survivor gives Christmas to other patients

12/04/2013 10:37pm
A 9-year-old Utah boy knows what it's like to spend weeks in a hospital bed. This year, he decided to give back to the hospital that has cared for him countless times in his young life.

George leads Pacers over Jazz, 95-86

12/04/2013 10:44pm
The Jazz fought with the Pacers, but couldn't hang for four quarter, falling 95-86.

Festival of Trees underway in Sandy

12/04/2013 10:55pm
The 2013 Festival of Trees began Wednesday at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy with the proceeds of every tree sold going toward the benefit of kids at Primary Children's Hospital.