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8 avalanches in 2 days, only minor injuries reported

12/22/2013 9:33am
A skier that accidentally triggered a backcountry avalanche was slightly injured Saturday. The incident marked the eighth slide recorded by the Utah Avalanche Center since Friday.

Hogle Zoo elephant keeper has big task

12/22/2013 11:13am
As the cold bite of the December air graces the foothills of the Wasatch Front, little is occurring within the gates of Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo. Despite the brisk weather, however, operations at the zoo must continue as normal for the sake of the various animals kept within.

Utah No. 1 in nation for voluntarism 8 years running

12/22/2013 12:01pm
For eight years running, Utah was ranked No. 1 for its rate of voluntarism, according to the 2013 Volunteer and Civic Life report. The report says 47.7 percent of Utah adults volunteer, far exceeding the national average of 26.5 percent.

Why cross US on foot? Each trek uniquely personal

12/22/2013 12:37pm
For a week following Jadin's death, Joe Bell lay in bed, beating himself up, wondering what he could — should — have done differently to help his son. Bell knew he had to do something. Then it came to him: He'd walk across the country, sharing Jadin's story.

TSA PreCheck program expands in Utah

12/22/2013 1:17pm
The Transportation Security Administration announced Monday that the agency will expand its PreCheck program designed to offer expedited screening to low-risk passengers.

Charges likely to be reduced in recorded NY bikers clash

12/22/2013 1:40pm
Charges are likely to be reduced against the bikers who were arrested and charged in connection with the beating of an SUV driver on a Manhattan street in September, a Manhattan District Attorney spokeswoman told CNN.

Idaho investigators find 'persons of interest' in triple homicide

12/22/2013 4:57pm
Idaho's Oneida County Sheriff's Office has identified several persons of interest in a triple homicide case deputies have been investigating since last spring. But investigators are asking for more help from the public.

Police investigate murder-suicide in Layton

12/22/2013 5:03pm
Police are investigating a shooting case in Layton as a murder-suicide. The married couple's 20-year-old daughter heard the gunshots and found her parents' bodies, police said.

81 percent of Utah students graduate high school, study shows

12/22/2013 5:36pm
High school graduation rates increased along racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines in 2013, bringing the overall statewide rate to 81 percent.

Exelis to make materials for new Boeing jet

12/22/2013 5:49pm
Exelis has been selected by Boeing to produce composite airframe substructures for the 787 Dreamliner. Work will begin immediately at the Exelis composite design and manufacturing center in Salt Lake City.

Former lawmaker fired from position as UEA lobbyist

12/22/2013 6:16pm
Kory Holdaway, who resigned from the Utah House to serve as government relations director for the Utah Education Association, was fired Monday.

AP's Top 10 stories in 2013: Obama health care overhaul ranks No. 1

12/22/2013 6:37pm
The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

Start of winter brings snow, ice and warm weather

12/22/2013 8:01pm
The first full day of winter brought a wild mix of weather across the U.S. on Sunday: ice and high wind in the Great Lakes and New England areas, flooding in the South, snow in the Midwest and record-shattering temperatures in the 60s and 70s along the mid-Atlantic.

Man throws 3-year-old son, himself off NYC roof

12/22/2013 8:51pm
A man involved in a custody dispute who was supposed to turn his 3-year-old son over to the boy's mother Sunday instead threw the child off the roof of a 52-story Manhattan apartment building before jumping to his death, police said.

Message boards: another form of cyberbullying

12/22/2013 8:55pm
Message boards serve as a forum for cyberbullies — people can sit behind their computer screens writing hurtful messages without any regard for who they are writing to. Might you be a cyberbully?

In 'Duck Dynasty' hometown local loyalty prevails

12/22/2013 10:09pm
"Faith. Family. Ducks." It's the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in this small north Louisiana town.

Electronics, presents and dog taken in pre-Christmas burglary

12/22/2013 10:27pm
Burglars stole thousands of dollars worth of electronics from a Magna home early Sunday morning, along with all the family's Christmas presents. Also gone: the family's dog.

Court of Appeals denies Utah's request to stay gay marriage ruling

12/22/2013 10:47pm
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a motion by Utah officials that requested a stay of a Friday ruling that declared the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

U. scientists mapping true size of Yellowstone's magma reservoir

12/22/2013 11:14pm
The volcanic activity below Yellowstone Park is alive and well; and now it appears the upper magma reservoir underneath, which fires all the geyser attractions, is much bigger than scientists once believed.

Driver killed when vehicle crosses median, gets hit by truck

12/22/2013 11:22pm
A 33-year-old man died Sunday evening when his car was hit by a pickup truck in the westbound lanes of Pioneer Crossing in American Fork.