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POST Council revokes 2 officer certifications for life, sanctions 12 others

03/28/2014 7:02am
The council responsible for disciplining wayward Utah peace officers meted out sanctions in 14 cases Thursday, including the case of a former school resource officer who sent sexually explicit photos to a teenage boy.

Taco Bell's ads star real-life Ronald McDonalds

03/28/2014 7:26am
Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu — Ronald McDonald.

Weapons of love: another way to resist violence

03/28/2014 8:01am
Despite what our culture teaches us, there are other ways to resist anger, aggression and violence. The experience of Antoinette Tuff shows one remarkable possibility: love and concern for our attackers.

Utah no longer No. 1 for autism, rate holds steady at 2 percent

03/28/2014 8:19am
The rate of autism spectrum disorder diagnoses in Utah is holding steady, at 2 percent. Utah is no longer No. 1 in the nation for prevalence of autism spectrum disorder.

State audit gives scathing review of Utah State Fair management

03/28/2014 8:42am
Review by state auditors shows trend of decreasing visitation at the annual Utah State Fair, as well as need for more financial self- sufficiency.

Cancer survivor stunned when magazine mocks marathon outfit

03/28/2014 9:07am
A San Diego woman undergoing cancer treatments was excited to be featured for running a marathon in a popular woman's magazine. It wasn't until she saw the issue that she realized they weren't celebrating, but in fact making fun of what she wore. college basketball awards

03/28/2014 9:32am
The college basketball season has come and gone, with each of the local teams having its individual successes. While there were several standout players, there can only be one who can win each award.

Exile from polygamous sect gets custody of kids

03/28/2014 9:44am
A Utah judge has awarded an exiled member of Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect sole custody of children who were being raised by his wives who remain members of the religion.

Hill turning heads at Weber

03/28/2014 10:05am
Four months into his first head coaching gig, Weber State coach Jay Hill is fine-tuning the Wildcats to his rhythm.

Officers, workers give time to help students learn how to read

03/28/2014 11:03am
The sight of a police squad entering an elementary school might cause initial concern. But when those officers walk into a class for their weekly tutoring session, students eagerly show off their progress.

14-foot hammerhead shark caught by Florida college student

03/28/2014 11:14am
A group of friends were night fishing on a Florida beach when a 700- pound hammerhead hit their line. The video of the ensuing battle is now wracking up hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.

Closing the gap: Why are more black women dying of breast cancer?

03/28/2014 11:38am
A new study finds that African-American women are 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women.

Rock-paper-scissors tournament strikes at cancer

03/28/2014 11:57am
Three men are rallying others to join them in a fight against cancer with a giant game of rock-paper-scissors.

Slide survivor tells of 'wave' of mud hitting home

03/28/2014 12:11pm
The roar of the hillside collapsing was so loud that Robin Youngblood thought an airplane had crashed. But when she looked out the window of her mobile home, all she saw was a wall of mud racing across her beloved river valley toward her home.

Bail denied for alleged teen trafficker, drug dealer

03/28/2014 12:38pm
Bail has been denied and new charges filed against the man accused of dealing drugs and trafficking teenage boys in Utah.

Have You Seen This? Daily affirmations with Aussie construction workers

03/28/2014 1:15pm
Snickers Australia has released a commercial that flips the cat-calling construction worker stereotype on its head.

3 reasons 'Noah' misses the mark

03/28/2014 1:19pm
We're on the doorstep of the summer movie season and many have eyed the release of Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" as the first big film of the summer. While "Noah" is big, expensive and flashy, it totally misses the mark.

Decades-old oil spill found by hikers, BLM says

03/28/2014 3:14pm
Hikers found a decades-old oil spill in a side canyon that flows into the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, officials said.

Calif. man charged with abusing teen on flight to SLC

03/28/2014 4:03pm
A California man was charged this week with propositioning and sexually abusing a 15-year- old girl on a plane during a flight to Utah.

5 movies to watch on Netflix after the kids go to bed

03/28/2014 4:03pm
Here are five movies worth watching on Netflix this weekend after you get the little ones in bed.

State superintendent Menlove announces retirement

03/28/2014 4:06pm
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove announced Friday his retirement from the post he has held for a little more than one year.

Utah 'Mountain Man' set to take plea deal

03/28/2014 4:34pm
A wilderness fugitive accused of burglarizing remote cabins across Utah is scheduled to take a plea deal in early April on federal firearm charges.

Man missing after being released from ER, family says

03/28/2014 5:45pm
A 24-year-old man has been missing for more than a week after being released from the Jordan Valley Medical Center in West Jordan, family members say.

Woman killed in 11-car pileup on I-84, police say

03/28/2014 5:48pm
Police have identified the woman hit and killed by a semitrailer during a 14-vehicle pileup on I-84 Friday morning.

Wal-Mart evacuated after suspicious device found

03/28/2014 5:53pm
The Wal-Mart in Heber City was evacuated Friday after police found what they believed was a pipe bomb left in the bathroom by a Utah State Prison inmate.

UDOT to begin revamp of I-15 in south Davis County

03/28/2014 6:21pm
The Utah Department of Transportation is preparing to launch a major construction project on the I-15 freeway in south Davis County. The $117 million project will include significant roadway improvements from North Salt Lake to Farmington.

Former child soldier uses music to inspire

03/28/2014 6:45pm
Emmanuel Jal spent four years as a child soldier, trained to do horrendous things. Now, he calls himself an accidental musician.

Blind children find confidence, understanding at goalball tournament

03/28/2014 7:06pm
Kids with blindness and low vision have found confidence and understanding competing in the state's goalball tournament, which took place Friday at the Copperview Community Center in Sandy.

What experts are saying about working under the influence

03/28/2014 7:28pm
A collaborative study is being done by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) regarding workplace health and safety issues associated with impairment.

Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions

03/28/2014 8:15pm
Middle-school student says the federal government could cut printing costs with one decision.

Firefighters belt out ‘Let It Go’ to cheer up little girl stuck in elevator

03/28/2014 8:32pm
Rescue crews are often known for their strength, bravery and poise under pressure. But when a little girl got stuck in an elevator, a group of firemen turned to their extensive knowledge of Disney princess ballads to save the day.

BYU women's basketball set for Sweet 16 matchup

03/28/2014 8:52pm
The BYU women's basketball team made the most of its run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women's tournament, upsetting North Carolina State and Nebraska in Los Angeles. Now the team gets a crack at Connecticut.

Weary mudslide rescuers battle rain, exhaustion

03/28/2014 8:56pm
Weary rescuers pressed through rain and their own exhaustion Thursday, searching for more bodies and a perhaps a miracle atop the pile of filth and debris that laid waste to a Washington town and killed at least 25 people.

Pilot convicted of inappropriately touching teen girl on flight

03/28/2014 9:17pm
A Delta Connections pilot accused of inappropriately touching a 14- year-old girl during a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City was convicted Thursday in federal court.

Evans leads Pelicans over Jazz 102-95

03/28/2014 10:10pm
By necessity, the Pelicans keep heaping more responsibility in Tyreke Evans' lap — and he keeps coming through.

Enormous — but invisible — storage facilities take shape near Delta

03/28/2014 10:19pm
A highly unusual construction project near Delta is transforming a buried deposit of salt into an enormous underground storage facility for propane and butane.

BASE jumper's family celebrates his love for life

03/28/2014 10:30pm
The family of a well-known rock climber and BASE jumper who died in a wingsuit flying mishap at Zion National Park said his love of extreme sports extended his life, before it cut it short.

2 officers injured; 1 man dead in downtown shooting

03/28/2014 10:47pm
Two Salt Lake City police officers were involved in a shooting that took place in downtown Salt Lake early Friday morning.

Man arrested in connection to serial robberies, police say

03/28/2014 10:48pm
Police arrested Michael Alexander Bacon, a man who they believe is connected to five robberies in the Salt Lake Valley, Friday.