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Ex-BYU, UVU professor charged with sex abuse

04/30/2014 7:18am
A former adjunct professor at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Swine shown at fairs must be slaughtered, emergency order says

04/30/2014 8:19am
Hoping to stop the spread of a deadly virus to Utah's swine population, the state veterinarian's office issued an emergency order Tuesday declaring that swine must be slaughtered if they are shown at livestock events or fairs.

Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in cold case homicide

04/30/2014 8:53am
Wasatch County prosecutors have announced they will not seek the death penalty for Joseph Michael Simpson, the convicted killer who is charged with aggravated murder in connection with the 1995 beating death of Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch.

NAACP launches investigation into fatal stabbing

04/30/2014 9:04am
The local Chapter of the NAACP has launched its own investigation into the stabbing death of a Tooele County teen.

OMG: Is profanity losing its punch?

04/30/2014 9:08am
Experts say people swear for impact, but the widespread use of strong language may in fact lessen that impact.

What you should know about debt collectors

04/30/2014 9:33am
It's something most people dread: a call from the bill collector. Even if you've fallen behind on payments, debt collection agencies must follow laws and rules, and you do have rights, as a Utah resident discovered.

Why did it take so long to punish Sterling?

04/30/2014 9:42am
For years, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was known to have questionable behavior toward minorities. While it took too long to go after him, the NBA finally got it right with the decision to fine and suspend him after his recent incident.

Actor Bob Hoskins dead at 71

04/30/2014 9:54am
The British actor Bob Hoskins is dead at age 71.

High court tosses one charge, upholds others in teen's murder

04/30/2014 10:15am
Cody Lynn Nielsen, who is serving life in prison without parole for murdering a 15-year- old Hyrum girl, will remain there for his natural life, but the Utah Supreme Court reversed and removed an additional aggravated kidnapping conviction Tuesday.

Students sharing prescription drugs hospitalized

04/30/2014 10:57am
Five southwest Idaho students became ill and two had to be transported by ambulance to a hospital after a student shared prescription medication.

Ex-Montana teacher to be re-sentenced in rape case

04/30/2014 11:44am
The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a one-month sentence that was widely condemned as too lenient for a former high school teacher convicted of raping a 14-year- old student.

Woman with terminal illness crowned 'honorary prom queen'

04/30/2014 11:52am
For one young woman with a terminal illness, attending her high school prom was something she never thought she'd be able to do. On the evening of April 20, she proved herself wrong.

Pentagon to destroy $1B in ammunition, report says

04/30/2014 12:17pm
The Pentagon is set to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition, according to a report obtained by USA Today.

2 injured in Department of Agriculture helicopter crash

04/30/2014 12:34pm
Two were hospitalized after a Department of Agriculture helicopter crash in Garfield County Tuesday afternoon.

Tips, refinancing options for homeowners with large amounts of debt

04/30/2014 12:54pm
Having trouble refinancing your home due to credit card debt? Local company offers strategies to help homeowners qualify under the new qualified mortgage criteria.

Have You Seen This? Tiny hamsters eating tiny burritos

04/30/2014 1:15pm
There comes a time in everyone's life when it becomes necessary to view a video of a tiny hamster eating tiny burritos.

'InTEXTication' - Startling facts about distracted driving

04/30/2014 2:01pm
Distracted drivers are everywhere. Although you may think you're the exception and still safe, these facts might convince you otherwise.

Quiz: Are you a 'true' Utahn?

04/30/2014 2:03pm
Whether your family has lived in Utah for generations, or you just moved here last year, there are some experiences every Utahn should have. Find out how you rank in this quiz of the essential Utah experiences.

Provo to host 5th Rooftop Concert Series

04/30/2014 2:29pm
Celebrating its fifth year of rocking the rooftop, the famed Provo Rooftop Concert Series is back. This season, there's a killer lineup of rock, pop, blues and rap.

Man faces charges related to highway standoff

04/30/2014 3:01pm
A man suspected in a Louisiana killing faces charges in Utah after police say he held a toddler hostage in a car on a southern Utah highway.

SLCPD giving away 400 gun locks to promote gun safety

04/30/2014 5:24pm
The Salt Lake City Police Department is giving away 400 gun locks in an effort to promote gun safety.

Local man makes Spider-Man parkour video

04/30/2014 6:46pm
The latest Spiderman movie hits theaters on Friday, but some Utah filmmakers created a Spiderman clip of their own.

Charges filed against men involved in Stansbury Park stabbing

04/30/2014 6:48pm
Charges were filed Wednesday against two men who police say were involved in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old Stansbury High student.

Demolition of Bruce Field first step to new multipurpose field

04/30/2014 6:49pm
Heavy equipment was brought in Wednesday to begin the demolition of the dilapidated park and bring new life to what was once Bruce Field.

Car hit by TRAX causes delays in downtown SLC

04/30/2014 6:50pm
An accident involving a car and a TRAX train caused delays in downtown Salt Lake City Wednesday afternoon.

Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Fla., Ala.

04/30/2014 7:02pm
People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

Moab man pleads not guilty to stealing dinosaur footprint

04/30/2014 7:05pm
A Moab man accused of stealing and destroying a fossilized dinosaur footprint from BLM- administered lands in Grand County made his first appearance in federal court Wednesday.

Kaysville pursues 102 percent city property tax hike for 'critical needs'

04/30/2014 7:19pm
Kaysville city officials are calling a new police station, currently under construction, one of the city's "critical needs" as it considers a large property tax increase.

How Instagram, Facebook, texting can make you a better spouse, parent

04/30/2014 7:32pm
In our increasingly digital world, it's important not to let outside connections distract us from the relationships that matter most. Here are three tips for engaging technology in the quest to be a good friend, partner and parent.

Drinking water won't be affected by oil from crash, officials say

04/30/2014 7:48pm
A tanker crash caused 4,500 gallons of crude oil to wash over I-80 up Parleys Canyon, leading to questions about how crude oil is best transported in a safe manner. Utah has a rough history with pipelines as well, even as a new one is proposed.

Wednesday's Child: Tommy

04/30/2014 7:56pm
For the hundreds of children in the Utah foster care system, adoption can't come soon enough. This week's Wednesday's Child has been waiting for a permanent home for 12 years.

Police search for 14-year-old boy near This Is the Place

04/30/2014 8:19pm
Police officers are asking for the public's help in finding a 14-year-old boy who went missing from This Is the Place Heritage Park. They're especially concerned for his safety because he has autism and is attracted to traffic, police said.

Mother and daughter artist collaboration leads to book project

04/30/2014 8:36pm
A simple afternoon of art between a mother and an daughter has led the two on a creative journey into the world of book publishing.

Police arrest 3 after vehicle and foot chase

04/30/2014 8:37pm
Police arrest three people after a vehicle and foot chase Wednesday morning.

Utah housing market back to pre-recession levels, experts say

04/30/2014 8:53pm
Salt Lake County's home sales have dropped 4 percent at the same time home prices are going up, rebounding to the same levels they were before the recession, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors.

Toronto mayor says he'll seek help

04/30/2014 9:30pm
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

Fire cuts electricity to thousands of Murray Power customers

04/30/2014 10:29pm
A fire near Fashion Place Mall Monday evening caused a large power outage in Murray. Over 5,000 customers were without electricity for a couple of hours, officials said.

Santaquin residents worried by pushy door-to-door salespeople

04/30/2014 10:31pm
Police received several complaints of a pushy door-to-door saleswoman who was reportedly physically aggressive in a Santaquin neighborhood.

Wildfire managers worried drones could hurt firefighting efforts

04/30/2014 10:55pm
Wildfire managers in Utah think the state is in for another long fire season, and they're concerned about a relatively new hobby that could make fighting fires a bit more difficult.

Pregnant woman struggles to get help after violent carjacking

04/30/2014 10:55pm
The suspects accused in the deadly shooting of Sgt. Cory Wride, also allegedly carjacked a woman and child at gunpoint. There is a state fund to help victims of crime, but it can't help her with what she needs most.

10-year-old girl hit by school bus, hospitalized in critical condition

04/30/2014 11:59pm
A 10-year-old girl was hospitalized in extremely critical condition Wednesday after being hit by a bus on her way home from school.