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Bystanders help free woman from car that rolled

05/15/2014 7:05am
A woman was critically injured when her vehicle rolled on I-80 in Tooele County. Bystanders and troopers flipped the car upright to free the woman.

Toddler expected to survive fall from 11-story window

05/15/2014 7:16am
A 15-month old boy who fell 11 stories from a Minneapolis high-rise is expected to survive.

Policy excludes input from west side, school board member claims

05/15/2014 7:54am
Salt Lake Board of Education member Michael Clara filed a complaint against the school district with the U.S. Department of Education alleging that the district violated policy by hiring school principals without input from parents.

Utah ranked No. 1 in charitable giving

05/15/2014 8:26am
Gallup surveyed at least 600 residents in each state, asking participants if they had donated money or volunteered time in the past month. Forty-eight percent of Utahns answered yes to both.

Outbreak in Ohio adds to 18-year high of measles cases in U.S.

05/15/2014 8:39am
Sixty-eight and counting. An outbreak of measles in Ohio has infected 68 people, adding to what is already an 18-year high of measles cases in the United States.

'Oil deals' in Nigeria part of Ponzi scheme, charges state

05/15/2014 8:50am
Charges were filed in an indictment Wednesday against a man authorities say solicited several people to invest in purported "oil deals" in Nigeria.

Officials break ground on Salt Lake City Hope Lodge

05/15/2014 9:07am
Ground was broken Wednesday on the newest American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Salt Lake City. The 63,000 square-foot facility is being constructed on land donated by the LDS Church.

Which Cougars will make their NFL team's roster?

05/15/2014 9:21am
With five Cougars having officially signed deals with NFL franchises, here is my breakdown of which players will make their respective teams' rosters.

Are teacher evaluations telling us what we need to know?

05/15/2014 9:32am
All the new education reform pressure attending the advent of Common Core places a heavy emphasis on teacher evaluations. But a new study questions whether our evaluation systems are telling us what we really need to know.

World's scariest, best water slides

05/15/2014 10:20am
Verrückt will become the world's tallest water slide when it opens in May in Kansas. Until then, here are some of the world's best water slides and features that make each one unique.

Idaho man charged with keeping woman as sex slave

05/15/2014 11:11am
A south-central Idaho man police say forcibly kept a woman as a sex slave for 18 months has been charged with first-degree kidnapping and rape.

SL Comic Con April event netted more than $1.8M, co-founder says

05/15/2014 11:14am
Salt Lake Comic Con is more than a three-day geek nirvana. It's a growing, profitable business endeavor.

New fashion trends limit technology use

05/15/2014 11:49am
Clothes that render your phone useless, and a pair of sunglasses that make the world look like it's been Instagram filtered — inventors are finding ways to make sure we get the benefits of a gadgetless existence.

US says Boko Haram now 'top priority'

05/15/2014 1:01pm
The State Department acknowledged Thursday it could have acted sooner to designate Nigeria's Boko Haram a foreign terrorist organization, even though the Nigerian government and many Africa experts opposed the move when it was first considered two years ago.

Have You Seen This? Cat rescues kid

05/15/2014 1:15pm
A cat truly saves the day when she stops a dog attacking a 4-year-old boy.

New Christian documentary, 'Irreplaceable,' to be released in Utah one day only

05/15/2014 1:33pm
The Christian advocacy group, Focus on the Family, is extending its release of a new pro-traditional family documentary titled "Irreplaceable" to two Utah theaters today only.

9th Circuit Court issues stay in Idaho gay marriage case

05/15/2014 2:41pm
Idaho officials pointed to "chaos" in Utah in getting a federal appeals court Thursday to delay a judge's ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Comic Con Film Festival taking submissions

05/15/2014 2:55pm
Whether action, adventure, mystery, comedy or documentary, the festival is looking for the best of Utah's geeky filmmakers to come showcase their stuff.

Father charged after allegedly shaking infant son

05/15/2014 4:40pm
A Lehi father has been charged with child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony, after allegedly shaking his 5- month-old son.

SLC ties for 30th in dog attacks on postal workers

05/15/2014 5:16pm
There were 11 incidents of dogs biting postal workers in Salt Lake City last year.

Iron County woman's death officially ruled a homicide by police

05/15/2014 5:39pm
Iron County sheriff's investigators said Thursday that the death of a woman whose body was found last week on the side of a dirt road south of Cedar City will be classified as a homicide.

Student charged with aggravated assault after alleged knife attack

05/15/2014 6:06pm
Prosecutors have filed charges against a Duchesne High School student accused of stabbing a classmate Wednesday.

Horse seriously injures 4-year-old in 'strictly accidental' incident

05/15/2014 6:17pm
A 4-year-old girl was seriously injured Thursday in a horseback riding accident in Uintah County, authorities said.

USU in-state tuition named cheapest in West

05/15/2014 7:15pm
Compared with similar universities in Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Iowa and Texas — among other states — the 4-year school gives students the best education for the lowest cost.

Family password helped Ogden boys foil attempted kidnapping, police say

05/15/2014 7:23pm
Two boy scouts were approached for a ride home by a man who told them their parents had asked him to drive them home Wednesday night. Thanks to a family password, the boys knew the man was lying.

Aaron Hernandez charged in 2 more shooting deaths

05/15/2014 7:30pm
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez ambushed and gunned down two men after a chance encounter inside a nightclub nearly two years ago, prosecutors said Thursday in an indictment that places the gun in his hands weeks before he signed a five-year, $40 million contract and went on to catch 51 passes and score five touchdowns during the 2012 NFL season.

Books that will make you smarter, popular and better-looking

05/15/2014 7:31pm
Books can definitely make you smarter. And with those smarts, you could be more popular. And with popularity, everyone will think you are better-looking. But even if that doesn't exactly pan out, at the very least, these books will make you smarter.

Gunmen dressed as police invade home, assault resident

05/15/2014 7:39pm
Police are looking for two gunmen who dressed as police and forced their way into a Sandy home Thursday.

Plea deal reached in neighborhood watch shooting

05/15/2014 7:42pm
A Bluffdale man whose conviction for attempted murder was thrown out has quietly reached a deal with prosecutors over a 2009 shooting that paralyzed his neighbor.

South Jordan woman fights cancer with new alternatives

05/15/2014 7:53pm
A South Jordan woman is hoping to defeat cancer in nontraditional ways, including a focus on nutrition and pain relief using a newly FDA- approved procedure.

Sept. 11 museum opens to relatives and survivors

05/15/2014 7:54pm
Victims' friends and relatives, rescue workers and survivors of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack descended on the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum, which was dedicated Thursday by President Barack Obama as a symbol that says of America: "Nothing can ever break us."

Museum of Natural Curiosity now open

05/15/2014 8:22pm
Kids have a new place to learn science, arts and culture through 400 interactive activities. The new Museum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point opened its doors Thursday.

Roommates buy lumpy used couch, find $40K in cash

05/15/2014 8:31pm
For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40,000 in cash that had three young roommates raising a ruckus.

Do boys make good babysitters?

05/15/2014 8:48pm
Many parents hesitate to hire male babysitters. Is this gender bias a prejudice, or simply smart parenting? Here are some possible benefits to hiring outside of the box.

7 things to do in and around St. George, Utah

05/15/2014 9:00pm
Looking for the perfect getaway spot? Try St. George, Utah's very own desert oasis.

8-year-old girl takes the wheel in emergency

05/15/2014 9:29pm
An 8-year-old Kansas girl heroically grabbed the steering wheel and drove the family's SUV when her mother fell unconscious on their highway ride to school.

New bike sensors trigger traffic lights in So. Utah

05/15/2014 9:39pm
New bicycle symbols and radar sensors were installed on roads in Southern Utah by UDOT to let bicyclists trigger traffic signals.

Flare-up keeps San Diego fire situation tenuous

05/15/2014 10:01pm
Firefighters aided by calmer winds made progress Thursday against a series of wildfires burning across San Diego County, and authorities collected clues and solicited the public's help to determine what caused so many blazes to occur simultaneously.

Utah's Red Cross and firefighters push fire preparation

05/15/2014 10:32pm
The Red Cross and Salt Lake City Fire Department urge all of us to check our preparedness for wildfires and the possibility of evacuations, because Utah's wildfire season could flare up in the weeks ahead as fuels dry out.

Scammers call home of BBB of Utah's boss

05/15/2014 10:41pm
Those behind a "tech support" scam that has recently surfaced in over a dozen states called the wrong home Wednesday night — that of the president of the Better Business Bureau of Utah.

Davis transferring from Utah State to BYU

05/15/2014 10:43pm
A Utah State starter for almost all of the 2013-14 season, forward Kyle Davis has announced plans to transfer to BYU, where he will be eligible to play starting in 2015-16.