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Utah home to 2 of top 5 fastest growing U.S. cities

05/23/2014 6:59am
Two cities in Utah had the largest population increase by percentage in the U.S.

Tennessee brings back electric chair

05/23/2014 7:06am
Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair.

New push for states to share birth father registries

05/23/2014 7:28am
A Utah lawmaker is taking another turn at getting other states to share information regarding the interests of biological fathers in adoption proceedings.

Car hits trees in rollover accident

05/23/2014 8:16am
Speed may have been a factor in a crash that sent a car into trees and caused it to roll, police said.

School year ends but reading effort continues

05/23/2014 8:57am
Chopper 5 celebrated reading accomplishments with a school that worked all year to earn the visit. As the school year winds down, thousands of tutors say goodbye to their students, but look ahead to return this fall.

Which factors really affect your car insurance rates?

05/23/2014 9:18am
Americans are confused about what insurers take into account when setting their auto insurance premiums, according to a new study.

Schools seek help enforcing cellphone rules

05/23/2014 9:54am
While schools are doing their best to try to keep students' cellphones from becoming a problem in class, they say they can't do it alone.

Why you should wear sunglasses

05/23/2014 10:00am
Discussing the long term effects UV light can have on your eyes, how the conditions caused can be treated, and how to protect your eyes from damage.

Source: Shelly Sterling to negotiate voluntary sale of L.A. Clippers

05/23/2014 10:02am
Shelly Sterling, wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling, is negotiating the sale of the Clippers with the NBA, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Bees, Angels extension good for all parties

05/23/2014 10:08am
The Salt Lake Bees are a perfect partner for the Los Angeles Angels for various reasons.

'Closest I've come to heaven' says special needs prom attendee

05/23/2014 10:26am
Songs by Katy Perry and One Direction were huge hits Thursday at a special needs prom for adults with developmental disabilities in Orem.

Distracted driving accident injures 6, police say

05/23/2014 10:44am
South Salt Lake police say two toddlers were among those injured when a woman reaching for her cell phone caused a crash.

2 men flee after car crashes into truck

05/23/2014 11:10am
Police arrested an 18-year-old man and searched for another person after attempted beer thefts and a car crash.

5 common mistakes made by novice anglers

05/23/2014 11:21am
If they don't have an experienced friend to show them the ropes, catching fish can be a challenge for would-be fishermen. By avoiding these five common mistakes, they can shorten the learning curve and increase their chances for catching fish.

Tooele County pool reopens due to agreement with EnergySolutions

05/23/2014 12:18pm
Tooele County reopens pool this weekend after over a year of closure.

'World's ugliest woman' pursues anti-bullying film

05/23/2014 12:51pm
In December 2013, she inspired millions with her TED Talk. Now Lizzie Velasquez, once called "the world's ugliest woman," hopes to reach an even-wider audience through an anti-bullying documentary about her story.

Jury convicts Salt Lake man of murdering girlfriend

05/23/2014 1:01pm
It took three years to get to trial, but a jury took less than four hours on Thursday to convict a man of murdering his girlfriend in 2011.

Have You Seen This? Snake massage

05/23/2014 1:15pm
Tourists are opting to have four giant burmese pythons placed directly on them for a "massage."

Missionary dies after car accident

05/23/2014 1:25pm
A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Honduras died Thursday, a church spokesman said.

3 reasons why 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is the best X-Men movie yet

05/23/2014 2:02pm
Here are three reasons why "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is the best X- Men movie yet.

Krystkowiak to coach Pac-12 All-Star team through China

05/23/2014 2:10pm
Utah Utes basketball head coach Larry Krystkowiak will lead a team of Pac-12 All Stars on a tour of China, the conference announced Friday.

Terrifying video shows kids electrocuted by pool; parents warn of danger

05/23/2014 2:21pm
If swimming is in your plans this Memorial Day, make sure the pool has been thoroughly checked for any potentially dangerous problems. Four kids from Miami were shocked by electricity, and another died in the past month while swimming due to faulty wiring.

Driver charged with human smuggling in deadly I-70 crash

05/23/2014 3:29pm
Prosecutors in Grand County have filed human smuggling charges against a California man in connection with a crash on I-70 that killed four people and injured four others.

Paramedic finds his own trailer at the scene of a crash

05/23/2014 4:46pm
When West Valley firefighter Alek House was called to respond to a rollover in Salt Lake City on Friday, the last thing he expected to see was his own trailer involved in the crash.

BYU-Idaho enrollment down for spring semester

05/23/2014 6:04pm
Brigham Young University-Idaho enrollment dropped 7.7 percent this spring compared to last spring, and school officials say the decline is due to a lower minimum age for Mormon missionaries as prospective students choose that route.

Man stabs neighbor with screwdriver in fight about dog, police say

05/23/2014 6:15pm
A fight was sparked when a man accused his neighbor of stealing his dog.

'100 Deadliest Days' on Utah's roads begins Memorial Day weekend

05/23/2014 6:16pm
Memorial Day traffic started to pick up Friday afternoon, and it's only going to get worse. State officials warn drivers to be safe as this weekend kicks off the 100 deadliest days on Utah's roads and say they usually see a huge jump in traffic.

Leaking oil well spill near Green River contained

05/23/2014 6:36pm
State and federal regulators are trying to determine what caused a valve to fail on an oil well near Green River, allowing water tainted with hydrocarbons to run into a dry wash.

1300 South will remain closed for days after streets flood

05/23/2014 7:01pm
Officials expect 1300 South to remain closed for several days after a broken water main flooded streets and shut down freeway ramps Friday.

Memorial service honors U.'s body donors

05/23/2014 7:07pm
Memorial services were held Friday in honor of 187 individuals who donated their bodies to the University of Utah for medical education over the past year.

New plans considered for Utah State Fairpark

05/23/2014 7:18pm
A Utah legislative interim committee heard from state auditors and a land-use planning firm Wednesday about past and possible future uses for the Utah State Fairpark.

High school senior hand paints prom dress

05/23/2014 7:28pm
Julia Reidhead, a high school senior from Mesa, Arizona, hand-painted her prom dress to look like Van Gogh's "Starry Night."

Revolutionary procedure gives baby gift of sound

05/23/2014 8:03pm
Revolutionary procedure allows profoundly deaf infant to hear for the first time.

Fact or fiction: 25 bizarre tips for inducing labor

05/23/2014 8:27pm
As soon as my wife's baby bump was visible, people began giving unsolicited pregnancy advice. While some of the suggestions were a bit much, the labor-inducing tips were fascinating. Here's a list of the 25 most interesting things we heard.

Bus driver charges prompt districts to review camera policies

05/23/2014 8:51pm
Sexual abuse charges against a former Canyons School District bus driver are pushing school districts to take a closer look at their policies.

Utah man photobombed by Justin Bieber

05/23/2014 9:13pm
Recently a Utah man was traveling, and taking a quick nap in a hotel chair. Justin Bieber then photobombed him, and sent it out to his millions of Twitter and Instagram followers.

Orem couple helped by 'guardian angel' and her daughter

05/23/2014 9:41pm
An Orem couple plans to 'pay it forward' after receiving unlikely help from a "guardian angel" with plenty of medical maladies of her own.

LoJack tech helps West Jordan police find stolen property

05/23/2014 10:08pm
The West Jordan Police Department recently outfitted several of its patrol cars with LoJack technology, and it helped officers make a big arrest where they recovered more than $20,000 worth of stolen property.

Former Mormon branch president acquitted of sex abuse

05/23/2014 10:33pm
A Sandy man accused of sexually abusing a mother and her daughter and biting the woman's son in a sexual assault in their home, was found not guilty by a jury on Friday.

Unused items from SLC's police and fire museum have stories of their own

05/23/2014 10:36pm
In a locked room in Salt Lake City's new public safety building, there are plenty of items that didn't make it into the lobby's new police and fire museum.