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Boy on bike collides with truck

05/28/2014 6:49am
A 9-year-old Santaquin boy was hospitalized Tuesday after he was hit by a truck.

Las Vegas company sues ex-business partner, USU

05/28/2014 7:19am
A Las Vegas company that partnered with Utah State University four years ago on a multimillion-dollar project to develop a satellite-based weather system is accusing the university of conspiring with an outside investor to drive the company out of business.

Lawmakers renew push to get every student a learning device

05/28/2014 7:40am
Utah lawmakers intend to make another run at placing a personal learning device in the hands of every student in the state.

Possible attempted kidnapping reported in Sanpete County

05/28/2014 7:46am
A woman said she was walking down a street in Mayfield Monday night when a car stopped next to her. The driver jumped out and pulled a gun, she said.

Community events serving alcohol will face greater scrutiny, commission says

05/28/2014 8:51am
Community events that offer alcohol such as Snowbird's annual Oktoberfest will face tighter scrutiny from the state liquor commission in the future.

Making money as an inventor isn't easy, experts say

05/28/2014 9:29am
Making money as an inventor can be very difficult. Few ideas will make money for their creators, but the right idea does have the potential to be profitable. Chances are, you will need help to turn that potential into reality.

How digital screens are changing the way we read

05/28/2014 9:53am
As a generation grows up glued to a screen, how will this change the way people read?

Adult mentors critical to at-risk teen students, study shows

05/28/2014 9:59am
Recent studies are shedding more light on how important it is for teens to have adult mentors in school. Researchers say a lack of mentors is a big factor in why many students drop out of school.

5 key strategies to extreme weight loss

05/28/2014 10:37am
You see it on TV all the time: People losing hundreds of pounds, going from couch potatoes to athletes, transforming themselves into different (and happier) human beings.

4 secrets to improve your backyard barbecue

05/28/2014 10:50am
America loves the taste of classic barbecue. Here are some tips to get some of that flavor into your own backyard barbecues, no matter what kind of grill you have.

Month-out draft projections for NBA teams

05/28/2014 11:06am
The NBA draft is officially less than a month away and every team now knows where it will draft this year, pending trades. In the first round of the draft the Jazz will select No. 5 and No. 23. And there is not a consensus for either pick in the various mock drafts out there.

Tips to understanding Social Security benefits for spouses

05/28/2014 11:12am
Many people are unaware that they may be eligible for spousal benefits through Social Security. Essentially, a spousal benefit means someone can receive a monthly Social Security payment based on the work record of a qualifying spouse.

Logan officer seeks dismissal of weapons charge

05/28/2014 11:31am
A Logan police officer facing jail time on a weapons charge is asking a judge to dismiss the case.

Police searching for downtown gas station robber

05/28/2014 11:44am
Police are looking for the man who robbed a Smith's gas station in Salt Lake City Tuesday night.

110 crashes, 1 fatal, reported during holiday weekend

05/28/2014 11:57am
The number of fatal crashes over the Memorial Day weekend in Utah was down from last year, according to Utah Highway Patrol statistics.

Scam threatening 'many people' with arrest spreads, police say

05/28/2014 12:07pm
Police in St. George are warning residents of a scam where people call to demand payment for an outstanding warrant for their arrest.

Have You Seen This? Making friends at the French Open

05/28/2014 1:16pm
The crowd and world watch as the world's No. 2 tennis player adorably makes friends with a ball boy during a rain delay at this year's French Open.

Quiz: Are you smarter than a 4th grader?

05/28/2014 1:26pm
Each year thousands of fourth grade students across the state learn about Utah's history and geography. Take this quiz to prove once and for all that you are actually smarter than a fourth grader.

10 things successful people do every day

05/28/2014 2:00pm
There are daily tasks each of us can do now to be successful in our own personal lives. Here are some of the things successful people do every day.

4 TV and movie families that don't resemble the Cleavers

05/28/2014 2:06pm
In the 1950s, "Leave it to Beaver" was one of the most popular shows on TV and represented the ideal American family. Here are four TV or movie families who hardly resemble the Cleavers but were healthy and loving.

Ride-sharing accidents could leave you with staggering bills, experts warn

05/28/2014 2:36pm
Before you join up with the quickly growing ride-sharing business in Utah, make sure there's not a gap in your car insurance policy, or you could be left footing the bills in case of an accident.

'It gave me something to live for,' woman says of training for Paralympics

05/28/2014 2:41pm
After a terrible accident, a Utah woman has found a new passion in life and hopes to use it to compete in the 2016 Paralympics.

Anonymous 'HiddenCash' creates social media frenzy

05/28/2014 5:24pm
Someone is dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco — and causing an international frenzy on social media.

SLC ready to host 2022 Winter Olympics if asked

05/28/2014 6:06pm
With the race for the 2022 Winter Games growing increasingly unstable, could Salt Lake City be asked to host the Olympics for a second time in 20 years?

County mayor asks employees to participate in diversity training

05/28/2014 6:29pm
Salt Lake County has launched a nondiscrimination awareness campaign, which includes diversity training for all employees of Salt Lake County and posting signs at the entrances of county facilities that state the county celebrates diversity.

Officers attend DUI conference after 56 arrests over holiday weekend

05/28/2014 6:31pm
Police officers attended a statewide DUI conference Wednesday to learn the latest technology and practices for cracking down on impaired drivers.

Man who claimed to be US marshal, police officer pleads guilty

05/28/2014 6:32pm
Jeremy Taulborg, who claimed to be a Park City police officer and an Army Special Forces sergeant, has pleaded guilty to charges of communications fraud and theft.

Maya Angelou, celebrated poet and author, dies

05/28/2014 6:39pm
Maya Angelou's story awed millions. A childhood victim of rape, she broke through silence and shame to tell her tale in one of the most widely read memoirs of the 20th century. A black woman born into poverty and segregation, she recited the most popular presidential inaugural poem in history.

Ex-bus driver makes 1st court appearance on sex abuse charges

05/28/2014 6:39pm
A former school bus driver for the Canyons District accused of abusing a 5-year-old disabled girl made his initial appearance in court Wednesday.

Shot fired at Smithfield police officer's home

05/28/2014 6:47pm
A police officer on the porch of his Smithfield home was fired upon by an unknown gunman Sunday night.

Woman accused of killing husband to stand trial for murder

05/28/2014 7:03pm
A West Valley woman accused of stabbing and killing her husband while he was holding their baby during a Labor Day barbecue was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for murder.

Wednesday's Child: Jesus

05/28/2014 7:17pm
Jesus is a 13-year-old who loves soccer, the outdoors and animals, and he's looking for his forever home in this edition of Wednesday's Child.

St. George man quenching the world's thirst 1 hydration pack at a time

05/28/2014 7:32pm
Utahn Bryce Thatcher has spent years as an endurance athlete, determined to design quality hydration packs. With many of his designs being used by companies such as Nathan Sports, Thatcher started his recent company, UltrAspire, with the athlete in mind.

Development taking shape on old Geneva Steel site

05/28/2014 8:05pm
Developers are moving fast with a variety of projects on the old Geneva Steel property in Utah County.

Edward Snowden 'was trained as a spy,' he tells NBC

05/28/2014 8:20pm
A low-level systems administrator? Or a highly trained spy? Edward Snowden sought to bolster his credentials during an interview with NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams.

'Brainy Bunch' family puts 7 kids in college — all by age 12

05/28/2014 8:49pm
Do your kids need to be geniuses to get into college by age 12? Not really, says one Alabama mom of ten who says her homeschooling method is how she got seven of her kids into college by age 12 and says it can work for you, too.

Decision to overturn WVC officer demotion to be appealed

05/28/2014 9:01pm
West Valley City officials announced Wednesday that they will appeal a decision overturning the demotion of a former police lieutenant who oversaw the department's troubled drug unit.

Kidnapped newborn found 'thanks to Facebook'

05/28/2014 9:17pm
A newborn allegedly kidnapped from a Canadian hospital was found "thanks to Facebook," the infant's mother said.

Sen. Hatch: Same-sex marriage inevitable, religious rights eroding

05/28/2014 9:44pm
Sen. Orrin Hatch said Wednesday that same-sex marriage seems inevitable as courts across the country rule against states that ban the practice. At the same time, the seven-term Republican senator said religious rights in America are being eroded.

Rain drives oil from leak into Green River

05/28/2014 10:17pm
A mixture of oil and water washed into the Green River after a weekend spring storm. Subsequent containment measures worked during another storm, but environmentalists are upset that any amount of oil went into the river due to a well failure.

Documentary raises awareness for veterans’ charity

05/28/2014 10:50pm
The nonprofit organization Honor Flight works to honor veterans by sending them to the District of Columbia to visit war memorials. A documentary about the charity was shown in Farmington Wednesday to help raise awareness about the program.