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Utah ranks as 11th safest state nationwide, website says

06/17/2014 6:48am
In an analysis of the safest states to live in, Utah is No. 11, according to the WalletHub personal finance website.

Vehicle fleeing police crashes, driver arrested

06/17/2014 7:07am
Road spikes and patience gave police the upper hand when pursuing a stolen car in Midvale.

Caffeine has negative effect on older teen boys

06/17/2014 7:40am
A new study indicates boys may have a more negative reaction to caffeine than girls after puberty.

2 Utah sisters receive ‘rare’ lifesaving award

06/17/2014 8:00am
Two sisters recently received the bronze cross lifesaving award from the Girl Scouts. It is only the second time the award has been given in Utah in more than 90 years.

Teen creates app to keep visitors safe at Lake Powell

06/17/2014 8:59am
A Utah teenager has created an app that could provide a safer experience for the 3 million people who visit Lake Powell each year.

Zion trail closures begin; will allow for repairs

06/17/2014 9:51am
The National Park Service has started part-time closures on popular Zion National Park trails as they work to improve the paths.

Utah workers seek to set largest safety demonstration record

06/17/2014 10:15am
Senator Karen Mayne is encouraging all employers and workers to join her at the State Capitol to set a Utah record for the state's largest safety demonstration.

Boy finds mummified body hanging in Dayton, Ohio, home

06/17/2014 10:32am
In an empty, dusty house, a boy stumbled upon a classic horror movie scenario this week: A mummified corpse hanging by the neck from a rope.

FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

06/17/2014 10:41am
Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.

3 accused of robbing pharmacies in Utah, Idaho

06/17/2014 10:57am
Three people, including a father and son, have been arrested in connection with pharmacy robberies in Utah and Idaho.

Machu Picchu named 'world's top landmark' by TripAdvisor

06/17/2014 11:02am
Ever been to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania? How about the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia? If not, you're missing out on two of the world's top 10 landmarks according to TripAdvisor.

Pentagon: Benghazi suspect in US custody

06/17/2014 11:19am
A Libyan militant who is suspected in the Benghazi attack is now in U.S. custody. That announcement from the Pentagon marks the first time the U.S. has apprehended one of the people who allegedly carried out that attack -- which killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

4 tips to prevent ATV fatalities throughout Utah

06/17/2014 11:59am
ATVs are the leading cause of Off-Highway Vehicle fatalities and officials are working to decrease the number of deaths with a few tips for riders.

App scans friends for sex offenders

06/17/2014 12:35pm
An app is aiming to make social networks safer by allowing users to scan their friends and friend requests for registered sex offenders.

Court: $1.8M house built on park must be removed

06/17/2014 12:41pm
A developer who mistakenly built a $1.8 million waterfront house on parkland has been ordered to remove it.

Have You Seen This? Brazil comes alive

06/17/2014 1:28pm
A neighborhood in Sao Paulo seems abandoned — until the Brazilian soccer team scores its first goal.

Road trip movies for your family

06/17/2014 2:12pm
With school out for the summer, families across the nation are heading out on family vacations. Here are four family friendly road trip movies to prepare you for the journey.

How do I get my man to the doctor?

06/17/2014 2:15pm
Just because men often don't like visiting the doctor doesn't mean they shouldn't. Here's how you can get your man to the doctor if you think he needs a visit.

Provo falls to Duluth, Minn., in 'best place to live' contest

06/17/2014 3:01pm
In a close voting battle of being crowned as the "Best Place to Live in America," Provo lost to Duluth, Minnesota, in the final round.

User photos: This week in news

06/17/2014 3:28pm
Some of this week's user photos include: fires of all kinds - house, field and car - wind damage and firefighters rescuing ducklings from a storm drain.

Police: Bicyclist who ran red light found with meth

06/17/2014 3:38pm
A man who police say ran a red light while riding a bicycle was arrested for investigation of drug possession.

2 children remain hospitalized from Orem cannon accident

06/17/2014 4:36pm
One of the children injured in a weekend cannon accident during Orem's Summerfest Grand Parade has been released from the hospital.

Chronic stress can hurt your memory

06/17/2014 5:11pm
There's nothing like stress to make your memory go a little spotty. A 2010 study found that chronic stress reduces spatial memory: the memory that helps you recall locations and relate objects.

Alleged voyeur may have more victims, Logan police say

06/17/2014 6:04pm
A suspected voyeur was arrested Saturday at Logan's Summerfest Arts Faire.

Trailer filled with $8K of jewelry stolen

06/17/2014 6:21pm
A woman who sells inexpensive jewelry for a living is missing about $8,000 of inventory and a trailer after the trailer went missing overnight Sunday.

Police identify mother, son in apparent murder-suicide

06/17/2014 6:40pm
Police on Tuesday said they still had not determined a motive for the apparent murder-suicide of a woman and her adult son.

Police seek man who robbed gas station with a gun

06/17/2014 6:50pm
Police are asking for help to identify a man who confronted a clerk at a gas station with a gun and demanded money.

Woman with fake mustache robs bank, police say

06/17/2014 7:12pm
A woman wearing a fake handlebar mustache robbed a Zions Bank Tuesday, police said.

Tooele mom pleads guilty in overdose death of toddler

06/17/2014 7:24pm
A Tooele woman whose 2-year-old son died after drinking methadone from a sippy cup pleaded guilty to child abuse homicide Tuesday.

Triathlete to take on relay teams alone

06/17/2014 7:31pm
In August, while hundreds of Doxa Threelay triathletes compete in teams of six or twelve, one athlete will take them all on — by himself. And he 's so confident, he's offered a reward for any team who can beat him.

Man found dead in tent identified

06/17/2014 7:40pm
Police found the body of Lew Kyle Bryant, 63, in a small tent in Diamond Fork Canyon.

LDS Family Services changing its role in adoptions

06/17/2014 7:55pm
LDS Family Services will no longer operate a full-scale adoption agency, instead shifting all of its adoption-related resources to counseling for birth parents and prospective adoptive parents.

5 essentials to keep a man's mental health in check

06/17/2014 8:04pm
Depression is an emotional disturbance that affects a person's whole body and overall health. Poor mental health is listed among the leading causes of death in men. Here are five essentials to keep a man's health in check.

Cougar discovered in American Fork garage

06/17/2014 8:14pm
An American Fork family got quite a shock after discovering a cougar in their garage Tuesday afternoon.

Tornadoes flatten tiny rural Nebraska town; 2 dead

06/17/2014 8:21pm
As two giant tornadoes bore down on this tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, Trey Wisniewski heard the storm sirens, glanced out at the blackening sky and rushed with his wife into their basement.

Utah woman, former Disney artist create children's book

06/17/2014 8:31pm
A Utah blogger and a former Disney illustrator collaborated to create a children's book that teaches children morals.

World Cup fever spreading across Utah

06/17/2014 8:52pm
Even before the U.S. soccer team won its World Cup game Monday night, FIFA fever hit Utah. attacked, down for several hours

06/17/2014 9:17pm has experienced outages and site failures after being attacked Monday.

Officials prepare for Rainbow Family Gathering near Heber

06/17/2014 9:30pm
The annual Rainbow Family Gathering is being held in the Uinta- Wasatch-Cache National Forest, just east of Heber City.

US focus shifts away from airstrikes in Iraq

06/17/2014 9:51pm
President Barack Obama is not expected to approve imminent airstrikes in Iraq, in part because there are few clear targets that could blunt a fast-moving Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Police name new Public Enemy No. 1

06/17/2014 9:52pm
The Metro Gang Unit is in search of its new Public Enemy No. 1

2 SL County gas stations robbed within 10 minutes

06/17/2014 10:14pm
Police are searching for a person who robbed two Conoco gas stations within 10 minutes of each other Tuesday night.

Unexpected June snowfall surprises Utahns

06/17/2014 10:20pm
Residents around the state made last-minute adjustments as weather forecasts turned from clear skies and warm weather to ominous clouds that included valley rain and mountain snow.

Dash-cam documents 125 mph pursuit, threats to officers

06/17/2014 10:38pm
A 19-year-old man threatened to track down and kill troopers, hurt their families and blow up the troopers' police station, according to Utah Highway Patrol dash-cam video exclusively obtained by KSL.