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Utah soldiers to bring Pioneer Day celebration to Afghanistan

07/24/2014 7:44am
There will be a little Utah culture in the Middle East for Pioneer Day. A couple of Utah Army National guardsmen are making sure they share a bit of the holiday with the soldiers serving near Khandahar, Afghanistan.

Teen pilot killed at sea in quest to set world record

07/24/2014 8:48am
An American teenager is dead and his father is missing after their plane crashed into the ocean off American Samoa on Tuesday night.

New 'supper club' restaurant to open at Gateway

07/24/2014 9:49am
The managers of The Gateway have announced an new restaurant will be opening next month. Retail Properties of America Inc. said Wednesday that a new "supper club" restaurant concept, DOPO, will begin serving customers in a few weeks.

Ask a Chef: All things cherry

07/24/2014 10:06am
Cherry this and cherry that — this week's Ask a Chef arms you with new recipes involving the delicious fruit.

Young cowboys relish life on Lehi ranch

07/24/2014 10:11am
The cowboy lifestyle isn't nearly what it used to be these days, but one Lehi family is working hard to keep that spirit alive.

Marines investigate Utah corporal who vanished in Iraq

07/24/2014 10:37am
Marine Corps officers have launched a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or months later after returning to the United States, a military spokesman said Thursday.

Cave with bones of 'tens of thousands' of animals to be excavated

07/24/2014 11:22am
For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

Utah parks visitors spend $596M, communities benefit

07/24/2014 12:22pm
A new report by the National Park Service and U.S. Geological Survey details that 273 million visitors spent $14.6 billion in 2013. In Utah, national parks and monuments hosted 9 million visitors that ultimately supported 9,070 jobs.

Photographers seek Utah's '50 most beautiful women'

07/24/2014 1:07pm
Thirty of Utah's best photographers are on the search to find Utah's 50 most beautiful women. But beauty in this contest isn't measured by waist size or their fashion sense — but by grace and courage in overcoming trials.

Man playing basketball stabbed after yelling at ‘reckless’ driver, police say

07/24/2014 1:30pm
A man was transported to the hospital in critical condition after being stabbed Wednesday, police said.

Tractor-trailer trucks collide spilling fuel, debris across U.S. 40

07/24/2014 1:33pm
A crash involving two tractor-trailer trucks closed U.S. 40 in both directions just west of Duchesne for nearly eight hours overnight.

5 cars that are fun to test drive (and own)

07/24/2014 2:00pm
Whether you're in the market for a new car or just looking around, test driving one of these models is a fun -- and educational -- way to spend an afternoon.

Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?

07/24/2014 2:16pm
An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.

2 robbed teen girl, deaf uncle at gunpoint, police say

07/24/2014 2:50pm
Two people who allegedly took an iPhone from a 15-year-old girl and her deaf uncle at gunpoint were charged Wednesday.

Teen finishes rare cancer treatment, looks to future

07/24/2014 3:30pm
Natalie Wright, 17, of Provo, is hopeful the completion of proton therapy she received at a San Diego hospital will curb tumor growth. Natalie was the first teen to finish the treatment at the hospital.

Where to watch fireworks for Pioneer Day

07/24/2014 4:22pm
Firework shows and celebrations are going on all around the state and here is a list of whats going.

Have You Seen This? 1,000-foot water slide

07/24/2014 4:27pm
In case you missed the Slide the City event on Saturday, a team of local videographers teamed up to capture the glory of the 1,000-foot water slide.

7 outdoor products to try this summer

07/24/2014 4:56pm
With summer in full swing there are ample opportunities to hike, bike, camp, fish, and whatever else you like to do while exploring the great outdoors. Here's a look at some diverse outdoor products that may be worth considering for your next outing

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

07/24/2014 5:31pm
An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso — the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

Body found in Horseshoe Canyon identified

07/24/2014 5:55pm
The body of a man who was hiking in Horseshoe Canyon was recovered Tuesday. Investigators said it appeared the man was not prepared for extreme temperatures.

Wrong-way driver hits semitruck on I-80, closes on-ramp

07/24/2014 6:25pm
A wrong-way driver caused the closure of an eastbound on-ramp for several hours Thursday morning, police said.

Olympic gold medalists, sponsors team up in preparation for 2018

07/24/2014 6:57pm
The Center of Excellence in Park City is where athletes dream of Olympic glory, but that dream is expensive.

91-year-old recalls days as B-17 tail gunner in WWII

07/24/2014 7:04pm
Seated at his dining room table, 91-year-old Dale Payton travels back in time more than 60 years, to the moment, as a B-17 tail gunner, he shot down a Messerschmitt 110 in the skies above southern Germany.

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

07/24/2014 7:13pm
A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard.

On public tantrums and special-needs kids: Keep calm and carry on

07/24/2014 7:25pm
Public outbursts are a reality for families raising children with special needs. For those who witness a meltdown, it doesn't have to be an uncomfortable experience. We can channel our discomfort into understanding and diffuse a tense situation.

Officials offer water, outdoors safety tips

07/24/2014 8:04pm
As Utahns celebrate Pioneer Day, we want to remind those out recreating to be very careful while on or around water. Experts offered several safety tips Thursday.

Woman, 15-year-old identified in fatal SR-73 collision

07/24/2014 8:31pm
A 15-year-old girl was killed and a 28-year-old woman later died from injuries sustained in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon.

As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

07/24/2014 8:56pm
The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.

Utah residents push for online voting

07/24/2014 9:22pm
Utah is getting serious about the concept of voting online after many people said they'd be more likely to vote if they could do it from their computers.

Volunteers provide clothing, food, flip-flops during Pioneer Day event

07/24/2014 9:45pm
About 50 volunteers distributed food, clothing and hygiene kits outside The Road Home homeless shelter Thursday to adults and children in need as part of an annual Pioneer Day charity event.

One on One: Leader of largest multi-denominational seminary

07/24/2014 10:11pm
Dave McCann goes one on one with the man who is leading the world's largest multi- denominational seminary, where his staff teaches future preachers and pastors how to meet the challenges of their day.

Thousands gather downtown for Days of '47 Parade

07/24/2014 10:26pm
Thousands of runners hit the road, floats were prepped and anxious fans camped out as the Days of '47 events took over downtown Salt Lake City.

Evacuations lifted as Levan fire burns more than 1K acres

07/24/2014 10:27pm
A brush fire burned more than 1,000 acres south of Levan and caused the temporary evacuation of eight homes Thursday. It is one of several fires burning throughout Utah.

Manti Tabernacle restoration project underway

07/24/2014 10:38pm
As Utah pauses to celebrate the arrival of the pioneers, we get a rare look at some pioneer craftsmanship in one of the oldest LDS chapels still in use.