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Utah 'most agreeable' and 'least neurotic' state, new study shows

10/25/2013 6:40am
A recent study published by Time puts Utah as "the most agreeable state in the country". It also ranks the Beehive State as the "least neurotic".

Boy jumps from window to escape house fire

10/25/2013 6:58am
A teenager jumped out of a window 15 feet off the ground to escape an apartment fire early Friday morning.

Judge reverses ruling, opens hearing for condemned killer

10/25/2013 7:24am
In an unexpected move, a federal court judge decided Thursday to open a competency hearing for condemned killer Ron Lafferty that he had earlier closed to the public and press.

Crash survivor's life speaks of forgiveness, love

10/25/2013 8:44am
Ryan Giles hasn't spoken a full sentence in nearly 17 years. But his example of forgiveness and his love of life speaks volumes.

Governor calls for investigation of Stericycle's effects

10/25/2013 9:19am
Gov. Herbert is directing the Utah Department of Health to lead a multifaceted investigation of Stericycle's health effects in areas surrounding the medical waste incineration facility.

Many workers don't plan to retire, ever, study shows

10/25/2013 10:18am
Wells Fargo asked 1,000 middle-class Americans: When will you be able to retire? Nearly two out of five said they plan to work until they are too sick to work or until they die.

New preschool expansion helps at-risk children, saves taxpayer money

10/25/2013 10:36am
A results-based financing model approved by the Salt Lake County Council has expanded public preschool in the county by 600 students.

Hunters give baby elk second chance at life

10/25/2013 11:02am
A pair of young hunters in Idaho set off into the woods to try to hunt down a giant bull elk. But instead of hunting, they ended up being heroes to a baby elk.

5 of the best traveling trophies in high school football

10/25/2013 11:48am
Friday, Oct. 25 marks the Battle for the Rock between Salt Lake high schools Skyline and Olympus. This got us thinking, what are some of the greatest traveling trophies in the great state of Utah?

Wallet lost at high school reunion arrives in mail

10/25/2013 1:30pm
A local woman who lost her wallet at a school reunion had it returned by mail.

Police: Drugs fueled early morning car chase in West Valley City

10/25/2013 2:02pm
Police say drugs may have been the cause of an early morning chase through several cities that also required the help of the state police chopper.

7 injured in car accident on SR 198

10/25/2013 6:09pm
Four people were transported to hospitals after a car accident on SR 198 near Payson Friday afternoon.

14-pound Utah baby may be heaviest in US for 2013

10/25/2013 6:37pm
Joel Jr. was welcomed into the home of a Utah family at a whopping 14 pounds 0 ounces, and may be the largest baby born in the United States for 2013.

Mistress testifies in trial, says affair with MacNeill was 'casual fling'

10/25/2013 6:51pm
An affair between Martin MacNeill and his former mistress started more than a year before his wife's alleged murder, but the woman prosecutors say was the motive for the crime insists the relationship was only a casual fling.

'Zombies' to fight against drunk driving during Halloween

10/25/2013 7:02pm
Local officers are teaming up with zombies, or actors dressed up like zombies, to warn about DUI.

Man creates giant paper 'Iron Man' Suit

10/25/2013 7:04pm
A local man known for his elaborate paper costumes is taking it to the next level with a costume from "Iron Man 3" over 7 feet tall.

Reseeding project underway in burn scar areas of Rockport

10/25/2013 7:59pm
The wildfire near Rockport Reservoir forced hundreds of people to flee from their homes in August, and now crews are working to reseed the area to prevent more fires.

Mother charged with murder in death of toddler

10/25/2013 8:04pm
The mother of a 2-year-old boy who died mysteriously in September was charged Friday with murder.

Weeklong shooting spree in Davis County ends with 2 arrests

10/25/2013 8:06pm
Two men who police say apparently didn't think about what happens to bullets after they're fired into the air were arrested early Friday following a weeklong shooting spree in Davis County.

Pictures released of man robbing Zions Bank

10/25/2013 8:07pm
A man allegedly robbed a Zions Bank Friday afternoon, and police have released surveillance pictures to seek the public's help in identifying and locating the robber.

Utah tourism lost $30M in government shutdown

10/25/2013 8:23pm
Utah's tourism industry lost about $30 million to the partial government shutdown that idled the state's popular national parks.

Experts undecided if condemned killer is 'mentally ill'

10/25/2013 8:39pm
Condemned killer Ron Lafferty seemed at times perturbed and bemused during a federal court hearing where lawyers and psychiatrists explored the inner workings of his mind.

Utahn promotes petition for slain teachers to receive Medal of Freedom

10/25/2013 8:55pm
A West Jordan teacher believes educators who die protecting their students should be considered for the highest honors the U.S. government has to offer.

Utah’s most famous angler still catching lunkers after 60 years

10/25/2013 9:04pm
Ray Johnson holds more Utah fishing records than any other angler using a lure he invented when he was nine years old — and gained national fame while living as a hermit in a cave near Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

BYU beats Boise for the first time and Twitter had a thing or two to say

10/25/2013 10:16pm
BYU beat Boise State for the first time in convincing fashion and Twitter could not stop talking about it.

Pictures drawn with crayons no longer allowed in prison

10/25/2013 10:36pm
Mail workers at the Utah State Prison received an award for excelling in their work of examining all letters and finding contraband mailed to inmates — including drugs mixed with crayon.

Lt. Gov. Cox to keep roots in Fairview despite new position

10/25/2013 10:38pm
The town of Fairview is saying "farewell and good luck" to newly sworn-in Lt. Governor Spencer Cox as he began rearranging his life to accommodate his new position.

WVC makes statement in response to fired detective's appeal

10/25/2013 10:43pm
West Valley City said Friday that they are currently reviewing the 41- page letter of appeal submitted Thursday by former detective Shaun Cowley's attorney.

Utah teacher saved by colleagues, students after heart stops in class

10/25/2013 10:52pm
Amy Hunter was teaching at Uintah Basin Applied Technology College on Oct. 16 when she suffered a heart attack. The 36-year-old's family and friends say what happened next is a miracle. At least one of her doctors agrees.

Police identify passenger killed in alleged drunk driving accident

10/25/2013 10:53pm
A passenger was killed after an intoxicated driver struck the back of a parked tow truck Thursday, according to the Woods Cross Police Department.