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Latter-day Saint leaders announce changes for youth temple attendance, young men ordination

Sarah Jane Weaver, Church News  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:23am

Changes announced Friday by the First Presidency will unify when children in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints move from the Primary.

Woman agrees to testify against co-defendant in attempted murder case

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:00am

A woman charged with participating in the attempted murder of a man who was severely beaten with a mini-sledge hammer reached a plea deal with prosecutors and will testify against her co-defendant.

FAA warns homeowners to be careful with Christmas laser light displays

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:45am

The Federal Aviation Administration warned homeowners this week to be careful with Christmas laser light displays. If the beams of light project past homes and into the air, they could temporarily blind pilots.

From zero to 400 mph in two seconds, abort motor test ignites northern Utah sky

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:05am

On Thursday, Northrop Grumman conducted a ground test of its launch abort motor that will be used for NASA’s Orion spacecraft — an effort to ensure protection in case of a potential worst-case scenario during planned future space flight.

Oquirrh Hills Elementary to close after 3-year effort to improve student achievement falls short

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:52am

Oquirrh Hills Elementary School is facing closure after a three-year effort to improve student achievement resulted in lower test scores and a school grade of "F."

Wildlife bridge over I-80 now open

Felicia Martinez, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:20pm

Utah's first overpass created solely for wildlife to cross officially opened on Thursday.

ESPN report blasts Utah's largest pro sport arena for food violations

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:05pm

The Vivint Smart Home Arena falls in the 10 worst pro sports venues to eat at in North America, according to a new report of food safety violations from ESPN.

Utahn's artwork projected on buildings in northern Italian town's display

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:32pm

Utah artist Robert Duncan’s paintings are being projected onto the sides of buildings throughout the town of Lovere in northern Italy.

Family of fallen Utah officer thanks community, police

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:00pm

Elizabeth Romrell and other family members of deceased South Salt Lake officer David Romrell gathered to thank those who have supported them.

Men accuse each other of murder in phone calls from jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 5:15pm

Calls from jail suggest two Utah men are blaming each other for fatally shooting a homeless man.

Utah, southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:41pm

The head of the federal agency controlling the Colorado River said Thursday the U.S. government will impose unprecedented restrictions on water supplies to the seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the river unless everyone agrees by Jan. 31 on a plan to deal with an expected shortage in 2020.

Utahn serving prison time for baby's death maintains innocence

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 4:10pm

A man convicted of killing a 3-month-old boy in 2012 had his first parole hearing recently. Joshua Jay Harding still maintains his innocence.

Hillcrest High teacher under investigation in sexual misconduct case, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:31pm

A teacher at Hillcrest High School is under investigation for alleged inappropriate conduct with students, Unified police confirmed Thursday.

Joe Biden mum on 2020 presidential run during Salt Lake visit

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:25pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden talked for almost an hour and a half to an enthusiastic University of Utah audience Thursday but never mentioned a possible run for president in 2020.

Utah firefighter uninjured despite fall through floor after building fire

Pat Reavy, KSL and Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:42pm

A Salt Lake City firefighter escaped injury early Thursday after falling through the floor of a business.

Charges: Man poses as ex-fiancee to hire hit man to kill himself

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:46pm

Charges were recently filed against a Santaquin man who attempted to hire a hitman. But investigators say the person the man wanted the hitman to kill was himself.

At least 50 bomb threats demanding bitcoin made across Utah as threat sweeps US

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:16pm

At least 50 bomb threats demanding bitcoin payments were made to businesses in cities across Utah Thursday afternoon as similar threats swept the nation, officials said.

Probation ordered for former Utah TV personality in DUI case

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:14pm

A judge has ordered Salt Lake television and radio personality Casey Scott to a year of probation after he admitted to driving under the influence.

BYU’s Vocal Point signs record deal

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:52am

Brigham Young University’s all-male a cappella group Vocal Point announced recently that it has signed a recording deal with Decca Gold, Universal Classics — a record label that focuses on classical repertoire.

Walmart pushing for Utah to allow higher alcohol content beer in stores

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:41am

Walmart wants customers to weigh in on an effort to sell heavy beer — now available only in state-run liquor outlets — in Utah grocery and convenience stores.