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West Jordan pulls plug on Facebook data center deal

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:20pm

The $250 million tax break deal to lure a massive Facebook data center to West Jordan collapsed Tuesday.

Grass fire prompts evacuation of homes near Utah-Idaho border

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:11pm

A grass fire prompted the evacuation of multiple homes near the Idaho-Utah border Tuesday, dispatchers confirmed.

Cache County girl receives international criticism for photos of big game hunt

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:04pm

Most of us like to share our vacation pictures with friends and family online, but the vacation photos a 12-year-old Cache County girl posted is stirring up quite the controversy.

Animal cruelty investigations underway in deaths of 2 dogs

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:31pm

The deaths of two dogs in two southern Utah counties has sparked a pair of unrelated animal cruelty investigations.

Judge keeps bail at $1M for Orem man facing new trial in wife's death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:37pm

Citing the dangerous combination of alcohol and firearms suspected to have contributed to his wife's death, a judge will continue to hold Conrad Truman on $1 million bail.

2 men named as persons of interest in killing of 16-year-old

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:58pm

Salt Lake police have identified two persons of interest in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy who had been egging vehicles.

Officials search for possible drowning victim near Moab

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:52pm

Grand County Dispatch was alerted on Monday of a possible drowning at Big Bend about 7 miles upstream from Moab, police said.

Clinton campaign setting up shop in Salt Lake

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:31pm

Seeing a rare opportunity for Democrats to make inroads in Utah, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will set up a campaign office Tuesday in Salt Lake City.

Mother of man shot by police's settlement appeal denied

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:27pm

The mother of a man fatally shot by Utah police will not be able to refile a lawsuit against the police department that shot him.

State biologists probing fish kill from Tibble Fork dam reconstruction

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:07pm

State wildlife biologists surveyed fish populations in the American Fork River after thick sludge caused a fish kill. The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service began a rehabilitation project at Tibble Fork Dam in June, releasing sediment.

FLDS leaders to remain behind bars in food stamp fraud case

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:58pm

A federal judge ordered two Fundamentalist LDS Church leaders Tuesday to remain behind bars pending trial for alleged fraudulent use of food stamps.

Friend describes night that turned deadly for 20-year-old charged with triple aggravated murder

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:56pm

A preliminary hearing continued Tuesday for Gerald Radckiff Grant, 20, charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of two brothers and their friend. Grant, who was shot in the leg, has claimed self-defense.

User submitted photos: Semitruck accident

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:57pm

It’s been a busy week in news. There have been more fires, several vehicle accidents, some crime and a paraglider crashed into an LDS church building early Sunday morning.

Gas leak closes school and road, causes home evacuations

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:27pm

A gas leak shut down traffic, evacuated homes and closed an elementary school Tuesday, officials said.

Orangeville woman found dead in home had been ‘praying for her life,’ warrant states

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:03pm

Prior to Kristi Price Maxwell's death, she had "been praying for her life" because her husband had threatened to kill both her and himself, according to court records.

Logan school placed on temporary lockdown as police look for alleged shooter

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 1:02pm

The first day of school at Ellis Elementary School on Tuesday had a little more excitement than students and administrators were expecting.

2 involved in 2 crashes in same night near Vernon, police say

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 11:06am

Five individuals were injured in two different crashes Monday night, Tooele County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

BYU Bookstore sends custom-made green hat to 5-year-old girl with terminal cancer

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:40am

On Aug. 5, 5-year-old Lucy Duersch was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Two weeks later, she opened a package from the BYU Bookstore that contained a green BYU hat — something she had wished for to help her with her cancer treatments.

Rabid bats found in Utah County; 2 people exposed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:04am

Utah County health officials say two people have been exposed to rabies and two bats have tested positive for the disease.

Charges: Abused baby died of dehydration, lived in filthy conditions

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:43am

Before dying of "dehydration due to neglect," a baby girl lived in filthy conditions under the care of her father, according to charges filed against the man Monday.