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Man sentenced for punching officer at Elizabeth Smart event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:01am

An 80-year-old man convicted of battery for punching a police officer who stopped him from approaching kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart with a knife at an Indiana book signing has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Employer: Utah woman killed on cruise was trusted adviser

Rachel D'Oro and Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:00am

A Utah real estate agent killed on an Alaska cruise was remembered by her employer as a trusted adviser and valued sales associate.

5 of the best new products debuting at Outdoor Retailer Show

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:42am

Outdoor Retailer Show kicked off Wednesday with all sorts of gear and gadgets perfect for outdoors and recreation. It was also the debut for many new products — from water filtration to portable solar panels — destined for shelves or online markets.

Eagle Mountain mayor resigns to take new job

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:21am

After accepting a job with Rocky Mountain Power, Eagle Mountain Mayor Chris Pengra announced his resignation Wednesday evening in an online message to City Council members and Eagle Mountain residents.

Charges filed against ex-probation agent accused of sex with woman he supervised

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:02am

A now former parole agent in Carbon County is facing charges after prosecutors say he had sex with a woman he was supervising in 2015.

Sugar House library basement flooded, thousands of books lost

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:19am

Over 5 feet of water filled the Sprague Branch library Wednesday morning. Thousands of books were damaged, along with the entire interior of the basement.

2 injured in S.L. shooting, possible stabbing

Shara Park  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:59am

Two men were injured in a shooting and possible stabbing in downtown Salt Lake City early Friday morning.

Couple accused of trying to hide newborn's addiction face drug, child endangerment charges

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:41am

An Elk Ridge couple accused of giving their newborn baby drugs in the hospital to keep doctors from realizing she'd been born addicted are facing drug and child abuse charges.

Family discovers dog is alive after thinking she was euthanized

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:43pm

A family took their dog to the vet to be euthanized. Six months later, they saw her on a facebook rescue page, up for adoption.

From foster care to the White House, Mickey Ibarra urges Latinos to 'dream big'

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:40pm

Mickey Ibarra's improbable journey from foster care in Utah to become a White House adviser is a lesson in dreaming big, the Latino leader and author told attendees of Latino Leaders Network luncheon Thursday at Grand America.

West Bountiful police searching for missing man

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:21pm

Police in West Bountiful are searching for John Page, who was last seen Monday at the Maverik Gas Station at 1265 W. Parrish Lane in Centerville, according to a press release.

Public lands enthusiasts march, sing and chant at state Capitol

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:14pm

In a show of support for public lands, about 3,000 people marched from the Salt Palace Convention Center to the state Capitol and held a rally afterward. More than a half dozen speakers extolled Utah's landscapes and said they must be protected.

What is Medicaid and how would reforming it affect Utahns?

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:03pm

Medicaid cuts and caps have been discussed as a part of the new health care reform. Here's how Utahns use Medicaid.

Cove Fort celebrates 150 years with historic fun, recalling pioneer heritage

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:33pm

Built as a way station between Fillmore (Utah's then capital) and Beaver, Cove Fort has been around for 150 years. It's now a historic site and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary with a celebration in August.

‘Wildlife are really resilient:’ Collared big game animals safe after Brian Head Fire

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:31pm

While the Brian Head Fire torched more than 100 square miles, cost $34 million to fight and forced some 1,500 people from their homes last month, one demographic has been surprisingly resilient: the wildlife.

More than 68,000 mistakenly sent GOP ballots in Utah County

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:07pm

It turns out not some, but all unaffiliated voters in Utah County were mistakenly sent ballots intended only to go to Republican voters thanks to an "unfortunate clerical error," Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson confirmed Thursday.

A cutting edge approach to save your knees

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:32pm

A 35-year-old St. George woman was told she has the knees of a 50-year-old person. Rather than a total knee replacement, she chose a high-tech solution, regeneration of her own knee cartilage.

FBI: Santa Clara man killed wife on cruise after she wouldn't stop laughing at him

Rachel D'Oro and Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:43pm

A Santa Clara man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple's blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.

Police ID victim of Sardine Canyon crash

Jacob Klopfenstein  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:07pm

Police have identified the victim of a fatal crash that took place near the intersection of U.S. 89 and State Route 101 on Wednesday.

Friends mourn couples killed in I-15 plane crash as generous, inspirational

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:09pm

A day after a shocking plane crash killed two Weber County couples, friends remembered them as unfailingly generous, deeply spiritual and committed to their children.