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Man in jail after threats to elementary school

09/21/2013 9:07am
A man is behind bars after police say he showed up drunk at an elementary school and yelled at a teacher. He then called later to say they were "lucky he wasn't a gun freak that would come shoot up the school."

Amtrak begins detours due to Colorado flooding

09/21/2013 9:37am
Amtrak's California Zephyr passenger train is beginning detours because of temporary track closures in Colorado.

Gunman's employer sought Navy consulting work

09/21/2013 10:38am
A little more than 24 hours after an IT contractor shot dozen workers at the Washington Navy Yard, the company's CEO told the Navy secretary he had the experience to help improve military security.

Millard County gets Utah's largest solar project

09/21/2013 11:07am
A planned 300 megawatt, $600 million solar project in Millard County would put Utah on the map for energy production from sunshine, and state energy officials are optimistic Energy Capital Group can pull it off.

Can we have chivalry in the BYU vs. Utah rivalry?

09/21/2013 11:33am
Given Utah's blended communities, neighborhoods and churches, we have much to lose if we let offensive behavior and habits infect us. So, here is to a more chivalrous rivalry.

Amanda Knox on retrial: 'Everything is at stake'

09/21/2013 11:36am
American student Amanda Knox on Friday defended her decision not to return to Italy for a new appeals trial over the 2007 killing of her British roommate, even as she acknowledged that "everything is at stake," insisting she is innocent.

Utah's employment rate holds steady in year-over-year comparison

09/21/2013 12:43pm
Utah's nonfarm payroll employment for August 2013 grew by an estimated 2.7 percent, adding 33,200 jobs to the economy as compared to August 2012. Utah's current employment level registers 1,283,700.

U. law school celebrates centennial anniversary

09/21/2013 1:43pm
The University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law held a symposium and gala Friday in celebration of the college's 100th birthday.

Food stamps again a vivid symbol in poverty debate

09/21/2013 2:05pm
Food stamps have figured in Americans' ideas about the poor for decades, from President Lyndon Johnson's vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan's scorn for crooked "welfare queens" and President Bill Clinton's pledge to "end welfare as we know it."

EPA failed to protect residents from ozone, groups say

09/21/2013 4:00pm
The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Earthjustice and other groups detailed their arguments about why the EPA has shirked its duty to protect residents from ozone in the Uintah Basin. The filing follows a lawsuit filed in 2012.

3-year-old wounded in Chicago shooting recovering

09/21/2013 5:35pm
A 3-year-old boy shot in the head during this week's mass shooting at a southwest Chicago park was recovering from surgery in intensive care Saturday, a family spokesman said.

Ga. autism project looks to early detection

09/21/2013 6:05pm
In a small room similar to a doctor's office, Marlaina Dreher broke into applause as her 5-year-old son, Brandon, grabbed a red plastic spoon filled with puréed lasagna and fed himself.

Annual food drive aims to fight hunger

09/21/2013 6:15pm
The Utah Food Bank collected food items for the needy during Saturday's annual food drive. Donations are accepted year-round.

23.5 million visitors to Utah breaks record

09/21/2013 7:03pm
The number of people visiting the Beehive State climbed to historic levels last year. Domestic and international tourist visitation to Utah hit an all-time high in 2012, with 23.5 million people visiting the state.

39 dead in Kenya mall attack; hostages still held

09/21/2013 7:08pm
Terrified shoppers huddled in back hallways and prayed they would not be found by the Islamic extremist gunmen lobbing grenades and firing assault rifles inside Nairobi's top mall Saturday. When the way appeared clear, crying mothers clutching small children and blood-splattered men sprinted out of the four-story mall.

Thousands 'strut their mutt' to raise awareness

09/21/2013 7:44pm
Thousands of people enjoyed a walk in the park with their dog for the 18th annual Strut your Mutt.

Passengers without seat belt may become projectiles, experts warn

09/21/2013 9:09pm
When someone doesn't buckle-up they can run the risk of being ejected from their seat and hitting someone else riding with them, sometimes with deadly consequences.

Festival connects deaf and hard of hearing community

09/21/2013 11:12pm
Those who participated in the festival, held twice a year, said it's a great tool to help connect people who may walk in different worlds.

2-alarm fire engulfs West Jordan home

09/21/2013 11:21pm
A 2-alarm fire left a West Jordan home uninhabitable Saturday.

Accident leaves bicyclist in critical condition

09/21/2013 11:22pm
A traffic accident in Salt Lake City left a bicyclist in critical condition Saturday.

Man robbed bank with a note, police say

09/21/2013 11:26pm
Police said they are seeking a man who robbed a Chase Bank by handing a teller a note.

Underwater competition benefits veterans

09/21/2013 11:34pm
Scuba divers from all over the state participated in a scuba diving competition to help soldiers.

State GOP leaders to fight proposed election system change

09/21/2013 11:40pm
It took a couple of tries, but Utah Republicans finally decided Saturday to keep alive a proposal aimed at helping the party fight an initiative petition drive to replace the state's unique system for nominating candidates.

Utahn with ties to Kenya fears for family

09/21/2013 11:43pm
Kenyan native Amram Musungu has been living in Utah for 15 years ago. Now he is trying to contact family after a mall he said he has shopped at was attacked.