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Contradictory studies show college is, and isn't, worth it

03/06/2013 7:00am
Some studies show more college graduates than their are college-level jobs, but others show college is still worth it, including a recently released Utah report.

No easy fix for woman erroneously declared 'dead'

03/06/2013 7:32am
A 91-year-old woman discovered being "reborn" is not easy once you've been reported dead. She lost insurance coverage, Medicare and Social Security benefits.

Study shows boys subject to negative stereotypes in school

03/06/2013 7:57am
Are boys being treated differently at school than girls? In the early formative years, different treatment can lead to long term consequences.

'New girl' shares what it's like to live among Mormons in Utah

03/06/2013 8:40am
When Chrisy Ross first moved to Utah, she thought she had discovered a real-life Mayberry. She soon discovered that life was different for non-Mormons in Utah. She shared her experiences in a book "To Mormons with Love."

For children of man dead in avalanche, 'dad's love is with them'

03/06/2013 8:51am
Four children who lost their father in an avalanche last week will remember him as a devoted dad who valued family time above all else.

Rare comet Pan-STARRS should be visible to naked eye this week

03/06/2013 9:35am
It's like the universe decided to start throwing rocks at the Earth this year. Why space rocks keep coming isn't clear, but this month a comet is making its closest approach to Earth and should be visible with the naked eye.

Big profit promises from business 'coaches' top consumer complaint

03/06/2013 10:01am
Coaching services is the category that the Utah Division of Consumer Protection gets its most complaints about.

Minimum wage; investment in education; and good news in housing

03/06/2013 10:17am
Is increasing the minimum wage good for business? Why funding education is a sound investment and the finicky housing market is on an uptick.

Dare to Dream: The making of a Disney villain

03/06/2013 11:40am
What does it take to become a Disney villain? A pair of skates, a really big hat and a desire to be bad.

Flights delayed, federal government closes DC offices as snow nears

03/06/2013 3:52pm
Nicknamed "Snowquester," a storm hitting the eastern United States is forcing the federal government to close its offices for the time being, and flights from eastern airports to be cancelled.

10 Utah golf courses you can start playing right away

03/06/2013 4:22pm
There may still be snow in your front yard, but that doesn't mean you can't get out and enjoy a round of golf. Three Utah courses are already open and three more are set to open in the next few days.

Man arrested after assaulting woman, robbing 12-year-old boy

03/06/2013 4:51pm
Police arrested a man Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, stole a necklace from a 12-year-old and smashed the window of a police vehicle with his head.

Boy riding bike hit, killed by semitrailer

03/06/2013 6:37pm
A 10-year-old boy was killed Wednesday after apparently riding his bicycle in front of a semitrailer.

Man caught in cement pump truck seriously injured

03/06/2013 6:38pm
A cement worker received significant injuries after his leg was caught in the auger of a cement pump truck Wednesday morning.

Diamond con artist strikes again, takes woman for $5K

03/06/2013 6:40pm
Yet another person has been swindled out of thousands of dollars by what appears to be serial con artists peddling fake diamonds to unsuspecting victims, according to police.

Gun control, prison relocation and cockfighting bills advance

03/06/2013 6:42pm
So far this week in the 2013 Utah Legislative Session, two bills addressing gun control move closer to becoming law, the Senate approves the prison relocation, and cockfighting could become a felony.

Wednesday's Child: Mani

03/06/2013 6:45pm
This week's Wednesday's Child is a sweet kid who loves video games. But it was Airbourne Trampoline Arena where he wanted to meet KSL News for his interview.

Man cleared in Riverton teen's death

03/06/2013 6:49pm
A man arrested for the death of a teenage girl found in the Jordan River last year was cleared as a person of interest Wednesday.

Bill limits publication of mug shots

03/06/2013 6:52pm
A new bill on Utah's Capitol Hill would make it illegal to publish mug shots in magazines or on websites that demand money to take them down.

Classroom emergency kits get update with help of PTA, businesses

03/06/2013 7:01pm
After a mother discovered items from 1996 in her child's classroom emergency backpacks, she and other Parent Teacher Association members are outfitting the school properly for an emergency. But is your child's school's emergency supplies up to date?

Tremonton residents protest possible pig-processing plant

03/06/2013 8:15pm
The old La-Z-Boy facility in Tremonton has been empty since 2008. A company was ready to move in the vacant building, but some residents say no way.

Soldier surprised with car makeover upon return from Afghanistan

03/06/2013 9:01pm
Staff Sergeant Ben Sorensen was welcomed home from Afghanistan today with a unique gift: his 1987 Chevy Blazer got a complete makeover. All of the parts and labor were donated and it all happened thanks to an email from his wife, Brittany Sorenson.

The hows and whys of meditation for beginners

03/06/2013 9:08pm
Many are brought kicking and screaming into the world of mindfulness and meditation, fighting to the very end, when the fruits of serenity, calm, peace and quiet vanquish resistance. The inevitable result: "Why didn't I start doing this sooner?"

Video asks, 'What would you do if you saw a murder in an elevator?'

03/06/2013 9:22pm
If the elevator doors opened to reveal a man strangling another person, what would you do? Run? Fight? Stand in horrified paralysis? A marketing campaign for a new movie answers that question with hidden cameras.

Jeremy Johnson faces 86 charges of Internet fraud

03/06/2013 10:01pm
A federal grand jury on Wednesday stacked dozens of new Internet fraud charges on a Utah businessman Jeremy Johnson. But a man also named in the indictment says the charges show the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Utah has a vendetta against Johnson.

Bill to stop kids from buying e-cigs includes huge tax hike

03/06/2013 10:10pm
A bill is making its way through the house aimed at preventing underage kids from buying electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are devices that help many stop smoking. But if HB372 were to pass as-is, it would include a tax hike on the cartridges, even on some that don't contain nicotine.

Utah condor death toll highest in years due to lead poisoning

03/06/2013 10:17pm
Lab testing has just confirmed that lead poisoning killed one of two California condors that died recently in Zion National Park. In all, seven of the giant birds have died in recent months.

St. Marguerite principal reinstated, but chooses to resign

03/06/2013 10:47pm
The principal at St. Marguerite Catholic School in Tooele resigned Wednesday after being accused of drinking alcohol in the cafeteria while on the job. She was cleared of any wrongdoing and reinstated Monday, but less than 24 hours later she tendered her resignation.