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Utah braces for more searing temperatures, drought conditions

07/01/2013 7:52am
Communities on water rations. Cattlemen hauling water. The boiling heat across Utah and the West is intensifying the drought, causing impacts to the water supply, sapping soil of any moisture and drying out crops. And there's no relief forecast.

6 stories you missed this weekend

07/01/2013 8:16am
We've put together a few of the bigger stories from the weekend that you may have missed.

SLC picnic series encourages college education

07/01/2013 8:44am
A series of summer picnics at parks on the west side of Salt Lake City hopes to encourage residents, especially young people, to envision a college education.

New push to end unauthorized cellphone charges

07/01/2013 9:45am
The wireless industry is bristling at a renewed federal push to end unauthorized charges on cellphone bills.

2-year-old found wandering alone in Salt Lake City

07/01/2013 10:23am
A 2-year-old found walking alone Sunday afternoon in Salt Lake City was placed into protective custody.

Carbon monoxide kills 22-year-old boater at Bear Lake

07/01/2013 10:46am
A 22-year-old man was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning over the weekend while boating on Bear Lake.

Boy, 5, killed in Lake Powell boating accident

07/01/2013 11:28am
Rangers say a 5-year-old boy is dead after a weekend boating accident at Lake Powell.

Utah home to little-big thinkers

07/01/2013 11:42am
Across the world, researchers are working on big ideas that are incredibly small, and Utah is home to some of the foremost little-big thinkers.

U.S. pregnancies cost most worldwide, but don't get best care

07/01/2013 11:57am
Since 1996, delivery costs have tripled, rising more than 49 percent since 2004 alone, according to an analysis from the New York Times. But that cost has not translated into better care.

BYU, Utah and USU's greatest strength in 2013

07/01/2013 2:14pm
This week will look at the strengths of each local team. Today, take a look back at some of the great positional strengths of the past few years.

Sandy man charged with murder in beating death of 85-year-old woman

07/01/2013 2:19pm
A Sandy man accused of killing his wife's grandmother was charged with murder in 3rd District Court Monday.

New state laws go into effect

07/01/2013 3:34pm
Fiscal years begin July 1 on most financial calendars, and a slew of state government spending regulations kick in each year on that date. Policy laws also hit the books in a wave, though states often mark their independence by enacting such legislation on their own time.

Extreme heat causing area highways to buckle

07/01/2013 5:18pm
The Utah Department of Transportation reported that excessive heat has caused some area highways to buckle, prompting numerous repairs.

Police working to ID burglars who stole credit cards, golf clubs from garage

07/01/2013 5:28pm
Police are looking for a brazen burglar they believe stole credit cards from a Riverton garage while the homeowner was outside mowing her lawn. They hope surveillance video from the home and stores will help the public identify the man and his alleged accomplice.

Crane accident injures man, knocks out power in No. Utah County

07/01/2013 5:34pm
Two construction workers narrowly escaped serious injury Monday morning after their crane came in contact with a high-voltage power line. That accident also caused a power outage throughout the north end of Utah County.

UVU officially joins the WAC

07/01/2013 5:51pm
Utah Valley University's athletic programs officially joined the Western Athletic Conference Monday.

Man gets prison time after texting, driving leads to death of teen

07/01/2013 7:21pm
Jeffery Lloyd Bascom told police he was distracted by his cellphone when he hit Tommy Clark and killed the teen in September 2012. He has been ordered to serve up to five years in prison.

Fatal Midvale shooting was due to drug dispute, witnesses say

07/01/2013 7:47pm
The 2012 shooting death of Justen LeFave, 31, was prompted by the man's stash of marijuana and cash, according to witnesses. Those same witnesses said they didn't know the man accused in LeFave's death had brought a gun to the robbery.

Utah reps say immigration reform is a priority, but don't support latest bill

07/01/2013 8:03pm
The Senate's sweeping immigration reform bill is a no-go for Utah's congressmen. All four members of Utah's U.S. House delegation voiced concerns about the bill Monday, but all say immigration reform is a priority.

Man escapes after allegedly assaulting woman, being Tased

07/01/2013 8:48pm
Sandy police are searching for a man who allegedly physically assaulted a woman in a car before being Tased by an officer and fleeing on foot.

Vitamins could help boost fertility levels among men

07/01/2013 9:15pm
Couples who have a hard time conceiving a child could get help by taking vitamins in conjunction with other fertility treatments. That's the idea behind a new study from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Utah.

Lehi toddler nearly drowns in family wading pool

07/01/2013 9:29pm
A 20-month-old girl was resuscitated after a family member found her unresponsive in 1 foot of water.

Man extremely critical after motorcycle accident on I-15

07/01/2013 9:32pm
A man is in extremely critical condition after a crash on Interstate 15 involving a motorcycle and two vehicles.

Fire officials give tips, warnings for Fourth of July fireworks

07/01/2013 9:47pm
Now that fireworks season is officially underway, fire officials are working to make sure Utahns know how and where they can legally celebrate with the noisy and sparkly displays.

Crews prepare for 3rd controlled burn of chemicals at SLC business

07/01/2013 10:34pm
Fire crews ignited more drums of a dangerous chemical Monday night outside a warehouse that has kept them busy for more than 24 hours.