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Man who pleaded guilty to killing BYU professor faces new charge

08/01/2013 7:04am
Prosecutors filed a new criminal charge against a man who pleaded guilty to murder in the killing of a former BYU professor because they say he refused to testify against his co-defendant despite agreeing to do so in a plea agreement.

Outdoor Retailer show boosts business for locals

08/01/2013 8:02am
Three years ago, Bluffdale-based Goal Zero brought its ideas for portable power to the Outdoor Retailer show. Now, the company is an official sponsor for the semiannual event that brings thousands of visitors and a vital influx of cash to the state.

Grasshoppers invade southern Utah

08/01/2013 8:36am
Officials say it's been a particularly bad year for grasshoppers in southern Utah, with at least one farmer losing tons of cantaloupes and hundreds of fruit trees.

Couple found dead in St. George ruled a murder-suicide

08/01/2013 10:41am
Investigators Wednesday confirmed that a couple found dead in their home earlier this week were involved in a murder-suicide.

Boys, girls may be equal perpetrators of teen dating abuse

08/01/2013 11:06am
Teen girls may be just as likely to abuse their partners as their male peers, according to new data released at a meeting of the American Psychological Association.

Man convicted for murder in 1997 seeking DNA test

08/01/2013 12:09pm
Jimmy Dean Meinhard, sentenced to up to life in prison in connection with a fatal stabbing in 1997, is now claiming DNA will exonerate him and is asking for such a test.

Man arrested for alleged abuse of mother and 5-year-old son

08/01/2013 2:17pm
A man accused of abusing his girlfriend and her 5-year-old son has been arrested in West Valley.

Lawsuit filed in death of 'Mr. Downtown'

08/01/2013 3:41pm
The three children of prominent Salt Lake City businessman Richard Wirick have filed a lawsuit against the Utah Transit Authority and the bus driver accused of hitting and killing the 82-year-old man last year.

Murder charges filed against 'rival gang' member

08/01/2013 4:04pm
Charges, including murder, have been filed against a Salt Lake City man in connection with a fatal shooting at a convenience store in April.

2 more guns seized from baggage at Salt Lake airport

08/01/2013 5:33pm
Two more loaded guns were found by Transportation Security Administration screeners at Salt Lake City International Airport in the past week

Woman accused of shoplifting to fill online ads

08/01/2013 6:13pm
A woman is facing legal trouble after she allegedly sold items online and then shoplifted to meet demand.

2nd bear shot near Scout camp

08/01/2013 6:26pm
The Department of Wildlife Resources killed a bear they believed was becoming too aggressive with campers. DWR officers said the bear was spotted entering campsites on multiple occasions going through garbage and looking for food.

Police searching for man following high-speed chase

08/01/2013 7:05pm
Police Thursday were looking for a man who allegedly led officers on a chase Wednesday night before eventually abandoning his vehicle and running away.

Vending machine doles life lessons at Discovery Gateway

08/01/2013 7:11pm
A vending machine at the Discovery Gateway Museum is drawing attention.

Niece recognizes uncle's face in photos of WWII album

08/01/2013 7:49pm
While watching the news Wednesday, Pam Helston saw a familiar face in a story about an album full of old photos and newspaper clippings found among a man's father's belongings.

Anglers to benefit from Strawberry River restoration, DWR says

08/01/2013 8:11pm
With hammers and heavy equipment, the Division of Wildlife Resources is putting the Strawberry River back together again.

Delayed soccer complex to be built by 2015

08/01/2013 8:50pm
After 10 years of legal battles, Salt Lake City is set to build 16 new soccer fields by 2015.

Former youth facility employee accused of showing porn

08/01/2013 8:54pm
A staff member for a non-profit school for "struggling teens" has been arrested and charged for allegedly showing the students pictures and recordings of his sexual relations.

13 apply for polygamous trust board

08/01/2013 9:24pm
At least 13 people have applied to become members of a board of trustees being formed to take over a state-run trust that once belonged to Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Arizona-Utah border and holds an estimated $118 million in property, Utah court officials said Thursday.

Jordan School Board considering $500M bond for school renovations

08/01/2013 9:32pm
The Jordan School Board will soon decide whether to advance a five- year, $500 million bond to voters.

Ogden police investigate alleged abusing, kidnapping of teen

08/01/2013 10:18pm
An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who police say kidnapped and sexually abused a 14-year-old boy.

WVC close to naming new police chief

08/01/2013 10:27pm
After a national search spanning several months, West Valley City expects to announce its new police chief in the next couple of weeks. Mayor Mike Winder believes the new chief will help the city move forward.