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Saving money while camping

08/16/2013 6:31am
There is still time to squeeze in a mini- vacation, and camping can be a great way to do that. But the great outdoors can get pricey.

Water used by helicopters to fight fire less than watering grass

08/16/2013 7:37am
With water levels in reservoirs being so low, is it safe to be taking out so much water from our reservoirs to fight all of the fires we're dealing with? Water watchers say the levels in Utah's reservoirs are low and getting lower all the time.

Crime app from West Valley gives real-time updates

08/16/2013 8:07am
West Valley City police are turning to technology to allow residents to keep track of crime in their neighborhood.

Salt Lake City hits 100 degrees, for 20th day

08/16/2013 8:43am
Salt Lake City is close to setting a record as temperatures reached 100 degrees again on Thursday.

Lake Powell releases cut to address Colorado River drought

08/16/2013 12:10pm
The driest prolonged period of drought along the Colorado River in a century led the federal government to institute emergency steps to curtail releases from Lake Powell, which will be the lowest release since Lake Powell filled in the 1960s.

56-year-old woman dies while hiking in Capitol Reef

08/16/2013 12:47pm
A 56-year-old woman died Thursday while hiking in Garfield County. Preliminary investigations indicate the cause is most likely heat exhaustion.

General Dynamics to hire 1,600 at call center

08/16/2013 1:34pm
General Dynamics will be hiring 1,600 full- and part-time workers at a new call center in Sandy.

Provo man accused of exposing himself on plane

08/16/2013 2:32pm
A 49-year-old Provo man is accused of exposing his private parts to a woman next to him on a flight to Salt Lake City.

Oktoberfest kicks off at Snowbird

08/16/2013 4:07pm
The yearly tradition of Oktoberfest kicks off August 17, 2013 at Snowbird, with all kinds of activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

Couples stays to protect wildlife in Rockport Fire

08/16/2013 4:40pm
Many residents of the Bridge Hollow and Promontory communities in Summit County woke up in their own beds Friday. But about 125 homes and cabins in the most-burned areas remain off- limits to residents as crews continue to fight the Rockport Fire.

TRAX extends to Draper this weekend

08/16/2013 5:31pm
This weekend, light rail will officially begin taking passengers farther into the south end of the Salt Lake Valley than ever before. The Utah Transit Authority's Blue Line will welcome the 3.8-mile Draper TRAX extension.

CIA acknowledges Area 51 - but not UFOs or aliens

08/16/2013 5:35pm
UFO buffs and believers in alien encounters are celebrating the CIA's clearest acknowledgement yet of the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of elaborate conspiracy theories for decades.

Snow College sees boost in enrollment despite missionary age change

08/16/2013 6:07pm
As students head back to school next week, most of Utah's colleges and universities are seeing a decline in enrollment. Officials said lower enrollment numbers are due in large part to the LDS Church's missionary age change. Snow College administrators expected to be the hardest hit by the age change but the school has seen a surprising increase in incoming students this fall.

Supreme court upholds conviction of man who killed aunt

08/16/2013 6:07pm
In a ruling issued Friday, the Utah Supreme Court upheld the conviction and sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to killing his aunt. The high court justices found the man knowingly and voluntarily pleaded guilty.

Fire crews working to subdue last of Rockport fire

08/16/2013 6:40pm
Fire officials said they have 50 percent of the Rockport fire contained, with 1,920 acres still burning.

U of U Medical Center allegedly releases fugitive without telling police

08/16/2013 7:03pm
Uintah County prosecutors filed new felony charges Friday against a Utah fugitive who walked out of a Salt Lake City hospital two days after she crashed a pickup truck while fleeing from police in Wyoming.

9-year-old girl dies after wind carries trampoline over 50 yards

08/16/2013 7:14pm
Injuries sustained from a trampoline wind accident claimed the life of a 9-year-old girl in Panguitch Wednesday. Oaklee Sidwell was playing outside with her friends on a trampoline Tuesday afternoon when a sudden gust of wind lifted the trampoline and carried it over for over 50 yards.

Young girl honors family killed in crash with random acts of kindness

08/16/2013 7:27pm
She lost her parents and sister in a car crash six years ago. As the anniversary of the crash approaches, 14-year-old Diana Jo Jarman hopes people will perform a random act of kindness.

Some dog breeds too risky to cover, insurers say

08/16/2013 8:17pm
Saying a dog's bite is much worse than their bark, some insurance companies are refusing to sell homeowner's insurance to people owning dog breeds deemed aggressive.

Logan officer sniffs his way to alleged marijuana grow

08/16/2013 9:11pm
Logan City Police responded to reports of a burglary, only to smell raw marijuana coming from one of the apartment windows.

Cyclist collides with mail truck, critically injured

08/16/2013 9:32pm
A bicyclist is in critical condition after a collision with a U.S. Postal Service truck Friday.

3 killed, several injured in 4-car crash near Moab

08/16/2013 9:54pm
A destructive crash between four vehicles killed three people on state Route 191 near Moab.

California women travel to Utah in fake check scam, police say

08/16/2013 10:09pm
Cottonwood Heights police said they caught two Californian women using fraudulent checks and credit cards to steal from Utah stores.

Brush fire above Lagoon may be linked to target shooters

08/16/2013 10:28pm
Flames were visible east of Lagoon on Friday night as a small fire near Firebreak Road began to burn the hillside.

Trailer homes destroyed in Patch Springs Fire, other fires rage across state

08/16/2013 10:45pm
The Patch Springs Fire grew to 33,000 acres Friday, leading to evacuations in the little town of Terra and destroying at least eight trailer homes.