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Utah employment rates keep improving

08/17/2013 9:04am
The Utah Department of Workforce Services announced Friday that Utah's non-farm payroll employment for July 2013 grew by an estimated 3.5 percent, adding 43,300 jobs to the economy compared to July 2012.

Transportation secretary hails Utah's rail system

08/17/2013 10:31am
Utah is putting a finishing touch on its system of rail transit with an extension to the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx calls Utah's system an example for the country.

Intermountain's Life Flight celebrates 35 years of 'safe, quality patient care'

08/17/2013 10:55am
Intermountain Medical Center's Life Flight celebrated its 35th anniversary Wednesday.

Donations helping McDonald House to triple capacity to serve

08/17/2013 11:54am
Tenley Curtiss, who has juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, stayed in the Ronald McDonald House as she underwent surgeries. Now, with a $30,000 donation from her great-uncle, the Ronald McDonald House is one step closer to almost tripling its capacity.

Execution date set for man convicted of Liberty Park racial killing

08/17/2013 12:56pm
Just days prior to the 33rd anniversary of the deaths of two black men gunned down by a sniper in Liberty Park because of their race, an execution date has been set for the man who killed them.

Utah man died saving grandson, but corneas live on

08/17/2013 1:15pm
The late Steve Speth of Wellsville once had a conversation with his wife about his decision to become an organ donor. At the time, she asked him why he'd want to do that. He said: "Because I can."

2 Utahns, 3 others injured in Southern Idaho crash

08/17/2013 5:32pm
Two Utah residents and three others were injured in a crash in Southern Idaho.

Names of 3 killed, 4 injured in Moab crash released

08/17/2013 5:37pm
Two people from Texas and one from Georgia were killed in Friday's four-car accident near Moab.

Students give hero's welcome to principal after cross country bike trip

08/17/2013 6:59pm
Students rose to their feet and roared to welcome back Hurricane High School principal Jody Rich, who road his bike 3,000 miles across the country to raise money for his school and teach the students that they can "do hard things."

Man stole medication from pharmacy, police say

08/17/2013 7:42pm
A man who police say was throwing handfuls of stolen pills out of his pockets as he was trying to flee from police was arrested Friday.

Despite destruction, evacuations, small town grows closer

08/17/2013 8:43pm
While wildfire hot spots remained and more than 100 families were still evacuated in the Rockport Fire Saturday, a community rallied together and wedding bells tolled.

25 years later, Yellowstone still shaped by 1988 fire

08/17/2013 10:10pm
Twenty-five years ago, approximately 250 fires rolled through Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding areas, burning nearly 800,000 acres of park land.

Lightning strikes American Fork home, girl captures it on video

08/17/2013 10:55pm
Emily Pope was just trying to record a video of the summer lightning storm when she felt the ground shake and the powerful electricity of a lightning bolt as it struck her neighbor's home.

Rockport Fire 58% contained; 110 homes evacuated

08/17/2013 11:16pm
Firefighters across the state kept their eyes both on the landscape and the weather Saturday.