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100K Utahns could lose food stamps in government impasse

10/16/2013 7:49am
Nearly 100,000 Utah households could be cut off from a critical federal benefit if Congress can't resolve the budget impasse by month's end.

Medal of Honor recipient risked his life for fellow soldiers

10/16/2013 8:39am
Former U.S. Army Cpt. William Swenson received the Medal of Honor for risking his life to recover the bodies of his fellow soldiers. His rescue efforts were caught on camera.

Kids reach 'superhero' status with new skills

10/16/2013 9:17am
Utah families are finding a new place to help kids with disabilities. By playing games, each child develops new skills and turns into their very own superhero.

Man arrested for allegedly impersonating officer

10/16/2013 9:32am
A man with a criminal record was arrested Monday after police say he tried to pass himself off as one of their own.

Scammers threaten victim with arrest warrant, jail time

10/16/2013 10:10am
It's a startling phone call: "There's a warrant out for your arrest." If you don't settle up now, you're going to jail. But is that really how officials would handle the situation or is it a scam?

'Biggest Loser' contestant works off weight for himself, family

10/16/2013 10:47am
Since high school, Hap Holmstead has chosen family responsibility over sports and his physical health. Now, he is getting chance to focus on himself and his weight on "Biggest Loser".

Flesh-eating 'zombie' drug 'kills you from the inside out'

10/16/2013 10:58am
A flesh-eating drug that turns people into zombie-like creatures seems to have made its way to the United States.

Utah in a dysfunctional world

10/16/2013 11:42am
It is currently striking to contrast Utah's economy and leadership to that of the nation's. One recent example of the state leading where the federal government was not able is the closure and reopening of the national parks. This situation also speaks to the fact that Utah is not immune to the effects of dysfunction that happens in Washington and even across the globe. While this was a very visible example, policy paralysis on a national level has weighed on Utah's economy for quite some time.

Wife says she planned on leaving 'controlling' husband before son shot him

10/16/2013 11:54am
A West Valley woman whose husband was shot and killed last year testified Tuesday that she had planned to leave him the next week. Her son is charged with murder in the man's death.

Hazmat crew called in highly toxic chemical spill at RinChem

10/16/2013 1:09pm
Hazmat crews are cleaning up a highly toxic chemical spill after a shelf of chemicals fell and mixed together at a local chemical distributing company.

Ask a Chef: Delicious enchiladas made from scratch

10/16/2013 1:30pm
Every week the chefs from Harmons Grocery Stores are going to tackle your toughest culinary questions. This week's question, how to make enchiladas from scratch.

Dodgeball not just for kids, local league creator says

10/16/2013 1:47pm
For most people, dodgeball is a sport they left behind in grade school. A local league of adult adventurers has started up the game anew.

Teen slashes face of Vernal man who struck him with nunchucks

10/16/2013 2:29pm
A Vernal man suffered extensive facial injuries Tuesday after he struck a 15-year-old boy in the head with nunchucks and the teen retaliated by slashing him with a knife, police said.

Record high for concealed gun applications in Utah

10/16/2013 3:21pm
Deadly mass shootings and talk of gun control around the country drove applications for Utah's concealed weapons permit to a record high.

Shutdown sparks 3 Utah bills to keep national parks open

10/16/2013 3:52pm
A special session is happening Wednesday on Utah's Capitol Hill to determine how to keep Utah's national parks open until Thanksgiving.

Wednesday's Child: Tyler

10/16/2013 5:46pm
Children in the Utah foster care system spend an average of 18 months waiting to be adopted. This week's Wednesday's Child is a 15-year-old-boy who has been in the system for years, and is hoping to be adopted.

Witnesses: Boy in custody battle ripped from mother's arms by father, uncle

10/16/2013 6:10pm
A terrifying scene played out outside Salina Elementary School Monday when a number of people witnessed what appeared to be two men abducting a 6-year-old boy from his mother's arms.

New study claims Oreos as addictive as cocaine

10/16/2013 6:42pm
A study out of New London Connecticut claims a strong correlation between addiction and sugary food.

Handwritten notes provide insight into killing of Draper officer

10/16/2013 7:38pm
The man accused of shooting and killing Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson couldn't talk while he was in the hospital but apparently spent a lot of time writing notes.

Utahn helping ranchers who lost cattle in deadly South Dakota blizzard

10/16/2013 8:40pm
Utahn Guy Thayne is working to collect cattle to donate to South Dakota ranchers who lost thousands of bovines in a blizzard.

Where to find you-pick pumpkin farms around the state

10/16/2013 9:06pm
Picking pumpkins fresh off the vine is a fun activity for the whole family. Here's a list of you-pick pumpkin patches around the state.

Motorist with flat tire hit and killed in Provo Canyon

10/16/2013 9:12pm
Joseph Broadbent, 74, of Evanston, Wyo., was killed Tuesday night when he was hit by a car after stopping to change a flat tire in Provo Canyon.

Man charged in sexual assault of his wife's ex-husband

10/16/2013 9:27pm
Riverdale police are investigating an odd extortion case between two men who have both been married to the same woman.

MacNeill attorneys to begin mounting alibi in Thursday trial

10/16/2013 9:50pm
Martin MacNeill was at work or shuttling his daughter between home and school on the morning his wife was found dead in the bathtub and is not responsible for her alleged murder, defense attorneys say.

Nevada hunters spot 2K-plant marijuana grow; 2 arrested

10/16/2013 10:46pm
Sheriff's deputies in eastern Nevada made two arrests early Wednesday morning after hunters discovered two large marijuana crops earlier in the week.

Cyber-bullied girl beats hate with love

10/16/2013 11:17pm
A Logan girl's dad helped her turn the negative experience of being bullied into a positive one.

Debate over lowering blood-alcohol driving limit hits Utah's Capitol Hill

10/16/2013 11:18pm
A Washington D.C.-based advocacy group is challenging a proposal being made to state legislators to lower the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers in Utah.

Utahns weigh in on Count My Vote initiative

10/16/2013 11:19pm
At a Count My Vote Hearing in Provo Wednesday, members of the group hoping to change Utah’s current caucus and convention system to a direct primary election were met mainly with criticism and questions from audience members.

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