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E-cigarettes can save lives, former smokers say

12/06/2013 7:57am
Lawmakers, school districts and parents have all raised concerns about e-cigarettes falling into the hands of young people, but former lifetime smokers say the devices have saved their lives.

Sundance Film Festival announces kids' section

12/06/2013 8:32am
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival will include a Sundance Kids section aimed at introducing younger audiences to independent film.

Regulators warn banks over high-interest, direct deposit loans

12/06/2013 9:29am
Some people turn to their bank for a direct deposit advance when they need emergency cash. Federal regulators are essentially telling federally insured banks to stop making the short-term loans with balloon payments.

How to pick the right pair of snowshoes

12/06/2013 11:01am
If you take your time and answer a few simple questions when looking for your next pair of snowshoes, you will easily find the right pair for you.

Gov. Herbert names Marty Carpenter as communications director

12/06/2013 11:21am
Gov. Gary Herbert has named Marty Carpenter, an executive vice present at the Salt Lake Chamber, to serve as his communications director.

BYU student documents attempt to get engaged in 6 months

12/06/2013 2:00pm
A BYU student is making a documentary of his attempt to answer questions about dating by seeing if it's possible to find love in six months.

School Board continues discussion of teacher misconduct policies

12/06/2013 3:59pm
The State School Board discussed improvements to teacher misconduct policies during its Friday meeting.

Man receives double organ transplant from relative of childhood friend

12/06/2013 5:16pm
Two young men who grew up together in Twin Falls, Idaho have been brought closer together by the decision of one friend's family that saved the other's life.

2nd arrest made for armed grocery store robbery

12/06/2013 5:38pm
A man who allegedly robbed a Smith's grocery store at gunpoint was arrested Friday.

MacNeill used razor in apparent suicide attempt, officials say

12/06/2013 7:15pm
Martin MacNeill, the doctor convicted of murdering his wife, attempted to kill himself in his jail cell Thursday night. A daughter said he's threatened suicide before, when he's been in trouble.

Man accused of murdering wife threatened to kill police, paramedics

12/06/2013 7:27pm
An Orem man accused of murdering his wife last year threatened first responders' lives if they didn't save his wife, witnesses testified Friday.

Woman hit by car, critically injured

12/06/2013 7:28pm
A 20-year-old woman is in extremely critical condition after being hit by a car Friday morning.

Semitrailer crashes into river, leaks fuel

12/06/2013 7:32pm
A semitrailer that crashed into the Weber river is leaking fuel.

Wintry weather in store for weekend, forecast shows

12/06/2013 7:34pm
Snow and below-freezing temperatures are on tap as a new weather system makes it's way into Utah for the weekend.

Police seek man who robbed Zions Bank with note

12/06/2013 7:42pm
A man demanded cash with a note at a Zions Bank and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

USPS asks residents to shovel sidewalks, steps for mail carriers

12/06/2013 7:49pm
The United States Postal Service has a theme: "Neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night stays these carriers." But, if they feel that the conditions are unsafe because sidewalks have not been shoveled, the mail may be delayed.

Uintah Basin community orchestra, choir debuts Friday

12/06/2013 8:03pm
Less than a month after auditions were held, members of the Uintah Basin Orchestra and Chorus went through their final rehearsals before performing for the first time Friday night.

4 more charged in Navajo discretionary fund case

12/06/2013 8:50pm
The leader of the Navajo Nation's legislative branch, his predecessor and two former lawmakers have been charged with misusing tribal discretionary funds intended for Navajos in need.

AG candidate race heats up

12/06/2013 10:17pm
A special Utah House committee created to investigate now former Attorney General John Swallow looks to be pulling the plug on its four-month inquiry as the race to replace him heats up.

Data breach affects state, federal benefits UCard holders

12/06/2013 10:28pm
The personal information of people holding UCards may have accessed because of a data breach at JP Morgan Chase; 97,000 people in Utah have UCards.

Search for missing plane in Idaho affected by weather

12/06/2013 10:31pm
The search in the Idaho wilderness for a missing plane with five people on board was scaled back significantly Friday.

Families gather for yearly memorial for Susan Powell, lost kids

12/06/2013 10:31pm
More than a hundred white roses were laid at the Christmas Box Angel statue Friday at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. The vigil's held every year on Dec. 6, the date of the child's death in "The Christmas Box" — and the day Susan Powell went missing.

Utahn sets track record, wins skeleton World Cup gold

12/06/2013 10:39pm
The bobsleigh and skeleton World Cup is taking place in Utah this weekend, and one of Utah's own has already won gold and set a track record.

Rescue of deer on thin ice caught on video

12/06/2013 10:45pm
A Division of Wildlife Resources officer risked his own safety to help a stranded deer on the thin ice of the Mountain Dell Reservoir Friday. The exciting rescue was caught on video.

Boo Boo the bear brings smiles to children at Primary Children’s Hospital

12/06/2013 10:45pm
He's big, soft and cuddly and always has a smile on his face. He's a member of a construction crew and does very little work. But Boo Boo the bear just might be making the biggest impact.