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Mother incompetent for trial in child's death, judge rules

01/28/2014 7:41am
A judge says a northern Utah woman is not competent to stand trial on charges of murder in the death of her disabled 2-year-old son.

Caregiver of spouse suffering from dementia advocates for support

01/28/2014 9:06am
Making her husband breakfast, helping him walk and even putting him in timeout was something Jamie Gordon never anticipated.

Veteran starts Indian food cart from war zone

01/28/2014 10:45am
A local man and his wife have found success with The Curryer, a food cart they started while he was still serving in Iraq.

4 reasons to take a family trip to San Diego

01/28/2014 11:01am
San Diego is one of the best places for families to find world-class zoos, theme parks, museums and beaches. Year-round sunshine and mild temperatures mean there is never a bad time to visit this popular Southern California city.

Locals provide way to charge electronics, cook while camping

01/28/2014 11:45am
A local company has come out with an update to its award-winning portable generator that can use water to power phones and tablets.

Man pleads guilty to killing woman in DUI crash

01/28/2014 12:13pm
A Magna man pleaded guilty Monday to one count of automobile homicide for negligently causing the death of a Price woman in a July crash near Scofield Reservoir.

Top user photos of the week

01/28/2014 2:44pm
Here are some of the best shots we received over the past week, including photos from a Provo police car involved in a crash, the Sundance Film Festival, an RV fire, a clean air rally at the Utah Capitol, and what happens when FrontRunner breaks down.

Police learn identity of possible Banksy vandal

01/28/2014 3:32pm
Police say they have identified the man they believe is responsible for vandalizing Banksy murals in Park City one month ago.

SWAT situation ends peacefully

01/28/2014 3:58pm
Police were questioning a man and woman after a standoff with a SWAT team Tuesday morning.

Man charged with attempted murder in stabbing case

01/28/2014 4:05pm
An attempted murder charge has been filed against a man police say stabbed his sister's boyfriend earlier this month.

Pickup truck, semitrailer crash; delays expected

01/28/2014 4:11pm
A semitrailer and a pickup truck were in an accident that is likely to cause major delays on I-215 eastbound.

Police identify driver killed after hitting power poles

01/28/2014 4:52pm
Speed and alcohol were believed to be contributing factors in a fatal car accident early Tuesday.

Skier dies after colliding with tree at Deer Valley

01/28/2014 5:36pm
A skier died after colliding with a tree at Deer Valley Resort Tuesday, according to officials.

Woman found in burning house suffered blunt force trauma to head, autopsy finds

01/28/2014 6:16pm
An 85-year-old woman found dead in a burning house over the weekend died from blunt force trauma to her head, according to an initial autopsy report from the Utah State Medical Examiner's Office.

Steven Powell's house to go on auction block next week

01/28/2014 6:33pm
A judge has denied Steven Powell's motion to toss the civil suit against him and stop the sale of his Puyallup, Wash., house.

Woman hit by truck dies

01/28/2014 6:51pm
Police confirmed that a 22-year-old woman is dead after being hit by a car Tuesday morning.

Group plays Chutes & Ladders at Capitol to promote preschool education

01/28/2014 6:53pm
Legislators at the state Capitol on Tuesday found themselves among children hopping, skipping and even rolling on a life-size game of Chutes and Ladders.

4 arrested after early morning high-speed chase

01/28/2014 6:59pm
Four people are in custody Tuesday morning after a high-speed chase through West Valley City and West Jordan.

'Mountain Accord' debuts to protect Wasatch Front canyons

01/28/2014 7:02pm
More than 20 public and private organizations have joined forces to launch "Mountain Accord" to craft a blueprint for protecting and enhancing enjoyment of the Wasatch Mountains. They will collaborate on solving key issues like transportation.

Under guise of using bathroom, woman burglarized 2 homes, police say

01/28/2014 7:07pm
A woman who knocked on strangers' doors claiming she needed to use the bathroom was arrested after being caught going through the homeowners' medicine cabinets.

Josh Romney: ‘Mitt’ documentary would have changed outcome of election

01/28/2014 7:11pm
America is seeing a new side of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney now that the film "Mitt" has been released on Netflix. Romney's son Josh said if the film had been released before the election, Mitt Romney likely would be president today.

Lawmaker gets engaged on Senate floor

01/28/2014 7:23pm
Salt Lake City Democrat Luz Robles hears hundreds of proposals each year in her post as a state senator.

Therapist pleads guilty to sex charge

01/28/2014 7:55pm
A Centerville therapist has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenage patient.

MacNeill's sex abuse trial put on hold for competency evaluation

01/28/2014 7:57pm
A judge determined Tuesday that Martin MacNeill, who was convicted of murder in the death of his wife, must undergo a mental competency evaluation. The decision halted a two-day trial slated to begin next week in an unrelated sex abuse case.

State senator tries again to pass seat belt law; family shares close call on highway

01/28/2014 8:09pm
During the 2014 legislative session, Sen. Luz Robles will try again to pass a law to get us all to buckle up. Senate Bill 128 would make it a primary offense not to wear a seat belt on roads with 55 mph speed limits and faster.

Salt Lake woman's killer sentenced to decades in prison

01/28/2014 8:31pm
Delfino Arriaga-Luna, 34, was sentenced to up to 40 years in prison Tuesday in connection with the death of 19-year-old Stephanie Williams.

Utahns among thousands nationwide who can't pay medical bills

01/28/2014 9:14pm
Medical bills are a burden for thousands of Americans. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows one in four Americans couldn't pay for medical bills in 2012, which is up from 2011.

Father, son escape early-morning house fire

01/28/2014 9:36pm
A father and his adult son are safe after escaping from an early- morning house fire Tuesday in Cottonwood Heights.

Bullying problem in Tooele schools ignored by administrators, students say

01/28/2014 10:22pm
A group of parents and students in the Tooele County School District say bullying is a persistent, district-wide problem and administrators seem to be turning a blind eye to it.

Social media highlights 4 points from State of the Union address

01/28/2014 10:32pm
From "Mad Men" references to Healthcare jokes, social media buzzed during President Obama's fifth State of the Union on Tuesday.

Jordan School Board approves boundary changes, apologizes to parents

01/28/2014 10:39pm
The Jordan School Board voted Tuesday to approve a package of school boundary changes aimed at mitigating overcrowding and enrollment growth. Some board members told parents they were sorry for some of the effects these changes will have on their families.

Groups rally for, against same-sex marriage at Utah Capitol

01/28/2014 10:47pm
People for and against same-sex marriage rallied outside the state Capitol Tuesday night.

Owner of Jungle Jim's hopes to reunite memory card with owner

01/28/2014 11:59pm
The owner of an indoor amusement park is hoping to reunite a memory card containing more than 1,800 family pictures with its owner.