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New South Salt Lake police chief named

02/08/2014 10:47am
Following the retirement of Chief Chris Snyder, Deputy Chief Jack Carruth has been appointed as South Salt Lake's 18th chief of police.

Nevada county charging for jail meals; ACLU upset

02/08/2014 11:17am
The Elko County Commission on Wednesday approved Sheriff Jim Pitts' proposal to charge inmates $6 a day for meals, $10 for each doctor visit and $5 for initial booking into the jail, a move he says will save county taxpayers millions of dollars a year.

Society failed man convicted of sexually abusing children, judge says

02/08/2014 11:58am
When William Estell entered the courtroom to be sentenced after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting young boys, the small group there to support him saw one more victim — Estell, himself. Estell received a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

U. starts study to reduce post surgery hospital readmissions

02/08/2014 12:49pm
The University of Utah is hoping to reduce dangerous and costly hospital readmissions by asking patients what they think could be done better.

Video shows unruly passenger taken into custody at Salt Lake airport

02/08/2014 3:37pm
Delta Air Lines says a passenger on a Utah-bound flight began acting unruly, prompting officials to divert the plane to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

McFarland guilty in Elko; Utah homicide count next

02/08/2014 3:54pm
A suspect in a double-homicide in Utah has been convicted of kidnapping, robbery and theft in the shooting of a woman during a botched carjacking in Nevada in December 2011.

13-year-old with terminal cancer gets hero's welcome

02/08/2014 5:50pm
Jayci Glover, 13, has been fighting a rare form of terminal lymphoma for a year now. As she made her final trip home this weekend, she was overwhelmed by what greeted her.

Utah man sentenced to prison in police shootout

02/08/2014 6:07pm
A Utah man has been sentenced to three years to life in state prison for opening fire on police during a July 2012 traffic stop.

Natural History Museum welcomes 'Chocolate' exhibit

02/08/2014 8:04pm
The "Chocolate" exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah opened to the public Saturday. It contains the history of chocolate and interactive features for children and adults.

Armed man gets away with vehicle at So. Salt Lake dealership

02/08/2014 8:33pm
Police are looking for an armed man who stole a car from a South Salt Lake dealership Saturday. A witness tried to follow the vehicle, but lost sight before police could respond.

Opposition to cockfighting bill raised in Senate committee meeting

02/08/2014 9:21pm
A bill seeking to make cockfighting a felony in Utah was met with opposition Friday.

Bill seeks to open custody questions in domestic homicide investigations

02/08/2014 9:24pm
A Utah Senate committee has advanced proposed legislation to evaluate custody of children when one parent is suspected of killing the other.

Lawmakers, educators debate changes to school grading law

02/08/2014 9:25pm
A bill that would alter the way school grades are calculated advanced out of a House committee Friday. Several changes have been proposed to the school grading law, including exemptions for alternative high schools and students with disabilities.

Senate committee supports bill to limit use of CO gas at animal shelters

02/08/2014 9:30pm
A Senate committee gave a favorable recommendation Friday to a bill that would limit the use of carbon monoxide gas as a method of euthanasia at animal shelters.

House approves 80 mph speed limit bill

02/08/2014 9:30pm
The House approved a bill Friday that would allow the speed limit to be raised as high as 80 mph on highways and freeways throughout the state.

5 interesting bills discussed by lawmakers this week

02/08/2014 9:32pm
Dozens of bills filter their way through the House and Senate every day during Utah's annual legislative session. Here are five interesting bills from Friday that all Utahns should be aware of.

Woman dies in Zion National Park BASE jumping accident

02/08/2014 10:28pm
A woman died Saturday when her parachute failed to open during a BASE jump in Zion National Park.

BYU student critically injured in American Fork Canyon avalanche

02/08/2014 10:55pm
A Brigham Young University snowshoeing with friends Saturday, was trapped in an avalanche in American Fork Canyon. The 21-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition.

'One on One' with Eddy Alvarez

02/08/2014 11:11pm
Utah's strong contingent of short-track speed skaters will begin competition Monday, and the team features one of Team USA's most engaging personalities: Eddy Alvarez.

Park City's Kotsenburg uses a new trick to take 1st gold

02/08/2014 11:29pm
Park City's Sage Kotsenburg loves snowboarding for all its unexpected surprises.