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New charges filed against man suspected of kidnapping teen

03/12/2014 7:17am
A Draper man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Herriman girl and harboring her from police has been ordered to stand trial on kidnapping charges and 10 newly filed sex abuse charges, including rape of a child.

Truck burns in Parleys Canyon, backs traffic for miles

03/12/2014 7:24am
All lanes of I-80 eastbound reopened through Parleys Canyon after a semitruck caught on fire, closing all the lanes for hours Wednesday morning.

Gang reduction initiative approved for Salt Lake County

03/12/2014 7:32am
The Salt Lake County Council has authorized the hiring of two professionals to launch a regional gang reduction initiative. The pair would assess gang crime trends, research proven strategies and evaluate their effectiveness once implemented.

Teen with traumatic brain injury not only survives but thrives

03/12/2014 7:47am
Fifteen-year-old Pete Benda's family was told he may never wake up from a coma following a 30-foot fall. See how well he is doing now, in part two of the series "The Child First and Always."

Artist looks to reward 'brave' acts of kindness with pottery

03/12/2014 8:03am
Inspired by those she sees regularly reaching out to others, a local pottery artist is hoping to learn the stories of those people and create a piece of art portraying that.

Thief ditches stolen car in creek

03/12/2014 9:06am
Officers in Big Cottonwood Canyon overnight saw car tracks going off the road and discovered a vehicle in the creek.

Man charged in drug, human trafficking operation appears in court

03/12/2014 9:57am
A man accused of using gifts, then fear and intimidation to coerce teenage boys into drug and human trafficking, appeared in court Tuesday to face 34 charges in connection with the abuse and trafficking of seven victims.

5 things you should always have in your backpack

03/12/2014 11:01am
When your comfort and survival are dependent on what's in your pack, every piece of gear counts.

Sharing online passwords with spouse can strengthen relationship, expert says

03/12/2014 11:23am
A new study finds couples are growing more comfortable sharing passwords to their online accounts with each other — everything from Netflix to Facebook and email. Some experts say that level of sharing actually can help a relationship.

Doctor claims state senator deceived him in sale of stock

03/12/2014 11:40am
A Cedar City doctor says in a lawsuit that a state senator bought his stock in a medical devices company last fall knowing it would be worth much more when the business sold a few months later.

New charges filed against alleged gang member

03/12/2014 11:53am
New charges were filed Tuesday against an 18- year-old alleged gang member arrested by Salt Lake City police last week.

Couple charged with animal cruelty after puppy needs leg amputation

03/12/2014 12:13pm
A man and woman from Price abused a puppy so severely that one of its legs had to be amputated, according to police. The woman is also accused of killing another puppy by throwing it against a wall.

Man arrested following officer-involved chase, shooting

03/12/2014 1:14pm
A wanted fugitive suspected in a recent string of residential burglaries was arrested Wednesday after an officer fired an undisclosed number of shots following a chase.

Suspected DUI driver crashed stolen car, almost killed man, police say

03/12/2014 1:22pm
A Duchesne man was DUI and driving a stolen car when he slammed head-on into a pickup truck over the weekend, nearly killing the other driver, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Local artist to open for Boyz II Men

03/12/2014 2:12pm
Sound Spotlight is a weekly column spotlighting a local musician. This week: Mimi Knowles and his funky band.

Have You Seen This? Dance if you lose a bet

03/12/2014 2:56pm
Andrew Wilcox and his brother played a game of basketball recently and decided to up the ante by making a little friendly wager: if he lost, he would have to dance to whatever music his brother chose on the corner of Bulldog and State Street in Provo.

House approves adding $168M to education fund, passes Stericycle measure

03/12/2014 4:03pm
Utah lawmakers passed a bill adding $168 million to the state's public education fund and a bill excluding home-school kids from completing the state's education requirements.

Sheriff offers tips to avoid catalytic converter theft

03/12/2014 4:30pm
Thieves are more likely to crawl under cars and steal catalytic converters to sell at metal recycle shops during warm weather, investigators said.

Woman missing since 2002 was murdered, police say

03/12/2014 6:48pm
Salt Lake police on Wednesday announced they have re-classified a 2002 missing person's case as a homicide.

Moab man indicted for theft of dinosaur track

03/12/2014 6:52pm
A grand jury handed up an indictment Wednesday that charges a Moab man with four federal offenses related to the theft of a fossilized dinosaur footprint from BLM-administered lands in Grand County.

Missing 13-month-old found safe in Colorado

03/12/2014 7:15pm
A 13-month-old girl has been found hours after an endangered missing person alert was issued for her, the Heber City Police Department announced Wednesday afternoon.

Utah recognition of same-sex marriage in judge's hands

03/12/2014 7:17pm
Four same-sex couples who married in Utah during the brief time it was legal argued in federal court Wednesday that the state is disrupting their lives because it doesn't recognize their unions.

Tips for preparing emergency first-aid kits

03/12/2014 7:33pm
Emergency preparedness to many people means food and water but there is a third important element in being prepared: first aid.

Callers pretend to be from sheriff's office in scam, deputies say

03/12/2014 8:07pm
People should be wary of callers who claim they owe money to pay off a warrant, according to the Utah County Sheriff's Office.

Ex-AG John Swallow hung 'for sale' sign on office door, new report says

03/12/2014 8:12pm
The special House committee charged with investigating former Attorney General John Swallow ended its work Wednesday with the release of a report concluding that he "hung a veritable 'for sale' sign" on his office door.

Surgeon gives life-saving chance to girl many thought had no chance

03/12/2014 8:21pm
The Keller Family celebrates every hug, every kiss and every smile from their 4-year-old, because they know what it's like to almost lose her. Doctors at Primary Children's Hospital performed life-saving surgery when a virus attacked her heart.

How to make friendships a priority — and why it's important

03/12/2014 9:02pm
For over a decade, studies have shown just how crucial friendships are to our actual health and well-being. But keeping close friends is not often easy. This MOMentity column offers advice on how we can keep these female relationships a priority.

Single mom gifted car from Utah County companies

03/12/2014 9:23pm
Several Utah County business pulled together to surprise a single mother with a good-as-new car on Thursday.

State to honor Sgt. Cory Wride by renaming highway where he died

03/12/2014 10:03pm
Cory Wride's family and colleagues visited the Capitol on Wednesday as the Legislature honored the Utah County sheriff's sergeant killed in the line of duty earlier this year.

UHP and SLC bars team up to prevent DUIs

03/12/2014 10:09pm
Local bars are teaming up with the Road to Zero Fatalities campaign that aims to cut DUI arrests in March.

Nowitzki leads Mavericks past Jazz 108-101

03/12/2014 10:11pm
The Jazz kept it close until the end, but Dallas pulled away for a 108- 101 victory.

Cancer patient plans lawsuit after FedEx loses tissue sample

03/12/2014 10:19pm
A woman may have to go through unnecessary chemotherapy to treat her breast cancer after her breast tissue sample was lost in the mail.

Senate majority leader 'doing well' after collapse at Capitol

03/12/2014 10:39pm
Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund, R-Monroe, was "stable and doing well" after leaving the Capitol on a stretcher Wednesday afternoon, according to statement from the lawmaker's family.

Mother shocked to find her face on revenge porn site

03/12/2014 10:55pm
A Utah mom with an online business was shocked to learn her image, name and address were on a porn revenge site.