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Layton man to stand trial in child's death

04/08/2014 6:34am
Tyler Ryan Geary, who is accused of shaking and killing his girlfriend's crying child in Layton, was ordered Monday to stand trial in the 11-month-old's death.

2 men steal $24K in computer equipment from Best Buy

04/08/2014 6:55am
Police say two men broke into an electronics store early Monday and took tens of thousands of dollars' worth of computer equipment.

Utah rents year-end test to Florida for $5.4M

04/08/2014 7:12am
The State Board of Education has approved a plan to lease materials from the state's new computer adaptive testing system to Florida for roughly $5.4 million.

Inmate sent threatening letter to parole board, charges state

04/08/2014 7:30am
A Davis County man barely three years into a 57-year prison sentence has been charged with sending a threatening letter to the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole from behind bars.

Suspected 'Ski Bum Bandit' faces 6 felony charges

04/08/2014 8:45am
The man police dubbed the "Ski Bum Bandit" for his suspected role in robbing a string of banks is facing six felony charges.

Ex-teacher gets probation in case involving student

04/08/2014 9:54am
Former Riverton High teacher Courtney Jarrell, 23, was sentenced to probation, fines and community service Tuesday after a judge "struggled mightily" with the appropriate sentence for the teacher who became sexually involved with a student.

3 locations for canyoneering in Capitol Reef National Park

04/08/2014 11:58am
Capitol Reef National Park offers some of the most exquisite and thrilling canyoneering in Southern Utah. Here are three rappel routes found in Capitol Reef that shouldn't be missed.

Roosevelt teen killed after losing control of speeding car

04/08/2014 12:47pm
A Roosevelt teen has died from injuries suffered in a crash late Monday night, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

User photos: This week in news

04/08/2014 2:30pm
This week's user photos include: an Orem fire, fences knocked down by kids, a Zion's Bank robbery standoff, Utah's diverse spring weather and an angel in the outfield.

Orem man convicted of beating stepfather to death

04/08/2014 3:33pm
An Orem man convicted of beating his 79-year- old stepfather to death during a fight over alcohol was sentenced to up to five years in prison Tuesday.

Man sentenced to jail for holding mother, two children hostage

04/08/2014 4:37pm
A Pleasant Grove man who held a mother and her two small children hostage at gunpoint while claiming he was protecting them was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail.

Man grew marijuana next to children's rooms, police say

04/08/2014 6:49pm
Spanish Fork police arrested a man Tuesday after they found marijuana in his house growing next to his children's bedrooms.

Peregrine falcon pair return to Temple Square

04/08/2014 6:53pm
A pair of peregrine falcons is back at Temple Square this spring, ready to raise their young and thrill the people below.

Measles cases spark immunization discussions in Utah

04/08/2014 7:15pm
A recent rise in measles cases in California has sparked discussion about the importance of vaccinating children. The Utah Department of Health reports immunization rates in Utah are higher than the national average.

U. student government proposes change to fight song

04/08/2014 7:34pm
The student government of the University of Utah voted this week to make changes to the school's fight song, "Utah Man," saying the song is "discriminatory" to some.

Salt Lake firefighters compete in heart challenge obstacle course

04/08/2014 8:46pm
Local firefighters displayed their stamina on an obstacle course designed to get their hearts pumping, and even though their jobs requires regular heavy lifting, some of them found they may have some work to do.

Utahns paying close attention to dispute between BLM, Nevada rancher

04/08/2014 9:03pm
The feud between Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and federal land managers has been going on for more than two decades. That's far too long in Utah cattle rancher Beth Anderson's mind.

Provo tattoo shop raises thousands for charities

04/08/2014 9:34pm
A Utah County tattoo parlor has been working to raise money for various charities. Most recently it donated more than $2,000 to a young woman with Leukemia.

New scam with reloadable debit cards hits Helper

04/08/2014 10:01pm
Police warn of a growing scam that makes big promises, with a big catch. Scammers are offering free money in exchange for the account number found on the back of a Green Dot MoneyPak card. But beware of major consequences.

Man falls to his death in Ultralight accident

04/08/2014 10:27pm
The 60-year-old man was found near the road of a campground at Willard Bay State Park. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Box Elder Hospital.

'I’ve never had any bad feelings,' mom says of driver who hit daughter

04/08/2014 10:32pm
When Lexi Hansen's family first heard of her near-fatal longboarding accident, their hearts almost immediately went out to the driver who hit her. They have since developed a close relationship.

Epidural stimulation gives hope to South Jordan girl, paraplegics

04/08/2014 10:52pm
Lizzy Prichett has been trying to walk for a year and a half. A car accident left her paralyzed. She's made only small progress at Neuroworx physical therapy in South Jordan, but now she has new hope.