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Advocates hope new distracted-driving law creates cultural change

05/07/2014 6:56am
If you say you don't do it, or haven't done it, the numbers may call you a liar. Texting, reading or sending email, using social media, even posting "selfies" have all been documented on our roadways, sometimes with tragic result

Car plows through Kearns backyard

05/07/2014 7:18am
A motorist caused damage to utility fixtures and ended up in a Kearns backyard Tuesday after he reportedly mixed up the brake and gas pedals of his Chevy Impala.

Huntsman leaves door open to presidential run, praises Hillary Clinton

05/07/2014 8:31am
Former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said he's "open" to another run for the White House while offering praise for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for 2016.

Sandy sued over panhandling enforcement

05/07/2014 9:01am
A homeless man has filed a lawsuit against Sandy contesting the city's enforcement of panhandling under a statute a federal court in 2012 held to be "facially unconstitutional."

Texting scammer targets consumer reporter Gephardt's son

05/07/2014 9:28am
Talk about messing with the wrong guy. Someone tried to rip off the son of KSL consumer reporter Bill Gephardt.

Utah family's app helps kids with autism

05/07/2014 10:21am
A Cache County family is using their experiences to help parents who have children with autism.

Photos: Hiking Wire Pass and Buckskin Gulch

05/07/2014 10:46am
Hikers can access two beautiful slot canyons from one trailhead in southern Utah. And it is beautiful — be sure to bring your camera.

iPhone users typically more educated than Android users, new study says

05/07/2014 11:03am
People who make at least six figures a year and are looking for love online tend to be iPhone users, while their Android counterparts make on average less than $60,000 a year, according to new data from a mobile dating application.

New spider escapes danger with acrobatic flips

05/07/2014 11:25am
Called the flic-flac spider after the gymnastics term for a back handspring, the newly discovered species uses its legs to create a rolling motion when provoked.

Opinion: Utah needs to plan for economic future

05/07/2014 11:40am
Utah is often cited as a success story. Generally speaking, Utahns take pride in the state's economic performance, sound management and positive attributes. However, success and growth brings their own set of challenges and danger.

Salt Lake County invites public to help plan future use of parks

05/07/2014 12:54pm
Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation planners are asking the public's help in shaping a master plan for the county's parks and recreation centers. Six public meetings will be conducted in May to seek public input.

5 taken into custody, school placed on lockdown during SWAT standoff

05/07/2014 1:40pm
SWAT teams were dispatched to a house Wednesday morning during a standoff and Voyage Academy was placed on lockdown for several hours during the incident.

Data reveals BYU as 'most desirable' college in Utah

05/07/2014 2:01pm
Brigham Young University was recently named the 'most desirable' college in Utah based on the number of people who applied to the school.

Local band blends genres to create unique, rock tones

05/07/2014 2:01pm
Sound Spotlight: The Anchorage, a local ska band, has the energy to get the audience moving.

4 tips to ensure you're getting a great price on your next car

05/07/2014 2:33pm
Whether you're an avid car guy who loves the smell of new leather, or just tired of your old clunker rattling at every stop light, spring is a great time to go car shopping. Before you start hitting the lots, however, it pays to plan in advance.

Man wanted in shooting case arrested for alleged 2nd shooting

05/07/2014 4:16pm
A man wanted in connection with a shooting in the parking lot of a strip club has been arrested.

Advocates question if baby deaths in Vernal are linked to pollution

05/07/2014 5:32pm
The string of brief and poignant baby obituaries from the Vernal area in 2013 is causing clean air advocates to question if pollution from oil and gas production is helping to write their fate.

Police: Missing 15-month-old dropped off at relative's house

05/07/2014 6:43pm
Sophea Larsen was reunited with her family Wednesday afternoon following large-scale search conducted by the Unified Police Department. The toddler was dropped off at the home of a relative who then contacted police, Sheriff Jim Winder said.

Girl injured by UPS truck loses foot

05/07/2014 6:50pm
A Uintah County girl's foot was so badly damaged after it was pinned under the tire of UPS truck Tuesday night that it could not be saved, according to a friend of the girl's family.

Decent spring runoff not likely, water managers say

05/07/2014 7:11pm
The wet, cool April water managers had hoped for in Utah did a disappearing act, and with that hopes of a decent runoff season all but evaporated. Farmers who rely on streams for irrigation are in for another tough year and reservoir storage is down.

Mother of hit-and-run victim hopes for help from tipsters

05/07/2014 7:15pm
The mother of a man left lying in the street by a hit-and-run driver is asking anyone with information to contact police as she waits by his bedside for him to heal.

Pilot pleads guilty to distributing planeloads of pot over 3-year period

05/07/2014 7:15pm
An Idaho man pleaded guilty Wednesday to flying planeloads of marijuana around the country for at least three years before his November arrest at Vernal Regional Airport.

DWS grant will help fund STEM programs in Utah schools

05/07/2014 7:16pm
The Department of Workforce Services, in partnership with the Utah State Office of Education and the STEM Action Center, has launched a $6 million grant program to help Utah schools create science, technology, engineering and math education programs.

Ex-hospital worker sentenced to prison for abusing boy

05/07/2014 7:50pm
David Elijah Jensen, 23, was sentenced to two consecutive terms of three-years-to-life in prison Wednesday for abusing an 11-year-old patient while working as a nurse's assistant at Primary Children's Hospital.

SUV stolen as parents prepare to take child to the hospital

05/07/2014 8:03pm
Tory and Maresa Law's little boy, 8-month-old Max, was scheduled for heart surgery Tuesday, but getting him to the hospital was a bigger ordeal than expected.

6 fabulous books for Mom (and the kids)

05/07/2014 8:40pm
This Mother's Day, build up Mom's personal library, as well as her collection for the little ones in her life. Give her the gift of one book to read for herself and another to read to her children or grandchildren.

Dad builds backyard roller coaster for family

05/07/2014 9:08pm
It's every 10-year-old kid's dream: walk out the backdoor and take a ride on your own, personal roller coaster. For one northern California family, that dream is a reality.

2 die in plane crash near Santa Clara

05/07/2014 9:10pm
Two people were killed in a plane crash near Santa Clara Wednesday, police said. The single-engine plane was registered to a flight school in the St. George area, according to police.

'Marriage isn't for you' viral blog post now published as book

05/07/2014 9:22pm
A viral blog post about being selfless in marriage has now been published as a book.

When food becomes hazardous to your health

05/07/2014 10:12pm
An allergic condition of the esophagus, where eating particular foods cause the esophagus to become inflamed and even scarred, makes eating hazardous to the health of a woman and her children.

Westbound I-80 closed for hours after carjacking, car chase and arrest

05/07/2014 10:25pm
Police arrested a man after a reported carjacking and resulting car chase, which closed down westbound I-80 for several hours.

New cellphone restrictions start in less than a week

05/07/2014 10:45pm
Starting May 13, searching the web, taking a picture and dialing a phone number with your hands while driving will be illegal. The new restrictions essentially ban manipulating your phone with your hands, with a few exceptions.

How social media helps solve criminal cases

05/07/2014 10:48pm
Social media paid dividends Wednesday as Unified police used it to ratchet up pressure to safely recover a 15-month-old girl. Police agencies around the state are finding new social alternatives to solve cases.

Refugee family warning others of IRS scam

05/07/2014 10:51pm
After they were nearly tricked by a fake IRS agent, a refugee family living in Cottonwood Heights wants to make sure others know about the telephone scam. They say the caller uses threats to try and scare people out of their money.