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More than 55K attend FantasyCon; organizers plan for return

07/09/2014 8:43am
More than 55,000 guests attended the inaugural FantasyCon last weekend, and organizers say they are already making plans for a 2015 convention.

Alpine celebrates completion of watershed project

07/09/2014 9:08am
A watershed protection project will help deter future mudslides and flooding from the burn scar on the mountains above Alpine in Utah County. The effort involved $1.8 million in federal funding and Alpine.

Separate fires displace Ogden family, damage building at U.

07/09/2014 9:25am
Crews are monitoring the scene of an overnight fire at the University of Utah. In a separate incident, a house fire displaced eight people in Ogden.

Imagine Dragons singer to perform local benefit concert for friend

07/09/2014 9:41am
After his friend was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive cancer, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds decided to take action to help raise money for her.

2 people critically injured when motorcycle and van collide

07/09/2014 9:58am
Two people were critically injured when a motorcycle and van collided in Midvale. The passenger on the motorcycle was in extremely critical condition Tuesday night.

New app predicts when light will turn green

07/09/2014 10:15am
Would you like to know precisely when a red traffic light will turn green? A new app being tested in Utah is designed to tell drivers how long they have before the light changes color.

Quiz: What kind of angler are you?

07/09/2014 10:40am
Take the quiz and find out what type of angler you are.

Road trip safety tips for keeping vacations from taking a detour

07/09/2014 11:43am
As drivers hit the road for summer vacations, AAA of Utah offers some valuable road-trip safety tips.

Expert explains choices behind suicide

07/09/2014 11:52am
Dr. Thomas Joiner has spent his entire career researching mental illness and offered some of the clearest answers about why people choose suicide.

Looking for a beautiful slot canyon? Attempt The Black Hole with caution

07/09/2014 11:56am
The Black Hole is a three mile-long slot canyon that must be swum. It's a beautiful and unique hike, and offers a thrilling and scenic adventure.

Same-sex marriage petition urges governor to drop court battle

07/09/2014 12:18pm
Same-sex marriage advocates intend to deliver a petition to the governor Wednesday urging the state to drop its court battle and recognize marriages performed in the state.

$14M production of 'Wicked' returns to Utah for the summer

07/09/2014 12:33pm
A little piece of New York has arrived in Utah as Broadway stars begin taking the stage for the $14 million production of "Wicked."

W. Jordan considers split from Jordan School District

07/09/2014 12:57pm
The West Jordan City Council is expected to vote Wednesday night on whether to move forward with a study on the feasibility of breaking from the Jordan School District.

Reggae band Bludgeon Muffin plays in music festival

07/09/2014 2:01pm
Like many other Salt Lake bands, Bludgeon Muffin has a dream to make their music their career. But, hearkening back to musician and activist Bob Marley, the reggae band also hopes their music will inspire people to pick up their instruments

Kearns-Tribune, Deseret News want antitrust lawsuit dismissed

07/09/2014 3:33pm
Calling it a "most unusual" antitrust case, Kearns-Tribune and Deseret News Publishing Co. have asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit over the two newspapers' revised joint operating agreement.

Man pleads guilty to taking dinosaur footprint

07/09/2014 5:51pm
A 35-year-old Moab man accused of stealing a fossilized dinosaur footprint admitted in federal court Wednesday to stealing the fossil and throwing it in the Colorado River.

West Jordan dog attack sends 2 officers to the hospital

07/09/2014 5:53pm
A large dog that police say would go from being calm to "incredibly violent and vicious" without warning remained quarantined Wednesday after biting two animal control officers in West Jordan.

Overwhelming majority of Utahns want immigration reform now

07/09/2014 6:18pm
Utahns — and Americans — overwhelmingly believe the nation's immigration system is broken and Congress needs to address the issue this year, new polls commissioned by the Partnership for a New American Economy show.

Man charged in year-long child porn investigation

07/09/2014 7:09pm
A Heber City man who was the target of a year-long child pornography investigation now faces criminal charges and has been arrested.

Group petitions Utah to drop US Supreme Court appeal of Amendment 3 ruling

07/09/2014 7:23pm
As petitions urging Utah to drop its fight against same-sex marriage were delivered to the governor Wednesday, the attorney general's office said it intends to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming weeks.

Mia Love among 20 congressional 'Members in Waiting,' blogger says

07/09/2014 7:24pm
Republican congressional candidate Mia Love said Wednesday she's flattered at being labeled a "surefire winner" by a Washington blogger, but she's taking nothing for granted in her race against Democrat Doug Owens.

Orem marathoner to represent Tonga in 2016 Olympic Games

07/09/2014 7:28pm
As a young Tongan boy, Toni Vakaafi dreamed of running in the Olympic Games. A son of a poor fisherman, who endured many trials, his dream didn't look likely. After many years of hardship, Toni's goal may just become a reality.

Autism-specialized school prepares to open doors in Utah County

07/09/2014 7:31pm
Spectrum Academy, a charter school dedicated to teaching children on the autism spectrum, led local officials on a tour of its new Pleasant Grove location on Wednesday. It is slated to open in August.

Mother encourages CPR training after near-drowning of 4-year-old son

07/09/2014 7:49pm
A drowning at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center Sunday hit close to home for a Utah County mother, who is sharing her story so other parents can learn from it.

Wednesday's Child: Nicholas

07/09/2014 8:14pm
Nicholas is a 13-year-old boy with a love of the outdoors, but he especially loves fishing. He's been in foster care for the past 10 years and he's looking for a permanent home.

National laser tag tournament to be held in Utah

07/09/2014 8:49pm
In case you have been practicing for years and have been waiting for your time to shine, your moment has arrived — a national laser tag tournament is going to be held in Utah.

Doctor stripped of license over allegations of bad telemedical practices

07/09/2014 9:50pm
The state Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing has stripped a Utah doctor living on the island of Saipan of his license to prescribe controlled substances. Dr. Paul Marie Gahlinger, however, says he has done nothing wrong.

7 Ways to Get the Best Price When Buying a Car

07/09/2014 9:52pm
You wouldn't go into a clothing store and negotiate the price of a pair of jeans, but if you aren't negotiating when buying a car you are probably paying more than you should. Here are seven tips on how you make sure you get the best price possible.

Jimmer back in Provo to promote anti-bullying

07/09/2014 10:04pm
Jimmer Fredette was back in town for Jimmer Jam Camp, an anti- bullying basketball event.

New solar panels may brighten outlook for U.S. Olympians

07/09/2014 10:11pm
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Center of Excellence was outfitted with 126 solar panels, which are expected to save the association about 8,000 per year — money which it plans on using to power future athletes' gold medal goals.

Vaillancourt speaks out, can't forgive former boyfriend for killing Draper officer

07/09/2014 10:41pm
Traci Vaillancourt spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since her former boyfriend, Timothy Walker, shot and killed Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson.

Body of missing teen recovered in Hyrum Reservoir

07/09/2014 11:59pm
Cache County Search and Rescue said the body of a missing teen was recovered from Hyrum Reservoir Wednesday evening.