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Up to 18% of incoming students never attend, colleges say

07/14/2014 8:00am
The summer months can be a tricky time for colleges and universities. A lot of high school graduates who have committed to attend class are slipping through the cracks.

New tax scam involves fake IRS form

07/14/2014 8:24am
Tax Day passed months ago, but thieves are not easing up on tax scams.

A mother's helper and 5 other moments that made someone's day

07/14/2014 9:39am
Each week, shares moments from readers' lives about kind acts they have seen or performed, and the effect they have on us.

5 places to kayak this summer

07/14/2014 11:36am
Kayaking is an exciting adventure for all ages and skill levels. There are several great places to kayak or canoe in Utah, but we recommend five places that stand out because of their beauty, simplicity or location.

Police ID man who jumped into festival bonfire

07/14/2014 12:21pm
Police have released the identify of the man who died over the weekend after jumping into a huge ceremonial bonfire at the Element 11 festival.

Man reaches through window, burglarizes Taco Bell

07/14/2014 1:10pm
Police are searching for a man after surveillance video showed him burglarizing a Taco Bell through the drive-thru window.

6 awesome discounted things to do with your kids this summer in Utah

07/14/2014 2:16pm
Beat the heat with these five awesome activities to bring the kids to. The middle of summer can be hard for parents and kids that find themselves home for a lot of the day. Get the kids out and enjoy some amazing places Utah has to offer.

Colbie Caillat sends powerful message about image in new music video

07/14/2014 3:21pm
Singer Colbie Caillat's new music video sent a message loud and clear to women all over the world: Stop hiding beneath makeup and Photoshop because you are fine the way you are.

Motorcyclist killed on way to work, police say

07/14/2014 4:01pm
A man who was riding a motorcycle to work was struck and killed by a car Monday morning, police said.

Man arrested for tagging, drugs, police say

07/14/2014 5:17pm
Police arrested a man Sunday morning after witnesses reported that he allegedly spray painted a garage door.

Man charged in fatal July 4 crash makes first court appearance

07/14/2014 6:26pm
A man accused of causing an accident that killed a Farmington mother and her two daughters appeared in a Tooele court Monday to face three counts of murder.

Police name suspect, recover BB gun following SWAT standoff

07/14/2014 6:27pm
Police have released the name of the man suspected of barricading himself inside an apartment during a SWAT standoff before surrendering to police.

Judge orders 15-years-to-life sentence for man who beat girlfriend to death

07/14/2014 6:40pm
James Sanchez, convicted of murder in the 2011 beating death of his girlfriend, Angela Jenkins, was sentenced to prison Monday. The 15- years-to-life sentence handed him will run consecutive to a 15- years-to-life sentence he is already serving.

Former Canyons bus driver charged with abuse of 2nd child

07/14/2014 6:52pm
Prosecutors say they've identified a second sex-abuse victim of former Canyons School District bus driver John Martin Carrell.

Utah sizzles under rising temperatures

07/14/2014 7:07pm
Salt Lake City International Airport hit triple-digit temperatures Monday, making it the hottest day of 2014. Data shows summers will just get hotter. A new study looks at what Salt Lake City will feel like decades from now under a warming climate.

$100M mistake means tax increase for Utah property owners

07/14/2014 8:09pm
A recent audit of Utah's property tax system revealed a miscalculation that caused property owners in the state to be undertaxed by more than $100 million since 2006.

Jealousy fueled man killed 2 in Logan apartment, police say

07/14/2014 8:12pm
Police say a Logan man forced his way into an apartment shortly after midnight Monday and shot and killed two people before going to another apartment and fatally shooting himself.

5 steps to safely consolidate your debt

07/14/2014 9:00pm
Consolidating debt can be a daunting task. Here are five steps to do it safely and effectively.

New HBO show doesn't sit well with Utah's Tongan community

07/14/2014 9:06pm
A petition is going around asking HBO to take a show out of its lineup before it even hits the air. The six-part mockumentary series "Jonah From Tonga" centers on a young boy from the island nation.

Stay not automatic in Utah marriage recognition case

07/14/2014 9:27pm
Utah will have to recognize same-sex marriages performed in the state starting next Monday unless the U.S. Supreme Court steps in.

'Curbstoned' cars sold illegally are fully loaded with problems

07/14/2014 10:08pm
The practice of "curbstoning" is hotter than ever in Utah. It's when a seller quickly flips cars for a profit illegally, but what the buyer doesn't know is that the car often comes with a big list of undisclosed problems.

FBI concludes investigation into fatal courthouse shooting

07/14/2014 10:35pm
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has finished it's investigation into the courtroom shooting of Siale Angilau.

Family takes city to court over kayakers’ deaths

07/14/2014 10:37pm
This week a Salt Lake County jury will take a close look at a major public safety hazard on the Jordan River as the result of a civil lawsuit brought against West Jordan City over a fatal kayaking accident four years ago.

Firefighters, neighbors, wind combine to save homes from flames

07/14/2014 10:45pm
Fast action by firefighters and residents of a Tooele County neighborhood helped save homes from a brush fire Monday night. The residents also credit wind direction for keeping the flames away.