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  • Utah family's dog plummets 300 feet during hike, survives

    April 10, 2016 8:04 PM

    ST. GEORGE, Utah - A Utah family's dog is recovering after surviving a 300-foot fall. The McInnes family of Eagle Mountain tells Salt Lake City's KSL-TV on Sunday that Toby, a 1-year-old English Sheepdog poodle, is resting at home. The family was hiking Thursday at Gooseberry Mesa, west of Zion... more »
  • Gladys Knight sings 'Happy Birthday' during traffic stop

    March 3, 2016 7:14 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Police in Utah say an officer who pulled over soul singer Gladys Knight was treated to an impromptu rendition of "Happy Birthday." Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts says Knight was a passenger in the car stopped for speeding about 40 miles south of Salt... more »
  • Utah woman says she found a snake head in canned green beans

    February 19, 2016 3:51 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - A food distribution company has halted shipments of some canned green beans after a Utah woman says she found a snake head in a can. KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reports that Troy Walker of Farmington, Utah, says she made the unsettling discovery while she and... more »
  • Utah teen delivers 900 carnations for Valentine's Day

    February 14, 2016 3:51 PM

    SMITHFIELD, Utah - Every girl at a Utah high school got flowers for Valentine's Day thanks to the generosity of a male classmate. Seventeen-year-old Hayden Godfrey spent $450 on 900 carnations, ensuring that all 834 females at Sky View High School in Smithfield would get one. He handed the flowers... more »
  • Debate on tax on tampons arrives in Utah

    February 10, 2016 1:04 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Debate over whether to tax tampons and other feminine hygiene products has made its way to conservative Utah, where a bill is set to be heard by a committee made of only men. Governments that make money this way penalize women for their biology, some say.... more »
  • Utah firefighters help man dressed as Santa after car fire

    December 25, 2015 4:45 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Firefighters called to a car fire in northern Utah got a big surprise Christmas morning when they discovered the stranded driver was Santa Claus on his way to deliver presents. Lone Peak Fire District Battalion Chief Joseph McRae says Steve Macey, a Santa-for-hire dressed in a... more »
  • Boy, 10, accidentally killed on hunting trip

    October 11, 2015 5:54 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities say a 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed during a hunting trip in northern Utah. The Cache County Sheriff's Office says the boy was sitting on the floor of a four-wheeler to stay warm when a hunting companion pulled alongside the vehicle. Deputies say... more »
  • Judge blocks order cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood in Utah

    September 29, 2015 4:19 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - A judge has blocked an order by Utah's governor to cut off federal money from going to the state's Planned Parenthood organization. Judge Clark Waddoups issued a restraining order Tuesday during a hearing in federal court to allow the money to keep flowing to the group... more »
  • Police ID 3rd victim found dead in Utah home

    September 20, 2015 6:45 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Police in Utah have identified a man who was among three victims, including a 2-month-old girl, found fatally shot inside a northwest Salt Lake City home. Authorities said Saturday that the body of 28-year-old Dakota Smith was discovered alongside 50-year-old Heike Poike and her 2-month-old granddaughter,... more »
  • Utah twins pregnant with 2nd set of twins

    September 13, 2015 12:57 PM

    LINDON, Utah - Kerri Bunker and Kelli Wall know a thing or two about twins. The two women are identical twins who already each have one set of twins. Now, they are getting ready to each have a second set of twins next spring. The two women found out this... more »
  • Wildlife advocates accuse Utah of ignoring wolf sighting

    September 10, 2015 2:17 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Wildlife advocates are criticizing Utah officials for not suspending a coyote bounty program after they were told about a wolf sighting - one month before a rare gray wolf was killed by a hunter who mistook it for a coyote. State officials defended their actions... more »
  • Mormons keep affiliation with Boy Scouts despite gay leaders

    August 26, 2015 12:00 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon church - the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units - is keeping its longtime affiliation with the organization despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the decision Wednesday in a news release. Church... more »
  • 1st known all-girls tackle football league formed in Utah

    May 26, 2015 3:28 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - The first known all-girls tackle football league has been formed in Utah featuring a star player who earned an invitation to the Super Bowl three years ago thanks to a highlight video of her exploits against boys. KSL-TV reports 12-year-old Sam Gordon is part of a... more »
  • Police: Utah man arrested after video of violent cat beating

    April 20, 2015 5:30 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man has been arrested after authorities say a hidden video camera in the home where he was staying captured him violently beating a cat. Authorities say 19-year-old Jordan Lindquist of Saratoga Springs was taken into custody Friday on a felony animal cruelty charge. Police... more »
  • Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

    March 23, 2015 5:56 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's governor has signed a law that makes his state the only one to allow firing squads for carrying out executions if no lethal injection drugs are available. Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill Monday. He has said he finds the method "a little bit gruesome,"... more »
  • Utah could bring back firing sqaud

    March 10, 2015 7:57 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- Utah could become the only state to use a firing squad to execute prisoners on death row if there is a shortage of execution drugs for lethal injection. The State Legislature sent a bill to do it to Governor Gary Herbert, who hasn't said if... more »
  • Toddler stolen along with car helped police find him

    January 13, 2015 11:41 AM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities say they found a 3-year-old boy who was sitting in a car stolen outside a Utah day care after he answered his mother's cellphone and honked the horn to draw their attention. Police in the city of Ogden say the boy's mother left the unlocked... more »
  • Colorado vs. Utah in ski slogan

    November 14, 2014 7:46 PM

    SAL LAKE CITY, UTAH- What's in a name led to a legal fight that ended in a settlement over winter sports marketing. Steamboat Ski Resort in Colorado sued, claiming a Utah advertising campaign violated its trademark involving the name Ski Town, U.S.A. Utah dropped the "USA" from its Ski... more »
  • Plea deal in child abuse case where boy was chained to bed

    November 12, 2014 7:58 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- A lawyer who represents a father accused of child abuse for chaining his son to a bed while he went to work cut a plea deal with prosecutors that means he won't serve prison time. He pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of child abuse.... more »
  • Teacher takes plea after gun discharges at school

    November 5, 2014 1:52 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah schoolteacher whose gun accidentally went off in an elementary school bathroom is agreeing to pay a fine and take a firearm-safety class as part of a plea deal. Authorities say Michelle Montgomery has already paid $200 to replace a toilet that exploded when her... more »
  • Wrong side of the road

    September 25, 2014 7:43 PM

    WOODLAND, UTAH- Authorities say a motorcyclist from England was killed after driving on the wrong side of the road in Utah. Vehicles in England drive on the left side of the road instead of the right. State Troopers say the man and another tourist also vacationing from England were driving... more »
  • Woman who drank poisoned tea is critical

    August 14, 2014 7:59 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- A woman who drank tea laced with lye is in critical condition and can't talk. Jan Harding and her husband were at Dickey's Barbecue in South Jordan when she sipped a glass of sweet tea. She told her husband it felt like she drank... more »
  • Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

    July 9, 2014 1:58 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that found states must allow gay couples to marry. State Attorney General Sean Reyes' office said in a statement Wednesday it will file an appeal to the high court sometime... more »
  • More time to charge mom

    April 21, 2014 7:33 PM

    PROVO, UTAH- Prosecutors were granted more time to figure out what charges to file against a mom who confessed to killing six of her babies. The bodies were stored in her garage. Megan Huntsman is held on $6 million bail. Investigators hope DNA testing will determine the... more »
  • All in the family

    January 8, 2014 7:40 PM

    PROVO, UTAH- A 58-year-old woman in Utah is about to give birth to her granddaughter as she serves as a surrogate mother to her daughter. Her daughter, Lorena McKinnon, says she's struggled with fertility issues and she and her husband tried to find a surrogate but several offers fell... more »
  • Hit twice by trains

    October 15, 2013 7:32 PM

    WOODS CROSS, UTAH- A woman survived after her car was hit by not one, but two different trains. Police say the 29-year-old was fleeing officers at speeds up to 100 miles per hour when she drove under crossing arms and smashed into the side of a train. Officers tried breaking... more »
  • Beauty queen cuts deal in bottle bomb case

    September 26, 2013 7:38 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- A beauty contest winner and three of her friends took a plea deal after riding around and tossing homemade bottle bombs from a car. The plastic bottles were filled with toilet bowl cleaner and reacted with aluminum foil to explode. Kendra McKenzie Gill and... more »
  • Police: Utah soccer referee punched by player dies

    May 5, 2013 10:59 AM

    MURRAY, Utah - Police say a Utah soccer referee who was in a coma after being punched by a teenage player has died. They say 46-year-old Ricardo Portillo of Salt Lake City died late Saturday night. Unified police spokesman Justin Hoyal says Portillo passed away at the hospital, where he... more »
  • Millsap leads Jazz over Hornets

    January 30, 2013 10:59 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Al Jefferson had 22 and the Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Hornets 104-99 on Wednesday night. Ryan Anderson's 3-pointer with 15 seconds left pulled the Hornets within 100-97 but Randy Foye and Millsap each hit two free throws down the... more »
  • Group objects to state money for film festival

    January 15, 2013 7:41 PM

    A conservative group in Utah called on the state to stop giving taxpayer money to the Sundance Film Festival due to movies it says violate family values. The Sutherland Institute says the state shouldn't spend $300,000 on the festival that promotes films about porn stars and women who have affairs... more »
  • "All Shook Up" over musical

    January 3, 2013 7:41 PM

    A parent in Utah upset about Elvis Presley songs in a high school musical got it canceled for a day and then the school district changed its mind. The criticism was the songs were too sexual. The Jordan School District now says the show will go on with minor edits... more »

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