Draper teen Pete Benda, 15, continues to defy the odds in recovering from a traumatic brain injury suffered while working on the set of a play at Juan Diego Catholic High School in October of 2012. Read more »
Utahns gather Saturday to celebrate the state's heritage in the Days of '47 Youth Parade in Salt Lake City. The event is one of the largest youth parades in the United States and features floats,... Read more »
The annual Pioneer Day Concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square features guest artist Santino Fontana and has its concluding performance tonight at the Conference... Read more »
A gang member as young as 5 years old? Police say youths still to join gangs in Utah. There are more than 200 documented gangs in the Salt Lake Valley. Read more »
Fifteen percent of homicides in the United States are filicides — children killed by a parent. Nearly 10 percent of filicides occur during a child's first week of life, according to a new... Read more »
The Aquila Group of Funds announced Monday that the municipal bond fund formerly known as Tax-Free Fund For Utah is now called Aquila Tax-Free Fund For Utah. Read more »
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has won its first Emmy in 26 years, and it also celebrated the first birthday of its YouTube channel with a Pinterest infographic that shows the channel already has more... Read more »
In an unexpected move, a federal court judge decided Thursday to open a competency hearing for condemned killer Ron Lafferty that he had earlier closed to the public and press. Read more »
Judge Dee Benson has rejected a petition to open a mental competency hearing for Ron Lafferty, one of Utah's most infamous killers and the longest-standing death row inmate. Read more »
The Utah Highway Patrol is gearing up for a three-day DUI blitz this Labor Day weekend, the third-deadliest holiday for drivers in the state. Read more »
Police here are investigating whether an altercation that broke out between two women on Pioneer Day is connected to alleged animal cruelty. Read more »
Without a good winter with lots of snow, reservoir levels will be in terrible shape next year. This summer, however, fishing and boating are already suffering because of lack of water, with some... Read more »
The annual O.C. Tanner Gift of Music Concert will host singer and songwriter James Taylor on Sept. 6 and 7 at the Conference Center on Temple Square. Read more »
The Days of '47 KSL 5 Parade Wednesday was a hit among long time attendees and first timers. Many floats won awards, and a little romance was even seen along the parade route. Read more »
The 2013 Days of '47 Union Pacific Youth Parade kicked off days of pioneer-themed activities as part of the "Celebrating Utah" initiative, pioneered by the Days of '47 committee. Read more »
About 5,000 youths will honor pioneer heritage at the Days of '47 Youth Parade with donations to Utah Food Bank to help feed the hungry. Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — Cloud cover kept the thousands of spectators lining the downtown streets cool on Monday for the Days of ′47 KSL 5 Parade. More than 100 entrants made their way from... Read more »
Whether it is spent playing pioneer games, watching a parade with the family or going to a community barbecue, Utahns throughout the state will be celebrating Pioneer Day. Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — The Days of '47 Youth Parade is billed as the happiest parade on the planet and, true or not, children of all ages certainly had a good time Saturday strolling down 500 South. Read more »
You can help the homeless and see Santa in one stop Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 7 p.m., when the big guy will be at the Weber State University Bookstore, in the first floor outside area. And he's bringing one of his reindeer.... Read more »
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The Days of '47 Parade — known previously as both Pioneer Days and Covered Wagon Days — was first held in 1849, and has continued since that time, celebrating the 1847 arrival of... Read more »
The Days of '47 Parade and other events around Utah are set to celebrate the Utah pioneers. Read more »
The first company of Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley at the end of July 1847, blazing — and sometimes quite literally building — the trail for thousands of pioneers to... Read more »
The fatal shooting of a dog in a backyard last month prompted a Salt Lake County man to create and sell “no trespassing” signs, but legal experts say those signs may not stop officers... Read more »
Many soldiers with Utah ties who are serving in Afghanistan say they will still take time to think about their pioneer heritage and their families as the state celebrates Pioneer Day. Read more »
Two Clinton brothers flying from Davis County to Las Vegas to attend a basketball tournament were killed in a plane crash near the Virgin River Gorge Sunday night. Friends gathered Monday to mourn,... Read more »
Utah Flying Trapeze has moved into Pioneer Park. Officials hope the presence of legitimate activities will help reduce crime in the area. Read more »
See the Salt Lake Valley through the eyes of the pioneers who entered it on July 24, 1847, as well as the pioneers who came before and followed after. Read more »
Family and friends are pulling together to buoy up a Kamas family who in the wake of a tragic accident with a daughter also lost a mother. Read more »
A simple act of kindness is something a 12-year-old boy with an autism spectrum disorder is going to remember for the rest of his life. Read more »
A dog was shot and killed by Ogden police Wednesday after a man allegedly told the animal to attack the officers. Read more »
An Idaho pilot caught at a Utah airport with 180 pounds on marijuana in his small plane has been ordered to spend more than four years on federal probation and pay a $25,000 fine. Read more »
A monthlong search for a missing infant from Montana ended in Utah this week, and law enforcement agencies said it’s all thanks to a cross-state data sharing system. Read more »
Heber City has been named to the list of Top 10 Small Towns by Livability.com. Heber City ranked No. 8 on the annual list. Read more »
West Nile activity has been found in four Utah counties. The Utah Department of Health is warning residents to take precautions. Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — The annual Deseret News Classic 5K began with lots of smiles at 7 a.m. at the Wasatch Elementary School playground on Thursday. The race, which was one of many races that... Read more »
Natalie Wright, 17, of Provo, is hopeful the completion of proton therapy she received at a San Diego hospital will curb tumor growth. Natalie was the first teen to finish the treatment at the... Read more »
Thanks to art collector Tony Christensen, a nearly-century-old mural depicting the Mormon pioneers' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley has made its way to Salt Lake City. Read more »
Advocates for renewable energy gathered at Congregation Kol Ami Wednesday to urge the Utah Public Service Commission not to approve a $4.65 monthly surcharge that Rocky Mountain Power has proposed... Read more »
Thousands turn out for the Bountiful Handcart Parade on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Read more »
One of the original restaurants at The Gateway will serve its last meal in Salt Lake City early next month. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill announced Tuesday it will be closing its Utah location... Read more »
Flight instructors in Utah say student pilots are getting younger and younger, and it’s not uncommon for a 19-year-old to be flying a plane. Read more »
Christopher Codi Andersen admitted Wednesday that he killed Christopher Alan Miller by bludgeoning him with a ceramic statue and strangling him during a drunken fight at the Vernal apartment they... Read more »
On Superhero Day at Primary Children's Hospital last Thursday, two unexpected superheroes surprised the young patients. Read more »
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is among six Republican governors who expressed concerns in a letter to President Barack Obama over the administration's handling of thousands of unaccompanied minors from... Read more »
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