From rodeos to races, the Days of '47 offers a variety of events to celebrate Pioneer Day. Read more »
An employee of a Salt Lake medical laboratory died Thursday after an apparent fall inside a two-story cold room. Read more »
A firefighter was severely burned and a 12-year-old boy was also injured after 70 large-scale fireworks went off inside a fire station Thursday evening, police said. Read more »
A Weber County Sheriff's deputy was attacked by a skateboarder after attempting to make a traffic stop on the man Wednesday morning, but was helped by two passers-by who saw the assault, according... Read more »
Blaine Haacke grew up just blocks away from the route of the Handcart Days Parade in Bountiful. As a young child, he pulled up with his dad in a Ford Station Wagon to get a front row view of the... Read more »
Here is a list of various events going on in honor of Pioneer Day throughout the state. Note: This is not an all-inclusive list. Read more »
Sheriff's detectives are hoping the public can help them track down whoever shot a yearling mare and a 3-month-old colt at a farm west of Duchesne in mid-July. Read more »
Two Colorado police officers were legally justified in using deadly force against a Mississippi fugitive who disarmed them and briefly held them hostage near the Utah-Colorado border in March,... Read more »
A contract company cut down more than 100 trees on July 17, many of which were on private property, county officials said. Read more »
The Utah Shakespeare Festival's brilliant production of "Amadeus" raises an important question: when portraying bad people behaving badly, how much is too much? Read more »
Many locations throughout Utah are maintained and celebrated to this day as pioneer treasures — memories of those who have long since passed on. Read more »
It’s surely a coincidence but an old black-and-white Western from the Golden Age of Hollywood that depicts Mormon pioneers is making its DVD debut just after Utah celebrates the pioneer trek... Read more »
A Draper bus driver was found guilty Thursday of 19 charges of sexually abusing two special-needs girls he drove to school. Read more »
Salt Lake Comic Con has successfully trademarked its name, possibly defusing a naming dispute with San Diego Comic-Con International. Read more »
Utah will once again be exempt from portions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday. Read more »
Criminal charges were filed Thursday against a Utah State University student accused of raping three and possibly more women on campus. Read more »
Representatives from Thailand have visited Park City to learn about adaptive recreational programs and methods, with the goal of taking the knowledge back to their home country and helping others... Read more »
Big-air snowboarding will make its debut during the 2018 Winter Olympics Read more »
A large mural painted on the side of the Azteca de Oro Taqueria restaurant at 7800 S. 3200 West in West Jordan is seen by some as controversial. Some say it's art, some say it's graffiti, and the... Read more »
The legal team for San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman claims a federal judge has a conflict of interest adjudicating the Recapture Canyon ATV ride case and has motioned that he disqualify... Read more »
Police are investigating after a group of climbers discovered a skeletal human foot inside a hiking boot in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Read more »
Six children were picked up in two unrelated incidents this week after officers determined they were in possibly abusive situations, the Utah Highway Patrol said. Read more »
An out-of-state man is dead after drowning at Sand Hollow Reservoir in southern Utah on Wednesday. Read more »
At least one woman ran out of a Holladay home where a man was firing shots Wednesday afternoon, police said. Read more »
A jury is deliberating whether a former Draper bus driver sexually abused two 5-year-old girls that he drove to school. Read more »
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This week, the Broadway musical that skewered Mormonism on its way to nine Tony Awards opens just blocks from Temple Square and the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »
The Boy Scouts of America's National Executive Board voted 45-12 to end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders on Monday, although the change in policy would still allow... Read more »
From tech billionaires who strike it rich in Silicon Valley to farm girls who make it big on Broadway, we hear a lot about the American Dream. But where is it really the most likely that Americans... Read more »
A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of... Read more »
Opponents of moving the Utah State Prison from Draper are criticizing a recently released study showing putting a new facility on the Point of the Mountain site would be costly and present security... Read more »
Five years ago, Trish Alderman, mother of four, started Back-2-School Basics, an annual drive that outfits hundreds of Park City kids in school gear. Read more »
A mail carrier has delivered more than the mail to a Sandy boy, collecting dozens of books for the child to read as his story has unexpectedly spread around the world. Read more »
Several top federal officials from Washington quietly attended a "Gathering of the Tribes" in southeastern Utah last weekend. It's the clearest signal yet that the Obama administration may be... Read more »
Recently, the Deseret News published two profiles about Utahns who were hoping to be on the giving and receiving ends of two unrelated life-saving organ transplant procedures ... this is what... Read more »
Crews are have contained a four-alarm fire that spread through a Salt Lake City warehouse Sunday. Read more »
A majority of Utahns oppose the U.S. Supreme Court decision last month legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, a new poll shows. Read more »
Sen. Mike Lee is hoping to use a complicated procedural maneuver to force another vote on Obama care by using what's known as the nuclear option. However, a political expert said the move is... Read more »
A museum in Delta, Utah, is dedicated to preserving the history of Topaz, a World War II Japanese-American internment camp. Read more »
Now that Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Games has ended, is there a chance of another Olympics for Salt Lake City? Read more »
Sen. Mike Lee’s plan faltered on Sunday to force another vote on Obamacare, but he’s not giving up the fight. Read more »
Electronic eavesdropping charges will stand against a woman accused of bugging a diaper bag to monitor conversations between her ex-husband and children, a judge has ruled. Read more »
We lived with a talking dog for three years. He's gone silent now, even though we keep listening to hear him speak. Read more »
Police have identified a man killed in a home invasion Saturday as Steven Louis Valdez, 63. Read more »
Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow pleaded not guilty Monday to more than a dozen criminal charges resulting from a sweeping public corruption investigation. Read more »
Utahns will be riding a rollercoaster of summer temperatures this week. High temperatures are expected to dip into the 80s on Monday and the high 70s on Tuesday before climbing back up to the high... Read more »
A new study shows that bystanders who intervene by performing CPR or defibrillation on patients going into cardiac arrest can increase their chance for survival. Read more »
Two women in their 20s were hospitalized in critical condition after a rollover crash early Sunday. Read more »
A former Davis High School English teacher convicted of sexually abusing three male students will get her first chance at parole in January 2017. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert became chairman of the National Governors Association Saturday, announcing an agenda aimed at showcasing why states are better than the federal government when it comes to solving... Read more »
In Our Lovely Deseret: The Utah War: 'I will not suffer myself to be taken to be killed as they killed Joseph'
When the Saints were in the mountains celebrating on July 24, 1857, when they heard Johnston's Army was on its way. Brigham Young handled the crisis with courage and faith. Read more »
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