Couple tried to hide newborn's addiction by giving her drugs, police say
An Elk Ridge man and woman have been arrested following a monthlong investigation in which detectives say they discovered the couple gave drugs to their newborn while still in the hospital, and their other children also tested positive for drugs.
Russian court rules against deportation of Mormon volunteers
A Russian high court has ruled that authorities and courts in the city of Samara violated the nation's constitution last year when they deported two LDS volunteers, formerly known as missionaries, one now a BYU student, the other headed to USU.
Discovery of pioneer journal sheds light on Temple Square mystery
According to a recently discovered journal belonging to pioneer surveyor Jesse Carter Little, the location of Temple Square was known the day pioneers entered the valley, July 24, 1847.
Turning on the lights: Law enforcement announce takedown of world's largest darknet drug market
The growth and popularity of the dark web has created an online haven for drugs, allowing users, manufacturers and sellers to create and popularize novel new substances. But despite the challenges involved, law enforcement continues to fight back.
How Iceland became the most stone-cold sober country for teens in Europe
Iceland once had one of the worst rates for teen substance abuse in Western Europe. A revolutionary program changed that by encouraging parents to spend more time with their children and pumping money into arts, music and sports.
BYU hoping unproven playmakers can step up for offense
As it enters the 2017 season, the BYU offense has to replace its top two rushers and top three receivers from last year.
Without thoughtful planning, Point of the Mountain could be a grim scene in 2050
Envision Utah launches Phase 2 of its work for the Point of the Mountain Development Commission, with a 2050 "baseline scenario" that paints a grim picture, without planning intervention.
University of Utah football program gets late commitment for 2017 from JUCO WR Josh Nurse
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Josh Nurse told the Deseret News he'll be in Salt Lake City in time for the beginning of fall camp on July 28.
The Park City story: One boy died, then another — and the opioid epidemic came into full view
In September 2016, two 13-year-old friends in Park City died after overdosing on “pink,” a synthetic opioid from China. Their deaths revealed how the opioid crisis afflicts even affluent communities.
Martin MacNeill's prison death officially ruled a suicide
An investigation has confirmed that the death of convicted murderer Martin MacNeill at the Utah State Prison was the result of suicide.