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Mom of slain girl says teen murder suspect shouldn't go free in 3 years

The certification hearing to determine whether a boy who was 14 when he allegedly murdered his girlfriend and dumped her body in the Jordan River continued Thursday. Read more »

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House committee rejects class size reduction bill

Concerns over accountability, funding calculations and apparent complacency with allocated funds prompted the House Education Committee to reject a bill to increase school funding to reduce class... Read more »

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West Valley City woman found guilty of murdering husband

A jury has found a West Valley City woman guilty of murdering her husband, who was stabbed to death at a Labor Day barbecue. Read more »

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Lawmakers propose big increase for education in new budget

State lawmakers got closer Thursday to finalizing a new budget after House and Senate Republicans settled on a big increase for public education and other spending. Read more »

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Looking back at 'The Bible': Why the miniseries was successful, and where it has led

Both "Son of God" and "A.D." are products of the success of "The Bible," which covered Genesis to Revelation in 10 hourlong episodes and dramatized several Bible stories. Read more »

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Mom's drug use contributed to infant's near-drowning, police say

Police have arrested a woman after they say her alleged drug use contributed to the near drowning of an 11-month-old baby. Read more »

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Should Utah high schoolers be required to take four years of math?

The House Education Committee unanimously approved a resolution Thursday urging education leaders to require students take four years of math in high school, unless they can demonstrate adequate... Read more »

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Police, family ask for help finding Katrina survivor missing in Utah

Police are asking for help locating a man displaced by Hurricane Katrina who lives in Utah but hasn't been seen in months. Read more »

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Bill requires county clerks to provide person to perform same-sex marriages

A bill filed Thursday would require county clerks' offices to make someone available to solemnize same-sex marriages, while at the same time accommodating workers who might object for religious... Read more »

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Gov. Herbert: 'Fight goes on' for Healthy Utah

Gov. Gary Herbert pledged Thursday that "the fight goes on" for his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion in the final days of the 2015 Legislature. Read more »

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Bill to expand death benefits to families of fallen officers advances

A Senate committee unanimously endorsed a bill Thursday that would expand death benefits to families of peace officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. Read more »

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Court fee for parents seeking guardianship of disabled children may drop tenfold

A House committee endorsed a bill Thursday that would decrease the court filing fee for parents seeking guardianship of their adult children with disabilities. The fee would be dropped from $360 to... Read more »

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Syracuse residents on edge after reports of 4 attempted child abductions

Parents are taking extra safety measures after hearing reports that men tried to get children into their cars in a Syracuse neighborhood. Read more »

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Uintah County man accused of murder in death of infant son

A Uintah County man has been booked into jail for investigation of murder in the August death of his 6-month-old son. Doctors told investigators the baby suffered "non-accidental abuse" that caused... Read more »

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SLC racks up warmest, driest winter on record

If you thought it was warm and dry these last couple of months, your suspicions are part of what is going down in the record books. It was the warmest and driest winter on record for the Salt Lake... Read more »

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Power of Prevention Conference tackles tough issues

The Utah Council for Crime Prevention is hosting its 17th annual Power of Prevention Conference this week at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley. Training topics include... Read more »

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Kids have fun learning about computer programming

Zaniac hosted kids computer programming classes for the children of Angular NG-Conference attendees in Salt Lake City. Read more »

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School counselor training bill gets preliminary approval in Senate

Utah senators gave preliminary approval Thursday to an initiative that would provide training for school counselors to bring them up to date on today's college and career environment. Read more »

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Examples of what great musicals can be

A collection of four classic musicals filled with memorable songs, clever choreography and hilarious comedy has been released this week on Blu-ray. Read more »

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Utah Attorney General's Office launches new ID theft website

The Utah Attorney's Generals Office launched a comprehensive resource for people to fight identity theft. Read more »

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SWAT standoff at Sandy home ends in suicide

A SWAT standoff in Sandy ended in suicide Thursday morning. Read more »

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Southern Utah man charged in high school kidnapping attempt

A southern Utah man is facing charges in the attempted kidnapping of a high school girl at gunpoint in Hurricane. Read more »

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La Verkin man gets jail in tree branch killing

A southern Utah man accused of fatally beating an acquaintance with a tree branch has been sentenced to two years in jail. Read more »

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Initiative for better school Internet filtering moves to Senate floor

HB213, which was unanimously upheld by the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, would require local school community councils to have the infrastructure in place to provide adequate filtering of... Read more »

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Paige Petersen nominated for 3rd District judgeship

Gov. Gary Herbert has nominated Paige Petersen to fill a judicial vacancy on the 3rd District Court. Read more »

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