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Students get Comic Con tickets for achieving reading goals

KSL-TV's Deanie Wimmer, Superman, Indiana Jones, Star Wars rebels surprised Oquirrh Hills Elementary.

Heroin addiction fueling uptick in S.L. bank robberies, police say

Police attribute a dramatic uptick in bank robberies in the Salt Lake Valley to a heroin epidemic. Read more »

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Utahns favor body cameras on police officers, poll shows

Utahns overwhelmingly favor police officers wearing body cameras, a new poll shows. Read more »

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Gov. Herbert pushing for Medicaid work requirement tossed from Pennsylvania plan

Gov. Gary Herbert isn't backing down from insisting on a work requirement in his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion, even though Pennsylvania's governor had to drop the same mandate to... Read more »

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Designated wilderness: 'Creating a legacy' for Utahns

Since the signing of the Wilderness Act 50 years ago Wednesday, some of Utah's most pristine areas have been protected as designated wilderness. Such designations present unique challenges and opportunities for land managers. Read more »

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Students get Comic Con tickets for achieving reading goals

Read Today, KSL-TV's Deanie Wimmer, Superman, Indiana Jones, and the Star Wars rebels surprised Oquirrh Hills Elementary with Salt Lake Comic Con tickets for the entire student body, as a reward... Read more »

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Police: Man wanted in lewdness case turns himself in

A man suspected of exposing himself in a West Jordan market last month has contacted police and turned himself in. Read more »

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After tragedy, couple uses genetic screening to have healthy babies

Five years ago, Danny and Emily Kooyman's son died in their arms only 41 days after birth. They knew if they had more children the same thing could happen again. But this summer, a miracle in its... Read more »

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State Wildlife Board OKs bobcat hunting changes

Hunters and trappers will have a chance to take more bobcats in Utah this fall. Read more »

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Fighting in Iraq hits close to home for Kurdish man living in Utah

Kamal Bewar fled to the United States from Iraq when Saddam Hussein was terrorizing the Kurdish people two decades ago. On Mondays, he gets daily updates on the brutal fighting in Iraqi Kurdistan... Read more »

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Doug Robinson: Looking back on a cop's career

Utahn Fred Willoughby looks back on a 55-year career in law enforcement, which included an assignment in Watts just after the infamous riots there, befriending Eldridge Cleaver and booking assassin... Read more »

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Fallen officer Derek Johnson remembered at Draper memorial

A crowd that spilled over onto the grass at Draper Historic Park gathered Monday evening to remember Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson, who was shot and killed a year ago in the line of duty. Read more »

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Laborer lunch: Annual Labor Day picnic celebrates Utah's workers

The Labor Day Picnic Committee's annual Labor Day Picnic Monday marked its 14th year Monday and included free food, music, a car show and other Labor Day activities for the enjoyment of Utah's... Read more »

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Bluffdale homeowner becomes victim of 'swatting' prank

A Bluffdale couple had a national "trend" arrive on their doorstep Sunday night, in the form of several police officers. An anonymous caller reported a bogus murder and hostage situation at their... Read more »

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Photos: Firing up the show

The "Cruzin' for Cops" car and motorcycle show was held Saturday in Salt Lake City. Read more »

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About Utah: A Salt Lake hit for 152 years ... and counting

Daynes Music started in business the day John and Joseph Daynes rolled their handcart into the Salt Lake Valley in 1862. They've been at it ever since -- the state's oldest family-owned business. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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No timeline announced yet for Cottonwood Mall project

With the recent announcement of two major retail and entertainment projects committing to the long-anticipated Cottonwood Mall redevelopment, the next step is for a formal proclamation from the... Read more »

Aug. 31, 2014

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City Library turns out 50 pounds of honey

Honey is harvested from hives kept on top of Salt Lake's City Library. The hives are maintained by the city's officially designated beekeeper. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Many questions remain in case of baby found in trash can

Days after a Kearns woman was accused of leaving her newborn baby in a trash can, questions remain about her mental capacity, whether she knew she was pregnant and the identity of the baby's father. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Why would a parent abandon a child? A look at the problem and solutions

Poor parenting skills, a lack of housing, lack of financial resources and substance abuse are the key reasons parents abandon children, but help is a phone call away at 1-855-323-3237. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Family of fallen officer Derek Johnson reflects on changes his death brought

A year ago, Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson was killed in the line of duty. On Monday, his family, his police brotherhood and Draper will come together for a memorial at Draper Historic Park. Read more »

Aug. 30, 2014

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Road Home to use Midvale shelter one more season before building new facility on site

The Road Home will use its Midvale community winter shelter one more season before building a new facility at the same site. Architectural plans and other preparations are ongoing. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Unified police chief cleared in shooting of Taylorsville man

Unified Police Chief Tracy Wyant has been ruled justified in shooting and wounding a Taylorsville man earlier this month. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Ron Perlman added to Salt Lake Comic Con guest list

Ron Perlman — best known for his title roles in the "Hellboy" films, the 1987-90 TV series "Beauty and the Beast," and the FX series "Sons of Anarchy" — joins the list of celebrity... Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Report: Officer was justified in shooting man who had threatened police

A West Jordan police officer has been cleared of shooting a man accused of violating a protective order and threatening online to either shoot officers or attempt "suicide by cop." Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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Can Draper afford to save a historic piece of its past?

Children’s voices haven't filled the halls at the old Draper Park School for decades. Now, preservationists have a plan to revive the sounds of learning inside the historic building. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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