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6 things you need to do before you leave on an LDS mission

Jean Brown Research  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 10:11am

The time has finally come — your mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is just a few months away. You might feel overwhelmed with your mother's long to-do list, so we've provided a simplified version just for you.

Local father, son hunt to survive 28 days in Alaskan wilderness on TV show

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:33am

After surviving brain cancer, a Fairfield man and his son were selected to go on the reality show "Dropped: Project Be Alive" to survive 28 days in the Alaskan wilderness.

Utah working through backlog of untested rape kits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 9:01am

Utah authorities are working their way through a backlog of untested rape kits, one year after police began submitting the evidence to crime labs amid public scrutiny.

Alleged drug dealer accused of sex with minor

Chris Larson  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 8:14am

A West Valley City man was charged Tuesday with having unlawful sex with a 15-year-old girl to whom he allegedly sold drugs.

Healthcare providers voice opposition to tax during Medicaid expansion hearing

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 7:46am

A parade of health care providers opposed to a proposed new tax to pay for Medicaid expansion dominated the only public hearing scheduled on the plan from Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders.

Woman admits to stabbing girlfriend 46 times, pleads guilty

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 6:51am

A Holladay woman unexpectedly admitted to stabbing her girlfriend 46 times in a violent murder last October and pleaded guilty Friday.

Orem man gets all 4 judges on 'The Voice' to turn chairs

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 11:00pm

Utah's own Dustin Christensen wowed the judges on "The Voice" during his audition on the popular reality TV show that aired Monday.

Bountiful dog found beaten, possibly poisoned

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 11:00pm

A Bountiful and man found his dog beaten and struggling to walk in backyard of his home. The dog's injuries were so severe he had to be put down. Now, the owner is asking for help in finding who is responsible.

Convicted Davis County burglar arrested in yet another burglary

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 10:36pm

A man with an extensive history of burglary-related arrests and convictions was arrested yet again over the weekend in Syracuse.

Ex-bus driver sentenced for sexually abusing 2 young girls with special needs

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 10:36pm

A Draper bus driver convicted of sexually abusing two special-needs girls under his care was sentenced Tuesday to 19 terms of 15 years to life in prison during an emotional hearing.

Police: Man arrested for kidnapping, sexually abusing woman with disabilities

Chris Larson  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:41pm

Police arrested a Hurricane man Tuesday in the kidnapping and sexual abuse of a developmentally disabled woman.

Pet stores restricted to sale of shelter animals only, new SL County ordinance mandates

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:18pm

With an aim to discourage puppy mills, Salt Lake County on Tuesday became the first Utah municipality to pass an ordinance outlawing pet stores from selling dogs, cats or rabbits unless they come from animal shelters.

Current cyber threats and 10 ways to prevent an attack

Workers Compensation Fund  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:03pm

Learn what threats are out there and how to safeguard against them.

LDS Church announces leadership changes in Presidency of the Seventy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:56pm

The Mormon church is naming L. Whitney Clayton as the new president of a second-tier governing body called the Quorum of the Seventy.

Sandy uses purple, PSA video contest to raise domestic violence awareness

Tori Jorgensen  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:12pm

Sandy officials, police and service providers encouraged awareness of domestic violence at a ceremony on Tuesday as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Innovative OCD and anxiety clinic brings hope

Sara Jarman, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:48pm

Those with anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder often feel like they have nowhere to go for help ─ and for good reason, according to Paul Peterson, a Centerville licensed clinical social worker.

Negligence lawsuit filed by Susan Powell's parents dismissed

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:02pm

While acknowledging the "immense sorrow" for the losses the family of Chuck and Judy Cox have endured over the past five years, a federal court on Tuesday ruled there was no way to know that Josh Powell would murder his two young sons.

Police investigate death in Farr West, foul play not suspected

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:39pm

A woman was found dead in a trailer Tuesday at a house where sheriff's deputies have been called to respond to reports of domestic violence in the past.

Man accused in triple homicide appears in court

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:38pm

A man who authorities said tried to blame his mother after he killed two adult boarders and a baby because they wouldn't move out of his house appeared in court Tuesday via a video hookup on murder charges that could carry the death penalty.

2 deceased SUU flight instructors identified

Chris Larson  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:37pm

Southern Utah University is mourning the loss of two aviation instructors killed in a plane crash during a routine flight Monday afternoon near Cedar City Regional Airport.