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  • Benji Kurtz Weekly Weigh-In

    Man loses 100 pounds with diet that ‘made sense’

    Having to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight was one of Benji Kurtz’s biggest life humiliations. He also couldn’t shop at popular clothing stores — the clothing wasn’t large enough. When he found clothing that fit, he often didn’t have a choice in styles or colors, able only to purchase pants available in size 50. At his heaviest, in 2005, Kurtz weighed 278 pounds. Only 5 feet 5 inches tall, he was considered severely obese. For several […]

  • Sandy house fires

    Homeowners help keep flames from hitting homes in Sandy grass fire

    SANDY, Utah – A grass fire burned dangerously close to homes in Sandy overnight. Firefighters said homeowners in the area helped keep the fire from spreading. Authorities said they aren’t sure what sparked the fire at 2340 E. Dimple Dell Rd. however, they said the situation could have been much worse. The fire started at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Quick actions from homeowners and fire crews keep the fire from spreading. The flames burned about half an acre “They did […]

  • Sheep Fire - BLM Utah

    Utah Wildfires: locations, causes, containment

    Active Wildland Fires: Anaconda Fire – See Map Started: July 20, 2014 Location: Pine Canyon east of Tooele, Utah Cause: Lightning Size: At least 1,140 acres Containment: 95% Black Fire – See Map Started: July 24, 2014 Location: Sheeprock Mountains Cause: Lightning Size: 75 acres Containment: None Levan Fire – See Map Started: July 24, 2014 Location: Directly south of Levan, Utah Cause: Unknown Size: 2,500 acres Containment: 0 % Plateau Fire – See Map Started: July 22, 2014 Location: 3 miles northeast […]

  • Eagle mountain fatal 2

    2 dead after crash; driver may have been intoxicated

    EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah – Utah County deputies said one person was killed in a head-on collision in Eagle Mountain on SR-73 Thursday afternoon, and another victim who was transported in critical condition later died due to injuries suffered in the crash. Wride Highway (SR-73) was shut down in both directions between Eagle Mountain Blvd. and Canyon Wash Dr. but has since reopened. According to a press release from Utah County Sheriff’s Office, a gold Ford Fusion with one occupant was […]

  • Pioneer Day Parade float

    Photos: Send Fox 13 your Pioneer Day pics of parades, fireworks, fun

    SALT LAKE CITY – Parade goers young and old turned out to see the Pioneer Day parade in downtown Salt Lake City Thursday. It was just the beginning of a day-long celebration in Utah. The parade started on South Temple and State Street and then trailed through downtown before ending at Liberty Park. Streets were filled with people as they watched the parade;  some even camped out overnight for the best seats. The fun isn’t over; the all-day celebration continues at […]

  • LeBron Essay comedy

    Hilarious: Comedian reads LeBron’s essay in voice of Morgan Freeman

    Sports fans across the globe watched and waited until finally, LeBron James announced he would be going home, returning to Ohio, in an essay in Sports Illustrated. His words resonated with readers. Now his words are taking on a new life, being read aloud, in Morgan Freeman’s voice. Sort of. Listen as comedian Frank Caliendo delivers the entire piece on ESPN.

  • Poll: Are you celebrating Pioneer Day or Pie ‘n Beer Day?

    For many in Utah, it’s Pioneer Day. However, for others, it’s Pie ‘n Beer Day. Utahns celebrate the state holiday in a few different ways. Pioneer Day commemorates the day Brigham Young and his followers arrived in Salt Lake July 24, 1847. Parades, fireworks and rodeos are just a few ways to mark the day. For the pie and beer lovers, it’s a day of carbs including fruit pies, pizza pies and of course, the malt beverage.

  • Watermelon salsa chicken

    Recipe: Grilled chicken with watermelon salsa (7.24.14)

    Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Salsa 3 cups watermelon, diced, seedless 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 1/4 cup lime juice 1/4 red onion, diced 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts No Salt Seasoning and pepper, to taste Place watermelon, jalapenos, cilantro, mint, lime juice and onion in a medium bowl; stir well to combine. Season with no salt seasoning and pepper. Set aside or chill in refrigerator. Season chicken with no salt […]

  • Dots illusion YouTube

    Who doesn’t love illusions? Circle of dots will blow your mind

    Like weird science? Of course you do. Many have described the video below as “mind blowing.” A circle of dots; so simple, yet so complex. “This is just another example of looking deeper into something so simple and discovering a hidden pattern,” the producers of the video said. You’ll never look at a series of moving dots the same way again. More: See more from WDAF

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    Update: Airline says missing Algerie flight ‘probably crashed’

    An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali, the flight operator said. Air Algerie said via Twitter that the plane has apparently crashed in the Tilemsi area, about 70 kilometers (45 miles) from the southeastern city of Gao. Flight 5017 lost radar contact 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, early Thursday. It was supposed to arrive at Algiers’ Houari […]

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    Arizona lethal injection with new drugs took almost 2 hours

    The state of Arizona executed Joseph Wood on Wednesday. It took him nearly two hours to die after his veins were injected with a novel combination of two drugs. Journalists in attendance said it was hard to watch the convicted murderer die. They were expecting the execution to be over swiftly but it dragged on and on. Wood’s last breaths were like “a fish on shore gulping for air,” said reporter Troy Hayden. His slow death is fueling a debate […]

  • Tanker trucks collide

    Road closed in Duchesne County after tanker trucks collide

    DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah – Authorities are working to clean up the road after two tanker trucks collided in Duchesne County. The accident on Highway 40 near Duchesne has shut down the road near mile post 82. Deputies said a tanker truck carrying water crossed the center line and hit a supertanker full of crude oil. Both trucks were significantly damaged but neither spilled the water or oil. However, the diesel and engine oil from both trucks covered the road for […]