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  • The Scipio Summit Fire on July 3. Image courtesy Kyle Woffinden in  
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    Scipio Summit Fire ‘hemmed in’, further growth not expected

    SCIPIO, Utah — Fire officials said Sunday the Scipio Summit Fire, which caused temporary closures on I-15 Friday, was not very active Saturday and is still about 184 acres in size Sunday. Heavy smoke from the blaze obscured visibility on I-15 Friday, and several lanes were closed for some time that night as a result. […]

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    Davis School District says it’s immune from Brianne Altice lawsuit

    FARMINGTON, Utah — In a new court filing, the Davis School District is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former student who claims he was sexually abused by a Davis High teacher. The Davis School District claims it should be immune from the lawsuit filed over Brianne Altice’s conduct while a […]

  • Couch potato gamer video games tv

    And the couch potato capital of America is… (not Utah)

    Recently, it seems that America’s companies are giving us more reasons to stay inside. You can now get your favorite food delivered to your door through sites like Seamless and eat it in bed while watching every episode of Friends on your computer thanks to Netflix. You don’t even have to make the trek to […]

  • OBESE

    The results are in: U.S. still fat, seat belts still save lives and pot treats also trick

    By Ben Smart and Liza Lucas Special to CNN (CNN) — Here’s the fascinating research we’re watching from around the world. CNN Health & Wellness has gauged these studies’ impact on our health. Most Americans still too fat Two-thirds of Americans’ scales are still tipping in the wrong direction, says a new study from JAMA […]

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    Teen flown to hospital Saturday second person attacked by shark in N.C. in last 2 days

    WAVES, N.C. – A boy believed to be 17 or 18 is the second person to be injured in a shark attack in North Carolina in the last two days, and the teen reportedly suffered injuries to his right calf, buttocks and both hands. WTKR reports the teen was swimming off the coast of the […]

  • The Mt. Emma Fire was burning on more than 3,000 acres 75 miles from St. George on June 27. Image courtesy BLM.

    Mt. Emma Fire grows to 3,295 acres in Grand Canyon National Monument

    SOUTHERN UTAH – The Mt. Emma Fire has grown to 3,295 acres in size as of Saturday, and the lightning-caused fire is burning about 75 miles southeast of St. George, Utah. According to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management, the fire began Wednesday in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument and then burned […]

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    I-84 reopened near Tremonton after buckled roadway caused closure

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah – A portion of I-84 near Tremonton was closed Friday and traffic was being redirected to I-15 after a section of the freeway buckled, but just before midnight crews reopened the highway. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, Box Elder County Dispatch received a report around 6:30 p.m. indicating the surface […]

  • A modified version of the state flag is shown at a rally celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

    Utah reacts after US Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is legal

    SALT LAKE CITY — Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that made same-sex marriage legal nationwide. The court’s ruling resonated in Utah, the first state to see its ban overturned by the courts that started the tsunami that stretched across the nation. “Look at Utah! Look at what […]

  • Teen accused of carjacking, kidnapping Salt Lake woman has been charged as adult

    SALT LAKE CITY – The teen accused of carjacking and kidnapping a Salt Lake woman has been charged as an adult Thursday. Officials said 17-year-old Dallas Kochamps is facing felony charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. According to authorities, Kochamps is accused of carjacking Leslie Wilkey and holding her captive for about eight hours. […]

  • Info: Census Bureau identifies Utah’s youngest and oldest counties

    The following information comes from the U.S. Census: New Census Bureau Population Estimates Pinpoint Oldest and Youngest Counties in Utah Based on median age, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today on which counties in Utah had the oldest populations and which had the youngest. The U.S. median age ticked up from 37.6 on July 1, […]

  • A jury has sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on some counts.

    Boston bomber apologizes to victims and survivors, sentenced to death

    A judge formally sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on Wednesday. “Whenever your name is mentioned, what will be remembered is the evil you did,” Judge George O’Toole told him. “What will be remembered is you murdered and maimed innocent people.”  Addressing the court during his federal sentencing hearing Wednesday, Boston Marathon bomber […]

  • Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonella

    Peanut allergy drug could be here as soon as 2018

    Peanut allergies are a serious and growing health problem in the Western world, affecting millions of kids and their families. But a fix could be on the way. A small French biopharmaceutical company has developed a new product — similar to a Nicotine patch — to help allergy sufferers significantly increase their peanut tolerance. If […]