• Utah report cards are out; Check how your child’s school scored here

    The Utah Office of Education released the grades for 2014 and state education leaders are speaking up. Every year officials hear much criticism about the school grading system. This year is no different, especially with the released of two report cards. Some are saying the system may not be in the best interests of the […]

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    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush exploring 2016 presidential bid

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has decided to “actively explore” a presidential bid after conversations with his family over Thanksgiving, he said in a Facebook post Tuesday. He also said he’ll be launching a leadership PAC next month to help “facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional […]

  • Hundreds turned up to meeting against West Jordan prison relocation

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — You can pretty much cross West Jordan off the list of potential prison relocation sites. During a town hall meeting Monday night Mayor Kim Rolfe read a letter, announcing that the owners of the land don’t want to sell if the end result is a prison. Rolfe was unable to finish […]

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    Here’s why you shouldn’t use a crane in your marriage proposal

    It’s the thought that counts, right? Tell that to the residents of 32 homes in the Dutch town of Ijsselstein, who were evacuated after a planned marriage proposal fell through. A Dutchman rented a crane intending to reach his girlfriend’s window Saturday morning, Dutch affiliate RTL News said. The plan? Play a song and pop […]

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    The Selfie Stick: The hottest gift you’re not getting this holiday

    Seriously, how is this not already huge in the United States? According to The Daily Mail, selfie sticks are the must-have gift this season in Britain. The pole is used to extend camera phones more than three feet awa, thus allowing users to take group selfies, panoramic shots and the like. Thousands have already been […]

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    Sandy Hook 2 years later: One senator’s push for gun control

    By Ashley Codianni CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sunday marks the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre that killed twenty children and six teachers on December 14, 2012. And though Congress hasn’t passed any gun reform laws in its wake, there’s one senator who’s made it his mission to persistently push for changes, even when […]

  • Protesters in Salt Lake City were among many across the nation who took to the streets to rally against police violence the weekend of December 6.

    Protesting police shootings: Demands for change sound out nationwide

    By Ray Sanchez CNN (CNN) — Invoking the familiar names of black men who died at the hands of police, thousands marched throughout the nation on Saturday to protest what they see as rampant racial injustice. The throngs — young and old, black and white — filled streets in New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco […]

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    Video: 32 homes evacuated after Dutch man’s marriage proposal goes wrong

    (CNN) -- It's the thought that counts, right?

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    Man who led police on high-speed chase has numerous prior DUI incidents

    UTAH COUNTY – Police arrested a man Thursday after he led officers on a high-speed chase that reached speeds in excess of 95 mph and spanned several cities, and the DUI charge the man faces is the latest in a string of DUI incidents. According to information from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, an officer […]

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    Man pleads guilty to child abuse homicide in death of 8-month-old girl

    SALT LAKE CITY — A man accused in connection with the death of an 8-month-old child has pleaded guilty to child abuse homicide as a second-degree felony as part of plea deal that could result in him not receiving prison time, according to a court document filed Thursday. According to a court document, Gene Rick […]

  • In this patch of rural Northwest Mississippi, the tire tracks stand out. They lead up an embankment to a tree, partially scorched from the car fire that would ultimately kill Jessica Chambers. Credit:	Vivian Kuo/CNN

    Jessica Chambers’ phone provides leads in fatal car fire, prosecutor says

    By Vivian Kuo, Martin Savidge and Eliott C. McLaughlin CNN BATESVILLE, Mississippi (CNN) — In this patch of rural Northwest Mississippi, the tire tracks stand out. They lead up an embankment to a tree, partially scorched from the car fire that would ultimately kill Jessica Chambers. Much of the dirt, leaves and pine cones near […]

  • High Levels of Phthalates in Dolls

    This common household chemical could be hurting your child’s IQ

    A chemical that’s in a lot of household products may be hurting children’s IQ’s. Women who had a high amount of the chemicals called di-n-butyl phthalate and di-isobutyl phthalate in their bodies during pregnancy gave birth to children who had markedly lower IQ scores, according to a new study running in the journal PLOS One. […]