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  • Couple has compassion for Orem man who caused car accident that killed their daughter

    PROVO, Utah — An attorney called it the best example of mercy and forgiveness he’s ever seen. Rick Winder was sentenced Thursday morning for causing a car crash that killed a toddler in April of this year.  Despite being charged with negligent homicide, he was only sentenced to spend a single day in jail — because the little girl’s parents asked the judge to show a little kindness. “We miss our daughter, of course, so much, but we realize that […]

  • Utah man sentenced to one day in jail after young girl killed in crash, victim’s family offers forgiveness

    PROVO, Utah — The family of a young girl killed in a crash spoke on behalf of the driver as he was sentenced to one day in jail, community service and probation Thursday. Rick Winder was charged with negligent homicide in the death of Chelsea Parkinson. The 2.5-year-old child died April 15 when a Pleasant Grove utility truck driven by Winder rear-ended a vehicle at a stop light. Thursday Winder was sentenced to 400 hours of community service and 24 […]

  • After suicide on campus, BYU students find ways to unite and cope with the tragedy together

    PROVO, Utah — Students at Brigham Young University said many of them were struggling with Monday’s tragedy, when a female student attempted suicide in the Tanner Building on campus. “We just felt like students needed something positive when they walked into this space, to be able to come back to school and come back to classes,” said Emily Beukers, project organizer and senior at BYU. Several of them came up with a memorial wall, encouraging students to spread positive messages. […]

  • Road Home volunteers share joy of giving responsibly to the homeless during the holidays

    SALT LAKE CITY — Community leaders have a message for Utahns looking to donate this holiday season. They say don’t give directly to the homeless. “With tears in her eyes, she’s like, ‘This takes such a burden off of me, that I can now give my children a Christmas. It wasn’t going to happen without Candy Cane Corner,'” said Joyce Pell, volunteer at The Road Home. Pillows, toys, hats, and coats are just some of the brand new items available […]

  • Hundreds attend candlelight vigil for fallen South Salt Lake officer

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Sunday night a community gathered together to honor David Romrell, a South Salt Lake officer who was killed in the line of duty in late November. Hundreds of people gathered at a candlelight vigil to honor 31-year-old Romrell Police said he was purposely hit by a car driven by suspects fleeing an apparent burglary. “I never felt safer than when I was with him on the streets. I know he took care of any one of […]

  • The do’s and don’ts of holiday light installation from a professional

    (KSTU) — Christmas lights; they sure are beautiful, but they can also be very dangerous. We put on our climbing shoes and followed a holiday light professional, to get some expert advice. “My favorite way of hanging lights is with a shingle clip like this. Basically, the purpose of that clip is it’s permanently installed on your lights and it’s non-invasive on the house,” said Jeff Wyner, owner and operator of Bright Holidays. Professionals also say make sure your ladder is […]

  • Progress on new prison construction may be slow now, but that could change very soon

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been over a year since the state broke ground on A new prison on the west side of Salt Lake City. “This kind of gives you an idea of the space that we’re talking about to create a small city,” said Michael Ambre, project manager for the Utah State Correctional Facility. This 363 acre field of mostly nothing is the future home of the prison. Ground was broken over a year ago, and so far […]

  • LDS Church strives to #LightTheWorld with Giving Machines that support local and global charities

    SALT LAKE CITY — With the touch of a screen, people around the world can spread the holiday spirit. “This is a concrete way that parents and families can come teach the rising generation, this is how we care for each other,” said Sharon Eubank, president of Latter-day Saint Charities. Although people may look like they’re window shopping, it’s not for what you may think. “This one here, this candy bar is a donation to give a child an eye […]

  • Influential businessman David Ibarra announces bid for mayor of Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski will have some competition from a fellow Democrat in the next election after a big announcement Tuesday morning. “Finally, I just came to the conclusion that it was my time to offer my services and skills to make a difference,” said David Ibarra, who announced his candidacy for mayor of Salt Lake City. Ibarra says his dissatisfaction with the current state of the city is what inspired him to get involved. “Today, David officially […]

  • Skiers of all ages enjoy Alta ski area’s opening day

    SALT LAKE COUNTY – Skiers waited in line Friday morning to be a part of Alta Ski Area’s opening day. “It’s the best feeling. I love it. I’ve been looking forward to it all morning,” said Alta season pass holder Jaime Hirsh. Skiers say they’ve been counting down the days until they could buckle up their ski boots for the kick off of Alta’s 81st season. “I love Alta,” Hirsh said. “I moved here for Alta like, 20 years ago, […]

  • Families flock to ‘Feast with the Beast’ at the zoo

    SALT LAKE CITY — While people across the country were celebrating the holiday Thursday, the animal kingdom was enjoying a Thanksgiving feast of their own. “It kind of makes me feel connected to the animals, like we’re enjoying the same things at the same time,” Lillian Welsh said. Utahns stood outside in the cold waiting for the gates to open to attend the annual “Feast with the Beast” event at Hogle Zoo. “We come to the zoo every Thanksgiving, and […]

  • Volunteers make ‘one last effort’ to find missing Utah County woman

    AMERICAN FORK, Utah — The search continued Sunday for a Utah County woman who has been missing since February. A group of volunteers says they won’t stop searching for 25-year-old Jerika Binks. They met at the foot of American Fork Canyon for one last effort before the snow falls. “I just think it’s really important that the public doesn’t forget. That we don’t stop looking, no matter what,” said volunteer and search organizer Johnny-Mack Barlow. “I had lost my daughter […]