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  • Mormons love peculiar baby names, blog says

    UTAH – The population of the state of Utah is estimated at between 62 and 68 percent LDS, and blogger Hildie Westenhaver pointed out something unusual about the names Mormons choose to give their children. “Maybe it’s because we’re kind of different to begin with that Mormons love oddball baby names,” Westenhaver wrote in her blog, Nameberry. “I have met children named Wrangler, Smokey, Mersadie, Corporate (for a girl), Maverix, Jenedy, Silver, Xacian, Versailles, Rafter, and–I kid you not–R2.” Westenhaver said […]

  • Charges filed for woman accused of driving bus under prescription influence

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — The Davis School District bus driver accused of driving a busload of students while under the influence of prescription drugs is out on $120 bail. Lycia Kae Martinez, 39, has been charged with DUI, a class A misdemeanor, and failure to stay in one lane, a class C misdemeanor, in Salt Lake City’s 3rd District Court. The initial incident took place on October 13, 2014, when a chaperone inside Martinez’s bus called 911 to report several […]

  • Ice Fisherman drowns on Flaming Gorge

    ROCK SPRINGS, Wyoming — A Green River man drowned and nearly froze after he went through the ice on Flaming Gorge Monday. The Sweetwater County Sheriff and the County Coroner issued a statement saying the body of John M. Henderson, 61, was recovered around 11:15 a.m. the next day. Emergency responders from the Sweetwater Dive Team and the Green River Fire Department Ice Rescue Team participated in the operation. Officials said two men from Green River were around the west […]

  • West Valley City in’vests’ in its police dogs

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — The West Valley City Police Department is outfitting its four-legged officers with bullet-proof vests. The police department said this will protect the six dogs in its K9 unit from gun shots, stabbings, explosives, and blunt force trauma. The vests came thanks to a nationwide Groupon campaign that raised $335,000, and were manufactured by a charity organization called “Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.” The group has outfitted many other police departments around the country. Each vest […]

  • Narcotics Unit returns for West Valley City PD

    WEST VALLEY CITY — The Neighborhood Narcotics Unit for the West Valley City Police Department is back in force Monday after more than two years of inactivity. The group was disbanded in November 2012 after a significant scandal, according to West Valley Police Chief Lee Russo. Officer Shaun Cowley’s fatal shooting of unarmed woman Danille Willard prompted an investigation, ultimately revealing more than 100 dismissed cases of officers keeping evidence or property from drug busts. Russo said since that time, the […]

  • Clayton Butler dies paragliding a year after wife’s base jumping death

    HONOLULU, Hawaii — Nearly one year ago, a young bride fell to her death while base jumping in Zion National Park. Amber Bellows, 28, had only been married two weeks. Now, her husband, Clayton Butler, 30, is dead after a paragliding accident in Hawaii. Butler’s friends said he was having a great time in O`ahu, and had even called his employer on Thursday to request a few more days to paraglide. His fatal accident took place later on the same day. […]

  • Big Budah chats with MLK marchers heading toward Weber State

    OGDEN, Utah — For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, traditional marches are taking place all over the state of Utah. FOX 13’s Big Budah was near Weber State University in Ogden on Monday to ask people what Dr. King’s legacy meant to them. Many other events are going on throughout the state of Utah for the duration of MLK week. For a complete list, click here.

  • Red Cross requests more ethnically diverse blood donors

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Red Cross urges all healthy, eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood anytime. The organization said all blood types are crucial to maintaining a sufficient blood supply, with special emphasis on blood types O negative, A negative, and B negative. However, the Red Cross also said blood from a donor with a similar ethnic background to that of the patient is less likely to cause complications, particularly in cases requiring multiple transfusions. […]

  • MLK Day: march from East High to the U of U campus

    SALT LAKE CITY — In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, nearly 300 students and other community members marched Monday from East High School to Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus. FOX 13’s Dave Nemeth was there to catch the action and speak to people involved in the march. Many other events are going on throughout the state of Utah for the duration of MLK week. For a complete list, click here.

  • Recipe: Chicken and Quinoa Salad with Asian Dressing

    Chicken and Quinoa Salad with Asian Dressing 1/2 cup quinoa 1 teaspoon ginger, grated 1 clove garlic, grated 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups chicken, shredded 3 scallions, whites and greens sliced 1 1/2 cups cabbage, shredded 1 cup carrots, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds Directions Cook the quinoa according to package directions, set aside to cool. In a small bowl, whisk together […]

  • Becky Lockhart, Utah’s first female House speaker, dies

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Becky Lockhart, the first woman Speaker of the House in Utah, died Saturday at age 46, her family confirmed.

  • Recipe: Flavored Popcorn Two Ways (01.16.15)

    Flavored Popcorn 2 Ways #1: Three-Cheese Popcorn 16 cups hot popcorn 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated Salt, to taste Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread popcorn on baking sheets. Coast with three cheeses. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Season with salt. #2: Ranch Popcorn 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1 ranch seasoning mix (1 ounce packet) 16 cups hot popcorn 2 tablespoons dried chives Salt, […]

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