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  1. Utah town struggles after teens charged in girl's shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Residents of a small town in northern Utah struggled to comprehend Wednesday why two teenage boys plotted to rob and kill a 14-year-old girl before shooting her in the head and leaving her critically wounded in a ditch, according to prosecutors. The 16-year-old suspects do not have any serious criminal history, and both had no known problems at Smithfield's only high school, court and school officials say.


  2. Teens accused of plot to rob, kill girl found shot in ditchRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 21 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Two teenage boys charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back of the head and leaving her wounded in a ditch lured her to the spot in a small Utah town with a plan to rob and kill her, prosecutors said Tuesday. The 16-year-old boys set up a meeting by promising to sell her a knife and originally planned to stab her with knives of their own, according to newly filed charging documents.


  3. Chaffetz faces harsh criticism during packed town hallRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Chaffetz says he's hopeful President... . U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, right, speaks with Majority Whip, Rep. Francis D. Gibson, left, during the House Majority Caucus at the Utah State Capitol Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Salt Lake City.


  4. Latest North Carolina, South Carolina sportsRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 5 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The executive director of a North Carolina sports group says the state could lose dozens of NCAA championship events if legislation limiting protections for the LGBT community isn't repealed. Scott Dupree, executive director of the Raleigh Sports Alliance, told The Charlotte Observer cities, colleges and universities have submitted 133 bids to host events through 2022.


  5. Refugee resettlement agencies brace for funding lossRead the original story

    Friday Feb 3 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Refugee resettlement organizations are bracing for significant funding cuts and possible layoffs over the coming months during President Donald Trump's temporary refugee ban. The agencies receive a certain amount of federal dollars per refugee they help resettle, which means they would lose a key source of funding unless the Trump administration provides funds in the interim during the 120-day temporary halt to refugees entering the U.S. Catholic Charities USA says the executive order will cost the organization millions of dollars and put at risk about 7,000 jobs out of the 54,000 jobs at their agencies around the country, according to spokeswoman Patricia Cole. 27 comments

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    Tuesday Jan 31 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The couple's 20-year-old daughter is unable the leave Somalia due to the travel ban implemented by President Dona... . Somali refugee Habiba Mohamed wipes away tears as she speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, in Decatur, Ga..


  7. Refugees anticipate family reunions, instead endure doubtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Rab... . Iraqi refugee Raed Rabban, 49, speaks by phone from his garage in El Cajon, Calif., with his brother Luey Rabban, 47, in Baghdad, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.


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    Jan 23, 2017 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear an appeal from the family on TV's "Sister Wives" challenging Utah's law banning polygamy. The decision ends the family's long legal fight to overturn a seldom used and unique provision of Utah's law that the Browns and other polygamous families contend has a chilling effect by sending law-abiding plural families into hiding because of fear of prosecution.


  9. Elephant protein destroys human cancer cells, researchers sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Though there's no guarantee the protein will work in humans, researchers hope to do further animal and human testing in the next few years. SALT LAKE CITY, UT Researchers in Utah are hoping they have found a key to fight the war on cancer using elephant protein.


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    Jan 12, 2017 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Footwear's position as the second largest segment in lucrative outdoor retail industry is on full display at a trade expo in Salt Lake City this week with a wide array of colors, prints and designs of sandals, shoes and boots that companies promote as being lighter and more versatile. The basic designs of different types of footwear have stayed largely the same for years, so companies try to pique interest among retailers with fashionable designs or new technology innovations.


  11. Black Diamond founder: Outdoor retail show should leave UtahRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2017 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A powerful outdoor recreation industry executive says the world's largest outdoor retail show should leave Utah after two decades because of what he calls an assault on public lands by the state's top political leaders. It is expected to bring 22,000 people to Salt Lake City this week.


  12. Professional 'slackliner' rescues man dangling unconscious from chair liftRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Mickey Wilson said in his Instragram post he was going out for a day on the slopes with friends when he came to the rescue of another member of the party who got stuck on the chair lift ahead of his. His friend was unconscious, hanging 10 feet from the ground, his backpack strap wrapped around his neck.


  13. Boy, 9, shot in head in Utah drive-by shootingRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2016 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Utah police say a 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting. Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen says the boy was shot Wednesday afternoon in the town of Kearns, Utah, and was flown about 15 miles away to a Salt Lake City hospital.


  14. Teen in accident defies the odds, walks againRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2016 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A teenager girl defied the odds to walk again after a snowboarding accident that left her with a broken neck. BUHL, ID After doctors told a 15-year-old girl hurt in a snowboarding accident she would never walk again, the teenager rallied to defy the odds.


  15. The Latest: Police: Medical flight had mechanical troubleRead the original story

    Nov 19, 2016 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    An Elko, Nevada, police lieutenant says an air-ambulance flight that crashed after taking off from the Elko airport apparently had mechanical troubles. Three crew members and a patient were killed in the Friday night crash in an employee parking lot of a mining company.


  16. Teen in Utah school stabbings booked on attempted murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Police say a 16-year-old boy was taken into custody... . Family members embrace after reuniting Mountain View High School where several students were stabbed Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Orem, Utah.


  17. 5 Utah students stabbed in boy's locker room, teen detainedRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2016 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    As a group of boys at a Utah high school changed Tuesday morning into gym clothes for physical education class, a straight-A student pulled out a knife in the locker room and stabbed five of his classmates, sending the injured running for their lives and covered in blood, police said. The 16-year-old suspect with no record of disciplinary trouble also stabbed himself in the neck and was cornered by school workers until a police officer assigned to Mountain View High School got to the locker room and subdued him with a Taser shot.


  18. 5 Utah students stabbed at high school, teen in custodyRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2016 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Five students were stabbed inside their Utah high school Tuesday and a 16-year-old boy identified as a suspect was taken into custody, police said. The stabbings of the male students at about 8 a.m. at Mountain View High School happened near the school's gym in Orem, a city of about 90,000 people about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City, authorities said.


  19. Police investigating Utah officer's death during car chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2016 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Utah police said Monday they are investigating whether three juveniles in a stolen car intentionally hit an officer killed during a car chase. The car had veered toward other officers shortly before it fatally struck Officer Cody Brotherson, 25, in a Salt Lake City suburb on Sunday, authorities said.


  20. Mormon brothers among Utah residents pushing for medical potRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2016 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Twin brothers, both devout Mormons, are among a growing legion of Utah residents embracing medical marijuana as a way to treat a host of ailments. Nathan Frodsham has advanced degenerative disc disease, leaving him with burning pain as nerves in his neck are pinched by bones.


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