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  1. White House turns climate change spotlight to U.S. cities, townsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | WHTC

    After announcing a major deal with China to curb emissions and a $3 billion pledge into a fund to help poor countries fight climate change last week, the Obama administration will turn its focus to American towns and cities to help them adapt to the impacts of global warming. On Monday, a task force of eight governors, 16 mayors and two tribal leaders will meet with Vice President Joe Biden and senior White House officials to present recommendations on how they can help local communities deal with extreme weather.


  2. Mormon church admits founder Joseph Smith had abou...Read the original story

    Nov 11, 2014 | WHTC

    The Mormon church has admitted that founder Joseph Smith married about 40 women including a 14-year-old and others who were already the wives of his followers, having maintained for nearly 200 years that he was monogamous. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has tried to gloss over aspects of its history, including the polygamy practiced by Smith and Brigham Young, who helped found Salt Lake City, Utah, the headquarters of the Mormon church.


  3. Utah man accused of trying to snatch sleeping girl...Read the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | WHTC

    Police with search dogs on Friday arrested a Utah man accused of trying to abduct a sleeping 5-year-old girl from her bed in the dead of night in a kidnapping foiled only because the child's stepfather awakened to the sound of the front door opening. Police said the suspected kidnapper entered the home in Sandy, Utah, early on Friday through an unlocked side or rear door, took the girl from a downstairs bedroom, and was leaving the house when the parents woke up.


  4. Relatives suspect poison in deaths of Utah familyRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | WHTC

    The relatives of a Utah family who were found dead last month in a locked bedroom at their home suspect they died from poison and say details from court documents published this week begin to confirm their suspicions, local media said on Thursday. The bodies of Benjamin and Kristi Strack and three of their children aged 11 to 14 were discovered on Sept.


  5. Five members of Utah family likely died of poisoni...Read the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | WHTC

    Police believe two parents and three children found dead inside their Utah home weeks ago likely died of poisoning, local media reported on Wednesday. The five people, including children between the ages of 11 and 14, were found on Sept.


  6. Five face federal charges over ride through protec...Read the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | WHTC

    Federal prosecutors in Utah filed criminal charges on Wednesday against five men who allegedly organized and led an all-terrain vehicle protest ride into a red-rock desert canyon closed to motorized use by federal land managers. About 300 protesters participated in the May ride through Recapture Canyon, where officials are trying to protect numerous Native American archaeological sites including ancient rock art, dwellings and other artifacts.


  7. Fatal police shooting in Utah fuels racial controv...Read the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | WHTC

    A private autopsy has found a 22-year-old black man shot dead by police in Utah was fired at from behind six times, said a lawyer for the man's family. Authorities say the man was shot dead when he lunged at officers with a sword. 2 comments

  8. Utah woman critical after drinking restaurant's ta...Read the original story

    Aug 15, 2014 | WHTC

    A Utah woman was in critical condition in hospital on Friday, five days after suffering burns to her mouth and esophagus from drinking sweet tea laced with a powerful lye-based cleaning solvent at a local restaurant.


  9. Utah woman denied rescue after dog tussles with mo...Read the original story

    Aug 6, 2014 | WHTC

    Sheriff's deputies in Utah said on Wednesday they could not help a woman whose dog was injured in a tussle with a mountain goat because their policy is to rescue only humans, adding the pet was off its leash and attacked the wild animal.


  10. Popular, snakelike 'Cobra' rock formation beheaded...Read the original story

    Aug 5, 2014 | WHTC

    A red rock pinnacle popular with climbers and named for its snakelike shape has been beheaded in the Utah desert, federal land managers said on Tuesday.


  11. Residents evacuated after mudslide topples Utah homeRead the original story

    Aug 5, 2014 | WHTC

    A mudslide toppled one home in Utah on Tuesday and forced the evacuation of 20 others and a tennis club below a hillside that city officials said had already shown signs of stress.


  12. Round-up of wild horses gets under way in UtahRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2014 | WHTC

    Federal land managers began rounding up wild horses on public land in central Utah on Monday as part of efforts to cut herd numbers and placate ranchers who say the animals destroy range land vital for cattle grazing.


  13. Activists say arrests made in protest at Utah tar ...Read the original story

    Jul 21, 2014 | WHTC

    Sheriff's deputies in Utah arrested nearly two dozen environmental protesters who chained themselves to fences and construction equipment on Monday at a tar sands mining project in the remote Book Cliffs mountains, an activist group said.


  14. Colorado issues kidnap alert for woman who claimed...Read the original story

    Jul 17, 2014 | WHTC

    Officials in Colorado issued a child-abduction alert late on Thursday for a 5-month-old girl they said was kidnapped in Oklahoma by a woman described as claiming to have had a vision of the infant dying within two days.


  15. Man dies after jumping into bonfire at Utah festivalRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2014 | WHTC

    Police in Utah are investigating after a man killed himself by jumping into a 30-foot bonfire during an arts and culture festival on the weekend in the desert west of Salt Lake City, local media reported.


  16. Utah car thief returns minivan after finding toddl...Read the original story

    Jun 30, 2014 | WHTC

    A would-be car thief surrendered to Utah authorities after realizing the family minivan she sped off in was carrying precious human cargo, a 3-year old girl, Salt Lake City police said on Monday.


  17. Utah teen admits stabbing two younger brothers to ...Read the original story

    Jun 18, 2014 | WHTC

    A 16-year-old Utah boy pleaded guilty on Wednesday to murdering his two younger brothers by stabbing them to death at the family's home, prosecutors said, and will serve a term of 15 years to life in prison.


  18. Arizona attorney general asks judge to disband pol...Read the original story

    Jun 17, 2014 | WHTC

    Arizona's attorney general has asked a federal judge to disband the police department for twin Utah-Arizona border towns that are dominated by the polygamous church of jailed sect leader Warren Jeffs, according to court papers.


  19. Temporary reprieve for Mormon activist facing disc...Read the original story

    Jun 16, 2014 | WHTC

    A prominent Mormon activist threatened with disciplinary action and possible excommunication for questioning church doctrine said on Monday he had received a temporary reprieve and that it seems church leaders want to "de-escalate" the dispute.


  20. Three children injured after parade cannon malfunc...Read the original story

    Jun 16, 2014 | WHTC

    Three children were injured at a parade in Utah when a spark from a cannon being used by a Civil War re-enactment group caused a bag of black gunpowder to explode, police said on Monday.


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