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  1. Mormons address mystery surrounding undergarmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WSB-TV

    The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God. The four-minute video on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' website compares the white, two-piece cotton "temple garments" to holy vestments worn in other religious faiths such as a Catholic nun's habit or a Muslim skullcap.


  2. Investigation of risque video of women with gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | WSB-TV

    A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who have found some of their officers were in the film. Utah National Guard Lt.


  3. New studies point out dangers of 'talking' to carRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | WSB-TV

    Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.


  4. Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | WSB-TV

    This March 6, 2014 image provided by AAA Foundation via shows a driver during the Cognitive Distraction Phase II testing in Salt Lake City. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse.


  5. Group of LDS women attend all-male meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 5 | WSB-TV

    Ignoring rebukes from church leaders, members of a Mormon women's group pushing for gender equality for the first time joined men at regional church buildings across the U.S. to watch a live broadcast of the male priesthood meeting. According to its Facebook page, members of Ordain Women watched the session Saturday night at scattered buildings in Utah, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Texas and the Washington, D.C. area.


  6. Utah prison inmate admits to 2 other murdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 4 | WSB-TV

    A Utah prison inmate serving a life sentence for murdering a Salt Lake City chef has pleaded guilty to strangling a 17-year-old girl and confessed to a third murder in the state. Thomas Noffsinger pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the April 1989 death of teenager Felicia Pappas of Millcreek in Salt Lake City.


  7. Mormon church's international mark on displayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 3 | WSB-TV

    The expanding international footprint of the Mormon church will be on display this weekend during a biannual conference that brings 100,000 church members to Salt Lake City to listen to words of guidance and inspiration from the faith's leaders. Thousands of the attendees will be coming from countries outside the U.S. - most stopping on their way into the 21,000-seat conference center to grab headphones so they can listen to speeches translated into 94 different languages.


  8. Mom accused of helping son in drive-by shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | WSB-TV

    A Utah woman is accused of driving her teenage son by a convenience store to shoot at rival gang members he had been fighting with at school. Prosecutors said Lisa Egersdorf picked up her 17-year-old son from his Salt Lake City school and was behind the wheel when he fired several shots at the group.


  9. Officials catch cougar roaming Utah neighborhoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 22 | WSB-TV

    A young mountain lion was let go back into the wild Monday a day after roaming into a Salt Lake City neighborhood and forcing dozens of families to stay inside their homes for nearly five hours. No people or pets were injured, but the hunt for the 2-year-old cougar caused quite a commotion in the east side neighborhood just a few miles from the base of the Wasatch Mountains, Division of Wildlife Resources spokesman Scott Root said.


  10. Utah doctor to be sentenced for killing wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2012 | WSB-TV

    A doctor who was convicted of murder after his wife was found drugged and dead in the bathtub of their Utah home will be sentenced Friday in the case that became a true-crime, cable TV obsession. Martin MacNeill returns to court in Provo after prosecutors said he gave his wife, Michele MacNeill, drugs following cosmetic surgery then left her to drown in 2007 so he could begin a new life with his mistress.


  11. Man's family disputes police version of shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2014 | WSB-TV

    The family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Utah is disputing investigators' statements that he was shot after he lunged at officers with a sword and race played no role in the shooting. Randall Edwards, an attorney for Darrien Hunt's family, said Saturday night that an independent autopsy requested by the family shows Hunt was shot "numerous times, all from the rear."


  12. Teacher accidentally shoots self in leg at schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | WSB-TV

    A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at work accidentally shot herself in the leg when the weapon discharged in a faculty bathroom shortly before class Thursday morning, officials said. Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said the teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville, was severely injured when the bullet entered and exited her leg, and she was rushed to a hospital.


  13. Ap Photos: Heavy rains wreak havoc in SouthwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | WSB-TV

    Seasonal monsoon moisture and the remnants of Tropical Storm Norbert has caused flooding throughout the Southwest, submerging vehicles and homes in several states. In Nevada, heavy rains and flash flooding washed away portions of Interstate 15, prompting state officials on Tuesday to close a nearly 50-mile stretch of the major trucking artery that runs between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.


  14. Public gets 1st look at priceless Mormon artifactsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | WSB-TV

    In one glass case sits a weathered page from the original Book of Mormon manuscript that Latter-day Saints believe was translated from ancient Egyptian and dictated to scribes by founder Joseph Smith 185 years ago with help from God. In other nearby cases are Smith's first journal and the first printed editions of books that contain commandments, doctrine and covenants based on early revelations Smith received while forming The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in upstate New York in 1830.


  15. Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2014 | WSB-TV

    Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it.


  16. No new trial for doctor convicted of killing wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | WSB-TV

    A Utah doctor convicted in November of killing his wife won't get a new trial, a judge ruled Friday.


  17. Woman who drank toxic tea hopes restaurants reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | WSB-TV

    A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals spoke publicly for the first time on Friday, describing the incident that she hopes is a wake-up call for restaurants.


  18. Parents: Mom didn't understand abandoning babyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2014 | WSB-TV

    A newborn girl was fighting for her life a day after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can, an act the woman's parents said Wednesday that she didn't fully comprehend.


  19. Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2014 | WSB-TV

    A newborn baby was in extremely critical condition Tuesday after her 23-year-old mother left her in a neighbor's trash can in Utah, a state that allows mothers to drop off newborns at hospitals without consequences, police and health officials said.


  20. Woman who drank lye-tainted tea suffers nightmaresRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2014 | WSB-TV

    A woman who was in critical condition after unknowingly sipping sweetened iced tea laced with a chemical found in drain cleaner has been steadily improving, but her husband says she's having nightmares about the moment that nearly killed her.


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