News

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

Health Care

Hepatitis A outbreak skips Weber County, health officials aim to keep it that way

Health officials instruct eateries on Hepatitis A

The current outbreak included 146 confirmed hepatitis A cases from May 8, 2017, to Jan. 7, 2018. Of that total, 101 cases occurred in Salt Lake County and 31 in Utah County. Weber and Morgan counties only had two.


Education

Students showcase creativity and innovation in Rube Goldberg STEM competition

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One student’s task was to use a leaf blower that would blow an inflatable ball until it hit multiple objects before a box of cereal would be poured into a bowl.


Police & Fire

Weber County law enforcement wives unite to protect police, sheriff's deputies

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Members of Blue Line Ladies raise funds to acquire protective vests and have so far donated 44 of them to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.


Environment

Study: Men less likely to be eco-friendly when they feel unmanly

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To help the planet, we need to help men feel macho. 


Local

Skier in stable condition after getting caught in avalanche at Snowbasin

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One person was taken to the hospital via helicopter after getting caught in an avalanche Sunday afternoon at Snowbasin Resort.


State

Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer

Death Penalty Firing Squad-2

Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped last year after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.


State

Man dies in Utah after his pickup truck is struck by a train

BERYL, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah’s Iron County say a 50-year-old man is dead after his pickup truck was hit by a train. County Sheriff’s officials say they were called to the scene about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. They say the train’s conductor is cooperating with the investigation and authorities...


State

Roadway fatalities in Utah decreased in 2017

Box Elder County fatal crash

The 273 deaths on Utah roadways in 2017 marked a slight decrease from the year before but was still higher than the six-year period from 2009-2014 when the state averaged 239 fatalities a year.


Business

Federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid blame game on both sides

Budget Battle-6

President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive.


State

Roadway fatalities in Utah decreased in 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 273 deaths on Utah roadways in 2017 marked a slight decrease from the year before but was still higher than the six-year period from 2009-2014 when the state averaged 239 fatalities a year. A preliminary report released on Wednesday by the Utah Department of Transportation...


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