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After tragedy, Cottonwood Heights pool pushes forward with safety adjustments

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 12:16pm

The family of a 7-year-old boy who drowned at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center in 2014 won a lawsuit against the town's parks and recreation service in December. Since then, the center has been working to ensure the tragedy never repeats.

What to watch for in Utah during Thursday's NBA Draft

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:57am

The NBA Draft is Thursday at 5 p.m. Mountain time, and with four draft picks, the Jazz are very busy. Here's what to watch for.

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Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop it.

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Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:30am

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.

Fire restrictions ordered for 5 Utah counties

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:16am

A fire restriction order for five Utah counties went into effect Thursday as weather forecasts call for extremely dry conditions in the coming weeks.

Wife says officer used training technique to assault her

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:03am

A man training to be certified as a police officer may have used techniques he learned at the police academy to restrain his wife, according to newly released court documents.

Woman, teen involved in fatal Idaho crash continue to recover

Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:48am

A teenage boy and a woman who survived a crash that left two others dead are making progress in their recovery.

EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:35am

The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof.

Washington City woman allegedly embezzles $60K from employer

Kimberly Scott, St. George News  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:28am

A Washington City woman was arrested Monday for allegedly embezzling $60,000 from her employer over a three-year span.

5 reasons to look forward to BYU football media day

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:15am

BYU football opens the 2017 college football “talking season” with media day Friday, beginning at 8 a.m. and running throughout the day. It’s a chance for players, coaches and administrators to address the press.

Is Nike joining the Amazon roster?

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:00am

Shares in several major sports chains hit 52-week lows on word that Nike may soon be selling its gear directly on Amazon.com.

Ogden airport to offer flights to Las Vegas and Los Angeles

Adam Eakle  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:37am

Utah residents will soon be able to fly from Ogden to Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

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From Mormon kid to alleged drug kingpin: Inside the rise and fall of Aaron Shamo

Jesse Hyde, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:03am

The DEA believed Aaron Shamo ran a global operation based largely on a synthetic opioid known as fentanyl, which is 50 times more powerful than heroin and linked to overdose deaths across the country. If they were right, he represented the rise of a new kind of drug dealer and an alarming shift in the way Americans were getting illicit narcotics.

Investigators obtain data recorder in US warship collision

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:32am

Japanese authorities said Thursday they have obtained a data recording device from a container ship to help determine why it collided with a U.S. destroyer, killing seven American sailors.

Riverton, Kearns fire stations to close in agency overhaul

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:20am

A pair of firehouses in Riverton and Kearns will close in a move that local officials say will actually speed 911 response times in those communities.

Did Trump election influence Outdoor Retailer decision to leave Utah?

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:45am

Political discord over the election of President Donald Trump may have influenced the departure of the state's largest annual convention, according to Utah's lieutenant governor.

Search for reported child in Jordan River ends

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:20pm

Emergency crews responded to the Jordan River after reports of a person in the water Wednesday evening.

Fire near Brian Head doubles again; forces new evacuations

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 10:25pm

A fire that began with the use of a weed torch in dry conditions growing rapidly.

Environmental activist, husband charged in cattle case

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 10:25pm

Clashes over land use resulted in new charges being filed in the San Juan County case of an environmental activist accused of blocking cattle from a water source, underscoring tensions involving ranchers, environmental groups and local residents.

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