Smithfield Boys To Be Tried For Aggravated Attempted Murder

A second teenager has been ordered to stand trial in a case involving the shooting of 14-year-old Deserae Turner. First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck listened Tuesday and Wednesday as state prosecutors argued there is sufficient evidence to suggest two 16-year-old boys planned to kill the girl with a knife and a gun.

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Cowboys Gather To Celebrate With Art And Music

Mar 9, 2017
Katherine Taylor

Last weekend, cowboys from across the country gathered for the 7th annual Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous where musicians and artisans presented their work based on western themes in Hyrum, Utah.

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In Salt Lake City, hundreds of women dressed in red gathered at the Utah State Capitol today for A Day Without a Woman protest.

 

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Utah Republican Gov. Gary Herbert is calling the current healthcare status under the Affordable Care Act is unacceptable, adding that he is confident that the current Congress can replace President Barack Obama’s signature law with a better alternative.

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House Joint Resolution 18’s sponsor, North Salt Lake Republican Rep. Rebecca Edwards, along with Salt Lake City Democratic Rep. Joel Briscoe, collaborated with students from state universities and high schools to craft a measure addressing the causes and consequences of rising temperatures and supporting a commitment to “conservative environmental stewardship.”

The family of a 14-year-old girl who police say was shot in the head and left in a ditch released a statement Tuesday saying Deserae Turner has been moved to a Neuro Trauma Unit.

During his address to Congress on Tuesday, President Trump called for $1 trillion in public and private investment to rebuild the nation's roads and bridges, noting that the $6 trillion spent fighting wars in the Middle East could have easily rebuilt America two or three times over.

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Research is increasingly identifying how poor air quality negatively impacts human health. One recent study indicates that air pollution can even alter the effectiveness of antibiotics. Some economists have proposed that a gas tax could help some Utah residents breath a little easier.

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A winter storm moving through northern Utah is expected to dump more snow and cause a drop in temperatures Monday.

Eric Schoening is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. He says the Salt Lake City and Provo areas will see up to an inch of snow, while Ogden and Logan could get between 1 and 3 inches.

Tree Talk on Wild About Utah

Mar 3, 2017
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The next time you take a walk in the deep woods or even a stroll through a local park, listen closely. You may hear the trees ‘whispering in the wind.’ We use this familiar phrase to describe the soothing sounds of a gentle breeze through the forest canopy; but it may delight and surprise many to know that this figure of speech is now a proven scientific fact. The trees are talking.

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Portions of five northern Utah counties are being warned about the possibility of weekend flooding, amid forecasts of rising temperatures melting heavy snow. 

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When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised.

But a new federal report, released last week, says the long-awaited FDA initiative — first attempted back in 1977 — falls short in so many areas that it may not create the change that backers hoped for.

Uber is in crisis. This week the president resigned, after just six months on the job. Morale has been shaken, following a damning account of sexual harassment. The board of directors is so concerned about the CEO's ability to lead, they're looking for a No. 2 to help steer the company. And now — in a curious plot twist — media mogul Arianna Huffington is emerging as chief of Uber's campaign for culture change.

The company decided to hold a conference call on Tuesday with reporters.

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