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Youth Suicide Rates In Utah Up By 141 Percent: Report

There was a 141 percent jump in suicide rates among Utah youths aged 10 to 17 between the years of 2011 and 2015. Interestingly, 12 percent of suicide victims experienced familial conflicts related to gadget restriction.

Public Health December 1, 2017

Airpocalypse In Beijing and Even US Cities: The Dangers of Smog And Precautions You Should Take

The Chinese capital is currently rolling in smog so bad that some areas of daily life are disrupted. What are the dangers of smog and how will one stay safe?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 7, 2017

The CDC May Have Found A New Method Of Zika Transmission

In an unfortunate first, the CDC may have stumbled upon its first case of person-to-person transmission of the Zika virus.

Public Health July 19, 2016

Officials Investigate How Leopard Escaped Utah Zoo Enclosure

A leopard on the loose at Hogle Zoo last Tuesday morning sent guests and visitors seeking refuge inside buildings. The incident occured while school was out for summer and weeks after gorilla Harambe's death at a Cincinnati zoo.

Animals June 8, 2016

Cataclysmic Ancient Landslide Shaped Zion National Park: Study

Utah's famous Zion National Park was formed after a massive rock landslide blocked the nearby Virgin River and created a lake some 4,800 years ago. This event is what gave Zion its distinct flat and tranquil valley floor.

Ancient May 27, 2016

Utah Governor Signs Resolution Declaring Porn A Public Health Crisis

Pornography could lead to a broad spectrum of public health issues and societal harms. Utah's governor, Gary Herbert, has signed a resolution to consider pornography a public health crisis, the first of its kind in the United States.

LIFE April 20, 2016

17-Year-Old Boy Gives Flowers To All 900 Girls In His High School

This year, Hayden Godfrey of Sky View High School in Utah made sure all girls at his high school received a flower for Valentine's Day. He bought 900 carnations and distributed them to the female population, inciting sighs and gushes from everyone.

Society February 15, 2016

Dinosaur 'Aunts, Uncles And Cousins' Lived More Recently Than Previously Thought

The dinosauromorphs were accurately dated for the first time, by a cross-continental team.

Earth/Environment December 11, 2015

Sex Offender Passes Airport Security With Stolen Boarding Pass

61-year-old Michael Reith Salata was arrested at the Salt Lake International Airport after trying to board a plane using a stolen boarding pass. He was able to get past TSA check, raising concerns over airport security layers.

Society November 27, 2015

8-Year-Old Girl In Utah Diagnosed With Rare Form Of Breast Cancer

Chrissy Turner is the youngest patient to be diagnosed with a rare type of breast cancer called secretory carcinoma. Born to cancer survivor parents, the eight-year-old girl is set for mastectomy in December.

LIFE November 25, 2015

Utah Judge Reverses Ruling That Takes Away Lesbian Couple's Foster Child

A Utah judge, who initially ordered a foster child be removed from the home of a lesbian couple, has rescinded his order. This follows criticism from LGBT groups over his original decision to have the infant placed in the care of a heterosexual family.

Society November 15, 2015

Fourth Plague Death In US Reported In Utah

Plague continues to strike the U.S. as the fourth mortality case in the nation had been reported in Utah. The patient's identity and details were not disclosed but health officials said that the person is not believed to have traveled to other areas where reports of plague infection are more common.

LIFE August 28, 2015

Pioneer Day Or Pie And Beer Day? Here's What You Should Know

A counter-holiday to Utah's official Pioneer Day is getting more popular every year. As the state takes the day off, many non-Mormons prefer to celebrate with a brew and a slice.

Society July 25, 2015

Death By Firing Squad OK'd In Utah: What You Should Know

Utah has legalized firing squads as a means of executing prisoners - but why?

Society March 24, 2015

Utah Governor Gary Herbert Approves Landmark Anti-Discrimination Bill

The bill, which is backed by both LGBT groups and the church, marks a significant moment in the conservative state’s history.

Internet Culture March 13, 2015

Utah State Senate Bill Reinstates Death By Firing Squad

Utah may go back to executing death row inmates by firing squad if Gov. Gary Herbert signs a bill passed by the state's Senate.

Internet Culture March 11, 2015

Baby Girl Found Alive In Upside-Down Vehicle In Freezing Utah River

A Utah man saves the life of a baby girl trapped inside an upside-down vehicle in the freezing Utah River. The vehicle struck a cement barrier on the bridge and hurtled into the river.

Internet Culture March 9, 2015

Utah Woman Goes Into Labor While Driving Herself to Hospital, Gives Birth to 10-Pound Baby Boy on Roadside

Never mind that there were trucks and other large vehicles roaring just next to Devi Mariah Ostler's car. It was time for the little boy to come out into the world.

Society February 2, 2015

Simulated Mars Research Station in Utah Damaged by Greenhouse Fire

Crew members on a simulated mission on Mars dealt with a serious emergency on the first day of their mission when a fire broke out and destroyed the habitat's greenhouse.

Space January 31, 2015

Utah Parents Drugged Children, Killed Themselves in Fear of Apocalypse: Police Report

Parents who killed their three children committed suicide to escape the impending apocalypse. Relatives say they are not surprised by the final police report.

Society January 28, 2015

Are the Disney Measles Cases Linked to the Vaccination Debate?

At least nine people have been diagnosed with measles after visiting Disneyland parks in California, and most were not vaccinated. How effective are immunizations against the disease?

LIFE January 9, 2015

Eggnog-Chugging Contest Sends Man to Hospital

Ryan Roche broke his company record for chugging eggnog, sending himself to the hospital for three days.

LIFE December 24, 2014

Utah father is daughter's Superman, saves five-year-old girl snatched from own bedroom

A five-year-old girl, who was snatched from her bedroom by an intruder, is rescued by her own stepfather. The intruder Troy Mitchell Morley, who is described by his neighbors as 'creepy,' is known to lurk outside children's bedroom windows.

Society November 8, 2014

Utah mom undergoes emergency surgery to save her quadruplets

Ashley Gardner is expecting quadruplets, two of whom needed to be saved from a rare condition that could have threatened their lives. She is carrying two sets of identical twin girls.

LIFE October 25, 2014

Expectant Utah mom finds out she's carrying two sets of identical twins [Video]

A woman from Utah has discovered she is pregnant after eight years and carrying quadruplets: two sets of identical twins. The mom found out about the quadruplets after a regular 7-week scan.

Society October 5, 2014

US government to pay Navajo $554 million for mismanaging the tribe's funds, natural resources

The US government has agreed to pay the Navajo Nation $554 million to settle a lawsuit. The case, which included claims that date to more than 50 years ago, involved a claim of $900 million in damages.

Society September 26, 2014

Utah doctor Martin MacNeill likely to appeal life sentence for wife's murder

Martin MacNeill, convicted of the murder of his wife in 2007, has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison over the killing.

Society September 21, 2014

Go to Utah to walk in dinosaurs’ shoes…or tracks

Utah site of unique dinosaur tracks, kept secret so scientists could study them, to open to the public. Site with more than 200 tracks in Utah will be opened for visitors in October.

Animals August 22, 2014

Clinton, Utah authorities warn residents of possible E. coli contamination of water supply

Residents of Clinton, Utah have been advised against the use of tap water because of probable E. coli contamination. The city's water supply is believed to be contaminated after irrigation water supply was accidentally connected to the city water supply.

LIFE August 8, 2014

You can hunt crows in Utah... but you have to eat what you kill

The Utah Wildlife Board has approved of a series of crow hunts starting this September, but environmentalists and activists are opposed to it. Here’s why.

Earth/Environment July 30, 2014

High-energy cosmic rays origin close to being discovered

Cosmic rays originating from beyond the galaxy are the most energetic particles in the known universe. Now, astronomers may be coming closer to understanding how they form.

Space July 10, 2014

Tree rings tell history of extreme droughts in Western U.S.

Scientists analyzing tree rings in the Western U.S. have found evidence of "nightmare droughts" that happened in the past. The new findings may also point to the possibility of terrible droughts occurring in the U.S. in the future.

Earth/Environment May 5, 2014

Utah car crash victim penned love letters to family as he waited to die

A man suddenly left his home in Kansas on September 2. He was found dead on October 18 in a car crash site spotted in a deep ravine 900 miles away from his home. Next to the corpse were love letters - while the man was dying, he penned letters saying goodbye to his wife and family.

Society October 31, 2013

Martin MacNeill trial kicks off: Innocent or monster?

The prosecution is out to prove that Martin MacNeill is guilty of first degree murder. The former doctor in Utah allegedly murdered wife Michele after she confronted her husband about an alleged affair.

Society October 18, 2013

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