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Strange Case of
Mom Accused in
Sep 26, 2023 3:00 AM CDT
Strange Case of Mom Accused in Husband's Death Gets Stranger
Kouri Richins accused of witness tampering, but she says letter is actually part of fictional novel
- The Utah mother accused of fatally poisoning her husband, then writing a children's book about sons grieving their father's death , has taken another turn. Earlier this month, the state accused Kouri Richins of witness tampering, citing a handwritten six-page note to her mother that was allegedly found hidden...
Chunk of Asteroid That Could
Take Chunk Out of Earth Nears
Sep 20, 2023 10:55 AM CDT
Chunk of Asteroid That Could Take Chunk Out of Earth Nears
OSIRIS-REx's sample from near-Earth asteroid Bennu to arrive in Utah on Sunday
- There's a 1 in 2,700 chance that an asteroid known for its close flybys of Earth could smack into the planet in the next 160 years or so, which isn't very reassuring. NASA hopes, however, that the upcoming conclusion of a seven-year mission to retrieve samples from...
This Is the Happiest
State in America
Sep 16, 2023 2:40 PM CDT
This Is the Happiest State in America
Utah takes the top spot in WalletHub ranking, West Virginia is last
- In some states, happiness seems to come more easily. WalletHub analyzed various environmental factors to see which US states boast more contented surroundings, examining 30 metrics in three main categories: emotional and physical well-being, including such factors as the share of adults with depression or alcohol use disorder, life expectancy,...
Lawsuit: Utah Is Letting
the Great Salt Lake Die
Sep 6, 2023 12:40 PM CDT
Lawsuit: Utah Is Letting the Great Salt Lake Die
It's shrinking rapidly, threatening humans and wildlife alike, environmental groups say
- Utah state government officials have pushed the Great Salt Lake to the brink of an ecological collapse by allowing upstream water to be diverted away from the lake and primarily to farmers growing alfalfa, hay, and other crops for decades, says a new lawsuit filed Wednesday by a coalition of...
Arrested on Child
Sep 1, 2023 11:21 AM CDT
Family YouTuber Arrested on Child Abuse Charges
Viewers have long raised a flag on Utah's Ruby Franke, who offers controversial parenting advice
- A Utah mom of six who became popular on her now-defunct YouTube channel for offering parenting advice has been arrested. The AP reports that 41-year-old Ruby Franke was taken into custody on Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated child abuse at the Ivins home of Jodi Hildebrandt, 54, her business partner,...
Man Accused of
Shot by FBI Agents
Aug 9, 2023 3:04 PM CDT
Man Accused of Threatening Biden Shot by FBI Agents
Agency says man was killed when agents tried to serve warrants at Utah home
- A Utah man accused of threatening President Biden and other officials was shot and killed by FBI agents hours before the president was due to arrive in the state Wednesday. Officials said the man was killed at his Provo home around 6:15am local time after "special agents attempted...
Man Making Trek With Dad's
Ashes Meets Tragedy
Aug 9, 2023 11:15 AM CDT
Man Making Trek With Dad's Ashes Meets Tragedy
Texas' James Hendricks apparently died of heatstroke in Arches National Park
- It was meant to be an emotional but meaningful journey from Texas to the Sierra Nevada, where Austin local James Bernard Hendricks intended to spread his late father's ashes. Instead, his family is now dealing with a new tragedy, after Hendricks is believed to have succumbed to heatstroke during...
Having a Baby
Aug 7, 2023 5:25 PM CDT
Having a Baby Soon? One State Outranks the Others
Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list, while Mississippi comes in last
- If your future plans include starting a family and you're open to a move (or wondering whether your current location is ideal), WalletHub has some insights. The site looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia, not only on the issue of costs tied to having a...
This Is the Best State in
America for Health Care
Jul 31, 2023 5:47 PM CDT
This Is the Best State in America for Health Care
Minnesota tops WalletHub's list, with West Virginia coming in last
- Health care in the US before COVID was already a prime political topic—and after the pandemic hit, it became even more so. WalletHub wanted to see which states offered the best, most affordable services, so it looked at all 50 states and Washington, DC, using more than 40 metrics...
Utah's Famously White Snow
Is Getting Dusty
Jul 9, 2023 3:45 PM CDT
Utah's Famously White Snow Is Getting Dusty
Scientists say the shrinking Great Salt Lake is a big factor, with serious implications
- Dust blowing off the dry areas around the receding Great Salt Lake is coating the famously ski-friendly pure white snow on nearby slopes and causing early melting—a big problem with wide-ranging effects for Utah, reports
. In a study published by
Environmental Research Letters
, University of Utah hydrologist...
'One of Most Sex-Ridden
Books Around' Returned
to School Shelves
Jun 21, 2023 2:30 AM CDT
'One of Most Sex-Ridden Books Around' Returned to School Shelves
Utah's Davis School District reverses decision
- Bibles will return to the shelves in a northern Utah school district that provoked an outcry after it banned them from middle and elementary schools last month, the AP reports. Officials from the Davis School District said at a board meeting Tuesday that the district had determined the sacred text...
Mom Held in
Told Cops: 'I Just
Want This Over'
Jun 15, 2023 10:15 AM CDT
Mom Held in Spouse's Murder Told Cops: 'I Just Want This Over'
Utah woman accused of poisoning husband wrote letter to authorities about her finances, marriage
- A mom who wrote a children's book about dealing with the grief of losing loved ones, penned after her own husband died, is now accused of killing him and she'll be sitting in jail for the duration of her trial. Kouri Richins, 33, was denied bail during a...
Jun 12, 2023 2:38 PM CDT
Murder Suspect's Search History Is Revealed
'(W)hat is a lethal dose of fentanyl,' wondered Kouri Richins, accused of poisoning husband
- A Utah woman accused of killing her husband had some dicey searches in her internet history, prosecutors say. CNN and Law & Crime round up some newly revealed examples in the case of Kouri Richins, a 33-year-old mother of three accused of deliberately lacing husband Eric Richins' cocktail with a...
These States Are Pulling
Their Weight for US Economy
Jun 5, 2023 2:49 PM CDT
These States Are Pulling Their Weight for US Economy
Washington state has the best economy, West Virginia the worst, per WalletHub ranking
- When it comes to the US economy, a variety of factors underlie its health (or lack thereof), with the economies of individual states playing a significant part. WalletHub wanted to see which ones are really pulling their weight when it comes to contributing to the national coffers, so it looked...
Wife in Poisoned
Drilled Into His Safe
After He Died: Authorities
May 20, 2023 5:30 AM CDT
Wife in Poisoned Husband Case Drilled Into His Safe After He Died: Authorities
Kouri Richins also took out $2M in life insurance policies on him
- The Utah mother of three accused of fatally poisoning her husband with fentanyl in his cocktail took out nearly $2 million in life insurance policies on him between 2015 and 2017 without his knowledge, according to newly amended court documents. The documents also allege that in 2020, Eric Richins discovered...
A Day After Husband's Death,
She Was Found 'Celebrating'
May 9, 2023 8:16 AM CDT
A Day After Husband's Death, She Was Found 'Celebrating'
Utah's Kouri Richins allegedly gave a lethal dose of fentanyl to husband Eric
- A woman who wrote a book to help children deal with the grief of losing a loved one has been charged with killing the father of her three children on the last of several alleged attempts to poison him over years. Kouri Richins, 33, told police she found husband Eric...
Pornhub Has a
Surprise for Utah
May 2, 2023 9:07 AM CDT
Pornhub Has a Surprise for Utah
All residents are blocked, in the porn site's protest of state's new age-verification law
- On Wednesday, Utah's new age-verification law goes into effect, mandating that websites hosting adult content need to confirm users' ages before letting them browse. One company in particular isn't happy about the legislation: Pornhub, which shared a message Monday with anyone who tried to log on from the...
Workers of 'Quiet
Care of Kids
Apr 21, 2023 8:31 AM CDT
CEO Accuses Workers of 'Quiet Quitting,' Taking Care of Kids
Clearlink's James Clarke made some eyebrow-raising comments on remote work at town hall
- The CEO of a digital marketing and tech firm is taking a fair amount of flak after remarks that targeted remote workers and working moms. James Clarke, head of Utah-based Clearlink, spoke during a companywide town hall last week to discuss a recent return-to-work order now that the pandemic has...
Snowpack Delivers Rare
Good News to Great Salt Lake
Apr 10, 2023 11:54 AM CDT
Snowpack Delivers Rare Good News to Great Salt Lake
It's 'miraculous,' says one researcher, though long-term prospects are still dicey
- The news about the Great Salt Lake in January was about as grim as it gets: Scientists warned the saltwater lake in Utah might disappear altogether in five years, thanks to a combination of drought and heavy water usage. Now, the author of that same dire warning sounds a little...
Sheriff: Ice Climber's Final Act
Saved Fellow Climber's Life
Apr 5, 2023 5:41 PM CDT
Sheriff: Ice Climber's Final Act Saved Fellow Climber's Life
She pushed woman out of the way of falling ice column
- A woman in northeast Utah died while trying to climb a frozen waterfall on Sunday, and her final act probably saved the life of a fellow climber, authorities say. The two women were part of a group of three climbers ascending Raven Falls near Indian Canyon when an ice column...
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