News of lower mission age excites Mormons • LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson announced during General Conference on Saturday that all faithful Mormon men can go on missions at age 18, rather than 19, as has been the practice for decades, and that women can serve at age 19, rather than waiting until age 21.
Killing may point to gaps in Utah services for mentally ill • Local experts are stitching together a safety net of services for people with mental illness, but for whatever reason, Zachary Cole Weston apparently fell through one of the gaps that still remain. Now, he is accused of fatally stabbed his 84-year-old grandmother.
Speedskater Cho admits tampering, alleges coach 'pressured' him • U.S. speedskater Simon Cho, who lived and trained in Utah, admits he bent a rival's skate at the world championships last year, but says he was pressured to do so by national team coach Jae Sun Chun.
Utah ex-con starts college scholarship for kids of inmates • Karl Winsness spent nearly two decades in prison, leaving behind two daughters who struggled in his absence. To right his wrongs, Winsness has created the "Willy the Plumber Scholarship" for college-bound children of incarcerated parents, awarding $1,000 and $500 scholarships every year starting in 2013.
Salt Lake police raid wrong home, point gun at elderly woman • Narcotics detectives in Salt Lake City used a battering ram Wednesday to knock down a door and execute a search warrant on the wrong house, frightening the home's 76-year-old resident. At least one officer is on leave amid an investigation.
Other news of interest
Will Romney's Secret Service protection hinder Mormon temple visits?
Utah's new Teacher of the Year honored for bringing history to life
Sandy man, 85, crosses sky diving off bucket list
Incredible rescue of BASE jumper snagged on Provo Canyon cliff
Veterans proposing submarine monument at Library Square
Should Utahns alert neighbors to pesticide use?
'Grown-ups killed my kitty,' Cache boy writes in letter
One of Utah's oldest stores part of digital piano revolution
BYU/USU football: Cougars beat Aggies 6-3 on Provo turf
Columns and opinions
Smith for A.G.
Tax cliff: A year-end abyss looms
Pyle: Where private sector falls short
Rolly: Moderates beating extremists this year
Born and raised by 47 percent parents
Utahns will sacrifice but not big polluters
Herbert's land takeover will cost all Utahns