• Ardmore man accused of kidnapping hoax, bombing ex-wife's house

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 15 hr ago

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — An Oklahoma man is accused of creating bogus social media accounts and claiming he'd been kidnapped to try to get his ex-wife's attention, and later bombing her house in Louisiana. A Natchitoches Parish judge has set bond at $1 million for 42-year-old Robert Groomer, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, who was booked last month on two counts of attempted homicide and one each of aggravated arson, making or possessing a bomb, and violating a protective order. KALB-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1N5tt4r ) that about three weeks ago, it and several other stations around Louisiana received messages from someone claiming to have Groomer as a hostage. The station provided the messages to the parish

  • Have You Seen This? Tom Cruise does his own stunts

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Studios hire stunt doubles for a reason, but that didn’t stop Tom Cruise from performing his own airborne stunt.

  • Don’t be surprised if your doctors won’t talk to you about religion

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    New research shows that doctors rarely talk to their patients about religion towards the end of their life. Here's a look at why that might not be the best course.

  • Have You Seen This? Celebrating 100K miles

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Turning 100,000 miles on your odometer is a rite of passage that must be celebrated, no matter the level of enthusiasm.

  • Miscarriages hurt men too, but we rarely talk about it

    Shelby Slade, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Congratulations to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on their baby to be! But, more importantly, thanks for speaking so candidly about miscarriages.

  • Video: What would it look like if we treated education like we do pro sports?

    Linsy Hunsaker, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    In a recent sketch, Comedy Central's Key & Peele looked at what would happen if education was treated like pro sports.

  • Have You Seen This? ‘Color Adventure with Sticky Notes'

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Behold, a cheery multitude of sticky notes in a sort of Rube Goldberg machine video made for your enjoyment and delight.

  • Did the VMAs fail America’s children?

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards show was packed with controversy and did little to help children learn good values.

  • Hearings held in Oklahoma City, Tulsa on changes to Oklahoma’s forfeiture law

    BY SEAN MURPHY Associated Press  | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Oklahoma laws that allow law enforcement to seize money and property they believe are linked to criminal activity are ripe for abuse and should have safeguards so assets aren't seized from innocent people, experts told lawmakers Tuesday. A proposed bill would require a conviction and increase the amount of evidence authorities need to seize property.

  • Fall 2015 movies have something for the entire family

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    From animated feel-good films to big-budget revamps, families have a lot to look forward to yet at the theater.

  • High pollen count as Oklahomans sneezing, wheezing

    By TIM TALLEY Associated Press | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    An unusually wet spring, summer months has Oklahomans sneezing and wheezing as ragweed and other plants are making it a miserable hay fever season.

  • PHOTOS: Ukrainian protesters draw blood in clash with police outside Parliament

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Photos via the Associated Press.

  • Some families are spending more than $1,000 for back to school

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Huntington Bank’s annual “Backpack” Index report found that back-to-school prices are on the rise, forcing some families to pay more than $1,000 for their supplies.

  • 10 teen slang terms that don’t mean what you think

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Teens say the darndest things, and in some cases that could mean some slang terms that don't mean what you think.

  • Why we should stop thinking all single people are sad and lonely

    Shelby Slade, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Being single isn’t as depressing as everyone has been making it out to be.

  • High school legging, yoga pant restrictions angering students

    Jessica Ivins, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The superintendent over a Massachusetts high school is defending a new controversial dress code, saying the goal is to prepare students for the workforce.

  • Watch Taylor Swift, Phoebe Buffay perform ‘Smelly Cat’ live

    Martha Ostergar, KSL.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    In an unexpected duet for the ages, Taylor Swift performed “Friends”-famous “Smelly Cat” with Lisa Kudrow.

  • Claremore child killer testifies at sanity hearing: 'Go home to be with Jesus'

    BY SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man scheduled to die for killing his 9-month-old daughter mumbled about religion Friday during a hearing about his sanity, but only answered a few questions when testifying. Attorneys for Benjamin Robert Cole don't think he's sane enough to be executed. They say the prison warden is violating a state law that requires her to notify the local district attorney when an inmate has become insane. Cole was in a wheelchair during the hearing in a Pittsburg County courtroom in McAlester, where he's being housed at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. The 50-year-old with long hair and a graying beard mostly mumbled and appeared to have his eyes closed as he sat slumped over while

  • QUIZ: Can you guess the religious beliefs of these late-night TV show hosts?

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Take our quiz to see if you know the religious beliefs of today's popular late night TV show hosts. It's not as easy as you think.

  • Sci-fi fans vote for diversity at 2015 Hugo Awards

    Chandra Johnson, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    After bitter rifts in the sci-fi community over diversity in the genre, fans demanding that diversity in sci-fi be celebrated got a win when the Hugo Awards were announced.




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