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Cycling is Utah’s $425 million booming business, study says

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:30pm

Bicycle-related business and tourism in Utah has an economic impact of $425 million and is responsible for more than 3,500 jobs across the state, according to a recent study by the Utah Transit Authority and Bike Utah.

Use your head — and a helmet — on OHVs, experts warn

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:01pm

Dr. Toby Enniss says easily preventable injuries related to off-highway vehicle accidents are becoming a common sight at the University of Utah Trauma Center.

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:51pm

O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star.

Local fireworks restrictions for Pioneer Day

Camilla Stimpson, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:10pm

With Utah having experienced several major fires already this summer, cities throughout the state are cracking down on fireworks restrictions to prevent more fires from happening. Here are some of the announced restrictions.

Man gave 'taunting smirk' to police before killing K-9, charges state

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:49pm

Before firing multiple rounds at the police K-9 that was trying to hold him, Torey Chase Massey looked at Dingo's handler, Unified Police Sgt. Chad Reyes, and gave him a "taunting smirk," according to charging documents.

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:28pm

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar.

Man once named Public Enemy No. 1 sent to prison for assaulting officer

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:21pm

Once listed as Public Enemy No. 1, Christopher John McMillan was sentenced to prison Friday for assaulting a police officer and other violent offenses.

In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit

Hernan Munoz and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:10pm

Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal history has taken yet another bizarre turn with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl decades ago.

Judge: San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:50pm

The boundaries of election districts in San Juan County are unconstitutional and violate the rights of Native Americans who make up roughly half the southeastern Utah county's population, a federal judge has ruled for the second time.

Roy dad pleads guilty to abusing baby who tested positive for meth, THC

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:13pm

A Roy man has pleaded guilty to abusing his 5-week-old son, who in addition to physical injuries tested positive for methamphetamine and THC.

UDOT worker seriously injured in crash near Jeremy Ranch

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:15pm

A Utah Department of Transportation worker was in serious condition after a semitruck crashed into two UDOT vehicles that were working on a bridge on I-80 Thursday, authorities said.

Police: Man in critical condition after Orem shooting

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:10pm

Orem police responded to a shooting near 500 East and 1800 South, according to the agency's Twitter account.

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon'

Donna Cassata, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:02pm

Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues shaken by news of his diagnosis.

5 gifs that show the importance of helmets

Heads Up Utah & Zero Fatalities  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:00pm

If you like keeping your noggin in one piece, wearing a helmet is an obvious no-brainer. Here are five reasons to wear a helmet every time you ride on one of Utah roads.

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

Anthony McCartney and Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:43pm

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner says. He was 41.

Is 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' worth the price of admission?

Travis Poppleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:15pm

Luc Besson fans are wondering if "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is worth the price of admission, and it looks like the answer is a resounding maybe.

Police: 15-year-old shoots, injures his stepsister, 13, in Garfield County

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:58pm

A Garfield County teen is in juvenile detention and his teenage stepsister in the hospital following a weekend shooting.

Have You Seen This? Toddler adorably misses finish line, would rather just ride bike

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:31pm

Senn Swieters is a 2-year-old walking bike champion who may just be wiser than any of us. As he shows in this video, he understands that what really matters isn't winning gold, it's having fun.

Bountiful doctor arrested in child porn investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:05pm

A Bountiful doctor has been arrested by the Davis County Sheriff's Office and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in an investigation involving child pornography.

Polygamous towns appealing overhaul of their operations

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 12:48pm

A polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border is appealing an overhaul of its government operations that was ordered in response to a verdict that found nonbelievers were denied police protection, building permits and water hookups on the basis of religion.

Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' is a masterpiece

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 12:31pm

Christopher Nolan is one of the greatest living filmmakers and "Dunkirk" may be his masterpiece.

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