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Search warrants unsealed in West Jordan sex assault investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 8:14pm

Nearly a month after two teen girls accused a convicted sex offender of kidnapping and assaulting them, no charges have been filed in the case. But West Jordan police say their investigation into Andrew James Gwilliam, 35, is still active.

Rising cigarette taxes tied to lower infant deaths, study finds

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 7:48pm

When it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die, according to a new study that links rising cigarette taxes with declines in infant mortality, especially among blacks.

Season's first no-burn restrictions set as cold invites inversion

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 7:26pm

The season's first mandatory no-burn restrictions came Tuesday for Salt Lake, Davis and Cache counties, and voluntary advisories are in place for Weber and Utah counties. Forecasters don't expect the inversion to last due to an approaching storm.

Win a free night stay at Marriott? Don't fall for this scam

Debbie Dujanovic and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 7:02pm

If you got a call saying you won a free night stay at a Marriott hotel, you're not alone. KSL Investigators heard from dozens of people who got the same call. It's the latest scam making the rounds in Utah.

Utah man accused in 6-year-old girl's death not competent for trial

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 6:29pm

The man accused of raping and killing 6-year-old Sierra Newbold remains incompetent to stand trial more than three years later, court-appointed psychologists have found.

Woman who fell into Mantua Reservoir recounts rescue

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 6:29pm

Rebecca Peterson, who fell through the ice at Mantua Reservoir on Sunday while trying to save her dog, recounted her own rescue for reporters Tuesday.

Facebook CEO to donate nearly $45B to charities

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 6:14pm

Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said they'll devote nearly all their wealth — roughly $45 billion — to good works in celebration of their new baby daughter, Max.

Thieves steal $100K in batteries, wires from SLC cellphone towers

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 5:39pm

Salt Lake police were looking Tuesday for the person or people responsible for a rash of break-ins and thefts at local cellphone towers.

Police release video of officer falling from roof in attempt to arrest man

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 5:39pm

Police have released a video of an officer who fell from a strip mall roof after a man who was running from police charged at him, officials said.

Utah football drops to No. 24 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 5:24pm

Utah closed out its regular season with a 9-3 record after defeating Colorado on Saturday. Although a win, the Utes dropped in the College Football Playoff rankings ahead of the conference championship weekend.

Lockdown lifted for 6 Tooele County schools; police arrest wanted fugitive

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 4:54pm

Six schools were placed on lockdown for about an hour Tuesday afternoon while Grantsville police looked for a fugitive in the area, according to Tooele County School District officials.

User submitted photos: Vehicle fires and winter sunsets

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 4:35pm

Utah residents captured the first big snowfall of the season and several accidents are highlighted in this week's user-submitted gallery of news events and landscapes around the Beehive State.

Have You Seen This? Rope swing over a shipwreck

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 4:02pm

Yes, we have shown off Devin Supertramp's stuff a number of times in Have You Seen This. We'd be happy to stop if he stopped making cool videos.

New trial denied for doctor convicted in ex-wife's death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 3:02pm

A judge has denied a new trial for Johnny Brickman Wall, who claimed testimony from two witnesses about his ex-wife's death prejudiced jurors.

2015 guide to Christmas lights, Santa and holiday fun around Utah

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 2:33pm

Kick off your holiday season with tree lightings, Santa sightings and lots of concerts. Here's your 2015 guide to holiday festivities around the state.

5 movies that will inspire the creative in you

Laura Callisen, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 2:14pm

All icons of art, architecture, fashion and design receive their initial ideas from the society surrounding them. Here we've compiled five movies that will inspire you to look at the world around you.

Obama warns Putin on intervening in Syria's civil war

Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 1:20pm

President Barack Obama warned his Russian counterpart Tuesday against intervening in Syria's civil war, suggesting that Vladimir Putin is aware of the dangers his country faces by entering the bloody conflict.Kevin Liptak CNN White House Producer

Kaysville man accused of exchanging explicit pictures with 13-year-old girl

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 12:47pm

A Kaysville man is accused of using multiple social media tools to exchange sexually explicit pictures with a 13-year-old girl.

Sweet photo of baby napping with Santa goes viral

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 12:16pm

There's no better place to nap than on Santa's soft, bowl-full-of-jelly belly.

KSL Pick'em: With rivalry win, Cougar fans take top spot for second straight week

Robert Jackson  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 11:58am

Utah, Utah State and BYU wrapped up their latest campaigns over the weekend and now await bowl destinations and opponents. With the games in the books, how did we do? Here are the results of Week 13 of KSL's College Football Pick'em.

Ride through herd of wild elk, compete in biathlon at Elk Festival

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 11:51am

The annual Elk Festival will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, giving families the opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoor activities and to see a herd of wild elk up close.

7 ugly sweater ideas to fill your heart with holiday cheer

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 11:40am

When it comes to December fashion, the uglier the sweater, the better.

Kaelin Clay scores NFL punt return touchdown; Christmas caroling at a basketball game

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 11:15am

One former Ute scored a critical punt return touchdown on Monday Night Football. Meanwhile, some college basketball fans chose an opponent's free-throw shots as a great time to do some Christmas caroling.


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