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Critics 'dismayed' at revived concealed carry bill; Utah fed up with feds' wild horse problem

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:18am

Lawmakers revived a bill that failed last week that would allow concealed carry of guns without a permit, shocking critics. Lawmakers also want the federal government to take care of Utah's wild horse problem, calling it "a hell for the animals."

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Southbound I-15 lanes reopened after multiple-car accident

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:52am

The snow caused a messy commute Thursday morning with a temporary closure on westbound I-80 in Parleys Canyon and with several lanes closed on southbound I-15 near Lehi.

I-80 reopens following fiery fatal crash in Parleys Canyon

Shara Park and Linda Williams  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:38am

I-80 westbound in Parleys Canyon reopened Thursday morning after a fiery collision between two semitrucks closed the road Wednesday night. A truck driver from Colorado died in the wreck.

FBI agent to continue testimony in John Swallow trial

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:50am

The lead investigator will finish his testimony Thursday in the John Swallow trial before the state turns the case over to the defense.

Man admits to recording a minor showering, uploading child porn to email, deputy says

Kimberly Scott, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:22am

Google personnel provided authorities with a tip that led to the arrest of a Washington City man Tuesday on felony charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Should failure to disclose HIV or AIDS be considered rape?

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:42am

Lawmakers opted to take no action on a bill that would redefine sexual offenses to include sex without disclosure of infection with AIDS or HIV.

'Difficult times:' National Guard, neighbors step in to help following Box Elder County flooding

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:25pm

Warm weather, rainfall and massive snowmelt have resulted in flooding affecting up to 90 percent of communities in Box Elder County, officials estimate. The Utah National Guard was called to assist large-scale sand-bagging efforts Wednesday.

Workshop aims to lift entrepreneurship in Utah

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:25pm

A panel of four local women who own small businesses told an audience at the Microsoft Store in City Creek Center to be bold and confident in their ability to flourish, despite the often long odds of success when launching a new enterprise.

FBI: Man wanted in connection to Utah armed robbery, 10 other cases arrested in Arizona

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:20pm

A man wanted in connection to 11 bank robberies across the American southwest, including an armed robbery of a credit union in Draper, was arrested by FBI agents Tuesday, the agency said.

Several homes evacuated after mudslide near Eden

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:35pm

A homeowner near Nordic Valley ski resort in Weber County is keeping a wary eye on the hill above his home after a slide Tuesday shoved a mountain of snow, mud and trees against his home.

Lawmaker wants to fuel food trucks' success by simplifying licensing

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:03pm

A Utah lawmaker proposes to streamline licensing and permit procedures for food truck owners to avoid repetitive, costly and time-intensive inspections required by various municipalities and jurisdictions.

Want the best food in the state? Travel to southeast Utah, magazine’s readers say

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:39pm

With a growing list of eateries popping up around Utah’s major populated areas, it may come to a surprise that a restaurant in rural southeastern Utah would be named the top restaurant in Utah.

Chaffetz letter: Tweet from Bryce Canyon shows 'coordination' with White House

Ladd Egan and Tracie Snowder  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:02pm

A letter obtained by KSL shows Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been chasing down the intent behind a Bryce Canyon National Park tweet.

2 teens charged with shooting 14-year-old to be held in detention

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:00pm

Two 16-year-old boys accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl in the head and stealing her belongings were ordered Wednesday to remain in detention awaiting their next hearing.

Defense attorney, FBI agent go toe-to-toe in John Swallow trial

Dennis Romboy and McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:16pm

A defense attorney for John Swallow on Wednesday tore into the FBI agent who led the investigation that put the former Utah attorney general on trial for alleged public corruption.

West Jordan residents plead guilty in $140M investment scam

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:58pm

Two West Jordan residents admitted Tuesday to federal charges alleging they defrauded hundreds of investors of $104 million.

GOP legislative leaders still working on tax reform plan

Lisa Riley Roche and Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:18pm

GOP legislative leaders are taking another look at the income tax piece of their tax reform package but are still working to put together a plan before the session ends March 9.

Bill to raise state income taxes on big earners fails to advance

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:09pm

A bill that would boost the income tax rate from 5 percent to 7 percent on Utahns earning more than $250,000 failed to advance Wednesday in the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee.

Man fatally shot by police in Ogden parking garage

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:49pm

In Ogden, two officers shot and killed a man who police say pointed a gun at them Tuesday night.

Police ID Florida man killed after semitruck rolls near Tremonton

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:47pm

A Florida man was killed after the semitruck he was driving tipped over on I-84 near Tremonton Monday afternoon, police said.