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Unusual number of rabies-infected bats discovered in downtown SLC

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:49am

A spokesman for the health department said the three bats were spread across a multi-block area in downtown Salt Lake. The first was found early August and the most recent one was found this week.

Commission votes against retention of Judge Su Chon

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:48am

The Utah Judicial Performance Review Commission has recommended that voters retain all state judges on the ballot this year except for one: 3rd District Judge Su Chon.

Police ID driver who died when car slammed into semi

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:31am

Police have released the name of a man who died when the car he was driving slammed into a parked semitruck in Tooele early Friday morning.

Store holds baby shower for infant delivered in Payson Wal-Mart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:50am

A Utah woman who gave birth while in a Wal-Mart checkout line got an impromptu baby shower at the store.

Report: Salaries just 'part of the solution' for Utah's teacher shortage

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:01am

In an election brief authored in partnership with the University of Utah's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and Hinckley Institute of Politics, researchers called on lawmakers to address low teacher pay but also to invest in professional development a

SLC Council accuses Biskupski of 'lacking leadership' over housing, homeless funding

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:41am

Mayor Jackie Biskupski is pumping the brakes on the Salt Lake City Council's plan to invest nearly $30 million in affordable housing and homeless solutions, resulting in council members accusing her of "lacking leadership" in a time of crisis.

Charges detail numerous injuries suffered by escort in alleged violent sexual attack

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:49am

An 18-year-old woman suffered numerous injuries in a sexual attack after being called to a Salt Lake City home as an escort, according to criminal charges filed Thursday.

Weinholtz outlines policy proposal for extending legalization of medical cannabis

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:45am

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz outlined policy proposal details Thursday that favor more extensive legalization of cannabis for medical use in Utah.

Logan veterinarian to pay $200K to settle federal drug violations case

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:10am

A Logan veterinarian will pay a $200,000 civil fine to resolve federal allegations about the handling of drugs at a research facility he runs.

Retired police chief says Layton officer was ‘over invasive’

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 10:42pm

After watching the extended version of the dash camera video from Amanda Houghton's arrest, former Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank said the actions of the Layton officer were “over invasive” and the search was “unnecessary."

Vandals steal BYU flags from front yards in Lehi

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 10:15pm

The Parker siblings in Lehi are such hardcore Cougar fans they started a business renting and installing BYU flags in front yards. They're now down some of flags thanks to vandals.

Business owners have mixed feelings 3 weeks after 'Operation Diversion'

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 9:57pm

Three weeks have passed since an operation was announced that targeted addiction and crime among the homeless in downtown Salt Lake City, and businesses in the area said Thursday they’ve noticed a difference.

The dangers of opioid addiction and how to prevent it

Candice Madsen  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 9:29pm

While doctors and pharmacists are on the front lines of the battle against prescription drug abuse, patients also need to step up and take a more proactive role in their pain management.

Latest Utah poll gives Trump razor thin edge over McMullin

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 8:52pm

Republican Donald Trump has a slim edge over independent candidate Evan McMullin in the latest presidential poll of Utah voters.

Award-winning director Mary B. Robinson praises Pioneer Theatre Company

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 8:00pm

Mary B. Robinson is an award-winning director of more than 30 years with credits in off-Broadway theatres and around the country. She is directing the work of Tennessee Williams at a theatre she has come to love and respect: Pioneer Theatre.

Utahns still have questions about mail-in balloting

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 7:33pm

With mail-in balloting in 21 of our 29 counties, many Utahns have already received their ballots and already voted. But many will run into questions because this is a new process.

Utah outdoor gear company claims to make a sweater that will never stink

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 7:01pm

For those who dream of wearing the same sweater for months without smelling bad, your dream has become a reality, thanks to a Utah-based outdoor gear company and— that’s right— llama fiber.

Law enforcement officers in Utah County growing beards for a good cause

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 6:31pm

No one wants to get pulled over, but if you do in Utah County, you may notice something different with the deputy — something no one has seen in at least three decades. Something is "growing" within the sheriff's office.

Charges: Man tried taking 15-year-old West Valley girl to Georgia to live with him

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 5:57pm

Officers intercepted a 28-year-old man and 15-year-old girl at a Greyhound bus station in St. Louis after learning they were on their way to Georgia from Utah to live together as boyfriend and girlfriend, according to federal charges filed Thursday.

Former Mormon Tabernacle Choir tenor sings to patients as paramedic

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 4:46pm

An English paramedic who formerly sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is wowing the internet with his impressive operatic vocals after his coworker filmed him singing “Nessun Dorma.”