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1 dead, 4 arrested in Salt Lake drug deal gone bad, police say

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:57pm

One man is dead and four others are in jail after a shooting and car crash Sunday near the Rio Grande station in what police say was a drug deal gone bad.

Feds urge court to uphold San Juan commissioner's trespassing conviction

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:04pm

Federal prosecutors are urging an appeals court to uphold the conviction of San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman for leading an illegal ATV protest ride in a closed southern Utah canyon.

Utah ranks No. 5 in producing AmeriCorps members

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:02pm

Utah produces the fifth-highest number of volunteers for AmeriCorps, with the majority of them being college and university students.

U. students invent video game to help diagnose lazy eye in kids

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:00pm

A video game invented by a University of Utah student is undergoing clinical trials at the John A. Moran Eye Center and is in the process of approval from the FDA for use as a diagnostic tool for lazy eye.

Woman dies after falling 100 feet at Mt. Olympus

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:25pm

A 36-year-old woman died after falling about 100 feet while hiking Mt. Olympus Sunday afternoon, police said.

BLM gets new Utah director, and land challenges await

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:53pm

A 37-year veteran of the Bureau of Land Management has been selected to lead state operations in Utah, a position that has been without a permanent head for a year. Edwin Roberson was director of the BLM's National Operations Center.

Successful transition from prison takes 'a thousand little investments,' ex-offender tells professionals

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:36pm

Addressing criminal justice and human services professionals Wednesday, former offender Kenny O'Rourke says his recovery and successful transition from prison was due to thousands of "little investments" in his well-being.

Orem resident Dan Hemmert appointed to Utah Senate

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:46am

Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Orem resident Dan Hemmert to the Utah Senate on Friday.

Utah militia leader's case slowed as lawyer eyes recordings

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:07am

Numerous hours of secretly recorded video and audio taken by undercover FBI agents has bogged down the case of a Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin.

Can an app really lead to cleaner air, safer students and less bullying?

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:38am

The Utah Department of Transportation hosts a smartphone app that lets parents organize and track walking trips to and from schools throughout the state.

Judge: Wayne County clerk improperly helped husband campaign, but the vote stands

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:01am

A judge has declined to void the results of the Wayne County Commission GOP primary, despite finding the victor's wife — who is also the county's deputy clerk — used her position to campaign for her husband.

Utahns to help Tesla celebrate 2 billion electric miles driven

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:25pm

Tesla Motors is commemorating a major milestone in Utah this week with a stop on a three-month Electric Road Trip around the world. The company will be host an open house event on Friday at the Montage Deer Valley Hotel in Park City.

Sheriff's Mounted Posse keeps western traditions alive in Weber County

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:00pm

The Weber County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse has been serving the people of Weber County for more than 70 years on horseback.

Several wildfires burning across Utah

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:40pm

Wildfires continued to burn thousands of acres of land across the Beehive State Saturday.

Petapalooza connects families with new best friends

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:04pm

On Saturday, a dozen animal welfare groups hosted a daylong event to help get over 100 homeless pets adopted into new permanent homes. The second annual Petapalooza Festival was hosted at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan.

Community helps family raise funds for child to meet heroes at upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con

Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:32pm

For Cassi Booth, Hyrum is the perfect spot to raise her son and save some money. But when that money was stolen, Cassi thought her dream of taking her little boy to Salt Lake Comic Con was over. She was wrong.

Program helps low-income families with health insurance premiums

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:02pm

A program meant to help low-income families afford their health insurance premiums is hoping to close the “coverage gap” in Utah.

Father sentenced to jail for taking noncustodial daughters to N.M., triggering Amber Alert

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:31pm

A father who triggered an Amber Alert when he fled to New Mexico with two daughters he no longer has custody of has been sentenced to jail.

Ex-A.G. John Swallow wants Utah Supreme Court to decide private emails issue

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:25pm

Former Attorney General John Swallow wants the Utah Supreme Court to decide whether prosecutors in his criminal case violated his rights when they accessed emails between him and his former lawyer.

Utes awarded $9 million grant to upgrade water system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:52pm

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe has been awarded $9 million to upgrade water infrastructure and wastewater facilities on the reservation.