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First-ever SLC tech summit seeks to shape Utah into national and global hub

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:56pm

Thousands gathered Thursday and Friday in Salt Lake City to be inspired, uplifted and informed by leaders of the tech and startup worlds as Silicon Slopes kicked off its inaugural tech conference.

Driver in violent, fatal crash on State Street charged with murder

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:28pm

The driver of a car that smashed into another vehicle while traveling more than 100 mph was charged Friday with murder.

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:04pm

Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership.

SLC police investigate 'Kill Trump' graffiti found downtown

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:47pm

Police are investigating a case of anti-Donald Trump graffiti that was discovered at a vacant building downtown on Main St. Friday morning.

Police: Man arrested after carjacking woman, crashing stolen car during chase

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:29pm

A woman who went into a 7-Eleven in American Fork Wednesday to get a drink is safe after surveillance footage shows her being robbed of her car at gunpoint. The suspect was taken into custody after crashing the stolen vehicle into a deputy's car.

Hatch serves as designated survivor at Trump's inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 1:56pm

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch stayed away from Donald Trump's inauguration at the new president's request.

2100 South freeway to close tonight for construction

KSL.com  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:14pm

The Utah Department of Transportation urges drivers to plan ahead for a full closure of state Route 201 at 9 p.m. tonight between Bangerter Highway and Redwood Road while crews place beams for a new bridge on I-215.

Review: 4 outdoor products for winter

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:48am

The winter sports season is in full force and our state’s snowpack is about 130 percent of normal. This is a great time to get outside, and here are four products worth considering for your upcoming adventures.

Park City man saves for 11 years to buy, customize Lamborghini

Brian Petty, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:30am

James Condon dreamed about owning a super car since he was a young boy. After years of saving and working, he was finally able to purchase the 2006 Lamborghini that resides in his garage today, but it doesn't stay in his garage for very long.

Utah unemployment rate holds steady at 3.1%

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:54am

New state numbers show Utah's unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.1 percent.

Land swap for school trust land in Bears Ears on hold

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:35am

A land swap for 109,000 acres of state school trust land within the newly created Bears Ears National Monument won't happen before President Barack Obama leaves office and is on indefinite hold, federal and state officials said this week.

Canadians plead guilty to violations at parks across US West

Matthew Brown and Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:15am

Three Canadians will be banned from federal lands for five years after pleading guilty to walking on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and other crimes at parks across the Western U.S., park officials said Thursday.

Feds file fraud charges against 'Free Capitalist' again

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:42am

A Utah businessman who unloaded on federal and state authorities after a judge threw out the criminal case against him nearly three years ago again faces charges for alleged investment fraud.

Grand jury indicts man in killing on reservation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:55am

A federal grand jury has indicted a man already facing charges in Ute Tribal Court.

S. Ogden man charged in fatal shooting says victim disrespected co-worker's sister

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:40am

A man accused of shooting and killing a man who had allegedly disrespected his co-worker's sister said he "did it for (her)," according to charging documents.

Tech summit highlights Utah's Silicon Slopes

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:10am

Thousands of the business and tech leaders gathered Thursday for the first Silicon Slopes Tech Summit at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The two-day networking event was organized by Silicon Slopes and Beehive Startups.

Man reunited with missing dog after wife dies in car crash

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:45am

Lehi resident Chris Olsen says a patch of black ice was responsible for a terrible accident that changed his life forever. Luckily, in Olsen's time of need, his beloved dog Monte finally made it back home.

Student protesters call for U. to become a sanctuary campus

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:11am

About 50 students at the University of Utah walked out of their classes Thursday to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump and demand that the campus become a sanctuary for undocumented students.

Coin counting machine experiment: How accurate are they?

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:47pm

Have you ever wondered how accurate coin counting machines found in grocery stores and banks really are? The KSL Investigators did an experiment to see if the machines are right on the money or if you're getting short-changed.

Trump must unify Republicans, Democrats in next few months, Huntsman Jr. says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:26pm

President-elect Donald Trump must unify Republicans and Democrats around a couple of big goals during his first year in office to gain Americans' trust, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said Thursday.