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Smugglers Gap Trail offers solitude from city, beautiful fall foliage

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:01pm

If you’re looking for a nice fall hike with a grand view without slipping too far out of the Salt Lake City area, the Smugglers Gap Trail offers hikers that and more.

Person of interest in teen's murder arrested after ramming W.V. patrol car

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:30pm

One of the men Salt Lake police called a person of interest in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy who had been egging vehicles was arrested early Monday after allegedly ramming a West Valley police car and leading officers on a short chase.

Logan woman dies days after Providence crash that killed infant son

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:49am

A 26-year-old woman from Logan was taken off life support Sunday following a crash that killed her 3-month-old son, officials said.

Make Your Week: Over 30 people pay it forward at drive-thru

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:16am

It’s no secret that Mondays are hard. After a nice, relaxing weekend, work probably doesn’t sound like the ideal place to be.

Cedar Fort man accused of assaulting firefighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 10:47am

A Utah man has been arrested after authorities say he assaulted firefighters who were trying to put out a fire at his home southwest of Salt Lake City.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Xoel Cardenas and Sean Walker  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 7:30am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Harrisville police looking for fugitive suspected in stabbing

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:15pm

Police say a man who absconded from parole on Friday stabbed another man in the chest on Sunday in Harrisville.

Photos: With rain gone, fall colors shine in the sun  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:35pm

Days after rain pounded the Wasatch Front, clear skies and a near perfect fall day returned to the Wasatch Front on Sunday. The good weather is expected to continue through Wednesday, when the next low pressure system rolls through.

Lawmakers consider creating board exam for teachers in effort to keep standards high

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:04pm

Lawmakers are looking at creating a standardized assessment for teachers amid concern over a Utah State Board of Education rule adopted in June that allows schools to hire people without formal training to be teachers.

Foster parents, agency heads urge Senate to act on Family First Prevention Services Act

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 8:33pm

A diverse coalition is urging the Senate's immediate action on the Family First Prevention Services Act, which would allow states to use federal foster care funds for in-home services to help preserve families. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is a sponsor.

Researchers: Utah firefighters may be at higher risk for skin cancer

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 7:31pm

Firefighters can have up to an 80 percent increased risk of melanoma as compared to the general population, likely due to increased midday sun exposure both on and off the job.

Utah senator revives proposal to beef up state's hate crime laws

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 7:00pm

A state senator is reviving a bias-crimes bill that was shot down by the Utah Senate last year.

Salt Lake man shot in leg

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 6:25pm

A 34-year-old Salt Lake man was shot in the leg early Sunday, police say.

Man fires gun at Sandy gun show, injuring 2 teens

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:21pm

Two juveniles suffered minor injuries Saturday when a potential buyer at a gun show in Sandy accidentally fired a weapon he was looking at.

Man leads UHP on multiple chases before being arrested

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:40pm

A man who led authorities on several high speed chases to avoid being arrested — even driving at one point the wrong way on I-80 with no headlights at night — was eventually captured by troopers late Saturday.

Burglars caught on camera inside Murray home

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:08pm

Two men who kicked in the front door of Murray home needed only three minutes inside to make off with thousands in electronics and jewelry Saturday, in a daylight burglary that was caught on camera.

Sandy man charged in Duchesne County human trafficking case

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 2:52pm

A man wanted in Duchesne County for alleged human trafficking has been arrested in Sandy.

Layton woman found dead at bottom of cliff

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 1:02pm

Davis County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Layton woman found early Sunday at the bottom of a 70-foot cliff in Adams Canyon near Layton.

St. George man caused crash that injured 4, then left note on car, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 12:28pm

A St. George man is in custody and a family heading to a wedding in Toquerville recovering following a bizarre hit-and-run DUI crash early Saturday.

University of Utah unveils a place to live, think and innovate

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:09am

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute officially dedicated the newly opened $45 million Lassonde Studios, a unique facility that allows business-minded students to express their creative ideas and launch companies in state-of-the-art living spaces.