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San Juan County welcomes redrawing of election districts

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:16pm

San Juan County commissioners are welcoming a federal judge's order that an independent expert redraw the southeastern Utah county's commission and school board election districts because they're unconstitutional.

'2 angels' save BYU basketball alum from near-fatal wasp attack in Hawaii

Dave Cawley  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:43pm

Two total strangers saved the life of former BYU basketball player Jake Shoff after wasp stings prompted a severe allergic reaction as he vacationed with family in Hawaii.

Judge approves resignation deal for Recorder Gary Ott

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:43pm

A judge Friday approved the separation agreement between the family of embattled county Recorder Gary Ott and Salt Lake County, clearing the way for Ott's resignation to take effect Aug. 1

Teens in shootout may be tied to crime spree, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:14pm

Police say it was fortunate that no one was injured in a shootout between two moving vehicles Thursday night.

Cruz coming to Utah to campaign for Herrod; Ainge announces state lawmaker support

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:54pm

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the winner of Utah's GOP presidential caucus vote last year, will be in Utah on July 29 to rally for 3rd Congressional District Republican primary candidate Chris Herrod.

Couple tried to hide newborn's addiction by giving her drugs, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:50pm

An Elk Ridge man and woman have been arrested following a monthlong investigation in which detectives say they discovered the couple gave drugs to their newborn while still in the hospital, and their other children also tested positive for drugs.

Where to watch fireworks in Utah for July 24

Camilla Stimpson, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:31pm

Cities throughout Utah are celebrating Pioneer Day with their annual fireworks.

Utah, Idaho men summit 19 tallest Utah peaks in under 33 hours, set new record

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:06am

On July 8, famed Utah ultrarunner, Jared Campbell, alongside Idaho friend, Luke Nelson, set a new record for summiting all of the 13,000-plus foot peaks in Utah.

Wildlife officials hope updated tech will give them an edge as black bear numbers rise

Brianna Bodily  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:24am

Busy biologists are getting a small boost with updated tech, as they try to keep up with Utah's rising number of bears.

Idaho resident catches record-breaking 57-pound trout in Utah

Shelbie Harris, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:48am

After landing a monster, 57-pound lake trout, Soda Springs resident Sidney Cellan has reeled his way into the Utah record books.

Man spends years standing on street, waving at West Valley drivers

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:25am

Max Diaz spends countless hours waving at every car he sees from his spot along Cultural Center Drive, and he’s been doing it for years.

Washington County rolls out multi-agency effort to bust cycle of poverty

Julie Applegate, St. George News  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:00am

A coalition of public, private and government organizations is aiming to break the cycle of poverty in Washington County.

Dabakis: Time right to reconsider Medicaid expansion after ACA replacement sputters

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

State Sen. Jim Dabakis wants to see the state of Utah to again consider large scale Medicaid expansion, saying the Affordable Care Act is "here to stay" after an effort to replace the law failed this week.

Man admits cutting, hiding body in suitcase after overdose

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:15am

A man accused of cutting up the body of a Colorado woman and hiding her remains in a suitcase after she overdosed pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Lightning strike causes setback for Park City pet rescue ranch

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:48pm

A pet rescue ranch out in Park City is dealing with weather woes of their own after the latest storm rolled through Wednesday night.

Data shows an increase in July fires after aerials became legal in Utah

Candice Madsen and Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:45pm

The KSL Investigators examined the number of July fires after aerial fireworks became legal in 2011 and discovered the numbers were much higher than before the ban except for the year it rained on July 4th.

Bountiful doctor arrested in child porn investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:26pm

A Bountiful doctor has been arrested by the Davis County Sheriff's Office and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in an investigation involving child pornography.

3 good Samaritans jump in canal to save man trapped in truck

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:46pm

It was a rescue with no time to spare as a Tremonton man's truck goes sinking into a canal. The driver said it happened as he went into diabetic shock.

Men not talking about their health tied to greater risks

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:25pm

For men, being the strong, silent type can be hazardous to their health. Doctors locally and nationally are hoping to save lives by starting more conversations. One Utah family knows firsthand why that's so important.

County, family reach resignation deal for Recorder Gary Ott

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:13pm

The family of troubled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott is asking a judge to approve his resignation from office by Aug. 1.