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Park City switches to all-electric bus system

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:01pm

Park City on Friday became the first mountain resort community in the country, and the first city in the state, to operate a zero-emission, all-electric bus system.

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Brush fire burns 100 acres above Farmington

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:42pm

A brush fire above Farmington reached 100 acres Friday night, officials reported.

Soldier Hollow wildfire dies down at 20 acres

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:00pm

A wildfire started by an ATV crash is dying down after burning 20 acres near Soldier Hollow on Friday, officials reported.

Proposed oil and gas leases near Dinosaur National Monument stoke opposition

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:49pm

A proposal by the Bureau of Land Management to offer oil and gas leases next to Dinosaur National Monument is raising objections by the National Park Service and environmental groups. Other leases are being offered in the San Rafael region in Utah.

Advocates ready to launch whole-plant medical marijuana ballot initiative

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:16pm

The Utah Patients Coalition will submit a ballot initiative application to the lieutenant governor's office Monday that, if supported, would allow Utahns to vote on whether to legalize medical use of the whole marijuana plant.

BYU formalizes amnesty policy to help protect student victims, witnesses of sexual assault

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:38pm

Brigham Young University has formalized its amnesty policy to help protect student victims and witnesses of sexual assault or rape, university officials announced Friday afternoon.

Elderly woman dies after car crashes into abandoned bowling alley

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:31pm

An elderly woman died after her car crashed into the side of an abandoned bowling alley on Friday, officials reported.

No charges will be filed against overworked Ephraim police chief

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:08pm

Ephraim Police Chief Ron Rasmussen was letting paperwork in his office slide, creating potential problems for city prosecutors and other officials, according to city officials.

Gas leak forces evacuation of Draper Walmart, other businesses

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:01pm

A Walmart market was evacuated Friday afternoon due to a gas leak, officials reported.

Brian Head fire grows at 'unprecedented rate'

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:48pm

Firefighters are focused on prioritizing life and property as the Brian Head fire has raged through more than 27,744 acres, officials say.

Former Mapleton Mormon bishop accused of drugging, abusing 2 teens

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:43pm

A former LDS bishop in Mapleton has been arrested and accused of drugging and sexually abusing two teenage boys.

Police: Second arrest made in trafficking case, illegal pharmacy uncovered

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:07pm

Another man has been arrested in a human trafficking investigation involving a woman allegedly smuggled into Utah from Mexico and forced into prostitution for eight years.

Chaffetz announces his resignation from Congress again for Utah lawmakers

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:02pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced his June 30 resignation date again Friday, this time in a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan that's intended to clear up concerns raised by Utah lawmakers that Chaffetz might change his mind.

Man arrested in reservation murder investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:51pm

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and booked into the Duchesne County Jail for investigation of homicide.

Man shot by police as teen sentenced to $500 fine

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:11pm

A Somali refugee shot by police officers at age 17 in a confrontation near a homeless shelter, sparking a riot and criticism of officers, resolved his case stemming from the incident Friday and was terminated from juvenile court.

National Weather Service awards Utah man for 4 decades of weather reports

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:01pm

After more than four decades of taking daily weather observations vital to the mission of the National Weather Service, a southern Utah man was recognized Thursday for his volunteer efforts.

What parents should know when taking their children to public pools

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:58pm

During the summer, children often flock to local public pools to cool down. As this happens, experts agree pool staff, patrons and parents all play a role in ensuring safety at these pools.

Westbound I-215 closing near Parleys Canyon this weekend

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:16pm

Motorists should be aware of a freeway closure near Parleys Canyon before heading out this weekend, the Utah Department of Transportation said.

Friend links 2nd missing Utah woman, teen daughter to man sought in 3 Idaho deaths

Ruth Brown, Idaho Statesman  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:43am

Days after the family of a Utah woman who was in the process of moving to Caldwell with her husband told the Statesman she was missing, a friend of a second woman is telling a similar story.

How to spot domestic violence and where to seek help

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

Domestic abuse is a problem that has plagued the country and Utah, regardless of socioeconomic status or any other demographic. As the problem continues, many Utah experts agree that not every victim knows they can get help.