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Judge weighs privacy in prescription-drug database case

Lindsay Whitehurst - Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:10pm

A federal judge was weighing Thursday whether the Drug Enforcement Administration can access a Utah prescription-drug database without a warrant in a lawsuit that pits the right to privacy against the need to combat the opioid-drug epidemic.

Cycling is Utah’s $425 million booming business, study says

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:30pm

Bicycle-related business and tourism in Utah has an economic impact of $425 million and is responsible for more than 3,500 jobs across the state, according to a recent study by the Utah Transit Authority and Bike Utah.

Use your head — and a helmet — on OHVs, experts warn

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:01pm

Dr. Toby Enniss says easily preventable injuries related to off-highway vehicle accidents are becoming a common sight at the University of Utah Trauma Center.

Local fireworks restrictions for Pioneer Day

Camilla Stimpson, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:10pm

With Utah having experienced several major fires already this summer, cities throughout the state are cracking down on fireworks restrictions to prevent more fires from happening. Here are some of the announced restrictions.

Man gave 'taunting smirk' to police before killing K-9, charges state

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:49pm

Before firing multiple rounds at the police K-9 that was trying to hold him, Torey Chase Massey looked at Dingo's handler, Unified Police Sgt. Chad Reyes, and gave him a "taunting smirk," according to charging documents.

Man once named Public Enemy No. 1 sent to prison for assaulting officer

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:21pm

Once listed as Public Enemy No. 1, Christopher John McMillan was sentenced to prison Friday for assaulting a police officer and other violent offenses.

Judge: San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:50pm

The boundaries of election districts in San Juan County are unconstitutional and violate the rights of Native Americans who make up roughly half the southeastern Utah county's population, a federal judge has ruled for the second time.

Records: Ott's staff fielding his emails; aide sought to make email 'look as if' it came from him

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:39pm

Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott’s staff has been fielding his emails for years, according to emails obtained by the Deseret News through a public records request.

Roy dad pleads guilty to abusing baby who tested positive for meth, THC

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:13pm

A Roy man has pleaded guilty to abusing his 5-week-old son, who in addition to physical injuries tested positive for methamphetamine and THC.

County, family reach resignation deal for Recorder Gary Ott

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:49pm

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

UDOT worker seriously injured in crash near Jeremy Ranch

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:15pm

A Utah Department of Transportation worker was in serious condition after a semitruck crashed into two UDOT vehicles that were working on a bridge on I-80 Thursday, authorities said.

One arrested, one in critical condition after Orem shooting

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:10pm

Orem police responded to a shooting near 500 East and 1800 South, according to the agency's Twitter account.

Police: 15-year-old shoots, injures his stepsister, 13, in Garfield County

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:58pm

A Garfield County teen is in juvenile detention and his teenage stepsister in the hospital following a weekend shooting.

Bountiful doctor arrested in child porn investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:05pm

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.

Polygamous towns appealing overhaul of their operations

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 12:48pm

A polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border is appealing an overhaul of its government operations that was ordered in response to a verdict that found nonbelievers were denied police protection, building permits and water hookups on the basis of religion.

Prosecutors: Online takedown linked to Park City teen drug deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 12:14pm

U.S. Justice Department officials in Washington say they've taken down an illicit internet marketplace where a Park City teenager bought drugs responsible for a classmate's fatal overdose.

The ultimate Utah summer fly fishing road trip

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 11:34am

Summer is in full swing, giving anglers tons of water and access to fish. This guide will help you plan an incredible summer fly fishing trip throughout Utah.

Getaway driver in Provo gang robbery, shooting pleads guilty

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:59am

The alleged getaway driver for three people accused of killing a Provo man in a gang-related robbery and shooting has pleaded guilty.

U. to launch new 'quantitative analysis' institute using $20M from Eccles, Koch organizations

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:31am

The University of Utah has announced plans to launch a new center, called the Marriner S. Eccles Institute of Economics and Quantitative Analysis, designed to help top students form early partnerships with prestigious employers.

Days of '47 Rodeo settles in to new home with prayer, poem, praise

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:11am

Utah's Days of '47 Rodeo broke in its new 10,000-seat home Wednesday with praise from Utah political and religious leaders