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Trump administration blocks changes on coal mining royalties

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:04pm

The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged the agency in federal court.

Flood warning in effect along Bear River in northern Utah

Whitney Evans and Sean Moody  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:26pm

A flooding warning is in effect along the Bear River in northern Utah until late Sunday night, the National Weather Service said.

Community celebrates decision to nix homeless shelter in Sugar House

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:36pm

Scores of Sugar House residents shook hands, exchanged smiles and exhaled long-held sighs of relief Saturday at a weekend community event aimed at celebrating the aftermath of a contentious battle to prevent a homeless shelter in their neighborhood.

5 teens injured in Brigham City crash

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:35pm

Three Cache County teenagers were hospitalized and two other teens were injured Friday night when an SUV crashed into a power pole in Brigham City, police said.

Driver arrested after truck crashes into Kearns house  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 7:36pm

Unified police arrested a man they say was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that crashed into a Kearns house late Friday night.

Logan woman wanted for husband's automobile homicide arrested in Idaho

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:54pm

A Logan woman wanted on a warrant after police say she killed her husband in a DUI crash was arrested Wednesday in Idaho.

West Valley high-speed car chase ends in arrest of 2 juveniles

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:29pm

A high-speed car chase in West Valley ended in a crash and the arrest of two juveniles, Saturday morning.

Millcreek stabbing leaves person seriously injured

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:25pm

Police have arrested a man after a stabbing left two people hospitalized, one in serious condition.

Lawmaker: Utah should take over Bears Ears monument

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 3:43pm

Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, unveiled a resolution Friday that proposes the state acquire the Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County and work with Native American tribes to establish a management plan.

Legislature considers range of resolutions

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 1:12pm

Utah lawmakers have introduced about 700 bills this year, including resolutions that offer their opinions on high-profile topics such as refugees and public lands.

Shops caught selling tobacco to minors may face increased fines

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:53am

A bill that would toughen penalties on smoke shops if they're caught selling tobacco to underage Utahns was given initial approval Friday.

Could state parks host burial of Native American remains?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:22am

The House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee passed a measure that would set up an account and study the feasibility of burying Native American remains in certain state parks after consultation and coordination with tribes.

Tow truck drivers may have to pass criminal background checks

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 7:56am

The House Transportation Committee voted in favor of a measure to require criminal background checks for tow truck operators.

San Juan County Sheriff's Office hires 1st female deputy

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:41pm

If a deputy pulls you over for speeding in San Juan County, know that the person writing your ticket has made history.

New jury acquits Conrad Truman of murdering his wife

McKenzie Romero and Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:40pm

An Orem man once convicted for murder in his wife's 2012 shooting death has been exonerated by a jury after the case sent to trial a second time.

SLC to build only 2 homeless resource centers

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:31pm

Salt Lake City has decided to build only two of the four homeless resource centers originally planned for Salt Lake County, officials announced Friday.

Year after Salem mom's death, loved ones bring awareness to maternal mental health

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:20pm

Friday marked one year since a Salem mother was killed after she wandered onto I-15 and was hit by a semitruck. Since Emily Dyches' death, her family and friends have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about maternal mental health.

Sheriff Winder defends SL County Jail booking policy in tense media exchange

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:14pm

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder defended the booking restriction policies of the county jail Friday in a passionate, sometimes tense discussion with reporters.

Simple valve could prevent sewage backup flooding, plumber says

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:00pm

Dozens of homes in Northern Utah have had sewage backup flooding this winter. Plumbers say a simple addition to pipes could prevent those problems in the future.

Bill would speed up release of police bodycam footage

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:05pm

Following push from media and other groups in the wake of a controversial officer-involved shooting last year near the Rio Grande homeless shelter, a bill to allow faster release of police body camera footage cleared its first legislative hurdle Frid