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Utah 8th-graders post top science scores on national test

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:20am

"This is excellent news," said Mark Peterson, spokesman for the Utah State Board of Education. "To be No. 1 in the nation for eighth grade and top 10 for fourth grade is a real tribute to the teachers and their students."

Poll: Which is Utah's favorite Halloween candy?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:00am

In this poll, we’re asking you to vote for your favorite Halloween candy. Some of the candies mentioned in the list are all-time favorite chocolates, while others are Halloween classics.

Movement threatens more standoffs with feds over public lands

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 8:29am

A growing movement says it's empowered to keep going after the acquittal of seven people in an armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. KSL-TV's Debbie Dujanovic spent months interviewing members about their battle for public lands.

Agreement shuts down Kennecott's 3 coal-burning units

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 7:38am

An agreement reached between Kenecott and Rocky Mountain Power means cleaner air in the Salt Lake Valley with the accelerated closure of three coal-burning power units. The agreement was approved Thursday by the Public Service Commission.

Report: BLM has no strategic plan for wild horses

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 7:17am

A new review by the Office of the Inspector General concluded the Bureau of Land Management is not spending its money as wisely as it could when it comes to contracts for holding facilities and lacks a strategic plan to manage wild horse populations.

Utah teen named 1 of Time magazine’s most influential teens

Cosette Jarrett, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 6:49am

Nineteen-year-old George Matus, a graduate of Waterford High School in Sandy, Utah, was named one of Time Magazine’s most influential teens of 2016. KSL catches up with him following the announcement in an interview about his inspiration and goals.

Jury acquits leaders of Oregon standoff of federal charges

Steven Dubois and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:37pm

The leaders of an armed group who seized a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were acquitted Thursday in the 41-day standoff that brought new attention to a long-running dispute over control of federal lands in the West.

Police: Man arrested after taking UFA saw in front of firefighters

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:25pm

A Riverton man was arrested Wednesday night after police allege he drove off with a heavy-duty circular saw that had fallen out of a Unified firetruck. However, the man arrested said it's all a misunderstanding.

Deputies use child's swing to rescue trapped deer

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:16pm

Two Summit County Deputies used their quick wits to improvise as they rescued a young deer from a 7-foot-deep window well.

UDOT project to force weekend closure of Bangerter Highway in Taylorsville

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:38pm

The Utah Department of Transportation Thursday announced the scheduled closure of Bangerter Highway in both directions between 4700 South and 5400 South from Friday night at 9 p.m. until Monday morning at 5 a.m.

DNC urges Utah Democrats to send 'joyful noise' to Washington

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:54pm

The head of the Democratic National Committee campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Salt Lake City on Thursday as the state's minority party steps up its push to turn Utah blue.

Ogden man arrested in undercover sex sting at Provo park

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:51pm

A man who went to a Provo park Thursday for a sexual encounter with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl instead was met by law enforcement officers and arrested, police said.

Cedar City midwife found guilty in infant's 2012 death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:26pm

A Cedar City midwife was found guilty Thursday of manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the death of a premature infant.

Utah woman scores spot in world food competition, could win $100K

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:02pm

A North Logan woman is heading to a national food competition with her bacon recipe and a shot at bringing home a whopping $100,000.

Plea deal offered to repo man charged in woman's death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:37pm

Plea negotiations are underway for a repo man charged with manslaughter in the death of a woman he was trying to take a car from.

Police seek public's help in finding gunman in fatal car wash shooting

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:36pm

Police have released images from surveillance video at a Salt Lake car wash where a 33-year-old man was shot and killed on Oct. 21.

New warrants reveal extent of Duchesne human trafficking cases

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 5:56pm

Sandy police have opened a new investigation into a man recently charged with human trafficking for allegedly locking a young girl in a shed in Duchesne County for weeks and raping her multiple times.

Vehicle-to-vehicle shooting leaves woman seriously injured

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 4:40pm

A woman was shot in the leg during an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles Wednesday, police say.

Jury convicts Sandy man on probation for kidnapping of drug, voyeurism charges

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:29pm

A jury has convicted a Sandy man, who was on probation for kidnapping at the time of his arrest, of drug distribution and voyeurism charges. He was acquitted of sexual abuse.

Manslaughter charge dismissed for Tooele man whose roommate died in fight

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:17pm

A manslaughter charge has been dismissed for a man who was charged after his roommate, who was known to suffer from asthma, died following a fight between the two.