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Report: Communication breakdowns led to release of man who killed officer

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 4:34pm

A series of procedural problems, muddled paperwork and miscommunication about new criminal charges led to the release of a prison inmate who weeks later shot and killed a police officer and wounded another during a shootout, a new review has found.

4 innovative companies win thousands of dollars at RootsTech

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:52pm

Monetary awards adding up to $100,000 were on the line for six innovative competitors at this year's RootsTech conference.

Man with 5 warrants prompts SWAT situation in Clinton

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:28pm

A SWAT situation is underway in Clinton after a man with five warrants out for his arrest barricaded himself inside a house Friday, police said.

Wet weather systems increasingly more rare in Southwest

Scott Sonner and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:11pm

The southwestern United States has already begun a long-predicted shift into a decidedly drier climate, a new study looking at the last 35 years of weather pattern concluded.

$11.5M public preschool bill advances; State revenues may fall short

KSL.com  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:52pm

Legislation roundup: An $11.5 million bill that would expand public preschools gained early approval, Utah students marched at the Capitol to battle the "pollution monster" and lawmakers are being warned that they might have less tax money to spend this year.

9 Utah companies offering amazing ski day benefits

Cosette Jarrett, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:30am

If you live and work in Utah, chances are you know the pain of clocking in to work on a prime ski day. Fortunately, the tech sphere is full of awesome ski perks. Check out these nine Utah companies that are leading the way in employee ski benefits.

Police ID body of woman found near vacant SLC house

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:07am

Police identified the woman who was recently found deceased outside a vacant house in Salt Lake City.

Supporters of Oregon occupier arrive at funeral in Kanab

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 10:15am

Family are holding funeral services for LaVoy Finicum, the Arizona rancher who was one of the most recognizable faces of the armed occupation of the federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon, today in Kanab.

Quiz: How well do you know Super Bowl history?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 10:00am

Think you know know Super Bowl history? Take our Super Bowl history quiz now.

Large increase in home sales expected in 2016, report says

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:46am

The Salt Lake area housing market experienced near historic growth in 2015, and this year is predicted to be another "very good year," a new report states. This year is primed to be another year of double-digit increases in existing homes sales.

Dash-cam video, 911 calls give new look at drive-thru mishap

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:11am

Tooele police said a driver's head was pinned between his car and a wall after his foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas as he opened his car door to pick up change that had fallen to the ground.

Salt Lake County to pay $280K for storm water violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 6:55am

Salt Lake County has agreed to pay a $280,000 penalty as part of an agreement with the federal government over alleged mismanagement of storm water runoff.

Are gaming machines at Utah gas stations legal?

Debbie Dujanovic and Torin Koos  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 10:43pm

A company says its gaming machines at 60 locations across Utah are not gambling, rather a legal sweepstakes that complies with Utah law. KSL Investigators went undercover inside several gas stations to see how the machines operate.

Woman behind viral Barney procession photo found

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 10:39pm

Thousands of Utahns lined the procession route on the day of officer Barney's funeral. But it was one photo of a woman on the side of the street that was shared thousands of time all over the world.

Woman killed by mixer at Sandy grocery store remembered as 'best mom in the world'

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 10:37pm

Even in death, Carmen "Jackie" Lindhardt thought of her family first, just as she did throughout her life, her sister says.

2 medical marijuana bills advance in Utah

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 9:28pm

Two very different bills that would make medical marijuana available to small percentages of Utahns lept over the first hurdles at the Utah Legislature on Thursday.

Ogden Pioneer Days named in America's top 5 rodeos for 2nd year

Sean Stoker, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 7:50pm

For the second year in a row, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) ranked the Ogden Pioneer Days in the top five rodeos in the country.

Meagan Grunwald won't get a new trial in officer's death, judge says

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 7:17pm

A judge has denied requests for a new trial for a woman convicted in the shooting death of a Utah County sheriff's sergeant and the attempted murder of a sheriff's deputy when she was 17 years old.

U. student has Taylor Swift look down pat

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 7:01pm

With her ash blond curls and sky-high legs, University of Utah student Keitra Calaway looks just like Taylor Swift.

Utah sues federal government over sage grouse plan

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 6:42pm

The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater sage grouse habitats is a breach of federal laws.