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Cows, drones and ATVs: Utah lawmaker pushing unique anti-harassment bill

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:58am

A Utah lawmaker said Monday his measure criminalizing the use of drones to harass livestock is drawing attention around the country from the media. Utah is on tap to be the first state to outlaw the behavior.

Texas teen sentenced in Idaho assault, but victim's deposition highlights case's murky facts

Alex Riggins, Times-News  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:32am

In a fiery, emotional court hearing Friday, the parents of a black, mentally disabled football player stormed out when a defense attorney accused them of fabricating the sexual assault of their son to pursue a $10 million lawsuit.

Logan City trying to overcome budget issues due to strong winter

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:26pm

Logan City faces budget issues, with a whole set of weather-related problems being the reason for it. The problem: the city's exceeded their budget for overtime and for salt.

KSL Investigates: How safe is your Uber, Lyft or taxi ride?

Tania Mashburn and Mike Headrick  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:42pm

When you hop into a taxi or an Uber, you probably don't think twice about safety issues. But maybe you should. KSL Investigators checked 100 Ubers, Lyfts and taxis to see how many had serious safety recalls.

2 suspected in bank robbery captured in West Valley City following multiagency chase

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:29pm

Two men suspected of robbing a bank were arrested Monday following a police chase involving multiple agencies.

Police: No survivors after plane carrying Sandy LDS bishop, 2 children crashes

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:28pm

A plane carrying a Sandy man and his two children that was reported missing Sunday was likely flying too low when it crashed and killed all three on board, police said Monday.

Box Elder County leaders looking for state, federal aid in fighting back floodwaters

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:00pm

Weather is impacting resources in Box Elder County. County leaders are now looking for state and federal aid in fighting back floodwaters. Some of those state resources come in, but the hope is that more will soon be on the way.

American Fork High drill team program on the chopping block

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:24pm

After more than 50 years performing, the American Fork High School drill team, known as the “Cavettes,” now struggle to keep the program alive.

Refugee students find new friends and family at Clayton Middle School

Sandra Olney  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:14pm

The friendships made at Salt Lake's Clayton Middle School this year could last a lifetime even if the students end up living a world apart. A unique program is helping Utah students connect with refugees in their community.

Midvale man groped, kissed TRAX riders, charges say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:56pm

A Midvale man was charged Monday with assaulting two teenage girls in separate incidents on a TRAX train before physically assaulting a Utah Transit Authority driver.

Authorities want help solving case after cat shot multiple times

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:38pm

Authorities are seeking the public's help discovering who is responsible for shooting a cat multiple times.

Rodeo assembly aims to rope in young readers

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:06pm

Rodeo clown Kevin Higley watches as Stephanie Benson, a teacher at Brockbank Elementary School in Spanish Fork, climbs into a rodeo clown barrel on Monday during the school's Champion Challenge Rodeo assembly, which challenged students to read more.

How Utah’s growing tourism industry has helped state tax revenue

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:42pm

Utah's growing tourism industry brought in $1.15 billion in tax revenue for Utah in 2015. That is the result of focusing more time on its primary resource: the outdoors.

Facing 'ultimatum' in Outdoor Retailer call, Herbert said state and trade show must 'part ways'

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:22pm

Faced with a choice between asking state leaders to back down from efforts to undo the Bears Ears Monument designation or lose the lucrative Outdoor Retailer show, Gov. Gary Herbert wouldn't budge.

Man killed by officers at waste incinerator had history of mental illness, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:21pm

A man shot and killed at a hazardous waste disposal facility Sunday had a history of mental illness, police confirmed on Monday.

GOP governors torn over plan to repeal Obama health care law

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:00pm

The nation's governors don't want people in their states to lose health coverage under a repeal of the Obama-era health care law, but even after a weekend of bipartisan meetings, they still don't agree on the best approach to replace it.

UDOT on the brink of reaching $24 million budget spent on snow removal

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:28pm

Plow crews are rolling through their budgets pretty quickly in a snowy winter like this. Each statewide storm costs UDOT about a million dollars to clear. This winter is turning into a budget buster.

Roy high school teens bring healthy, family fun to their community

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:00pm

Members of Roy High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, team up with Utah State University Extension to bring "Healthy, Family Fun," to Roy.

Missing toddler's father says he would never hurt his son after accusations from ex-girlfriend

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:51pm

The father of missing Idaho Falls toddler DeOrr Kunz Jr. says he would never hurt or do anything to his child, despite what his ex-girlfriend says in a newly released video.

West Jordan man charged after investigators find child pornography

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:16pm

A West Jordan man who prosecutors say possessed images of hardcore child pornography has been charged.