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State: EPA didn't clue in Utah on San Juan River contamination

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 4:43pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency posted new information on the sampling results of the San Juan River in the aftermath of the August Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. Utah water quality regulators, however, weren't notified of the updates.

Police: Millcreek man found dead near Saltair was killed

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 4:09pm

A Millcreek man whose body was discovered Thursday near Saltair is the victim of a homicide, police said.

Price police arrest 2 women during traffic stop

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 4:08pm

After pulling over a vehicle for a minor moving violation, police arrested both female occupants.

'Called to Serve Dinner' class helps future missionaries learn to cook

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:36pm

A local chef has taken it upon herself to teach youths how to cook in preparation for going off to college or on an LDS mission.

Salt Lake man tried to take homemade bomb aboard bus, police say

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:38pm

A Salt Lake man has been charged with assembling a homemade explosive device and attempting to take it aboard a Greyhound bus.

Group urges ban on animal gas chambers; House rejects UTA tax bill  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:56pm

A group of citizens asked lawmakers to prohibit animal gas chambers in Utah, a controversial Rocky Mountain Power bill gets early approval and the House rejected a bill that would exclude UTA from receiving revenue from future tax hikes.

America's longest married couple offers relationship advice on Twitter

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:23pm

More than eight decades ago, John Betar fell in love with the girl next door.

Average snowfall may lead to record numbers at Utah ski resorts

Ray Grass, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 11:33am

It may not seem that way, but Utah's mountains have received an "average'' amount of snow, which is good news for skiers and snowboarders. That's because the snowfall the previous two years was well below average.

Quiz: Do you know Utah's state symbols?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:00am

With over 25 official state symbols, Utah has many items to represent the state. Take our Utah state symbols quiz and see if you know some of the things that represent our great state.

Resolutions: Easy to make, tough to keep

Allana Kerr, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:42am

Over the past month, individuals have put their New Year's resolutions to the test, often focusing on lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise to achieve weight loss. How successful are these resolutions and will the intentions continue yearlong?

Herbert: Oregon occupiers had wrong approach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:26am

Gov. Gary Herbert says the armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge showed poor behavior but should serve as a wakeup call to everyone that there are legitimate frustrations with the federal government.

Wild horse group calls for halt to planned burro round-up

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:40am

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is speaking out against a planned federal round-up of wild burros in eastern Utah as part of an in-depth study of the animals.

Trump Jr. in Salt Lake talks about father's run for GOP nomination

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:09am

Republican presidential candidates are heading to South Carolina for the primary coming up on Feb. 20. Donald Trump Jr. is in Salt Lake City and spoke about his father's run for the GOP nomination.

Police investigating strange 3rd-row seat thefts

Mike Headrick and Tania Mashburn  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:54pm

You might not know it, but next time you travel to California you could be taking along cargo precious to thieves: your SUV's third-row seat. KSL Investigators traveled to Anaheim to see how big of a problem it is and met up with possible crooks.

Police investigating death of man found near I-80

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:46pm

Police are investigating the scene where a dead body was found Thursday a short distance from I-80 a few miles northwest of Magna.

2 corrections officials resign in wake of crimes by halfway house walkaways

Lisa Riley Roche and McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:45pm

Gov. Gary Herbert announced that an independent review is underway in response to crimes committed by parolees who walked away from a halfway house, pledging that any "derelict" employees will be fired. Two corrections administrators have resigned.

West Valley City police chief praises domestic violence program

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:10pm

The West Valley City Police Department began participating in a domestic violence support pilot program in January. Now, the police chief is calling on lawmakers to expand funding so other departments can use it as well.

Diverse group urges lawmakers to expand Medicaid

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:55pm

It was a different cast of characters testifying about the need for Medicaid expansion in Utah on Thursday.

Air quality reaches unhealthy levels due to inversion

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:27pm

The air outside is unhealthy, according to measurements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but the body has natural defenses like tears and phlegm to help you fight back. It's gross, but these are good warriors to help protect you.

SLC mayor launches search for new economic development leader

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:14pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has launched a national search to find a highly qualified director to lead the city's newly created Business and Economic Development Department.