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Utah House bill would make it crime to fly drones near wildfires

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:56am

Aerial drones delayed suppression efforts in at least two Utah wildfires last year, and a proposal in the Legislature would make it a crime to fly them within 3 miles of a fire.

Police: Man asks for glass of water, steals car instead

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:28am

A man was arrested after allegedly taking advantage of a car owner's kindness in Washington County Friday.

Bill would cut state involvement in direct food sales from producers

Emily Larson  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:37am

Ms. America joined Rep. Marc Roberts, R-Santaquin, at a news conference Friday to express her support of the proposed Food Freedom Act.

Snowbird makes plans to build ski lifts into American Fork Canyon

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:28am

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort wants to add two new lifts in American Fork Canyon on land they own.

LDS Church opposed to state senator's medical marijuana bill

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 10:41pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed Friday night that it has "expressed opposition" to a state legislative bill that would legalize access to the entirety of the marijuana plant for those suffering from a limited number of medic

Feds arrest 82 undocumented immigrants with prior convictions in Utah operation

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:53pm

Eighty-two undocumented immigrants in Utah with prior criminal convictions were arrested in a seven-day operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that ended Friday, authorities said.

Utah plans to repeal guest worker law that never took effect

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:22pm

Five years after Utah passed a guest worker law lauded as a compassionate approach to address immigrants living in the country illegally, the state is seeking to repeal the never-implemented program.

Senate panel approves resolution calling porn a public health crisis

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:50pm

Utahns castigated the adult entertainment industry in a legislative hearing Friday on a proposed resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis.

Supporters of Oregon occupier honor LaVoy Finicum at funeral

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 8:41pm

Funeral services were held 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, in Kanab.ab.

Spread of Zika virus prompting Utah researchers to find treatment

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:55pm

Until a few weeks ago, many people had probably never heard of the Zika virus, which was first diagnosed in the 1940s.

Importance of storytelling captured in RootsTech general session

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:22pm

Three engaging storytellers addressed RootsTech attendees Friday as they told their touching success stories.

Man with 5 warrants prompts SWAT situation in Clinton

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 7:08pm

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.

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

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 6:41pm

A series of procedural problems, muddled paperwork and miscommunication about new criminal charges contributed 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.

Heavy ski traffic highlights need for better canyon transportation options

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 6:21pm

Mountain Accord stakeholders convened Friday in the Utah Transit Authority Park & Ride lot located at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon in an effort to highlight the pressing need for better transit options for users of the Cottonwood canyons.

Bountiful man charged with murder in death of woman after carjacking

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 6:06pm

A Bountiful man was charged with murder Friday for allegedly striking and killing a Farmington woman in a vehicle he had carjacked moments earlier.

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.

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.