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New Riverton development seen as 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:15am

Riverton leaders say a perfect storm of opportunities have lead to what will become the largest residential and commercial development in the city's history.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker and Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:37am

Here are 10 local stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Opening arguments to begin in Jeremy Johnson trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:42am

A Utah businessman who was a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that implicated two former attorneys general is expected to be his own attorney in a trial that starts Monday.

Police ID man who barricaded himself in motor home on I-215

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:34pm

Police have identified a man who barricaded himself inside a motor home on I-215 West on Saturday in a mysterious incident that has left police with several unanswered questions.

Teen in critical condition after slamming into tree at high speed

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:33pm

Police said a 17-year-old driver remains in critical condition after losing control of his vehicle and slamming into a tree at high speed Saturday night.

'Step up' and contribute to homeless trust fund on tax forms, Herbert says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:55pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urged Utahns to "step up" and contribute a portion of their state income tax refunds to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund during a press briefing Thursday at Fourth Street Clinic.

Photos: Inversion expected to worsen as high pressure builds

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:10pm

Inversion conditions are expected to worsen over the next week as haze builds in the Salt Lake valley.

Lawmaker wants year-end tests thrown out of teacher evaluations

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 6:20pm

Two bills would remove student performance on SAGE as an indicator in teacher evaluations and give schools the option of not administering the year-end exam to high school juniors.

Company slows work on controversial Utah tar sands project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:53pm

Environmentalists are celebrating after the Canadian company behind a controversial tar sands development in eastern Utah announced it is scaling back work on its project.

Drought tightening grip on nation's forests, rangelands

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:05pm

The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century drought poses unique challenges to trees and shrubs.

Utah holding presidential caucus, not primary election

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 3:45pm

Utahns are going to get their turn next month to vote in the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination race, but not in a traditional primary election.

Photos: LDS temples, meetinghouses and tabernacles around the world

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 3:07pm

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worship in a variety of buildings around the globe.

Majority Republicans hold open, closed caucuses in Legislature's opening weeks

Lisa Riley Roche and Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:57am

Two weeks into the 2016 Utah Legislature, majority House Republicans have not held a closed caucus. But the majority GOP Senate has held four closed-door caucuses per business as usual.

'Weird' Scottish imports store stays alive in Salt Lake City

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:42am

It may look like it doesn't belong, but one man's managed to make a career out of spreading his heritage in the most unlikely of places.

Photos: Alpine readies community for earthquake hazards

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:07am

Alpine hosted an earthquake preparedness fair for about 500 attendees Saturday.

Police investigating man who barricaded himself in motor home on Salt Lake freeway

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:59pm

A man driving an RV was taken into custody on I-215 West by Utah Highway Patrol late Saturday afternoon.

Man with gunshot wound collapses in West Valley smoke shop

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:41pm

Police are investigating a reported shooting after a man with a gunshot wound in his back stumbled into a West Valley smoke shop Saturday.

Kearns home a total loss after accidental fire

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:31pm

A family in Kearns was displaced Saturday after a fire engulfed their home.

Doris Kearns Goodwin: 'Tell and retell stories' of people's lives so they live on

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:16pm

Doris Kearns Goodwin, a world renowned presidential historian and award winning author and former three-time Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt spoke on the value of storytelling at the RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, which concluded Saturday.

Software created by Bountiful company helps emergency dispatchers

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:25pm

Thanks to new software created by a Bountiful company, emergency dispatchers in one city can dispatch emergency crews in another city a lot easier and faster.