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Idaho man seriously injured after e-cigarette explodes in his face

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:54pm

A Pocatello man is recovering after he claims an e-cigarette exploded in his face, causing significant injuries and damage in the room where he was vaping.

Utah road fatalities hit 10-year high

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:07pm

A total of 280 people were killed on Utah's roads in 2016, according to the Utah Departments of Transportation and Public Safety.

West Jordan man accused of planting note on plane warning of bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:39pm

An airline passenger has been arrested on charges of planting a note on a plane en route from San Diego to Denver that falsely claimed a bomb was on board.

Part of 5400 S. in West Valley reopens after crash

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:12pm

A teen suffered a possible broken leg after being trapped in a vehicle after a crash that shut down a portion of a road for more than an hour Wednesday, police said.

Company offering $5K reward for information on recent copper theft

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:00pm

Rocky Mountain Power is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who stole copper at a substation in La Sal.

Police ID man allegedly involved in shooting and dispute with escort

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:36pm

Police identified the man they say shot a woman at an apartment complex in Midvale after the two had a disagreement over an escort service transaction Tuesday.

Inmate charged with murder of cellmate, who was serving time for teen's rape, death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:33pm

An inmate at the Central Utah Correctional Facility has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of his cellmate, who was serving time for raping and killing a teenage girl.

Refugees touched by foster care inspire SLC art exhibit

Celeste Tholen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:01pm

Inspired by the lives of refugee adolescents who are or have been in the foster care system, a local artist has created a series of paintings that honor their journeys and share their stories.

Have You Seen This? Bountiful crew experiments with glowing knife vs. waterjet

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:15pm

Glowing knives are no match for a powerful waterjet, but it's still pretty fun to watch these guys from Bountiful experiment with them.

Anglers should keep lake trout caught in Flaming Gorge, DWR says

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:46pm

In an effort to improve the fishery at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are asking anglers to keep lake trout caught there.

Scathing audit says ex-chiefs overbilled, hid expenses

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:17pm

Former Unified Fire Authority Chief Michael Jensen — who was re-elected last year as a Salt Lake County Councilman — and his former deputy could be facing felony charges in wake of a scathing audit released Wednesday.

Snowmobiler dies of apparent heart attack in northern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:08am

A Utah man is dead after an apparent heart attack during a backcountry snowmobiling trip.

SL City Council gives thumbs up to rezone for Trolley Square project

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:56am

The Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of rezoning 3.5 acres for a six-building, mixed-use development that will change the face of the block directly south of Trolley Square.

Service animals change lives for vets, public servants

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:50am

Veterans, police officers and first responders all have pretty tough jobs. One organization is offering them service dogs to help get through hard times.

Biskupski proposes new energy efficiency and air quality ordinance

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:24am

In efforts to pursue cost-effective measures to reduce air pollution, Mayor Jackie Biskupski offered Tuesday for City Council consideration an energy benchmarking and tune-up ordinance for large commercial buildings.

Sentencing for convicted killer delayed due to bad presentence report

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:53am

Sentencing for a man convicted of killing a South Salt Lake woman in 2015 was delayed Tuesday because a presentence report wasn't done properly.

Donations pour in for boy found in Utah child abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:22am

Police say donations and well-wishes have poured in for a 12-year-old boy whose mother was arrested after he was found locked in a filthy bathroom and dangerously malnourished.

4 face federal charges in robberies that led to downtown chase

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:57am

Four men were federally indicted Tuesday in a series of Salt Lake County business robberies in September, including one in which police reported a shot was fired at an employee.

How the parolee who killed officer Doug Barney obtained the murder weapon

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:54pm

It's been a year since Unified Police officer Doug Barney was shot and killed in the line of duty by a parolee. For the first time, federal prosecutors, agents and detectives are revealing how the gun made its way to the killer.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform 'America, the Beautiful' at Trump inauguration

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:25pm

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform “America, the Beautiful” at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday, the Deseret News reported Tuesday night.