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39 million travelers expected over Memorial Day weekend

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:49am

AAA predicts more than 39 million travelers will commute during the Memorial Day weekend, the highest number of travelers since 2005. Be prepared for rising gas prices and crowded roads.

Student's service animal featured in Summit County high school yearbook

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:48pm

Remember the joy of getting your yearbook back, checking your picture and getting friends to sign it? That was all the rage at North Summit High this week, especially because of a particular page in their yearbook that's getting a lot of attention.

'I lost my mind,' says teen charged with murdering ranch counselor

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:47pm

A 17-year-old boy was ordered Thursday to stand trial for aggravated murder after police say he violently beat a staff member to death while attempting to escape from a rehabilitative youth ranch in southern Utah.

Crews extinguish fire at firefighter's home in Lehi

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:30pm

Crews extinguished a fire at the home of a West Valley City firefighter Thursday afternoon in Lehi.

2017 Tour of Utah announces race route

KSL.com  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:13pm

Professional cyclists from around the world will compete in the 13th annual Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, which announced its 2017 race route Thursday.

FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

Matthew Daly and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:42pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said Thursday.

Utah launches Search and Rescue Assistance card to help fund search and rescue efforts

Keith McCord  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:09pm

The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation launched a new program Thursday to help raise extra funds for search and rescue efforts—the Utah Search and Rescue Assistance (USARA) card.

A mother's story of heartbeak and a message for drivers

Erin Goff  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:48pm

Mother of teen killed in crosswalk warns drivers to be safe during "100 Deadliest Days."

Utah law that could send online bullies to jail criticized

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:32pm

Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year.

Small southern Utah town to honor 6 killed in 1943 military plane crash

Carter Williams and Marc Giauque  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:27pm

In the summer of 1943 during the middle of World War II, a plane carrying six military members headed to Colorado crashed in a forest just outside of Loa. 74 years later, their legacy is being remembered with a new memorial.

5-year-old hospitalized after auto-pedestrian accident in Box Elder County

Liesl Nielsen and Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:18pm

A five-year-old was hospitalized in stable condition after an auto-pedestrian accident in Box Elder County Thursday evening, police confirmed.

New United Utah Party pushing to make deadline for 3rd District special election

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:04pm

The new United Utah Party submitted petitions Thursday to become an official political party in the state, but probably not in time for the special election in the 3rd Congressional District.

Conservationist buys Needles Outpost for $2.5M during controversial land auction

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:00pm

Conservationist, philanthropist and millionaire Jennifer Speers bought 640 acres of land in Bears Ears National Monument Wednesday after a bidding war with a venture capital company.

Cycling grows muscles and brain, sharpens thinking, study says

Erin Goff  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:45pm

Think faster, feel happier and remember more just by spinning your wheels. The veloLove Cycling Team tells us why they hit the pavement.

Provo Mayor John Curtis, more Republicans enter 3rd District race

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:12pm

As expected, Provo Mayor John Curtis joined an already crowded field of Republicans on Thursday to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

Outdoor Retailer takes show to Denver

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:05pm

Two major outdoor recreation trade shows are merging to create one mega winter expo. Emerald Expositions has acquired the SnowSports Industries America Snow Show held each winter in Denver. Emerald also produces the Outdoor Retailer show.

500 gallons of nitric acid spilled in SLC; no known threat to public

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:04pm

Five hundred gallons of nitric acid were spilled at a chemical plant in Salt Lake City Thursday morning, authorities said.

Two hospitalized after 3-car crash in Draper

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:48pm

Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries after a three-car crash Thursday, police say.

Man who pretended to be LDS general authority pleads guilty to fraud

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:17pm

A former Utah County Commissioner accused in a scheme that defrauded investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars by, in part, posing as top LDS officials, has pleaded guilty.

Sen. Mike Lee, others introduce bill to prevent indefinite detention

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:44pm

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is among a nonpartisan group of senators who introduced a bill Wednesday to protect Americans from being detained indefinitely without a charge or trial.