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Washington County rolls out multi-agency effort to bust cycle of poverty

Julie Applegate, St. George News  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:00am

A coalition of public, private and government organizations is aiming to break the cycle of poverty in Washington County.

Dabakis: Time right to reconsider Medicaid expansion after ACA replacement sputters

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:45am

State Sen. Jim Dabakis wants to see the state of Utah to again consider large scale Medicaid expansion, saying the Affordable Care Act is "here to stay" after an effort to replace the law failed this week.

Man admits cutting, hiding body in suitcase after overdose

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:15am

A man accused of cutting up the body of a Colorado woman and hiding her remains in a suitcase after she overdosed pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Lightning strike causes setback for Park City pet rescue ranch

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:48pm

A pet rescue ranch out in Park City is dealing with weather woes of their own after the latest storm rolled through Wednesday night.

Data shows an increase in July fires after aerials became legal in Utah

Candice Madsen and Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:45pm

The KSL Investigators examined the number of July fires after aerial fireworks became legal in 2011 and discovered the numbers were much higher than before the ban except for the year it rained on July 4th.

Bountiful doctor arrested in child porn investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:26pm

A Bountiful doctor has been arrested by the Davis County Sheriff's Office and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in an investigation involving child pornography.

3 good Samaritans jump in canal to save man trapped in truck

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:46pm

It was a rescue with no time to spare as a Tremonton man's truck goes sinking into a canal. The driver said it happened as he went into diabetic shock.

Men not talking about their health tied to greater risks

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:25pm

For men, being the strong, silent type can be hazardous to their health. Doctors locally and nationally are hoping to save lives by starting more conversations. One Utah family knows firsthand why that's so important.

County, family reach resignation deal for Recorder Gary Ott

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:13pm

The family of troubled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott is asking a judge to approve his resignation from office by Aug. 1.

Better Boundaries launches initiative to create independent redistricting commission

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:33pm

A initiative was filed Thursday that would create a bipartisan independent commission to recommend new legislative and congressional district boundaries to lawmakers during the once-a-decade redistricting process.

Judge weighs privacy in prescription-drug database case

Lindsay Whitehurst - Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:10pm

A federal judge was weighing Thursday whether the Drug Enforcement Administration can access a Utah prescription-drug database without a warrant in a lawsuit that pits the right to privacy against the need to combat the opioid-drug epidemic.

Cycling is Utah’s $425 million booming business, study says

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:30pm

Bicycle-related business and tourism in Utah has an economic impact of $425 million and is responsible for more than 3,500 jobs across the state, according to a recent study by the Utah Transit Authority and Bike Utah.

Use your head — and a helmet — on OHVs, experts warn

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:01pm

Dr. Toby Enniss says easily preventable injuries related to off-highway vehicle accidents are becoming a common sight at the University of Utah Trauma Center.

Local fireworks restrictions for Pioneer Day

Camilla Stimpson,  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:10pm

With Utah having experienced several major fires already this summer, cities throughout the state are cracking down on fireworks restrictions to prevent more fires from happening. Here are some of the announced restrictions.

Man gave 'taunting smirk' to police before killing K-9, charges state

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:49pm

Before firing multiple rounds at the police K-9 that was trying to hold him, Torey Chase Massey looked at Dingo's handler, Unified Police Sgt. Chad Reyes, and gave him a "taunting smirk," according to charging documents.

Man once named Public Enemy No. 1 sent to prison for assaulting officer

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 5:21pm

Once listed as Public Enemy No. 1, Christopher John McMillan was sentenced to prison Friday for assaulting a police officer and other violent offenses.

Judge: San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:50pm

The boundaries of election districts in San Juan County are unconstitutional and violate the rights of Native Americans who make up roughly half the southeastern Utah county's population, a federal judge has ruled for the second time.

Records: Ott's staff fielding his emails; aide sought to make email 'look as if' it came from him

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:39pm

Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott’s staff has been fielding his emails for years, according to emails obtained by the Deseret News through a public records request.

Roy dad pleads guilty to abusing baby who tested positive for meth, THC

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:13pm

A Roy man has pleaded guilty to abusing his 5-week-old son, who in addition to physical injuries tested positive for methamphetamine and THC.

UDOT worker seriously injured in crash near Jeremy Ranch

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:15pm

A Utah Department of Transportation worker was in serious condition after a semitruck crashed into two UDOT vehicles that were working on a bridge on I-80 Thursday, authorities said.