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Wildfire near Utah-Wyoming border threatening 140 homes; FEMA steps in to help

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:40pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it will step in to assist the fight against a wildfire raging near the Utah-Wyoming border and threatening about 140 homes.


Fire in Morgan County temporarily closes eastbound I-84; 50 acres burned

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:28pm

Eastbound I-84 was closed in Morgan County due to a fire. Officials reported that the road was reopened just before 4:30 p.m.

UDOT using hydro technology in I-215 bridge project

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:24pm

The Utah Department of Transportation is using an innovative system of high-pressure water jets to refurbish bridge decks on the I-215 project. It's one of the first times UDOT has used the hydro demolition process to reconstruct a bridge deck.

U. doctor advising the Olympics says of Zika: 'Be concerned, but don't panic'

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:51pm

Zika is now in the U.S., and there have already been eight cases in Utah. The doctor advising the U.S. Olympic Committee on keeping athletes safe from the virus in Rio says it's reason for concern, but not panic.

Terminally ill Utah girl who received 189K Christmas cards dies

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:18pm

A little Fountain Green girl who made headlines after receiving thousands of Christmas cards passed away early Friday morning.

Utah teens upset by treatment of animals at Lagoon start petition

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:02pm

Two teenage girls are concerned for the animals living at Lagoon, so they’ve decided to do something about it.

J Dawgs expands out of Utah County, opens first SLC location

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:33pm

Popular local hot dog chain J Dawgs took its first step in its plans to expand beyond Utah County, and the first lunchtime rush was a success, according to management.

Group calls for resignation of West Jordan councilman

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:13pm

The group Alliance for a Better Utah on Friday called on West Jordan City Councilman Jeff Haaga to resign and started an online petition with the same goal.

Judge sends Jeremy Johnson to prison for more than 11 years

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:04pm

A once wealthy internet marketer who lit the fuse on one of Utah's most explosive political scandals, who lost everything and who still faces a federal complaints, will have a lot of time to think about how he changed the state's history.

Former day care worker charged with child sex abuse

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:48pm

A former day care worker has been charged with abusing a 5-year-old boy at the facility.

Cyclist injured in collision with car in Millcreek

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:16pm

A 74-year-old bicyclist was upgraded to fair condition Friday after crashing into a car.

Salt Lake Tribune names new editor

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 4:12pm

Jennifer Napier-Pearce will be replacing Terry Orme as editor of the Salt Lake Tribune, the newspaper's leadership announced Friday.

Ex-bus driver sentenced to 20 days in jail for DUI

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 3:44pm

A former Alpine School District bus driver will spend 20 days in jail after pleading guilty to driving drunk with students on board.

A shatter-resistant screen is coming soon to a smartphone near you

Aaron Smith, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:45pm

Corning just launched Gorilla Glass 5, its latest evolution in break-resistant glass for smartphones.

Extreme athletes dive into Midway’s Homestead Crater wearing LED suits

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:47am

On a dark night, four people recently dove from a height of five stories into Midway’s Homestead Crater.

Driver loses control, dies after braking for backed-up traffic on I-15

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:47am

A 34-year-old woman died after losing control of her vehicle and crashing on I-15 Friday morning.

Man charged with gunning down teen siblings over T-shirt appears in court

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:15am

The man charged with gunning down teenage siblings in an argument over a T-shirt made his initial appearance in court Friday.

Committee takes on issues of water rights, watershed

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:29am

With nearly as many visitors as all five of Utah's national parks combined, the Wasatch Front’s canyons — and their role as a watershed for a half-million people — are becoming an increasingly contentious issue.

Police: Man found dead in West Jordan was shot 'several times' days before being spotted

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:50am

A Colorado man who was found dead in a West Jordan yard had been shot and killed "a couple of days" before his body was discovered, police said Thursday.

Wildfire near Utah-Wyoming border closes highways, reaches 1.5K acres

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:21pm

A wildfire raging near the Utah-Wyoming border caused two highways to be closed Thursday evening.