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Utah lawmakers unveil alcohol law reform bill

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 12:17pm

A state lawmaker unveiled a much anticipated Utah alcohol law reform bill Monday, though several key provisions remain in flux less than two weeks before the Legislature adjourns.

1 dead, I-15 northbound closed after accidents near Provo

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:21am

I-15 northbound near Provo was closed after one person died in a fatal accident near Orem and 17 cars were involved in a pileup near Provo Monday morning.

Duchesne teacher charged with unlawful sex with teen

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:16am

A former school teacher in Duchesne County is accused of having an illegal relationship with a 16-year-old girl while he was still a teacher.

UPS to build new, expanded distribution center in Salt Lake City

Jordan Ormond  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:34am

UPS made a big announcement last week: A new distribution center is coming to Salt Lake City and will serve customers across the western United States.

Fundraiser grows for girl shot and left in ditch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:33am

An online fundraiser for 14-year-old girl who police say was shot in the head and left in a ditch has grown to over $45,000 in donations.

Lifelong friend keeps promise, takes Marine on final journey

Cody Blower, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:22am

Buried with full military honors, 85-year-old Marine Cpl. Marvin A. Jones took his final journey to the graveside in “Marine Corps” style in a casket adorned with eight crafted handles escorted by a lifelong friend in a show of promise kept.

Statewide safety standards for trampoline gyms on hold

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:28am

Despite push from city officials and even trampoline park owners, lawmakers decided this week to hold off on enacting statewide safety standards for trampoline gyms, wary of overregulation.

Lounge spaces seek to create better college access for west-side students

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:47am

The newest Our CASA space is set to open on Feb. 27 at the Glendale Mountain View Community Learning Campus. The initiative is part of an endeavor to help underprivileged students and their parents prepare for higher education.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker and Jordan Ormond  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:30am

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

Working without plans, Ogden man creates homemade WWII Enigma machine

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:11pm

His official job involves living on an isolated mountaintop. But when he's at home, Reid Haroldsen's hard at work constructing one of the greatest mysteries in modern history.

Utah GOP reverses decision to drop Count My Vote lawsuit

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:38pm

The Utah GOP is reversing its decision to drop a legal challenge of the Count My Vote election law change that allows candidates a pathway to a primary ballot by gathering signatures.

Search crews looking for missing plane carrying LDS bishop, 2 young children

McKenzie Romero and Nicole Vowell  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:35pm

A search has been launched in a wooded area on the border of Iron and Garfield counties for a missing plane carrying a Sandy father and his two children.

New inversion study takes to the skies

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:33pm

A ground and aerial probe of Utah's notorious wintertime inversions concluded in February after extensive data collection in the first study of its kind in the United States. Researchers hope to peel back the chemistry behind the pollution problem.

Police investigating suspicious string of car fires in West Valley City

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:57pm

A string of car fires that police consider suspicious caused an estimated $20,000 in damage early Sunday in West Valley City.

Man dead after shootout at remote hazardous waste facility in Tooele County

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:50pm

A man was reported dead Sunday morning following an officer-involved shooting at a hazardous waste disposal facility in a remote area of west Tooele County.

Lawmaker pushes for 'cooling-off period' to withhold officers' names in critical incidents

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:22pm

A Utah County legislator is sponsoring a bill to keep the names of officers involved in critical incidents secret for months to allow a "cooling-off period" for the public, but a former police chief and a media lawyer say it would do the opposite.

Utah deer capture, relocation program completes first year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 3:29pm

Dozens of deer have been killed and relocated during the first year of an urban deer hunting program in Utah that is helping homeowners maintain their yards.

From Utah gymnastics to Cirque du Soleil, Damianova flies high, achieving dreams

Holli Joyce, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:37pm

Former University of Utah gymnast and five-time All-American Nansy Damianova returns to the Wasatch Front to perform in her first Cirque du Soleil show.

Utah students organize public hearing on climate change

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:20am

Hundreds of Utah residents crowded a Capitol meeting room Thursday to support an informal public hearing for a resolution recognizing a consensus on climate change.

Invasive quagga mussels could hit Idaho

Nathan Brown, Times-News  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:57am

If quagga mussels establish a foothold in Idaho, it could be a problem for more than just boaters.