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'Cancer moves fast': New center for fighting the disease opens at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:34am

Hundreds of supporters attended the opening of the Primary Children's and Families' Cancer Research Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute, a new facility dedicated to the studying of genetically traced cancers, particularly those affecting children.

New commander takes over Hill's 388th Fighter Wing

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:29am

Col. Lee Kloos assumed the helm of the 388th Fighter Wing during a command change ceremony at Hill Air Force Base Friday with the specific mission of maintaining the preparedness necessary to defend America if ever called upon.

Brian Head Fire reaches 33,000 acres by Friday

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 12:05am

The Brian Head Fire burned 33,000 acres by Friday evening, destroying 21 structures since it started last week.

Utah man opens up about trip to North Korea

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:51pm

KSL spoke to a Utah man who took a chance and traveled to North Korea.

Observatory threatened by Payson wildfire, 2,250 acres burned

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:39pm

A wildfire scorched more than 2,250 acres of land on West Mountain near Payson, officials reported on Friday

Park City switches to all-electric bus system

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:01pm

Park City on Friday became the first mountain resort community in the country, and the first city in the state, to operate a zero-emission, all-electric bus system.

Brush fire burns 100 acres above Farmington

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:42pm

A brush fire above Farmington reached 100 acres Friday night, officials reported.

Soldier Hollow wildfire dies down at 20 acres

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:00pm

A wildfire started by an ATV crash is dying down after burning 20 acres near Soldier Hollow on Friday, officials reported.

Proposed oil and gas leases near Dinosaur National Monument stoke opposition

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:49pm

A proposal by the Bureau of Land Management to offer oil and gas leases next to Dinosaur National Monument is raising objections by the National Park Service and environmental groups. Other leases are being offered in the San Rafael region in Utah.

Advocates ready to launch whole-plant medical marijuana ballot initiative

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:16pm

The Utah Patients Coalition will submit a ballot initiative application to the lieutenant governor's office Monday that, if supported, would allow Utahns to vote on whether to legalize medical use of the whole marijuana plant.

BYU formalizes amnesty policy to help protect student victims, witnesses of sexual assault

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:38pm

Brigham Young University has formalized its amnesty policy to help protect student victims and witnesses of sexual assault or rape, university officials announced Friday afternoon.

Elderly woman dies after car crashes into abandoned bowling alley

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:31pm

An elderly woman died after her car crashed into the side of an abandoned bowling alley on Friday, officials reported.

No charges will be filed against overworked Ephraim police chief

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:08pm

Ephraim Police Chief Ron Rasmussen was letting paperwork in his office slide, creating potential problems for city prosecutors and other officials, according to city officials.

Gas leak forces evacuation of Draper Walmart, other businesses

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:01pm

A Walmart market was evacuated Friday afternoon due to a gas leak, officials reported.

Former Mapleton Mormon bishop accused of drugging, abusing 2 teens

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:43pm

A former LDS bishop in Mapleton has been arrested and accused of drugging and sexually abusing two teenage boys.

Police: Second arrest made in trafficking case, illegal pharmacy uncovered

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:07pm

Another man has been arrested in a human trafficking investigation involving a woman allegedly smuggled into Utah from Mexico and forced into prostitution for eight years.

Chaffetz announces his resignation from Congress again for Utah lawmakers

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:02pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced his June 30 resignation date again Friday, this time in a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan that's intended to clear up concerns raised by Utah lawmakers that Chaffetz might change his mind.

Man arrested in reservation murder investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:51pm

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and booked into the Duchesne County Jail for investigation of homicide.

Man shot by police as teen sentenced to $500 fine

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:11pm

A Somali refugee shot by police officers at age 17 in a confrontation near a homeless shelter, sparking a riot and criticism of officers, resolved his case stemming from the incident Friday and was terminated from juvenile court.

National Weather Service awards Utah man for 4 decades of weather reports

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:01pm

After more than four decades of taking daily weather observations vital to the mission of the National Weather Service, a southern Utah man was recognized Thursday for his volunteer efforts.