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Scathing audit says ex-chiefs overbilled, hid expenses

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:35pm

Former Unified Fire Authority Chief Michael Jensen — who was re-elected last year as a Salt Lake County Councilman — and his former deputy could be facing felony charges in wake of a scathing audit released Wednesday.

Judge says competency of woman in trash can baby case not restorable

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:35pm

A judge has ruled that the woman accused of leaving her newborn baby in a trash can will never be restored to competency to stand trial because her intellectual disability is too severe.

West Jordan man accused of planting note on plane warning of bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:34pm

An airline passenger has been arrested on charges of planting a note on a plane en route from San Diego to Denver that falsely claimed a bomb was on board.

'Just go by instinct:' Pilot recalls surviving Tooele County plane wreck, being rescued

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:33pm

Although Jasen Thompson escaped a plane wreck with no major injuries, he is under no illusions about just how close his brush with death was when his aircraft went down Tuesday on a remote mountain in Tooele County.

Researchers hoping to learn more about how pollutants form, get trapped in Cache Valley

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:56pm

What's now a regular monitoring station for pollution in Cache Valley will soon become enhanced with the help of the Environmental Protection Agency.

3 movies, 1 series with Utah ties to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:40pm

Utah has been and continues to be a destination for filmmakers. This year, 27 feature film and television projects were shot in Utah, bringing more than 1,900 jobs and nearly $60 million to the state's economy.

2 police officers involved in American Fork shooting return to work

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:25pm

The two police officers involved in a shooting in American Fork last month have been cleared and are no longer on administrative leave.

85-year-old woman donates collection of old autographs to historic Orem theater

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:03pm

An Orem cultural arts association received a major donation from an 85-year-old woman, who donated signed photographs of famous classic movie stars she began collecting back in the 1940s.

Wednesday's Child - Emmet

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:45pm

Emmet is a 16-year-old boy who came to the United States from Haiti following the massive earthquake in 2010. Now, he's looking to be adopted and finally be welcomed home.

Woman sent to prison for DUI crash that killed unbuckled infant

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:02pm

A woman charged with driving drunk and crashing, killing an unbuckled infant sitting on her mother's lap in the vehicle, pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to prison.

Utah companies make a strong showing at CES 2017

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:30pm

As the birthplace of Silicon Slopes, Utah is never underrepresented at the Consumer Electronics Show and this year a total of 36 Utah companies went to show off their products.

Idaho man seriously injured after e-cigarette explodes in his face

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:54pm

A Pocatello man is recovering after he claims an e-cigarette exploded in his face, causing significant injuries and damage in the room where he was vaping.

Utah road fatalities hit 10-year high

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 5:07pm

A total of 280 people were killed on Utah's roads in 2016, according to the Utah Departments of Transportation and Public Safety.

Part of 5400 S. in West Valley reopens after crash

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 4:12pm

A teen suffered a possible broken leg after being trapped in a vehicle after a crash that shut down a portion of a road for more than an hour Wednesday, police said.

Company offering $5K reward for information on recent copper theft

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 3:00pm

Rocky Mountain Power is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who stole copper at a substation in La Sal.

Police ID man allegedly involved in shooting and dispute with escort

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:36pm

Police identified the man they say shot a woman at an apartment complex in Midvale after the two had a disagreement over an escort service transaction Tuesday.

Inmate charged with murder of cellmate, who was serving time for teen's rape, death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:33pm

An inmate at the Central Utah Correctional Facility has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of his cellmate, who was serving time for raping and killing a teenage girl.

Refugees touched by foster care inspire SLC art exhibit

Celeste Tholen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 2:01pm

Inspired by the lives of refugee adolescents who are or have been in the foster care system, a local artist has created a series of paintings that honor their journeys and share their stories.

Have You Seen This? Bountiful crew experiments with glowing knife vs. waterjet

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 1:15pm

Glowing knives are no match for a powerful waterjet, but it's still pretty fun to watch these guys from Bountiful experiment with them.

Anglers should keep lake trout caught in Flaming Gorge, DWR says

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 12:46pm

In an effort to improve the fishery at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are asking anglers to keep lake trout caught there.