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Air pollution due to fireworks a serious issue in Utah

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:28pm

Starting Friday, Utahns can start lighting fireworks. It's a great time of year, but comes with a cost — especially with the air that we breathe.

3 people heading to family reunion killed in single-car crash on I-70

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:17pm

Three people traveling to a family reunion in Colorado are dead after a single-car crash on a remote section of I-70 Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Old West showdown? Freeway cattle drive pits Utah ranchers against state

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:59pm

A frustrated ranching family intends to trail their cattle Thursday on I-84 in Morgan County despite the state's request they stop. In a classic Old West showdown, the Pentz family said Utah is breaking the law by not building an alternative trail.

Man who fired 8 shots at Clinton police officer calls his actions 'selfish'

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:31pm

A man convicted and sentenced to prison for firing eight rounds into a police car, missing the officer inside by inches, admits he was hoping for a "suicide by cop" outcome.

Count My Vote supporters, GOP split over SB54's impact on primaries

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:15pm

Tuesday's primary was the first election that allowed candidates to gather signatures and bypass Utah's caucus and convention system to earn a spot on the ballot. What impact, if any, SB54 had on the election, however, depends on who you ask.

Gov. Gary Herbert says convention loss motivated voters in primary election

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:33pm

Gov. Gary Herbert said finishing behind Jonathan Johnson at the GOP state convention in April ended up helping him win big against the chairman in Tuesday's primary election.

Granite School District reaches settlement on website accessibility violations

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:08pm

The Granite School District has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Education to improve its website's accessibility to people with disabilities, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

Where are they now? Woman nearly killed in crash day after HS graduation beating all odds

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:57pm

Marjorie Medina had just graduated from high school when another driver slammed into her car and left her seriously injured. Two years later, she’s regained normalcies her doctors originally didn’t believe she’d ever have again.

FBI: Utah militia leader accused of trying to blow up cabin cased mosque, military facilities

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:01pm

A Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin in rural Arizona also scouted mosques and U.S. military facilities as possible targets, an FBI agent testified on Wednesday.

UHP blanketing Utah roads with extra troopers during July 4 weekend

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:34pm

A near record number of people are expected to travel this holiday weekend, including an estimated 2.5 million motorists in the Mountain West who are driving 50 miles or more to their destination, according to the American Automobile Association.

History-making transgender U.S. Senate candidate looking to capitalize on Utah primary win

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:31pm

The first openly transgender candidate to win a major party U.S. Senate primary election celebrated Tuesday at the campaign offices of another Democrat because she can't afford her own space.

Husband called to confront man accused of murdering his wife, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:58pm

After his common-law wife was killed and his 5-year-old daughter nearly suffocated in their Magna home, Steven Arceo called the man who he believed had just been inside his house, Jason Alan Black.

Former boys home staffer pleads guilty to sexually abusing 5 teens

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:24pm

An ex-employee at a Juab County youth treatment center has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing five teenage boys at the facility.

Pop-up shop to help support popular Idaho blogger facing tragedy

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 4:32pm

Following the death of a popular blogger’s husband, a Utah company and a blogger are putting together a pop-up shop at Thanksgiving Point to raise funds for her family.

Bones found in Little Cottonwood Canyon identified as missing hiker

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:48pm

Bones found last year at a steep, rocky spot near Alta Ski Resort have been positively identified as that of a missing Utah man who was last seen in 2012, police said.

BYU alum provides eyeglasses to needy children in Asia

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:14am

Along with his wife and brother, a man who graduated from Brigham Young University is giving the gift of sight to less fortunate children.

Kearns woman recounts bizarre kidnapping incident

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:23am

A Kearns woman says she was held captive for three days in Arizona, beaten, sexually assaulted and tattooed as her captor's property.

Layton woman warns of fireworks danger after nearly losing an eye

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:26am

A Layton woman is warning others about the dangers of fireworks after she nearly lost her eye. Last Pioneer Day, an aerial firework tipped over and a particle flew into her eye. Doctors determined part of the cornea on her left eye was burned off.

Canyons School District settles lawsuit with family of girl molested on bus

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:05am

The Canyons School district has settled a lawsuit with the father of a 5-year-old special needs girl who was sexually abused by her bus driver.

Timpanogos Cave sees increase in visitors this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:48am

Officials say the number of visitors to the Timpanogos Cave National Monument in Utah County is on the rise this year.