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Days to deadline, county faces pressure to halt homeless site recommendation

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:40am

As Thursday's deadline draws nearer, the Salt Lake County mayor is facing increasing pressure to delay his homeless shelter site recommendation — but House Speaker Greg Hughes said Monday missing that deadline would put the brakes on state funding.

Utah woman in Florida for cruise loses foot after being hit by truck

Ben Lockhart and Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:39pm

A Utah woman in Florida preparing to leave on a cruise had her foot severed when she and other members of her family were hit by an alleged drunk driver.

Road to Understanding: Students at Provo High fear farm way of life may disappear

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:30pm

Provo was once known for its extensive fruit orchards and trees. Now the city is home to successful startups and one of the nation's fastest growing employment rates. But students at Provo High are afraid the farm way of life may disappear completely

West Jordan man killed in I-15 crash that closed northbound freeway for hours

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:05pm

A West Jordan man is dead after a five-vehicle crash that shut down I-15 northbound for several hours while crews cleaned up the crash, authorities said.

Salt Lake man pleads guilty to murder in violent home invasion

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:00pm

A Salt Lake man pleaded guilty Monday to killing a man in a violent home invasion and robbery.

Road to Understanding: Lehi's growth causing traffic congestion, park shortage

Devon Dewey  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:35pm

The city of Lehi is exploding in growth right now. For the past several years, more than 300 people have rolled into town and made it their new home. That leads to about 3,600 new residents every year, about a 4.5 percent growth rate for the city.

Herbert, Stewart meet with Trump for repeal of controversial planning rule

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:04pm

The controversial rule on a new land planning approach by the Bureau of Land Management was axed Monday by President Donald J. Trump in signing ceremony. The rule was fought by Utah and other Western states that said it stripped them of their power.

ACLU fights against warrantless searches of drug database

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:33pm

The American Civil Liberties Union and Utah state officials say a judge's recommendation to allow the Drug Enforcement Administration to do warrantless searches of a prescription drug database violates people's privacy rights.

South Salt Lake breaks ground on new $45M downtown development

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:02pm

South Salt Lake leaders break ground on what will be the city’s new downtown near 2200 S. Main. The first phase of the planned $45 million, mixed-use development will include retail and residential components.

Flood warning: 'Mother Nature threw us a knuckleball,' manager says

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:31pm

It's probably not a matter of if Utah residents will see flooding in the coming months as the snowpack comes out of the mountains, but a matter of when and where. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation warned Monday that rivers and streams are already high.

U. to conduct feasibility study in possible Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:01pm

The University of Utah will conduct a feasibility study to review the expansion of the south end zone of Rice-Eccles Stadium, the university announced Monday morning.

Woman assaulted, robbed in mistaken identity case, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:00pm

A home invasion robbery and assault over the weekend may have been the result of mistaken identity, according to the Weber County Sheriff's Office.

Herbert vetoes bill getting rid of bipartisan appointments to state boards

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:00pm

Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed a bill that removed from state law a requirement that some Utah boards and commissions have bipartisan representation.

Family of Utah victims in London attack says they hold no ill will

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:47pm

The family of an injured Utah woman and her husband who was killed in the terror attack on London's Westminster Bridge say they hold no ill feelings toward the man responsible, but instead are focusing on the love and closeness within their family.

Trial date set in Latino activist's rape case

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:15pm

As negotiations for a resolution are ongoing, a trial date has been set for Tony Yapias, a prominent Latino activist facing allegations of rape.

Utah's Spiral Jetty to become state work of art

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:44pm

Utah's governor has signed a bill that designates the iconic "Spiral Jetty" sculpture on the shore of the Great Salt Lake an official state work of art.

8 great spring break destinations in Utah

Lindy Phippen Smith, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:47pm

Here are some last-minute spring break ideas right here in our great state.

Hatch, Lee vote to allow internet service providers to track and sell customers' browsing history

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:51pm

The Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday to roll back regulations that prohibited internet service providers from tracking and selling customers’ browsing history. The resolution will be heard in the House Monday.

Ann Romney sees son Josh Romney running for Utah governor

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:29pm

Josh Romney has said he considering a run for Utah governor in 2020. But his mother, Ann Romney, didn't equivocate Monday in a "Today" show interview when asked if she thought her son would seek the job.

25 restaurants to participate in Ogden Restaurant Week

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:59am

Twenty-five restaurants will participate in a 10-day showcase supporting locally owned independent restaurants throughout the city.