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Evacuation order lifted after 60 homes threatened by Cottonwood Heights fire

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 6:25pm

About 30 homes were evacuated and an additional 30 threatened by the wind-fueled Quail Hollow Fire near Wasatch Boulevard in Cottonwood Heights.

Father turns in son after alleged jewelry store burglary

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:58pm

One man has been arrested and police were looking for two others who investigators believe broke into Sierra West Diamonds and stole 42 pieces of jewelry.

Draper police escort fallen officer's son to school to honor sacrifice

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:35pm

Two years ago, Bensen Johnson's father, Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson, was shot and killed in the line of duty. To honor Johnson, a Draper police motorcade escorted Bensen to school Tuesday morning on the anniversary of his father's death.

Man found dead on street in Avenues; police investigating

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:34pm

Salt Lake City police were investigating whether the death of a man found in the middle of a street was drug-related.

Highland man sentenced to jail for sexually assaulting 2 high school classmates

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 5:33pm

A 19-year-old Highland man accused of sexually assaulting two of his high school classmates has been sentenced to a year in jail to allow the girls to finish out their senior year.

Artist, police seek paintings stolen from Fruit Heights gallery

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:57pm

Several original paintings were stolen from a Fruit Heights gallery and police are seeking information about the theft.

Tips for staying safe in the outdoors

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:46pm

Many Utahns will be flocking to Utah's state and national parks this weekend for end-of-summer camping and boating, and officials are encouraging safety.

Photos: Utahns showcase big sky, fire, rainbows with this week's user submissions

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 3:33pm

Each Tuesday we take a look back at the past week in news from across Utah, showcasing photos and videos submitted by KSL.com users.

6 uncomfortable things that will change your career

KSL Jobs  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:34pm

Looking to get further in your career? Sometimes it means getting out of your comfort zone, but you'll be happy you did in the long run.

Video: Local flash flood-chaser films largest event he's seen

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:31pm

A local flood-chaser said the largest flash flood he's seen happened last weekend in Southern Utah.

Award-winning educator prepares to launch new starship simulator

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 12:30pm

Victor Williamson's simulations have evolved a lot since he first made paper controls for students in 1983 to help them learn by pretending to fly through space.

Utah lab to release results of 'Baby Doe' analysis

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 10:54am

A Utah lab could provide a crucial break in the case of "Baby Doe," the 3-year-old girl whose body was found near Boston in June.

Man sustains head injury in auto-pedestrian crash

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 8:16am

A man was taken to the hospital with a head injury after being struck in a crosswalk by a turning vehicle.

Grave markers stolen along with widow's car

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 6:56am

A widow is grieving again, 17 years after her husband's tragic death. Thanks to a thief, two memorial headstones that took nearly two decades to materialize are now gone.

Expert: 150K Utah-based Ashley Madison accounts uncovered in hack

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:12pm

As the company that runs the notorious Ashley Madison website issued a statement Monday saying the cheating website is "growing," data collected by a local forensics expert shows just how many of those users are in Utah.

Overdose prevention focus of gathering at Utah Capitol

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:51pm

Many of the loved ones of those who have died because of drug tragedies gathered at the Capitol Monday evening to remember them and to challenge the community and our government to do more to save lives.

2nd year of SAGE testing in Utah schools shows growth

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:45pm

Overall improvement in proficiency rates on standardized tests from 2014 was something educators expected to see, but some of the numbers are showing surprisingly rapid trends of improvement happening consistently across the state.

Plumes of chlorine gas to be released on Dugway testing grounds

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:36pm

The U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground is working with the Department of Homeland Security this week for 5- and 10-ton releases of chlorine gas — a chemical that could be deadly if inhaled in high concentrations.

Security guard fired shot during confrontation at WVC driver's license office, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:35pm

A confrontation between a security guard and another man inside a state Driver License Division office resulted in a shot from the security guard's gun being fired.

Hostage standoff ends peacefully after more than 5 hours, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 10:35pm

A more than five hour standoff and hostage situation in West Valley ended peacefully Monday.