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With more parents choosing not to vaccinate, Utah on brink of losing 'herd immunity'

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:32pm

With more and more parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, Utah's schools are at risk of losing "herd immunity" — the protection a community enjoys when roughly 90 percent of its members are vaccinated against infectious disease.

Many questions remain in shooting death of Riverdale mom

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:09pm

A Riverdale man who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend remained free Tuesday as police continued collecting evidence in the case.

Former Utah governor requests funds for Foster Care Foundation

Ladd Egan  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:55pm

Former Gov. Mike Leavitt is calling on Utah lawmakers to approve a funding increase for the Utah Foster Care Foundation, which is threatening to close its doors if it does not receive an additional $400,000 to cover operating costs.

Arts Day at the State Capitol brings music, dance and opera to lawmakers

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:18pm

Music, dance and opera. All of which occurred at the State Capitol on Tuesday. Arts Day at the Utah Legislature added a distinctly different atmosphere to the proceedings.

LDS missionary from Kaysville killed in Pennsylvania crash

Spencer Hall  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:04pm

A Kaysville woman serving an LDS mission in Pennsylvania was killed Tuesday afternoon in a crash involving a school bus and a car.

Bill to teach students to avoid picking up guns advances

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:44pm

Utah's Senate has given preliminary approval to a plan offering optional training to middle school students on what to do if they encounter a weapon or if a gunman enters their school.

Police: Video shows prowler checking house door

Sandra Yi  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:23pm

Cottonwood Heights Police are trying to identify a man suspected of breaking into cars Monday. They said home video shows he may have also had other intentions.

Driver in DUI crash that maimed 11-year-old girl sent to prison

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:51pm

A judge has ordered prison time for an Ogden man who pleaded guilty in a DUI crash that left an 11-year-old girl with disfiguring and debilitating injuries last year.

Got an emergency? You can now text 911 in 3 counties, Bountiful

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:49pm

Emergency dispatchers in Salt Lake, Weber and Morgan counties, as well as in Bountiful, can now receive 911 texts in addition to calls.

Provo Canyon reopens after semi rolls, causes closure

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:44pm

The semitruck, which was carrying ammonia nitrate fertilizer, was blocking all of the eastbound lanes, according to officials. All of the lanes were reopened at about 5 p.m.

Man charged with beating 13-year-old boy with crowbar

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:27pm

A 21-year-old man has been charged with beating a 13-year-old boy with a crowbar in an incident that prosecutors are calling gang-related.

Michael Cavallari died from exposure, medical examiner says

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:27pm

Exposure to the cold caused the death of Michael Cavallari, the Grand County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday.

Judge urges Obama to commute harsh sentence he imposed

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:09pm

Former federal Judge Paul Cassell is making another attempt to have the sentence of a man he sent to prison in 2004 commuted by the president.

2 Utah police camera bills differ on what to make public

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 4:00pm

Civil liberties advocates say one of two proposals to regulate police body cameras in Utah this year would give law enforcement too much leeway and would exempt videos of fatal shootings from open records laws.

90-year-old woman killed in car accident identified

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 2:06pm

A 90-year-old woman was killed late Monday night after she and her stepson were involved in a car accident, police said.

Students learn with flight simulator, hands-on experiements at STEM Fest

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 11:15am

Jonathan, along with over 18,000 other middle and high school students, participated in the three-day event that started Feb. 2.

Utah may face lawsuit over 'inadequate' school funding

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:24am

Leaders of the Alliance for a Better Utah announced Monday they intend to file a lawsuit against the state to force the Utah Legislature to increase funding for public schools.

Grandma gets probation after meth pipe found in backpack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:05am

A Utah grandmother who pleaded guilty to child endangerment and drug charges after a teacher found a meth pipe in her 8-year-old granddaughter's backpack has been sentenced to three years of probation.

Dispatchers say bystanders lifted vehicle off crash victim in Kearns

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:54pm

Bystanders helped lift a vehicle off of a victim Monday night after he crashed into a cement barrier, dispatchers said.

Be wary of popular online retailers from China, BBB warns

Tania Mashburn and Mike Headrick  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:54pm

You've likely seen the ads on Facebook offering stylish clothing at rock-bottom prices. But you might get a lot more, or a lot less, than you bargained for. KSL Investigators put nine retail sites to the test to see if they fit the bill.