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Brian Head Fire reaches Panguitch watershed, grows to more than 50K acres

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:42am

The growing Brian Head Fire has reached the watershed for Panguitch, forcing the city to divert to a reserve well for culinary water, according to the mayor’s office.

Utah lawsuits to test president's power to shrink monuments

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:51am

Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated.

Woman accused of setting fatal fire dies after jail suicide attempt

Linda Williams  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:36am

The woman accused of killing her mother by setting her house on fire in West Valley City has died after attempting suicide at a jail, a Salt Lake County Sheriff's official said.

Parties jointly ask judge to extend stay in LGBT lawsuit

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:07am

Plaintiffs' and defendants' attorneys have asked a federal judge to extend the stay in proceedings until Sept. 15 in Equality Utah's constitutional challenge of state education policies it says prohibit positive speech about LGBT individuals.

Kairos Academy to ask for hearing over termination of charter

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:49am

The board of directors of Kairos Academy, a public charter school in West Valley City that serves teen mothers and pregnant teens, plans to appeal a recent decision by the State Charter School Board to terminate its charter.

1 killed in Sevier County rollover crash

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:00pm

A driver was killed in a rollover crash Tuesday afternoon, officials confirmed.

Police: 2 teens face juvenile court for small fireworks fire

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:47pm

Two Saratoga Springs teenagers are being sent to juvenile court after police say their fireworks, lit in a restricted area outside of the state's legally allowed days, started a small fire this week.

Macaw named Winston is 2nd from zoo bird show to fly away and die

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:46pm

Something spooked a blue-and-gold Macaw named Winston, a 10-year headliner in the Hogle Zoo's bird show, sending him across the street and under a car Tuesday.

Brian Head Fire grows as red-flag warning continues

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:44pm

The fire near Brian Head has forced 1,500 people out of their homes and burned nearly 50,000 acres as of Tuesday night.

Lawsuit says Utah school board election shouldn't be partisan

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:32pm

Plaintiffs including current and former members of the Utah State Board of Education and others filed a lawsuit Tuesday in 3rd District Court challenging the constitutionality of a 2016 law that calls for partisan State School Board elections.

West Bountiful man sent to prison for raping teen at Halloween party

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:50pm

A West Bountiful man who got four teenagers drunk at a Halloween party at his house, then violently and repeatedly sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl, was sentenced to prison Monday.

Salt Lake County Council launches investigation into troubled recorder's residency

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:48pm

The Salt Lake County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to form a special committee to investigate troubled Recorder Gary Ott's residency

'Open season on all of us': Organization for the disabled blocks State Street to protest health care bill

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:24pm

Dozens of protesters blocked a section of State Street in downtown Salt Lake City Tuesday afternoon in a march against Sen. Orrin Hatch’s support of the new proposed health care bill.

Hatch, Lee on opposite sides of Senate health care bill as vote postponed

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:16pm

Utah's senators, on opposite sides of the debate over the Senate's health care bill, joined their Republican colleagues at a meeting Tuesday with President Donald Trump after plans were scrapped for a vote this week.

Primary Children's Hospital gets 10 out of 10 ranking by US News & World Report

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:40pm

For the first time ever, Primary Children's Hospital ranked among the nation's best hospitals in all ten pediatric specialties. U.S. News & World Report released the rankings on Tuesday. Part of those rankings include cardiology and heart surgery.

Husband, wife, friend charged in Quiznos robbery, shooting

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:04pm

Three people were charged Tuesday in connection with a robbery at a Salt Lake Quiznos that resulted in two of the suspects being shot by a store manager.

Extra S-Line track will help reduce wait time at stations

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:33pm

On Tuesday, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announced an additional track will be added to the South Salt Lake S-Line Streetcar service that will reduce wait times by 25 percent.

Preliminary hearing date set for man charged with murder in teen's death

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:58pm

An 18-year-old man accused of assisting in the preparation for, and recording the suicide of, a teenage girl appeared in court Tuesday.

Consumer confidence in Utah rises in June

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:52pm

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased slightly in June, rising by 3.3 points from 111.9 in May to 115.2 in June. The overall index currently registers 3.7 points higher than its level 12 months ago.

KSL Indie Report: 6 places to enjoy art house cinema in Utah

Travis Poppleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:23pm

Everyone knows the best place to see a big summer blockbuster, but where whould you go when you're looking for a smaller, original, independent film? We at the KSL Indie Report have five places in the state of Utah you may want to check out.