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Family mourns death of father killed in TRAX accident

Amy Joi O'Donoghue and Sandra Yi  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 5:16pm

A family is in mourning after their loved one, Donald Leroy Brown, was struck and killed by a TRAX train after his wheelchair became stuck on the tracks. Witnesses say Brown was trying to get out of the chair and to safety when the train hit him.

It's official: Jason Chaffetz to make run for House speaker

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 4:59pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Sunday he is making a run for House speaker against Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California. Chaffetz said he believes the American people are ready for a change and a more united Republican Congress.

2 businesses charged with dumping concrete mix near Jordan River

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 4:06pm

Felony charges were filed Thursday against two businesses and their owners accused of dumping concrete mix and other materials along the bank of the Jordan River in Bluffdale.

Have You Seen This? Orem toddler can't handle sheep noise

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 2:33pm

An encounter with a new sounds proves a little too confusing for this little lady.

Ridership record for UTA set last week

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:55pm

The Utah Transit Authority reported Wednesday that more people rode TRAX and FrontRunner trains during the week of Sept. 20 than at any time in the agency's history.

$32M USU grant seeks to prepare middle schoolers for college

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:10pm

Professors at Utah State University hope to follow about 3,000 middle schoolers over the next seven years to give them the best chance possible at succeeding in college.

LDS choir sings gospel music to praise Lord

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 12:40pm

A choir within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beautifully demonstrates the spirit of praise as they perform gospel music.

Pilot program to offer cash to frugal Colorado River water users

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:55am

A pilot program will offer cash to Utah users of the Colorado River system if they conserve water destined for Lake Powell. Nearly $1.5 million is being made available to Colorado River Upper Basin states, including multiple basins in Utah.

Davis School District looks to voters for $298M bond, campus upgrades

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:15am

The Davis School District is hoping voters will approve a $298 million bond to build three or four new schools and make needed upgrades at existing campuses.

5 reasons you may be perfect for this unexpected job

Uta  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:00am

If you have these qualities, you may be perfect for this unexpected job.

A look at elections in Utah's 5 'other' biggest cities

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:55am

A roundup of some of the most notable elections happening in the five biggest Utah cities after Salt Lake City.

Quiz: Do you know who spoke these words at LDS General Conference?

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:20am

Once again, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are gathering Saturday and Sunday to listen to General Conference.

Utah team develops alert system for school emergencies

Mike Stapley, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:00am

There might not be a need for 911 calls from schools during future emergencies, thanks to a Utah company.

Park City teen dies from injuries sustained while skiing in Australia

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 10:54pm

A 16-year-old freeskiing champion from Park City recently died from injuries sustained during an accident in Australia.

Victim identified in Murray TRAX fatality

Ben Dowsett  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 10:42pm

A man killed after being hit by a TRAX train Friday night was identified Saturday by police.

1 dead in Zion National Park canyoneering accident

Ben Dowsett  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 10:39pm

A man is dead after a canyoneering accident in Zion National Park Friday afternoon, officials said.

3 apostles called to LDS Church leadership

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof and Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 10:38pm

Three men were called Saturday morning to join the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and lead The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

New initiative creates incentives for Utah prison inmates to get out early

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 10:20pm

Utah prison inmates could be released at least four months early for finishing programs state officials say are shown to help keep them from committing crimes after they get out.

Ex-Iron County deputy charged with aggravated assault

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 9:22pm

Criminal charges were filed this week against a recently resigned Iron County sheriff's deputy stemming from an alleged assault.

Police: Woman dies, husband in critical condition after car hits 2 bikes

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 9:20pm

One person died and another is in critical condition after a car collided with two bikes Saturday, police said.