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EPA offers $600K for monitoring after mine waste spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:22am

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will provide $600,000 for three states and two Indian tribes to monitor river conditions in the aftermath of a massive spill from a Colorado mine.

Unwanted pets find new homes in 'dog-friendly' Utah

Abby Hobbs  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:02am

On Wednesday, 95 dogs and cats boarded a Cessna Grand Caravan and began their rescue journey from Roswell, New Mexico, to Colorado and then to Utah. Dog Is My CoPilot transported the unwanted animals from shelters in Texas and New Mexico.

Salt Lake City police launch use-of-force data website

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:45am

Amid a growing national conversation about police shootings, Salt Lake City police are launching a website to post open data about how often officers use their weapons.

Reptiles saved from house fire show signs of previous neglect

Michael Anderson  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:32pm

Animal rescue volunteers say some reptiles rescued from a fire last month are showing signs of neglect that go back well before the fire.

Official: Teacher violated policy with racially charged word

Ben Lockhart and The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:25pm

A white Utah teacher and school board member violated district policy by using a racially charged word in his junior high class, officials said.

Student has lived in truck for 2 years while attending college

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:07pm

Robert Howell will be graduating from the University of Utah soon. The senior has lived in his truck for the past two years while attending college.

Utah GOP leaders ready to support presidential nominee, won't say they support Trump

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:54pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz just couldn't bring himself to say he supports Donald Trump on Wednesday, the day after the billionaire businessman became the GOP's presumptive presidential pick.

Former US Senator Bob Bennett dies at age 82

The Deseret News  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:45pm

Robert F. Bennett — a Utah native, businessman and three-term U.S. Senator turned teacher — died Wednesday evening at age 82.

Governor, challenger call for end to Common Core, SAGE testing

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:27pm

Both Gov. Gary Herbert and his re-election challenger, Jonathan Johnson, called for the end of SAGE testing and Utah's use of the Common Core academic standards Wednesday.

5 events to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Utah

Sean Stoker, Contributor  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:01pm

Here are five Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Utah that you won't want to miss.

Hale Centre Theatre looks ahead to '17 season as Sandy construction progresses

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:01pm

With grand openings of the two stages slated for the fall of 2017 — one in September and the other in November — Hale Centre Theatre unveiled its 2017 season Wednesday.

Salt Lake mother charged with killing unbuckled child in collision

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:38pm

The Salt Lake mother of a 3-year-old girl who was killed in a crash last year was booked into jail Tuesday on a criminal charge connected with the death.

Susan Hunt files motion for new trial in civil lawsuit

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:33pm

Attorneys for the mother of Darrien Hunt filed a motion for a new trial on Wednesday in her civil lawsuit against Saratoga Springs and its two officers who shot and killed her son.

Officials investigating semitruck fire that caused $300K in damage

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:19pm

Officials are investigating what caused a semitruck to catch fire Wednesday, according to South Salt Lake Deputy Fire Chief Terry Addison.

Troopers watch for speeding drivers as I-215 road construction kicks into gear

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:58pm

Utah Highway Patrol troopers were warning drivers to watch their speeds and to slow down to posted limits, as Utah Department of Transportation workers were beginning their work...

Davis School District pays $10K for 'drunk goggles' injury

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:58pm

The Davis School District has paid more than $10,000 toward a student's medical expenses after she was injured in a classroom activity in 2014, which led to a lawsuit filed last month, according to court records.

Man accused of trying to arrange meeting with teen boy is charged

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:31pm

A man accused of arranging to meet with a 13-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer, was charged Wednesday.

DWR to auction seized antlers, hides

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  May 4th - 3:01pm

If you collect antlers, but don’t have time to go shed hunting, the Division of Wildlife Resources has the perfect auction for you.

St. George family’s Squatty Potty brings in millions of dollars

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  May 4th - 2:33pm

St. George's Squatty Potty was recently highlighted by Forbes as being one of the 10 best businesses to come through the show "Shark Tank."

From concept to company: 3 founders share startup advice

Robynn Garfield, Contributor  |  Posted  May 4th - 11:45am

Three Utah-based startup CEOs offered advice for those looking to build their own company from the ground up.