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Fire near Brian Head doubles again; forces new evacuations

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 10:25pm

A fire that began with the use of a weed torch in dry conditions growing rapidly.

Environmental activist, husband charged in cattle case

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 10:25pm

Clashes over land use resulted in new charges being filed in the San Juan County case of an environmental activist accused of blocking cattle from a water source, underscoring tensions involving ranchers, environmental groups and local residents.

SBA administrator visits small businesses in Utah

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 9:47pm

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon tours Manuel's Fine Foods, a Latino-owned business that manufactures tortillas and tortilla chips in Woods Cross, as part of a two-year national outreach campaign.

Hospitality industry says Utah .05% DUI law targets wrong people, hurts tourism

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 9:03pm

Utah's lowest-in-the-nation DUI law targets the wrong people and hurts tourism, restaurant and hospitality associations told state lawmakers Wednesday.

3 bodies found near Jensen believed to be missing Vernal men

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 8:51pm

Police believe the bodies of three Vernal men missing since May were discovered in a river Wednesday morning.

Man accused of killing man with car after dispute over dog is charged with murder

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 8:04pm

A man who allegedly ran over another man after he was confronted about abusing his dog, has been charged with murder.

Lawmakers continue conversation about bill to remove incapacitated elected officials

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 7:38pm

As county officials prepare to use their purse strings power to help address the troubling situation around Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott, state leaders also are pushing forward.

Wednesday's Child - Siblings in foster care don't believe they'll be adopted

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 7:00pm

Ray and Nichole are siblings who share an amazing connection. They've lived in foster care for three years and hope to be adopted. They are determined to stay together.

Man convicted of sex offense in September charged with new offenses

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 5:50pm

A man who was convicted in September of sexual battery has now been arrested and charged for allegedly trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl, according to charging documents.

Polygamous leader hit with new felony charge after capture

Lindsay Whitehurst - Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 4:47pm

Captured polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs could face up to another 10 years in prison after prosecutors filed a new felony charge Wednesday connected to his nearly yearlong time on the run.

United Utah Party sues for access on special election ballot

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 4:16pm

A newly formed Utah political party filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the lieutenant governor's office seeking to gain access to the ballot for the 3rd District special election to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

Parachutist hurt during jump near Cedar Fort

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 3:59pm

A parachutist received minor injuries Wednesday afternoon during a jump near Cedar Fort.

Man charged with raping young teen he met at homeless shelter

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 3:04pm

A man accused of befriending a 13-year-old girl at the homeless shelter and then raping her and having her help him sell drugs has been charged.

Council considers cutting embattled county recorder's budget

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 3:01pm

After a series of closed sessions amid concerns over troubled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott, the County Council plans to use its power of the purse strings to take action.

Utah lawmakers might consider allowing higher alcohol content for beer sold in grocery stores

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 2:43pm

Utah lawmakers might consider increasing the alcohol content allowed in beer sold in grocery and convenience stores as national breweries look at cutting production of 3.2 percent beer because all but two states have abandoned it.

Mt. Pleasant woman charged with asking boy to take topless photo

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 2:04pm

A woman that police say asked a juvenile to take a topless picture of her so she could send it to another person, and who also let unlicensed juveniles drive her car, has been charged.

Indiana man on trial for punching officer at Elizabeth Smart event

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 12:49pm

The trial has started for an 80-year-old Indiana man accused of punching a police officer who stopped him from approaching kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart with a knife at a book-signing.

Motorhome burns to the ground, 1 man suffers burns

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:55am

A man was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening after the motorhome he and others were traveling in caught fire while on Interstate 15.

Educators want state funding to increase enrollment capacity in Utah's nursing schools

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:46am

Educators inquired with legislators Tuesday about what funding can be provided to allow for higher enrollment in nursing programs in Utah, citing both a nurse shortage in the state and schools' inability to admit all qualified students.

Eagle Mountain man gets jail time for threatening school

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 11:31am

An Eagle Mountain man accused of telling officials at his daughter's elementary school to evacuate the building because he had explosives in his vehicle has been ordered to spend another two months in jail and then complete five years of probation.