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Gas leak closes school and road, causes home evacuations

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:27pm

A gas leak shut down traffic, evacuated homes and closed an elementary school Tuesday, officials said.

Orangeville woman found dead in home had been ‘praying for her life,’ warrant states

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:03pm

Prior to Kristi Price Maxwell's death, she had "been praying for her life" because her husband had threatened to kill both her and himself, according to court records.

Logan school placed on temporary lockdown as police look for alleged shooter

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 1:02pm

The first day of school at Ellis Elementary School on Tuesday had a little more excitement than students and administrators were expecting.

Officials search for possible drowning victim near Moab

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 12:43pm

Grand County Dispatch was alerted on Monday of a possible drowning at Big Bend about 7 miles upstream from Moab, police said.

State biologists probing fish kill from Tibble Fork dam reconstruction

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 12:17pm

State wildlife biologists are conducting tests along the American Fork River after thick sludge reportedly caused a fish kill. The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service began draining Tibble Fork Dam in June, which released sediment.

2 involved in 2 crashes in same night near Vernon, police say

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 11:06am

Five individuals were injured in two different crashes Monday night, Tooele County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

BYU Bookstore sends custom-made green hat to 5-year-old girl with terminal cancer

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:40am

On Aug. 5, 5-year-old Lucy Duersch was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Two weeks later, she opened a package from the BYU Bookstore that contained a green BYU hat — something she had wished for to help her with her cancer treatments.

Rabid bats found in Utah County; 2 people exposed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:04am

Utah County health officials say two people have been exposed to rabies and two bats have tested positive for the disease.

Charges: Abused baby died of dehydration, lived in filthy conditions

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:43am

Before dying of "dehydration due to neglect," a baby girl lived in filthy conditions under the care of her father, according to charges filed against the man Monday.

Sale of million-dollar homes up along the Wasatch Front

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:21am

The number of high-priced homes sold along the Wasatch Front climbed significantly last year, according to recently released data. In 2015, there were 169 homes sold above the million-dollar mark in a five-county area comprising the Wasatch Front.

Neighbors recount finding grisly scene of triple shooting in hearing

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:08am

A preliminary hearing is underway for a man charged with aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of two young brothers and their friend earlier this year.

Man hospitalized with second-degree burns suffered in Salt Lake fire

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 11:59pm

A man was hospitalized with second-degree burns to both of his arms Monday night following a fire inside a storage unit.

Getaway gotchas could leave you stranded at home or abroad

Sloan Schrage and Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 10:25pm

Planning a dream vacation? There are some overlooked gotchas that could turn trips to Canada, Mexico and overseas into travel nightmares.

Pregnant Weber County woman contracts Zika virus after Mexico trip, health officials confirm

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 10:21pm

A pregnant Weber County woman has contracted the Zika virus after traveling to Mexico, a health official confirmed Monday.

Algae levels prompt stricter advisories in some parts of Utah Lake

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 9:18pm

Visitors to some areas of Utah Lake are now seeing heightened advisories because of new concerns about a harmful algal bloom in those areas, health officials said Monday.

Skyridge High School opens in booming Lehi with 2,350 students — and counting

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 8:48pm

Whether they were ninth-graders or members of the senior class, all students at Skyridge High School on Monday morning shared the common experience of finding their way around a brand new school, which opened with 2,350 students and counting.

Suspended U. wide receiver Butler-Byrd enters plea in court

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 8:24pm

Less than two weeks after he was formally accused of damaging a police building and an officer's vehicle, suspended University of Utah wide receiver Cory Butler-Byrd entered into a plea in abeyance Monday.

International staff makes Camp Roger a multicultural experience

Peter Rosen  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 7:58pm

The traditional American summer camp may not be as American as you might think.

Study finds men who primarily provide for family show decline in health, happiness

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 7:34pm

A recent study indicates that men who are the primary breadwinner in their family are less happy and less healthy than those who are not.

Utahns praise, criticize ruling in Texas blocking transgender bathroom directive

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 7:03pm

A federal judge's decision in Texas to temporarily block the Obama administration from enforcing new guidelines meant to expand restroom access for transgender students across the country drew praise and criticism in Utah on Monday.