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SLC to build only 2 homeless resource centers

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:31pm

Salt Lake City has decided to build only two of the four homeless resource centers originally planned for Salt Lake County, officials announced Friday.

Year after Salem mom's death, loved ones bring awareness to maternal mental health

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:20pm

Friday marked one year since a Salem mother was killed after she wandered onto I-15 and was hit by a semitruck. Since Emily Dyches' death, her family and friends have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about maternal mental health.

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Sheriff Winder defends SL County Jail booking policy in tense media exchange

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:14pm

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder defended the booking restriction policies of the county jail Friday in a passionate, sometimes tense discussion with reporters.

Simple valve could prevent sewage backup flooding, plumber says

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:00pm

Dozens of homes in Northern Utah have had sewage backup flooding this winter. Plumbers say a simple addition to pipes could prevent those problems in the future.

Bill would speed up release of police bodycam footage

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:05pm

Following push from media and other groups in the wake of a controversial officer-involved shooting last year near the Rio Grande homeless shelter, a bill to allow faster release of police body camera footage cleared its first legislative hurdle Frid

Prominent Utah family shares their struggles with depression

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:07pm

All day we're focusing on mental health awareness and how to share the struggle. Members of a well-known Utah family are speaking out to help others. Four generations have fought depression.

2 men of different faiths create translation of The Qur'an with references to the Bible

Carole Mikita  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:00pm

Two men of faith, one Muslim and one Christian, created a new book — a translation of The Qur'an into English, with references to the Bible. It's something that's never been done before.

Lawmakers, restaurants near compromise on alcohol bill

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:37pm

State lawmakers and Utah restaurateurs continue to work through legislation that would allow restaurants to remove the so-called “Zion Curtain” that shields customers from alcohol pouring and mixing.

Sharing the struggle of mental illness

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:00pm

Boise teen speaks out about mental illness and his efforts to change the stigma.

Woman critically injured, 12 dogs killed in Orem house fire

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:46pm

A woman was hospitalized in critical condition and 12 dogs died Friday from injuries suffered in a house fire in Orem.

Little Cottonwood Canyon reopens after avalanche

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:38pm

State Route 210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon reopened Friday afternoon after an avalanche earlier in the day, authorities said.

Teen found shot in Cache County canal no longer in coma, family says

Linda Williams  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:12pm

A 14-year-old girl found severely injured in a dry canal bed one week ago is no longer in a medically induced coma, her family said Friday.

Bill requires doctors to follow script on stopping drug-induced abortion

Jared Page  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:10pm

The Utah House of Representatives voted 56-13 to support a bill requiring doctors to inform women who want a drug-induced abortion that it can be stopped if they change their minds after taking the first of two pills required in the procedure.

AG Reyes highlights arrests, but offers few details

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:40pm

Attorney General Sean Reyes wants Utahns to know his office is serious about investigating and prosecuting human trafficking and crimes against children. He won't, however, specify what those investigations are.

Northbound I-15 reopens after crash near Spanish Fork

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:41pm

Northbound I-15 was closed after an accident near Main Street in Spanish Fork Friday.

5 movies filmed in Utah that flopped at the box office

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:32pm

Utah has served as the backdrop for nearly 1,000 movies so there are bound to be some clunkers in the mix. This list looks at five films that bombed at the box office and, in some cases, ended careers.

Judge declines to toss racketeering charge against ex-A.G. John Swallow

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:38pm

A 3rd District judge declined Friday to throw out the racketeering charge against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

DWR announces 2 new requirements for Utah boaters

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:13pm

Division of Wildlife Resources officials announced two new requirements Thursday for Utah boaters to help stop the spread of invasive quagga mussels.

Winter weather puts Idaho town 10 years behind on road repairs

Laurie Welch, Times-News  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:18pm

Winter storms have decimated miles of Rupert streets, mainly in residential areas, and put the city as many as 10 years behind on repairs.

Former Utah firefighter killed in I-15 crash leaves behind pregnant wife, kids

The Associated Press and Tracie Snowder  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:33am

A 28-year-old former Brigham City firefighter who died in an icy crash on I-15 Thursday was training to be a police officer, officials say.