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Police investigating death of man found near I-80

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:09pm

Police are investigating the scene where a dead body was found Thursday a short distance from I-80 a few miles northwest of Magna.

Diverse group urges lawmakers to expand Medicaid

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:55pm

It was a different cast of characters testifying about the need for Medicaid expansion in Utah on Thursday.

Air quality reaches unhealthy levels due to inversion

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:27pm

The air outside is unhealthy, according to measurements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but the body has natural defenses like tears and phlegm to help you fight back. It's gross, but these are good warriors to help protect you.

SLC mayor launches search for new economic development leader

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:14pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has launched a national search to find a highly qualified director to lead the city's newly created Business and Economic Development Department.

UHP trooper receives minor injuries after being hit on I-15

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:02pm

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was struck as he sat in his car on I-15 Thursday morning.

Utahns aim to 'revolutionize' the wedding ring, improve safety

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:22pm

After going through about five rings, Brighton Jones was on a quest to find a better wedding band. He helped create the Enso ring, which is a safer alternative to traditional bands made of precious metals.

Walt Disney World aficionado offers time, money-saving advice

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:03pm

From fast passes to food, a Utah woman is a Walt Disney World vacation-planning veteran, and now she has the credentials to help others plan their magical trip.

2 corrections officials resign in wake of crimes by halfway house walkaways

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 6:42pm

Gov. Gary Herbert announced that an independent review is underway in response to crimes committed by parolees who walked away from a halfway house, pledging that any "derelict" employees will be fired. Two corrections administrators have resigned.

New cybercrimes deserve tougher punishments, lawmaker says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:18pm

A state legislator wants Utah to take on a wave of emerging cybercrime with tougher laws for making false police reports or harassing people using electronic devices.

House report details EPA missteps in Colorado mine spill

Matthew Brown and Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 2:11pm

A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible, according to documents released Thursday by a U.S. House committee.

House committee backs bill shifting power on key legislative committees

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:15pm

A bill that would give majority Republicans control of a pair of key legislative committees made up of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats since 1975 won committee approval Wednesday.

Photos to inspire you to make the most of winter

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 12:11pm

This weekly column highlights user-submitted photos and video of Utahns exploring our beautiful state. Watch for it each Thursday morning to get ideas for your next outdoors adventure.

Layton woman thrives in recovery after crippling alcohol addiction

Kate Rose Lee, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 11:01am

Madison Rose was never comfortable in social situations. Shy and more of an introvert, she struggled with anxiety when it came to opening up in groups. When she first started drinking, she noticed that for the first time in her life, she could commun

Efforts underway to bring Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank to Utah

Mary Richards  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:30am

Doctors say mother's milk is best for babies, and that's why breast-feeding advocates have been trying for years to get a mothers' milk bank in Utah.

Utah 'poised and ready' to host Olympics, lawmaker says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:45am

A state lawmaker wants the world to know Utah is "ready, willing and able" to host the Winter Olympics again.

Rio Tinto posts $866M loss, blames deteriorating economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 8:17am

Mining company Rio Tinto said Thursday it suffered a loss of $866 million in 2015 as deteriorating economic conditions around the world pressured prices of commodities such as iron ore and coal.

Teens get hands-on understanding of police use of force

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:14am

Participants in the Pleasant Grove Police Department's Youth Citizen's Academy experienced two different live scenarios involving a trespassing call and a traffic stop that ended up being anything but routine.

Senate OKs change in alcohol permit law for special events

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 6:46am

The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that one lawmaker says would save the state embarrassment when it comes to issuing an alcohol permit for Snowbird's annual Oktoberfest.

9-year-old girl critically injured in Salt Lake City crash

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:59pm

A 9-year-old girl was listed in critical condition after a car crash near 800 South and 400 West in Salt Lake City Wednesday night.

New task force created to round up walkaways from prison halfway houses

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 10:41pm

As law enforcement officers continued Wednesday to look for a man who allegedly rammed a police patrol car while attempting to avoid arrest, questions were again being raised about a halfway house he walked away from.