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Hogle Zoo welcoming 2 new polar bears this fall

KSL.com  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:15pm

Hogle Zoo is getting two new polar bears after losing its only polar bear to kidney failure in April.

How to stay safe around Utah’s thousands of abandoned mines

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:47am

Several national parks are expecting huge crowds for Memorial Day weekend, and as more people head outdoors, Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining officials are giving reminders to watch out for abandoned mines.

Missing Bountiful girl found safe

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:28am

A 13-year-old Bountiful girl who went missing Tuesday afternoon was found safe Wednesday morning, police said.

Childhood friends reunited after discovering 1 of them is homeless

Candice Madsen  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:42am

A turn of fate brought three people together with life-changing results.

2 Utahns convicted in Nevada elk poaching case

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:49am

An 18-month investigation into big game poaching in northeast Nevada has netted three convictions on charges ranging from the illegal killing of three trophy elk to interfering with state investigators.

Florida man charged with seeking sex from couple's children

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:18am

A Florida man who allegedly offered to pay adults to have sex with their juvenile children for a weekend has been charged.

Experts explore problems, promises of Utah Lake

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:02am

Hundreds of scientists, regulators, water managers and other experts met Tuesday at the Utah Valley Convention Center in the first ever summit dedicated to all things Utah Lake, including its nutrient challenges and value as a recreational asset.

Utah County looks to lift outhouse ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:46am

Utah County is moving to lift a 1950s-era ban on outhouses.

Police recover stolen 800-pound statue of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young

Pat Reavy and Annie Knox  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:48pm

An 800-pound statue of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young chatting on a bench was found in good condition after being stolen early Tuesday, authorities said.

N. Tooele Fire enacts changes to improve overnight response

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:27pm

With limited budgets and manpower, fighting fires in small communities are never easy. But a change for the better is ahead for the North Tooele Fire Department.

Police: High school senior set to graduate this week killed in Mapleton crash

Carter Williams  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:42pm

A Maple Mountain High School senior who was scheduled to graduate Thursday died in a two-vehicle crash Monday night, police said.

'Vicious' dog set for euthanasia as owner fights Santaquin city ordinance

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:38pm

A family dog's life is up for debate in Santaquin. It's proving to be a tough situation for both the city and the family and may come down to the definition of a 'vicious' dog.

Police: Missing Bountiful girl may be Idaho-bound

Brianna Bodily and Annie Knox  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:10pm

A 13-year-old Bountiful girl reported missing Tuesday afternoon may be on her way to Idaho to meet a man she met through social media, authorities said.

West Valley family displaced by fire

Annie Knox  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:09pm

A family of seven lost at least part of their home to a fire Tuesday evening in West Valley City.

Former firefighter union treasurer charged with stealing funds

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:42pm

A former treasurer of the Salt Lake City Firefighter's Union is accused of stealing more than $133,000 of union funds for personal use in the form of forged checks, and taking from other funding sources including the Fill the Boot campaign.

Ad targeting Utah's .05 percent DUI law to run in Las Vegas newspaper

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:12pm

A national organization's ongoing fight against Utah's lowest-in-the-nation legal blood alcohol content for driving will hit a Nevada newspaper Wednesday.

Deal for teen charged in double-fatal crash could split between juvenile, adult systems

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:29pm

Attorneys are working on a plea deal that would split between the juvenile and adult court systems for a teenage girl accused of killing two strangers in an alleged suicide attempt.

Bail denied for teen charged with shooting Deserae Turner

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:16pm

Bail was again denied Tuesday for a 16-year-old boy accused of luring a 14-year-old girl to a secluded canal and shooting her in the head.

Intermountain Power Project will shutter coal-fired power plant near Delta

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:38pm

Utah's largest coal-fired power plant near Delta will cease operations by 2025, a closure brought on by multiple factors, including loss of its Southern California customer base, a weak market for coal-fired electricity and environmental regulations.

Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:07pm

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, whose abrupt announcement last week that he was quitting Congress and his key role as chairman on the House Oversight Committee left a trail of questions, set up a new company in April just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for re-election.