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West Valley man charged with tying up, threatening teen boys

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:09am

A West Valley man was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated kidnapping for allegedly tying up two teenage boys, one of whom was naked, and holding them captive for several hours after he believed they had disrespected his daughter.

Susan Hunt pleads guilty to DUI in January confrontation with police

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:49am

Susan Hunt, the mother of a man killed by Saratoga Springs police officers in 2014, pleaded guilty Tuesday to class B misdemeanor DUI.

Food stamp fraud suspects to make religious defense argument

Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:37am

Polygamous sect members accused of food stamp fraud may testify at an upcoming hearing in an attempt to persuade a judge they were following religiously rooted communal living practices and not breaking the law.

UTA to boost TRAX service for Salt Lake Comic Con  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:11am

The Utah Transit Authority will offer extra TRAX service to help Salt Lake Comic Con attendees access this weekend’s festivities at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

4-year-old girl injured in lawn mower accident leaves hospital

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:56pm

Four-year-old Brailey Partida left Primary Children's Hospital Monday after a nearly monthlong recovery from a lawn mower accident that required the partial amputation of her right leg.

Salt Lake police seek looters in homicide investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:33pm

Moments after a car crashed and rolled onto its hood, ejecting a man with a gunshot wound, between 15 to 30 people rushed to the vehicle. But rather than offer help, the majority of people inexplicably started looting items, police said.

SLC police officer helps save man during heart attack

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:16pm

Officer Adam Green could have knocked on the door, got no answer and walked away. It's a good thing he didn't.

Task force created to help catch person responsible for setting multiple fires in Davis County

Michael Anderson  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:48pm

Fire departments and law enforcement in Davis County are combining forces to catch the person responsible for setting about a dozen fires.

Driverless tractor rolled out by Cache County robotics company

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:12pm

A Cache County robotics company unveils the tractor of the future with a farm machinery manufacturer. The developer believes the day of the autonomous tractor has arrived.

Algae levels create new warnings at Utah Lake

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:58pm

Another area of Utah Lake was placed under a stricter advisory Tuesday because of troublesome algae levels, health officials said.

Next step for American Fork River: Measure the risks with an eye toward spring

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:02pm

A two-mile section of the river below Tibble Fork Dam lost all its fish population due to suffocation. Historically, there are about 1,000 to 2,000 fish per mile in that section of the river.

Misconduct charges dismissed against ex-Kamas police chief

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:31pm

Misconduct charges filed against a former Kamas police chief five years ago and appealed to the Utah Supreme Court have been dismissed.

Police believe arrest will clear more than 80 tree vandalism cases

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:58pm

Police said Tuesday they are not looking for any additional suspects in a rash of tree vandalism after arresting a man who allegedly claimed "the trees hurt him first."

High court dismisses ex-Miss Utah's case against Provo

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:20pm

Citing an unpaid court fee, the Utah Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Miss Utah who says she was wrongly arrested on suspicion of stealing from the skin-care company Nu Skin.

Police investigating USC linebacker from Utah in sex assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:20pm

A University of Southern California football player is being investigated on suspicion of sexual assault in Utah.

Gene Wilder's 5 greatest performances

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:26pm

The entertainment world lost an icon as we received the news that Gene Wilder had died. In remembrance of this comedy giant, we have put together a list of five of Wilder's best performances.

Injured motorcycle officer expected to be released from hospital

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:17pm

A Salt Lake City motorcycle officer hit while on duty Monday was expected to be released from the hospital on Tuesday.

Utah GOP touts Trump, but not all Republicans on board

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:02pm

Some of Utah's top Republicans made the case Tuesday for a Donald Trump presidency. But notable GOP officials — including Gov. Gary Herbert — were conspicuously absent from the show of support.

User submitted photos: Panguitch tornado, beautiful sunsets

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:01pm

Nature is a fickle thing. It can produce gorgeous sunsets and then produce tornadoes shortly after. It just so happens that we had both this last week, and residents submitted photos of each.

Less than half of Utahns support spending $10M on Fairpark arena

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:41pm

As Utahns flock to the Utah State Fair next week, they will see a new arena under construction. But they apparently aren't big on the state spending $10 million to build what will be the new home to the Days of '47 Rodeo.