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Ex-social worker expected to plead guilty to sex charges

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 4:42pm

The jury trial for a former social worker has been canceled as the man prepares to plead guilty to allegations he had sex with a 16-year-old client, according to his attorney.

Police: Man claims self-defense in fatal shooting of girlfriend

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 4:16pm

Riverdale police are investigating the death of a woman whose boyfriend allegedly called 911 to report he had shot a woman who had been armed with a knife.

Weber State gets $5M donation for building renovation, asking $30M from Legislature

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:32pm

Weber State University is getting closer to renovating its Social Science Building thanks to a $5 million private donation, university leaders announced Monday.

Senate leader: Utah medical pot plan may not be dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 3:02pm

The president of the Utah state Senate says a bill allowing the medical use of edible pot products may not be dead on arrival just because the LDS church opposes it.

Ogden artist's bold paintings inspire hope

Celeste Tholen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:05pm

Kelie Babcock's colorful, modern paintings look as optimistic as the person behind them. Using bright color and heavy, meaningful brushstrokes, she tells a story of hope.

Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:06pm

Nearly five years and three attorneys later, one-time multimillionaire Jeremy Johnson will literally defend himself in court against dozens of fraud charges related to his now defunct online marketing enterprise.

Gas is near $1 a gallon in some places

Chris Isidore, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:47pm

Forget $2 gas. Gas is getting close to the $1 mark in some parts of the country.

Retired Olympian wanted for security fraud in Utah County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:39pm

The Utah County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking a retired Olympian on investigation of security fraud.

Orem mom left 2 small kids alone while going out drinking, charges state

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:44am

An Orem woman has been charged with abandoning two small children while she went out drinking.

Local mom creates medical tracking app after son's miraculous heart transplant

Clint Betts, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:29am

When Tammy Bowers was told her son, Landen, wouldn't live to see his first birthday, she didn't give up hope.

New Riverton development seen as 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:15am

Riverton leaders say a perfect storm of opportunities have lead to what will become the largest residential and commercial development in the city's history.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker and Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:37am

Here are 10 local stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Police ID man who barricaded himself in motor home on I-215

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:34pm

Police have identified a man who barricaded himself inside a motor home on I-215 West on Saturday in a mysterious incident that has left police with several unanswered questions.

Teen in critical condition after slamming into tree at high speed

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:33pm

Police said a 17-year-old driver remains in critical condition after losing control of his vehicle and slamming into a tree at high speed Saturday night.

'Step up' and contribute to homeless trust fund on tax forms, Herbert says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:55pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urged Utahns to "step up" and contribute a portion of their state income tax refunds to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund during a press briefing Thursday at Fourth Street Clinic.

Photos: Inversion expected to worsen as high pressure builds

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:10pm

Inversion conditions are expected to worsen over the next week as haze builds in the Salt Lake valley.

Lawmaker wants year-end tests thrown out of teacher evaluations

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 6:20pm

Two bills would remove student performance on SAGE as an indicator in teacher evaluations and give schools the option of not administering the year-end exam to high school juniors.

Company slows work on controversial Utah tar sands project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:53pm

Environmentalists are celebrating after the Canadian company behind a controversial tar sands development in eastern Utah announced it is scaling back work on its project.

Drought tightening grip on nation's forests, rangelands

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 5:05pm

The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century drought poses unique challenges to trees and shrubs.

Utah holding presidential caucus, not primary election

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 3:45pm

Utahns are going to get their turn next month to vote in the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination race, but not in a traditional primary election.