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Provo, Orem residents take bus rapid transit fight to state Supreme Court

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:23pm

A group of Utah County residents who want plans for a new bus rapid transit system in Provo and Orem to be decided by voters is asking the Utah Supreme Court to intervene in the case.

Man ordered to stand trial on charges of shooting fleeing intruder

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:04am

A man accused of shooting a stranger suspected of intruding in his mother-in-law's vacant home was ordered this week to stand trial on firearms charges.

22-year-old Utah woman who is deaf wins gold at martial arts championship

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:02am

After watching “Karate Kid” when she was little, Safarri Jessop dreamed of becoming a master of martial arts.

Truck driver awarded for driving 2 million miles accident free

Abby Hobbs  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:31am

Kevin Otteson was awarded Friday for driving his semitrailer over 2 million miles, completely accident free.

ACLU says feds must get warrant to access drug database

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:56am

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is pushing back against the Drug Enforcement Administration in a lawsuit over whether investigators should have access to the state's prescription drug database without a warrant.

Manti man, 43, killed in crash near border of Utah and Carbon counties

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:59pm

A crash near the border of Carbon and Utah counties left one man dead Friday.

Family loses 4 sons to rare medical condition; 9 others diagnosed

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:18pm

A Riverton woman who lost four children to cancer is facing her toughest battle yet: Doctors recently discovered nine of 11 family members have the same rare medical condition that often leads to the deadly disease.

‘I am not a victim,’ says senior missionary injured in Brussels airport attack

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:10pm

One of four LDS missionaries injured in the Brussels Airport terrorist attack is speaking out for the first time about his harrowing experience and what he's calling a miraculous recovery.

Volunteers help clean up Tooele fire victims’ homes: ‘They’ve lost hope'

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:55pm

Two weeks after an arsonist burned down 10 homes in Tooele, there are plenty of leads but no arrests. Volunteers from Utah and Idaho are helping fire victims clean up debris while police continue to search for the suspect.

Group calls for resignation of West Jordan councilman

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:14pm

The group Alliance for a Better Utah on Friday called on West Jordan City Councilman Jeff Haaga to resign and started an online petition with the same goal.

State now focused on single site near airport for new prison

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:56pm

The state has narrowed its search for the specific location of a new Utah State Prison to a single site within some 4,000 acres west of Salt Lake City International Airport already identified for the project.

Wildfire near Utah-Wyoming border threatening 140 homes; FEMA steps in to help

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:40pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it will step in to assist the fight against a wildfire raging near the Utah-Wyoming border and threatening about 140 homes.

Fire in Morgan County temporarily closes eastbound I-84; 50 acres burned

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:28pm

Eastbound I-84 was closed in Morgan County due to a fire. Officials reported that the road was reopened just before 4:30 p.m.

UDOT using hydro technology in I-215 bridge project

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:24pm

The Utah Department of Transportation is using an innovative system of high-pressure water jets to refurbish bridge decks on the I-215 project. It's one of the first times UDOT has used the hydro demolition process to reconstruct a bridge deck.

U. doctor advising the Olympics says of Zika: 'Be concerned, but don't panic'

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:51pm

Zika is now in the U.S., and there have already been eight cases in Utah. The doctor advising the U.S. Olympic Committee on keeping athletes safe from the virus in Rio says it's reason for concern, but not panic.

Terminally ill Utah girl who received 189K Christmas cards dies

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:18pm

A little Fountain Green girl who made headlines after receiving thousands of Christmas cards passed away early Friday morning.

Utah teens upset by treatment of animals at Lagoon start petition

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:02pm

Two teenage girls are concerned for the animals living at Lagoon, so they’ve decided to do something about it.

J Dawgs expands out of Utah County, opens first SLC location

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:33pm

Popular local hot dog chain J Dawgs took its first step in its plans to expand beyond Utah County, and the first lunchtime rush was a success, according to management.

Judge sends Jeremy Johnson to prison for more than 11 years

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:04pm

A once wealthy internet marketer who lit the fuse on one of Utah's most explosive political scandals, who lost everything and who still faces a federal complaints, will have a lot of time to think about how he changed the state's history.

Former day care worker charged with child sex abuse

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:48pm

A former day care worker has been charged with abusing a 5-year-old boy at the facility.