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Continuous storms take big bite out of UDOT snow removal budget

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 7:00pm

UDOT snowplows were out early on Thursday morning trying to help motorists through the exciting commuter special. Plow crews have spent a lot of time and money on the roads this winter. Each storm takes a big bite out of the UDOT budget.

Redford talks Trump, journalism, growth in Utah as Sundance kicks off

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:50pm

Robert Redford speculated on the effect of Donald Trump's election, the importance of documentary journalism and the future of the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday at the event's opening press conference in Park City.

Utah League of Cities and Towns director resigns amid audit questioning charges

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:30pm

League of Cities and Towns Director Ken Bullock resigned Wednesday, the day before an audit says he improperly charged about $57,000 to the taxpayer-funded group's credit card for personal purposes and racked up about $130K in questionable charges.

Obama commutes sentences of 3 Utah drug offenders

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:10pm

Three Utahns were among the hundreds of nonviolent drug offenders whose prison sentences were commuted by President Barack Obama in his last week in office.

Trump must unify Republicans, Democrats in next few months, Huntsman Jr. says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:58pm

President-elect Donald Trump must unify Republicans and Democrats around a couple of big goals during his first year in office to gain Americans' trust, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said Thursday.

Former UTOPIA employee charged with using public money to buy $51K in iTunes cards

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:58pm

The former human resources manager of an ultra high-speed fiber-optic network in Utah has been charged with misusing public money, including the purchase of $51,000 in iTunes cards, according to charging documents.

Rapist to serve 23 more years before next parole hearing

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:57pm

A man sentenced to prison for the 1996 rape of a University of Utah student will get another chance at parole, but not until he's 73 years old.

Road reopened after fatal Ogden crash

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:42pm

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Ogden Thursday.

US Supreme Court could discuss 'Sister Wives' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:05pm

The U.S. Supreme Court could discuss a request Thursday from the polygamous family from TV's "Sister Wives" to hear their case for legalizing polygamy.

Boulders cleared, Zion National Park road reopens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:39pm

A scenic drive at Zion National Park reopened Thursday after crews using fire hoses removed massive boulders that tumbled onto the road nearly a week ago, park officials said.

Man dies after being ejected from truck in Grand County

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:12pm

A 27-year-old man is dead after being ejected from the semitruck he was driving on state Route 191 Wednesday night, police said.

Utah Wildlife Board announces change in preference points for 2017 deer hunt

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:15pm

If you are planning to apply for a deer hunting permit this year, the Division of Wildlife Resources wants you to be aware of some upcoming changes.

Lawmakers discuss alternate solutions for Utah's education budget

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:21am

Sen. Jerry Stevenson, R-Layton, and Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, raised concerns about suggested changes to budget earmarks to free up money for public education.

Orem man charged in federal machine-gun converter case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:57am

An Orem man is facing federal charges accusing him of making machine-gun converter devices for AR-15-style rifles.

Salt Lake airport 'vulnerable' but 'not a soft target,' chief says

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:45am

The Salt Lake City International Airport is vulnerable to an attack similar to the deadly shootings recently at a Florida airport but is not a "soft target," members of the airport board were told Wednesday.

Canyons School Board votes to seek state waiver of 2 required courses

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:44am

In a Tuesday night meeting that spilled over into the early hours of Wednesday, the Canyons Board of Education voted shortly before midnight to seek a waiver of two state-required courses for middle schoolers.

Utah 1 of 13 states suing to block Obama coal mining rule

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:30am

Texas and 12 other states, including Utah, have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams.

Utah Medical Association makes stance against 'medical marijuana' phrase, says it's deceptive

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:09am

The Utah Medical Association is making a public stand against the term "medical marijuana" as it pertains to debates about the legality of the whole plant in the state.

Charges: Carjacker tells police owner is hostage after she refused to leave car

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 7:29am

A man who prosecutors say tried to carjack a woman's vehicle told police dispatchers during the incident that it was now a "hostage situation" because she refused to get out.

Former attorney general asks judge to be removed from case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:59am

Weeks before his corruption trial is set to begin, former Utah Attorney General John Swallow says the judge overseeing the case is biased against him and she should remove herself form the case.