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Utah technology aiding anti-poaching efforts in South Africa

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:14pm

A Davis County company is using its technology in the fight against illegal poaching of threatened and endangered species. Ogden-based International Armoring Corp. has contracted to outfit four helicopters for South Africa’s Anti-Poaching Task Force.

Canyons educators to receive at least 4 percent pay raise

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:15pm

The Canyons Board of Education approved Tuesday a new salary schedule that raises teacher pay by at least 4 percent and bumps starting pay for teachers by $6,000 to $40,500.

State water officials say more conservation, accurate data needed

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 6:29pm

While water suppliers and Utahns in general are responding well to an ongoing effort to reduce water usage by 25 percent, Utah is still using more water than it needs and will need to set additional conservation goals.

Warehouse fire caused by illegal occupants, fire officials say

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:28pm

A fire that burned through an abandoned warehouse and caused an estimated $50,000 in damage Friday night was caused by illegal occupants likely experiencing homelessness, fire officials say.

Police identify suspects from I-80 traffic stop, fleeing investigation

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:45pm

Police have identified three suspects taken into custody Saturday evening following a hunt that lasted throughout the day.

Possible medical episode causes Ogden car crash police say

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:50pm

One man was hospitalized after a car accident Sunday, which was possibly caused by health problems, according to police.

2 teens rescued from reservoir told to yell 'Utah Jazz' until located

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:02am

Two teenage boys were rescued after falling into Hyrum reservoir after being instructed by search and rescue to yell “Utah Jazz” until they could be located.

Utah could see 2 black women square off in U.S. House election

Michelle L. Price - Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 9:12am

A Millcreek woman running as a Democrat to unseat Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love next year could result in Utah's first congressional race where both the Republican and Democratic nominees are black women.

S.L. Chamber leader Lane Beattie surprised with Giant in Our City award

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:49am

Salt Lake Chamber President and CEO Lane Beattie got a big surprise when he was honored as the business organization's "Giant in Our City" during its 130th anniversary celebration Friday night.

Ogden celebrates transformation of old fire station into homeless center

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 7:34am

Amid contentious times for homeless Utahns, Ogden city officials and the founder of Family Promise of Ogden celebrated the ribbon cutting for a fire-station-turned-day-center to help connect homeless families to work and shelter.

Bluffdale officer injured when car rolls during pursuit

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:04pm

A Bluffdale police officer escaped with only minor injuries after he rolled his patrol car during a pursuit on I-15 Saturday evening.

Wandering cougar euthanized in Salt Lake City Saturday morning

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:40pm

A cougar was euthanized in downtown Salt Lake City after it wandered into residential areas on Saturday.

3 in custody following I-80 traffic stop, fleeing investigation

Payton Davis and Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:26pm

Three people were taken into custody following a traffic stop Saturday morning that turned into a fugitive hunt that lasted throughout the day.

Fallen soldier with Utah ties remembered as hero

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:20pm

Army Ranger Sgt. Cameron Thomas, was one of two U.S. soldiers killed Wednesday in a firefight with ISIS combatants in Afghanistan. Thomas' father is originally from Payson and other family members still live in the state.

'Super Adoption' event connects pets and people

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:42pm

Ryan and Alison Poffenberger said they brought their three young children Saturday to the first-ever Best Friends Super Adoption event outside of Salt Lake City just to look at the shelter and rescue animals hoping to find a home.

University of Utah Health Care appoints interim CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:12pm

The University of Utah Health Care has announced the appointment of an interim CEO.

3 men not wearing seat belts killed in St. George rollover, UHP says

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:40pm

Three men who troopers say were not wearing seat belts died Saturday following a single-vehicle rollover accident near St. George. One passenger who was wearing a seat belt survived the accident with minor injuries.

Washington County town hopes to win grant to help build its first park

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:42pm

Residents of Enterprise, Washington County, are hoping to get enough votes in a USA Today contest to win grant money to help build the town's first park.

Canyons District's Big Cottonwood Canyon school bus route 'unsafe,' state engineer says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:01pm

The "roadway up Big Cottonwood Canyon is unsafe for bus travel," a State Division of Risk Management engineer wrote in a letter to Canyons School District, which is considering ending school bus service in the canyon at the end of the school year.

Zions Bank executive tells students how to be savvy savers

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:18pm

Zions Bank Chief Financial Officer Kay Hall visited Charter High School in West Valley City to help instill teens with financial knowledge and decision-making skills as part of National Teach Children to Save Day.