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Health care protest blocks street in downtown SLC

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:22pm

Dozens of protesters blocked a section of State Street in downtown Salt Lake City Tuesday afternoon in a march against Sen. Orrin Hatch’s support of the new proposed health care bill.

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Estranged husband admits murdering prominent restaurateur in arson fire

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:06pm

The estranged husband of restaurateur John Williams pleaded guilty Tuesday to trapping the prominent Salt Lake man in his home and setting it ablaze, killing him.

County Council to consider investigation into troubled recorder's residency

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:31pm

The Salt Lake County Council is slated today to consider an investigation into whether troubled Recorder Gary Ott lives in the county he's been elected to represent.

'We have lost all confidence in our chief': 3 officers to quit following chief's reinstatement

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:16pm

Three Ephraim police officers, or 60 percent of the department, say they will resign effective 8:30 p.m. Wednesday if Chief Ron Rasmussen is reinstated.

PepsiCo to remove royal blue branding for U. in unprecedented move

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:47am

The iconic blue PepsiCo branding will get an unprecedented change when the University of Utah switches from Coca Cola to PepsiCo as the official beverage provider for the university this week.

Officials fault feds, conservation groups for rapid-spread of wildfire

Pat Reavy, Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:37am

Some of Utah's Republican elected officials Monday blamed federal land managers and environmental groups for the rapid spread of a Utah wildfire that is currently the nation's largest and has caused an estimated $10 million in damage.

Upper Bear Valley evacuated as precaution due to Brian Head Fire

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:36pm

Residents of Upper Bear Valley were evacuated Monday morning as forecasted winds are projected to move the Brian Head Fire toward the area northwest of Panguitch, officials said.

Sister, brother file for legal guardianship of embattled county recorder

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:25pm

Family members of embattled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott are seeking legal permission to make decisions for him.

Woman who lost eye: Beware the dangers of fireworks

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:23pm

As firefighters across the state warned of the potential hazards of fireworks that are improperly handled and ignited, a woman cautioned families Monday that the risks extend beyond those to land and property.

Parents sue Granite, Canyons, Jordan school districts seeking girls-only football

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:39pm

Six parents, on behalf of their high-school age daughters, have filed a lawsuit against the Granite, Canyons and Jordan school districts seeking all-girls football team, claiming the districts discriminate on the basis of sex.

Rescue crews help bring down 4 lost hikers in Davis County

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:28pm

Search and rescue crews located four lost individuals near Mueller Park, officials confirmed Monday night.

SLC artist's 'Crying LeBron' tattoo picking up national attention

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:07pm

Kalen Gilleese of Salt Lake City is a big fan of Michael Jordan. LeBron James? Not so much.

New United Utah Party a step closer to official state recognition

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:35pm

The new United Utah Party got closer Monday to official state recognition, the same day a federal judge set a July hearing on whether the party can field a candidate in the special congressional election already underway.

Danny Ainge main host of first congressional fundraiser for son Tanner

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:08pm

Former BYU basketball star Danny Ainge was the main host of his son Tanner's first campaign fundraiser in the race for the 3rd District seat in Congress being vacated by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

Chopper providing unprecedented pollution data near wildfires

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:02pm

As the fire burns, it spews a huge plume of thick smoke, visible from space, wafting to the east. Each time Chopper 5 captures video from the massive blaze, it also collects unprecedented pollution data for researchers at the University of Utah.

Orem karate instructor charged with sex abuse of teen student

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:30pm

An 81-year-old Orem karate instructor who encouraged young men to get their Eagle Scout awards and go on LDS missions was charged Monday with sex crimes against a 14-year-old girl.

Utah startup on the fast track to finding drug therapies for rare diseases

Sandra Olney  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:00pm

A Utah startup has quickly made big strides in drug research. In just three years, Recursion Pharmaceuticals has found a way to put a time-consuming process on a fast track.

Supreme Court's action on travel ban cause for concern, local organizations that serve refugees say

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:57pm

Elected officials and Utah organizations that work with refugees expressed concern over the Supreme Court's action on the Trump administration's travel ban.

2-year-old dies after being left in car 6 hours near St. George

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:46pm

A 2-year-old child left in the back seat of a car in Washington County died over the weekend.

Third suspect arrested in Quiznos robbery, shooting case

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:44pm

Salt Lake police say the third of three people suspected in the robbery of Quizno's last week that resulted in one of the alleged robbers being shot by an employee, has been arrested.