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13,740 acres burned in Antelope Island fire

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:26pm

Crews battling a wildfire on Antelope Island reached 35 percent containment Saturday evening after an estimated 13,740 acres burned. The fire consumed almost half of the state park's acreage.

Photos: Fun for all at the 10th annual Family Festival

Ashley Stilson, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:00pm

The 10th annual Days of '47 Family Festival provided a day of fun activities for all ages from 10-2 Saturday.

Children walk for fallen pioneers at youth parade

Ashley Stilson, Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:33pm

Dubbed "the happiest parade on the planet," the Days of '47 Youth Parade is one of the largest youth parades in the nation. This year, kids marched in honor of more than 800 pioneer children who died on the trail.

Ameritech offers accelerated pathway to nursing ahead of nursing shortage

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:02pm

Ameritech College Healthcare is a Draper-based private college whose nursing program reached its 10th anniversary this year. The program is geared toward nontraditional students.

Judge likely to order new trial for Orem man convicted of murdering wife

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 7:00pm

A judge is expected to grant a new trial to an Orem man, imprisoned for murder, who has long maintained that he didn't kill his wife.

Men accused of narrowly missing 2-year-old during shooting spree charged

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 5:29pm

Two men accused of firing numerous rounds into a Taylorsville house, narrowly missing a 2-year-old girl, were charged Friday.

Provo garage fire to exceed $100K in damages

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 5:17pm

A fire that destroyed a large garage and everything inside it, including a Camaro, Chevy truck and a snowmobile, is not considered suspicious, according to the Provo Fire Department.

Pipe break leaves thousands in South and West Jordan without water

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 4:09pm

On Friday, private contractors installing communication cables underground accidentally hit a 42-inch water main, knocking water out to thousands in the area.

Man critically injured in motorcycle crash on SR-190

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 1:43pm

A motorcyclist was in critical condition Saturday after a high-speed crash in Big Cottonwood Canyon, according to Unified police.

Firefighters getting upperhand on fires around the state

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 12:36pm

An 89-acre brush fire that damaged two homes was 85 percent contained Saturday morning.

Chevron wants to stop monitoring Red Butte Creek 6 years after spill

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 11:12am

Chevron is asking the Utah Division of Water Quality to stop requiring any monitoring of Red Butte Creek, six years after 800 barrels of oil from a ruptured pipeline contaminated the urban waterway. The company says it is as clean as other creeks.

Ruling on dismissing Shurtleff charges might not come until August

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:06am

A 3rd District judge has not yet ruled on motions to dismiss public corruption charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff not has she canceled a hearing next month on the matter.

Rep. Mia Love buying $1M in TV ads for battle with Doug Owens

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 7:50am

Rep. Mia Love is buying $1 million in television advertising for her battle with Democrat Doug Owens, twice as much as she spent in 2014.

15-year-old girl killed, woman critically injured by lightning strike at Flaming Gorge

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:54pm

A 15-year-old girl was killed and a woman is in critical condition after being struck by lightning in a remote area of Flaming Gorge Friday afternoon, police said.

2 homes, 3 other buildings damaged in fast-moving Weber County fire

Ben Lockhart and McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:54pm

A fast-moving brush fire damaged two homes — one severely — as well as three other structures Friday evening.

Large wildfire raging on Antelope Island

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:50pm

A large wildfire is raging at Antelope Island State Park, causing the cancellation of Pioneer Day weekend festivities scheduled there, authorities said Friday.

Settlement reached in case against embattled former trooper Lisa Steed

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:18pm

The Utah Attorney General's Office announced Friday it has negotiated a monetary settlement in a case against former Utah Highway Patrol trooper Lisa Steed.

Bountiful Handcart Days Parade brings thousands together

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:08pm

Thousands of parade-goers faced 100 degree temperatures Friday evening to attend the 65th annual Bountiful Handcart Days Parade.

8-year-old American Fork girl's death linked to E. coli infection

Keith McCord  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 9:46pm

A family in American Fork is receiving an outpouring of support after their 8-year-old girl became very sick and died five days later. Doctors had diagnosed her with E. coli.

U. grad recalls early days of nuclear energy in Idaho

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 9:15pm

The Argonne National Laboratory built Experimental Breeder Reactor One to test the notion that nuclear energy could be generated around the clock, and it could be controlled and done safely.