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New United Utah Party leader Jim Bennett announces bid for Chaffetz's seat

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:52pm

Jim Bennett, executive director of the newly formed political party United Utah, announced Friday he is running for the 3rd District seat in Congress being vacated by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

'This will change lives:' New center's goal is to rehab likely repeat offenders

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:43pm

Supporters cheer Thursday as a new First Step House outpatient facility, designed to help Salt Lake County in its push to reduce inmate recidivism, formally opened at 660 S. 200 East.

Human Society representing family whose dog was ordered to die under Santaquin ordinance

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:11pm

Aiming to fight what they call an "archaic" city law, the Humane Society of Utah has agreed to legally represent the family of a dog that's been ordered to be put to death.

Vivint reaches $100K settlement with Wyoming after alleged violations

KSL.com  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:28pm

Vivint, a Utah County-based home security company, has reached a consumer protection settlement with the state of Wyoming, after Vivint's salespeople were accused of misleading consumers in 2015.

1 dead, 1 injured in motorcycle crash near Fillmore

Carter Williams  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:27pm

A woman was killed and a man injured after the motorcycle they were riding crashed, closing a section of southbound I-15 for several hours Friday afternoon, police said.

Tooele man charged with aggravated murder in Easter robbery

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:10pm

A Tooele man accused of shooting a man in the head at close range during a robbery on Easter Sunday has now been charged with aggravated murder.

DWR seeks info about cougar illegally killed in Beaver County

KSL.com  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:46am

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials are asking for the public’s help in getting information about a poacher who illegally killed a cougar.

Southern Utah brush fires called ‘suspicious’ by fire chief

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:35am

Firefighters responded to two brush fires on the St. George-Washington City border Thursday night that may have occurred under suspicious circumstances.

Nu Skin had Utah's top-paid CEO with $10.3M paycheck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:56am

A new survey finds the top-paid CEO in Utah made $10.3 million last year as the head of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

13 local events to celebrate Memorial Day

Camilla Stimpson  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:51am

From ceremonies to barbecues, here are some of the dozens of events taking place throughout Utah to celebrate Memorial Day.

Bears Ears Monument designation draws thousands of comments

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:28am

Should the 1.35-million acre Bears Ears Monument designation remain intact or should it be rescinded or the boundaries altered as the result of a review by the U.S. Department of Interior? A public comment period ends Friday.

Release date set for woman convicted in overdose death

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:48am

A woman sent to prison for providing drugs to a man who fatally overdosed but did nothing to help him will be released in September.

Police seek 3 people following armed home invasion in Holladay

Linda Williams and Caitlin Burchill  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:25am

Police are searching for three people following a home invasion robbery in Holladay early Friday morning.

39 million travelers expected over Memorial Day weekend

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:49am

AAA predicts more than 39 million travelers will commute during the Memorial Day weekend, the highest number of travelers since 2005. Be prepared for rising gas prices and crowded roads.

Student's service animal featured in Summit County high school yearbook

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:48pm

Remember the joy of getting your yearbook back, checking your picture and getting friends to sign it? That was all the rage at North Summit High this week, especially because of a particular page in their yearbook that's getting a lot of attention.

'I lost my mind,' says teen charged with murdering ranch counselor

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:47pm

A 17-year-old boy was ordered Thursday to stand trial for aggravated murder after police say he violently beat a staff member to death while attempting to escape from a rehabilitative youth ranch in southern Utah.

Crews extinguish fire at firefighter's home in Lehi

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:30pm

Crews extinguished a fire at the home of a West Valley City firefighter Thursday afternoon in Lehi.

2017 Tour of Utah announces race route

KSL.com  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:13pm

Professional cyclists from around the world will compete in the 13th annual Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, which announced its 2017 race route Thursday.

FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

Matthew Daly and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:42pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said Thursday.

Utah launches Search and Rescue Assistance card to help fund search and rescue efforts

Keith McCord  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:09pm

The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation launched a new program Thursday to help raise extra funds for search and rescue efforts—the Utah Search and Rescue Assistance (USARA) card.