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Little Cottonwood Canyon closed after avalanche; Big Cottonwood Canyon also closed

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:24am

State Route 210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon was closed Friday after an avalanche, authorities said. Big Cottonwood Canyon is also closed until at least 12:15 p.m.

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Gail Miller says Our Schools Now 'won't let up' on getting more money for schools

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:53am

Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller said Thursday that she and other backers of the Our Schools Now ballot initiative to raise the state income tax rate to fund education are going to keep the pressure on lawmakers.

Sentencing in Dietrich locker room assault set for Friday

Alex Riggins, Times-News  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:48am

The criminal case of a black, mentally disabled student who was attacked in a Dietrich football locker room by several teammates is set to conclude Friday.

Committee blocks abortion rule change; Unwanted houseguests could be charged with trespassing

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:42am

An attempt to save the state costly legal fees in the future backfired for one Utah lawmaker Thursday and lawmakers are considering a bill that would charge unwanted houseguests with trespassing. Here is a roundup of what's happening on the hill:

Missing skier survives 2 nights in frigid weather

EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:25am

A skier missing since Monday was found alive by rescuers in search helicopters.

DC residents using cash to oust Chaffetz from Congress

Stephanie Akin  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:21am

Sarah Carr is among a growing contingent of Washington, D.C., residents who have targeted Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, as the chief tormentor to their claims at sovereignty.

Woman critically injured, 13 dogs killed in Orem house fire

Shara Park  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:52am

One woman was critically injured and 13 dogs died in a house fire in Orem Friday morning.

Love visits Legislature, talks controversial over-the-counter contraception bill

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:17am

As part of her efforts to contribute to the replacement of the Affordable Care Act, Love said she is pushing forward a bill that would allow contraceptives to be sold over the counter without a prescription.

Lehi residents upset over proposal to construct commercial building directly behind homes

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:43am

A neighborhood in Lehi is up in arms over a proposal to build a commercial building on land directly behind their homes.

Multiple car crashes temporarily shut down part of northbound I-15

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:04am

At least half a dozen crashes on northbound I-15 caused officials to temporarily shut down a stretch the freeway Thursday night.

Dash cam video shows head-on crash involving allegedly distracted driver, deputy

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:27pm

A driver distracted by her dog crashed head-on into a Davis County Sheriff’s Office SUV Thursday, deputies said.

Police say jail restrictions wreaking havoc in Salt Lake County

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:51pm

Officers in a number of departments have been telling KSL a jail policy has made things so bad that the public needs to know what's going on.

Police cheered at Park City meeting after vowing not to assist feds with deportation efforts

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:50pm

About 300 worried Summit County residents crowded into a church Thursday looking for answers about how federal immigration policy will be enforced in their communities.

10-year-old Utah gymnast wins 'Gymnast of the Year'

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:05pm

Lundyn Vandertoolen was the first Utahn and first of her level to win the Gymnast of the Year award from the International Gymnast magazine. But she's taking it all in stride.

Little Cottonwood Canyon closed until Friday morning due to weather

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:52pm

Officials have closed Little Cottonwood Canyon until Friday morning due to weather.

Who was Ted Bundy? U. alums seek to find answer for new documentary

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:46pm

Three former University of Utah students are beginning work on a documentary about the notorious serial killer to seek how someone — by many accounts — unassuming could be so villainous.

Bill to lower legal alcohol limit passes Utah House

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:40pm

A bill to make Utah's blood-alcohol limit for driving the lowest in the nation passed the Utah House of Representatives on Thursday.

State of emergency declared in Garland due to flooding

Mike Anderson and Keith McCord  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:03pm

City leaders in Garland have declared a state of emergency, as hundreds of homeowners continue to battle rising waters.

Study: Global warming shrinking Colorado River

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:28pm

Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say.

Prosecution ends its case by dropping 3 charges against John Swallow

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:06pm

The lead investigator in the John Swallow case admitted Thursday that he violated a court order when he testified about a federal agency declining to prosecute the former Utah attorney general and his predecessor Mark Shurtleff.