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Utah lobbyists treat lawmakers with no scrutiny

Michelle L. Price  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 9:34am

Utah's lobbyist reporting laws create an exemption for events that are open to all members of any legislative committee, official task force or party caucus.

Alert issued to help find missing teen in Layton  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 11:15pm

Layton police were asking the public Saturday to help them find a 16-year-old who may have been taken against her will and could be in danger.

Officers arrest 18-year-old man accused of threatening Provo police in Snapchat post

Feb 18th - 10:55pm

An 18-year-old man accused of threatening Provo police officers in a Snapchat message Thursday was arrested Friday.

2 arrested in case of missing, injured Smithfield girl

Jordan Ormond  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 10:03pm

Police in Cache County took two people into custody Saturday following an investigation into an incident involving a 14-year-old girl found seriously injured in a dry canal bed.

Fire chief: Overloading power outlet caused fatal house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 8:48pm

Authorities say overheating from overloading a power outlet caused a house fire that claimed the lives of former Sunset Mayor John Nicholas and his wife Nada.

Teen arrested in connection with shooting that killed 18-year-old

Jordan Ormond  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 8:04pm

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Saturday in connection with a fatal shooting Magna earlier this week that left an 18-year-old dead.

UPD officer remembered as brave, funny and kind

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 7:40pm

Friends, fellow officers and family who eulogized Unified police officer Jon Richey on Saturday described him as a "selfless hero," "mentor," and a beloved father, brother, friend and spouse.

Judge rules against man whose dog was shot and killed by police

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 5:48pm

A federal judge has ruled against a man who claimed his constitutional rights were violated when his dog was shot and killed by police during a search for a missing toddler.

Missing Logan teen found after being lost in Las Vegas

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 5:47pm

The family of a Logan teen who went missing in Las Vegas on Jan. 16 say that she has been found Saturday.

Herbert signs resolution urging shrinkage of monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 4:47pm

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a resolution asking Utah's congressional delegation to support shrinking southern Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

New GOP package would put sales tax on food, phase out income tax exemptions

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 2:53pm

GOP legislative leaders are pushing to pass a package of tax reforms in the final weeks of the session that include restoring the full sales tax on food, phasing out income tax exemptions for more Utahns and raising gas taxes.

Committee supports compromise bill on rooftop solar access

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 11:59am

A legislative proposal clarifying when homeowners associations can restrict the installation of rooftop solar panels on single-family homes received a favorable recommendation Friday. The bill does not apply to condominums or apartments.

Committee recommends bill allowing self-defense 'even if safety could be achieved by retreating'

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 10:55am

A bill proposing a change to Utah's self-defense statute, specifying a person is not required to retreat from an aggressor even when escape is possible, passed the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee with a favorable recommendation.

Elderly St. George man lost in Arizona for 2 days dies after being rescued, family says

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 10:54am

A day after being rescued in Arizona, an 87-year-old St. George man has died, according to a statement by family.

DHS weighed National Guard for immigration roundups in Utah, 10 other states

Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 10:03am

Responding to reports that President Donald Trump considered using National Guard troops from Utah to round up undocumented immigrants, Gov. Gary Herbert's office released a statement Friday voicing concern.

Democratic lawmakers, educators urge better pay, conditions to address teacher shortage

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 8:48am

Noting the state's teaching profession is in crisis, House Democrats on Friday addressed a number of measures they are sponsoring to address the teacher shortage and improve working conditions in Utah schools.

3 Utah kids place in top 10 during national youth bouldering championships

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Feb 18th - 8:01am

Three local kids under the age of 13 placed in the top 10 during the Bouldering Youth National Championships in Salt Lake City where they were required to climb an indoor rock wall without the use of ropes or harnesses.

Life in the Trump administration for a Utahn named Trump

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 11:46pm

Having Donald Trump as your president means even more when you share the Trump name.

All Daggett County Jail inmates moved out after 'allegations of misconduct' by employees

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 11:20pm

Officials say 80 state inmates at the Daggett County Jail were moved to the Utah State Prison in Draper on Friday because of "allegations of misconduct by jail employees."

Police officers, social workers team up to make a difference in Rio Grande neighborhood

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 11:16pm

The face of homelessness in Salt Lake City's Rio Grande neighborhood may look hopeless. But Salt Lake police officers and social workers have teamed up to try to change that picture. The new partnership appears to have created positive results.