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Agreement shuts down Kennecott's 3 coal-burning units

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 7:38am

An agreement reached between Kenecott and Rocky Mountain Power means cleaner air in the Salt Lake Valley with the accelerated closure of three coal-burning power units. The agreement was approved Thursday by the Public Service Commission.

Report: BLM has no strategic plan for wild horses

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 7:17am

A new review by the Office of the Inspector General concluded the Bureau of Land Management is not spending its money as wisely as it could when it comes to contracts for holding facilities and lacks a strategic plan to manage wild horse populations.

Utah teen named 1 of Time magazine’s most influential teens

Cosette Jarrett, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 6:49am

Nineteen-year-old George Matus, a graduate of Waterford High School in Sandy, Utah, was named one of Time Magazine’s most influential teens of 2016. KSL catches up with him following the announcement in an interview about his inspiration and goals.

Jury acquits leaders of Oregon standoff of federal charges

Steven Dubois and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:37pm

The leaders of an armed group who seized a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were acquitted Thursday in the 41-day standoff that brought new attention to a long-running dispute over control of federal lands in the West.

Police: Man arrested after taking UFA saw in front of firefighters

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:25pm

A Riverton man was arrested Wednesday night after police allege he drove off with a heavy-duty circular saw that had fallen out of a Unified firetruck. However, the man arrested said it's all a misunderstanding.

Deputies use child's swing to rescue trapped deer

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:16pm

Two Summit County Deputies used their quick wits to improvise as they rescued a young deer from a 7-foot-deep window well.

UDOT project to force weekend closure of Bangerter Highway in Taylorsville

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:38pm

The Utah Department of Transportation Thursday announced the scheduled closure of Bangerter Highway in both directions between 4700 South and 5400 South from Friday night at 9 p.m. until Monday morning at 5 a.m.

DNC urges Utah Democrats to send 'joyful noise' to Washington

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:54pm

The head of the Democratic National Committee campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Salt Lake City on Thursday as the state's minority party steps up its push to turn Utah blue.

Ogden man arrested in undercover sex sting at Provo park

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:51pm

A man who went to a Provo park Thursday for a sexual encounter with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl instead was met by law enforcement officers and arrested, police said.

Cedar City midwife found guilty in infant's 2012 death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:26pm

A Cedar City midwife was found guilty Thursday of manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the death of a premature infant.

Utah woman scores spot in world food competition, could win $100K

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:02pm

A North Logan woman is heading to a national food competition with her bacon recipe and a shot at bringing home a whopping $100,000.

Plea deal offered to repo man charged in woman's death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:37pm

Plea negotiations are underway for a repo man charged with manslaughter in the death of a woman he was trying to take a car from.

Police seek public's help in finding gunman in fatal car wash shooting

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:36pm

Police have released images from surveillance video at a Salt Lake car wash where a 33-year-old man was shot and killed on Oct. 21.

New warrants reveal extent of Duchesne human trafficking cases

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 5:56pm

Sandy police have opened a new investigation into a man recently charged with human trafficking for allegedly locking a young girl in a shed in Duchesne County for weeks and raping her multiple times.

Vehicle-to-vehicle shooting leaves woman seriously injured

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 4:40pm

A woman was shot in the leg during an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles Wednesday, police say.

Jury convicts Sandy man on probation for kidnapping of drug, voyeurism charges

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:29pm

A jury has convicted a Sandy man, who was on probation for kidnapping at the time of his arrest, of drug distribution and voyeurism charges. He was acquitted of sexual abuse.

Manslaughter charge dismissed for Tooele man whose roommate died in fight

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:17pm

A manslaughter charge has been dismissed for a man who was charged after his roommate, who was known to suffer from asthma, died following a fight between the two.

New North Ogden trail great for mountain biking on shorter days

Justin McFarland, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:29am

A new North Ogden trail is a great mountain biking option for shorter days with less daylight. It also completes the longest stretch of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Utah.

Board denies release of police shooting footage

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:57am

A Salt Lake County appeals board this week ruled against releasing body-camera footage of the police shooting of a 17-year-old boy, but the American Civil Liberties Union said it would appeal that decision again.

Utah unemployment rate drops to 3.4%

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:57am

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for September grew by an estimated 2.9 percent, adding 39,800 jobs to the economy compared to the same time last year. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined 0.3 percent from August to 3.4 percent.