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Utah County looks to lift outhouse ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:46am

Utah County is moving to lift a 1950s-era ban on outhouses.

Police recover stolen 800-pound statue of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young

Pat Reavy and Annie Knox  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:48pm

An 800-pound statue of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young chatting on a bench was found in good condition after being stolen early Tuesday, authorities said.

N. Tooele Fire enacts changes to improve overnight response

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

With limited budgets and manpower, fighting fires in small communities are never easy. But a change for the better is ahead for the North Tooele Fire Department.

Police: High school senior set to graduate this week killed in Mapleton crash

Carter Williams  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:42pm

A Maple Mountain High School senior who was scheduled to graduate Thursday died in a two-vehicle crash Monday night, police said.

Santaquin woman fighting to save dog sentenced to die

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:38pm

A family dog's life is up for debate in Santaquin. It's proving to be a tough situation for both the city and the family and may come down to the definition of a 'vicious' dog.

Police: Missing Bountiful girl may be Idaho-bound

Brianna Bodily and Annie Knox  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:10pm

A 13-year-old Bountiful girl reported missing Tuesday afternoon may be on her way to Idaho to meet a man she met through social media, authorities said.

West Valley family displaced by fire

Annie Knox  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:09pm

A family of seven lost at least part of their home to a fire Tuesday evening in West Valley City.

Former firefighter union treasurer charged with stealing funds

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:42pm

A former treasurer of the Salt Lake City Firefighter's Union is accused of stealing more than $133,000 of union funds for personal use in the form of forged checks, and taking from other funding sources including the Fill the Boot campaign.

Ad targeting Utah's .05 percent DUI law to run in Las Vegas newspaper

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:12pm

A national organization's ongoing fight against Utah's lowest-in-the-nation legal blood alcohol content for driving will hit a Nevada newspaper Wednesday.

Deal for teen charged in double-fatal crash could split between juvenile, adult systems

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:29pm

Attorneys are working on a plea deal that would split between the juvenile and adult court systems for a teenage girl accused of killing two strangers in an alleged suicide attempt.

Bail denied for teen charged with shooting Deserae Turner

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:16pm

Bail was again denied Tuesday for a 16-year-old boy accused of luring a 14-year-old girl to a secluded canal and shooting her in the head.

Intermountain Power Project will shutter coal-fired power plant near Delta

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:38pm

Utah's largest coal-fired power plant near Delta will cease operations by 2025, a closure brought on by multiple factors, including loss of its Southern California customer base, a weak market for coal-fired electricity and environmental regulations.

Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:07pm

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, whose abrupt announcement last week that he was quitting Congress and his key role as chairman on the House Oversight Committee left a trail of questions, set up a new company in April just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for re-election.

Woman killed in Manti crash identified

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:49pm

Officials have released the name of a woman killed in a two-car crash last Sunday night.

SLC Library eliminates late fees, seeks property tax hike

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:03pm

The Salt Lake City Library board of directors has voted to do away with overdue fines, but the policy change comes the same year library officials are seeking a 21 percent property tax increase.

Ainge joins field of candidates to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Utah's 3rd District

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:37pm

A person with a familiar last name, especially to sports fans, has jumped into the race for Utah's soon-to-be-vacant 3rd Congressional District seat.

Judge rules in favor of additional charges in Toquerville child abuse case

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:36pm

Despite the defense’s objections, a judge ruled in favor of the prosecution Tuesday, allowing additional charges to be officially filed against child abuse suspect Brandy Jaynes.

Mormon church president, Thomas S. Monson, to no longer attend regular meetings

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:31pm

President Thomas S. Monson, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will no longer come to the church offices to attend meetings on a regular basis "because of limitations incident to his age," LDS Church officials said Tuesday.

User submitted: Drone footage shows Wasatch Front transform after spring snowstorm

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:10pm

Even though it’s May, Mother Nature isn’t quite ready to let us forget what winter feels like.

4 arrested in WVC assault and drive-by shooting

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:35pm

Three teenagers and an adult were arrested Tuesday in separate incidents as officers responded to an aggravated assault and a drive-by shooting in West Valley City that happened about the same time.