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Driverless tractor rolled out by Cache County robotics company

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:12pm

A Cache County robotics company unveils the tractor of the future with a farm machinery manufacturer. The developer believes the day of the autonomous tractor has arrived.

Algae levels create new warnings at Utah Lake

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:58pm

Another area of Utah Lake was placed under a stricter advisory Tuesday because of troublesome algae levels, health officials said.

Next step for American Fork River: Measure the risks with an eye toward spring

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:02pm

A two-mile section of the river below Tibble Fork Dam lost all its fish population due to suffocation. Historically, there are about 1,000 to 2,000 fish per mile in that section of the river.

Misconduct charges dismissed against ex-Kamas police chief

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:31pm

Misconduct charges filed against a former Kamas police chief five years ago and appealed to the Utah Supreme Court have been dismissed.

Police believe arrest will clear more than 80 tree vandalism cases

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:58pm

Police said Tuesday they are not looking for any additional suspects in a rash of tree vandalism after arresting a man who allegedly claimed "the trees hurt him first."

High court dismisses ex-Miss Utah's case against Provo

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:20pm

Citing an unpaid court fee, the Utah Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Miss Utah who says she was wrongly arrested on suspicion of stealing from the skin-care company Nu Skin.

Police investigating USC linebacker from Utah in sex assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:20pm

A University of Southern California football player is being investigated on suspicion of sexual assault in Utah.

Salt Lake police seek looters in homicide investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:47pm

Moments after a car crashed and rolled onto its hood, ejecting a man with a gunshot wound, between 15 to 30 people rushed to the vehicle. But rather than offer help, the majority of people inexplicably started looting items, police said.

Gene Wilder's 5 greatest performances

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:26pm

The entertainment world lost an icon as we received the news that Gene Wilder had died. In remembrance of this comedy giant, we have put together a list of five of Wilder's best performances.

Injured motorcycle officer expected to be released from hospital

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:17pm

A Salt Lake City motorcycle officer hit while on duty Monday was expected to be released from the hospital on Tuesday.

Utah GOP touts Trump, but not all Republicans on board

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:02pm

Some of Utah's top Republicans made the case Tuesday for a Donald Trump presidency. But notable GOP officials — including Gov. Gary Herbert — were conspicuously absent from the show of support.

User submitted photos: Panguitch tornado, beautiful sunsets

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:01pm

Nature is a fickle thing. It can produce gorgeous sunsets and then produce tornadoes shortly after. It just so happens that we had both this last week, and residents submitted photos of each.

Less than half of Utahns support spending $10M on Fairpark arena

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:41pm

As Utahns flock to the Utah State Fair next week, they will see a new arena under construction. But they apparently aren't big on the state spending $10 million to build what will be the new home to the Days of '47 Rodeo.

Pleasant View family sells large house to serve others

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:30pm

A young family of four recently relocated from their 8,000-square-foot house to a 2,200 square-foot home, primarily so they can give back to others.

Ogden officer: gang members violent, with ISIS-like mindset

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:21pm

An Ogden police official says gang members in the northern Utah city have "the same mindset as ISIS" and are inherently violent.

DWR stocks 25K fish in Jordanelle Reservoir

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:05pm

As part of an ongoing effort to build up the fishery at Jordanelle Reservoir, Division of Wildlife Resources biologists placed 25,000 wipers in the lake on Aug. 25.

Salmonella outbreak linked to raw milk sold in Midway

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 11:31am

A raw milk sample collected at a dairy by a Utah Department of Agriculture and Food inspector tested positive for salmonella Saintpaul last week, Ward said.

Provo woman gives birth after not knowing she was pregnant

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:52am

A Provo couple has a new family member after a surprise birth. They had no idea they were eight months pregnant until a scary medical emergency early Sunday morning.

City officials: WJ councilman may not return to city hall for a couple of months

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:31am

City officials said embattled West Jordan Councilman Jeff Haaga notified them he would not be attending several upcoming council meetings. Meanwhile, the city was preparing Monday to consider tougher consequences for "bad behavior."

Race for Facebook data center raises tax-break questions

Lindsay Whitehurst and Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:08am

The race between a small town on the Rio Grande in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice a new Facebook data center with millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies is raising questions about public investments in a booming cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs.