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Millcreek mother loses daughter to powerful opioid police call a 'killer counterfeit'

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:02pm

A Utah mother mourns the death of her 22-year-old daughter to a drug overdose. And she's not alone. Overdose deaths from the opioid painkiller fentanyl have skyrocketed. But how will we turn the tide?

SLC man 1st in US to receive diseased liver to replace his dying liver

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 10:36pm

Utah doctors have pioneered a revolutionary approach for saving patients on death's door. They've found a way to safely use a damaged liver to replace a dying liver, to cure the damaged liver of its disease. This will open doors and restore lives.

Man critically injured in Spanish Fork auto-pedestrian accident

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:30pm

An elderly man was critically injured after being hit by a vehicle Monday evening, police said.

NAACP honors Ron McBride with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 9:03pm

Former University of Utah and Weber State football coach Ron McBride's dedication to the student athletes who played for him and the interest he took in their diverse cultures earned him the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award.

Drivers express concern over damaged section of I-15

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:46pm

Sections of I-15 appear significantly damaged along a seven-mile stretch of interstate between Corinne and Honeyville.

Man dies after hitting a tree while skiing at Brighton Resort

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 7:29pm

A skier died Monday after striking a tree near Brighton Resort Sunday, authorities said.

Utah barrel racer overcomes paralysis to earn pro card

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 6:21pm

Since she began riding horses and taking lessons at the age of 3, Amberley Snyder has wanted to become a professional barrel racer. Today, she's completed that goal by recently earning her Women's Professional Rodeo Association card.

ICE detainees moved out of state after Utah County Jail terminates contract

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 5:29pm

Immigration detainees formerly held in Utah have been transferred to detention facilities as far away as Alabama after the Utah County Jail terminated its contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Utah State wants lawsuit over frat party assault dismissed

Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 3:02pm

Utah State University and a fraternity have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former student accusing the school and organization of failing to act on reports of sexual assault against a fraternity brother before he raped her.

The best way for locals to experience the Sundance Film Festival

Travis Poppleton, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 2:01pm

Tips from Levi Elder of the Salt Lake Film Society about the best way for locals to enjoy the Sundance Film Festival.

National park visits hit record high for 3rd straight year

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 1:00pm

Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from overcrowded roads and trails and increasing visitor misbehavior.

5 places that bring your outdoor activities inside for the winter

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:31am

Even if you are one of Utah's many outdoor enthusiasts, it doesn't mean that you have to love Utah winters. That's why we've brought you five places that bring your favorite outside activities indoors for your wintertime enjoyment.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Xoel Cardenas and Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:00am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Body of man accused of shooting estranged wife found

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 10:25pm

The body of a man wanted in connection with the shooting of his estranged wife at a convenience store in American Fork on Christmas Eve was discovered Sunday, police said.

Meet Arson, Utah's first 'firehouse therapy dog'

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 10:25pm

At the Pleasant Grove Fire Department, one firefighter's only job is to play fetch with his fellow employees.

Police: Man sought in Layton carjacking attempted to hit 4 officers with stolen vehicle

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 10:22pm

A man being sought by Layton police for allegedly stealing a car Friday with two children inside tried to hit four police officers with another stolen vehicle during a high-speed chase Saturday night, according to authorities.

Settlement proposed for contentious land-use plans in 8 counties

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 8:33pm

The Bureau of Land Management, a coalition of 10 conservation groups and three off-highway vehicle associations are proposing to reach a settlement over controversial travel plans in eight counties. The proposal does not meet everyone's approval.

Salt Lake residents say they'll miss Ringling Bros. circus

Sean Moody  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 8:01pm

Salt Lake City residents say they will miss the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The producer of the circus said Saturday they will perform their final shows in May.

Widow of slain Oregon standoff leader carries on his mission

Andrew Selsky - Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 7:31pm

Leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon were driving to a public meeting a year ago when police shot and killed LaVoy Finicum at a roadblock. Finicum's widow and children are planning to hold that meeting this month.

Veteran turns passion for country into business success

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 7:00pm

A military veteran has turned his love of country into a successful business venture rallying around the stars and stripes of the American flag.