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Police video: Crossing arms not active when FrontRunner train hit semitrailer

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:44pm

Police video that captured a FrontRunner train slamming into a semitrailer Saturday shows that the railroad crossing arms were not lowered or flashing to warn drivers.

Ex-teacher up for parole says she took advantage of teens

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:17pm

A former Utah English teacher convicted of sexually abusing three students told a parole board member Tuesday that she took advantage of the boys as she dealt with her own low self-esteem.

Utahns’ solar device lets campers, disaster survivors charge phones

Natalie Crofts, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:45am

If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, you will probably want access to a fully-charged smartphone. A new device created by two Utahns could be useful in those situations.

Man killed father, shot and stabbed grandparents, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:42am

A man was arrested early Tuesday after police say he shot and killed his father and also attacked his grandparents.

School delays and closures for Tuesday

Linda Williams  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 11:06am

Snowy conditions forced more school delays and cancellations Tuesday in northern Utah.

Poor sportsmanship leads principal to ban football, soccer at recess

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:35am

"If we ban football and soccer, then we may as well ban school altogether," said sixth-grader Henry Watson. So students created a public service campaign to win back the sports.

Police suspend search for man presumed drowned, citing weather

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:25am

A search for a man presumed drowned in Daggett County was suspended Monday because of "inclement weather," the sheriff's office there said.

Utah's newborn screening law works to catch infants with hearing loss, study says

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:58am

Utah was the first to implement statewide screening for a common congenital infection found in American children. Now a study reveals how the law has panned out.

Park City group travels to Ute reservation to help with pet overpopulation

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:40pm

There are many remote parts of our state that have very little access to pet care. For those who live on reservations the only option is to travel, sometimes hundreds of miles for services. But there is one group trying to do something about it.

Canyons closed, school canceled Monday due to snow

Linda Williams  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:33pm

Two school districts were delayed and two school districts and Utah State University canceled classes Monday due to a heavy winter storm. Little Cottonwood Canyon was also shut down.

Mother of Riverton native imprisoned in Venezuela implores Trump to prioritize his release

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:11pm

The family of Riverton native Josh Holt is hoping to appeal directly to new President Donald Trump for intervention in getting him returned to the United States.

Spokane bank robber also wanted for robberies in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:04pm

A man suspected of robbing two Spokane credit unions in early January is also wanted by the FBI in connection with three bank robberies in Utah.

Provo man who admitted burning, torturing kittens sent to prison

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:04pm

A Provo man who admitted to torturing and burning kittens was sentenced to prison Monday.

Woman with special needs retires after 50 years with Deseret Industries

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:06pm

Susie Jordan, a Salt Lake resident with special needs, recently retired after 50 years of work with Deseret Industries and was honored with a celebratory luncheon Monday afternoon.

Women's March overshadows Legislature's opening day

Dennis Romboy, Lisa Riley Roche and Ryan Morgan  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:47pm

Thousands of demonstrators poured into the Utah Capitol with a deafening roar Monday to rally around human rights issues as state lawmakers convened the 2017 Legislature.

Utah skiers tell their story after surviving avalanche in Canadian backcountry

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:32pm

A dozen Utahns feel lucky to be alive after a massive avalanche in the Canadian backcountry buried part of their group, seriously injuring two.

Layton mom found passed out in gutter sent to prison for child endangerment, sex with teen

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 7:02pm

A Layton woman found passed out drunk in a gutter last summer while teens partied at her house with alcohol she provided has been sentenced to prison.

Teens arrested in Salt Lake carjacking, slow-speed chase

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:19pm

Two boys, ages 16 and 17, were arrested early Monday after police say they carjacked a vehicle and led officers on a slow-speed chase before being arrested.

Body camera footage shown in court as case ordered to proceed against Abdi Mohamed

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 5:10pm

A judge has ruled there is probable cause that a man shot by two Salt Lake police officers last year was attempting to sell drugs to a man and then rob him when the shooting occurred.

Session starts with tough talk on homelessness, states' rights

Lisa Riley Roche and Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 4:47pm

House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, came out of the gate firing away on several tough issues he wants lawmakers to address during the 45-day session of the 2017 Legislature that began Monday.