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Utah pilot honored for service, passion to lead

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:13pm

This weekend, a Utah World War II pilot received recognition not only for his service in the war, but also for his passion to lead.

Short, easy hike near Dutch John offers spectacular view of Flaming Gorge

Geoff Liesik, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 30th - 11:29am

Hiking the Bear Canyon Trail in Daggett County offers plenty of chances to see wildlife and has a spectacular view at the end. It's only 3 miles total and involves very few uphill sections, making it perfect for hiking with young children.

6-hour SWAT standoff ends with 1 dead in Heber

Linda Williams  |  Posted  May 30th - 11:15am

A six-hour SWAT situation ended with one man dead in Heber City Monday morning.

Make Your Week: 2 stories to restore your faith in humanity

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:02am

Mondays aren't so bad when there's a holiday strapped to them, but it's still nice to get a boost.

How Utah celebrated Memorial Day 100 years ago

Carter Williams  |  Posted  May 30th - 8:40am

For nearly the past 150 years, Americans have stepped aside in late May and honored those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Xoel Cardenas and Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 30th - 7:30am

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

ACLU skirmishes with local genetic testing company

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:25pm

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the complaint last week on behalf of four patients who say they were refused access to their genomic data.

Salt Lake's next skyscraper? Proposed hotel sites worry some high-rise residents

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  May 29th - 10:00pm

Two sites on Salt Palace property are currently under consideration for a new convention center hotel, and to accommodate its potential building sites, county leaders have requested that the city re-zone the area to allow unlimited building heights.

Sen. Hatch set to tour Utah's national parks, rural communities

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:30pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will tour multiple national parks in Utah next week and also visit the San Juan County Bears Ears area, the controversial site of a possible new national monument. Hatch said he wants to stress access to public lands.

Searchers extract fallen hiker from steep Lisa Falls trail

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:11pm

A woman was in serious condition after a fall hiking in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Police ID man killed in possible road rage incident

Carter Williams  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:10pm

Police have identified the 30-year-old man killed Saturday in a possible road rage incident, as well as the man arrested in connection to the shooting.

New Youth Resource Center is a celebration of hope, possibilities

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:33pm

The grand opening of Volunteers of America's new Youth Resource Center on Tuesday was a celebration of community and possibility for youths 15-22 who will use services and shelter in the "purpose-built" facility at 888 S. 400 West.

Police: Man in custody after firing at officers responding

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:02pm

A parolee has been arrested after police say he threatened a man and fired at officers.

UTA hikes fees for public records

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:00pm

The UTA board of trustees approved a resolution Wednesday to increase the fee for public records from $5 to $15. The agency said the increase will help offset the cost of fulfilling hundreds of annual requests from the public.

South Jordan's FrontRunner-oriented business office breaks ground

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  May 29th - 6:27pm

A new, transit-oriented project broke ground Tuesday near South Jordan's FrontRunner station, and developers say it could draw hundreds of new, high-tech jobs to the area over the next few years.

American Fork appoints interim police chief

Abby Hobbs, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  May 29th - 5:17pm

Lt. Darren Falslev was appointed Thursday as American Fork's interim police chief, replacing veteran Chief Lance Call.

Driver killed in Cache County after truck rolls down embankment, police say

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:35pm

A 57-year-old Idaho man died when his truck drifted off the road and into an embankment Sunday morning, police said.

Energy summit details massive project planned for Uinta Basin

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:20pm

Gov. Gary Herbert was joined Wednesday at the Governor's Utah Energy Summit by Scott Saxberg, the president and CEO of Crescent Point Energy, to announce the latest developments in a planned nearly 4,000-well oil and gas project in the Uinta Basin.

Photos: Members of multiple faiths gather to honor Japanese-American veterans

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  May 29th - 2:26pm

Japanese-American veterans were honored Sunday at a memorial service honoring those who lost their lives or served during World War II.

Unified firefighters get hands-on training in swift-water rescues

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  May 29th - 12:41pm

Rescuers from the Unified Fire Authority are in the water training in the event of a swift-water rescue. The training comes as the snowmelt is starting to really pick up prior to the busy Memorial Day weekend.