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Upper Bear Valley evacuated as precaution due to Brian Head Fire

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:36pm

Residents of Upper Bear Valley were evacuated Monday morning as forecasted winds are projected to move the Brian Head Fire toward the area northwest of Panguitch, officials said.

Woman who lost eye: Beware the dangers of fireworks

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:23pm

As firefighters across the state warned of the potential hazards of fireworks that are improperly handled and ignited, a woman cautioned families Monday that the risks extend beyond those to land and property.

Parents sue Granite, Canyons, Jordan school districts seeking girls-only football

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:39pm

Six parents, on behalf of their high-school age daughters, have filed a lawsuit against the Granite, Canyons and Jordan school districts seeking all-girls football team, claiming the districts discriminate on the basis of sex.

Rescue crews help bring down 4 lost hikers in Davis County

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:28pm

Search and rescue crews located four lost individuals near Mueller Park, officials confirmed Monday night.

SLC artist's 'Crying LeBron' tattoo picking up national attention

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:07pm

Kalen Gilleese of Salt Lake City is a big fan of Michael Jordan. LeBron James? Not so much.

New United Utah Party a step closer to official state recognition

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:35pm

The new United Utah Party got closer Monday to official state recognition, the same day a federal judge set a July hearing on whether the party can field a candidate in the special congressional election already underway.

Danny Ainge main host of first congressional fundraiser for son Tanner

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:08pm

Former BYU basketball star Danny Ainge was the main host of his son Tanner's first campaign fundraiser in the race for the 3rd District seat in Congress being vacated by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

Chopper providing unprecedented pollution data near wildfires

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:02pm

As the fire burns, it spews a huge plume of thick smoke, visible from space, wafting to the east. Each time Chopper 5 captures video from the massive blaze, it also collects unprecedented pollution data for researchers at the University of Utah.

Orem karate instructor charged with sex abuse of teen student

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:30pm

An 81-year-old Orem karate instructor who encouraged young men to get their Eagle Scout awards and go on LDS missions was charged Monday with sex crimes against a 14-year-old girl.

Utah startup on the fast track to finding drug therapies for rare diseases

Sandra Olney  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 7:00pm

A Utah startup has quickly made big strides in drug research. In just three years, Recursion Pharmaceuticals has found a way to put a time-consuming process on a fast track.

Supreme Court's action on travel ban cause for concern, local organizations that serve refugees say

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:57pm

Elected officials and Utah organizations that work with refugees expressed concern over the Supreme Court's action on the Trump administration's travel ban.

Third suspect arrested in Quiznos robbery, shooting case

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:44pm

Salt Lake police say the third of three people suspected in the robbery of Quizno's last week that resulted in one of the alleged robbers being shot by an employee, has been arrested.

Budget office: Senate health bill adds 22 million uninsured

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:30pm

The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week.

JK Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 6:28pm

Wizarding legend Harry Potter's tale has turned 20.

Price photographer arrested in sex abuse investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 5:45pm

A Price man who runs a photography studio has been arrested for investigation of forcible sex abuse, stalking and other charges.

Netflix adding 95 titles, dropping 52 in July

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:30pm

The summer weather is heating up, and if you can’t bear the thought of braving triple-digit temperatures, staying in and rewatching your favorite movies or binge watching a new TV show could be a great, cool alternative.

Utah medical marijuana advocates launch ballot initiative for 2018

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:15pm

David Cromar and his son Holden, who has intractable epilepsy, are hopeful that a new ballot initiative will allow them to move back to Utah while still allowing Holden to get the treatment he needs.

Armed Services panel chairman seeks $696 billion DOD budget

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:14pm

Declaring the U.S. military in dire need of rebuilding, an influential House committee chairman pressed his case Monday for $696 billion defense budget in 2018 — more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:35pm

The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.

Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:17pm

A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states.

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