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I-80 reopens at 5600 West after fire; New blaze sparks near Bangerter Highway

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 20th - 1:20pm

I-80 has reopened in both directions at 5600 West after a grass fire started Tuesday morning near the roadway.

Another human case of West Nile virus reported in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:05pm

Health officials in eastern Utah are confirming a human case of West Nile virus in the Uintah Basin. This is the third human case confirmed in the state this year.

Area 51 events in Nevada prompt emergency crowd planning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:47pm

Fearing they could be overwhelmed with visitors, officials in the remote Nevada county that's home to the Area 51 military base have drafted an emergency declaration and a plan to team resources with neighboring counties and the state ahead of events next month tied to the "Storm Area 51" internet drive.

Study: Close to half of patients don't disclose potential life-threatening issues with their doctor

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:18pm

A study released by researchers at the University of Utah and three other universities shows nearly half of patients may not be divulging important information about life-threatening issues such as depression or domestic abuse when visiting a doctor.

Pompeo says ISIS is 'more powerful' in some places but downplays overall threat

Jennifer Hansler and Ryan Browne, CNN  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:47am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday acknowledged that there are "places where ISIS is more powerful today than they were three or four years ago," but sought to downplay the risk posed by the terrorist organization in the wake of a report warning of its resurgence in Syria.

White House insists fundamentals of US economy 'very strong'

Zeke Miller and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 20th - 11:39am

The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection.

Ben Anderson: Can Jazz improve with Conley and Bogdanovic's regression?

Ben Anderson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:33am

Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic are likely to take a step back in averages next season, but can it still be an improvement over what the Jazz had?

Salt Lake police take man into custody following 90-minute standoff

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 20th - 11:30am

Police have taken into custody a man who they say barricaded himself inside a home near 500 S. Redwood Road on Tuesday morning.

Salt Lake City debuts utility boxes decorated with elementary students’ art

KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:17am

Thanks to an initiative from Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, nearly 30 utility boxes across the city are now public art installations decorated by elementary school students.

BYU ends traditional homecoming parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:03am

Brigham Young University will no longer hold a homecoming parade.

Woman claims she was sexually assaulted by same man charged with murdering Mackenzie Lueck

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:40am

More criminal charges were filed Tuesday against Ayoola Ajayi after investigators identified another woman who claims he sexually assaulted her a year earlier.

Dick's Sporting Goods is testing if it should stop selling guns

Chris Isidore, CNN Business  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:01am

Dick's Sporting Goods considered stopping all gun sales in early 2018. A shooting at the high school in Parkland, Florida, had killed 17 people. And the company was shocked into action.

Utah’s 2019 homeless count remains ‘stable,’ annual report shows

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:32am

Estimates have put direct and indirect costs of Utah’s homeless system at over $100 million a year — and while big changes are finally taking shape this year, the state’s work on homelessness doesn’t really show many big changes on paper.

Angels Landing trail in Zion temporarily closed for repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:03am

National Park Service officials say the popular Angels Landing trail at Zion National Park in southern Utah will be temporarily closed for repairs beginning Tuesday.

Opioids claimed the life of their son, now they are pushing for solutions

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:42am

Tennyson Cecchini was an athlete and a manager at Alpine Medical Group before he died of a heroin overdose in 2015.

10 ways to make your next public speaking obligation less painful

Salt Lake Chamber  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:02am

Almost everyone has to give a speech of some sort in life, whether it's a toast, a business presentation or church talk. Try these tips to make it easier and less painful.

Man accused in $1.5 million Ponzi scheme has hearing delayed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:01am

A court appearance for a 72-year-old Utah man charged in what prosecutors call a $1.5 million Ponzi scheme has been delayed so he can recover from surgery after a heart attack.

Logan man charged for unlawful sexual conduct with teen girl

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:16am

A Logan man is accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a teen girl which included sending lingerie and a sex toy to her house, according to charging documents.

Is Utah falling short of its potential by spending least per pupil nationally?

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:50am

Utah spends less – and in most cases far less – per student than surrounding states and its peer states, yet performs “respectably overall in terms of outcomes,” according to a new Utah Foundation report.

Kearns teen charged as adult with committing crime spree

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:27am

A 17-year-old Kearns boy was charged as an adult Monday with committing a series of crimes, including attempting to run over a store clerk.

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Merit Medical Systems in Utah this week

Lisa Riley Roche and Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:37pm

Pence is scheduled to speak at the South Jordan headquarters of Merit Medical at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, after spending the night in Utah.

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