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Officials plead for responsible recreation as parks are packed

Hollie Reina, St. George News  |  Posted Mar 29th - 10:10am

Just one day after Utah Gov. Gary Herbert issued a statewide coronavirus directive that included limiting visitors of state parks to residents of the counties in which the parks are located, hundreds of visitors converged on Snow Canyon State Park.

Man receives maximum sentence for murder of 2-year-old boy

Kelsey Cooke, St. George News  |  Posted Mar 26th - 9:44am

Gavin Michael Haar received the maximum sentence Wednesday in the Cedar City 5th District Court for second-degree felony child abuse and the first-degree felony murder of 2-year-old Christopher Leader Jr.

Man charged with DUI was going 118 mph, prosecutors say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 1:16pm

A Provo man with a history of drunken driving, including pleading guilty to DUI just a month ago, was arrested Sunday after police spotted him driving 118 mph with a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit.

Rain, snow forecasted for Utah this week; winter storm watch issued for mountainous areas

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:44pm

Spring is here, but a system moving into Utah is expected to bring more than a foot of snow to higher elevated areas in the state by the end of the workweek.

Rural Utah health departments preparing for coronavirus; Moab area concerned over tourists

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:17pm

Health departments and medical services in rural Utah counties are preparing staff and resources in case of a large coronavirus outbreak.

No red rock respite from COVID-19 as new health order for Moab puts tourism in limbo

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Mar 17th - 4:17pm

The Southeast Utah Health Department issued a public health order Tuesday directing all restaurants, bars and movie theaters to close for 30 days in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Brian Head Fire: Cabin owner accused of sparking blaze reaches plea agreement

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Mar 12th - 7:27am

Prosecutors say the Taylorsville retiree accused of accidentally starting the massive Brian Head wildfire in 2017 has agreed to plead no contest to a remaining misdemeanor charge, part of a plea deal that recommends probation and a fine.

First coronavirus case diagnosed in Utah hours after governor declares state of emergency

Ashley Imlay, KSL and Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Mar 6th - 12:41pm

“It’s important to recognize that this does not represent the first case of community spread in the state of Utah,” health officials said Friday.

COVID-19 concerns: Utah colleges canceling travel, calling back students studying abroad

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 4th - 8:10am

Thirty-three Southern Utah University students and three faculty studying in Florence departed from Italy Tuesday after their program was suspended.

3 rural Utah hospitals on top 20 best rural and community hospital in US list Staff  |  Posted Mar 2nd - 1:15pm

Castleview Hospital in Price, Cedar City Hospital and Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield were in the top 20 out of 1,821 rural and community hospitals across the U.S.

‘What’s your blood type?’: Friend gives old BYU classmate the ultimate gift: A kidney

Chris Reed, St. George News  |  Posted Mar 1st - 2:33pm

“If you heard the whole story, you would think I made it up,” Donald Richardson said. “I’m a man of faith, and I will tell you straight out, it was not all my doing.”

Body found in Iron County

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 29th - 8:02pm

Iron County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the discovery of a body in a field north of Kanarraville.

Authorities identify Salt Lake County man found dead at Sand Hollow State Park

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Feb 27th - 2:39pm

The man's body was found near the "jumping rocks" area on the northeast side of the reservoir, where cliff jumping into the water is allowed.

1 of 2 charges dropped for Utahn accused of starting 2017 Brian Head Fire

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:27pm

Iron County prosecutors dropped the more severe of two charges against the Taylorsville man accused of accidentally starting the massive Brian Head wildfire in 2017.

1st Utahn diagnosed with coronavirus tests negative, 3rd tests positive

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 25th - 10:10pm

The same day a third Utahn from the Diamond Princess cruise ship tested positive for the coronavirus, the first Utahn to contract the virus tested negative for the first time in his nearly two week stay at a Japanese hospital.

Cedar City ice rink in danger of shutting down after lease with city runs out

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 25th - 7:23pm

Even with its success after opening in 2013, those who oversee Cedar City's outdoor ice rink say it's in danger of shutting down once its lease with the city runs out.

UHP trooper donates car to sisters after helping them in crash

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:37am

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper and his family donated a car to a pair of sisters after their vehicle was totaled in an Iron County crash just before Christmas.

Proposed drilling near Arches National Park the wrong move, groups say

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:22am

A proposal for potential oil and gas development in the popular Slickrock Trail recreation area in Grand County is stoking opposition from local elected leaders, outdoor recreation companies and even Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, who says the leases should be pulled.

Man accused of killing Moab pastor, son in crash charged with 4 felonies

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:11pm

A Cache County man accused of killing a local pastor and his son in a high speed, multi-vehicle crash on Moab’s Main Street now faces four felony charges.