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Wildfires burned 485,989 acres in Utah this year — more than double for 2017

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:45pm

The total number of wildfires reported in Utah this year was 1,314, according to state fire officials.

3-year-old boy missing in St. George found safe, police say

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:46pm

A 3-year-old boy who went missing in St. George Wednesday night has been found safe, police said.

'We're hoping for smaller storms': Washington County advancing flood prevention project

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:44pm

Workers have dug thousands of meters of storm drainage ditches around Washington County's Dammeron Valley in an effort to stop another flash flood from ravaging the community.

Teen admits to causing a catastrophe in connection to Moab fire

Ashley Imlay  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:22am

A 17-year-old admitted in court Tuesday to causing a catastrophe in connection with the Cinema Court Fire that burned eight Moab homes in June.

Here are the 2018 Utah candidates running for Senate, Congress

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:01pm

While many ballots have already been sent out, Utahns still have three weeks until the 2018 general election. Here's a look at the candidates and their platforms in the Senate and House of Representatives.

Woman killed, man in critical condition after head-on crash in Washington County

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:23am

A woman was killed and a man is in "extremely critical condition" after a head-on crash on state Route 18 near Veyo in Washington County Tuesday, officials said.

Responders spend 7 hours searching for hunter who accidentally called them

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:48am

A hunter who accidentally called the Iron County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team kicked off a seven-hour manhunt for him involving a helicopter Friday.

Utah governor declares state of emergency due to drought

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 15th - 6:32pm

All of Utah's 29 counties are experiencing some level of drought, leading Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to declare a state of emergency on Monday.

2 arrested when DUI stop turns into high-speed pursuit in Springdale

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:45am

Two men were arrested Saturday night after leading officers on a high-speed chase on state Route 9 in Springdale, an incident set in motion when the driver was allegedly spotted staggering out of a restaurant minutes before.

Longtime Emery County Sheriff Lamar Guymon dies

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 14th - 6:18pm

Retired longtime Emery County Sheriff Lamar E. Guymon died last Friday after struggling with complications from a heart attack several months ago. He was 71.

Torrey council meeting evacuated after resident spills chemical during meeting, county officials say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 12th - 1:01pm

A man was arrested after county officials say he created a hazmat situation when he brought a toxic substance to a town hall meeting Thursday night.

Cedar City couple suspected in death of 2-year-old captured in Washington state

Tracie Sullivan, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 12th - 9:01am

A Cedar City couple was arrested Thursday in Washington state for their alleged role in the homicide of a 2-year-old boy.

Arizona man sent to prison in 2016 killing of youth ranch counselor

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 11th - 9:42pm

An Arizona man has been ordered to serve at least five years and up to life in prison for beating to death a counselor at a Utah rehabilitative youth ranch when he was 17 and battling drug addiction.

Utah loves its hunting, fishing and wildlife watching

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 11th - 5:18pm

Like fishing, hunting or simply watching wildlife? You are not alone. In Utah, those activities on Bureau of Land Management acreage generated $7 million in federal tax revenue and $5 million for the state. A new report looks at those activities.

Police searching for 72-year-old man missing since Friday in St. George

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 11th - 3:59pm

Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a man who has been missing since Friday evening.

Body of man who jumped overboard in Lake Powell still missing 3 weeks later

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 10th - 5:15pm

Rescue teams are still searching for the body of a Colorado man nearly three weeks after he jumped off a boat in Lake Powell and never resurfaced, officials said.

US states agree on plan to manage overtaxed Colorado River

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 12:13pm

Seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River have reached landmark agreements on how to manage the waterway amid an unprecedented drought, including a commitment by California to bear part of the burden before it is legally required to do so, officials said Tuesday.

Man charged with murdering 2-year-old in Cedar City

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 10th - 11:56am

A man accused of killing his girlfriend's young child has been charged with murder.

Your ballot is in the mail: Here's what you need to know to vote

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 9th - 8:01pm

Residents in 27 Utah counties will soon receive their ballots for the upcoming general election. However, there's still time to register to vote. Here's how to vote in the upcoming election.

Friendly debate yields political differences between Romney, Wilson

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 9th - 5:05pm

Romney and Wilson squared off in a highly anticipated debate Tuesday that played out much like friendly disagreement between a brother and sister.