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Utah wildfire updates: 9 fires continue burning across the state

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:00pm

Nine active wildfires continued burning across the state Saturday, according to Utah wildfire officials.

Rockfalls also close Hidden Canyon Trail in Zion National Park

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:14am

Rockfalls have closed another trail in Zion National Park as powerful thunderstorms have caused damage and closures in the area over the past few weeks.

Utah wildfire updates: More than 20 structures in Sanpete County pre-evacuation area

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:51pm

Possible thunderstorms are forecasted Friday and over the weekend for many of the areas where fires are burning in the state, which poses potential help and threats for those fighting the wildfires.

Where to watch fireworks for Pioneer Day 2018

Steph Grimes, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:48pm

Here are 15 fireworks shows taking place throughout Utah to celebrate the 171st anniversary of the Mormon pioneers reaching the Salt Lake Valley.

Charges in southern Utah cattle tampering case dropped against activist

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:28am

The Court of Appeals Thursday sent a criminal case against Rose Chilcoat back to the district level, ordering the charges against her be essentially dismissed. Chilcoat's attorney had argued she had been unfairly targeted for her views, not actions.

Prosecutors add attempted murder charges for couple who allegedly bludgeoned man with hammer in desert

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:30am

The man and woman who allegedly lured a man to a remote area of Washington County and beat him with a hammer in April have been charged with aggravated attempted murder.

New bony, spiky species of dinosaur found in Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:28am

A dinosaur that roamed southern Utah 76 million years ago chomping on plants and covered in bony armor from head to toe is the latest new species unearthed in the state. The Akainacephalus johnsoni made its public debut Thursday in Salt Lake City.

Man admits beating youth ranch counselor to death when he was 17

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:49am

A man accused of beating a counselor to death at a southern Utah rehabilitative youth ranch when he was a teen has pleaded guilty to murder.

Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:01am

Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday.

Popular trails in Zion National Park still closed for thunderstorm damage

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:05pm

Several trails at Zion National Park remain closed after an "intense thunderstorm," according to park officials.

Fire updates: Millard County fire grows to 700 acres

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:18pm

Four wildfires continue to burn in the state, but rain and improved conditions have helped crews make significant progress in battling the state's fires.

Police seek public’s help to solve 10 burglaries at office complex in Cedar City

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:31pm

Police said Tuesday they are seeking information on a string of burglaries that occurred over the weekend at a business complex in Cedar City.

Angels Landing, other Zion National Park trails 'closed indefinitely' due to flooding, rockfalls

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:57pm

Multiple trails at Zion National Park, including the popular Angels Landing, Upper Emerald Pools and Kayenta trails, are closed indefinitely because of rockfalls after several flash floods, park officials said Tuesday.

Judge weighs trying teen as an adult in backpack-bomb case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:31am

A Utah judge is considering whether a teenager accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb at a high school after looking at Islamic State propaganda should stand trial as an adult.

Man charged with starting Brian Head fire wants trial moved, cites 'hatred' in community

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:37pm

A Taylorsville man charged with accidentally starting a wildfire near Brian Head last summer has asked a judge to transfer his case outside Iron County, saying online comments show he is hated in the rural community.

Southern Utah, Zion National Park face further flash flood warnings

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:13pm

Southern Utah, including Zion National Park, is facing further flash flood warnings as showers and thunderstorms develop across the southern and central areas of the state.

'It’s just a miracle:' Cabin still standing amid Dollar Ridge Fire

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:59pm

Deborah and Mark Andrus saw what is left of their property Saturday after the Dollar Ridge Fire burned through parts of Duchesne County last week. As of Sunday, the wildfire had burned 56,734 acres and was 65 percent contained, according to fire officials.

7 injured, 2 critically, after Hildale UTV crash, officials say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:11pm

A crash involving an off-road vehicle and an SUV left two juveniles in critical condition and five other people with injuries on Saturday, officials confirmed.

Live updates: Crews continue fighting Dollar Ridge Fire in Duchesne County

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 14th - 8:46pm

At least eleven wildfires are still burning across the state, but most are at least half-contained.

Flash flooding contaminates Panguitch water source

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:10pm

Residents of Panguitch are being asked not to drink or use any culinary water, as it has been contaminated following flash flooding.