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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.

Flash floods, mudslides surface in southern Utah after thunderstorms

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:47pm

Powerful thunderstorms created flooding and mudslides in several areas Thursday, and another mud flow from a burn scar in Beaver County led to a close call for at least one driver.

Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway reopens, some trails still closed after flooding

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 13th - 4:39pm

The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway has reopened after several days of closures due to heavy rain and storm damage in Zion National Park.

Man charged in Colorado boy's kidnapping to be extradited

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:44am

A man accused of kidnapping a 12-year-old boy in Colorado who was found naked with the child near Panguitch Lake has agreed to be transported back to Colorado to face charges there.

Rep. Bishop: Endangered Species Act 'most inept program we have'

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:51am

Would you change anything that's 45 years old? Critics of the Endangered Species Act said it's due for a makeover. The Congressional Western Caucus wants to perform major surgery, but groups say it will produce ugly results that hurt wildlife.

More flash flooding forces trail closures at Zion National Park, 3 small wildfires spark

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 12th - 8:21pm

All of Zion National Park was under a flash flood warning until Thursday night, officials said.

Wildfire updates: Crews gain some control of Deer Creek Fire, SR-130 closed after Black Mountain Fire

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 12th - 7:09pm

There were 11 wildfires actively burning across Utah Thursday morning, according to Utah Fire Info. This is an active blog updating firefighter progress on each one.