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Man arrested for manslaughter for incident on Navajo Nation

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:14am

A man indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in Indian country has been booked into the Davis County Jail.

Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:01am

Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.

Woman dies after falling from Lake Powell cliff

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:02am

An Arizona resident died in an emergency room after falling off a cliff in the Chains area into Lake Powell Tuesday, according to the National Park Service.

A tale of tortoises and transportation in Washington County

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:31pm

A bill by Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, would literally pave the way for a new northern corridor in Washington County to support the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan area. That route, however, would impact a tortoise reserve.

Doomsday cult leader sent to prison for rape of a child

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:44pm

The purported leader of a doomsday cult who pleaded guilty in February to raping a child was sentenced Tuesday to a combined 26 years to life in prison.

Search and rescue crews anticipate busy summer for emergencies

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:49am

Search and rescue crews were called out for duty Monday in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It’s already their ninth rescue this year and that number will likely go much higher.

5 animal rights activists charged with pilfering pigs in Utah

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:05pm

Five California animal activists accused of stealing pigs from a farm in Beaver and talking about their actions on social media now face felony charges due in part to their own posts.

Euthanasia of aggressive St. George dog put on hold pending review

Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:03pm

A hearing officer's order for the euthanasia of a dog deemed to be dangerous after it acted aggressively toward police responding to a domestic dispute in St. George has been put on hold following a social media furor.

Springdale, UDOT officials celebrate completion of SR-9 reconstruction

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:20pm

Town, county and state officials celebrated the end of roadwork through Springdale this week with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting that marked the completion of state Route 9’s reconstruction.

Park Service restricts fire use in southeastern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 7:23pm

Heightened wildfire conditions have prompted the National Park Service to impose fire restrictions at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and two national monuments in southeastern Utah.

St. George police tase dog after it charges them during call

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   May 18th - 10:25pm

Police tased a man’s dog earlier this month after they responded to a call and the dog charged at two officers, officials said.

Plain City man dies after falling 45 feet while hiking near Determination Towers

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   May 18th - 3:07pm

A Plain City man died after he fell about 45 feet while hiking near Determination Towers Thursday night, authorities said.

Quagga mussels spreading at Lake Powell, DWR advises boaters to be prepared Staff  |  Posted   May 18th - 3:02pm

Quagga mussels, which can clog water infrastructure, damage boats, ruin fisheries and cost millions of dollars to control, are spreading in Lake Powell, state wildlife officials said Thursday.

Mapping Utah’s growth through historic roadside motels

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   May 17th - 7:02pm

A new paper from two Utah historians (and a future book) highlights the importance highway motels truly made in Utah's post-World War II growth.

Man drowns in Lake Powell, officials say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   May 17th - 1:44pm

The body of a man who drowned was located in a northern part of Lake Powell Thursday, park officials said.

Have some jewelry stolen? Cedar City Police may have found it

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted   May 17th - 12:51pm

Do you live in Cedar City and believe you may have had some jewelry stolen? The Cedar City Police Department would like to hear from you.

California judge overturns Oakland City anti-coal ordinance

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 15th - 8:05pm

A federal judge Tuesday said Oakland, California, failed to demonstrate a deep water port's handling of coal constitutes a substantial danger to the public. Utah and Wyoming are states that would ship coal to the port for export to other countries.

Prairie dog feces cause E. coli contamination of Bryce Canyon drinking water, officials say

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   May 15th - 12:15pm

The park’s drinking water tested positive for E. coli fecal contamination multiple times, and officials believe the burrowing prairie dogs may be to blame.

Vandalism at Angels Landing sparks social media backlash

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   May 15th - 9:33am

Park officials are investigating an act of vandalism at Angels Landing after photos sparked a barrage of social media backlash.

Symposium highlights climate vulnerability for Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 14th - 6:28pm

A daylong symposium Monday at the Utah Valley Convention Center examined the nexus between water supply and a changing climate, with predictions that Utah will get less snow and more extreme rain events in decades to come. Utah's drought persists.