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Salt Lake police awards honor heroic officers, civilians

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 10:15pm

Salt Lake City Police Department employees and civilians were recognized at the 39th annual Salt Lake City Police Awards Luncheon.

UDOT looks for input on refined plans for US 89 expansion in Davis County

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted May 21st - 9:42pm

UDOT showed off refined plans for a widening of U.S. 89, which includes freeway-style interchanges, at an open house at Layton High School Tuesday.

Maryland woman dead in Utah crash

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 9:11pm

A Maryland woman died Tuesday in a crash on I-70 near the Utah-Colorado border, troopers said.

Utah man arrested in Oregon in connection with Kaysville attempted murder case

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 21st - 8:38pm

Authorities in Oregon have arrested a Utah man who they say has been on the run since being involved in an April altercation in Kaysville in which he allegedly shot at two people.

NPS: Centuries-old Spanish coins found at Lake Powell authentic, but likely weren’t dropped by explorers

Carter Williams,  |  Posted May 21st - 8:05pm

Two centuries-old Spanish coins that were found near Lake Powell last year are authentic, but were determined to be a part of a modern coin collection, National Park Service officials said Tuesday.

Utah woman has near miss when gun goes off, grazes head

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 7:39pm

A woman in Kearns had a close call Tuesday afternoon when a gun she was holding went off accidentally and a bullet grazed her head, police said.

Ogden board OKs 5.7% teacher pay hike

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 7:33pm

Pay for teachers in the Ogden School District would go up 5.7 percent and starting pay for educators would climb to $45,472, under a tentative agreement approved by the district school board.

Salt Lake police identify person of interest in connection with carjacking

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 21st - 7:11pm

Police are still looking for a person of interest in connection with a May 16 carjacking in which a man allegedly drove off in a woman’s van while her toddler was still inside.

Utah investigates school for troubled youth, citing abuse

Morgan Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 7:00pm

A youth psychiatric center where a brawl broke out last month is at risk of losing its license as Utah state officials investigate claims of sexual abuse, violence and several other issues.

Utah Sens. Mitt Romney, Mike Lee want Congress to budget for natural disasters

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 6:27pm

Utah's two GOP senators and two other Republicans introduced a bill Tuesday to build room in the federal budget for natural disaster spending.

Utahn attempted to illegally buy gun 3 times through others, charges state

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 5:45pm

A Layton man who is restricted from buying a gun attempted to purchase a weapon three times in one week, according to charging documents.

Ski tourism in Utah hit an all-time high this season

Kristina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 5:13pm

Thanks to above-average snowfall this year, Utah's ski resorts have benefited from a record high amount of visits. Skier days were up 12 percent from the state's previous record and 24 percent from last year.

'Big, bold ideas' should be on agenda for tax reform task force, Utah lawmakers say

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 4:40pm

The Utah Legislature's new tax reform task force has yet to meet but there are already some surprising proposals for the agenda, including doing away with state income tax and slicing government spending.

Hundreds in Utah join nationwide abortion law protests

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 4:09pm

The "Stop the Bans" rally was one of more than 400 demonstrations organized nationwide in opposition to recently-passed laws limiting or banning abortion in Utah and elsewhere.

Sandy man dies in off-road vehicle crash in Juab County, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 21st - 3:37pm

A Sandy man died Monday after the off-road vehicle he was riding crashed into another person’s vehicle, authorities say.

Charges: 16-year-old charged in baby's death tossed her in air 'all the time'

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 3:05pm

A 16-year-old baby sitter has been criminally charged with causing the death of an infant girl he was watching.

Eastbound I-80 ramp to southbound I-15 reopened after closure due to crash

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 21st - 2:42pm

The connector ramp from eastbound I-80 to southbound I-15 was closed for several hours Tuesday evening as crews responded to a semitruck rollover, officials said.

Doug Fabrizio hints at changes to KUER's 'RadioWest' as interview show takes summer hiatus

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 21st - 2:03pm

“RadioWest,” KUER’s flagship interview program hosted by Doug Fabrizio, is taking a break this summer.

Drug dealer arrested in Operation Rio Grande headed to federal prison

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 1:32pm

A Kearns man charged in the crackdown on drug dealing as part of Operation Rio Grande will spend more than 10 years behind bars after admitting to carrying a gun and methamphetamine.

UTA began 'phase 2' of major TRAX repairs — here’s what commuters need to know

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted May 21st - 1:16pm

The Utah Transit Authority’s $8.5 million, monthlong project to replace old TRAX parts on downtown Salt Lake’s Main Street is now entering its second phase.