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UHP: Man dies after suffering medical issue while driving on I-80

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:12am

A semi truck driver died while driving on I-80 in Tooele County on Saturday afternoon after he suffered a medical issue, officials said.

Bill inspired by elected official's struggle with dementia now in governor's hands

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:32am

A bill inspired by the controversy that swirled around former Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott received official approval from the Utah Legislature on Friday. It needs one more signature, from Gov. Gary Herbert, before it can become law.

Power outage affects thousands in Taylorsville

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:08am

More than 4,000 people were affected by a power outage in Taylorsville for about 45 minutes on Sunday morning, according to Rocky Mountain Power.

Minor injuries in shuttle bus rollover near Utah-Idaho border

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:35pm

A shuttle bus carrying seven occupants crashed and tipped over on southbound I-15 Saturday afternoon, Utah Highway Patrol officials report.

Revised transportation task force bill would hike state sales tax to 4.85%

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:25pm

A sweeping transportation bill that overhauls how UTA is managed now would raise the state sales tax by 0.15 percent starting in 2019 to raise $80 million annually for mass transit projects.

4 killed in San Juan County plane crash identified

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:16pm

Four people were killed in a small plane crash in San Juan County near the Colorado border.

1 hospitalized after hit-and-run crash in Tooele

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:42pm

One person was hospitalized after a hit-and-run crash that involved a stolen vehicle Saturday evening.

Tax officials warn of scammers pretending to be from IRS

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:40pm

With income tax season underway, the Utah State Tax Commission is warning taxpayers to beware of fraudsters purporting to be state or federal agents collecting payments over the phone.

Senate calls for more action on postpartum depression and anxiety

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:09pm

A resolution which identifies postpartum depression and anxiety as "a serious statewide public health issue" was approved Friday by the Senate in a unanimous vote.

Fire burns vacant Emigration Canyon home

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:36pm

A fire ripped through a vacant home in Emigration Canyon Saturday afternoon.

Salt Lake residents sound off on northwest quadrant development

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:01pm

Salt Lake City residents on the west side expressed concerns to lawmakers about proposed development in the city's northwest quadrant.

Police: Man arrested in West Valley after taking 99-year-old woman hostage

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:27pm

A man was arrested early Saturday morning after police say he barricaded himself inside a home and took a 99-year-old woman hostage.

Utah Beef Council fees unconstitutional, officials say

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:58pm

A hobby farmer with three head of cattle is forcing the state to reorganize the private nonprofit Utah Beef Council because he says the fees he pays are requiring him to unconstitutionally support political speech.

5 techy things in the Utah Legislature

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:28pm

From self-driving cars to drones, here are five tech-centric bills on Capitol Hill.

House approves diesel emissions testing in Utah County

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:45am

A bill requiring Utah County to institute a pilot project to test certain diesel vehicles for emissions compliance cleared the Utah House 56-15 and moves on the Senate for debate. The program would require pass and failure rates of those vehicles.

Bill creating process for transgender Utahns to legally change their gender fails

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:02am

A bill intended to make it clear how transgender people could legally change their gender through the courts failed in the Senate on Friday after a lengthy and sometimes emotional debate.

Utes basketball players' home burglarized during game

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:28am

As the University of Utah men's basketball team was beating UCLA Thursday night, it appears someone was busy at the house where some players live.

Lawmaker warns of 'havoc' unless surplus water issue fixed

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:44am

Rep. Keven Stratton urged his colleagues on the Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment committee to endorse a measure seeking to amend the Utah Constitution dealing with water leases. He warned the current law could cause havoc.

Friday storm dumps 6 inches of snow, delays hundreds of flights

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Shara Park, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:56pm

An over performing storm dumped twice the amount of snow expected on parts of northern Utah Friday, causing at least 130 traffic accidents and delaying hundreds of flights.

Former Weber State employee accused of misusing public money

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:42pm

A former Weber State University employee was booked into jail this week as police investigate whether he misused public funds while working at the school.