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Snowstorm pounds Utah, closes I-15 near Nephi

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:04pm

Amid an unusually warm and dry Utah winter, a snowstorm pounded the Wasatch Front on Monday. Northbound I-15 was closed 1 mile south of Nephi.

Legislature: Animal-tethering bill stalls, vehicle-registration bill finds support

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:21pm

A bill that would do away with the requirement that motorists have vehicle registration in the car found new support, and opposition stalled a measure making it a crime to leave animals tethered.

Animal-tethering bill stalls in Utah Senate committee

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:47pm

Senate Minority Leader Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, was frustrated Friday after his bill making it a crime to leave an animal tethered outside without adequate shelter was held by a legislative committee.

United Utah Party announces slate of Utah County candidates

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:42pm

The fledgling United Utah Party announced four candidates for three legislative races and one commissioner seat Wednesday.

Utah Senate looks forward to Sen. Okerlund's healthy return

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:39pm

The day after announcing changes to Senate leadership while Sen. Ralph Okerlund undergoes evaluation for heart and kidney transplant surgery, Senate leaders said Friday they view the shifts as temporary and look forward to Okerlund's healthy return.

Utah lawmaker brings back bill to end auto registration requirements

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:44am

The third time was a charm for Rep. Christine Watkins, R-Price, who found support from a House committee on her proposal to repeal the requirement that motorists have vehicle registration in the car.

How to properly dispose of a US flag you can't use anymore

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:00am

Since a lot of people fly an American flag on Presidents Day, here are some helpful tips for how to dispose of a U.S. flag, as well as some common misconceptions about displaying and using the flag.

Police: Man and woman rob West Jordan restaurant

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 9:56am

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Wingstop restaurant in West Jordan Sunday night.

Utahns could see biggest storm of the season overnight and into Monday

Jacob Klopfenstein  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:09pm

A winter storm will move through Utah from Sunday, lasting into either Monday or Tuesday in some areas, and it could be the biggest storm of the season.

Army recruiter among 6 arrested in soliciting a minor sting

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:34pm

A U.S. Army recruiter in Cedar City was among six men arrested during a multi-agency operation to battle child sex crimes that wrapped up Sunday, Parowan police reported Sunday night.

Salt Lake lawmaker urges restorative justice to better manage school discipline

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 8:43pm

A House resolution that urges the state's school system to implement restorative justice programs to better address student discipline was endorsed Friday by the House Education Committee. The bill moves to the full House for further consideration.

30-year-old Utah man killed by avalanche in Wyoming 'pseudo brother, son' to Orem family

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:59pm

Alex Marra, who died in an avalanche near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Saturday, was a lifelong friend to an Orem family who considered him a "pseudo son" and "pseudo brother."

2 Utahns behind Pyeongchang Olympic ice sheets

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 5:21pm

Shane Truskolaski and Dan Berry work at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, and were invited to South Korea to help make world-class ice for the Winter Games.

Man critically injured after being ejected from car in Tooele rollover

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 4:12pm

A 19-year-old man was critically injured after a rollover that caused him to be ejected from a car Sunday morning.

Legislature: Lawmakers honor fallen soldiers, child health measure advances

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 3:32pm

This week in the Utah State Legislature, lawmakers held a solemn tribute to honor fallen soldiers.

Utahraptor bill sails through House committee

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:00pm

A bill to designate the Utahraptor as the state dinosaur sailed through a House committee Thursday.

Committee approves measure seeking more coordination on pediatric trauma care

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:50pm

A resolution asking that the state organize a network of providers to set "standards and guidelines to reduce morbidity, mortality and the cost of injury and illness to pediatric patients in Utah" passed the House Health and Human Services Committee.

Utah Legislature gives somber recognition to families of 16 fallen soldiers

Preston Cathcart  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:40pm

Family members of fallen Utah soldiers filed onto the House floor, encircling the legislative body around the edges of the room, while Rep. Justin Fawson, R-North Ogden, dressed in military uniform, honored them with poetry and a moment of silence.

Utah House passes bill to import cost-saving pharmaceutical drugs from Canada

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:18pm

House Majority Leader Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, called the idea that Utahns can find cheaper drugs by importing them from another country a "snipe hunt." But Rep. Norm Thurston, R-Provo, is sponsoring a bill that he says would do just that.

Orrin Hatch apologizes to Rob Porter's ex-wives

MJ Lee and Maegan Vazquez CNN  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 11:58am

The ex-wives of Rob Porter, a White House aide who recently resigned over domestic abuse allegations, say they have received letters of apology from Porter's old boss, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who previously defended his former staffer as a "decent man."