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Texas man arrested in Summit County following search

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:20pm

A man wanted in Texas was arrested in Summit County Sunday thanks to an officer checking registrations.

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Firefighters battle increasing number of wildfires across the state

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:19pm

A small brush fire sparked Sunday in an area west of Utah Lake and another burning in Tooele County increased number of wildfires crews are battling across the state of Utah.

Utah family turns grief into purpose by opening ranch to help young girls

Lori Prichard  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:08pm

Nestled above a neighborhood in Alpine sits a quiet, beautiful ranch with a unique purpose. The idea for the ranch was born during a family's greatest grief — the loss of a child.

13-year-old rolls truck aunt asked him drive, UHP says

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 9:08pm

A 13-year-old boy who was asked by his aunt to drive an F150 pickup from Vernal to Fort Duchesne escaped injury after crashing on state Route 40 Sunday, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Provo, Utah County agree to share costs of Olympic venue into 2018

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:30pm

After funding struggles threatened to close Peak's Ice Arena, the Utah County Commission and the city of Provo brokered an agreement that will keep the doors open and the patrons skating until the summer of 2018.

South Jordan students perform homemade opera

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:29pm

Students at South Jordan Elementary School showcased their skills last week operas with they wrote and produced.

Lawmakers labor to clean up state education code with 90-plus more bills in pipeline

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:10pm

Even as Utah lawmakers labor to tidy up the section of the Utah code on education, legislators have filed more than 90 bills for consideration in the 2018 legislative session, and it's only June.

Analysis: Utah House map may give GOP advantage

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:46pm

Utah is one of the most conservative states in the country, and Republicans have long controlled the state Legislature. But an Associated Press analysis shows the state's legislative districts were drawn in a way that may have given the GOP extra help.

Charge: Kaysville man offered to attend church if teen exposed herself

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:04pm

A Kaysville man who police say convinced a 17-year-old he would start going to church if she exposed herself to him now faces a felony sex abuse charge.

Police looking for teen who used pepper spray during fight at Taylorsville Dayzz

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 2:42pm

Unified police were looking Sunday for a teen girl they believe produced a can of pepper spray during a fight at the Taylorsville Dayzz festival, forcing many people — including innocent bystanders — to seek treatment.

Murray man charged with murder

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 10:27am

A Murray man accused of shooting his neighbor in the back and then kicking his head and face several times has been charged with murder.

W. Jordan woman killed in rollover on Mountain View Corridor

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 11:02pm

A 22-year-old woman was killed early Saturday when the Ford F-150 she was driving rolled on Mountain View Corridor, police said.

Firefighters battle multiple wildfires in Northern Utah

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:51pm

Hot, dry conditions have lead to an increasing number of wildfires across Utah. Two more fires flared up in northern Utah Saturday afternoon, one in Utah County and another near Strawberry Reservoir.

Brian Head fire tops 40K acres Saturday

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:46pm

One week after it started, the Brian Head Fire in southern Utah has topped 40,000 acres and is 8 percent contained. It is the largest fire burning in the United States at this time, fire officials reported.

More than 1,400 sign online petition urging reprieve for charter school for teen moms

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:45pm

More than 1,400 people have signed an online petition urging a reprieve for Kairos Academy, a public charter school that serves teen moms or pregnant teens. The Utah State Charter School Board voted Tuesday to terminate its charter.

California company relocating to Logan to build better battery technology

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:51pm

A California tech company is moving to Utah to partner with Utah State University to develop better battery technology. Electric Power Systems and USU recently became the newest recipients of a USTAR grant aimed at technology research development.

Friends, family gather for a concert to remember terrorist victim

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:29pm

Friends and family of Melissa and Kurt Cochran gathered in Bountiful's City Park Saturday to celebrate Kurt's life with a daylong concert. Kurt, who operated a West Bountiful recording studio, was killed in the March terrorist attack in London.

Jazz get assists from Baylor, Stockton for latest draft picks

Rod Zundel  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:47pm

Seven years ago, on June 24, 2010, the Utah Jazz drafted Gordon Hayward. Last Thursday, they added three players who they hope could have similar careers.

Unified police seek help locating man who robbed Taylorsville credit union, 2 banks

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:43pm

Unified police officers are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who robbed a credit union Friday morning.

'Cancer moves fast': New center for fighting the disease opens at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:34am

Hundreds of supporters attended the opening of the Primary Children's and Families' Cancer Research Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute, a new facility dedicated to the studying of genetically traced cancers, particularly those affecting children.