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Bill making holding cellphones while driving a primary offense passes Utah House

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:46pm

After years of languishing, a bill to ban hand-held cellphones as a primary offense cleared the full Utah House of Representatives Monday.

West Valley man loses ear lobe in fight with brother

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:13pm

A man who got into a fight with his brother, ripping off his ear lobe in the process, was arrested over the weekend for investigation of numerous charges.

E-cigarettes, credit scores and scholarships: this week at the Legislature

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 3:34pm

It can be hard to keep track of the annual legislative session. Most Utahns just want to know one thing: How could lawmakers’ decisions affect me?

Man arrested after driving over retaining wall, speeding away, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 2:33pm

A wanted felon was arrested late Sunday after police say he led them on a wild chase.

Volunteer cuddle program helps babies in the NICU

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Feb 24th - 2:02pm

People are spending hours at a volunteer cuddle program, rocking and talking to NICU babies around Utah.

Latter-day Saint Charities provided about $100M in assistance in 2019, reports show

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 1:22pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ humanitarian organization has now spent about $2.3 billion since its inception in 1985.

Super Tuesday voter registration deadline nears

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Feb 24th - 12:45pm

If you’re looking forward to the presidential primary election next week, Tuesday is the last day to register to vote online or in-person at a county clerk’s office in Utah.

Bill creates option for safety plans for student interns

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 11:30am

Companies that wish to offer internships to high school students will have the option of conducting background checks on employees or participating in “internship safety agreements” under SB147.

Wanted man ran red light and crashed into officer’s car, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 10:51am

A man with a couple of outstanding warrants made it easy for police to find him Sunday after he ran a red light and crashed into an officer’s car, police say.

Senate panel OKs bill to update formula to calculate state special education funding

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 10:32am

The Senate Education Committee endorsed a bill Friday that would update the formula for calculating state special education funding in Utah schools.

Background checks among several gun bills before Utah lawmakers

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Feb 24th - 9:00am

Utah lawmakers are scheduled to discuss several gun-related measures in committee on Monday, including requiring universal background checks for the sale of any firearm.

Pilots share story of emergency plane landing in Logan

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:21am

It could have been a disaster, but two people walked away without a scratch after an emergency plane landing at the Logan-Cache Airport.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Jen Riess, KSL.com and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 7:20am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

5-year-old hit by vehicle, killed in Millcreek

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:33pm

A 5-year-old boy died after being hit by a car while playing in the street with his older brother, police confirmed.

Utah is one step closer to designating Utahraptor State Park

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:35pm

Utah is one step closer to designating its next state park — and naming it after the vicious predator that starred in “Jurassic Park.”

Senate panel agrees adding time to safe haven for babies a good step

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:49pm

In the last 18 years, Utah’s Newborn Safe Haven law has saved at least 42 babies whose mothers were able to relinquish them anonymously.

Utah House committee backs bill requiring burial, cremation of fetal remains

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:41pm

Lawmakers on Thursday again heard pleas from the public saying that having the option to bury or cremate the remains of a baby miscarried prior to 20 weeks gestation might be too much to bear after the loss of a baby.

Local body shop creates one-of-a-kind casket for police dog Hondo

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:11pm

When it came time to create the casket for fallen police dog Hondo, a Utah automotive body shop stepped up to create a custom piece of art.

Winder Newton ends signature gathering; Wright submits names in governor’s race

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:20pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate Aimee Winder Newton has stopped gathering voter signatures to qualify for the primary election ballot and says she’ll instead focus on winning the party’s nomination at the state convention.