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Utah lawmakers shoot down slew of gun bills

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:50pm

One by one, lawmakers shot down three bills seeking to strengthen Utah’s gun laws on Monday.

Man in prison after internet sting now charged in 2017 kidnapping, rape of teen girl

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:38pm

A man currently in prison after he was arrested last year in an undercover internet sting has now been charged with kidnapping and raping a high school student in 2017.

Medical marijuana law changes pass Senate as deadline looms

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:05pm

With Utah’s new medical marijuana program set to start Sunday, a bill making a number of last-minute fixes sailed through the state Senate Monday, 24-0.

2nd attorney appointed for Grantsville teen accused of killing family members

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 7:43pm

A judge on Monday appointed a second defense attorney for the Grantsville teen accused of killing three of his siblings and his mother last month.

3rd man charged in alleged racially motivated attack on missionary

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 7:01pm

The third man arrested in connection with an alleged hate crime against a black missionary was formally charged Monday.

Poll: Utahns say state doesn't need more restrictions on abortion

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:37pm

As many as 80% of Utahns say the state doesn’t need new restrictions on abortions, according to results released Monday from a new poll for the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, the Alliance for a Better Utah and the ACLU of Utah.

‘Utah’s cultural heritage is under threat’: Archeologists seek solutions as vandalism grows

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:08pm

Utah archeologists say vandalism is plaguing the state's public lands and are hoping to curb the problem before it spirals out of control.

Trial set for woman accused of strangling her children to death

Felicia Martinez, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 24th - 5:36pm

A woman accused of strangling her children to death nine years ago appeared before a judge at the Davis County District Court on Monday.

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,  |  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,  |  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 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 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.