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Ex-Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz recalls Rep. Elijah Cummings with fondness

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:33am

Former Utah GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland had almost nothing in common politically or personally.

Utahn charged in kidnapping, sexual assault of woman walking on street

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:44am

Charges were filed Wednesday against a Kearns man accused of abducting a woman off a street in 2016, taking her to an abandoned house and then sexually assaulting her.

Utah legislative proposals seek to snuff out youth vaping, focus on sales to teens

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:04am

If it calls itself a vape shop, it’s a vape shop.

Woman dies in crash on I-15 in Ogden, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:27am

A woman died in a crash early Thursday morning in Weber County, authorities said.

Utah legislature gears up for ‘interesting conversation’ on conversion therapy

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:21am

A proposed rule that would effectively ban conversion therapy — crafted at the request of the governor and opposed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — has set the stage for an “interesting conversation” on Capitol Hill, the speaker of the Utah House of Representatives said Wednesday.

Utah farmers short on pumpkins after freeze

Gretel Kauffman, KSL and Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:03am

A freeze last week has left one of Utah’s biggest pumpkin suppliers short on pumpkins.

Improving early learning: Millions more needed for teacher coaching, student testing

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:37am

If Utah wants to improve learning outcomes from preschool through the third grade, it needs teaching coaches, lawmakers were told Wednesday.

Woman awaiting trial in one case now charged with arson

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:18am

A woman awaiting trial for her alleged role in a decadelong abuse case is now charged with setting her house on fire.

China detains 2 US citizens who ran Rexburg, Idaho-based teaching program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:00am

China says it has detained two U.S. citizens on suspicion of organizing others to illegally cross the border. Both are associated with Idaho-based China Horizons.

Amazon to hire 700 full-time employees at Salt Lake fulfillment center

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:11pm

Amazon opened its Salt Lake fulfillment center in 2018 and announced the new round of hires this week.

State lawmakers hope to follow Riverton’s footsteps in combating opioid crisis

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:59pm

A month after Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs announced an initiative to reduce stockpiling and misuse of opioids in his community, the city’s efforts have gained the attention of state leaders.

Train operator 'unsung hero' in nearly fatal crash on train tracks

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:24pm

While most have seen the video and heard from UHP trooper Ruben Correa, who many call a hero, there were other factors at play in the fateful moment.

Conservative group calls Mitt Romney a ‘Democrat secret asset’ in TV ad

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:22pm

Last week, Romney reiterated earlier his earlier comments that it was wrong for Trump to ask Ukraine and China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

2 Utahns charged in worldwide takedown of ‘largest darknet child pornography website,’ DOJ says

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:30pm

Hundreds of individuals, including two Utah men, have been charged worldwide in a takedown of the “largest darknet child pornography website,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

What a 132-year-old time capsule tells us about what life was like in Utah back in 1887

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:10pm

On Wednesday, 60 years after a time capsule buried in 1887 was found, its contents were finally unveiled to the public. The capsule included dozens of fun trinkets that tell of life in 1887.

Activists assemble against construction ahead of Utah Inland Port Authority’s first meeting in months

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:11pm

The group Stop the Polluting Port held another press conference to demand a halt to development of about 16,000 acres west of the airport.

Suspected ringleader in Utah elderly exploitation case arrested in California

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:53pm

The alleged ringleader of a group accused of exploiting an elderly woman out more than $264,000 — a man recently paroled from prison after serving nearly 30 years for murder — has been arrested.

Charges refiled against Utah prison inmate in 2010 rape case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:17pm

A Utah State Prison inmate who was charged in 2017 with an unsolved rape case from nearly a decade ago, only to have the case later dismissed, has now been charged again.

Why did Bernie Sanders single out Mike Lee at presidential debate?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:12pm

Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee couldn’t be farther apart politically, but the Democratic presidential candidate named the Utah senator as a surprising friendship.