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Ivins residents prepare for extensive fight against planned 113-acre resort

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:16am

Ivins residents like Chris Haddad and Regina Roper moved to the small Southern Utah city to enjoy the peaceful vistas and starry skies, but as of late, they’re fighting a proposed resort with over 100 total buildings, including two hotels and many rental homes that they say would threaten their quiet way of life.

Senators call for audit of DSU as ‘concerned faculty’ seek investigation into violation of academic freedom

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:00am

Faculty at Dixie State University and a group of Utah state senators are seeking investigation into the school’s administration in light of the way the university has handled the termination of tenured professors.

'I just want a chance': Man sentenced to prison for 1999 murder seeks parole

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:47am

Jeremy Edwin Richards says he'll serve whatever time the Board of Pardons and Parole decides is best. But Richards believes after 19 years in the Utah State Prison, he has changed and is ready to be a productive member of society again.

Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:00am

The management of the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will be the subject of two public meetings next month.

Groups donate $40 million for proposed Huntsman Cancer Institute expansion

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:21am

The 100,000-square-foot expansion would extend from the north end of the Huntsman Cancer Institute's existing buildings, officials said, adding up to 50 new inpatient rooms and workspace for doctors.

Attorneys general asking DEA to tighten drug manufacture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:45am

Attorneys general from West Virginia and 10 other states are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to further tighten the manufacture of opioids.

Teen bullied with fake homecoming invite gets real one from pageant queen

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:17am

Michael Conrad, a junior at Taylorsville High School, was excited to get an invitation to the homecoming dance from a cheerleader, but saddened to later learn it was a fake – a prank, placed by a bully.

Judge moves case for man charged with starting Brian Head Fire

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:08am

A judge has agreed to transfer out of Iron County the case against a Taylorsville man charged with accidentally starting the 71,000-acre Brian Head wildfire last year.

Salt Lake man charged in hit-and-run crash from a year ago

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:45am

A Salt Lake man was charged Thursday with driving away and abandoning his vehicle after hitting a pedestrian in a crosswalk one year ago.

2 northern Utah taxi companies close, leaving Weber and Davis counties with fewer options

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:21pm

Two taxi companies have closed in the northern Wasatch Front in the past month.

Where are wildfire evacuees? Mostly with family, friends and neighbors

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:50pm

Many who are displaced in Utah County are receiving support — whether it's housing, meals, or other assistance — from those just outside the evacuation zone instead of the Red Cross.

BYU law school welcomes first predominantly female class

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:49pm

Brigham Young University’s law school just admitted its first predominantly female class, and both religion and politics may have something to do with it.

Utah real estate investor found guilty of fraud in $100 million Ponzi scheme

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:15pm

A Utah real estate investor accused of running a $100 million Ponzi scheme faces prison time after a federal jury found him guilty Thursday of 15 fraud charges.

Law enforcers face suspension during quarterly POST Council meeting

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:00pm

During the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council's quarterly meeting Thursday, members voted on the certification status of 16 law enforcers who faced discipline for various violations.

5 common mistakes parents make when installing car seats

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:47pm

The Utah Department of Public Safety said only six out of 10 parents install car seats correctly and only 20 percent read the instructions beforehand.

'I had to change my ways': Man convicted in teen's high-profile killing granted parole

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:13pm

A once-hardened gang member who shot and killed a 16-year-old girl in a case of mistaken identity nearly 20 years ago has been granted parole.

Utahn who died trying to save drowning mom, child named Carnegie hero

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:40pm

A Sandy man who jumped into the fast-moving and cold Provo River in an attempt to save a woman and her daughter in 2017 is one of 16 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.

State: Lake Powell Pipeline decision provides 'clarity'

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:09pm

Critics of the planned Lake Powell Pipeline say a federal regulatory decision issued Thursday is a major setback for proponents of the project. The state Division of Water Resources says the decision simply provides clarity on the path going forward.

Salt Lake City mayor hoping another Olympics 'clicks' with committee

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:30pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski is part of a delegation pitching the city's bid for another Winter Games at an annual meeting of U.S. Olympic officials in Colorado Springs.

Ephraim orders water restrictions after well shaft breaks

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:29pm

Ephraim's city well shaft broke Wednesday night, and the city now relies on springs as its sole water source. City manager Brant Hanson, however, assures residents that there is no need to panic.