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Police raid 7 pawn shops in 2 counties

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:47pm

Investigators from the Utah Attorney General's Office served seven search warrants on pawn shops in Salt Lake and Utah counties this week.

Utah Mysteries: What's with the giant lollipop sculpture by the Salt Flats?

Steph Grimes, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:16pm

Anyone who has driven through the Bonneville Salt Flats on I-80 has seen it: A massive trunk shooting out of the remote Utah desert with what, to a child's eye, resemble giant lollipops sticking out of the top. Here's the story behind it.

SLC riders tip Uber drivers more than any other riders in the nation

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:59am

Uber decided to let riders tip their drivers a year ago, and the numbers are in: Salt Lake City riders tip the most in the nation.

11 South Jordan homes may be bulldozed less than 3 years after being built

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:46am

Nearly a dozen South Jordan homeowners were stunned to find out their homes will likely be bulldozed to make way for a rebuilt intersection. The homes were built within the last three years.

Texting to 911 now available throughout Washington County

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:02am

The St. George Communications Center implemented a “text-to-911” program Wednesday, joining a handful of other counties across the state that make it possible for an individual to send a text message to summon help.

‘It makes me sick,’ says daughter of man shot and killed by security guard

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:33am

The daughter of a man who police say was killed by a security guard says her father was homeless and that the trespassing situation didn’t need to result in fatal shots being fired.

UTA leaders tell lawmakers they're working to 'build trust'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:13am

Utah Transit Authority interim boss Steve Meyer told lawmakers Wednesday the agency is working hard to make the changes called for in a controversial bill passed last session, including replacing the agency's leadership.

Voter turnout already higher than usual in most counties for primary elections

McKenna Park  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:31am

Early voting is underway for Utah's 2018 primary elections, and some counties are already reporting above average voting turnout.

Santaquin teen killed in early morning crash

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:06am

Investigators say fatigue may have lead to a crash early Thursday that killed a 17-year-old girl.

Religious beliefs deserve as much protection as race and gender, LDS leader says

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:02am

Religious beliefs are as much a part of many people’s core identity as race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation and should be offered at least as much protection, said Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Seventy.

Utah lawmakers consider shifting liability away from bars, restaurants

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:19am

State lawmakers are looking to shift liability for the bad actions of drinkers away from bars and restaurants that serve alcohol within the law.

Diplo, Snoop Dogg to be featured in Twilight Concert Series later this summer

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:02am

Diplo and Snoop Dogg will play Salt Lake City this summer as part of the Twilight Concerts Series, organizers announced Thursday.

57 percent of Utahns favor letting Dreamers stay, new poll says

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:38am

Poll results released Tuesday indicate 57 percent of Utahns definitively believe Dreamers "should be allowed to stay in the country," while 16 percent believe they "must be deported."

Utah congressional delegation welcomes Trump executive order

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:02am

Members of Utah's all-Republican congressional delegation welcomed President Donald Trump's decision Wednesday to sign an executive order to keep immigrant families detained at the border from being separated.

Crews locate man who did not return after hiking Mount Timpanogos

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 20th - 11:59pm

Search and rescue crews located a man who did not return as planned from hiking at Mount Timpanogos on Tuesday.

Police say security guard killed trespasser after downtown fight

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:41pm

A security guard accused of getting into a fight and killing a man by shooting him in the back after asking him to leave the property was arrested Wednesday for investigation of murder.

Solitude resort bought by conglomerate that purchased Deer Valley

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:37pm

Solitude Mountain Resort has been purchased by the same ski conglomerate, Alterra Mountain Company, that acquired Park City's Deer Valley late last year. Alterra announced the acquisition in a press release Wednesday.

Prayers offered for separated families during World Refugee Day

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:15pm

A small group of Utahns from diverse backgrounds gathered Wednesday at the MOSAIC Inter-Faith Ministries building in Millcreek to celebrate the things that unite us and the things that make us unique on World Refugee Day.

Former North Sanpete High teacher charged with enticing a minor

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:11pm

A former science teacher at North Sanpete High School has been charged for allegedly sending inappropriate texts to a student.

Guatemalan man recalls fear, agony of separation from child

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:39pm

Three-year-old Genesis Gonzalez Lopez giggled excitedly as she played with her father at a sunny Utah park, zipping down a slide again and again into his arms.