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Group urges schools to adopt model policies after 11-year-old girl's hijab pulled off her head by student

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:18am

A nonprofit organization that assists refugees is urging Utah schools to adopt model policy to help prevent incidents of Muslim girls in Utah schools being harassed for wearing hijabs, or in one girl's case, forcibly removed by a fellow student.

Wrong-way driver suspected of DUI arrested on I-15, UHP says

Linda Williams,  |  Posted Nov 16th - 7:03am

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper received minor injuries when he stopped a wrong-way driver on I-15 in South Salt Lake early Friday morning, officials said.

Police: Man assaulted girlfriend's teen son in Salt Lake City

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

A man and boy were injured Thursday evening after an argument in Salt Lake City, police said.

Trump backs criminal justice reform legislation that Sen. Mike Lee helped write

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:43pm

President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation that Utah Sen. Mike Lee helped write.

3 men arrested in connection with Moab homicide extradited from Arizona to Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:11pm

Three men who were arrested in Arizona in connection with a murder in Moab have been transported back to Utah, police said Thursday.

Ex-symphony leader charged with sexual misconduct with teen musician

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:07pm

A former longtime director of a Utah County youth orchestra program was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting a teenage musician several years ago. Brent E. Taylor, 70, was the focus of a Deseret News investigation published in April.

Rocky Anderson threatens lawsuit over Prop. 2 compromise

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:32pm

Anderson issued a letter this week to groups connected to a Prop. 2 compromise bill, threatening legal action for "vastly altering the law mandated by the people."

'She was at a marvelous point in her life': U. community mourns death of assistant professor

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:01pm

The University of Utah community is mourning the death of a staff member who died from complications related to childbirth.

Utah law enforcers highlight successes in light of growing drug epidemic

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 6:25pm

As the drug epidemic continues to grow, Utah law enforcers are doing their part to curb the flow of illegal substances being distributed in the state.

Police investigating 3rd dog shooting in Utah in about 2 weeks

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:47pm

Police are investigating the shooting death of a dog in its backyard in Alpine — the third similar incident in about two weeks.

How turkeys trotted onto your Thanksgiving table and all over Utah

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:13pm

Turkeys are usually near the forefront of the discussion when you think about Thanksgiving. That hasn't always been the case.

Officer who arrested nurse plans to sue city, 'cowards' mayor, police chief

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:40pm

The former Salt Lake police officer who received worldwide criticism for his arrest of University of Utah Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels says he was only following orders.

Who will run Utah's new homeless centers? The Road Home will operate the largest

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:09pm

After months of deliberations, Utah homeless announced Thursday who will be operating the three new homeless resource centers when they're slated to open next summer.

4 former employees file racial harassment complaints against Vivint Smart Home

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:34pm

Four former Vivint Smart Home employees have filed racial harassment complaints against the Provo-based company, just months after two former Vivint Solar employees filed similar lawsuits in June.

What you can and can't say: Here's how free speech works under the First Amendment

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:30pm

There are some common misconceptions about free speech, as well as some confusing rules about what’s protected, what’s not and who can police what you say.

Judge questions why Love only sued Salt Lake County over election issue

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:11pm

Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen said she believes her office has been unfairly targeted by Rep. Mia Love's lawsuit against her challenging voter signature verification.

Here's a sneak peek at Macy's Candy Windows being unveiled Thursday

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:00pm

In a tradition that dates back to the 1970s, Macy's City Creek Center will unveil its annual candy windows Thursday evening.

Mother, son saved by seat belts urge Thanksgiving travelers to buckle up

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:28pm

Shantel Anderson taught her kids the importance of wearing a seat belt, but on June 21, her 8-year-old son Dallin was the one reminding her to buckle up, possibly saving her life.

Want to track pelican migrations? DWR has a website for that

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:05pm

If you see a pelican wearing what looks like a backpack of sorts, don’t be alarmed. That is just the way the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources keeps track of migrating American white pelicans.

West Point Junior High evacuation lifted after 'strange odor' was reported

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:51pm

A portion of a middle school was evacuated Thursday because of a strange odor in the gym, school district officials said.