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Adjustments to medical marijuana law to be heard in Utah House

Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:46am

Members of the House Health and Human Services Committee will hear SB121, which received Senate approval on Monday.

Intermountain Healthcare announces first-ever 'opioid free surgery' program

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:20am

Intermountain Healthcare became the first health system in Utah to establish an “opioid-free surgery” program for patients looking for alternative pain control methods.

Chunk of sandstone that could contain over a dozen Utahraptor skeletons finds a new home

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Feb 27th - 6:11am

On Wednesday, a big white tow truck carrying a herd of dinosaurs headed north on I-15.

Convicted University of Utah groper now charged with exposing himself at gym

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:04pm

A man sent to prison nearly seven years ago for a series of gropings around the University of Utah has now been charged with exposing himself to women at a gym, according to police.

Utahn who caught coronavirus cleared to leave Japanese hospital after two negative tests

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:35pm

Both John Haering and his wife, Melanie, who is quarantined at Travis Air Force Base, tested negative for the COVID-19 virus.

Astronaut administers oath to 850 future soldiers

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:28pm

A group of soon-to-be soldiers in Utah began their respective military journeys Wednesday with the help of a U.S. Army astronaut traveling in space.

Utah bill to lower bigamy penalty clears House

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:53pm

A Utah bill to drastically lower the penalty for bigamy — but enhances penalties for crimes committed in concert with bigamy such as fraud and child abuse —cleared what is likely its last big legislative hurdle Wednesday.

Intermountain Healthcare offers opioid-free surgery program

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:25pm

The thought of another surgery scared Jason Zeeman, but not for the usual reasons.

A record number of Utah chefs have been named James Beard semifinalists

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:40pm

You don’t have to leave Utah to find a great meal. The James Beard Foundation announced its 2020 semifinalists Wednesday, and chefs at five Utah restaurants have made the cut for “best chef” in the mountain region.

Utah House speaker urges teachers union to ‘consider alternatives’ to walkout

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:26pm

Teachers ‘walking for students,’ not out on them, Salt Lake association president says.

Lori Daybell requests extradition to Idaho after judge upholds $5 million bail

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:07pm

Lori Daybell appeared in a Hawaiian court on Wednesday to try and lower her $5 million bail, but a judge upheld the original bail amount.

Deal reached between lawmakers, Better Boundaries on redistricting

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 4:05pm

A deal has been struck between lawmakers and backers of a voter-approved citizens initiative creating an independent redistricting commission to recommend new legislative, congressional and State School Board boundaries following the census every decade.

Increased nitrate makes tap water dangerous for infants in Moroni, officials warn

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:25pm

Infants 6 months old and younger should not drink tap water in Moroni due to high levels of nitrate B, city officials said on Wednesday.

Man bit off brother’s earlobe before police dog bit him, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:01pm

Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against a West Valley man who police say bit off his brother’s earlobe.

1 of 2 charges dropped for Utahn accused of starting 2017 Brian Head Fire

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:27pm

Iron County prosecutors dropped the more severe of two charges against the Taylorsville man accused of accidentally starting the massive Brian Head wildfire in 2017.

16-year-old Utahn joins Nick Jonas's team on 'The Voice' season 18 premiere

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:00pm

A Utah singer’s performance on the season premiere of “The Voice” this week was so enticing that one judge came up on stage for a mini-coaching session and another shamelessly brought up a puppy to persuade the singer.

Salt Lake County DA spars with state officials over conviction integrity bill

Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Feb 26th - 1:17pm

One of the busiest prosecutors in Utah has harsh words for the Utah Attorney General’s Office about a conviction integrity bill.

Bill to make daylight saving time permanent soars through House

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 12:47pm

A bill to make daylight saving time permanent in Utah soared through the House Wednesday.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Utah ahead of Super Tuesday

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 26th - 11:10am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is considered a frontrunner in the Democratic presidential race, will be in the state the day before Super Tuesday.