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Ogden man assists Hawaiian officials in tracking volcano lava with drone

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:28pm

A Utah man used his drone skills in Hawaii to assist authorities in tracking the volcano’s lava flows and pinpoint hot spots within the cooling magma.

Doomsday cult leader sent to prison for rape of a child

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:44pm

The purported leader of a doomsday cult who pleaded guilty in February to raping a child was sentenced Tuesday to a combined 26 years to life in prison.

North Sanpete High teacher under investigation in sexting case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:15pm

A former science teacher at North Sanpete High School is being investigated for allegedly sexting a 16-year-old girl at the school, according to court documents.

Hatch looking forward to life of retiree, not rumored Australian ambassadorship

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:13pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, quelled speculation Tuesday that he might become the U.S. ambassador to Australia after he retires next January.

Police identify motorcyclist killed in Provo crash

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:56pm

Police identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash in Provo over the weekend. A second man died a week and a half after a crash in Roosevelt.

User submitted: Funnel clouds, lightning, sunsets and wildlife

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:36pm

This week's gallery is full of everything from tornado-like funnel clouds to pretty sunsets and wildlife photos.

1 dead, 1 critically injured in Brigham City fire

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:02pm

One person died and another person was flown to the University of Utah Burn Center in critical condition after a trailer home caught fire Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Sen. Orrin Hatch aims to eliminate caps on employment-based green cards

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:46pm

The senator said there is no good reason to force workers from large countries to wait longer for a green card simply because they come from highly populated nations.

Man arrested in Taylorsville standoff shot TV in house, report states

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:04pm

Police say a man who got into an argument with his estranged wife and shot a TV inside her house, prompting a standoff with a SWAT team, surrendered after his wife was able to disarm him.

LDS Church moves 169 missionaries out of Nicaragua due to 'growing political instability'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:59pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday it is transferring 169 missionaries serving in Nicaragua because of “growing political instability” in the country.

35 more felonies for Eagle Mountain man accused of abusing children

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:41pm

A registered sex offender who told police there were more victims after being charged earlier this month is now facing an additional 35 felonies.

White Dome Nature Preserve offers peaceful desert hikes, rare flower

Rhiannon Bent, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:57pm

The White Dome Nature Preserve in St. George is the only place on Earth to see the endangered dwarf bear-poppy and also offers 5 miles of hiking trails in the desert of southern Utah.

Shelter in place lifted for 2 Midvale schools; police seek armed robber in area

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:12pm

Two Midvale schools initiated a brief shelter in place after a report of an armed individual in the area Tuesday morning, a district spokesman said.

Search and rescue crews anticipate busy summer for emergencies

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:49am

Search and rescue crews were called out for duty Monday in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It’s already their ninth rescue this year and that number will likely go much higher.

FanX co-founder apologizes after harassment dispute with author

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:24am

A FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention co-founder is apologizing after a controversial Twitter battle between him and a popular Utah author over a sexual harassment complaint.

Newlywed missing in eastern Idaho after reportedly falling into Snake River

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:03am

Two newlyweds were standing by the Snake River Wednesday night when police say the man called 911 and told dispatchers his wife had fallen into the fast-moving water.

22-year-old Payson man pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:29am

A Payson, Utah, resident charged with sexual assault has pleaded not guilty.

Thieves cause more than $50K in damage, business owner says

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:20am

Kevin Larsen and his work crew were hoping to earn some money Monday morning. Instead, they spent the day repairing damage left behind by thieves over the weekend.

Kennedy apologizes on behalf of all Utahns for opponent Romney calling pastor a bigot

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:01am

State Rep. Mike Kennedy said Monday he apologized on behalf of all Utahns to a pastor that Mitt Romney, his GOP U.S. Senate primary opponent, recently called a "religious bigot" for statements about Mormonism and other faiths.

Large concrete arrows scattered across Utah guided airplanes in the '20s

Devon Dewey, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:38am

Back in the 1920s, the U.S. government built hundreds of large, concrete arrows across the country. The purpose of the arrows was to provide guidance at night for pilots who were pioneering the country’s airmail system.