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New Medicare card to help protect seniors from ID scams

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:10pm

For years, Utah seniors have been targeted victims of con artists looking to scam elderly Medicare recipients. Now a change in the form of identification seniors use to access healthcare could also protect them from fraudsters.

Poll: Nearly half of Salt Lake City residents think homeless issues haven't improved

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 8:37pm

More than a year after the launch of Operation Rio Grande, it appears SLC still faces some public perception challenges when it comes to homelessness.

Prosecutor: Plea deal possible for former evidence tech accused of stealing, using meth

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 8:05pm

A former Weber County evidence technician charged with using meth that had been collected as part of dozens of criminal investigations may soon reach a plea deal with prosecutors.

Herriman police to swear in 35 officers before inaugural shift Sunday morning

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:32pm

Thirty-five officers and five civilian members will be sworn in Thursday as the first Herriman Police Department fleet before they will officially take the helm patrolling the city streets late Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Man arrested on investigation of ‘stealing from BYU for multiple months’

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:00pm

A man who police say has been stealing from students and employees at Brigham Young University for several months was arrested and booked into jail Monday, according to jail records.

Colorado man presumed dead after going overboard in Lake Powell, park officials say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 25th - 6:19pm

A Colorado man is presumed dead after he fell off a boat on Lake Powell near Iceberg Canyon Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Warrant: Utah man accused of 2 murders has been busy on the phone while in jail

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 5:43pm

The man accused of brutally killing a young Eureka couple and dumping their bodies down an abandoned mine shaft has apparently been busy talking on the phone while incarcerated in the Utah County Jail, according to a recently unsealed search warrant

U.-BYU partnership awarded $6.8 million grant for language study, international education

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 5:13pm

A partnership between the University of Utah and Brigham Young University has been awarded a four-year, $6.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support language study and international education.

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper moved to federal halfway house

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:10pm

Wanda Barzee has been moved to a federal halfway house, according to the Utah Sex and Kidnap Offender Registry.

Police identify woman killed after she was struck by two vehicles in Taylorsville

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 25th - 2:31pm

Police released the name of a 47-year-old West Valley woman who died after she was hit by two vehicles in Taylorsville Monday, officials said.

Police, train companies join 'Operation Clear Track' efforts in Utah

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 2:03pm

Pedestrians and drivers who improperly cross railroad tracks could lose a limb or their life, Utah Highway Patrol trooper Mason Haycock said.

Patients seek 'last resort' alternatives to treat depression

Peter Samore, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:39pm

Imagine you have clinical depression. You’ve spent years trying all sorts of talk therapies and dozens of medications. Yet, the bad, foggy thoughts — including suicidal ones — just won’t go away.

Warrant: Senior threatened mass shooting at Delta High

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:47pm

A Delta High School senior was suspended and faces possible criminal charges for allegedly threatening a mass shooting at his school.

Inland port opponents criticize draft $1.9 million budget, call for more study, not 'P.R.'

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:33pm

Ahead of the Utah Inland Port Authority's third meeting scheduled Wednesday, opponents of the creation of the massive global trade hub in west Salt Lake City criticized the authority's draft $1.9 million budget.

State buys Road Home's downtown Salt Lake shelter for $4 million

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 12:08pm

Calling it a "win-win-win" for all partners, homeless leaders announced Tuesday the decision to sell the Road Home's downtown shelter to the state.

Wyoming, Idaho weigh options after grizzly hunt ruling

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 11:02am

State officials frustrated by a judge's decision to prohibit grizzly bear hunting in the Yellowstone region and put the animals back on the threatened species list will likely appeal but that's not their only option to contest the decision.

Fire updates: Bald Mountain, Pole Creek fires now more than half contained; new fire breaks out near Mount Nebo

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:57am

Firefighting crews made significant progress in fighting two large fires burning in southeastern Utah County, according to updates released Tuesday.

New law does little to solve health, crime problems at Salt Lake motel

Mike Headrick and Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 25th - 8:08am

Police say a Salt Lake City motel is a haven for drugs, prostitution and assault. Neighbors want it shut down, claiming it does nothing more than attract crime.

Police: Man confesses to restaurant robbery, then changes his mind

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:38am

A man who allegedly confessed to police that he robbed a fast-food restaurant, only to later claim he was paid to take the fall, was booked into jail after police say they believed him the first time.

With campaign in final weeks, Gov. Herbert and Gail Miller stumping for school funding ballot question

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:21am

Coming soon to a television near you, Gov. Gary Herbert and Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller urging Utahns to support a nonbinding ballot question intended to increase education funding through a higher gasoline tax.