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South Jordan dad takes carpool duties to next level with costumes, characters

Shara Park, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 17th - 8:31am

A Utah father is becoming a social media sensation with his unique approach to the middle-school carpool.

State hydrologist warns of economic, environmental impacts of climate change

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:22am

Climate change will negatively impact Utah environmentally and economically over the next century, according to scientists.

'Turn your key, be idle free,' Utah leaders say in kicking off idle-free season

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 17th - 7:01am

It took a group of fifth graders in Utah expressing their concerns to school administrators about the fumes they were breathing from bus fleets to help spark Utah’s idle-free movement.

Wildfire updates: Davis County fire 10% contained; 1 home burned in Tooele County

Linda Williams, and Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Sep 17th - 6:28am

A fire that sparked early Tuesday burned one home and forced the evacuation of others in Tooele County, officials said. Meanwhile a Davis County fire has reached 10% containment.

Utah students pool money to buy PE teacher his dream shoes

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:32pm

A Utah P.E. teacher received the surprise of a lifetime when his students bought him his dream shoes while he was recovering from a sports injury.

$1.5 million settlement for former AG John Swallow approved by Utah Legislature

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 16th - 9:04pm

A $1.5 million settlement for former Utah Attorney General John Swallow was approved in a special session of the Utah Legislature Monday, despite bellyaching from a few lawmakers.

Woman held in West Point house was assaulted, raped, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 16th - 8:08pm

Police arrested a man who they say beat and raped a woman in his house and wouldn’t let her leave.

Parents of slain Ogden man question police use of deadly force

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 16th - 7:02pm

The father of a man whom Ogden police killed outside his home last month calls the fatal shooting an “assassination.”

Utah confirms 42 cases of vaping-related illness

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Sep 16th - 6:06pm

Confirmed cases of people in Utah with the vaping-related illness have surpassed 40, health officials said Monday.

Accused killer in Nevada church shooting competent for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 6:04pm

A northern Nevada man accused of a shooting at a rural Latter-day Saint church that killed one man and wounded another during Sunday services has been ruled competent to stand trial.

Tracy Aviary says goodbye to popular sun conures; new bird species on its way

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 16th - 5:36pm

Some of Tracy Aviary’s more popular and colorful creatures are moving on to another home after about a decade in Utah, as another colorful species prepares to make a comeback.

Vivint Smart Home merger will generate nearly $700M to pay company debt

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:30pm

Utah tech giant Vivint Smart Home will boast an enterprise value of $5.6 billion following a merger announced Monday.

2-year-old Utah boy dies after horse stepped on him

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:03pm

The boy’s father had taken him off the horse Sunday and was tending to the animal when something spooked it and it stepped on the toddler’s chest, sheriff's officials said.

Evacuations lifted for Francis Fire burning in Davis County foothills

Jacob Klopfenstein, and Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 16th - 2:59pm

A fire burning in the hills above Fruit Heights in Davis County forced the evacuation of some areas earlier Monday, officials said. By 10 p.m., all evacuations were lifted.

Mitt Romney: Military response to oil attack would be 'grave mistake'

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:16pm

It would be a “grave mistake” for U.S. armed forces to respond to Iran’s apparent attack on a Saudi Arabian oil field over the weekend, Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday.

Psychiatrist: Utah man accused of killing 6 controlled by voices

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 1:03pm

A forensic psychiatrist told jurors Monday that a man accused of fatally shooting six members of his ex-wife's family near Houston in 2014 wasn't responsible for his actions because of severe mental illness that made him believe voices in his head telling him to carry out the killings.

Inmate who pleaded guilty to human trafficking tells parole board ‘it just didn’t happen’

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 16th - 12:44pm

A man who pleaded guilty to human trafficking earlier this year has now told the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole that he is innocent.

Utah to award grants for electric car charging stations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 12:13pm

Utah groups can apply for state funding for electric vehicle charging stations.

Utah teen wins gold medal at the Youth World Archery Championships

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 16th - 11:20am

“I did well,” Makenzie Weatherspoon said, reluctantly. “I just kind of keep it simple, like…I did okay.”