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Badly decomposed body found in Murray

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:21am

Murray police say they have a lot of investigation to do to determine how a person found near an easement off I-15 died.

Body camera video shows Salt Lake City officer firing on suspect

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:05am

Body camera video released by Salt Lake City police on Wednesday shows the moments leading up to an officer firing at a fleeing suspect.

Fire updates: Pole Creek, Bald Mountain fires now bigger than Utah Lake

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:01am

The Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires have now burned over 100,000 acres — an area larger than Utah Lake.

Woman accused of trying to kill man with hammer pleads not guilty

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:12am

Sasha Michelle Davis, a 21-year-old who is accused of attempting to kill a man with a hammer earlier this year, pleaded not guilty to her charges Tuesday.

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper walks out of prison a free woman

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:59am

One of the two people who kidnapped 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002 and contributed to her ongoing sexual and physical abuse, was released from prison Wednesday after serving her entire sentence.

Study: More than half of car seats installed incorrectly

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:30am

Utah authorities say more than half of car seats are installed incorrectly, a concerning number given that vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children under age 13.

Covered Bridge evacuees anxiously await fire updates from afar

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:02am

It has been uncomfortable and unsettling enough for evacuees of the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires, who have been able to watch their burning hillsides from a distance.

One of Elizabeth Smart's kidnappers to leave prison Wednesday

Emanuella Grinberg and Sara Weisfeldt, CNN  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:31am

Wanda Barzee, one of two people who abducted 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002, will be released from prison sometime Wednesday.

SLC receives $1.9 million federal grant to retrofit homes from earthquakes

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:15pm

Utah received a $1.9 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that will help pay for a $2.55 million project to protect 100 Salt Lake homes from earthquakes, federal officials said Monday.

Fire updates: Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires burn over 90K acres combined

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:05pm

The Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires have now burned over 90,000 acres in Utah County, fire officials say. But crews are gaining ground and increasing containment.

Thieves snatch purse from shopping cart, target shoppers' home

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:41pm

A Millcreek couple is taking inventory and cleaning up after a purse snatcher turned that theft into an even bigger score.

Man sentenced to prison for sex with girl he met on TRAX

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:10pm

A South Jordan man convicted of trying to rape a 12-year-old girl he met on TRAX was sentenced to prison Tuesday despite protest from the girl's mother, who said her daughter lied to him about her age.

Summit targets new innovations in Utah food production

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:37pm

For years, Utah farmers and ranchers have produced food for families across the Intermountain West. But demand has changed, and now local food producers are working to develop new ways to provide the food consumers are calling for.

Commission focuses in on Point of the Mountain traffic as it plans for 2050

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:04pm

Those advising the future of the Point of the Mountain signaled that transportation remains the key issue residents want to be addressed, but those in charge of the project are still trying to figure out what the final plan will be.

State needs to do more to collect $552 million in unpaid taxes, auditor says

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:33pm

State legislative auditors said Tuesday that more should be done to collect unpaid income and other taxes owed that add up to $552 million over the past five years.

Utah groups want to tank Nevada's groundwater pumping plan

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:23pm

Close to 60 organizations, government entities, tribes and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints want a judge to review a plan associated with Nevada's desire to pump groundwater next to Utah.

User submitted: Photos show fires in Herriman and Utah County

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:51pm

This week's photo gallery is filled with shots submitted by KSL.com readers of the fires burning around the Wasatch Front.

Lincoln and King John feature in Constitution Day tales for kids

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:10pm

Students celebrated Constitution Day with a mock trial and talks by legal experts at Matheson Courthouse on Monday.

Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant: Which is best?

Hannah Leavitt, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:39pm

These days, many homes have a common resident: Siri, Alexa or Google Home. But what sets them apart from each other? KSL.com decided to find out.

Board weighing whether to sue ex-fire chiefs for allegedly misusing $370K

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:08pm

The Unified Fire Authority board met in a closed session to review an investigative report regarding the authority's former bosses' spending, but it delayed any decision to pursue litigation to recoup $370,000 until at least next month.