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Self-styled prophet pleads guilty to child rape in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 2:17pm

A self-styled prophet accused of secretly marrying young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday pleaded guilty in Utah Wednesday to child rape and abuse charges filed after police raided the group's remote desert compound.

Gov. Herbert: Public wants leaders to 'do something' about school shootings

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:38pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said the growing list of horrifying school shootings across the country has galvanized the public to ask leaders to "do something" in the wake of lives lost. Utah is assessing school safety plans in place for needed changes.

Ron Paul to give keynote speech at Iron County GOP dinner; Mitt Romney to attend

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:15pm

Iron County Republicans now have not one but two former U.S. presidential candidates lined up to appear at their party’s annual Lincoln Day fundraising dinner.

Tips for fishing for trout in low water seasons

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:49pm

Winter and early spring low flows can make trout skittish. By leaving the waders home and learning to hop from rock to rock and fish from the bank, you may just increase your catch.

Body found buried at SLC business identified

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:31pm

Remains found at a construction property in November were positively identified as a man who had been reported missing in 2012.

Cedar City man pleads not guilty in officer-involved shooting on Christmas Eve

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:22pm

A Utah man involved in an officer-involved shooting on Christmas Eve has pleaded not guilty.

Slipping on ice could hurt as bad as a car accident, BYU professor says

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:34am

Slipping and falling after a winter storm can injure someone as much as being in a car accident, according to one expert from Brigham Young University.

Mitt Romney jumps out to big lead in U.S. Senate race, poll shows

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:21am

Mitt Romney became the instant front-runner when he announced his U.S. Senate campaign last week, as a new polls shows him with a commanding lead four days into the race.

Bills recognizing postpartum depression, requiring more polling places advance on Capitol Hill

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:02am

A bill that would recognize postpartum depression as a public health issue, and another measure that would mean more election polling places for Utahns both passed out of committee on Utah's Capitol Hill Tuesday.

Committee OKs measure recognizing postpartum depression as 'public health issue'

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:09am

A legislative measure that formally recognizes postpartum depression and anxiety as "a serious statewide public health issue" passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday.

Committee OKs resolution allowing sale of property for Utah County connector

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:05am

A resolution allowing the Utah Developmental Center in American Fork to sell or lease four of the center's 250 acres needed to connect two area roads was advanced Tuesday by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Senate OKs bill punishing abortion providers for not giving required info

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:56am

The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill which would punish health care providers who fail to show an explanatory module to a patient before they get an abortion.

Bill requiring greater crisis line accessibility in Utah moves forward

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:50am

A bill requiring all Utah suicide hotlines to be available or capable of rolling over to other lines at all times was approved by the Senate on Tuesday for a third reading.

House committee advances bill requiring more polling places, other changes for voters

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:48am

A bill that would make a number of changes to how Utahns vote, including adding more polling places, was advanced Tuesday by the House Government Operations Committee.

Bill would ensure state oversight of oil and gas production in Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:44am

A bill sponsored by Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, R-Vernal, would make clear the state Division of Oil, Gas and Mining has ultimate authority over oil and gas production if a town or county passes rules that have interfered with that function.

What's the public appetite for 2 tax increases? Salt Lake leaders want to find out

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:32am

Facing what city staff describes as a nearly $16 million annual gap to fulfill long-term needs for Salt Lake City — including streets, deferred maintenance and police — city officials know they need to find the money somewhere.

Utah dentist faces child pornography charges

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:00am

A dentist in Weber County was charged Tuesday with downloading child pornography.

Utah wants to vanquish 'dark places' of suicide

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:43am

Members of the Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force Tuesday outlined recommendations aimed at stopping the flow of young deaths by one's own hand. Herbert said the priorities are a good start, but much is left to be done to target other populations.

High school coach charged with unlawful sex activity with teen

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:15am

A high school soccer coach has been charged with engaging in sexual conduct with a teenage girl.

U. students get behind-the-scenes look at Olympic broadcasting center

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:56pm

University of Utah students got a unique opportunity this week to see exactly what it takes to broadcast the Olympic Winter Games from Pyeongchang to the world.