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Fire updates: US Highway 6 reopens in Spanish Fork Canyon

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:43am

U.S. Highway 6 through Spanish Fork Canyon reopened Thursday morning, fire officials said on social media.

Family of woman killed in Las Vegas shooting starts college fund for other victims' families

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:13pm

After their daughter died in the Las Vegas shooting, Chris and Debbie Davis, along with their other daughter Mynda Smith, wanted to help other youths who were affected by the massacre get to college.

Man wanted in 2016 Davis County child sex assault case arrested at San Francisco airport

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:10pm

U.S. Marshals caught a man Wednesday who they say had been on the run in Chicago, Thailand and Japan since being charged with child sex assault in Davis County in 2016.

New Intermountain Transformation Center to lead change in health care

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:33pm

Scientists, doctors and hospital administrators are expected to come from all over to learn and share the latest medical techniques and best practices at the new Intermountain Healthcare Kem C. Gardner Transformation Center.

View behind fire lines shows land destruction, protection of homes

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:00pm

As the Pole Creek Fire and Bald Mountain Fire continue to burn, fire bosses took reporters behind fire lines on Wednesday and showed widespread destruction in areas adored for recreation and valued for cattle grazing — but also progress in protecting neighborhoods.

Washington County backing Gov. Herbert’s petition over control of ‘roadless areas’ of national forests

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:26pm

The Washington County Commission on Tuesday weighed in on Gov. Gary Herbert’s petition to allow the state to control some areas of federal forestland.

Kennecott visitors center set to reopen 5 years after landslide

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:12pm

There’s a good explanation for why so many Utahns have made the trip up to the Kennecott Visitors Center at Bingham Canyon Mine in the past.

ATF head cleared in fatal Sandy TRAX shooting

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:40pm

The head of Utah's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was legally justified when he shot and killed a man near a Sandy TRAX station in March, according to a new report released Wednesday.

Alleged big player in Utah drug trafficking charged

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:09pm

A man believed to be a big player in drug trafficking in Utah, utilizing a car repair business to distribute drugs, has been charged.

Mesquite detective accused of sexually abusing Utah teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:30pm

A veteran Mesquite police detective has a been arrested on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a southern Utah teen he met on a social networking app geared toward gay and bisexual men.

Hatch: Senate hearing on sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh not a trial

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:00pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch outlined Wednesday what he sees as the focus of next week’s possible Senate hearing on the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying it is not a trial.

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 Fire 28 percent contained, some evacuees return home

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

Some residents evacuated by the Bald Mountain Fire will be allowed back in their homes Wednesday evening, authorities said.

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.