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'Hot bench' questions Count My Vote, state lawyers over ballot initiatives

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:02pm

Count My Vote made its case before the Utah Supreme Court for getting on the November election ballot Wednesday after being disqualified because nearly 3,000 residents had their names removed from its initiative petitions.

5 issues that will affect the 2018 midterm elections

Kurt Manwaring, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:01pm

The 2018 midterm elections will be affected by a number of issues, including the Russia investigation, a possible government shutdown, a Supreme Court nominee and more.

Body of hero firefighter returning to Utah

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:46pm

The body of a fallen Utah firefighter killed in the line of duty in California will be returned to Utah Wednesday evening.

Coal Hollow Fire now estimated to have burned 25K acres; public meeting scheduled

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:06pm

A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon to allow people to ask questions about the Coal Hollow Fire in southeast Utah county.

Victim's family seeks 'second chance' for man who killed girlfriend in 1997

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:16pm

It's been 20 years since Milo R. Simper shot his girlfriend, Libby Fowler, killing her and her unborn child.

Man injured in Midvale officer-involved shooting after stabbing officer with screwdriver

Linda Williams, and Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:03pm

A Salt Lake City man was shot in the torso after he stabbed a police officer with a screwdriver in Midvale early Wednesday morning, officials said.

Crews search for hiker missing since Monday in Zion National Park

Linda Williams,  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:06am

Search and rescue crews scoured the east part of Zion National Park Wednesday for a hiker missing since Monday, the National Park Service confirmed.

Road Home continues hearings with lawmakers about response to critical audit

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:02am

The Road Home told lawmakers Tuesday it has found success with a pilot program intended to beef up admittance protocols and improve security at its downtown shelter.

Hatch Center launches $40M fundraising push for next chapter

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:58am

Orrin Hatch is stepping down, but he's not planning on fading away.

Idaho nuclear power plant 'game changing' for Utah?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:41am

A small modular nuclear power plant design for a facility in southeast Idaho is winding its way through the federal regulatory framework, a procession a key Trump administration official described Tuesday as historic.

Utah schools make safety improvements ahead of 2018-2019 school year

Tania Dean, KSL TV and Mike Headrick, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:55am

School safety has been on people’s minds for decades, but six months ago, the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida was a solemn reminder that violence in our schools is still a huge concern.

No stars upon thars: Utah drivers' licenses could cause problems at airport

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:00am

Like Dr. Suess' Sneetches on beaches, Utahns in transit may soon find a small star can make all the difference.

AP NewsBreak: Pilot who crashed his own home had hangar code

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:44pm

A man who died when he flew a plane into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife had full access to his employer's plane because he had earned the firm's trust, the president of the Utah company said Tuesday.

'We lose a brother:' Draper battalion chief killed by falling tree during California wildfire

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:43pm

Draper Fire Battalion Chief Matt Burchett died in a hospital Monday after a tree fell on him while he fought the California blaze.

Utah lawmaker proposes putting a team in every school to catch red flags

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:15pm

After most school massacres, people look back and realize there were warning signs that everyone missed — or didn't take seriously. Now, Utah is moving toward a mental health approach designed to catch those red flags before a tragedy takes place.

Fire updates: US Highway 6 reopens near Coal Hollow Fire

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:27pm

U.S. Highway 6 reopened Tuesday evening following a two-day closure prompted by the nearby Coal Hollow Fire, an approximately 24,000 acre blaze burning in southeast Utah County.

Salt Lake City voters will decide fate of $87 million bond to fill 'enormous financial pothole'

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:10pm

If voters approve of the bond, it would replace two bonds expiring next year and raise taxes by up to $5 a year for the average SLC homeowner, according to city estimates.

How parents can prepare their children for the upcoming school year

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:37pm

Your back-to-school list probably includes buying new clothes and school supplies, but does it also include talking to your children about safety?

Man who started fire at airport's Hertz lot was trying to steal gas, charges state

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:05pm

A man who claimed he was trying to steal gas when he accidentally lit a large fire at a Hertz rental car lot at the Salt Lake City International Airport has been charged.

Former Utah library director sentenced to 30 days in Jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:33pm

The former director of Utah library will serve 30 days in jail after spending thousands of dollars in library funds on a mobile video game.