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Salt Lake officer has knack for finding stolen cars — over 2,000 so far

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:13pm

Many years ago, patrol officer Rod Hunt made a habit of looking out for stolen cars during his downtime on the job. He’s since recovered well over 2,000.

Health officials offering free blood testing for Sandy residents affected by water contamination

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:07pm

Intermountain Healthcare and the Salt Lake County Health Department will be offering free blood lead level testing for Sandy residents affected by the city’s recent water contamination issue.

Radioactive waste bill passes; veto by Utah governor appears unlikely

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:34pm

A nuclear waste watchdog group is calling on Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a bill dealing with depleted uranium, a form of radioactive waste. The measure passed the House on a vote of 50-20 Friday morning and awaits his signature.

Utah Latter-day Saint missionary who died touched electrical wire before falling, church statement says

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:00pm

A Latter-day Saint missionary from Utah came in contact with an electrical cable that may have caused him to fall to his death earlier this week, according to a church statement.

Charges: Teacher sent nude photos, video to her student at Utah County charter school

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:47pm

A Draper woman faces multiple felonies counts after she texted nude photos of herself to one of her teenage students last month, according to court documents.

Water reform bills sail through committee

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:39pm

Three bills that propose to reform key provisions in areas of Utah's water law received approval Friday from the House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environmental Quality Committee. One measure requires voter approval to amend the constitution.

Judge combines lawsuits against Big Pharma in 3 Utah counties for evidence gathering

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

A 3rd District judge combined lawsuits against Big Pharma in Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties into one case Friday for gathering evidence before trial.

2 men accused of robbing Park City bank wanted in connection with Colorado homicide

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:17pm

Two men wanted in connection with a Park City bank robbery Friday morning are also wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Wyoming, authorities said.

Utah man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:46pm

Police say an 18-year-old Utah man is accused of punching and kicking his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach, aiming to cause a miscarriage.

Utahn admits murdering West Valley code enforcement officer at his home

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:03pm

A West Valley man admitted Friday to killing a code enforcement officer he had summoned to his house in August.

Man charged in Utah viral video assault, but not with a hate crime

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:46pm

A man seen in a viral video hitting another man on a Salt Lake City sidewalk after asking if he is gay was charged Friday with misdemeanor assault.

8 U. startups transforming the face of entrepreneurship in Utah

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:35pm

As of 2019, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has helped facilitate the launch of many startups with more incoming. Here are some of the most exciting small businesses emerging from the University of Utah this year.

New attempt to require seat belts on Utah school buses clears first legislative hurdle

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:13pm

Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley City, is making another attempt to require new buses to be equipped with seatbelts after a previous bill failed in the House two years ago — and Friday his bill cleared its first hurdle.

Biologists seek to cleanse streams and repopulate endangered native Utah trout

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:15pm

Colorado River cutthroat trout are a prized fish throughout Utah, but habitat loss and the introduction of nonnative competitors has caused dramatic declines in their populations throughout the entire Western United States.

Big Utah budget surplus 'too good to be true,' could mean no tax cut, lawmakers say

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:41am

Projections of a $1.3 billion budget surplus turned out to be "too good to be true," Senate President Stuart Adams said Friday.

Hogle Zoo to end 60 year tradition by transferring last wolf to a wildlife sanctuary

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:03am

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is ending a 60-year tradition of caring for North American Gray Wolves in 2019 as they prepare to transfer their lone wolf, Angel, to a sanctuary in the Pacific Northwest.

Utah man shoots, kills Idaho officer who confronted him in his home, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:21am

Layton police say a man who burst into a home uninvited to confront the homeowner about an alleged relationship was shot and killed Thursday night.

Group asks Utah lawmakers to vote no on tobacco bill; Senate Democrats miss update from Romney, Curtis, others  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:00am

"We just want to do it the right way the first time," a member of the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network said while asking lawmakers to vote against a tobacco bill Thursday. Also, Senate Democrats never heard from Senator Mitt Romney or Reps. Chris Stewart and John Curtis at their annual update to lawmakers.

Utah lawmakers hold bill intended to prohibit instructional fees in secondary school

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:31am

The House Education Committee voted unanimously Thursday to hold HB273, a bill that would have prohibited instructional fees in Utah secondary schools. The bill was held at the request of its sponsor, Rep. Adam Robertson, R-Provo.

Utah bill would put flavored e-cig cartridges for sale only in smoke shops

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:27am

Utah lawmakers are considering a bill that would keep popular flavored e-cigarette cartridges further out of the reach of minors by mandating sale only in specialty smoke shops throughout the state.