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Utah bill to criminalize ‘willful’ failure to call 911 fizzles again

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 11:08am

It’s happened in Florida, when a group of teens taunted a drowning man while filming his death, laughing while the man struggled to keep his head above water.

Cancer survivors, students advocate for legislation to ban minors from using tanning beds

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:32am

Around 100 advocates, survivors, students and others impacted by cancer gathered at the Capitol Friday to educate legislators about a bill that would prevent minors from using tanning beds even with a parent’s consent.

Mike Rowe makes online plea to help West Jordan toymaker

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:15am

A West Jordan toymaker has been getting attention after television’s Mike Rowe went on Facebook Live to ask people to donate to Tiny Tim’s Toys.

Huckabuy scores $2.3 million to grow search optimization effort

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:42pm

Since practically the dawn of internet search engines, one of the principal challenges for anyone, or any business, with a website has been getting that content noticed by surfers of the vast digital ether.

Nevada law enforcement respond to reported prison riot near Wendover

Jen Riess, and Xoel Cardenas,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:10pm

Those who live near the Wells Nevada Department of Corrections prison camp are on alert for possible prison escapees.

Unprepared voters may face challenges on Super Tuesday 2020 primary

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:11pm

The Salt Lake County Clerk has been getting a lot of questions from unaffiliated voters about how to cast their ballot in Utah’s presidential primary on Super Tuesday.

Orem woman accused of causing 40 injuries to toddler now faces charges

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:46pm

Investigators say Sally Lacayo caused more than 40 individual injuries over a three-day period to a young girl left in her care.

Former mission companion of Chad Daybell in disbelief after developments

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:12pm

A former mission companion of Chad Daybell said he can’t believe what has happened to a man he’s kept in touch with and looked up to over the last 30 years.

Utah bill to expand statute of limitations for sex with a minor clears first hurdle

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:32pm

Rep. Steve Handy’s HB247 would extend the statute of limitations for unlawful sex with a minor to 10 years after the victim’s 18th birthday.

Senate encourages Utah schools to study benefits of late starts for high schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:07pm

The Utah Senate gave final passage Friday to a resolution that asks school districts and charter schools to study the benefits of late starts to high schools.

911 connection problems resolved in Utah, agencies report

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:09pm

Multiple cities and law enforcement agencies along the Wasatch Front reported problems with callers reaching 911 Saturday.

Senate OKs bill to create income tax credit for classroom supplies

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:01pm

After a feisty debate, the Utah Senate voted 17-9 Friday to pass the latest version of SB69, which would create a refundable income tax credit for Utah teachers who spend out of pocket to purchase classroom supplies.

Mike Bloomberg SLC campaign headquarters vandalized overnight

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:51am

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg's Salt Lake City headquarters was vandalized with rocks overnight, his campaign and police confirmed Saturday morning.

BLM withdraws 2 controversial oil and gas leases from Moab’s Sand Flats

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:23am

The BLM announced Friday it is pulling two leases for potential oil and gas development at the Sand Flats Special Recreation Management Area.

Zen mindset propels Skyline's Louis Overington to 3rd place in Freeride Junior World Championships

Ty Bianucci,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:33am

Skyline skiier took 3rd place in a world competition

Police: West Valley man caught by K-9 after running from officers, crashing car

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:06am

A man was hospitalized after police say he tried to hit them with his car and then crashed it in West Valley City Friday night.

Utahn charged with choking, punching, firing gun at estranged girlfriend

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:39am

On Friday, William John Arnold, 56, of Ballard, was charged in 8th District Court with attempted aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping, all first-degree felonies.

Former Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to be recognized with award for sponsoring religious bills Staff  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:07am

Those who win the award have “demonstrated courage and commitment to defending religious freedom in America and around the world,” according to a news release.

‘He is so humble’: House bill seeks to honor Salt Lake pastor, civil rights icon France Davis

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:37pm

Rep. Sandra Hollins was a member of Rev. France Davis’ congregation for nearly 30 years. Now she hopes to honor his legacy with the help of the Utah Legislature.