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Opioids claimed the life of their son, now they are pushing for solutions

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:42am

Tennyson Cecchini was an athlete and a manager at Alpine Medical Group before he died of a heroin overdose in 2015.

Edison Elementary on lockout as police respond to barricaded, possibly armed man

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:18am

Police have shut down Redwood Road between 500 South and 800 South as officers respond to a barricaded person.

Man accused in $1.5 million Ponzi scheme has hearing delayed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:01am

A court appearance for a 72-year-old Utah man charged in what prosecutors call a $1.5 million Ponzi scheme has been delayed so he can recover from surgery after a heart attack.

Logan man charged for unlawful sexual conduct with teen girl

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:16am

A Logan man is accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a teen girl which included sending lingerie and a sex toy to her house, according to charging documents.

Is Utah falling short of its potential by spending least per pupil nationally?

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:50am

Utah spends less – and in most cases far less – per student than surrounding states and its peer states, yet performs “respectably overall in terms of outcomes,” according to a new Utah Foundation report.

Kearns teen charged as adult with committing crime spree

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:27am

A 17-year-old Kearns boy was charged as an adult Monday with committing a series of crimes, including attempting to run over a store clerk.

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Merit Medical Systems in Utah this week

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:37pm

Pence is scheduled to speak at the South Jordan headquarters of Merit Medical at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, after spending the night in Utah.

Restoring state sales tax on food a topic of tax reform task force

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:25pm

There were lots of charts and graphs but little discussion about restoring the full sales tax on food, reducing the state income tax rate and other proposals on the agenda.

How Planned Parenthood’s withdrawal from the Title X family planning program will affect Utah clinics

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:01pm

The Planned Parenthood Association of Utah joined other Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country on Monday in announcing that it will withdraw from the Title X federal family planning program rather than comply with a new Trump administration rule.

Probation, anger management ordered for Bountiful officer who injured suspect

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:15pm

A Bountiful police officer who improperly accessed an investigative record and injured a handcuffed suspect has been ordered to probation, plus 40 hours of community service and an anger management course.

Teen arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after road rage incident

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:53pm

An 18-year-old from Layton was arrested after troopers said he fired a single gunshot out of his car window in an apparent road rage incident.

Amazon to open 2nd Utah fulfillment center

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:14pm

Amazon announced plans Monday to open a facility in West Jordan. The company said its new fulfillment center will employ more than 800 people.

Salt Lake officers help remind drivers that school is back in session

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:32pm

It was back to school for most students in Salt Lake County on Monday.

RSL owner pays $1.32M for rare 1894 dime, inches closer to collecting 1 of every US coin ever minted

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:15pm

Utah businessman and Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen paid $1.32 million for a 125-year-old dime during an event in Chicago.

Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute unveils mobile screening clinic

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:50pm

Huntsman Cancer Institute on Monday unveiled its first mobile screening clinic meant to bring prevention services to underserved communities throughout Utah.

Woman arrested after pouring laundry detergent on parents, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:23pm

A Taylorsville woman was arrested over the weekend for investigation of abuse after police say she beat her parents and poured laundry detergent on them.

Man dies at Lake Powell after swimming in marina, officials say

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:56pm

A man died at Lake Powell Sunday after he jumped in the water and didn’t resurface, officials said Monday. He is the third man to die at Lake Powell in the last week.

Sex offender wouldn’t let woman leave her house, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:16pm

A registered sex offender who has been exposing himself to a woman renting a room from him was arrested over the weekend after refusing to let the woman leave the house, police say.

A federal campaign to keep the West from burning

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:11pm

The U.S. Department of Interior is stepping up its efforts to ward off catastrophic wildfires in the wake of last summer’s unprecedented season in which much of the West burned, including an entire California town, and Utah mourned the loss of one of its firefighters killed in a northern California blaze.

5 people hospitalized with lung disease after vaping, Utah health officials report

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:48pm

Five people have recently been hospitalized in Utah with serious breathing problems after vaping or using other inhalation drugs, state health officials say.