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Why Utah needs a spiffy new lab, and what kind of testing will happen there

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 9:55am

The latest in whiz-bang technology will play out in a shiny new testing lab for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. The 21,500-square-foot Technical Support Center will celebrate an official opening Tuesday by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert.

Hoover Dam ceremony marks Colorado River drought plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 21st - 8:37am

Federal, state and tribal water managers are marking completion of a long-negotiated plan for 40 million people and vast irrigated farms to share crucial Colorado River water despite ongoing drought in the arid U.S. Southwest.

KSL investigation finds sheriff’s staff missed out on decades of pension contributions

Mike Headrick, KSL TV and Mark Stevens, KSL TV  |  Posted May 21st - 8:26am

A 20-year-old pay practice may have Utah County taxpayers on the hook for millions.

Utah man charged with apartment arson, found carrying loaded gun near Ogden marathon runners

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 8:02am

A man is facing criminal charges after officers found him walking near Ogden City Marathon participants with a loaded shotgun and later discovered he'd allegedly set his apartment on fire.

Chief of staff with 'Midas touch' stepping down, likely to run ex-boss' gubernatorial campaign

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted May 21st - 7:20am

Greg Hartley, who holds the top administrative spot in the Utah House, said Monday he's stepping down as chief of staff and expects to help run former House Speaker Greg Hughes' anticipated bid for governor.

Lake Point man dies in rollover crash on SR 36

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21st - 7:05am

A Lake Point man died after the vehicle he was driving drifted off the road on state Route 36 near Stansbury Park early Tuesday, officials said.

Police ask for public's help in locating missing Utah County man

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20th - 10:20pm

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who went missing last week and may be in danger.

Ex-youth symphony leader to stand trial on child sex abuse charges

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted May 20th - 10:12pm

They were best friends in junior high who spent much of their time at a neighbor's house in the mid-1980s. They didn't know until last year that he had abused them both repeatedly in his Sandy home.

1 dead after crash in spring hailstorm in southern Utah

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted May 20th - 9:40pm

A passenger in an SUV died Monday after the vehicle skidded and rolled on I-15 during a hailstorm, troopers said.

Homelessness in Weber County rose 66 percent in 4 years

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20th - 9:09pm

Homelessness in Weber County more than doubled from 2014 to 2018 and is growing at a faster rate than both Salt Lake County and Utah as a whole, a new study found.

Are tiny homes the answer to Utah’s housing shortage?

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted May 20th - 8:38pm

It measures just 432 square feet; even so, a tiny home on display at City Creek Mall features a full living space and plenty of storage.

2 arrested in connection with WVC 7-Eleven robbery in which shot was fired at ceiling

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20th - 8:05pm

A man has been arrested in connection with a May 10 robbery of a 7-Eleven in which police say one person stole beer and another fired a shot into the ceiling of the store.

Illinois truck driver who suffered heart attack on Utah road thanks those who saved his life

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted May 20th - 7:33pm

Monday brought an emotional reunion between John Lindsey and the strangers who saved his life, filled with hugs and a few tears at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, where he was treated.

Sting highlights 'very bad year' for online predators in Utah

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted May 20th - 7:00pm

Thirteen people were arrested last week following an undercover operation by the ICAC task force that targeted adults preying on kids online.

Land managers say this important archaeological site in southern Utah was vandalized

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted May 20th - 6:20pm

The Bureau of Land Management announced Monday a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of vandals who spray-painted graffiti at an important southern Utah archaeological site.

Utah woman fed boyfriend Drano because she felt too much hate, warrant states

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted May 20th - 5:36pm

A woman accused of trying to kill her boyfriend by feeding him spoonfuls of Drano was scheduled to be back in court Monday.

Vehicle that may be linked with Idaho Amber Alert found in Arizona

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com and Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20th - 5:22pm

Authorities in Arizona have located a vehicle believed to be involved in an Amber Alert issued out of Idaho Monday afternoon.

Utah teen asked to be picked up, then shot driver, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted May 20th - 4:39pm

Police arrested a 15-year-old boy who they say tried to rob two acquaintances and shot one in the process.

Reports have questioned safety of helicopter model in Utah County crash

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20th - 3:32pm

The helicopter at the center of a fatal crash in Utah County Friday is described as one of the most popular models in the world, but recent reports have questioned its safety.

Utah trooper pulls over car for failing to signal, makes big drug bust

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted May 20th - 3:13pm

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper recently pulled over a car in southern Utah for a minor traffic violation and found an estimated 15 pounds of methamphetamine.