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Utah teen accused in backpack bomb was bullied, expert says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:15pm

A Utah teenager accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb after looking at Islamic State propaganda online had been bullied and didn't understand the severity of his actions, a psychologist testified in his court trial Wednesday.

USU officer hit by car while helping direct traffic

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:38pm

A Utah State University officer was hit by a car while helping direct traffic after a separate crash in Logan Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Mining at the former Grand Staircase monument?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 4:35pm

Colt Mesa within the former boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument used to host a copper mine. It has been idled since 1974. Now, a Canadian company says it will start exploring and drilling, but no permits have been issued.

New algal bloom detected at Rockport Reservoir

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:44pm

Officials issued an advisory for Rockport Reservoir after water samples taken by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality revealed the presence of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae that can contain toxins that cause liver problems.

Santaquin teen killed in early morning crash

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:20pm

Investigators say fatigue may have lead to a crash early Thursday that killed a 17-year-old girl.

FBI Confidential: How evidence teams respond to crime scenes

Becky Bruce, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:27pm

Real-life crime scene investigation is nothing like what you see on TV, according to the man in charge of the FBI Salt Lake City Division’s Evidence Response Team.

Man charged in fatal Bountiful pawn shop robbery, 10 other robberies

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:00pm

A man arrested in connection with a deadly confrontation between a Bountiful pawn shop owner and two robbers was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury.

DWR adds trout hybrid 'splake' to Jordanelle Reservoir for the first time

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:41pm

Wildlife officials added about 38,000 splake — a trout hybrid — to Jordanelle Reservoir for the first time Thursday, as the final step in introducing new fish species to the reservoir.

South Salt Lake electronics store heavily damaged in fire

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:17pm

A longtime Main Street business was heavily damaged in a fire Thursday morning.

Police raid 7 pawn shops in 2 counties

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:47pm

Investigators from the Utah Attorney General's Office served seven search warrants on pawn shops in Salt Lake and Utah counties this week.

Utah Mysteries: What's with the giant lollipop sculpture by the Salt Flats?

Steph Grimes, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 21st - 12:16pm

Anyone who has driven through the Bonneville Salt Flats on I-80 has seen it: A massive trunk shooting out of the remote Utah desert with what, to a child's eye, resemble giant lollipops sticking out of the top. Here's the story behind it.

SLC riders tip Uber drivers more than any other riders in the nation

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:59am

Uber decided to let riders tip their drivers a year ago, and the numbers are in: Salt Lake City riders tip the most in the nation.

11 South Jordan homes may be bulldozed less than 3 years after being built

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:46am

Nearly a dozen South Jordan homeowners were stunned to find out their homes will likely be bulldozed to make way for a rebuilt intersection. The homes were built within the last three years.

Texting to 911 now available throughout Washington County

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:02am

The St. George Communications Center implemented a “text-to-911” program Wednesday, joining a handful of other counties across the state that make it possible for an individual to send a text message to summon help.

‘It makes me sick,’ says daughter of man shot and killed by security guard

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:33am

The daughter of a man who police say was killed by a security guard says her father was homeless and that the trespassing situation didn’t need to result in fatal shots being fired.

UTA leaders tell lawmakers they're working to 'build trust'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:13am

Utah Transit Authority interim boss Steve Meyer told lawmakers Wednesday the agency is working hard to make the changes called for in a controversial bill passed last session, including replacing the agency's leadership.

Voter turnout already higher than usual in most counties for primary elections

McKenna Park  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:31am

Early voting is underway for Utah's 2018 primary elections, and some counties are already reporting above average voting turnout.

Religious beliefs deserve as much protection as race and gender, LDS leader says

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:02am

Religious beliefs are as much a part of many people’s core identity as race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation and should be offered at least as much protection, said Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Seventy.

Utah lawmakers consider shifting liability away from bars, restaurants

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:19am

State lawmakers are looking to shift liability for the bad actions of drinkers away from bars and restaurants that serve alcohol within the law.

Diplo, Snoop Dogg to be featured in Twilight Concert Series later this summer

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:02am

Diplo and Snoop Dogg will play Salt Lake City this summer as part of the Twilight Concerts Series, organizers announced Thursday.