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Bill creating process for transgender Utahns to legally change their gender fails

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:02am

A bill intended to make it clear how transgender people could legally change their gender through the courts failed in the Senate on Friday after a lengthy and sometimes emotional debate.

Utes basketball players' home burglarized during game

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:28am

As the University of Utah men's basketball team was beating UCLA Thursday night, it appears someone was busy at the house where some players live.

Lawmaker warns of 'havoc' unless surplus water issue fixed

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:44am

Rep. Keven Stratton urged his colleagues on the Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment committee to endorse a measure seeking to amend the Utah Constitution dealing with water leases. He warned the current law could cause havoc.

Police: Man arrested in West Valley City after taking 99-year-old woman hostage

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:07am

A man was arrested early Saturday morning after police say he barricaded himself inside a home and took a 99-year-old woman hostage.

Friday storm dumps 6 inches of snow, delays hundreds of flights

Linda Williams, and Shara Park, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:56pm

An over performing storm dumped twice the amount of snow expected on parts of northern Utah Friday, causing at least 130 traffic accidents and delaying hundreds of flights.

Former Weber State employee accused of misusing public money

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:42pm

A former Weber State University employee was booked into jail this week as police investigate whether he misused public funds while working at the school.

Utah County officials searching for 24-year-old missing woman

Jacob Klopfenstein  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:22pm

Officials in Utah County are searching for a woman who has been missing since February 18.

Utah Senate leaders say it's time to talk about gun control, school safety

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:10pm

Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, said Friday he believes it's time for Utah lawmakers to look at gun control in the context of school safety following last week's deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

Officials: 4 killed in San Juan County plane crash

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:33pm

The wreckage of a small plane has been found in eastern San Juan County in southeast Utah, officials said.

Utah Valley Hospital opens 100-Day Heart Challenge to the public

Aley Davis, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:05pm

Intermountain Healthcare is promoting a healthy heart lifestyle through a competition at Provo's new LiVe Well Center.

Motorist critically injured in crash on US 189

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:04pm

A motorist was critically injured after the vehicle they were driving hit a wall on U.S. 189 before it was struck by another vehicle after the motorist was able to get out of their vehicle Friday afternoon, troopers said.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:32pm

In the nine days since the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, conspiracy theories have begun to take route.

Utahn pleads no contest to stealing money from terminally ill child

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:00pm

A Pleasant Grove man accused of stealing funds meant for the family of a terminally ill child pleaded no contest to reduced charges and agreed to pay back the money.

Utah bill would give teens fleeing polygamy more rights

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:29pm

Teenagers fleeing polygamous communities would get more legal protection from parents who could expose them to sexual abuse or forced marriage under a proposal approved Friday by a panel of Utah lawmakers.

Park City man chosen as English Olympics announcer for 6th time

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:28pm

For the sixth time, Carl Roepke was chosen to be the English voice for an Olympic venue.

Man struck by lightning at St. George golf course

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:59pm

A 38-year-old man was struck by lightning at the Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George on Friday afternoon, officials confirmed.

Bill OK'd to increase penalty for wrong-way DUIs

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:40pm

A legislative committee voted Friday in favor of a bill that would increase the penalties for driving under the influence if the individual was also driving in the wrong direction on a freeway or controlled-access highway.

St. George Police arrest man on human trafficking charges

Kimberly Scott, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:43pm

A 24-year-old man was arrested in St. George Friday on human trafficking charges.

3 things to do on your next family outing

Vicki Allsopp, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:57pm

Research shows that participating in recreational and outdoor activities has positive effects on a family's communication, cooperation and resilience. Here are three not-so-typical recreational activities to plan for your next family outing.

Russian, Utah authorities seek next of kin for fallen WWII soldier

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:11pm

Authorities in Utah are asking for help finding the only known relative of a World War II Soviet soldier whose remains were recently found in Russia.