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Utah family warning others after losing father to flu

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 27th - 9:17pm

Officials with the Utah Department of Health said the state is seeing near-record levels of the flu this year and they’re investigating several deaths connected to the virus.

Man in custody after Utah high school student reportedly escaped abduction, police say

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:49pm

A Hunter High School student reportedly escaped an abduction on Monday afternoon, according to Granite School District officials.

Utah bill to ban minors from using tanning beds with parental permission fails

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:18pm

A bill that would have banned minors from using tanning beds even if they had a parent’s consent or a doctors note failed in the House Monday afternoon 42-33.

State seeks to dismiss Lauren McCluskey’s parents’ lawsuit against U.

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:03pm

State attorneys want a federal judge to toss a lawsuit the parents of slain Utah student Lauren McCluskey filed against former and current campus police and housing officials.

Provo man beat girlfriend while making food deliveries, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:06pm

Police have arrested a Provo man who they say held his girlfriend hostage and abused her while doing Door Dash deliveries.

Woman killed, others injured in Logan car crash

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:29pm

The collision occurred about 1 p.m. when a white car southbound on 1000 West turned left in front of a SUV at 1000 South, according to Logan police.

As demolition begins on shuttered Road Home shelter, state says it will sell property

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 4:18pm

Demolition of the shuttered downtown Road Home shelter began Monday, officials confirmed.

How concerned should Utahns be about spread of coronavirus?

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 3:33pm

Utah health officials are closely monitoring the new coronavirus that emerged in China after neighboring Arizona reported cases of the illness.

How bills in the 2020 Utah legislative session could affect your money and your health: Week 1 preview

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 27th - 1:41pm

It can be hard to keep track of the comings and goings at the Utah State Capitol during the annual legislative session. Most Utahns just want to know one thing — how could lawmakers’ decisions affect me?

Moab's popular, extremely rare mule deer died from chronic wasting disease, biologists say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 27th - 12:44pm

An extremely rare melanistic mule deer nicknamed Coal by Moab residents died from chronic wasting disease, state biologists said Monday. It's the 15th confirmed case of the desease, which is sometimes referred to as the "zombie deer disease," since July.

Armed northern Utah man intended to kill stepson, family, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:52am

A northern Utah man who prosecutors say intended to kill his stepson and his family now faces numerous criminal charges.

20-year-old woman in critical condition after car struck her in Herriman

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 27th - 9:36am

A 20-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a car in Herriman Monday morning, officials said.

More than half of Utahns struggle to afford health care

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:23am

More than half of all Utahns find health care difficult to afford, according to a new study intended to give policymakers a kick in the pants.

Bail set at $4 million for 16-year-old boy charged with shooting, killing mom and siblings

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:08am

Colin Jeffery “CJ” Haynie, is charged as an adult with four counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted aggravated murder.

As session opens, lawmakers address ‘elephant’ in the room: Tax reform backlash

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:47am

Kicking off the 2020 Utah legislative session, House Speaker Brad Wilson addressed what he called the “elephant or, to be bipartisan, the donkey in the room."

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Jen Riess, KSL.com and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 26th - 10:52pm

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Utah Military Academy confirms 2 teens who died of flu were students there

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jan 26th - 9:44pm

Utah Military Academy has confirmed the identities of two teens who died recently from the flu as students who attended the school.

Families need to be talking about risks of vaping, marketing ploys intended to hook youths, health educators say

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 26th - 8:31pm

It looks an innocent child’s toy, an action figure no less.

Her joint pain can be debilitating, but that doesn't stop this USU student from trying to 'move free'

Merritt Jewel, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 26th - 7:11pm

Abby Jones feels pain in her jaw, ankles, knees, fingers, wrist, hips, shoulders and elbows. Sometimes, the inflammation and stiffness become so debilitating that she cannot walk or eat much.