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USU officials: Alert of 'armed aggressor' on campus was false alarm

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:21pm

Utah State University officials say an alert of an "armed aggressor" on campus was accidentally sent to students Wednesday afternoon.

BYU engineers use origami to make discovery even Iron Man would approve of

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:47pm

Even Tony Stark himself would approve of a new discovery by Brigham Young University engineers that’s one step closer to making his Iron Man suit a reality.

Understanding Utah courts: Arrests and pretrial proceedings

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:40pm

Pack up "Law & Order," "How to Get Away With Murder," and "Suits" and delve into how the criminal legal process actually works.

Two proposed Utah gun laws — including 'Lauren's Law' — stall, while others advance to House floor

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:16pm

Days after the one-year anniversary of the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, Utah lawmakers had a busy morning deciding which new gun legislation would get a chance at a vote on the House floor.

Bennion Elementary community urges Salt Lake board to spare school from closure recommendation

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:14pm

Parents, teachers and young professionals who were alumni of M. Lynn Bennion Elementary School urged the Salt Lake City Board of Education Tuesday to spare the school from a building utilization committee's recommendation to close the school.

Latter-day Saint missionary from Utah killed in fall in Dominican Republic

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:55am

A Utah man serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Dominican Republic died in a fall Wednesday morning, church officials said.

Lawmakers seeking to protect college students, legalize betting on horse races  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:34am

Here is a roundup of some of the latest stories coming from the Utah State Capitol this legislative session.

Gwyneth Paltrow files counterclaim saying Deer Valley skier actually hit her from behind

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:18am

Gwyneth Paltrow says she remembers "very clearly" what happened three years ago, and she was the one who was hit from behind by a skier, according to court documents.

Utah man charged with threatening to kill son's friend

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:03am

A Taylorsville man who made headlines 3 ½ years ago for breaking into a house where a 15-year-old girl was home alone is now accused of threatening to kill his son's friend.

Former Utah vice squad lieutenant arrested in prostitution sting

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:32am

A former police vice squad lieutenant was arrested during a recent prostitution sting in Utah County after he allegedly offered to "manage" women, according to police.

Utah hospitals add price lists online, but how useful are they?

Mark Stevens and Lori Prichard, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:32am

For years, patients trying to estimate the cost of their medical care may have felt they were putting together a million-piece puzzle, without a picture to guide them.

Sandy City Council initiates independent water quality investigation

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:41am

Sandy City Council members are stepping in to monitor the city's ongoing water quality debacle.

Winter storm to hit all of Utah with snow

Liesl Nielsen, and Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:15am

A winter storm is set to hit all of Utah with snow throughout the week.

Bill that would give Utah among strictest abortion law lengthened from 15-week window to 18 weeks

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:01am

The sponsor of a bill that would have given Utah one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country has revised the bill to allow abortions up until 18 weeks gestation rather than 15 weeks.

2nd quake in 4 days shakes Kanosh in Millard County

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:31am

A second earthquake in four days shook Kanosh in Millard County early Wednesday morning.

Utah K-12 education funding drops for first time in 7 years, report states

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:00am

Voices for Utah Children, a nonprofit focused on children's healthy development, released its Utah Children's Budget Report Tuesday.

Utah lawmaker pushing bill to legalize betting on horse races

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:12am

Gambling may be illegal in Utah, but a lawmaker is pushing a bill that would legalize betting on horse races.

Utah bill to mandate 911 call in emergency fails in House vote

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:09am

Members of the House voted Tuesday against a bill to require someone with personal knowledge of a serious bodily injury or emergency to call 911 with a vote of 26-44.

GOP lawmakers continue to question whether Utah governor's tax target is 'realistic'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:03am

Gov. Gary Herbert told Utahns that the state sales tax rate could drop to just 1.75 percent under what he's calling a tax modernization plan that imposes new taxes on services on top of a tax cut.

Bill intended to protect young Utah college students from 'predatory professors,' sponsor says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:52am

The House Education Committee gave unanimous support to HB287 Tuesday, legislation that adds college professors and teaching assistants to state law defining adults in a position of special trust.