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UTA president to leave agency after new legislation eliminates position

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:45pm

The Utah Transit Authority board has voted to terminate President and CEO Jerry Benson because new legislation eliminates his position.

Police investigating infant death in Saratoga Springs

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:38pm

Police are investigating an infant death that took place on Wednesday as a possible homicide, officials said.

Child kidnapper seeks parole; victim's mother calls him 'predator of the innocent'

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 9:12pm

Parole hearing for man convicted of raping one young girl, attempting to kidnap a second.

32-year-old man dies after SLC officer-involved shooting

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 8:26pm

A 32-year-old man has died following an officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Payson students treated to rock show in the middle of the school day

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 8:05pm

Students at Payson High School had an experience earlier this month that not many high-schoolers get: A rock concert in the middle of the school day.

Utah gas prices skyrocket almost 60 cents in 1 month to 8th highest in the nation

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 7:32pm

If your pocketbook feels a little lighter this month, blame the gas prices.

Health officials warn of hepatitis A exposure at Murray Edible Arrangements

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 7:03pm

Health authorities issued a hepatitis A exposure warning Wednesday to anyone who may have eaten any of approximately 600 products sold by Edible Arrangements in Murray between March 21 and April 13.

Utah lawmakers override Herbert's vetoes of bills expanding legislative power

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 7:00pm

Utah lawmakers one-upped Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday in the ongoing power struggle between the state's legislative and executive branches.

Utah GOP asks for full appellate court review of SB54 ruling

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 6:30pm

Republicans want the entire 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a three-judge panel's decision last month upholding Utah's controversial election law that gives candidates an alternative path to the primary election ballot.

Workers injured in West Valley City lightning strike expected to recover

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 6:15pm

Two workers who were critically injured in a lightning strike Tuesday are now in stable condition and are expected to recover, according to a company spokesman.

USU announces changes within Title IX office

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 6:01pm

Utah State University officials announced shake-ups in its Title IX office Wednesday, less than two weeks after a scathing report dinged the university’s piano program for how it handled sexual misconduct claims.

Utah man gets 100 years in prison for sexual abuse of girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 5:45pm

A 38-year-old Utah man convicted of sexually abusing five young girls will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Man swallows Taser prong, tries to grab officer's gun, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:43pm

An unruly passenger who refused to get off a Greyhound bus was arrested after he attempted to grab an officer's gun multiple times and swallowed a prong from a Taser used to try and subdue him, police say.

Charges: Owner sold drugs, guns from his auto repair shop

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:43pm

The owner of a South Salt Lake auto repair shop has been charged with selling guns and drugs out of his business.

Audit says Box Elder town lacks fiscal policies, fails to post public notices

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 4:12pm

A state review of Plymouth, Box Elder County, that was conducted at the request of town officials found several procedural weaknesses, including lack of written fiscal policies and failure to post public meeting notices according to state law.

New report dings Utah for its ozone levels

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 3:05pm

The American Lung Association handed out failing grades to multiple Utah counties for pollution in its latest State of the Air report. It noted the country's ozone levels overall had worsened "significantly" since its last report in most areas.

Toddler dies in San Juan County fire

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 2:52pm

A 2-year-old boy died after a fire broke out in the bedroom he was napping in Saturday, authorities said.

Hurricane man runs 100 miles aboard a cruise ship

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 2:02pm

Cory Reese, of Hurricane, is no stranger to trekking 100 miles. From road races to solo runs on the trail to high school track, Reese has covered just about every surface. So why not try running on water —with a little help from a cruise ship.

Man dies after falling off ledge in Garfield County while celebrating wife's birthday

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 1:22pm

A man died after falling off a ridge in Garfield County while en route to shoot a flaming arrow at a heart shape on the ground for his wife's birthday festivities, officials said.

'This has been a really well-kept secret:' Take a tour of Utah’s forgotten petroglyphs

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 11:56am

State historians hosted a tour of the Coalville Ledge Tuesday to other state and local officials, showcasing art that has been on the rocks for thousands of years and had gone unnoticed.