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Utah trapeze couple to perform in 'America's Got Talent Live!' in Las Vegas

Hannah Leavitt, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:09pm

The Utah couple whose trapeze act, Duo Transcend, made it to the finals on "America's Got Talent" will now perform in a Las Vegas show with the winner, magician Shin Lim.

Angels Landing reopens Saturday after severe storms caused flooding and rockfalls

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:36pm

Angels Landing is set to reopen Saturday following a 2-month closure caused by severe storm damage, officials report.

How local businesses, residents are making a difference for Utah County evacuees, firefighters

Hannah Leavitt, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:33pm

Local businesses and community members are helping evacuees and firefighters affected by the fires burning in Utah County. Here are just a few examples.

Riverton restaurant briefly closed this week due to health violations

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:00pm

A restaurant closed in Riverton this week due to multiple health violations.

University of Utah inaugurates Ruth Watkins, its 16th — and first woman — president

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:47pm

University of Utah President Ruth Watkins was inaugurated the 16th leader of the state’s flagship institution Friday afternoon during a ceremony in Kingsbury Hall.

Utah tops in job growth in US, jobless rate flat in August at 3.1 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:13pm

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat from the prior month, registering at 3.1 percent in August — No. 13 in the U.S. Nationally, the jobless rate was also stable from the previous month registering at at 3.9 percent.

What is functional fitness and why should I be doing it?

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:41pm

Staying in shape can sometimes feel monotonous and in vain, but one man says it doesn't have to be that way. For Your Life Your Health, a local fitness expert explains the benefits of a growing trend in Utah.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these 5 movies

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:12pm

To help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, here are five movies that are all-time classics in the Hispanic community — not to mention, helped teach others about nuestra cultura.

No charges for officer who fatally shot man, but D.A. says questions remain because cop won't talk

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:35pm

A West Valley police officer who shot and killed a 20-year-old man holding a screwdriver inside a garage will not be criminally prosecuted.

Baby love: Utah's Hogle Zoo welcomes newest addition

KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:14pm

Utah's Hogle Zoo on Friday introduced it's newest addition — Georgetta the giraffe. The 150-pound bundle of joy was born at 3:33 a.m. Monday.

Fire updates: Residents of Elk Ridge, Woodland Hills to return to their homes Saturday morning

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:53pm

Residents of Woodland Hills and Elk Ridge will be able to return to their homes Saturday, officials announced Friday night.

One week later, evacuated assisted care facility owner wonders how much longer

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:48pm

Of all the weeks Chris Hermansen has worked in his life, this past one just might be his toughest yet. He’s the owner of the Elk Ridge Assisted Living facility in Utah County.

Man charged in Ogden shooting arrested; 2 others remain at large

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:14pm

One of three men charged in connection with a shooting at a club that injured three people earlier this month was arrested Wednesday, while two others remain at large.

Ivins residents prepare for extensive fight against planned 113-acre resort

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:16am

Ivins residents like Chris Haddad and Regina Roper moved to the small Southern Utah city to enjoy the peaceful vistas and starry skies, but as of late, they’re fighting a proposed resort with over 100 total buildings, including two hotels and many rental homes that they say would threaten their quiet way of life.

Senators call for audit of DSU as ‘concerned faculty’ seek investigation into violation of academic freedom

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:00am

Faculty at DSU and a group of Utah state senators are seeking an investigation into the school’s administration for the termination of tenured professors.

'I just want a chance': Man sentenced to prison for 1999 murder seeks parole

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:47am

Jeremy Edwin Richards says he'll serve whatever time the Board of Pardons and Parole decides is best. But Richards believes after 19 years in the Utah State Prison, he has changed and is ready to be a productive member of society again.

Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:00am

The management of the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will be the subject of two public meetings next month.

Groups donate $40 million for proposed Huntsman Cancer Institute expansion

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:21am

The 100,000-square-foot expansion would extend from the north end of the Huntsman Cancer Institute's existing buildings, officials said, adding up to 50 new inpatient rooms and workspace for doctors.

Attorneys general asking DEA to tighten drug manufacture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:45am

Attorneys general from West Virginia and 10 other states are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to further tighten the manufacture of opioids.

Teen bullied with fake homecoming invite gets real one from pageant queen

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:17am

Michael Conrad, a junior at Taylorsville High School, was excited to get an invitation to the homecoming dance from a cheerleader, but saddened to later learn it was a fake – a prank, placed by a bully.