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Fire updates: Red flag warning day ahead for crews fighting Pole Creek, Bald Mountain fires

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:08am

Crews gained some ground Saturday on two huge wildfires raging in Utah County, but are preparing for a red flag warning day Sunday with gusting winds.

Regents to ask lawmakers for $6M to place college advisers in every Utah high school

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:41am

The Utah State Board of Regents will ask Utah lawmakers for an appropriation of nearly $6 million to begin the process of placing college access advisers in every high school in the state by the 2021-22 school year.

Wildfire costs, scorched lands nearly double this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:06pm

The costs to fight wildfires in Utah are increasing by about $1 million a day right now, and authorities expect the season to last throughout October.

'We were lucky': Thousands of evacuees head home as crews battle Utah County fires

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:00pm

Ten days after evacuation orders forced them from their homes in the foothills in the south end of Utah County, about 4,000 people were allowed back into the communities of Elk Ridge and Woodland Hills Saturday.

Couple supporting McAdams says Love misused their images for her TV commercial

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:08pm

A couple who support Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams in the contentious 4th Congressional District race were distressed to see themselves in a TV commercial for his opponent, Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah.

Women-owned businesses increasing in Utah and nationwide

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 6:48pm

Female-owned business enterprises in Utah have climbed significantly. A new survey says although women own a minority of businesses overall, their share is growing.

Report: More Utah youth getting HPV vaccine for cancer prevention

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 2:47pm

New federal data indicates the proportion of Utah teenagers protected by a cancer prevention HPV vaccine increased by 7 percentage points in 2017, but the state still ranks near the bottom nationwide.

Memorial soccer tournament benefiting 8-month-old who is fighting cancer

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:16pm

Ethan VanLeuven touched the hearts of people here in Utah — and across the country. Now his legacy is helping families through a memorial soccer tournament.

Delta flight makes emergency landing in Oklahoma after Utah man 'headbutts' flight attendant, reports say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:48am

A Delta flight from Salt Lake City had to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma City after a drunk Utah man allegedly headbutted a flight attendant, reports say.

New president Tuminez takes over at Utah Valley University

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:34am

A new leader took over Utah Valley University this week.

Insurance agent stole 22 identities to forge life insurance applications, police say

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 9:56am

Michael Craig Nebeker was an insurance agent with Farm Bureau in St. George when he allegedly filed false applications for life insurance through four different companies. He faces 33 fraud charges.

Fire updates: Pole Creek Fire surpasses 100K acres; Some fire evacuees return home

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:40am

Crews are gradually gaining control of two massive wildfires in Utah County that have been raging and threatening homes for several weeks.

'We're not alone': Utah's deaf-blind community meets to socialize, network, promote awareness

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:24am

Close to 200 people attended Deaf-blind Awareness Day on Friday hosted by Deafblind Advocacy of Utah at the Department of Workforce Services offices in Salt Lake City.

Man crashed car into neighbor's house on purpose, police say

Sam Penrod, KSL TV and Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:40pm

Police say a man who was high on drugs intentionally drove his car into his neighbor's house Thursday, causing no injuries but a great amount of structural damage.

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.