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Salt Lake airport working to ease shutdown burdens on federal workers

Kate Valentine, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:00am

It’s business as usual at the Salt Lake International Airport, except the federal workers there to help keep the skies safe are working for free with hopes that when the partial U.S. federal government shutdown ends, they will get paid.

1 lane reopened after semitruck fire closes eastbound I-80 near Snyderville

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:56am

One lane has reopened after a semitruck fire closed eastbound I-80 at Silver Creek Junction in Snyderville Wednesday morning, the KSL Traffic Center reports.

UHP: Semitruck crashes into restaurant in Wellington, closes US 6

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:43am

A semitruck crashed into a restaurant Wednesday morning, closing U.S. 6 and Main Street through Wellington, officials said.

Unified Fire Authority give keys to safe ice rescues

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:39am

First responders with the Unified Fire Authority on Tuesday honed their skills on life-saving ice rescues on the ice of Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman.

Utah toddler returns home after 3 years, 7 months in NICU

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:18am

A family separated by miles, and who have had years of close calls, is safely back together after their youngest child was born premature, and with the worst complications possible.

Police release name of woman fatally stabbed at South Salt Lake apartment

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:15am

Police Wednesday released the name of a 26-year-old woman who was fatally stabbed at a South Salt Lake apartment.

'Cold': Police plotted to introduce Josh Powell to woman undercover

Dave Cawley, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:25pm

West Valley police hatched a plan in 2010 to strike up a friendship or romantic relationship between Josh Powell and a woman on a commuter train between Puyallup, Wash., and Seattle. Powell lost his job the day before the operation was to launch.

'Hey, some crazy dude with a gun is making us buy stuff': Kidnapped missionaries had sent text for help

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 9:40pm

A man accused of forcing four missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to give him money — essentially kidnapping and robbing them at knife and gunpoint — now faces eight first-degree felonies.

UDOT, UTA to pilot 'driverless shuttle' program along Wasatch Front

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 15th - 9:09pm

Utah transportation experts continue to look for innovative ways to cut down on pollution and traffic. Their newest pilot project — a driverless shuttle — will surely make you do a double take.

No pay, no Washington apartment for new Utah Rep. Ben McAdams

Dennis Romboy, KSL and Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:04pm

"I’m not able to get into an apartment until I have a pay stub. It’s a minor inconvenience compared to what other people are going through."

Second weekend drug bust resulted in seizure of $1M worth of meth, authorities say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 15th - 7:01pm

Another $1 million worth of methamphetamine was seized during a traffic stop in Pleasant Grove Saturday in a separate case from one where $850,000 worth of drugs were seized during a traffic stop in Spanish Fork, authorities said Tuesday.

Man who shot and killed acquaintance near Murray Desert Star Playhouse sentenced to prison

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 15th - 6:29pm

A 58-year-old man who shot and killed an acquaintance during a heated argument has been sentenced to prison.

Cisco enthusiast ready for best opportunity to catch fish unique to Bear Lake

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 15th - 5:47pm

The "Cisco Disco" has been a yearly tradition dating back at least three decades in what is now a portion of a larger event in Garden City. It's in the middle of one of the only times of the year where people will find Bonneville cisco.

2-year-old boy dies after being hit by car in Tooele County, officials said

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 15th - 5:35pm

A 2-year-old boy died Tuesday morning after he was hit by a car in Tooele County, officials said.

Utah teen in high school sexual assault case accepts plea deal

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 5:14pm

The case of a 16-year-old Gunnison Valley High School sophomore accused of sexually assaulting multiple students — a case that created turmoil among residents and divided the small southern Utah community — ended in a settlement on Tuesday.

Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, to speak at the U.

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 4:41pm

Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, will speak at the University of Utah Feb. 12 as a guest of the Tanner Humanities Center.

911 calls reveal frantic moments after Utah mall shooting

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 4:09pm

Dozens of people made frantic calls to 911 to report a shooting over the weekend at a suburban Salt Lake City mall that caused hundreds of panicked shoppers to flee the building or take shelter in closets, bathrooms and back rooms.

Bill would repeal, replace Medicaid expansion initiative approved by Utah voters

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 3:16pm

The voter-approved ballot initiative expanding Medicaid coverage to some 150,000 low-income Utahns would be repealed and replaced by a more limited plan under a bill being drafted for the 2019 Legislature.

Pics of the Week: Inversion and mountain snow

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:45pm

This week's gallery is filled with photos from KSL.com readers of mountain adventures and the beautiful views that accompany them.

Sex was consensual or never happened, ex-USU football star testifies

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 2:14pm

The sex was consensual or it didn't happen. That was the testimony from former Utah State University linebacker Torrey Green, who took the stand Tuesday in his own defense.