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'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.

Ogden courthouse services resume after bomb threat, officials say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 15th - 1:57pm

Court services at the 2nd District Courthouse in Ogden resumed Tuesday afternoon after the building was evacuated due to a bomb threat, officials said.

Hogle Zoo warns visitors to keep track of their belongings after sea lion threw up sock

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 15th - 1:13pm

Hogle Zoo officials are reminding visitors to keep track of their belongings after one of their sea lions threw up a toddler’s sock Monday morning.

Driver license division improperly shared Utahns' personal data, audit says

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 12:16pm

The Utah Driver License Division shared Utahns' personal identifying information with three state agencies in violation of state law, a new audit shows.

Lehi pilot uninjured after plane crashes near West Jordan Soccer Complex

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:33am

A 42-year-old pilot avoided injuries after his plane went down near the West Jordan Soccer Complex on Tuesday morning.

Salt Lake Stallions announce kickoff times for inaugural 2019 season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:00am

The Alliance of American Football announced kick times for the full 2019 league schedule.

Vernal man charged with stabbing father

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:44am

Criminal charges were filed Tuesday against a Vernal man, 18, accused of stabbing his father multiple times.

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:22am

It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters.