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Utah bill to end prosecution of young children clears first hurdle

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:21pm

Brett Peterson, director of Utah’s Division of Juvenile Justice Services, listed off several notes on an elementary school-aged child who had been brought into a detention center.

Lawmakers counter education requests: 4% boost to per-student funding, $100M for teacher retention

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:04pm

The value of the weighted pupil unit, the basic building block of public education funding in Utah, would be boosted 4% under the latest recommendations.

BYU attempts to clarify removal of 'homosexual behavior' section from Honor Code

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:40pm

Brigham Young University has attempted to clarify changes made to the Honor Code and what those changes mean for LGBT students after the school removed the section on "homosexual behavior" from the university's code of conduct.

Appeals court declines to reduce Jeremy Johnson prison sentence

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:33pm

A federal appeals court has upheld St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson’s already reduced prison sentence.

1,000-acre park, 2.8-mile bike path could soon be coming to eastern shore of Utah Lake

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:01pm

The Walkara Way Project may soon bring 1,000 acres of public space aimed to increase recreational activity and put an end to a lengthy land dispute.

Provo City Council narrowly approves brewpubs for downtown, shopping centers

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:34pm

The Provo City Council on Tuesday narrowly approved a much-debated new ordinance that will allow brewpubs, restaurants that brew their own beer on-site, to operate in certain sections of the city.

Utah falsely obtained $50M in federal criminal justice grants, lawsuit says

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:11pm

Several state agencies, including the Utah Attorney General’s Office, falsely obtained more than $50 million in federal stimulus money, according to an unsealed lawsuit.

Man set house ablaze so he could take photos of fire, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:46pm

A Syracuse man who allegedly told police he was setting fires inside a vacant house so he could take pictures has been charged with arson.

US Department of Transportation grants $9.4M to 11 Utah airports

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:13pm

About $9.4 million of the $520.5 million the U.S. Department of Transportation is investing in the nation’s airports will go to Utah, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced on Wednesday.

VA paid $177K to dead Tooele man found in freezer

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:59pm

Medical examiners were unable to determine a cause of death for Mathers, police said.

Utah Senate approves bill to tighten restrictions on personalized license plates

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:42pm

Following a controversial "DEPORTM" plate, State senators Wednesday approved tighter rules on what can be requested for a personalized license plate.

Jury finds Utah man guilty in hate crime attack on Mexican family

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:16pm

A Utah man has been found guilty on three counts of federal hate crimes after a jury determined he attacked a father and son at their Salt Lake tire shop because they are Mexican.

Teens investigated after police officer’s mailbox blown up

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:47pm

Police say a group of juveniles in Uintah County picked the wrong mailbox to blow up.

Senate passes bill to establish grants to mentor Utah school principals

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:18pm

The Utah Senate passed SB99 on Wednesday, legislation that creates a grant program for the training and mentorship of new and aspiring public school principals.

Salt Lake School Board adopts updated gender inclusion policy

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:15pm

On the heels of Salt Lake City Board of Education adopting an update to its gender inclusion policies and plans for transgender students and employees Tuesday, advocates say it is key that new policies and practices foster a sense of safety and belonging.

Body camera captures wild police chase in West Valley

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:47am

A wild police chase through West Valley City was all caught on an officer’s body camera.

Spanish Fork man, 72, charged with sexually assaulting teenager

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:34am

A 72-year-old Spanish Fork man was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Utah lawmakers to discuss whether a child under 12 can be criminally prosecuted

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:01am

Members of the House Judiciary Committee will be taking up the topic of when is someone is too young to be charged with a crime as the Legislature continues its 2020 session Wednesday.

With Super Tuesday looming, voting ramps up across Utah

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:30am

The Salt Lake County Clerk’s office opened its doors to voters Tuesday, marking the start of in-person voting for Utah’s 2020 presidential primary election.