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SL City Council gives thumbs up to rezone for Trolley Square project

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:56am

The Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of rezoning 3.5 acres for a six-building, mixed-use development that will change the face of the block directly south of Trolley Square.

Service animals change lives for vets, public servants

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:50am

Veterans, police officers and first responders all have pretty tough jobs. One organization is offering them service dogs to help get through hard times.

Biskupski proposes new energy efficiency and air quality ordinance

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:24am

In efforts to pursue cost-effective measures to reduce air pollution, Mayor Jackie Biskupski offered Tuesday for City Council consideration an energy benchmarking and tune-up ordinance for large commercial buildings.

Sentencing for convicted killer delayed due to bad presentence report

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:53am

Sentencing for a man convicted of killing a South Salt Lake woman in 2015 was delayed Tuesday because a presentence report wasn't done properly.

Donations pour in for boy found in Utah child abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 7:22am

Police say donations and well-wishes have poured in for a 12-year-old boy whose mother was arrested after he was found locked in a filthy bathroom and dangerously malnourished.

4 face federal charges in robberies that led to downtown chase

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 6:57am

Four men were federally indicted Tuesday in a series of Salt Lake County business robberies in September, including one in which police reported a shot was fired at an employee.

How the parolee who killed officer Doug Barney obtained the murder weapon

Debbie Dujanovic  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:54pm

It's been a year since Unified Police officer Doug Barney was shot and killed in the line of duty by a parolee. For the first time, federal prosecutors, agents and detectives are revealing how the gun made its way to the killer.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform 'America, the Beautiful' at Trump inauguration

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:25pm

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform “America, the Beautiful” at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday, the Deseret News reported Tuesday night.

Pilot suffers minor injuries in Juab County crash landing

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:19pm

A pilot suffered minor injuries in a crash landing Tuesday near the border of Juab and Tooele counties, police confirmed.

Canyons District parents, students, educators make case to add school periods — or not

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:57pm

Parents packed a meeting of the Canyons School District Board of Education Tuesday night to urge the board to permit daily schedules that encourage arts education and other electives in the face of new state course requirements.

$7M homeless resource site may discourage state funding, councilwoman says

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:42pm

Salt Lake City Councilwoman Lisa Adams fears the $7 million cost of the controversial Sugar House homeless resource site may cause Utah lawmakers to hesitate on granting the second tier of $27 million in state funding for homelessness this year.

Hundreds of Utah women joining march in Washington, DC

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:28pm

Hundreds of women from Utah are traveling to Washington, D.C. for a women's rights march on Saturday.

Elephant protein destroys human cancer cells, Utah researchers say

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:07pm

Researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute say a protein discovered in elephants appears to attack and destroy cancer cells found in humans.

Orem City looking for help to fill 5 crossing guard positions

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:25pm

Orem City police say most of their school crossing guards are reliable and consistent and have been on the job for years, but they're having a difficult time filling a few spots in the city.

Park City to replace old transit fleet with electric buses

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:35pm

Park City Transit on Tuesday announced the purchase of six new zero-emission, all-electric buses for use in the public transportation system beginning this spring.

Mother of emaciated boy was overwhelmed, in crisis, attorney says

McKenzie Romero and Ladd Egan  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:02pm

The attorney for a woman accused of locking her son in a bathroom as he wasted down to only 30 pounds says the mother's story is not what it appears, and he believes the boy's father was likely aware of what was happening.

Woman seriously injured following shooting; 1 taken into custody

Ben Lockhart and Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:50pm

A woman was hospitalized in serious condition and one man was taken into custody following a shooting Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Business leaders: Inland port could make Utah a freight hub

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:30pm

Almost 150 years after the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in northern Utah, some of the state's top business leaders said Tuesday that building another major junction here — an inland port — could provide a major boost to the local ec

Dept. of environmental quality releases new set of recess guidelines for bad air days

Caitlin Burchill  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:48pm

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has released updated recess guidance for bad air days. The new recommendations have been sent to all the elementary schools in the state.

Clean air advocates detail 19-point plan to attack Utah's pollution problem

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:43pm

Clean air advocacy groups unveiled a 19-point plan to tackle one of the state's most pressing problems: air pollution. The plan includes proposals for mandating statewide emissions testing, more transit funding and tighter industry regulations.