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Husband of woman injured in cabin explosion credits neighbors for saving her life

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:45pm

The husband of a woman injured in a cabin explosion last week thanked those who helped save her life and called it a miracle in a statement to friends, family and media.

Skier’s GoPro captures him getting buried in avalanche

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:29pm

If you want to experience an avalanche risk-free, this skier captured his burial on a GoPro.

Utah inmate charged with attacking clerk, attempting escape

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:48pm

A man who police say attacked a Utah County Jail clerk in an attempt to escape has been charged.

Utah lawmaker wants to require BYU police to follow open records rules or risk decertification

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:24pm

A bill aimed at forcing the BYU Police Department to follow the same open records rules that all other law enforcement agencies are subjected to or risk decertification has been introduced in the Utah Legislature.

A guide to winter camping and snowpacking

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:31pm

Winter camping is both an appealing and intimidating idea for many people. There are few crowds, and the peaceful beauty of remote outdoor locations in the winter is hard to beat.

'It seems to have been really successful': Wasatch County tests out program to pay off warrants without arrests

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:14pm

The Wasatch County Justice Court has been packed Thursday with people who have taken advantage of a new program that allows those with warrants to pay their warrant fees without being arrested, authorities said.

Utahn awaiting trial arrested in second child porn allegation

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:52am

A South Jordan man already facing child pornography charges was arrested again this week while out of jail awaiting his next court hearing.

A cancer drug might be useful in treating traumatic brain injuries, U. researchers say

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:21am

Researchers at the University of Utah and University of Washington have published a study indicating that a drug traditionally used to treat cancer may be useful in mitigating the effects of traumatic brain injuries.

Utah hate crimes bill clears first legislative hurdle, heads to Senate floor

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:41am

Despite languishing for years, a bill that would add teeth to Utah's hate crime laws has cleared a legislative hurdle that will allow it to be heard by the full state Senate.

Utah Warriors' defensive shift already paying dividends for 2nd-year squad

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:14am

Two games into the league’s second season, the Warriors have flipped their original narrative on its head. No longer a team with an explosive offense and an inconsistent defense, Utah has found a defensive identity to pair with its offense.

Police searching for armed man after robbery at North Salt Lake convenience store

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:08am

Police are searching for a man after an armed robbery at a Maverik convenience store in North Salt Lake early Thursday morning.

Driverless car, student incentive measures move forward on Capitol Hill

KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:44am

A bill that would allow all levels of autonomous vehicles on state highways, plus a proposal to give incentives to students to do well on standardized tests moved ahead at the Utah Legislature Wednesday.

Bill that leverages Utah dollars to urge cities to plan for affordable housing heads to House floor

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:03am

SB34, which would leverage state transportation dollars to encourage more cities to pave the way for affordable housing, won a unanimous endorsement from a House committee on Wednesday — but only after a long and lively debate.

Tremonton man admits to murder in shooting death he had claimed was self-defense

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:38am

A Tremonton man accused of shooting and killing another man who he claimed had threatened his family has admitted to reduced charges.

Radioactive waste bill gets preliminary approval in Utah Senate

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:28am

A bill on radioactive waste disposal received initial approval Wednesday in the Senate but needs another vote to clear that body and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's signature before it becomes law. It could allow disposal of depleted uranium waste.

Utah Senate panel backs incentives for students to do well on standardized tests

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:24am

The Senate Education Committee endorsed Wednesday a bill that would allow students to receive class credit for their efforts on standardized tests.

Driverless vehicle bill wins Utah House approval

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:21am

The Utah House levied unanimous support for a bill that would open up state roads to the operation of autonomous vehicles. The proposal also attempts to create a method to assign liability in the event of an accident that lacks a driver.

Committee halts bill to decrease sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:01am

The House Revenue and Taxation Standing Committee voted 6-4 on Wednesday to hold a bill that would remove the sales tax on adult and baby diapers, as well as feminine hygiene products.

Provo restaurant blaze caused by spontaneously igniting towels, fire officials say

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:38am

The fire that destroyed a popular Provo Mexican restaurant last week started when towels in a basement sink spontaneously ignited, fire officials said Wednesday.

'We're gonna love these people': Utahns rally for those overcoming addiction, depression

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:19am

Hundreds gathered at the state Capitol for the 11th annual Rally for Recovery, meant as a celebration for those who are overcoming their addictions or depression.