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Utah agency wants $10M to relocate downtown liquor store away from homeless services

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 2:39pm

State officials are asking the Utah Legislature for more than $10 million to relocate Salt Lake City's "shabby" downtown liquor store, citing an aging building, dipping revenues and criticisms for its proximity to homeless services.

Charges: Utah man trying to help woman being attacked is stabbed to death

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 2:15pm

An 18-year-old Ogden man was formally charged with murder Friday in the stabbing death of a man who police say was trying to intervene and help a woman who was being assaulted in an alley.

Wednesday’s Child: Ethan dreams of a permanent home

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 15th - 2:14pm

Ethan wants anyone who will hear him to know he is ready to care, ready to love, and ready to finally be welcomed home.

Orrin Hatch Foundation wants $2M from Utah Legislature for politics center

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:47pm

A foundation created to maintain retired GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch's vast collection of U.S. Senate papers wants $2 million in taxpayer dollars from the Utah Legislature.

Ogden man charged with aggravated murder in shooting of brothers

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:14pm

An Ogden man was charged Friday with aggravated murder for allegedly participating in a robbery that resulted in one man being killed and his brother critically injured.

Trump administration approves 2 coal mining projects in Utah

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:51am

The Trump administration on Thursday announced the approval of two coal mining projects in southern Utah, including one nestled between two national parks in the state's red rock region.

Allegedly drunken airline passenger who forced landing in Salt Lake City faces criminal charges

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:08am

A Florida man faces criminal charges for allegedly disrupting a Delta flight from San Francisco to Atlanta that was diverted to Salt Lake City last month.

Lawmakers advance bills calling for change to radioactive waste law, more psychiatric residents at U of U  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:30am

Separate bills to amend Utah's radioactive waste law and add more psychiatric residencies at the University of Utah medical school both advanced Thursday.

Latter-day Saint missionaries can now call home every week

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:05am

Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now call and text their families every week, church officials said Friday.

Lawmaker says he won't try to repeal controversial SB54

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:01am

Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, said he no longer intends to try to repeal a controversial law known as SB54 that gives candidates an alternative path to a primary ballot.

Lawmaker seeks to add 4 psychiatry residencies at University of Utah medical school

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:57am

A Sandy Republican lawmaker is seeking funding to increase the number of psychiatry residencies offered by the University of Utah Health Sciences.

Fix for widespread violations of Utah school fees laws? Complying with with 1994 injunction, lawmaker says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:52am

After two audits found "widespread and varied violations of state law" on school fees, a state lawmaker sponsoring legislation intended to bring Utah schools into compliance said the answer is found in a 1994 permanent injunction.

Utah couple charged in decadelong abuse case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:49am

A Utah man accused of sexually abusing multiple girls over the past decade now faces 14 felony charges, including 13 for alleged sex crimes.

Utah Senate panel advances radioactive waste bill, despite Gov. Gary Herbert's 'discomfort'

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:49am

The Senate natural resources committee advanced a controversial bill related to the disposal of radioactive waste in Utah, despite concerns and "some discomfort" expressed by Gov. Gary Herbert via a cabinet member. It now goes to the full Senate.

'A mountain lion just ran out!' Cougar sighting forces shelter-in-place in Salt Lake County

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:27am

A shelter-in-place protocol at Foothills and Blackridge elementary schools has been lifted after a cougar was spotted in Salt Lake County Friday morning.

House OKs resolution saying Utah's gun laws are enough

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:03am

The Utah House passed a resolution Thursday emphasizing the "best manner to protect" Utahns is by enforcing existing gun laws. Meanwhile, other bills aimed at enacting "red flag" laws or gun storage safety sit in limbo.

Provo water park Seven Peaks to reopen this summer

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:41am

After ongoing litigation prompted Seven Peaks Provo to stay closed last year, the water park will reopen this summer with new management.

Utah man allegedly seeking 'reaction' to nude selfie gets reaction from police

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:22am

A South Weber man accused of putting pictures of his genitals on a random woman's car so he could watch her reaction is getting a firsthand look at how prosecutors are reacting.

House committee to consider bill allowing sexual violence protective order requests

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 7:41am

Current law does not allow for people who encounter sexual violence outside current or former romantic relationships, such as from acquaintances, to apply for protective orders. A bill discussed by Utah lawmakers this week would give them the option.

Utahn caught stealing mail for second time in 3 weeks, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 15th - 7:18am

A Layton man with a history of theft and drug-related crimes was arrested Tuesday after Sandy police say they caught him with a lot of other people's mail.