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Groups gear up to propose drastic changes to Pioneer Park

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:33pm

Downtown SLC leaders are getting ready to roll out a new proposal for Pioneer Park — and it's much more than the multipurpose field currently under construction.

Thousands say farewell to fallen firefighter Matthew Burchett

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:15pm

Thousands of family members, friends and firefighters from across Utah gathered at the Maverik Center on Monday to say farewell to veteran firefighter Matthew Burchett.

Mosquitos in Stansbury Park area test positive for West Nile virus

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:00pm

Mosquitos from the Benson Mill area in Stansbury Park tested positive for West Nile virus, Tooele County officials said Monday.

Charges filed in 2014 strangling death of Provo woman

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:57pm

In 2014, 60-year-old Belen Perez's adult son came home to find his mother strangled to death, with chemicals poured over her upper torso and face in an apparent attempt to destroy evidence. Now, police say they believe they've found her killer.

Rental prices up in Utah, housing availability down

Heather Kelly, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:27pm

New research shows rental prices are skyrocketing, even though Utah’s unemployment rate remains among the lowest in the nation.

3 Weber County men charged in fentanyl overdose death

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:43pm

Three Weber County men face criminal charges related to the fentanyl overdose death of a 22-year-old man in March.

Could Ogden be new home for BLM headquarters?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:15pm

Rep. Rob Bishop is bringing top U.S. Department of Interior official to Ogden next week for a tour and discussion on the reorganization of the agency. His full committee will conduct a field hearing in Roosevelt and will meet to discuss forest fires.

Fire updates: Grass fire causes highway closure in WVC

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:00pm

A grass fire sparked Monday afternoon, causing a closure of Bacchus Highway.

Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

Sally By and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:35pm

Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors.

Review: 7 outdoor products for summer

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:05pm

As summer slowly fades away, there are still plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures. Here’s a quick look at a handful of outdoor products that might be worth checking out before your next trip.

Utah firefighter died after plane made drop, report says

Don Thompson and Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:33pm

A firefighter from Utah was killed last week from falling tree debris after a modified airliner dropped thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid on the area where he was helping battle California's largest-ever wildfire, according to a preliminary report from investigators obtained by The Associated Press.

Police: Utah teen used mom's gun to make school threat on Instagram

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:14pm

Police have arrested a Mountain View High School student who they say posted an Instagram video of herself loading a gun, pointing it at a camera and saying, "You ready for your first and last day of school?"

Make Your Week: Soccer teams raise money to help opposing team's coach

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:45pm

If you need a little extra happiness in your life, take a minute to read these stories of people going out of their way to do something kind.

Ready or not, it's back to school week along the Wasatch Front

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:23am

It's back to school this week for most Wasatch Front public schools with Salt Lake, Granite, Murray and Alpine districts getting underway Monday. Canyons, Davis and Jordan start on Wednesday, although some Jordan kids started in late July.

Idaho police looking for cold case connections, including girl supposedly killed by Ted Bundy

Shelbie Harris, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:47am

Ted Bundy, one of the nation’s most notorious serial killers, abducted 12-year-old Pocatellan Lynette Culver on her way home from Alameda Junior High School and killed her over four decades ago, throwing her body into the Snake River. At least that’s what authorities have said ever since Bundy confessed to her murder in 1989.

Southern Utah fire departments send personnel to Salt Lake Valley in support of fallen firefighter

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:42am

Southern Utah fire agencies are sending personnel north to provide fire and medical support for the Salt Lake Valley while firemen based there attend the funeral of Matthew Burchett.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:21am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

How to protect yourself from the dangers of wildfire smoke

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:31am

Wildfires send smoke, toxins and particle pollution into the air, and Utah’s air has been full of the dangerous gunk this summer.

Officials identify Pleasant Grove man found dead on I-80 near Saltair

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:40pm

A man found dead on I-80 near the Saltair early Sunday morning has been identified, Utah Highway Patrol officials report.

U. president decries 'deeply offensive' tweet from comedian David Cross

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:13pm

After David Cross promoted his stand-up show in Utah with a Twitter photo of him appearing to wear garments like those worn by many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the University of Utah first appeared to endorse the post.