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Disgruntled arborist chopped down Springdale trees he planted, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 2:31pm

After a yearlong investigation, the former arborist for Springdale has been arrested and accused of cutting down more than a dozen trees around the town's hall and causing more than $10,000 in damage to town property in an apparent disgruntled rage.

Payson family of teen with Down syndrome suing Boy Scouts

Nicole Vowell, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:43pm

The Boy Scouts of America and the Utah National Parks Council in Utah County are facing a lawsuit after a family of a teen with Down syndrome claims their son was not accepted into the Alternative Eagle Scout Program because of his mental disability.

4 activities for spring break in central Utah

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 1:11pm

Spring break is a great time to get out and enjoy time together as a family. If you don't feel like taking a big trip to the beach, though, there's plenty of stuff to do right here in central Utah.

3 Salt Lake County men arrested in 'large scale' meth bust

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:10pm

Three men were arrested after police recovered more than 10 pounds of meth, two guns and thousands of dollars in cash during multiple raids of a suspected “large scale” drug ring over the weekend, according to a jail report.

4 injured after chase ends in 4-vehicle crash, police say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:52am

Two people were critically injured and two others were transported to a hospital after a woman driving a stolen van crashed at an intersection while evading officers, police said.

Make Your Week: Getting free tickets to the zoo, clearing the snow for others

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:20am

There are a lot of good people in the world. But if you are feeling a little down or need to have your faith in humanity restored, look no further than at the stories below.

Longtime Salt Lake County clerk being challenged by her own employee

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:42am

Salt Lake County's longtime clerk, Sherrie Swensen, is gunning for an eigth term after nearly three decades in office — but her elections director, Rozan Mitchell is challenging her.

Community rallies around embattled Idaho teacher; woman who reported puppy's death feels threatened

Logan Ramsey, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:00am

Although people from across the U.S. and beyond are calling for science teacher Robert Crosland to lose his job for allegedly dropping a sick puppy into a classroom aquarium containing a hungry snapping turtle, the vast majority of those who live in his community appear to be supporting him.

Lawmakers: Delay in federal monitor for UTA underscores need for agency overhaul

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:59am

Not having a federal monitor in place to oversee the Utah Transit Authority nearly a year after a deadline set in a nonprosecution deal underscores the need for the major changes just made to the agency, lawmakers said Friday.

Gust blows shed 50 feet in Home Depot parking lot, pinning girl underneath

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:24am

A teenage girl was sent to the hospital after becoming trapped underneath a storage shed that landed on her during an apparent microburst in Washington City Sunday afternoon.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, and Yvette Cruz,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:05am

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

Fire damages Grantsville business

Linda Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:47am

Fire damaged a building at the Big Shot Ranch north of Grantsville early Monday.

Man critically injured when car hits tree, catches fire

Linda Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:09am

A car crashed into a tree and burst into flames in Riverton early Monday. The driver was pulled from the car and is in critical condition.

Utah survey: Over 20 percent of youth in 8th grade or above tried vaping

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:45am

Extensive surveying of Utah youth in 2017 found that more than 20 percent respondents who are in eighth grade or above have tried e-cigarettes at least once, and that similar numbers have tried alcohol, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Several homes, cars hit in West Jordan drive-by shooting; no injuries

Yvette Cruz,  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 11:10pm

No one was injured in an early morning drive-by shooting near 5500 W. and 6885 South in West Jordan, officials report.

Provo couple uses pieces of the outdoors to build 'fairy houses'

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:39pm

PROVO — Using items from nature to build miniature homes for mystical creatures may seem a bit unconventional, but to Mike and Debbie Schramer, it makes perfect sense.

Rocky Mountain Power proposes rate decrease

Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 9:36pm

Rocky Mountain Power is proposing that utility regulators approve cost and accounting adjustments that would reduce customer bills by $6.5 million.

Children as young as 5 learning art of 3-D animation in Sandy

Nicole Vowell, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 8:37pm

Children, as young as 5 years old, are learning how to make Disney-Pixar style 3-D animated movies at Paper Plane Productions, an after-school program based in Sandy.

'Incredibly humbling:' 19 soldiers of Utah National Guard honored for acts of valor in combat

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 7:02pm

Nineteen soldiers of a special forces unit of the Utah National Guard on Sunday were awarded for their valor during a 2017 deployment to Afghanistan.

Utah researchers find cortisol may exacerbate endometrial cancers

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 5:48pm

Researchers at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute publish unique findings on endometrial cancer in an international journal. The research may point to why some cancers are more aggressive than others.