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Wildfire updates: Crews working to protect 25 homes near 3K-acre Utah County blaze

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:58am

About 25 homes are close to a 3,000-acre wildfire in southern Utah County, but fire officials are confident they can protect the homes.

Looking back at 5 of the more memorable vice presidential visits in Utah history

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:52am

In honor of Mike Pence's first visit to Utah as vice president, here’s a look at five of the more memorable vice presidential visits in Utah's history.

Utah lawmakers look to tackle predatory towing

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:27am

Imagine running into a sandwich shop to grab a mustard packet and coming back to find a boot on your car that costs $75 to remove.

Summer air quality in Utah is bad, too, doctors say

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:50am

Study shows summer ozone levels cause lung damage equivalent to smoking a pack a day for 29 years

Northbound I-15 reopens near Brigham City after crash

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:20am

Northbound I-15 has reopened Thursday morning near Brigham City after a crash, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

Salt Lake police find missing 68-year-old woman

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:31pm

A Silver Alert was issued for Sheila Hansen Wednesday evening. She was later found.

3,000 acre fire burns on West Mountain

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:22pm

A fire burning on West Mountain, near Lincoln Beach, reached 3,000 acres by Thursday morning.

Will Utah’s statewide tests yield accurate, meaningful results after RISE debacle?

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:48pm

Some 20,000 Utah students per day were affected each of the five days technological problems disrupted end-of-year RISE testing, an education official told state lawmakers Wednesday.

VP Mike Pence arrives in Salt Lake City

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:40pm

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Salt Lake City Wednesday evening via Air Force Two.

Make Your Week: Back to School

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:15pm

Back to school season is upon us, and that means kids and cats (apparently) are reaching new heights.

Mother arrested for DUI after crashing into a pole with 2 children in car

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:20pm

After striking the pole, her car caught fire but the mother and her two young children were able to leave the car safely, authorities said.

Utah lawmakers recommend e-cigarette tax bill to reduce vaping ‘epidemic’ in youth

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:17pm

State legislators are hoping to add to recent local and national efforts to curb the use of vape pens and e-cigarettes, particularly among youth.

Utah lawmaker pitches early plan to combat jail deaths

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:41pm

A Utah lawmaker seeking to prevent further deaths in Utah jails says one solution could involve inmates speaking with health care workers over a video.

Layton police searching for 'lewd man' who exposed himself to multiple people

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:06pm

The man is described as hispanic, between 20-40 years of age, shoulder length brown curly hair and a large/stocky build.

Utah father, sons bond over art featuring chickens, Tony Soprano

Peter Rosen, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:22pm

What do get when you combine TV mobster Tony Soprano and chickens? You get an art show by renowned Utah artist Tony Smith and his two sons, Evan and Willie Smith, titled “3Smiths.”

Special session ‘could’ loom to fix medical marijuana law, Utah governor says

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:53pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday a special session could be on the agenda for lawmakers to implement fixes to the state’s medical marijuana law, but most importantly the federal government needs to act to reclassify the drug so states aren’t so hamstrung over the issue.

Chemicals spontaneously combust in 'freak occurence,' causing southern Utah wildfire

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:12pm

Some chemicals spontaneously combusted in the blistering southern Utah heat yesterday after someone threw them out, leading to a small wildfire in a “freak occurrence,” officials say.

Metro gang officers justified in fatal shooting during arrest, Salt Lake County D.A. says

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:49pm

Two police officers who fatally shot a man after he attempted to run them over were cleared Wednesday by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office.

Here's why tiger muskies can now be found in 3 of Utah’s higher-elevated lakes

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:23pm

High-elevation lakes may seem like an odd place to find tiger muskie, but there's an interesting reason behind finding the fish species in one High Uintas Wilderness and two southern Utah lakes.

Trial set for ex-USU football player Torrey Green in remaining rape case

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:34pm

A judge has declined to allow jurors to consider evidence from two prior sexual assaults as they weigh a remaining rape allegation against former Utah State University football standout Torrey Green.