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Proposed changes to inland port to get first hearing at Utah Legislature

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Feb 25th - 9:03am

A panel of House lawmakers will take up the controversial Utah Inland Port Authority on Tuesday.

Neighbors question road safety after 5-year-old hit, killed in Millcreek

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 25th - 8:22am

A day after a 5-year-old boy died after being struck by a vehicle, neighbors are questioning the safety of the narrow road where he was hit.

Provo police seeing many cars with illegal black license plates

Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Feb 25th - 8:05am

Black license plates are one of the newest “cool” car accessories that people are buying in Utah County. But they’re completely illegal.

Lawmakers want to make Utah an ‘electric vehicle state’

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Feb 25th - 7:43am

Utah lawmakers introduced HB259, a bill that aims to expand electric vehicle infrastructure through a $50 million state partnership with Rocky Mountain Power.

House committee unanimously approves bill to drop penalty for bigamy

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 25th - 7:19am

A House committee voted unanimously in favor of a bill that would lower the penalty for bigamy from a felony to an infraction — legislation aimed at breaking down barriers of fear and encouraging those experiencing abuse to step forward for help.

1 dead, at least 5 hospitalized after van rolls in Salt Lake City

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 25th - 7:00am

One person died and at least five others were taken to a hospital after a serious rollover crash near the airport on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Prosecutors weighing new trial for woman whose boyfriend killed sergeant

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 25th - 6:20am

Meagan Grunwald was 17 years old in 2014 when she and her boyfriend, Angel Garcia-Juaregui, 27, encountered Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride.

2 critically injured in Fairview crash

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 9:50pm

Both occupants were ejected from the vehicle and later flown to a hospital via medical helicopter, troopers said.

Utah lawmakers shoot down slew of gun bills

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:50pm

One by one, lawmakers shot down three bills seeking to strengthen Utah’s gun laws on Monday.

Man in prison after internet sting now charged in 2017 kidnapping, rape of teen girl

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:38pm

A man currently in prison after he was arrested last year in an undercover internet sting has now been charged with kidnapping and raping a high school student in 2017.

Medical marijuana law changes pass Senate as deadline looms

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 8:05pm

With Utah’s new medical marijuana program set to start Sunday, a bill making a number of last-minute fixes sailed through the state Senate Monday, 24-0.

2nd attorney appointed for Grantsville teen accused of killing family members

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 7:43pm

A judge on Monday appointed a second defense attorney for the Grantsville teen accused of killing three of his siblings and his mother last month.

3rd man charged in alleged racially motivated attack on missionary

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 7:01pm

The third man arrested in connection with an alleged hate crime against a black missionary was formally charged Monday.

Poll: Utahns say state doesn't need more restrictions on abortion

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:37pm

As many as 80% of Utahns say the state doesn’t need new restrictions on abortions, according to results released Monday from a new poll for the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, the Alliance for a Better Utah and the ACLU of Utah.

‘Utah’s cultural heritage is under threat’: Archeologists seek solutions as vandalism grows

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 6:08pm

Utah archeologists say vandalism is plaguing the state's public lands and are hoping to curb the problem before it spirals out of control.

Trial set for woman accused of strangling her children to death

Felicia Martinez, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 24th - 5:36pm

A woman accused of strangling her children to death nine years ago appeared before a judge at the Davis County District Court on Monday.

Bill making holding cellphones while driving a primary offense passes Utah House

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:46pm

After years of languishing, a bill to ban hand-held cellphones as a primary offense cleared the full Utah House of Representatives Monday.

West Valley man loses ear lobe in fight with brother

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 24th - 4:13pm

A man who got into a fight with his brother, ripping off his ear lobe in the process, was arrested over the weekend for investigation of numerous charges.

E-cigarettes, credit scores and scholarships: this week at the Legislature

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 24th - 3:34pm

It can be hard to keep track of the annual legislative session. Most Utahns just want to know one thing: How could lawmakers’ decisions affect me?