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Fire updates: Pole Creek, Bald Mountain fires burn over 113K acres

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:47pm

Two fires in Utah County have burned over 113,000 acres combined, according to officials.

Married couple accomplishes goal to do 60 hikes before turning 60

Hannah Leavitt, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:43pm

Robert and Phyllis Williamson did 60 hikes in over six years, finishing right before their 60th birthday.

Interior Secretary Zinke to visit Zion National Park Monday

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:54pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will tour Utah’s iconic Zion National Park on Monday and get a close-up look at some of the $65 million worth of backlogged maintenance needs.

Police: Report that Barzee caused disturbance at South Salt Lake motel 'unfounded'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:46pm

Police say a national media report that Wanda Barzee created a disturbance at a motel she is believed to be staying at was “unfounded.”

Some Herriman residents without water after water main break

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:12am

Some residents are without water after a water main broke near 13400 South and Rosecrest Road Thursday morning, city officials said.

25th National Public Lands Day invites volunteers to clean up public lands, offers free admission to national parks

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:43am

This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort, and events are being held across Southern Utah for the community to help clean up public lands.

4-vehicle crash causes traffic delays on I-15 in Draper

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:32am

A four-vehicle crash on I-15 caused some traffic delays for motorists Thursday morning.

SLCC Westpointe Center aims to 'close gap' of Utah's workforce needs

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:45am

Wednesday was the grand opening of Salt Lake Community College's $43 million, 121,000-square-foot Westpointe Workforce Training and Education Center.

After traveling the world, The Bucket List Family finds a new home in Hawaii

Shara Park, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:00am

They’re known around the world as The Bucket List Family with millions of people following their weekly adventures on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.

Utah group files FEC complaint against Rep. Mia Love over campaign contributions

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:40am

A complaint against Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, has been filed with the Federal Election Commission by a progressive Utah nonprofit.

Support slipping slightly for gas tax hike to raise money for schools, poll shows

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:19am

Support is slipping slightly for the nonbinding question on the November ballot about raising state gas taxes by 10 cents a gallon to help fund schools, according to a UtahPolicy.com poll.

Family of woman killed in Las Vegas shooting starts college fund for other victims' families

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:13pm

After their daughter died in the Las Vegas shooting, Chris and Debbie Davis, along with their other daughter Mynda Smith, wanted to help other youths who were affected by the massacre get to college.

Man wanted in 2016 Davis County child sex assault case arrested at San Francisco airport

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:10pm

U.S. Marshals caught a man Wednesday who they say had been on the run in Chicago, Thailand and Japan since being charged with child sex assault in Davis County in 2016.

New Intermountain Transformation Center to lead change in health care

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:33pm

Scientists, doctors and hospital administrators are expected to come from all over to learn and share the latest medical techniques and best practices at the new Intermountain Healthcare Kem C. Gardner Transformation Center.

View behind fire lines shows land destruction, protection of homes

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:00pm

As the Pole Creek Fire and Bald Mountain Fire continue to burn, fire bosses took reporters behind fire lines on Wednesday and showed widespread destruction in areas adored for recreation and valued for cattle grazing — but also progress in protecting neighborhoods.

Washington County backing Gov. Herbert’s petition over control of ‘roadless areas’ of national forests

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:26pm

The Washington County Commission on Tuesday weighed in on Gov. Gary Herbert’s petition to allow the state to control some areas of federal forestland.

Kennecott visitors center set to reopen 5 years after landslide

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:12pm

There’s a good explanation for why so many Utahns have made the trip up to the Kennecott Visitors Center at Bingham Canyon Mine in the past.

ATF head cleared in fatal Sandy TRAX shooting

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:40pm

The head of Utah's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was legally justified when he shot and killed a man near a Sandy TRAX station in March, according to a new report released Wednesday.

Alleged big player in Utah drug trafficking charged

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:09pm

A man believed to be a big player in drug trafficking in Utah, utilizing a car repair business to distribute drugs, has been charged.

Mesquite detective accused of sexually abusing Utah teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:30pm

A veteran Mesquite police detective has a been arrested on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a southern Utah teen he met on a social networking app geared toward gay and bisexual men.