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Man accused of killing teens, dumping bodies in mine, appears in court

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:53am

The man accused of killing a teenage couple and dumping their bodies in an abandoned mine waived a preliminary hearing in a Provo courtroom Thursday morning.

Former Santa Clara city employee developed, sold software to city, audit shows

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 8:46am

A former Santa Clara city employee developed and sold software to the city without proper disclosure of an apparent conflict of interest, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of the State Auditor.

Hatch proposes expanded Secret Service role in stopping school violence

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:52am

Sen. Orrin Hatch joined a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday to introduce a bill to expand the Secret Service’s ability to help communities lessen threats of violence at schools.

UTA celebrates FrontRunner's 10th anniversary as it plans for future

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:20am

The Utah Transit Authority is celebrating the 10th anniversary of FrontRunner on Thursday.

Utah obstetrician credited with 17,000 deliveries dies on vacation

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:58am

A Utah doctor who passed away while on vacation in Holland is being remembered for his kindness, dedication to patients, and for delivering an astounding number of babies.

'A true friend': Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato dies at 67

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:34pm

Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato has died following a battle with cancer, his family said Wednesday. He was 67.

2 dead in Idaho car crash; 4 LDS Church missionaries injured

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:31pm

Four LDS Church missionaries from the Utah Logan Mission were involved in a crash on Wednesday in which two other people died, officials said.

Former karate instructor sentenced to prison for sexually abusing teen

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:45pm

A former karate instructor from Clearfield has been sentenced to prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a teen girl he taught.

Inventor accused in solar tax 'scheme' testifies at trial

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 9:12pm

The federal case against a trio of companies and two Utah men the Department of Justice says are behind an "abusive tax scheme," continues to play out in a lengthy trial. The founder and CEO of one company testified Wednesday.

Disability rights advocate Barbara Toomer dies at 88

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:38pm

Barbara Toomer, longtime Utah and national disability rights activist, passed away Tuesday in Salt Lake City. She was 88 years old.

Fired Sandy chief says he's a 'hugger' in email to department

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:00pm

Fired Sandy Police Chief Kevin Thacker says he's a "hugger," and if he offended any of his employees, "I’m sorry, it was never my intent," he wrote in an email to his former department.

Herbert signs 8 bills for suicide prevention in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:45pm

Gov. Gary Herbert signed eight suicide prevention bills into law at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

Seven Peaks Provo future remains uncertain as owners file for bankruptcy

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:03pm

The company that owns the Seven Peaks Provo Water Park has filed for bankruptcy.

Couple accused of putting body in closet charged

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:47pm

A Provo couple accused of putting their dead friend's body in a closet have been charged.

Man critically injured, 600 South ramp reopens after auto-pedestrian accident

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:40pm

A pedestrian is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle early Wednesday morning, and the 600 South off-ramp has reopened, officials said.

Lehi’s ‘technology corridor’ gearing up for large freeway construction

Peter Samore, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:15pm

Construction is about to ramp up at the I-15 “Technology Corridor,” with hopes of improving traffic flow in Lehi.

5 Davis sheriff's deputies harassed female employees, report says

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:44pm

Five corrections deputies with the Davis County Sheriff's Office sexually harassed female co-workers or didn't do enough to prevent it from happening, a two-month investigation has concluded.

U. students stressed by finals encounter 'Cry Closet' in library

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:13pm

As finals week began Wednesday at the University of Utah, students passing through the J. Willard Marriott Library encountered an unexpected space to help them cope with their testing anxiety: An art installation dubbed "The Cry Closet."

Review: Outdoor products that cost less than $35

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:33pm

The simplest, most effective products are often the least expensive. Here’s a look at several outdoor products that all cost less than most monthly internet bills.

Emaciated dog rescued from Salt Flats finally gets adopted

Connor Richards, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:05pm

Kelly, a Brittany spaniel that was found in January wandering the Bonneville Salt Flats without any food or water, has made a full recovery and was finally adopted Sunday.