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Lawmakers weigh possible ban on driving while talking on phone

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:03pm

A Utah lawmaker is again seeking to ban drivers from operating their phones unless they are using hands-free technology.

Fire updates: 3 smaller fires burning in Duchesne County expected to be contained

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:01pm

Five wildfires continue to burn in the state, but rain and improved conditions have helped crews make significant progress in battling the state's fires.

Elementary school employee charged with sexually abusing boys

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:41pm

A man who worked part-time at an elementary school in Duchesne County has been charged with multiple counts of sexually abusing children.

Review: 8 products for summer trips

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:35pm

With the summer vacation season in full swing, here are some products you might want to consider for your next outing.

Randlett man charged with murdering man with shovel

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:16pm

A confrontation between two Randlett residents in April has resulted in one man being charged with murder.

Lanes of 11400 South, Bangerter Highway closed after crash

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:58am

A crash at the Bangerter Highway and 11400 South intersection in South Jordan is causing lane closures Wednesday morning, officials said.

Police identify man killed in Provo go-kart crash

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:50am

Police on Wednesday identified a 46-year-old man who died after crashing his self-made go-kart Tuesday night.

Ogden district didn't protect student from abusive teacher, lawsuit claims

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:17am

A former Ogden teacher who would later be convicted of sexually abusing two teen girls showed a student a gun and said "he would do something he would regret" if the boy did not take and send nude pictures of classmates, a new civil suit alleges.

CNA accused of stealing from vulnerable patient

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:16am

A certified nursing assistant has been charged with stealing from the person he was caring for.

Missing West Jordan man found dead

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:30am

A West Jordan man was found dead Tuesday night, over two weeks after he went missing, police said.

Utah County GOP chooses Marsha Judkins to fill Utah House seat

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:39am

Utah County Republicans have chosen Marsha Judkins to fill a vacancy in the Utah House of Representatives.

Floods ruin most of sod farmers’ crops

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:00am

A weekend rain storm buried about 90 percent of the crops in mud and silt at All American sod farm.

Senate confirms Utah investor to serve on Federal Reserve board

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:40am

The U.S. Senate confirmed a Utah native to serve on the Federal Reserve board Tuesday.

Utah trapeze act does not go as planned on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:58am

It was not the ending husband and wife, Tyce Nielsen and Mary Ellen Wolfe, planned during their performance on Tuesday night’s episode of “America’s Got Talent.”

Utah man dies in go-kart accident

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:54pm

A Provo man died Tuesday after a go-kart accident, according to police.

Man arrested following SWAT situation in West Valley City

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:06pm

A man was arrested Tuesday evening following a SWAT situation outside an apartment in West Valley City.

Legislative leaders plan to add child tax credit to special session agenda

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:05pm

Legislative leaders are planning a last-minute addition to Wednesday's special session agenda that would set aside $22 million to give Utahns with children a break on their state income taxes.

Wildfire coverage: New fires spark in Millard, Duchesne and Uinta counties

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:52pm

While fire crews have been able to contain the major blazes across the state, three new fires have sparked in Millard and Duchesne counties and Uinta County in Wyoming.

UHP motor troopers targeting aggressive drivers, unsafe vehicles

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:40pm

About a dozen troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol set out on their motorcycles in force along I-15 and Legacy Parkway Tuesday morning in Davis County, in an effort to make the roads safer.

Motorcyclist injured after mattress flies out of SUV

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:09pm

A man on a motorcycle was injured after hitting a mattress that flew out of an SUV on the freeway Tuesday.