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Suspected ringleader in Utah elderly exploitation case arrested in California

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:53pm

The alleged ringleader of a group accused of exploiting an elderly woman out more than $264,000 — a man recently paroled from prison after serving nearly 30 years for murder — has been arrested.

Charges refiled against Utah prison inmate in 2010 rape case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:17pm

A Utah State Prison inmate who was charged in 2017 with an unsolved rape case from nearly a decade ago, only to have the case later dismissed, has now been charged again.

Why did Bernie Sanders single out Mike Lee at presidential debate?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:12pm

Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee couldn’t be farther apart politically, but the Democratic presidential candidate named the Utah senator as a surprising friendship.

Utahn charged with attacking police dog trying to arrest him

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:40pm

A man accused of attacking a police K-9 trying to apprehend him now faces felony charges.

Police identify woman in ‘suspicious’ Midvale motel death

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:27pm

The Unified Police Department has released the name of a woman who was found dead at a Motel 6 in Midvale on Tuesday.

102 large animals illegally poached in Utah since August, wildlife officials say

Carter Williams  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:45pm

Utah wildlife conservation officials say 102 large animals in the state have been poached, and more than 900 citations have been issued for various hunting violations since Aug. 1.

Tax cut by the end of the year? Utah House speaker hopeful

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:14pm

Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, said Wednesday he’d like to see a special legislative session on tax reform before the end of the year so a tax cut can be put in place at the start of 2020 — an election year for all House members and half of the Senate.

You're sure your candidate is going to lose. Here's why you should vote anyway

Katie Workman,  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:45pm

Not all political campaigns are competitive, and many districts are going to remain reliably red or blue this election season. So if your candidate won’t win, why should you vote? The answer is simple.

'Cougar Boulevard' unveiled at junction of BYU and Provo City

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:26pm

The first female mayor in Provo City history officially renamed 1230 North — or Bulldog Boulevard — Cougar Boulevard in a special ceremony Wednesday morning, celebrating the collision of city and school with local officials.

Algal blooms still a concern for waterfowl hunters despite colder weather

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:15pm

With 30 Utah lakes still under algal bloom advisories, state officials are warning hunters to watch their dogs while hunting waterfowl this season.

Vaping lung injuries in Utah continue to rise

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:03am

The number of vaping-related lung injuries in Utah continues to rise, new statistics released Tuesday from the state show.

Massive mastiff rescued after getting exhausted on mountain hike

Amanda Jackson, CNN  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:28am

Floyd the mastiff went for a hike with his owner up the Grandeur Peak trail near Salt Lake City on Sunday. But when it was time to come down, Floyd was too exhausted and just sat down.

UDOT: Speed up or move over!

Simone Seikaly, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:01am

It may seem strange that the Utah Department of Transportation is telling drivers to speed up, but that is exactly the message they’re sending. That, or get out of the fast lane.

Officials investigating alleged gun threat at Duchesne County schools

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:29am

There is an increased law enforcement presence at Duchesne County schools on Wednesday due to reports of a school threat, authorities said.

No injuries after gunmen walk up to house, fire 11 rounds in West Valley City, police say

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:25am

Police are still looking for people in connection with a shooting that took place early Wednesday morning in West Valley City.

Video: Trooper saves driver seconds before train collides with car

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:35am

When a Utah Highway Patrol trooper approached a car stuck on the FrontRunner tracks with a train bearing down, he knew he had just seconds to react.

Will Utahns pay sales tax at the gas pump? Lawmakers to consider tax reform proposals

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:21am

Drivers in Utah may be paying sales tax in addition to the gas tax when they fill up their gas tanks under a package of tax reform options expected to be presented Wednesday at least to Republican state senators in their closed-door caucus meeting.

Section of 6200 South set to close for week as crews work on pipeline

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:07am

A section of 6200 South near Bangerter Highway is set to close Wednesday night as crews work to relocate the Jordan Valley aqueduct over the next week.

Salt Lake man charged in sextortion case involving 13-year-old girl

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 6:41am

A Salt Lake man who prosecutors say met a 13-year-old because of a social media game is now accused of threatening the girl and demanding explicit pictures of her.