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Shooting survivor Deserae Turner opens Utah House session, releases doves at Capitol

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:38pm

Shooting survivor Deserae Turner banged the gavel Tuesday to open the Utah House of Representatives.

Utah GOP lawmakers pushing to end death penalty

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:44pm

Republican state lawmakers, including House Speaker Greg Hughes, are again pushing to end the death penalty in Utah.

Make Your Week: Teenager wins prize, gives it to toddlers; stranger helps change tire

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:15pm

It’s Tuesday, but feels like Monday because of the holiday. To add to the woe of facing a new workweek, the snow made for a slow, slippery commute this morning.

West Valley names new police chief

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:37am

West Valley's interim police chief is expected to be appointed to the position full time.

State Sen. Jim Dabakis announces he won't seek re-election

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:44am

Sen. Jim Dabakis, an outspoken Democrat from Salt Lake City, announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election this year after serving six years in the Legislature.

Winter storm slows commute for second day

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:26am

A storm that slammed Utah with snow and cold temperatures slowed the commute for a second day Tuesday.

Santa Clara-Ivins police come upon valuable sports collection, ask who owns it

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:09am

The Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department is seeking information that may help to locate the rightful owner of multiple sports collector items or any information pertaining to how the collection went missing in the first place.

Teen snowmobiler gets stuck, walks several miles to safety

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:29pm

A teenager was reunited with his family after his snowmobile became stuck in a hole, forcing him to walk several miles to be located, officials said Monday night.

Trump endorses Romney's Senate run

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:29pm

President Donald Trump announced his endorsement for Mitt Romney's Senate run via Twitter Monday night.

Snowstorm pounds Utah causing chaos on roads, skiers to rejoice

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:23pm

Amid an unusually warm and dry Utah winter, a snowstorm pounded the Wasatch Front on Monday causing chaos on the roads and rejoicing at the ski resorts.

Committee recommends bill legalizing sale of hemp products for qualifying licensees

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:39pm

A bill which would widely allow the production and sale of hemp products for qualifying license holders got the OK of the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee on Friday.

'Living inside a painting': Zion National Park through the eyes of artists

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 9:00pm

Among the millions of visitors to Zion National Park every year, there are four artists-in-residence, who capture the park in their work as it changes from day to day and season to season.

National group's ad calls gun exceptions in .05 percent DUI legislation hypocritical

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 8:28pm

A national organization opposing Utah's .05 percent blood alcohol DUI limit has Rep. Norm Thurston in its sights for a bill that carves out self-defense exceptions for laws against using a firearm while intoxicated.

Utah measure pushes back on ruling that boosted police power

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:01pm

A Utah lawmaker is proposing to limit the effects of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that bolstered police power to use evidence even if officers did something wrong to get it.

Safety inspections gone, but cars must still be safe, UHP warns

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:28pm

The Utah Highway Patrol wants to remind the public that while safety inspections are no longer required in Utah, drivers are still required to have a safe vehicle.

Snowstorm triggers powder day frenzy, hampers commute

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:47pm

As skiers and snowboarders rushed to the canyons to take advantage of the snowy conditions, the weather made things difficult on the roads.

UTA program helps officers ID riders with 'invisible disabilities'

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:08pm

The Utah Transit Authority has implemented a program to train all of its transit police officers to recognize “invisible disabilities” such as autism that often influences the behavior of individuals who use mass transportation.

Names released in connection with fatal Evanston plane crash

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:12pm

Law enforcement officials on released the names of two people they believe died in a plane crash near Evanston, Wyoming Sunday.

Legislature: Animal-tethering bill stalls, vehicle-registration bill finds support

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:21pm

A bill that would do away with the requirement that motorists have vehicle registration in the car found new support, and opposition stalled a measure making it a crime to leave animals tethered.

Animal-tethering bill stalls in Utah Senate committee

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:47pm

Senate Minority Leader Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, was frustrated Friday after his bill making it a crime to leave an animal tethered outside without adequate shelter was held by a legislative committee.