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Fun early spring activity recommendations

Ian Dempsey, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 9:35am

Spring has arrived and it's time to free yourself from winter hibernation. Here are some picks to help you get out of the house.

Would fees help the Cottonwood canyons? Ski officials discuss Wasatch Front dilemmas

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 8:11am

A group of key Wasatch leaders discussed recreation-related issues facing the Wasatch Front, highlighting the need for more funding.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces change to seminary program

KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 10:30pm

Beginning in January, students in seminary will study the same topic as they do in Sunday classes at church and home — a change welcomed by local seminary instructors.

Salt Lake firefighters battle structure fire

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 10:15pm

Firefighters Friday evening worked to put out a blaze that started in the basement of a vacant building.

Navajo Nation company ends bid to buy power plant, mine

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:47pm

One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West will close this year as planned after a Navajo Nation company ended its long-shot bid Friday to acquire it.

$3 fraud case nabs a most-wanted murder suspect

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:13pm

When someone else used Anthony Salazar’s credit card, it wasn’t the dollar amount that caught his attention.

Man charged in alleged drug-related robbery that left 2 people shot

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:40pm

Charges were filed Friday against a man in connection with an alleged drug-rip that resulted in two other men being shot.

Ex-employee ordered to repay $60K to aerospace company

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:08pm

A former Orbital ATK engineer is serving a term of probation and repaying $60,000 to the company after admitting to a pattern of unlawful activity during his time there.

Utah members of Congress call for release of Mueller report

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:35pm

Members of Utah's congressional delegation renewed their call for the public release of Robert Mueller's report on whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

Utah governor signs 163 bills, including bill banning abortions solely for Down syndrome

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:51pm

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed 75 bills, according to his office, bringing the total number of bills passed by the 2019 Utah Legislature so far to 99.

Officer accused of running over woman has poor driving history, records show

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:20pm

A Unified police officer accused of running over a woman lying down in a parking lot while responding to a call has a history of poor driving, according to police records.

Canadian professionals at front lines of opioid epidemic fight visit Utah, discuss strategy

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:59pm

Six Utahns die every week from an opioid overdose and nationally the epidemic continues to cripple communities.

Sen. Mike Lee elected chairman of Joint Economic Committee

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:27pm

Sen. Mike Lee has been elected as chairman of the Joint Economic Committee.

BYU says state is ‘incorrect’ on criteria for decertifying university’s police department

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:01pm

Brigham Young University says the state’s grounds for decertifying its on-campus police department over the release of records the state deemed public are incorrect.

Job growth expected to continue in Utah

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:44pm

Utah's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February fell one-tenth of a percentage point to register at 3 percent. Nationally, the jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to register at 3.8 percent.

Trump signs bill to name North Ogden V.A. building after fallen Mayor Brent Taylor

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:17pm

A federal building in North Ogden will now bear the name of the city's fallen mayor who died while deployed in Afghanistan with the Army National Guard.

Draper police lieutenant under investigation announces retirement

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:40pm

A lieutenant with the Draper Police Department has submitted his "notice of retirement" just days after being placed on administrative leave.

5 destinations for early-spring hiking

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 12:17pm

The following hikes describe some options for early-spring hikers looking to get outside as soon as possible. Though they may still have some snow and mud, these hikes should all be navigable with the help of boots, poles, or snowshoes in spring.

Man charged with driving off after hitting University of Utah pitcher

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:34am

A driver who witnesses say may not have been at fault when he allegedly hit a pedestrian is now facing charges for driving away from the scene.

2 seriously injured in crash near Box Elder-Cache county border, UHP says

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 11:08am

Two people were seriously injured after a crash on U.S. 89 near the Box Elder and Cache county line Friday morning, authorities said.