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Thousands say farewell to fallen firefighter Matthew Burchett

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:38am

Thousands of family members, friends and firefighters from across Utah and the country are saying farewell to veteran firefighter Matthew Burchett Monday.

Ready or not, it's back to school week along the Wasatch Front

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:23am

It's back to school this week for most Wasatch Front public schools with Salt Lake, Granite, Murray and Alpine districts getting underway Monday. Canyons, Davis and Jordan start on Wednesday, although some Jordan kids started in late July.

Idaho police looking for cold case connections, including girl supposedly killed by Ted Bundy

Shelbie Harris, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:47am

Ted Bundy, one of the nation’s most notorious serial killers, abducted 12-year-old Pocatellan Lynette Culver on her way home from Alameda Junior High School and killed her over four decades ago, throwing her body into the Snake River. At least that’s what authorities have said ever since Bundy confessed to her murder in 1989.

Southern Utah fire departments send personnel to Salt Lake Valley in support of fallen firefighter

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:42am

Southern Utah fire agencies are sending personnel north to provide fire and medical support for the Salt Lake Valley while firemen based there attend the funeral of Matthew Burchett.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:21am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

How to protect yourself from the dangers of wildfire smoke

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:31am

Wildfires send smoke, toxins and particle pollution into the air, and Utah’s air has been full of the dangerous gunk this summer.

Officials identify Pleasant Grove man found dead on I-80 near Saltair

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:40pm

A man found dead on I-80 near the Saltair early Sunday morning has been identified, Utah Highway Patrol officials report.

U. president decries 'deeply offensive' tweet from comedian David Cross

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:13pm

After David Cross promoted his stand-up show in Utah with a Twitter photo of him appearing to wear garments like those worn by many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the University of Utah first appeared to endorse the post.

Man arrested in changing room voyeurism case

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:05pm

Police arrested a man Saturday after they say he held his phone under a dressing room door where a 12-year-old girl was changing in a Salt Lake store.

Provo students stay indoors due to smoky air conditions

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:22pm

One of the most popular parts of school is recess, but students at one Utah County school had to play indoors on their first day back due to the lingering wildfire smoke along the Wasatch Front.

Power restored to majority of 15K households affected by morning outage

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:40pm

Over 15,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Kearns, West Jordan and Taylorsville were without power for several hours Sunday, the company said.

St. George wins nearly $1M grant to hire nine more firefighters

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:50am

For the first time in nearly 10 years, the St. George Fire Department has won a federal grant that will allow the city to hire nine more firefighters.

Semi carrying 45K pounds of onions tips over, catches fire

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:02am

More than 45,000 pounds of onions were burned to a crisp this weekend after a semi tipped over and caught fire.

'Old Coots' booth at Downtown Farmers Market offers 'probably bad advice,' creators say

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 19th - 9:50am

Tucked away at Salt Lake City's Downtown Farmers Market, in between the beets and cabbages, is a group of wise men who may not be able to see what’s to come, but are still giving their best effort at helping passers-by chart a path forward.

Fire updates: Evacuation order lifted after Herriman fire 50 percent contained

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:51pm

A fire burning in the hills southwest of Herriman prompted firefighters Saturday to issue a voluntary evacuation order for more than 400 homes. That order was lifted Saturday night, as crews got the upper hand on the fire.

Idaho bicyclist dies in Cache County collision

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:44pm

Derek Steadman, 45, of Preston, Idaho, was killed Saturday after a car turned in front of him while he was riding a bicycle, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Good Samaritan hopes to locate owner of gold wedding band found in Mona pond

Christie Taylor, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:23pm

A needle in a haystack — or a ring under water. A man visiting from Texas was watching his boys play on the rope swings at the Burraston Ponds in Juab County when a couple asked him for help finding a missing ring.

'His eyes were pinned on me': Mountain lion stalks, injures Utah bow hunter

Katie McKellar, KSL and Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:30pm

A man and his dog are on the trail of a mountain lion Saturday after it stalked a father and son bow hunting in the mountains near the Kamas Fish Hatchery.

8-year-old boy from Enoch dies in crash near Parowan

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:34pm

An 8-year-old boy died Saturday after a driver lost control and swerved into another car, Utah Highway Patrol reported.

Sneakers, backpacks and haircuts add up to hope for Redwood students

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:23pm

A community joined together Saturday to provide sneakers, backpacks, haircuts and more to students at Redwood Elementary School in West Valley. The annual event grows larger each year and offers a network of services to young students and parents.