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Helicopter-crash survivor from Toquerville recovering

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:46am

A Toquerville man who survived a helicopter crash in Pennsylvania earlier this month is recovering in a hospital in Pittsburgh.

Spontaneous combustion in porch planter likely caused house fire

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:14am

A structure fire in Littlefield, Arizona, spread quickly and destroyed a home Monday evening despite the quick response of firefighters from two fire departments. The suspected – and surprising – culprit of the fire was a basic chemical reaction: spontaneous combustion of peat moss in a planter on the porch of the home.

Idaho lunch lady fired after giving free meal dies

Shelbie Harris, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:01am

A Pocatello woman who made international headlines in 2015 after she was fired from her job as a middle school cafeteria worker just days before Christmas has died.

Man critically injured, 600 South ramp reopens after auto-pedestrian accident

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:13am

A pedestrian is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle early Wednesday morning, and the 600 South off-ramp has reopened, officials said.

USU goats’ milk produces material as strong as spider webs

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:01am

There is something very different about the goats at Utah State University’s south farm in Wellsville, Utah.

Utah WWII hero Ted Kampf, who survived Bataan Death March, dies at 96

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:46am

Theodore 'Ted' Kampf passed away in Salt Lake City. He was the last living Utah resident to survive the Bataan Death March and last Utahn to be held captive as a prisoner of war in a Japanese forced labor camp where he was kept for 3 1/2 years.

Man followed home and attacked inside, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:22am

A man accused of committing a home invasion robbery before attempting to kidnap a child was charged Tuesday with a number of felonies.

Curtis-Herrod re-match in 3rd District not making same headlines as Romney's Senate race

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:04am

Mitt Romney may be making national headlines for being forced into a primary in the U.S. Senate race, but the re-match between Rep. John Curtis and former state lawmaker Chris Herrod isn't attracting much attention.

Police chasing suspected shoplifters deploy Taser, crash car

Annie Knox, KSL and Nicole Vowell, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:45pm

Pursuit of a pair of juveniles suspected of shoplifting Tuesday evening led officers to deploy a Taser and ended with an officer-involved fender bender.

Tooele County to begin charging toll for use of Middle Canyon

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:27pm

When bikers, hikers, and campers head into Middle Canyon in Tooele County this summer, they’ll be charged a fee for the first time.

Salt Lake County approves ordinance to enact $58M sales tax hike if enough cities signal support

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:25pm

Under a new ordinance the Salt Lake County Council passed Tuesday, the once-failed $58 million sales tax hike that voters rejected in 2015 will come back from the dead if enough city leaders signal support.

Honorary Unified officer makes arrest during first day on the job

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:37pm

A 33-year-old cancer patient got the chance to serve as an honorary law enforcement officer as part of his bucket list.

Utah man sentenced for killing mother and brother he believed were 'demons'

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:11pm

A Ferron man has been sentenced to up to life prison for shooting and killing his mom and brother, whom he believed were demons at the time.

Group appeals to United Nations on 'human rights' violations at Bears Ears

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:00pm

Utah Dine Bikeyah leaders say grave robbing and looting of cultural artifacts at Bears Ears National Monument are human rights violations, and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues should intervene and stop ongoing management plans.

West Valley teacher arrested in connection with student sex abuse case

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:42pm

A charter school teacher was arrested Monday after police say over the course of the school year he inappropriately touched and took illegal pictures of a third-grade student that he taught.

Utah alcohol agency overcharged some customers, audit shows

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:28pm

The state alcohol department overcharged customers nearly $1,200 because it incorrectly marked up the price on seven items, a new state audit shows.

Owner of Provo Daily Herald buys Ogden Standard-Examiner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:47pm

The owner of the Provo Daily Herald is purchasing the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden.

Hogle Zoo helps rescue 10K tortoises from illegal pet trade in Madagascar

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:15pm

On April 10, police discovered 10,000 endangered radiated tortoises covering the floors of a private residence in Toliara, Madagascar, where officials believe the animals were being collected for the illegal pet trade in Asia.

Sandy police chief fired after investigation of misconduct

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:49pm

Sandy Police Chief Kevin Thacker was fired Tuesday after an investigation into multiple reports of “inappropriate and unprofessional behavior” within the police department, Sandy Mayor Kurt Bradburn said.

Former parole agent pleads guilty to having sex with woman he supervised

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:12pm

A former parole agent in Carbon County accused of having sex with a woman he was supervising has entered into a plea deal.