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Big Utah snow pack highlights need for swiftwater safety


By DaveCawley at 05/25/2017 1:20 pm         
Rivers across Utah and the West are running high as snow from a record-setting winter melts. That has boaters excited to float swollen rivers and streams. Doing that safely requires training and experience. The University of Utah offers that training in an open-enrollment course titled Swiftwater Rescue Fundamentals. KSL Newsradio reporter Dave Cawley enrolled in the class to see what it's about, firsthand. Photo credit: Dave Cawley, KSL Newsradio

Acid spill sparks evacuations in Salt Lake City


By PaulNelson at 05/25/2017 1:16 pm         
Officials say 500 pounds of nitric acid spilled from the Univar company on 800 South, but, no one was injured.

Family who lost teen in crash pleads for roadway safety


By kslpetersamore at 05/25/2017 11:44 am         
Utah’s “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” are upon us, and a Layton family begs drivers to drive down the death rate on roadways.

Undocumented U of U students get some official help


By EricButlerKSL at 05/25/2017 8:37 am         
The University of Utah has set up "The Dream Center" to assist undocumented immigrants who attend the school. It's a resource center that helps identify financial assistance paths outside of those available to those qualified for federal aid. Five months into the center's existence, workers at the university's Office of Engagement say that anxiety for undocumented students is beginning to ease slightly.

Montana Congressional candidate accused of assaulting reporter


By DanBKSL at 05/25/2017 8:31 am         
The Republican candidate for Congress in Montana's special election got in a scuffle with a newspaper reporter Wednesday and now he's charged with misdemeanor assault. ABC's Brad Mielke talked with KSL Newsradio's Brian and Amanda. (Photo credit ABC News)

SLC SWAT standoff turns into kidnapping investigation


By kslpetersamore at 05/25/2017 8:10 am         
A neighbor says he had bad feelings about the man whom Salt Lake City police say kidnapped his female roommate during a SWAT standoff. More on the story: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=44370060&nid=148&title=salt-lake-swat-standoff-turns-into-kidnapping-investigation

Conservationist buys Needles Outpost in Bears Ears for $2.5 million


By kslpetersamore at 05/25/2017 8:08 am         
A conservationist has purchased a small strip of state land within a federal monument to save it. But other conservationists are unhappy. More on the story: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680712/Conservationist-buys-Needles-Outpost-in-Bears-Ears-for-25-million.html

The new asylums: How Utah traps the mentally ill behind bars


By kslmrichards at 05/25/2017 6:27 am         
'It is a crisis of unimaginable proportions,' say advocates. The mentally ill are dying in jail cells while waiting for a spot at the Utah State Hospital. (pic: Deseret News) Read more: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680715/The-new-asylums-How-Utah-traps-the-mentally-ill-behind-bars.html

Huge crowds expected to witness solar eclipse


By kslmrichards at 05/25/2017 6:25 am         
In August, it's entirely possible that tens of millions of Americans will jump in their cars and drive to a neighboring state to watch a total solar eclipse. But are Wyoming and Idaho ready for a possible invasion from Utah? Read more: http://www.ksl.com/?sid=44372711&nid=148&title=500k-people-expected-to-travel-to-witness-eclipse-idaho-officials-say

Former police officer frustrated by medical marijuana opposition from Utah sheriffs


By BriannaBodilyKSL at 05/24/2017 11:13 pm         
A former Utah police officer is calling out the state Sheriff's Association, frustrated that they continue to oppose the legalization of medical marijuana. You can find the resolution here: http://utahsheriffs.org/resources/Marijuana-position-paper.pdf