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Trooper almost hit on snowy Utah freeway; more than 130 crashes reported

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:35pm

The Utah Highway Patrol is urging drivers to slow down in icy conditions after a car crashed into a trooper's car on the freeway and "narrowly missed" the trooper himself.

Weather forecast looks bleak for northern Utahns to see ‘Super Blood Moon’ this Sunday

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:00pm

The moon will briefly turn a reddish, copper color Sunday night as Earth overshadows the moon; however, Utahns may have to scramble to see it.

Local companies helping Utahns during longest government shutdown in history

Nakisha Rigley, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:30pm

Here are some local companies that are helping Utahns who have been affected by the government shutdown, now officially the longest in history.

Rape trial nears close for ex-Utah State football star Torrey Green, accused of assaulting 7

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:57pm

A jury is set to deliberate following closing arguments Thursday in the trial for former Utah State University football player Torrey Green, who is accused of raping five women and sexually assaulting another while a student at the Logan school.

Minor earthquake hits near Enterprise in southwest Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:35pm

A 3.8-magnitude earthquake that hit in southwestern Utah on Wednesday afternoon is the strongest of a handful of quakes that have rocked the area in the past week, officials said.

More investors in alleged $200M Ponzi scheme sue Zions Bank

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 5:17pm

More than a quarter of the estimated 430 people who lost $200 million in an alleged silver investment scheme have now sued the Utah bank that they say helped perpetuate the fraud.

Approaching storms raise concerns for flooding below burn scars

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:45pm

It’s no surprise in Elk Ridge and Woodland Hills that the fire danger was low Tuesday. But there is another danger from a scarred landscape, which has the threat of flash flooding or mudslides, just one heavy rainstorm away.

Utah city appoints new mayor who pleaded guilty last year to DUI

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:09pm

A Layton councilman and former Salt Lake City director of 911 who garnered statewide attention last year after he was arrested for drunken driving has been picked to serve as Layton's mayor.

Man suffers 'significant injuries' after arm gets stuck in machine at Salt Lake bakery

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:55pm

A man suffered "significant injuries" after his arm got stuck in a machine at a Salt Lake City bakery Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Some Utah IRS workers called back; courts postponing cases as shutdown continues

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:03pm

As the shutdown drags on, several hundred IRS employees are expected to be called back to work, while federal courts have had to stop dealing with some civil cases.

McAdams reschedules town hall meetings while Curtis plans to attend his virtually

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:44am

Rep. Ben McAdams has rescheduled town hall meetings planned for next week in light of Congress canceling a planned recess, while Rep. John Curtis will show up virtually to hear from his constituents.

Cache County funeral home director's cases moved to Salt Lake City

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:13am

Criminal cases involving a Cache County funeral home director accused of arranging to have sex with a boy, then using bad checks to get out of jail following his arrest, have been moved to Salt Lake City.

Committee votes to recommend changing Cedar High's 'Redmen' mascot

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:45am

The Cedar High School Mascot Committee has voted to recommend changing the school’s “Redmen” mascot.

Man dies after crash on 900 East in Sandy

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:26am

A 33-year-old man was killed in a head-on crash in Sandy, Wednesday morning, officials said.

Utah's snowpack levels remain below average

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:18am

Officials say snow levels in Utah remain below the state's typical average despite a wet winter.

Salt Lake airport working to ease shutdown burdens on federal workers

Kate Valentine, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:00am

It’s business as usual at the Salt Lake International Airport, except the federal workers there to help keep the skies safe are working for free with hopes that when the partial U.S. federal government shutdown ends, they will get paid.

Eastbound I-80 reopened after semitruck fire in Snyderville

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:56am

Eastbound I-80 reopened after a semitruck fire closed the freeway at Silver Creek Junction in Snyderville Wednesday morning, the KSL Traffic Center reports.

US 6 reopens after semitruck crashes into restaurant in Wellington, closes US 6

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:43am

A semitruck crashed into a restaurant in Wellington early Wednesday morning, closing U.S. 6 and Main Street for most of the day, officials said.

Unified Fire Authority give keys to safe ice rescues

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:39am

First responders with the Unified Fire Authority on Tuesday honed their skills on life-saving ice rescues on the ice of Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman.

Utah toddler returns home after 3 years, 4 months in NICU

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:18am

A family separated by miles, and who have had years of close calls, is safely back together after their youngest child was born premature, and with the worst complications possible.