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Stats reveal how many Americans volunteer and where; Utah tops list

Thom Patterson, CNN  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:32am

Time is a precious thing. Once we give it away, we can't get it back. And that's part of what makes new federal data on volunteering a compelling snapshot of generosity across geographic and demographic lines.

Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:01am

Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday.

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Riverton passes resolution stating intent to withdraw from Unified Police Department

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:53am

Unified Police Department could face more changes as Riverton City Council approved a resolution Thursday morning declaring its intent to leaving its policing district.

Panel debates requiring Utahns to lock guns away

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:45am

With school shootings and suicides in mind, some Utah lawmakers on Wednesday debated penalizing gun owners who do not properly lock away their weapons.

In the battle for Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast blinks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:27am

In a battle among media giants for control of Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment business, Comcast has blinked.

Missing girl in Davis County found safe

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:21am

A 14-year-old missing girl who authorities said was possibly endangered Wednesday was located safe early Thursday morning, according to the Davis County Sheriff's Office.

Bikers express frustration about unprecedented number of motorcycle deaths in Utah this year

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:13am

About 30 motorcyclists gathered with some law enforcement officials Wednesday evening to discuss what they want Utahns to be aware of on the road.

5 tips for choosing bathroom flooring that adds value

Giant Carpet One  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:00am

One of the best ways to add value to your home is to update your bathroom and getting the flooring right is the first step. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you prepare.

Crash closes Mountain View Corridor at Old Bingham Highway

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:16am

A car crash on westbound Old Bingham Highway at Mountain View Corridor closed the roads in that area Thursday morning, transportation officials said.

6 injured after pickup truck rolls down mountainside in American Fork Canyon

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:21am

Several people were injured when a pickup truck with six people inside rolled off a steep mountain road in American Fork Canyon early Thursday morning, officials said.

Police: Boy Scouts leader drowns after helping child who was struggling

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:41pm

A Boy Scouts leader has drowned after he tried to save a child who was struggling in the water at Salem Ponds, officials confirmed.

BYU plans to appeal court ruling that BYUPD should obey Utah's open-records law

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:37pm

Brigham Young University officials plan to appeal a judge’s ruling last week that BYU’s police department must obey Utah’s open records laws, a university spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

Plan to move Orem Owlz to Colorado reportedly in doubt, Pueblo County officials say

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:01pm

The Pueblo Chieftain reported Wednesday that Owlz owner Jeff Katofsky, who announced last month a plan that would move the Angeles’ rookie-league affiliate from its Utah County home, appears to be backing out of the deal.

Having a working mom has benefits for kids later in life, study says

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:40pm

Growing up with a working mom may have some benefits for both daughters and sons later in life.

Ogden man killed in head-on crash identified

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:09pm

A man killed in a head-on crash while trying to pass a semi has been identified.

An earlier dinner may lower risk of some cancers, study says

Maritza Moulite, CNN  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:37pm

People who have their dinner before 9 pm or at least two hours before going to sleep may have a lower risk of developing breast and prostate cancer, according to a new study.

Utah Legislature passes 'not perfect' inland port bill backed by S.L. Council, fought by mayor

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:28pm

The Utah Legislature approved changes to the controversial Utah Inland Port Authority law during Wednesday's special session — easily winning support from GOP lawmakers, but dividing the Democrats.

Popular trails in Zion National Park still closed for thunderstorm damage

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:05pm

Several trails at Zion National Park remain closed after an "intense thunderstorm," according to park officials.

Officials searching for missing teenage girl from Davis County

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:57pm

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate a 14-year-old girl who has been missing since July 14.

Sen. Orrin Hatch takes a swing at defending Supreme Court nominee

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:32pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch defended U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday, particularly his going into debt to buy season tickets to Washington Nationals games.

EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

Ryan Nakashima and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:17pm

European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps.

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