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I-70 eastbound closes near Green River after semitruck catches fire

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:20pm

Authorities have closed I-70 eastbound after a car caught fire near Green River in Emery County Wednesday afternoon.

Man groped women, then ran through Wal-Mart glass door, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:01pm

Unified police are asking the public to help locate a man who they say groped five women recently in a Millcreek Wal-Mart, and then escaped from a pursuing store employee by jumping through a glass door.

What drought? USU weather center records highest 6-month precipitation total

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 1:44pm

It has been a wet few months in northern Utah, where snow and rain have led to flooding across the region. Behind it is record-setting precipitation with a year's worth amount in just six months.

Report: Jon Huntsman Jr. 'in discussions' to become ambassador to Russia

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 1:06pm

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. is "in discussions" to become U.S. ambassador to Russia, CNN reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed senior official of the Trump administration.

Zion National Park closes 13 climbing routes to protect nesting falcons

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 1:04pm

Zion National Park officials have closed 13 climbing routes in the park to protect nesting peregrine falcons throughout the area.

Pot for pets: A growing trend that's taking root in Utah

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:54pm

Pet owners in Utah are using cannabis to treat their four-legged friends for anything from anxiety to joint pain to tumors. A Park City-based company now sells hemp-based relief for cats and dogs. It's legal, but is it safe?

Bill to eliminate criminal penalties for truant students' parents fails  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:18pm

A bill that would eliminate criminal penalties for a parents of truant children was defeated in the Senate by a tie vote and a committee voted to pursue the acquisition of Bears Ears National Monument. Here is the latest roundup of what's happening on the hill:

Tips to hone your rifle accuracy

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:41am

Many Utah hunters are anxiously waiting the results of the 2017 big game tag draw. What better way to pass the time than taking your rifle skills to a more accurate level?

Jury in John Swallow trial expected to start deliberations today

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:55am

A jury is expected to start deliberations today in the public corruption case against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

Police arrest man after St. George renters discover hidden cameras in bathroom

Kimberly Scott, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:04am

A 39-year-old man was arrested Saturday after allegedly placing hidden cameras in the bathroom of a St. George rental home to obtain video of the renters naked.

‘Just a hand up’: Utah suit shop outfits 50 people in need

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 8:41am

Sometimes, something as simple as a new suit can change a life in a big way. That’s the mantra a Utah clothing company has embraced as it seeks to give back to those in the community who need a bit of kindness.

Simulator helps students understand the dangers of texting while driving

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 8:09am

AT&T's new virtual reality experience simulates the potentially deadly consequences of glancing at a cellphone while driving. The students at Hillcrest High School said it really drove the message home.

Former employee sent to jail for stealing from Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 7:49am

A former financial analyst for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind was ordered Tuesday to serve 30 days in jail for stealing thousands of dollars from the program.

California-style motorcycle law could be coming to Utah

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 7:12am

The state Legislature is considering a bill that would allow motorcyclists to travel between lanes of traffic on Utah roads in certain situations.

Gold Cross Ambulance crosses into Arizona without authority, agencies say

Cody Blower, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 6:32am

A Utah-based ambulance company has been responding to emergency medical calls in the Beaver Dam and Littlefield, Arizona, region without a license, interlocal agreement or agency request for assistance, competing with the agency licensed for those areas and depriving it of revenue.

Presidential Trump says 'join forces' for new greatness

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 11:28pm

Heralding a "new chapter of American greatness," President Donald Trump called for overhauling the nation's health care system and significantly boosting military spending Tuesday night.

Marine thwarts theft during state bar exam break

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 11:27pm

A Marine is getting extra credit for stopping a crook in the middle of a test that could impact his future.

Bountiful leaders formally vote to do away with city hall proposal

Art Raymond and Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 10:32pm

Bountiful elected officials announced Monday that the council will vote to cancel a proposed, new $13 million city hall project. The decision reverses a previous hard line taken by the mayor and council in the face of strong resident pushback.

Family of man shot by police in Tooele County say mental illness had taken over

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 10:31pm

The name of a man shot and killed by police at a hazardous waste disposal facility over the weekend was released on Tuesday.

18 injured in Wellsville Canyon pileup during blizzard conditions

Ben Lockhart and Dave Cawley  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 10:12pm

Police say 18 people were injured Tuesday in a crash involving six vehicles in Wellsville Canyon during blizzard conditions