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White Dome Nature Preserve offers peaceful desert hikes, rare flower

Rhiannon Bent, Contributor  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:57pm

The White Dome Nature Preserve in St. George is the only place on Earth to see the endangered dwarf bear-poppy and also offers 5 miles of hiking trails in the desert of southern Utah.

Doomsday cult leader sent to prison for rape of a child

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:20pm

The purported leader of a doomsday cult who pleaded guilty in February to raping a child was sentenced Tuesday to a combined 26 years to life in prison.

Shelter in place lifted for 2 Midvale schools; police seek armed robber in area

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   May 22nd - 12:12pm

Two Midvale schools initiated a brief shelter in place after a report of an armed individual in the area Tuesday morning, a district spokesman said.

Police identify 25-year-old motorcyclist killed in Provo crash

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:51am

Police identified a 25-year-old motorcyclist Tuesday who died after a Saturday morning crash in Provo.

Search and rescue crews anticipate busy summer for emergencies

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:49am

Search and rescue crews were called out for duty Monday in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It’s already their ninth rescue this year and that number will likely go much higher.

FanX co-founder apologizes after harassment dispute with author

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:24am

A FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention co-founder is apologizing after a controversial Twitter battle between him and a popular Utah author over a sexual harassment complaint.

Newlywed missing in eastern Idaho after reportedly falling into Snake River

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:03am

Two newlyweds were standing by the Snake River Wednesday night when police say the man called 911 and told dispatchers his wife had fallen into the fast-moving water.

22-year-old Payson man pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:29am

A Payson, Utah, resident charged with sexual assault has pleaded not guilty.

Thieves cause more than $50K in damage, business owner says

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:20am

Kevin Larsen and his work crew were hoping to earn some money Monday morning. Instead, they spent the day repairing damage left behind by thieves over the weekend.

Kennedy apologizes on behalf of all Utahns for opponent Romney calling pastor a bigot

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:01am

State Rep. Mike Kennedy said Monday he apologized on behalf of all Utahns to a pastor that Mitt Romney, his GOP U.S. Senate primary opponent, recently called a "religious bigot" for statements about Mormonism and other faiths.

Large concrete arrows scattered across Utah guided airplanes in the '20s

Devon Dewey,  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:38am

Back in the 1920s, the U.S. government built hundreds of large, concrete arrows across the country. The purpose of the arrows was to provide guidance at night for pilots who were pioneering the country’s airmail system.

The economy's great, but Utahns still ask: 'Where’s my raise?'

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:22am

Amid Utah's record economic boom and strong job growth, many Utahns are asking: "Where’s my raise?"

Gunman at Grand America arrested after firing at passers-by, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:43am

A guest at the Grand America Hotel was arrested Sunday after police say he shot at two people and then hid in his room where drugs were found.

After yearbook flap, students say sorry with paper hearts

Annie Knox, KSL and Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:35pm

Students arrived at Springville High School Monday morning to find hundreds of paper hearts with kind messages posted on the doors and similar notes written in sidewalk chalk outside.

Man arrested outside Taylorsville home where shots were fired

Annie Knox, KSL and Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:08pm

Police have arrested a man who walked out of a Taylorsville home where shots were reported fired Monday afternoon.

Herriman plucks its Unified chief to lead new city-run police force

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:21pm

Days after Herriman leaders moved to cut ties with Unified police and start their own force, the city has hired its existing Unified precinct chief to lead the new department.

5 animal rights activists charged with pilfering pigs in Utah

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:05pm

Five California animal activists accused of stealing pigs from a farm in Beaver and talking about their actions on social media now face felony charges due in part to their own posts.

Meet the latest allies in the fight against rural opioid abuse: the USDA, Utah Farm Bureau

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:40pm

As a growing body of federal health data points to the vulnerability of three rural counties in Utah for high rates of opioid abuse and overdose deaths, officials of the U.S. Department Agriculture and the Utah Farm Bureau are joining the fight.

Lee targeting powers of BLM, Forest Service

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:35pm

Frustrated with the police powers of federal land management agencies he says are straying far from their authority, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is crafting legislation to restrict or abolish them. He says federal agencies are overstepping their purpose.

UDOT begins work on 'unique' wildlife bridge over I-80

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:02pm

Construction crews began installing the footings for the state’s first wildlife overpass, which transportation officials said should help animals safely cross I-80 at Parleys Summit and make driving conditions safer for motorists, too.