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Despite public outcry, Tooele approves 114 percent property tax hike

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:11pm

After a lengthy public hearing Wednesday night, the Tooele City Council approved a 114 percent property tax hike that city leaders say will help put the city on a much more financially stable path.

Trump’s ‘era of fracture’ extends to religion, reporter says at BYU symposium

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:38pm

The Trumpian era has issued in increased conflict, not just in the political sphere, but the religious as well, said The Atlantic’s religion reporter Emma Green during her keynote speech at BYU's annual religious freedom symposium.

8 homes destroyed in Moab fire get green light for cleanup

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:05pm

Test results determined that of the nine homes destroyed in the Cinema Court fire in Moab, only one home had asbestos present, likely delaying the homeowner's ability to begin the cleanup process.

Utah solar lens scheme a 'massive fraud,' judge says

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:32pm

A judge described a solar tax scheme as a taxpayer funded hoax that deceived thousands in Utah and multiple states who claimed ineligible tax benefits. RaPower3 and International Automated Systems can no longer promote tax benefits to sell lenses.

Security expert: Armed guards may only shoot to save a life

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:00pm

A fatal shooting by a security guard on the job downtown has prompted discussion about training and licensing requirements in the state, which were reduced this year.

'We are expecting things to burn': Officials urge caution as fireworks sales begin

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:53pm

As fireworks go on sale this weekend, city and fire officials are urging Utahns to take extra precautions during July holidays and to remember to follow new fireworks restrictions.

Salt Lake County resident struggles with noisy neighbor. But who does he report it to?

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:29pm

A Salt Lake County resident wanted to report a complaint of loud noise he thought was attributed to public works projects. However, he wasn't sure who to report it to.

'A vibrant community': Salt Lake County recognized for welcoming immigrants

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:48pm

On Friday, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announced that the county has received a national recognition for helping immigrants find resources to succeed.

'It’s a miracle to us that they’re both alive:' 2 walk away after bailing from falling glider

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:47pm

A pilot in a national competition walked away with minor injuries after the pilot and a passenger bailed from the craft after it began to go into a tailspin.

Former Utah library director pleads guilty to theft, forgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:12pm

A former Utah library director accused of spending more than $89,000 in public dollars on the mobile app "Game of War" pleaded guilty to felony theft and forgery.

Utah city complains of pain from tax shift to fund homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:32pm

Officials in Logan say they were caught off guard by a new state law requiring places with no homeless services to contribute sales tax revenue to cities with shelters.

Police investigate suspicious death after altercation in St. George

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:21pm

Police are investigating a suspicious death Friday after they say some sort of altercation broke out overnight.

Sheriff's office asks for public's help in locating man last seen in Boulder

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:16pm

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who was reported missing Tuesday.

Excessive heat warning means cars can reach almost 200 degrees inside

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 11:30am

An excessive heat warning that went into effect Thursday for northwest Arizona and southern Nevada is warning of temperatures possibly reaching 115 degrees in some areas, which can translate to far hotter temperatures in enclosed vehicles.

Teen athlete with cerebral palsy runs 50K to raise money for fellow athlete

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 10:42am

Fourteen-year-old Reese Thorne has run over 200 races with the help of "borrowed legs" and a custom-made chair. Now the teenager is paying it forward by running a 50K to raise money for another assisted athlete to obtain a chair.

Landlord broke into WVC home and stabbed sleeping man, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 9:15am

One man was stabbed multiple times and another arrested early Friday in West Valley in what police believe is a possible landlord-tenant dispute.

Logan man charged with rape of minor he met on Snapchat

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:38am

A Logan man was arrested Thursday for investigation of rape of a 17-year-old girl. He is also suspected of having sex with the minor on multiple occasions and possessing nude photos of her.

Archaeologists warn public about digging on state lands after large hole found at Saltair

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:26am

State officials are reminding the public digging and looting on public lands is illegal after a massive hole dug into the ground was found at the historic Saltair site on Monday.

'I love you, be strong, we'll get through this': Josh and Thamy Holt open up about their ordeal

Ladd Egan, KSL TV and Xoel Cardenas,  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 8:00am

Nearly a month after their surprise release from a Venezuelan prison, Josh Holt and his wife Thamy say it's still hard to believe they are together and safe.

Properties disqualify Greg Hughes from inland port board

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 7:41am

After discovering he has ties to several properties that disqualify him from being a Utah Inland Port Authority board member, House Speaker Greg Hughes now wants to change the bill he championed so he can stay on the board.