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LDS Church updates guidelines for interviewing youth

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:47pm

The LDS Church is again updating its guidelines for how its bishops should conduct interviews with youth and children.

Utah Safe Schools Commission report emphasizes mental health, 'red flag' law

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:02pm

The top recommendations of the Utah Safe Schools Commission released Wednesday key on the availability of mental health resources in schools and the consideration of a gun violence restraining order to help enhance safety in Utah schools.

Eagle Mountain man charged with 50 counts of abuse pleads guilty to some charges

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:51pm

An Eagle Mountain man who faced 50 counts of sexually abusing children between two cases has pleaded guilty to some of the counts.

World’s steepest 400-meter race returns to Park City

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:36pm

Think you're tough? Try this lung-searing race up the face of a ski jump, gaining 460 feet over the 400-meter course.

3 in family from NC killed in head-on crash near Scipio

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:18pm

A cross-country family vacation turned tragic Tuesday when three members of a North Carolina family were killed and a fourth critically injured in a head-on crash near Scipio.

Utah lawmakers to again consider 'red flag' laws to prevent gun violence

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted Jun 20th - 12:09pm

State lawmakers will again consider a so-called "red flag" law to take guns from people deemed a danger to themselves or others.

Security guard shoots, kills man in downtown confrontation

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 11:16am

Salt Lake police are investigating a fatal confrontation between an alleged trespasser and a security guard that occurred between two state government buildings early Wednesday.

‘I hate what we’ve become’: Lt. Gov. Cox’s late-night message on immigration goes viral

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 20th - 11:02am

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox is garnering online attention after his late night Twitter thread about the immigration debate went viral Wednesday.

Business owners wary of impact if Zion National Park restricts visitation

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:58am

Zion National Park has been working to draft a visitor use management plan since 2016. Many businesses in surrounding communities fear what will happen if visitor numbers are restricted.

Utah colleges to use consultant to review tuition waivers, aid policies

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:38am

The Utah State Board of Regents will contract with an outside consultant for a comprehensive review of tuition and student aid policies related to resident and nonresident students

'What heaven looks like': Salt Lake's poorest offered free meal, haircut at Pioneer Park

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:01am

More than a thousand of Salt Lake's poorest were treated to a free meal and other services Tuesday as part of local Subway restaurants' 10th annual Day of Giving in downtown Salt Lake City.

4-year-old boy in serious condition after falling out of window in Herriman

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:41pm

A 4-year-old boy is in serious condition after falling from the fourth floor of an apartment in Herriman Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Herbert approves spending plan for VW settlement money

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:28pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday approved a spending plan for the $35 million the state received in the Volkswagen settlement. Utah will purchase cleaner government-owned trucks and buses, and expand the electric vehicle charging network.

Police: Clinton dogs died of natural causes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:51pm

Police say the two dogs found dead outside a Clinton home last month died of natural causes.

Cities support Salt Lake County transit tax, clearing way for it to take effect, fund transit projects

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:01pm

Two Salt Lake County communities announced they're supporting a tax hike that'd support transportation projects across the county, allowing the tax to take effect.

Each Utahn uses an average of 242 gallons of water per day

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:38pm

A committee of Utah lawmakers had a sneak peak at a new tool the state is using to better inform residents of their community's water use and who provides those supplies. The 2015 water data is contained in a new online portal with extensive data.

Utah House members say president backs bill that would resolve family separations at border

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:32pm

Utah Rep. John Curtis said he had a chance to tell President Donald Trump at the end of his meeting with House Republicans Tuesday that Utahns want immigrant families to be able to stay together at the border.

Teen accused of rape, attempted murder of Sandy jogger bound over for trial

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:05pm

A teen accused of raping and attempting to kill a 50-year-old woman out jogging in a Sandy park was bound over for trial Tuesday during a preliminary hearing for the case.

Utah State to open first chocolate factory

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:31pm

Sweet tooth fans of northern Utah, rejoice, Utah State University is opening a craft chocolate factory on its campus this July.

Council won't override veto of controversial development near Herriman

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:00pm

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams' veto of the controversial, nearly 8,800-unit housing development near Herriman will stand.