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Memorial weekend: Skip the crowds at Zion National Park, check out these local haunts

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:45pm

If you're planning on visiting the Beehive State's southwest corner and would prefer to avoid crowded trails and long wait times, the Deseret News spoke to several natives and discovered some of the best local haunts.

Lawsuit filed against Utah Lt. Gov. Cox over Count My Vote initiative

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:12pm

A group attempting to stop a citizens initiative aimed at maintaining a controversial candidate nomination process filed a lawsuit against Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox in 3rd District Court late Friday.

Body of teen who drowned at Hyrum Reservoir recovered, sheriff says

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:38pm

The body of a male teen who drowned after jumping off a cliff was recovered Friday evening, authorities said.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   May 25th - 8:04pm

Billionaire tech innovator Elon Musk’s latest idea is to create a website that rates journalists and news organizations based on their credibility.

Officials: Man dies after high-speed motorcycle crash in Morgan County

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:53pm

One man is dead after a Friday afternoon motorcycle crash in which he was driving at an extremely high speed, officials said.

Stalled South Salt Lake homeless shelter expected to move forward, mayor says

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:32pm

Amid monthlong delays of the South Salt Lake homeless shelter's groundbreaking, city officials say they've overcome issues and expect the project to move forward next week.

Man charged with rape after allegedly sexually assaulting young girl in Washington County

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:00pm

A man faces felony child rape charges after police say he sexually assaulted a young girl.

Ed Smart reflects on 3 years of assisting Salgado family

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:28pm

The pain of not knowing what happened to your missing loved one is something Ed Smart hopes no one will ever have to go through. But in 2015, he was approached by the Salgado family after their beloved Elizabeth disappeared.

Police: 1 dead after motorcycle crash in Harrisville

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   May 25th - 6:20pm

One person has died in a crash involving a car and a motorcycle on Highway 89, authorities said.

Here’s why privacy policy updates have been popping up on websites and in your inbox

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   May 25th - 5:47pm

If you feel like you’ve been seeing an unusual amount of privacy policy updates popping up all over your favorite websites or in your inbox, you’re not going crazy.

Lane closures on Bangerter Highway at 9000 South begin June 3

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 4:13pm

Commuters who take Bangerter Highway to and from work should be aware that one of the three lanes in both directions will be closed at 9000 South starting June 3.

Man 'obsessed' with West High teen charged with murdering her

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:55pm

Shaun French was "obsessed" with 15-year-old Baleigh Bagshaw and harassed her in the days leading up to her brutal murder, investigators say.

9 ways to save on your next family vacation

Steph Grimes, Contributor  |  Posted   May 25th - 3:32pm

Travel can seem out of reach when you're living on a budget, but it doesn't have to be. Here are nine ways to save on your next vacation so you can experience the world with your family.

Utah cheerleader dismissed over profane video says school violated free speech

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:52pm

A Mountain Crest High School student claims in a federal lawsuit that the school violated her free speech rights by dismissing her from the cheer squad for posting a video containing profane lyrics to her personal SnapChat account.

Cyclist in medically-induced coma after collision with FrontRunner train

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   May 25th - 2:36pm

An 18-year-old cyclist is in a medically-induced coma after colliding with a FrontRunner train in Salt Lake City Thursday.

Appeals court upholds jealous Cedar City man's double murder conviction

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:51pm

An appeals court has upheld a pair of aggravated murder convictions against a Cedar City man who shot and killed his girlfriend and his friend in 2013 because he believed they were having an affair.

Mother of Elizabeth Salgado hopes to raise funds to return to Utah

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:33pm

The mother of Elizabeth Salgado is trying to raise enough money to return to Utah to see her slain daughter's remains.

Beaver Mountain pot party results in felony charges

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:18pm

An April 20 party on the pavilion at Beaver Mountain Lodge that included marijuana joints being passed out to everyone who attended and six times more people than the event was licensed for has resulted in felony charges.

Murray man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing 3 boys

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:51am

A Murray man accused of luring young boys to meet him and sexually abusing them has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison.

Man arrested after barricade situation at Salt Lake motel

Linda Williams,  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:40am

A police situation involving at least one person barricaded inside a Salt Lake City motel ended peacefully Friday morning, according to police.