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Utah governor signs controversial inland port bill, plans special session to make fixes

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:29pm

Despite calls from Salt Lake City leaders, residents and some county officials to veto the controversial bill establishing an inland port authority in the city's northwest quadrant, Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday signed the bill.

'I couldn't breathe': Match Day emotions run high as U. medical students are placed into residencies

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:42pm

Following a lifetime of preparation and four years of scrupulous training, Douglas Chan had finally opened the letter informing him where he would have an opportunity to begin his career in psychiatry.

Cable barriers on Utah highway medians save lives, officials say

Keith McCord, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:10pm

They line the interstates and major thoroughfares from coast-to-coast: cable barriers running along the center medians. They’re designed to prevent vehicles from crossing over into oncoming lanes.

6 injured in Juab County road rage crash

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:07pm

Six people were injured in a Juab County rollover crash that started with a road rage incident, officials said.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 8:04pm

Do you have what it takes to spot the real news headlines amid the fake ones? Take’s weekly fake news quiz to find out.

Old Ogden school site to become 21 new homes

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 7:32pm

The site of the old Dee Elementary School is set to become the area’s newest development, yet another piece of a long-term plan to redevelop downtown.

Hope for high risk cancer patients where there was none before

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 7:00pm

The future of treating high-risk cancer is here. The first gene therapy approved in the U.S. is now healing patients in Utah. Scientists genetically modify a patient's own immune cells to target and kill the cancer. It's revolutionizing medicine.

Family grieving loss of baby accuse police of illegal entry, arrest

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 6:28pm

Tevin Evans and Maryssa Estrada had been home for less than ten minutes - the tragic death of their 2-month-old son still very fresh on their minds - when a West Valley police officer knocked on the door.

Utah colleges and universities offer affordable food services to students in need

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 5:17pm

From food pantries to community gardens, here is what Utah schools are doing to increase student access to healthy and affordable food.

Utah governor signs law legalizing 'free-range parenting'

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 4:44pm

So-called free-range parenting will soon be the law of the land in Utah after the governor signed what appears to be the country's first measure to formally legalize allowing kids to do things on their own to foster self-sufficiency.

Polygamous town contractor must pay $200K child-labor case

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 3:32pm

A Utah contractor with ties to a polygamous group must pay $200,000 in back wages to children who were forced to pick pecans for long hours in the cold without pay, after a U.S. appeals court upheld a ruling on this week.

Collision on I-15 kills Payson man; freeway now open

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 1:53pm

One person is dead after a semitrailer and a truck collided on southbound I-15 between Spanish Fork and Payson about 5:45 a.m. Friday.

Utah teen teaches Korean kids to ski in Pyeongchang

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 1:40pm

A Utah teenager had the opportunity this month to travel to South Korea and teach Korean kids with disabilities how to ski.

Protest, lawsuit challenge ‘ignominious’ cellphone tower location

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 12:17pm

Protesting a planned cellphone tower, concerned homeowners braved the rain Thursday to hold picket signs and proclaim "No Verizon on our horizon."

Construction begins on $2M inmate housing facility at Purgatory

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 11:31am

Purgatory Correctional Facility will be getting a new addition as construction begins on a low-security, work-crew building replacing dilapidated modular structures that are 16 years out of date.

Utah governor gets Scouting for Food drive started

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:48am

Utahns can leave on their doorsteps bags or boxes filled with nonperishable food items by 9 a.m. Saturday, and Boy Scouts assisted by the National Guard across the state will pick them up.

Feral cats make Western Governor's list of invasive species

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:34am

Western U.S. governors have compiled their first region-wide list of the worst invasive species for their states.

Poll round 2: Who is the most prominent Utahn?

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 9:02am

Now that we’ve all caught the March Madness bug, it’s time to continue our pursuit for the most prominent Utahn — a task to be taken 100 percent seriously. No jokes. All business.

Are Utah bridges safe? UDOT expert weighs in

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 8:17am

Processes involved in the construction of a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Florida Thursday have been used to build dozens of bridges across the state of Utah, Utah Department of Transportation officials said.

Utah shoppers lament announced closing of Toys R Us

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 8:00am

Toys R Us announced it would be closing or selling more than 700 stores nationwide, including six Utah locations. For many Utah consumers, it marked the end to a typically joyous shopping experience for parents and kids.