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5 staycation destinations for fall break in Utah

Hannah Leavitt, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 2:30pm

Fall break is here for most Utah schools and if you are wanting to get away, but don't have the time or money to leave the state, here are five local staycation destinations.

Body identified as woman who went missing after man reportedly left her during camping trip

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:47pm

A body located in Juab County Saturday was positively identified Thursday as a woman who went missing after a man reportedly left her during a camping trip, police said.

Utah man in ricin case charged with making biological weapon threat against Trump

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:21pm

Federal prosecutors charged a Logan man who allegedly mailed ricin to the White House with making biological weapons' threats against the president and other government leaders Thursday.

Police search for 3-year-old boy missing in St. George

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:46pm

A 3-year-old boy went missing in St. George Wednesday night, officials said.

Student sues Utah school district in sexual abuse hazing case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:29pm

A 14-year-old boy who was allegedly the victim of sexual abuse by three football players from Gunnison Valley High School, has filed a lawsuit in federal court.

FEC email stirs more controversy in 4th District race

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:13pm

Rep. Mia Love's campaign released a copy of an email Thursday from the Federal Election Commission stating contributions received for a primary election before the GOP's April convention could be kept.

Police seek public's help locating 4 in connection with firearms theft at Clearfield pawnshop

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:52am

Police are searching for four people who they say stole a rifle and a handgun at a Clearfield pawnshop Wednesday afternoon.

USU study: Winter sports drive canyon visitation, but so do inversions

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:19am

Research from the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism looked at Salt Lake Valley inversions and visits to popular canyons for skiing — Big and Little Cottonwood. They found winter sports draws people there, but bad air also pushes them.

Case against former Escalante police chief dismissed

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:03am

It's been three and a half years, but now the former police chief of Escalante, Garfield County, is no longer facing a criminal case against him.

Rising drug prices widen gap between have, have-not patients

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:47am

For Bridgett Snelten, changing her health insurance meant enduring wild blood sugar swings, bouts of vomiting and weight gain.

Heavy construction in Eagle Mountain leads to complaints about rock chips

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:00am

It is one of those frustrations for drivers, when a rock hits and chips your windshield. With all of the construction going on in Eagle Mountain, residents have complained, saying they keep getting rock chips from unsecured loads of gravel.

Utah panel gives early OK to bill expanding juvenile access to public defenders

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:33am

A legislative panel gave early support Wednesday to a measure that would expand access to attorneys for children and teens in Utah’s juvenile court system.

Eastbound I-80 in Parleys Canyon reopens after crash causes serious delays

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:07am

Eastbound I-80 in Parleys Canyon reopened a little before 9 a.m. after a four-vehicle crash caused serious delays Thursday morning, officials said.

Gold stars on Utah licenses will cost millions, lawmakers told

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:52am

Members of the Utah Legislature's Transportation Interim Committee heard presentations Wednesday on the cost of getting Utah drivers' licenses compliant with Homeland Security requirements and UDOT's research of automated license plate readers.

First group graduates from Operation Rio Grande drug court

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:35am

More than a year after the beginning of Operation Rio Grande, 15 people have graduated from the program’s first drug court.

Funeral directors' expo showcases alternative burial methods

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:46am

The 2018 National Funeral Directors Association International Convention and Expo at the Salt Palace Convention Center hosted hundreds of funeral products and service providers, including alternative and green burial options.

School retrofits, more mental health resources needed, school safety committee says

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:20am

A school safety advisory committee has presented their list of recommendations for safer schools to a legislative committee.

Project uses shipping containers as affordable business space in SLC

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:45pm

A new kind of business or office space is taking shape in the Salt Lake neighborhood known as the Granary District, the large city block bordered by 800 and 900 South and 300 and 400 West.

Here’s what Utah should do to cut incarceration in half and save $250 million, study says

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:09pm

The state's prison population has risen nearly 565 percent in four decades. Here's how one study says Utah can cut incarceration in half.

2 in serious condition after head-on crash in Salt Lake City, police say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:55pm

One man is in critical condition after a head-on crash in Salt Lake City, police said.