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Utah jobless rate at 3.4 percent

KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 4:35pm

June’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.4 percent, Approximately 53,400 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate registered at 4.4 percent.

Ogden man who charmed friends out of $1.2M headed to prison

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:20pm

Ryan Paul Davies charmed his way into people's lives, became part of their families and then took 17 of them for $1.2 million in business opportunities or investments that never materialized, all so he could live the high life.

Officials expect 100 percent containment of Box Elder County fire Sunday

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 2:24pm

A fire that burned 700 acres in northwestern Utah was 80 percent contained by 1 p.m. Sunday, and a Box Elder County official said they expected full containment by the end of the day.

Police chase near Midvale reaches high speeds after passenger points gun at officer

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:45am

A police officer pursued a vehicle at speeds of up to 120 mph in Midvale after a passenger in the car pointed a gun at the officer.

Study: Shorter course of radiation an option for breast cancer patients

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:20am

A study conducted by Dr. Matthew Poppe, an associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Utah and a physician at Huntsman Cancer Institute, examined the safety of treating women with breast cancer with a shorter course of radiation.

Report: Arts, culture key to downtown SLC growth

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:45am

Getting downtown Salt Lake City to the next level economically may require an increased investment in the cultural arts. The city's economic development director said creating a robust arts and cultural environment is a top priority for development.

Salt Lake City mayor nominates transit advocate to UTA board

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:02am

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has nominated a longtime public transportation advocate to represent the city on the Utah Transit Authority board.

Woman who sought hitman to get money, child custody from ex sent to prison

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:45am

A Spanish Fork woman has been sentenced to prison for trying to find a hitman to kill her ex-husband in order to get custody of their children and a life insurance payout.

Video: Toddler riders invade SLC for Strider Cup World Championships

KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:44pm

Thousands of toddler bike riders converged on the Gallivan Center for the seventh-annual Strider Cup World Championships, a 750-foot obstacle course for tykes on 20-inch standup bikes.

Teen known for visiting national parks stops in Utah

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:38pm

A teenager known around the country for visiting national parks made several stops in Utah this weekend.

Business owners near Panguitch Lake hope fishing tournament boosts tourism after massive fire

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:56pm

Business owners who were forced to shut down their shops for several weeks due to the Brian Head Fire may soon get some relief.

Regents add 5 new degrees to USU and Dixie

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:31pm

The Utah State Board of Regents approved new degree programs for Utah State University and Dixie State University at a meeting on Friday in Cedar City.

Fire in Box Elder County burns 703 acres

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:24pm

Six structures were saved from a fire in Etna that burned 700 acres on Saturday afternoon.

Beloved Richfield DJ celebrates 100th birthday

Sam Penrod  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 6:53pm

One of Richfield’s most beloved residents hit a significant milestone Friday.

Park City launches first all-electric bike-share program in the nation

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:04pm

Dozens of Park City residents on brand-new electric bikes rode up to the McPolin Barn for the launch of the nation's first fully electric bike-share program.

Man accused of violent rampage, attacking former boss sentenced to prison

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:39pm

A man accused in a violent rampage that ended with an assault of his former boss has been sentenced to prison.

Redwood Road reopens after fire-related closure

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41pm

Part of Redwood Road was closed Saturday morning while crews fought a structure fire at 3450 S. Redwood Road, according to dispatchers.

Herriman house a total loss after two-alarm fire

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:20pm

A two-alarm fire early Saturday morning in a two-story house resulted in a total loss, authorities said.

1 arrested, 1 in hospital after Friday shooting in Provo

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 11:35am

One man was sent to the hospital after being shot in the chest Friday evening and police arrested another man in connection with the incident, according to Provo police.

High court upholds dismissal of lawsuit from owner of dog shot by police

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:55am

The Utah Supreme Court this week upheld the dismissal of a challenge to two Utah laws regarding lawsuits against law enforcement, filed by the owner of a dog shot and killed by police in 2014.