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McAdams calls for action after 'damning' Road Home audit

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:19am

The board of a nonprofit that owns the Road Home's shelters met Wednesday to review an audit that found lax security and widespread drug use, findings Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams called "damning," "incredibly troubling" and alarming."

UTA board reaffirms former boss's $200K severance package

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 24th - 6:42am

Former UTA top boss Jerry Benson will keep a severance package valued at more than $200,000 after trustees narrowly voted Wednesday to reaffirm their earlier decision to fire him without cause.

Police: Boy, 12, burned while making camp burners at church

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:54pm

A 12-year-old boy was badly burned while making camp burners with a church group Wednesday night in Spanish Fork, police said.

Body of Provo woman missing for 3 years found in canyon

Pat Reavy, KSL and Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:13pm

Authorities in Utah County confirmed Wednesday that they have found the body of missing Provo student Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado.

Crews celebrate 'topping out' last beam of new S.L. airport terminal

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:50pm

A major milestone has been reached in the development of the largest municipal construction project in the history of Utah's capital city as workers "topped out" the new terminal at Salt Lake City International Airport.

1 in critical condition after crash north of Park City

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:21pm

One person is in critical condition after a rollover crash north of Park City, authorities said.

Police identify man killed in Tooele County ATV accident

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:09pm

Police have identified the man who died in an ATV accident near Indian Springs in rural Tooele County on Tuesday.

Ogden band Mojave Nomads breaks out of Utah

Spencer Sutherland, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:04pm

Indie band Mojave Nomads just landed on Billboard's list of best albums, thanks to its new EP "Phases." The band has also picked up steam by touring across the U.S., including dates at SXSW.

Global trade experts urge Utah leaders to put politics aside for inland port, but talks remain stalled

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:32pm

After negotiations broke down ahead of a planned special session to tweak the controversial inland port authority law, a panel of global trade experts called on Utah leaders to put politics aside for the sake of the state's future.

Police: Bicyclist in critical condition after being hit by car in South Salt Lake

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:28pm

A 70-year-old man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car while on his bicycle, according to police.

Mystery data center that could bring $100M in infrastructure to Cedar Valley approved by all parties

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:00pm

A mystery data center could bring more than $100 million in infrastructure to Cedar Valley after it was approved to be built in Eagle Mountain.

The University of Utah will become tobacco-free in July

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:28pm

About 1,800 universities across the U.S. have gone tobacco-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.The University of Utah is joining those numbers and will officially become tobacco-free starting in July.

Pompeo doesn't have good news on effort to free Utahn in Venezuela

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:43pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't have good news Wednesday about securing the release of a Riverton man being held in a Venezuelan prison the past two years.

Police: Drowsy truck driver crashes into construction zone on I-215

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:27pm

The driver of a box truck that crashed on westbound I-215 early Wednesday morning has been cited for driving while fatigued, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Utah couple charged with sexually, physically abusing foster daughter

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:44pm

A Saratoga Springs couple was charged Wednesday with numerous felonies after police say their teenage foster daughter was sexually and physically abused for years.

Peregrine falcons set up nest in downtown SLC after 3-year hiatus

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:28pm

Wildlife officials noticed peregrine falcons had set up a nest atop One Utah Center, 201 S. Main, a little more than a week ago and the eggs could hatch any day now.

Cockroaches, other health violations force closure of SLC restaurant

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:05pm

Health department officials closed Salt Lake eatery African Restaurant Wednesday after finding cockroaches and 18 other health violations, posing an "imminent health hazard."

How the LDS Church manages its finances

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:11pm

In an article published by Bishop Gérald Caussé of the church's presiding bishopric Tuesday, he says tithing donations act as the “foundation of the financial stability of the church.”

Utahns with Medicaid, CHIP through Molina to lose coverage in U. health system

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:04pm

Beginning Sept. 1, Utahns who get their Medicaid coverage through Molina Healthcare will no longer be insured for nonemergency services they receive through the University of Utah Health system, with few exceptions.

Mike Kennedy says 'snippet' shows he wasn't speaking for all of Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:42pm

Kennedy now says he did not apologize on behalf of all Utahns to a pastor his GOP U.S. Senate primary opponent Mitt Romney called a "religious bigot" for statements about the LDS Church and other faiths.