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Snow College President Gary Carlston announces retirement

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   May 27th - 8:24am

Snow College President Gary L. Carlston has announced his plans to retire but will remain on the job until his successor is named, likely in early 2019.

Freed after 2 years, Utahn jailed in Venezuela returns to US

Joshua Goodman and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:50pm

Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 but soon found himself jailed and later branded as a spy, was set free Saturday.

US raises concerns about illnesses tied to synthetic cannabinoids

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:39pm

U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah.

Jordan School District breaks ground on new Bluffdale schools

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:05pm

Many students are starting summer vacation as we head into Memorial Day weekend, and the Jordan School District is making sure they all have classrooms in the future.

Make-A-Wish kids become 'pilots for a day'

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:25pm

A group of nine children and their parents from Make-A-Wish Utah visited Hill Air Force Base this week to earn their wings during a “Pilot for a Day" program.

'This isn't just a weekend for barbecues': Display honors Utah's fallen military members

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:10pm

To honor Utah's military families, Operation Hero has set up the Fallen Boots display, featuring 257 combat boots for the 257 Utah military members who have lost their lives since Sept.11, 2001.

Wildfire prompts campground evacuations in Uintah County

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:42pm

A wildfire burning in north-western Uintah County is prompting the evacuation of several campgrounds.

Neighbors of Josh Holt looking forward to his return

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:00pm

Even after hearing the news that Josh Holt was on his way home to the United States Saturday, those who know him still can’t believe it.

Former teacher concerned more students may have been abused by custodian

Ashley Kewish, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 26th - 4:31pm

Are there more victims? That’s the question a former Nebo School District teacher is asking following the arrest of an elementary school custodian.

Thousands of geologists talk shop, explore Utah's wonders

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:29pm

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists brought more than 4,000 professionals to Salt Lake City this week for the first time since 2003, with hundreds taking advantage of 13 field trips that included visits to multiple national parks.

Polygamous town under scrutiny picks outsider as chief

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:48pm

A polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border has hired an outsider as its new police chief, selecting a retired Salt Lake City area police officer with no ties to the fundamentalist Mormon group that controlled the town for a century until federal government crackdowns.

Mitt Romney has big lead against Mike Kennedy in Senate primary, poll shows

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:15pm

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has a huge lead over state Rep. Mike Kennedy with the Republican primary election just a month away, a new UtahPolicy.com poll shows.

Plane landing on I-15 southbound closes 2 lanes in Riverdale; no injuries

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:14pm

An airplane emergency landing on I-15 has closed two southbound lanes, officials said.

New technology from Utah company aims to improve response to school shootings

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:37pm

A Utah company that develops and sells body armor unveiled new technology Friday aimed at improving the response times to school shootings and reducing the resulting casualties.

Report details multiple inmate abuse violations at Daggett jail

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:57am

The Utah Department of Corrections' final report looking into allegations of inmate abuse at the Daggett County Jail details incidents of sleeping on duty, deploying Tasers on inmates for soda and using inmates to train police dogs.

U. researchers: Lightning can produce gamma rays

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:22am

A massive University of Utah-led study published last week confirms lightning can produce gamma rays and scientists hope the discovery will help them further understand how lightning happens.

Lehi planning road improvements including widening Main Street bridge

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:04am

A city leader hopes an upcoming infrastructure project will improve conditions near a bridge on the city’s west side.

No decision on German shepherd’s fate as negotiations continue

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:20pm

Prospects appear brighter for Champ, the German shepherd set to be euthanized for being aggressive toward police officers, after city officials met Thursday with family members of the dog’s owners and their attorney.

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.