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Utah Valley Hospital opens 100-Day Heart Challenge to the public

Aley Davis, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:05pm

Intermountain Healthcare is promoting a healthy heart lifestyle through a competition at Provo's new LiVe Well Center.

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Motorist critically injured in crash on US 189

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:04pm

A motorist was critically injured after the vehicle they were driving hit a wall on U.S. 189 before it was struck by another vehicle after the motorist was able to get out of their vehicle Friday afternoon, troopers said.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:32pm

In the nine days since the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, conspiracy theories have begun to take route.

Utahn pleads no contest to stealing money from terminally ill child

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:00pm

A Pleasant Grove man accused of stealing funds meant for the family of a terminally ill child pleaded no contest to reduced charges and agreed to pay back the money.

Park City man chosen as English Olympics announcer for 6th time

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:28pm

For the sixth time, Carl Roepke was chosen to be the English voice for an Olympic venue.

Friday storm dumps 6 inches of snow, delays hundreds of flights

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Shara Park, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:01pm

An over performing storm dumped twice the amount of snow expected on parts of northern Utah Friday, causing at least 130 traffic accidents and delaying hundreds of flights.

Man struck by lightning at St. George golf course

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:59pm

A 38-year-old man was struck by lightning at the Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George on Friday afternoon, officials confirmed.

Bill OK'd to increase penalty for wrong-way DUIs

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:40pm

A legislative committee voted Friday in favor of a bill that would increase the penalties for driving under the influence if the individual was also driving in the wrong direction on a freeway or controlled-access highway.

St. George Police arrest man on human trafficking charges

Kimberly Scott, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:43pm

A 24-year-old man was arrested in St. George Friday on human trafficking charges.

Utah bill would give teens fleeing polygamy more rights

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:12pm

Teenagers fleeing polygamous communities would get more legal protection from parents who could expose them to sexual abuse or forced marriage under a proposal approved Friday by a panel of Utah lawmakers.

3 things to do on your next family outing

Vicki Allsopp, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:57pm

Research shows that participating in recreational and outdoor activities has positive effects on a family's communication, cooperation and resilience. Here are three not-so-typical recreational activities to plan for your next family outing.

Russian, Utah authorities seek next of kin for fallen WWII soldier

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:11pm

Authorities in Utah are asking for help finding the only known relative of a World War II Soviet soldier whose remains were recently found in Russia.

Police searching for missing, endangered South Jordan man

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:31pm

Police are searching for a man with depression and bipolar disorder who went missing Feb. 18 after leaving his home in South Jordan.

Timpanogos High 4th Utah school to receive violent threats in 4 days

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:41am

Police investigated an unfounded threat of violence against Timpanogos High School that circulated on Snapchat Thursday night.

Utah teacher agrees with Trump: Arming teachers is 'more of a solution'

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:27am

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is “more of a solution” than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks “the instincts” of a law enforcement officer and can’t easily see herself carrying a gun in class.

New arsenic treatment plant near Gunlock would add water sources for St. George

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:32am

Plans are in the works for a $10 million arsenic treatment plant near Gunlock that would provide more backup water sources for St. George.

Utah's changing demographics could impact local economy

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:20am

By 2065, the Wasatch Front will be more populated, more youthful and more culturally diverse, according to Pam Perlich, director of demographic research at the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute.

Police: Man threatened, pointed handgun at motel employee

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:19am

A man was arrested after police say he threatened a front desk employee of a motel with a gun Thursday night.

Teacher turnover tied to working conditions, expert says; Love talks need to 'fix it' following Fla. attack

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:03am

Examining working conditions could help reduce teacher turnover, an expert said during a panel discussion in the Utah Senate Building Thursday. Also, Utah Rep. Mia Love told Utah Senators, "It's incredibly important for us to take ownership and responsibility for the things that happen in our schools," following a deadly attack in Florida.

Utah Legislature urges full compensation on rural $ for federal lands

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:16am

Western states have long complained the federal government has given short shrift to compensation for land through a program called Payment In Lieu of Taxes, or PILT. Utah lawmakers voted unanimously Thursday for full reimbursement.