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Man dies after collision with commercial vehicle near Kanab

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:24pm

A man died after crashing into a commercial vehicle while traveling on state Route 89 near Kanab Monday, officials said.

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Fired Draper police chief sues city

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:05pm

Draper's former police chief, who was fired from his job in November, is now suing the city.

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

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:55pm

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.

Santaquin father charged with abusing 4-week-old son

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 12:31pm

A Santaquin father was charged Tuesday with felony child abuse after doctors found his 4-week-old son had suffered "severe head trauma and brain damage," according to charging documents.

Man arrested for manslaughter for incident on Navajo Nation

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:14am

A man indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in Indian country has been booked into the Davis County Jail.

Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:01am

Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.

Economists to Utah workers: Act now to get a bigger paycheck

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:31am

To take advantage of Utah’s current economic boom, economists say workers need to seize the moment to secure better paying jobs or raises at their current jobs.

Marine, marksman, mom: How Utah woman became one of the military’s best shooters

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:18am

Julia Carlson was 16 years old when she picked up a rifle at a shooting competition — an undertaking she insists was largely fueled by a desire to impress a boy — and she aimed, started shooting and won.

Rocky Mountain Power funds middle school renewable energy project

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:20am

Rocky Mountain Power Tuesday presented North Sanpete Middle School with a check for $576,224 to launch a Blue Sky renewable energy project. The project includes a 206-kilowatt solar array that will generate nearly 80 percent of the school’s energy.

Woman dies after falling from Lake Powell cliff

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:02am

An Arizona resident died in an emergency room after falling off a cliff in the Chains area into Lake Powell Tuesday, according to the National Park Service.

2 Cedar Hills brothers rescued after getting stranded overnight on hike

Andrew Adams, KSL TV and McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:35pm

Two brothers from Cedar Hills were rescued Tuesday morning near the Timpooneke trailhead after getting lost overnight.

'They're just hungry': Salt Lake day care recognized for feeding kids in need

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:05pm

On Tuesday, Neighborhood House was recognized with a Highest Honors in Menus Award. The recognition is given to child care centers that work to improve the nutrition of children in their care.

Man dies in ATV accident in Tooele County

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:42pm

A 71-year-old man died in an ATV accident near Indian Springs outside Dugway on Tuesday.

Audit finds $126K in mishandled funds at Davis County Jail

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:10pm

A six-month long investigation into the corrections office at the Davis County Sheriff’s Office found more than $126,000 in mishandled funds, left open to possible fraud.

A tale of tortoises and transportation in Washington County

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:31pm

A bill by Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, would literally pave the way for a new northern corridor in Washington County to support the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan area. That route, however, would impact a tortoise reserve.

Spanish Fork janitor accused of sexually abusing 2 students

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:00pm

A janitor at a Spanish Fork elementary school was arrested Tuesday and accused of sexually abusing two students.

Ogden man assists Hawaiian officials in tracking volcano lava with drone

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:28pm

A Utah man used his drone skills in Hawaii to assist authorities in tracking the volcano’s lava flows and pinpoint hot spots within the cooling magma.

Doomsday cult leader sent to prison for rape of a child

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:44pm

The purported leader of a doomsday cult who pleaded guilty in February to raping a child was sentenced Tuesday to a combined 26 years to life in prison.

North Sanpete High teacher under investigation in sexting case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:15pm

A former science teacher at North Sanpete High School is being investigated for allegedly sexting a 16-year-old girl at the school, according to court documents.

Hatch looking forward to life of retiree, not rumored Australian ambassadorship

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:13pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, quelled speculation Tuesday that he might become the U.S. ambassador to Australia after he retires next January.