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West Valley teacher arrested in connection with student sex abuse case

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:42pm

A charter school teacher was arrested Monday after police say over the course of the school year he inappropriately touched and took illegal pictures of a third-grade student that he taught.

Utah alcohol agency overcharged some customers, audit shows

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:28pm

The state alcohol department overcharged customers nearly $1,200 because it incorrectly marked up the price on seven items, a new state audit shows.

Owner of Provo Daily Herald buys Ogden Standard-Examiner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:47pm

The owner of the Provo Daily Herald is purchasing the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden.

Hogle Zoo helps rescue 10K tortoises from illegal pet trade in Madagascar

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:15pm

On April 10, police discovered 10,000 endangered radiated tortoises covering the floors of a private residence in Toliara, Madagascar, where officials believe the animals were being collected for the illegal pet trade in Asia.

Sandy police chief fired after investigation of misconduct

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:49pm

Sandy Police Chief Kevin Thacker was fired Tuesday after an investigation into multiple reports of “inappropriate and unprofessional behavior” within the police department, Sandy Mayor Kurt Bradburn said.

Former parole agent pleads guilty to having sex with woman he supervised

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:12pm

A former parole agent in Carbon County accused of having sex with a woman he was supervising has entered into a plea deal.

User submitted: Photos that prove Utah is a great place to live

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:00pm

Whether you're a fan of the outdoors, cherry blossoms, rainbows or even rainstorms, spring in Utah has really got a little something for everyone, and so does our latest user submitted gallery.

Judge tosses lawsuit by Utah imam involving no-fly listing

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:36pm

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Utah Muslim leader who said he was wrongly placed on a government watch list and temporarily blocked from leaving Kenya with his family last summer.

Utah man sentenced for killing mother and brother he believed were 'demons'

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:04pm

A Ferron man has been sentenced to up to life prison for shooting and killing his mom and brother, whom he believed were demons at the time.

4 traditions that will make your family campout a standout

Olivia Meikle, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:59pm

Even for experienced campers, taking kids camping can be overwhelming. But by slowing the pace of your next trip and adding a few new traditions to the mix, your next family campout can be a standout.

Vineyard man convicted of raping 8-year-old girl

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:54pm

A Vineyard man was convicted by a jury in 4th District Court Monday for repeatedly sodomizing and raping his fiancee's 8-year-old daughter over the course of eight months.

Make Your Week: A reminder for compassionate driving; stranger pays for a new suit

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:31pm

Spring is in the air, which usually helps to lift people’s spirits (or maybe that’s just me.) However, if you are still needing a little boost on this Tuesday, the following stories should do the trick.

FBI searching for missing Montana woman who may have been spotted in SLC

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 12:35pm

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help in finding a 25-year-old Montana woman who went missing nearly six months ago in November 2017.

Body believed to be missing man found at bottom of Horseshoe Bend

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:53am

The body of what is believed to be a missing man was found at the bottom of the popular Horseshoe Bend overlook near Page, Arizona, Sunday afternoon.

County Council poised to leave sales tax hike revival up to city leaders

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:39am

Thanks to the sweeping transportation bill passed by the Utah Legislature this year, counties have the power to resurrect the Proposition 1 tax sales tax hike. But Salt Lake County leaders might pass that power to cities.

Rep. John Curtis' school safety summit seeks to 'mine, find and mature' best thinking on security

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:01am

Rep. John Curtis' Safe School Summit held Monday at Provo's Edgemont Elementary School sought to "mine, find and mature," the best thinking on school security in Utah.

Eagle Mountain wrangling tumbleweeds after mighty windstorm

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:40am

During last week's windstorm, the weeds piled up in the yards of many Eagle Mountain residents, blocking some garages, according to Linda Peterson, the city's communications and community relations director.

Men want bumper sticker with racist message removed from Cedar City store

Nicole Vowell, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:23am

A bumper sticker with a controversial message sold at an El Ray Plaza smoke shop in Utah’s Dixie has some people boycotting the retailer and calling for the sticker to be removed.

Video details pellet gun shooting of UTA bus

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:04am

Newly-released video and audio provide the most detailed account yet of what happened on a Utah Transit Authority bus last week, prior to the bus having its windows shot out by pellets.

Vernal family’s tragedy prompts legislative action, research

Geoff Liesik, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 6:43am

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a resolution — drafted following the postoperative death of a Vernal man — that urges the medical community to study a possible link between prescribed opioid painkillers and unexpected deaths after surgery.