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2nd defendant in Santa Clara murder case takes plea deal

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:12pm

Another plea deal has apparently been reached in the case involving the kidnapping and killing of a Santa Clara faher in 2016.

7 men charged in undercover underage sex sting

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:59pm

Numerous charges ranging from solicitation to commit child rape, to solicitation to commit child kidnapping were filed Thursday against a group of men arrested last week during an undercover sting.

Charges: Man accused of killing U. student stabbed inmate

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:19pm

A man accused of shooting and killing a University of Utah student in a carjacking attempt near Red Butte Garden was charged Thursday in a new attack.

Washington County detectives seek public’s help in possible homicide investigation

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:55am

Washington County Sheriff’s detectives investigating the death of a female found Aug. 25 near the Virgin River and later identified as an Oklahoma woman are seeking the public’s help.

No consolidation: All 5 of Utah’s wildfire dispatch centers to remain open

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:38am

After debating for more than a year on whether or not to consolidate three of Utah’s five interagency wildfire dispatch centers, officials have decided to keep all five open.

Catholic community marks 25th year in renewed Cathedral of the Madeleine

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:23am

As the Salt Lake Catholic Diocese marked the 25th anniversary of the Cathedral of the Madeleine's rededication Wednesday, Monsignor M. Francis Mannion remembered the effort it took to restore the cathedral as well as the people who helped.

Two cannabis bills advance; resolution on gang violence OKed  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:04am

A pair of bills promoting the growth of marijuana in Utah and terminally ill patients' right to try medicinal cannabis products both advanced, as did a resolution urging a comprehensive approach to reducing gang violence.

Utah House panel OKs bill reducing time to declare if gathering voter signatures

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:46am

A bill cutting the period of time candidates have to declare they're gathering voter signatures for a place on the ballot to just a week was advanced Wednesday by the House Government Operations Committee.

Bills directing cannabis growing in Utah, giving access to dying patients, to go before full Senate

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:42am

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday approved a pair of bills promoting the growth of full-strength marijuana in the state and terminally ill patients' right to try medical cannabis products.

Parties would nominate candidates to fill future congressional vacancies under bill

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:36am

A bill establishing how future congressional vacancies would be filled passed the House Government Operations Committee with little debate Wednesday.

Utah House shoots down bill to create legislative oversight committee

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:13am

The Utah House on Tuesday shot down a bill that would have created a new legislative entity to oversee state and local governments, despite being supported by GOP heavyweights.

Senate panel backs reports on law enforcement actions regarding students

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:10am

The Utah State Board of Education would be required to produce an annual report of law enforcement actions related to student discipline under a bill endorsed by a Senate committee Wednesday.

Mortar discovered at WJ waste management facility results in police response

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:58am

The discovery of what appeared to be a mortar at a garbage handling and recycling facility in West Jordan Wednesday led to a response by police, fire and a bomb tech.

67.5 percent of Utah students taking AP tests earn college credit

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:40am

More than 67 percent of Utah students who took Advanced Placement exams in 2017 earned college credit, which ranked the Beehive State fifth in the nation, according to data released Wednesday by the College Board.

Utah Senate committee endorses grant program for after-school programs

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:50am

The Senate Education Committee endorsed a bill Wednesday that creates a state competitive grant program for high quality after school programs.

Resolution to rally cities against gangs gets nod from Senate committee

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:45am

A Senate committee OK'd a resolution that would call on cities and communities across Utah to work together to thwart rising gang violence.

Panel gives nod to bill that waives fees for IDs for homeless

Preston Cathcart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:39am

A committee OK'd a bill to waive the fees for government IDs like birth certificates for homeless people.

Utah musician charged with sexually abusing woman

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:21am

A local musician accused of forcing a woman to perform sex acts has been charged with multiple felonies.

BYU turns to social media to help combat sexual abuse

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:03am

Brigham Young University is using Instagram to let students know help is available after sexual abuse.

Democrat Jenny Wilson takes aim at Republican Mitt Romney's response on gun violence

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:45am

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson took aim Wednesday at Republican Mitt Romney's "tepid" response on gun violence in the wake of the Florida school shooting.