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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.

Mental health and guns an issue after Waffle House attack

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:16am

Without knowing who he was or what he might do, police briefly had Travis Reinking in their sights days before the deadly assault on a Waffle House restaurant.

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.

3 battery options for rooftop solar

Solaroo  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 8:00am

Some make the jump to solar because of other considerations, like environmental benefits. Here are three battery options that can give you access to electricity when the grid is down.

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.

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.

The Triple Team: Jazz victorious over OKC in physical Game 4 battle for 3-1 series lead

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:46am

Three thoughts on the Jazz matching and exceeding the Thunder's physicality to win a crucial Game 4, Russell Westbrook undermining Oklahoma City with his decision making, and Donovan Mitchell's record-setting night.

Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:28pm

Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.

Utah veteran relives time aboard B-17 bomber he learned to fly during WWII

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:25pm

A 99-year old WWII vet was honored with an early birthday gift from his family. Richard Stucki, of Cedar City, enjoyed a VIP flight Monday aboard the Madras Maiden — one of only a dozen B-17 aircraft still flying today. He turns 100 in July.

Former corrections officer sentenced to prison after a decade on the run

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:43pm

A former Utah corrections officer convicted of forcible sex abuse more than a decade ago before going into hiding to avoid sentencing was sent to prison on Monday.

No typical double date: Trumps, Macrons dine at Mount Vernon

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:31pm

Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron opened the French president's visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington's house.

Smaller communities struggle to find volunteer firefighters

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:11pm

Wildfire season could pick up quickly in Utah as the state warms up and dries out, but most of Utah’s rural departments face a severe shortage of volunteers, who are the first line of defense.

Closing arguments, deliberations loom in Bill Cosby retrial

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:49pm

Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial is set to go to the jury on Tuesday, but not before closing arguments pitting the prosecution's portrayal of a serial predator against the defense's contention that he's the victim of a "con artist" who made up drugging and molestation allegations to score a big payday.

Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:17pm

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday.

Davis County Sheriff's office reviewing handling of sexual harassment complaint

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:05pm

Five employees in the Davis County Sheriff's Office and jail were placed on paid leave amid a review of how the office handled a sexual harassment complaint.

Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:35pm

The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day, authorities said.

‘He’s led a happy life’: Utah man makes the most of little time he has left

Connor Richards, KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:32pm

Quinn Starks was given "weeks to months" to live after doctors discovered a tumor in his brain. He's making the most of his time left by doing the things he loves with friends and family.

Man steals car with 12-year-old in front seat, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:00pm

A man stole a car with a boy inside over the weekend, then flagged down an officer to turn himself in, police say.

UHP warns motorcycle riders to 'ride as if you're invisible'

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:25pm

The Utah Highway Patrol is warning motorcycles riders they must ride with the mentality that no one can see them.

Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 6:23pm

Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are hitting stiff resistance.

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