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Brian Head Fire tops 40K acres Saturday

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:46pm

One week after it started, the Brian Head Fire in southern Utah has topped 40,000 acres and is 8 percent contained. It is the largest fire burning in the United States at this time, fire officials reported.

More than 1,400 sign online petition urging reprieve for charter school for teen moms

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:45pm

More than 1,400 people have signed an online petition urging a reprieve for Kairos Academy, a public charter school that serves teen moms or pregnant teens. The Utah State Charter School Board voted Tuesday to terminate its charter.

California company relocating to Logan to build better battery technology

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:51pm

A California tech company is moving to Utah to partner with Utah State University to develop better battery technology. Electric Power Systems and USU recently became the newest recipients of a USTAR grant aimed at technology research development.

Friends, family gather for a concert to remember terrorist victim

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:29pm

Friends and family of Melissa and Kurt Cochran gathered in Bountiful's City Park Saturday to celebrate Kurt's life with a daylong concert. Kurt, who operated a West Bountiful recording studio, was killed in the March terrorist attack in London.

Jazz get assists from Baylor, Stockton for latest draft picks

Rod Zundel  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:47pm

Seven years ago, on June 24, 2010, the Utah Jazz drafted Gordon Hayward. Last Thursday, they added three players who they hope could have similar careers.

Unified police seek help locating man who robbed Taylorsville credit union, 2 banks

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:43pm

Unified police officers are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who robbed a credit union Friday morning.

W. Jordan woman killed in rollover on Mountain View Corridor

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:59pm

A 22-year-old woman was killed early Saturday when the Ford F-150 she was driving rolled on Mountain View Corridor, police said.

'Cancer moves fast': New center for fighting the disease opens at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:34am

Hundreds of supporters attended the opening of the Primary Children's and Families' Cancer Research Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute, a new facility dedicated to the studying of genetically traced cancers, particularly those affecting children.

New commander takes over Hill's 388th Fighter Wing

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:29am

Col. Lee Kloos assumed the helm of the 388th Fighter Wing during a command change ceremony at Hill Air Force Base Friday with the specific mission of maintaining the preparedness necessary to defend America if ever called upon.

Brian Head Fire reaches 33K acres by Friday

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 12:05am

The Brian Head Fire burned 33,000 acres by Friday evening, destroying 21 structures since it started last week.

Advocates ready to launch whole-plant medical marijuana ballot initiative

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:59pm

The Utah Patients Coalition will submit a ballot initiative application to the lieutenant governor's office Monday that, if supported, would allow Utahns to vote on whether to legalize medical use of the whole marijuana plant.

Utah man opens up about trip to North Korea

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:51pm

KSL spoke to a Utah man who took a chance and traveled to North Korea.

Observatory threatened by Payson wildfire, 2,250 acres burned

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:39pm

A wildfire scorched more than 2,250 acres of land on West Mountain near Payson, officials reported on Friday

Park City switches to all-electric bus system

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:01pm

Park City on Friday became the first mountain resort community in the country, and the first city in the state, to operate a zero-emission, all-electric bus system.

Brush fire burns 100 acres above Farmington

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:42pm

A brush fire above Farmington reached 100 acres Friday night, officials reported.

Soldier Hollow wildfire dies down at 20 acres

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:00pm

A wildfire started by an ATV crash is dying down after burning 20 acres near Soldier Hollow on Friday, officials reported.

Proposed oil and gas leases near Dinosaur National Monument stoke opposition

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:49pm

A proposal by the Bureau of Land Management to offer oil and gas leases next to Dinosaur National Monument is raising objections by the National Park Service and environmental groups. Other leases are being offered in the San Rafael region in Utah.

BYU formalizes amnesty policy to help protect student victims, witnesses of sexual assault

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:38pm

Brigham Young University has formalized its amnesty policy to help protect student victims and witnesses of sexual assault or rape, university officials announced Friday afternoon.

Elderly woman dies after car crashes into abandoned bowling alley

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:31pm

An elderly woman died after her car crashed into the side of an abandoned bowling alley on Friday, officials reported.

No charges will be filed against overworked Ephraim police chief

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:08pm

Ephraim Police Chief Ron Rasmussen was letting paperwork in his office slide, creating potential problems for city prosecutors and other officials, according to city officials.