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Utah breaks single-day COVID-19 record again with 1,411 new cases, 4 deaths reported Friday

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 25th - 1:51pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,411 from Thursday, with four more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Collision involving 2 semis blocks northbound I-15 near Cedar City

Alexa Morgan, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 25th - 10:32am

Two semitractor-trailers collided Friday morning while traveling north on Interstate 15 through Cedar City, with the resulting debris blocking both lanes.

Zion’s entire historic, scenic Emerald Pools Trails Complex reopens after decade of closure

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 24th - 3:33pm

Zion National Park visitors are now able to access the entire Emerald Pool Trails Complex for the first time since heavy rains caused massive mudslides in 2010 that made the Middle Emerald Pools Trail impassable.

1,198 more COVID-19 cases, no deaths reported in Utah Thursday

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 24th - 2:13pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,198 from Wednesday, marking a new single-day case record for the disease in the state, according to Gov. Gary Herbert.

‘It’s just becoming awful’: Zion park officials try to deal with unprecedented amounts of graffiti

Hollie Stark, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:16am

Officials at Zion National Park are grappling with unprecedented amounts of graffiti throughout the park as visitors continue to flock to the canyon.

Wildfire updates: Neffs Fire east of Millcreek still 0% contained

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 8:00pm

The Neffs Fire, burning north of Mount Olympus in Salt Lake County, is now 53 acres in size and 0% contained, fire officials said Wednesday. Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.

Southern Utah police investigating apparent murder-suicide

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:52pm

Police in Hurricane are investigating an apparent murder-suicide.

877 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Utah Wednesday

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 1:08pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 877 from Tuesday, with one death reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

3 teenagers charged with starting Washington County wildfire that burned nearly 12K acres

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 23rd - 11:59am

Three Washington County teenagers have been charged with starting a wildfire that burned thousands of acres north of St. George in July.

Utah County implements mask mandate as Utah sees 650 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 22nd - 10:57pm

“This is the first time we’ve rolled backwards," Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Tuesday.

Biologists survey wildfire destruction on tortoise habitat north of St. George

Joan Meiners, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:32pm

After the Turkey Farm Road Fire fried nearly 12,000 acres north of St. George, in mid-July, including large swaths of the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area that was set aside in 2009 as habitat for the threatened Mojave desert tortoise, biologists worried what they would find in its wake.

Utah woman charged with allegedly making pornographic videos of 18-month-old relative

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:35pm

A southern Utah woman took sexually explicit images of an 18-month-old child in her home and sent them to a New York man she met online, according to federal prosecutors.

622 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Utah Monday

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 21st - 1:11pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 622 from Sunday, with one more death reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

'Not a wise thing to do': Washington County suspends burn season while BLM extends fire restrictions

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:06pm

Due to the ongoing volatility of the fire season, local fire agencies have postponed Washington County’s burn season until further notice.

Officials identify 2 who died in wrong-way crash on I-70 in Sevier County

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 19th - 5:27pm

Two people died late Thursday night after a wrong-way driver crashed on I-70 in central Utah.

Wildfire Updates: Battle Creek 2 Fire in Utah County nearly contained

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Sep 18th - 2:54pm

Here is the latest information on wildfires burning around the state of Utah.

Another record-breaking day Friday as Utah sees 1,117 more COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 18th - 1:24pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 1,117 from Thursday, with no new deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

'Red flag warning': Gov. Herbert concerned as Utah sees record-high 911 new COVID-19 cases

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 17th - 2:58pm

“We need to take immediate action to prevent unnecessary illnesses and deaths in this state," state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn said.

Wildfire updates: Crews gain containment on several Utah County fires

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Sep 17th - 9:30am

Here is the latest information on wildfires burning around the state of Utah.