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Alta High School event skirts social distancing, draws concern, outrage

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Updated Sep 25th - 10:46pm

Parents and administrators at Alta High School have been under fire for holding a cheer team party on campus without following social distancing measures.

COVID-19 cases also spike in Salt Lake County homeless centers

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 8:45pm

This week, Salt Lake County officials reported 93 active positive cases from Salt Lake Valley homeless shelters.

Judge removes interim director of Bureau of Land Management for serving unlawfully

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 8:01pm

A federal judge ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully, blocking him from continuing in the position in the latest pushback against the administration's practice of filling key positions without U.S. Senate approval.

V.P. debate plans at University of Utah not changing as COVID-19 cases spike

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:01pm

Despite a record number of COVID-19 cases in Utah, the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah will be held as planned on Oct. 7, campus officials said Friday.

SLC referring 18 police dog bites for criminal investigation as K-9 program remains suspended

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated Sep 25th - 5:44pm

Eighteen Salt Lake police dog bite incidents will be referred to prosecutors for investigation as the department’s K-9 program remains suspended indefinitely, city officials announced.

Rabid bats reported in Salt Lake County, health officials say

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 25th - 5:25pm

Anyone who has been around a bat recently is asked to call 385-468-4222 for an evaluation and potential preventive treatment.

Ex-BYU grounds supervisor charged with sexually abusing employee

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:31pm

Michael Dufur, 62, of Lehi, was fired from the university following his arrest in the alleged assault in December, according to BYU. The Utah County Attorney’s Office has charged him in 4th District Court with object rape, a first-degree felony; and forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.

Warning: Drivers should plan for a big detour on northbound I-15 this weekend

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 2:44pm

If you’re used to getting on northbound I-15 freeway at 9000 South in Sandy, you might want to reconsider this weekend.

Cox: I was joking about having ‘no choice’ but to agree with governor on no statewide mask mandate

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Updated Sep 25th - 2:08pm

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said in the first general election gubernatorial debate Friday it was “clearly a joke” when he claimed earlier this week that he had “no choice but to agree” with Gov. Gary Herbert’s decision not to issue a statewide mask mandate to deal with a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Eastbound I-80 cleared near Salt Lake-Tooele county line following crash, hours-long closure

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated Sep 25th - 2:01pm

Eastbound I-80 has been cleared following a crash near the Salt Lake-Tooele county line that closed the freeway lanes for hours Friday.

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

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  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.

Couple who owed $1 million in taxes arrested after armed standoff with police

Daedan Olander, KSL  |  Updated Sep 25th - 1:42pm

A couple who owes more than $1 million in taxes and has been living illegally in their former Cedar Hills home for eight months was arrested after an armed standoff Thursday night, according to police.

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.

Stolen truck holds sentimental value for American Fork family

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:40am

A Utah County man hopes to somehow find and recover his stolen truck, which he said has deep sentimental value to his family.

Canyons District’s Draper Park Middle School to temporarily close, shift to online learning

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 9:13am

Following a sustained increase in COVID-19 cases in the school community, Draper Park Middle School will close and shift to online learning for 14 days starting Tuesday.

Cache Valley teen feels lucky to find cell signal after rattlesnake bite

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 25th - 8:11am

A fortuitous cell signal in Logan Canyon likely saved a Cache Valley teen after a rattlesnake bit him during a hike on Crimson Trail.

Why President Trump isn’t mad at Mitt Romney anymore

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 25th - 7:03am

President Trump says he’s “no longer angry” at Mitt Romney over his impeachment decision because the Utah senator supports a vote on the impending U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

Woman killed after being hit by multiple vehicles on freeway

John Wojcik, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Sep 25th - 6:28am

Utah Highway Patrol says a woman died after she was struck by multiple vehicles on the westside belt of I-215 at 3800 South early Friday.

Utah needs to work harder at inclusion and diversity, gubernatorial candidates say

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 24th - 11:25pm

More needs to be done to ensure the state is inclusive as the nation focuses on embracing diversity, they said.