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Former Hogle Zoo Director LaMar Farnsworth dies at age 86

KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 6:28pm

LaMar Farnsworth, who served as director of Utah’s Hogle Zoo for 33 years, died Oct. 17 of leukemia. He was 86.

Poll: Erin Mendenhall has slight lead on Luz Escamilla in Salt Lake City mayor’s race

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:46pm

Erin Mendenhall has a slight lead over Luz Escamilla in the race to become Salt Lake’s next mayor, but a new poll also shows a big chunk of undecided voters.

Utah man charged with rape, blackmail of teen girls

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 5:07pm

A man accused of posing as a young adult on social media to solicit nude pictures of teen girls now faces charges of rape and blackmail of at least two girls, according to court records.

Midvale man arrested after alleged threat to ‘shoot up’ children’s hospital

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 4:52pm

A Midvale man has been arrested after police said he threatened online to “shoot up” a children’s hospital.

Former vice squad officer sentenced for offering to manage prostitute

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:32pm

A former police vice squad lieutenant convicted of offering to manage a prostitute will avoid prison time but will serve 90 days in jail.

Utah State University asking for public's help in searching for missing student

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:25pm

Utah State University authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing student.

'Die, die, die,' Utah man yelled while stabbing grandmother, charges state

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:47pm

A Millcreek man who police say violently attacked his grandmother because he believed she was a demon has been charged with attempted murder.

Police question whether woman was shot in the face by accident

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 1:17pm

Ogden police are investigating whether a woman who was shot in the face was injured during a drunken accident as originally claimed or if criminal charges are warranted.

Poll: Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. favorite on list of possible candidates for governor

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:47pm

A third of likely Utah voters would choose former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. as their next governor, according to a new Salt Lake Chamber poll.

'Let's get to work': Aimee Winder Newton announces bid for Utah governor

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 23rd - 12:42pm

Salt Lake County Councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton is running for governor.

Mother of suspected Utah drug ring leader arrested

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 12:17pm

The investigation into a large drug ring allegedly led by a 19-year-old man making many of his deals on Snapchat continues to grow.

Here's why Utah's rural areas often vote at a higher rate (and more conservatively) than urban ones

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:58am

The 2016 election threw into stark contrast a burgeoning political and social division between rural and urban areas.

Utah boy receives hundreds of cards before surgery

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:02am

A 13-year-old South Ogden boy checked into Primary Children’s Hospital Tuesday for another surgical procedure among many he has already endured in his life. But for this trip to the hospital, a new support team let him know “he’s got this” with 400 cards from around the world.

U of U police: More students using courtesy shuttles, police escorts

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:43am

Police escorts at the University of Utah have seen a big jump in the year since the murder of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey last October, according to University of Utah Police officials.

High school seniors gear up for Utah College Application Week

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:24am

As Hillcrest High School seniors look forward to graduating high school in the spring and closing a chapter in their lives, they seem just as excited to open a new chapter in college.

Demolition begins on rundown motel to make way for arts plaza

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:03am

Construction crews began tearing down the old Courtyard Inn Motel as part of a redevelopment plan for downtown Ogden.

Hundreds gather in cities across Utah to remember victims of domestic violence

Brittany Tait, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:51am

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and hundreds gathered in Utah cities Tuesday to remember those victims whose lives ended too soon.

Despite pleas to 'don’t rush,' Utah tax task force advances reform proposal

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Updated Oct 23rd - 7:02am

Nearly 30 people lined up at the Legislature’s tax reform task force meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns about proposals for restructuring Utah’s tax system.

Semitruck hauling potatoes catches fire on SB I-15 near Provo

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:57pm

Crews worked to extinguish a semitruck hauling potatoes that caught on fire on southbound I-15 near Provo Tuesday night, officials said.

Jeb Bush says kids born in poverty will never hold jobs 'unless we dramatically change' education

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:15pm

Unless the United States “dramatically changes how we educate our children,” many of them who are living in poverty “are never going to have jobs,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday.