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200-acre Parleys Canyon fire forces evacuations; I-80 to close Friday morning

Lauren Bennett,  |  Updated Aug 6th - 11:03pm

I-80 will close in both directions at 9 a.m. on Friday to “support firefighting operations,” Unified fire officials said. Drivers are advised to plan an alternate route.

Why women shouldn’t delay routine mammograms during the COVID-19 pandemic

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 6th - 10:19pm

Earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, nonurgent breast care screenings and mammograms were rescheduled due to safety restrictions. But now doctors are urging women who missed their screenings to get in as soon as possible. One Utah women is grateful she stayed on top of her care.

Wildfire Updates: 7K-acre Richard Mountain Fire on Wyoming-Utah border 30% contained; Upper Provo Fire in Uinta Mountains 44% contained Staff  |  Updated Aug 6th - 9:50pm

The latest information on wildfires burning around the state of Utah.

Fall 2020 reopening plans: How each Utah school district is responding to the coronavirus pandemic Staff  |  Updated Aug 6th - 9:38pm

Will Utah students be returning to class in person? Online? A hybrid model of both? Here are each district's plans for reopening schools in the fall of 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic, plus links to KSL's coverage.

Students rally for closure of University of Utah police department, firing of former officer

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Aug 6th - 9:17pm

In the two years since Lauren McCluskey was shot to death on campus, the students with the group Unsafe U say they have not seen, heard or experienced anything that restored trust in the campus’ police department.

Coronavirus updates: State toughens school quarantine guidelines, Davis approves reopening plan; 587 more cases, 3 deaths reported Staff  |  Updated Aug 6th - 9:15pm

Here are the latest updates on COVID-19 from Utah and around the world.

How the atomic bomb drop on Hiroshima, the end of war with Japan was covered in Utah newspapers

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 6th - 8:57pm

Here’s a look into how the final weeks of the U.S. war against Japan were covered in local newspapers 75 years ago, and how the personal stories of two of the most devastating bombings in world history eventually made their way to Utah.

Davis school board affirms district’s plan for alternating-day return-to-class schedule

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 6th - 8:55pm

The Davis School District board of education unanimously affirmed the district’s decision to begin the upcoming school year with an alternating-day, hybrid schedule during a special meeting Thursday night at the district offices in Farmington.

Earthquakes in Vernal and Corrine? Nope. Mine blast combined with small tremor shook things up

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Updated Aug 6th - 8:54pm

A couple of rural Utah communities experienced small earthquakes Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Utah offering grants for rent for those collecting unemployment

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 6th - 8:08pm

Utah renters receiving unemployment checks are now eligible for state grants to allow them to stay in their homes.

Woman seriously injured, 2 others suffer minor injuries in US 189 crash near Deer Creek

Lauren Bennett,  |  Updated Aug 6th - 7:48pm

A head-on crash Thursday afternoon injured three individuals and closed both directions of U.S. 189 near Deer Creek Reservoir, causing heavy traffic delays.

Wendover man charged in UDOT trailer arson

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Updated Aug 6th - 7:42pm

A man accused of setting fire to a trailer owned by the Utah Department of Transportation was charged Thursday.

'Mistakes were made,' but Cox stands by Utah’s COVID-19 response

Mike Headrick and Keri Wilcox, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 6th - 5:19pm

From a statewide mask mandate to mistakes in the state’s steps to fight COVID-19 and how politics has shaped the response – Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox sat down with KSL to discuss his tough choices as head of the state’s Coronavirus Task Force.

Convicted Kearns sex offender now faces human trafficking charge

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 6th - 4:38pm

A Kearns man convicted in November of possessing child pornography now faces allegations of human trafficking after investigators say they discovered he was selling sexually explicit homemade videos online.

Unemployment claims on the decline in Utah, report says

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Updated Aug 6th - 3:33pm

The state saw a 16% drop in new jobless claims last week as fewer Utahns are filing for unemployment compensation, according to figures the Utah Department of Workforce Services reported Thursday.

Gov. Herbert sets new COVID-19 goal; school guidelines, process for local mask mandates adjusted

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated Aug 6th - 3:12pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 587 from Wednesday, with three more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

Utah officials praise ranked-choice voting in Thursday forum

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Aug 6th - 3:08pm

Utah officials Thursday participated in a series of webinars about ranked-choice voting, an alternative polling method that allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference rather than voting for just one.

After more than a decade, Saratoga Springs family finds their Mustang that 'got away'

Brian Champagne, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 6th - 2:02pm

Most of us have that "one that got away." This family got theirs back, but not without a lot of luck and hard work.

Lori Vallow Daybell waives her preliminary hearing

Eric Grossarth,  |  Posted Aug 6th - 1:30pm

Lori Vallow Daybell’s conspiracy charges will be heading directly to district court after a motion filed by her attorney Thursday.