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Building fire blackens Sandy skyline Saturday

Building fire blackens Sandy skyline Saturday

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted June 25 - 9:04 p.m.

A fire broke out at a retail building in Sandy Saturday.
Whose beard is the best? Facial hair enthusiasts gather for competition in Utah

Whose beard is the best? Facial hair enthusiasts gather for competition in Utah

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 25 - 9:03 p.m.

Beard and facial hair enthusiasts gathered on Saturday at Snowbird resort for the Great American Beard & Mustache Championship. Individuals competed in many categories to determine who has the best facial hair.
Thousands rally against 'chilling' Roe v. Wade overturn, new Utah abortion law

Thousands rally against 'chilling' Roe v. Wade overturn, new Utah abortion law

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated June 24 - 10:55 p.m.

Utahns in favor of abortion rights joined rallies Friday evening as a response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Man charged with groping woman walking on Sandy Parkway

Man charged with groping woman walking on Sandy Parkway

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 1:58 p.m.

A Sandy man was charged Friday with groping a woman out for a walk on Sandy Parkway earlier this month.
Sandy man killed in Nevada crash

Sandy man killed in Nevada crash

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 10:54 a.m.

Troopers in Nevada identified a person killed last week in a crash as a man from Sandy.
Animal shelters struggle against overflow of abandoned pets

Animal shelters struggle against overflow of abandoned pets

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV, Michael Houck, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 23 - 9:06 a.m.

The summer months are always busy for animal shelters, but for some reason, this year is especially bad.
New doctor is grateful to boy who donated the heart that keeps him alive

New doctor is grateful to boy who donated the heart that keeps him alive

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 10:48 p.m.

A man received a heart transplant when he was 4 years old and now, hopes to help children who also find themselves in need of life-saving organ transplants.
Leaders, advocacy groups blast gondola 'gimmick' as UDOT ponders popular canyon's future

Leaders, advocacy groups blast gondola 'gimmick' as UDOT ponders popular canyon's future

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 8:56 p.m.

Nearly two dozen government representatives and environmental advocates are unhappy with options for Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Salt Lake County approves up to $7M to pay off homeless resource center debt

Salt Lake County approves up to $7M to pay off homeless resource center debt

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 12:06 p.m.

Homelessness leaders finally expect to pay off the hefty debt incurred with the construction of the three new homeless resource centers in 2019 with a multimillion dollar donation from Salt Lake County.
'Larger than life' impact: Salt Lake City names important bridge after prominent couple

'Larger than life' impact: Salt Lake City names important bridge after prominent couple

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 8:07 p.m.

A 1,200-foot long bridge along the Jordan River Parkway had been nameless since it opened in 2017.
Salt Lake firefighters transition to wildfire response preparedness for summer season

Salt Lake firefighters transition to wildfire response preparedness for summer season

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 21 - 12:25 p.m.

Salt Lake City firefighters are gearing up for what could be a dangerous holiday fire season, after getting a taste Sunday when a wildland fire blew up to 200 acres south of I-80.
Salt Lake police look for drivers speeding in and out of the city

Salt Lake police look for drivers speeding in and out of the city

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 12:04 p.m.

The Salt Lake City Police Department's Motor Squad recently stopped 122 drivers during a speed enforcement operation.
Can you swim in Utah's Great Salt Lake? These people do it every year

Can you swim in Utah's Great Salt Lake? These people do it every year

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted June 20 - 8:50 p.m.

Forget about the bugs at the Great Salt Lake. They are only with you for a little bit on this swimming journey.
'Something that we should all be celebrating': Juneteenth celebrated as official state holiday

'Something that we should all be celebrating': Juneteenth celebrated as official state holiday

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted June 20 - 4:55 p.m.

Four months after the Utah Legislature passed HB238 — making Juneteenth an official state holiday — Utahns on Monday gathered for a celebration in the state's capital city.
Fire near airport under control; some flights delayed

Fire near airport under control; some flights delayed

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Updated June 19 - 6:29 p.m.

A grass fire near the Salt Lake City International Airport is now under control after it delayed some flights and temporarily closed Bangerter Highway and I-80.
Would ripping out grass save water in Utah? This proposal could save 11 million gallons a year

Would ripping out grass save water in Utah? This proposal could save 11 million gallons a year

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted June 19 - 4:05 p.m.

Salt Lake County could be the next to join the water-efficient landscaping trend, as officials have a proposal they say could save at least 11 million gallons of water every year.
Utah man charged with adopting and torturing multiple dogs

Utah man charged with adopting and torturing multiple dogs

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 2:12 p.m.

A Cottonwood Heights man was charged Friday with torturing animals. Police say he has a history of adopting animals, mainly dogs, and abusing them just days after taking them home.
Goose terrorizes Utah neighborhood, caring for ducklings

Goose terrorizes Utah neighborhood, caring for ducklings

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 18 - 9:31 p.m.

A goose that spent five weeks terrorizing a South Jordan neighborhood has become something of a celebrity after neighbors learned what the bird was guarding.
Why this downtown Salt Lake office skyscraper is being converted into housing

Why this downtown Salt Lake office skyscraper is being converted into housing

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 5:51 p.m.

It was once Salt Lake City's tallest building, but now global development company Hines intends to convert the downtown skyscraper into new housing.
Man, 33, killed in Salt Lake motorcycle crash

Man, 33, killed in Salt Lake motorcycle crash

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 12:55 p.m.

A 33-year-old man died after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle Friday evening near 1700 South 700 East in Salt Lake City.
Motorcyclist killed in Salt Lake City crash

Motorcyclist killed in Salt Lake City crash

Roy Burton, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 10:11 p.m.

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash at 1700 S. 700 East in Salt Lake City on Friday.
Remembering the Pony Express and Salt Lake's role in its history

Remembering the Pony Express and Salt Lake's role in its history

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 7:11 p.m.

Two refurbished plaques returned to the site of the original Salt Lake City station on the Pony Express. They're a reminder of how the short-lived business changed everything.
UDOT, UTA advise travelers to plan ahead for Garth Brooks concerts

UDOT, UTA advise travelers to plan ahead for Garth Brooks concerts

Mark Jones and Mark Jackson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 17 - 4:37 p.m.

With the influx of traffic for the Garth Brooks concert, the Utah Department of Transportation and the Utah Transit Authority are advising travelers in Salt Lake City to plan ahead for both nights of the performance.
Utah sex offender arrested on new allegations of making child pornography

Utah sex offender arrested on new allegations of making child pornography

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated June 17 - 4:16 p.m.

A West Jordan man who was recently given good marks for his progress in sex offender treatment has been arrested and accused of producing child pornography.
Sugar House workers, residents describe how fire impacted their lives in sentencing for arsonist

Sugar House workers, residents describe how fire impacted their lives in sentencing for arsonist

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 2:03 p.m.

Workers and residents testified Thursday that a human-lit fire did much more than destroy a Sugar House office building and nearby homes. It altered their lives in many ways.
Police arrest Utahn charged with murdering 'total stranger' out for morning walk

Police arrest Utahn charged with murdering 'total stranger' out for morning walk

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated June 17 - 12:04 p.m.

A man accused of inexplicably shooting and killing an 82-year-old "total stranger" who was out on a morning walk in October in West Valley City has been arrested in Mexico.
Police identify Sandy man suspected of trying to lure children into car

Police identify Sandy man suspected of trying to lure children into car

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated June 17 - 10:33 a.m.

A Sandy man charged with forcing a young girl to engage in sex acts in exchange for vaping materials is now also suspected of trying to lure children into his car earlier this month in Sandy.
Some Utah poll workers concerned about safety this year amid national tension over elections

Some Utah poll workers concerned about safety this year amid national tension over elections

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com and Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 16 - 4:12 p.m.

Fewer Utahns want to volunteer as poll workers as safety concerns prompted counties to put more security measures in place for the upcoming primary election.
Salt Lake wants to keep Bees in place as city seeks major neighborhood changes

Salt Lake wants to keep Bees in place as city seeks major neighborhood changes

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 2:56 p.m.

Urban planners believe Smith's Ballpark should serve as a sort of anchor — or cleanup hitter, so to speak — for new development projects around it in Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City finalizes 'long and important' budget, tax increase

Salt Lake City finalizes 'long and important' budget, tax increase

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 8:25 a.m.

Members of the council applauded after unanimously approving a record $425.5 million budget that includes major investments in various city resources.
Thief caught on camera drilling into gas tank — and catching on fire

Thief caught on camera drilling into gas tank — and catching on fire

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 14 - 10:24 p.m.

As gasoline prices soar, some thieves have resorted to stealing gas in a very dangerous way.
Salt Lake police searching for airport luggage thief

Salt Lake police searching for airport luggage thief

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 4:47 p.m.

Police are searching for a man suspected to have twice stolen valuable luggage from baggage claim at the Salt Lake City International Airport.
West Jordan man admits sexually abusing child in his Latter-day Saint ward

West Jordan man admits sexually abusing child in his Latter-day Saint ward

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 12:59 p.m.

A West Jordan man pleaded guilty Friday to sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl whom he taught in his Latter-day Saint ward.
Police seek help finding man suspected of trying to lure 2 kids into vehicle in Sandy

Police seek help finding man suspected of trying to lure 2 kids into vehicle in Sandy

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Updated June 13 - 4:55 p.m.

Police are asking for the public's help locating a man who they say recently tried to lure two children into his vehicle.
Southbound I-215 reopens in Salt Lake City after crash damages power lines

Southbound I-215 reopens in Salt Lake City after crash damages power lines

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated June 13 - 7:48 a.m.

Interstate 215 closed in Salt Lake City for several hours after a crash early Monday.
3rd person arrested after plan to steal from apartment led to killing, police say

3rd person arrested after plan to steal from apartment led to killing, police say

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated June 12 - 10:56 a.m.

Police arrested a third person in connection to a robbery in Salt Lake last week, during which investigators say one of the alleged robbers was shot and killed in a fight with residents.
1 killed in wrong-way crash overnight Sunday on SR 201

1 killed in wrong-way crash overnight Sunday on SR 201

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 9:40 a.m.

One person was killed overnight Sunday in a wrong-way crash on the highway in West Valley City, troopers said.
Long-term respiratory, cognitive and mental health issues tied to vaping, study says

Long-term respiratory, cognitive and mental health issues tied to vaping, study says

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 7:19 a.m.

Lung injuries from e-cigarettes or vaping can lead to long-term respiratory problems, cognitive impairment and mental health issues, according to an Intermountain Healthcare study.
Utah hit man seeks parole, but family of murdered woman says 25 years isn't enough

Utah hit man seeks parole, but family of murdered woman says 25 years isn't enough

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 7:34 p.m.

A man hired in 1996 to kill a North Salt Lake man's wife told the parole board he made plans to kill the woman 20 times but couldn't go through with it until the 21st time.
Olympus High swimmer to represent Team USA at Paralympic World Championships in Portugal

Olympus High swimmer to represent Team USA at Paralympic World Championships in Portugal

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 5:43 p.m.

Audrey Kim is a sophomore at Olympic High School, and this weekend she will be representing Team USA at the Paralympic World Championships in Portugal.
Turning guns into garden tools: How a Utah organization hopes to repurpose weapons

Turning guns into garden tools: How a Utah organization hopes to repurpose weapons

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 5:46 p.m.

The Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah is encouraging gun owners to bring their guns to the Community of Grace Presbyterian Church in Sandy on June 11, to be repurposed into a garden tool.
Ex-Salt Lake School Board member sentenced to 15 years for child pornography

Ex-Salt Lake School Board member sentenced to 15 years for child pornography

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 1:44 p.m.

Joel Lehi Organista, an former Salt Lake City School Board member, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in a federal prison for child pornography charges.
Man, woman arrested after plan to steal from ex-boyfriend led to killing, police say

Man, woman arrested after plan to steal from ex-boyfriend led to killing, police say

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 9 - 7:15 p.m.

A man and woman were arrested Thursday after Salt Lake police say a plan to steal from her ex-boyfriend's apartment turned into the fatal shooting of one of their companions.
Summer travel: What the CDC says travelers need to know about monkeypox

Summer travel: What the CDC says travelers need to know about monkeypox

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted June 9 - 6:55 a.m.

The alert level for travelers has been raised by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as monkeypox continues to spread. The number of confirmed cases of the virus has reached more than 1,000 worldwide, including two in Salt Lake County .
UTA making major adjustment to route plans; new stations in Salt Lake, Vineyard almost ready

UTA making major adjustment to route plans; new stations in Salt Lake, Vineyard almost ready

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 9 - 6:18 a.m.

UTA is making some final tweaks to its major shift in service beginning in August. Also, what's holding up new TRAX and FrontRunner stations?
Man arrested in May shooting death at Salt Lake apartment complex

Man arrested in May shooting death at Salt Lake apartment complex

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted June 8 - 11:49 a.m.

Salt Lake police say they've arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with the fatal May 29 shooting of a man at a Salt Lake apartment complex.
Chief calls for city to help curb gun violence as Salt Lake officers investigate latest killing

Chief calls for city to help curb gun violence as Salt Lake officers investigate latest killing

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated June 8 - 11:07 a.m.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown made another plea to help curb gun violence on the heels of a shooting and fight Monday that left one man dead and three others injured.
1 dead, 1 injured in separate auto-pedestrian crashes Wednesday morning

1 dead, 1 injured in separate auto-pedestrian crashes Wednesday morning

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 8 - 7:17 a.m.

One person was killed and a teenager was seriously injured in separate auto-pedestrian crashes in Salt Lake City Wednesday morning, officials said.
How this 'little trail that could' aims to change Salt Lake recreation, transit

How this 'little trail that could' aims to change Salt Lake recreation, transit

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 7:59 p.m.

The Folsom Trail may be tiny compared other trails in the Wasatch Front, but Salt Lake leaders believe its role for the future of the city is huge.
Convicted Utah man says it wasn't his fault, but judge sends him to prison for murder

Convicted Utah man says it wasn't his fault, but judge sends him to prison for murder

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 7:33 p.m.

A West Valley man was sent to prison for murdering a man who was visiting him. A judge said the man's actions were "inexcusable" and warned against the dangers of using firearms while drinking.
FTC files lawsuit to block Utah health care merger

FTC files lawsuit to block Utah health care merger

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated June 7 - 12:33 p.m.

The FTC announced it is filing a lawsuit to stop HCA Healthcare, which operates MountainStar Healthcare, from acquiring five Utah Steward Health Care hospitals.
Kearns man charged with stabbing, killing his neighbor

Kearns man charged with stabbing, killing his neighbor

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 12:32 p.m.

A Kearns man was charged Tuesday with murder and accused of stabbing his next-door neighbor in a dispute that allegedly started over a missing cellphone.
UTA close to finalizing drastic route changes, but not everyone is on board

UTA close to finalizing drastic route changes, but not everyone is on board

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 11:05 a.m.

Drastic route alterations are on the horizon for the Utah Transit Authority with proposed changes coming in August.
2 teens arrested in shooting at Utah mall parking lot

2 teens arrested in shooting at Utah mall parking lot

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 10:41 a.m.

Two teenage boys were arrested Monday after police say they fired at a car in the parking lot of Valley Fair Mall after getting into a dispute with a man and a woman.
'An incredible resource': How a new website may influence Wasatch Mountain planning

'An incredible resource': How a new website may influence Wasatch Mountain planning

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 6:21 a.m.

A new online dashboard offers all sorts of practical environmental information needed in planning out the region.
1 dead, 3 injured following shooting at Salt Lake apartment complex

1 dead, 3 injured following shooting at Salt Lake apartment complex

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Updated June 6 - 11:14 p.m.

One person is dead and three others injured after police say a fight ended in a shooting at a Salt Lake apartment complex Monday.
Olympus High graduates see all 16 of their children graduate from same Utah school

Olympus High graduates see all 16 of their children graduate from same Utah school

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted June 6 - 4:52 p.m.

Wallace Fetzer and Laurel Osborn graduated from Olympus High school in the 1970's, and all 16 of their children have graduated from the same school since.
11 injured in weekend Salt Lake fights, including possible hate crime

11 injured in weekend Salt Lake fights, including possible hate crime

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated June 6 - 12:47 p.m.

Eleven people were injured — two of them stabbed — in fights that broke out early Sunday in downtown Salt Lake City.
West Valley police investigating weekend shooting death

West Valley police investigating weekend shooting death

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 6 - 12:01 p.m.

West Valley police continued Monday to investigate a fatal shooting at an apartment complex over the weekend.