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Man who killed woman in hostage situation identified as grandson

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:19am

Police said Monday the man who killed an elderly woman before he was shot and killed by officers Sunday was the woman's grandson.

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Pesticide death causes Wayne County health clinic closure

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:11am

A community health center was closed Monday as crews worked on cleaning a contaminated area after a person died from pesticide consumption Sunday night.

It’s not art, it’s vandalism: Graffiti found in Zion prompts reminder to 'leave no trace'

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:44am

A recent example of graffiti left on a rock face in Zion National Park has prompted park officials to remind visitors of the permanent impact of vandalism in Utah’s most-visited national park.

Sheriff: Suspect in Idaho triple killing is probably dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:15am

The only suspect in the killing of two women and a 14-year-old girl last year in Idaho will likely never be brought to justice because he's probably dead, a sheriff said.

Preliminary hearing set to resume for teen in St. George explosives case

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:19am

The preliminary hearing for a teen who allegedly left a backpack with explosive materials in a St. George high school was set to resume in St. George Monday.

USU lab snags grant to develop spider silk

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:03am

Utah State University scientists received a grant of $420,000 from the U.S. Navy Division of Unconventional Warfare aimed at designing and developing synthetic spider silk material that could be used to fight enemy targets during military combat.

Salt Lake dogs taught to stay away from rattlesnakes — by going near them

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:42am

Utah's dogs are at a greater risk for rattlesnake bites during the summer months, but a class is offering local dog owners peace of mind.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com and Tracie Snowder, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:21am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Trail Mountain fire 40 percent contained; firefighters share Father's Day message

Tracie Snowder, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:50pm

The Trail Mountain fire in Emery County has scorched 13,710 acres but is now 40 percent contained, officials said in a Sunday night update.

Officials suspend search for missing swimmer near Newton Reservoir dam

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:25pm

Police suspended a search Sunday night for a missing swimmer who may have drowned near the Newton Reservoir dam on Saturday.

Police shoot, kill man who took elderly couple hostage, killing 1

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:24pm

A man who killed an elderly woman and critically injured her husband was shot and killed by police Sunday.

Program gives kids passport to STEM summer vacation

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:38pm

For the first time, the education staff at the Hill Aerospace Museum is offering a free summer program with interactive classes for children 8 years old and up to learn about science, technology, engineering and math.

Police looking for man who left Provo recreationists stranded

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:01pm

The search continued Sunday for a man who allegedly stole a box containing numerous car keys from an outdoor recreation company, leaving more than two dozen people stranded.

‘Viva México!’: World Cup watch party brings community together at Gateway

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:18pm

On Sunday morning, soccer fans from across northern Utah gathered at The Gateway to watch one of the most anticipated matches in the World Cup group stage, as Mexico faced defending champion Germany in Moscow.

Driver ejected during rollover in West Valley City tries to flee police

Tracie Snowder, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 17th - 5:51pm

A driver who was ejected from his car that rolled during a crash tried to flee police in West Valley City Sunday afternoon, police said.

Man arrested for allegedly throwing sulphuric acid on child

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 5:10pm

A Smithfield man accused of throwing sulphuric acid on a child and then jumping out of a police car in a failed escape attempt has been booked into jail.

How to reduce time in Salt Lake Airport security lines

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:56pm

Officials expect Salt Lake International Airport to see 25,000 fliers day this summer. That’s a 6 percent bump over last summer — and for travelers, that means even longer security lines.

No injuries in Murray house fire

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:16pm

Burning candles left unattended were being looked at as the possible cause of a house fire in Murray Saturday night.

Police: Driver crashes into garages, drives off in Cottonwood Heights

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:36am

A driver damaged some garages and a car after crashing into them and then driving off early Sunday morning, police said.