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Review: 7 outdoor products for summer

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:05pm

As summer slowly fades away, there are still plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures. Here’s a quick look at a handful of outdoor products that might be worth checking out before your next trip.

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Thousands say farewell to fallen firefighter Matthew Burchett

Pat Reavy, KSL, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:58pm

Thousands of family members, friends and firefighters from across Utah and the country are saying farewell to veteran firefighter Matthew Burchett Monday.

Report: Utah firefighter died after fire retardant drop

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:33pm

A firefighter died last week from falling tree debris after thousands of gallons of retardant were dropped on the area where he was helping battle California's largest-ever wildfire, according to a preliminary report from investigators.

Police: Utah teen used mom's gun to make school threat on Instagram

Annie Knox, KSL, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:14pm

Police have arrested a Mountain View High School student who they say posted an Instagram video of herself loading a gun, pointing it at a camera and saying, "You ready for your first and last day of school?"

Make Your Week: Soccer teams raise money to help opposing team's coach

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:45pm

If you need a little extra happiness in your life, take a minute to read these stories of people going out of their way to do something kind.

Wildfire updates: Crews make significant progress on Utah’s largest active wildfires

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:53am

Fire crews have made progress on Utah's three largest active wildfires, including one in Utah County that is nearly 50 percent contained.

Ready or not, it's back to school week along the Wasatch Front

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:23am

It's back to school this week for most Wasatch Front public schools with Salt Lake, Granite, Murray and Alpine districts getting underway Monday. Canyons, Davis and Jordan start on Wednesday, although some Jordan kids started in late July.

Idaho police looking for cold case connections, including girl supposedly killed by Ted Bundy

Shelbie Harris, Idaho State Journal  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:47am

Ted Bundy, one of the nation’s most notorious serial killers, abducted 12-year-old Pocatellan Lynette Culver on her way home from Alameda Junior High School and killed her over four decades ago, throwing her body into the Snake River. At least that’s what authorities have said ever since Bundy confessed to her murder in 1989.

Southern Utah fire departments send personnel to Salt Lake Valley in support of fallen firefighter

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:42am

Southern Utah fire agencies are sending personnel north to provide fire and medical support for the Salt Lake Valley while firemen based there attend the funeral of Matthew Burchett.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:21am

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

How to protect yourself from the dangers of wildfire smoke

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:31am

Wildfires send smoke, toxins and particle pollution into the air, and Utah’s air has been full of the dangerous gunk this summer.

Officials identify Pleasant Grove man found dead on I-80 near Saltair

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:40pm

A man found dead on I-80 near the Saltair early Sunday morning has been identified, Utah Highway Patrol officials report.

U. president decries 'deeply offensive' tweet from comedian David Cross

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:13pm

After David Cross promoted his stand-up show in Utah with a Twitter photo of him appearing to wear garments like those worn by many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the University of Utah first appeared to endorse the post.

Man arrested in changing room voyeurism case

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:05pm

Police arrested a man Saturday after they say he held his phone under a dressing room door where a 12-year-old girl was changing in a Salt Lake store.

Provo students stay indoors due to smoky air conditions

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:22pm

One of the most popular parts of school is recess, but students at one Utah County school had to play indoors on their first day back due to the lingering wildfire smoke along the Wasatch Front.

Power restored to majority of 15K households affected by morning outage

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:40pm

Over 15,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Kearns, West Jordan and Taylorsville were without power for several hours Sunday, the company said.

St. George wins nearly $1M grant to hire nine more firefighters

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:50am

For the first time in nearly 10 years, the St. George Fire Department has won a federal grant that will allow the city to hire nine more firefighters.

Semi carrying 45K pounds of onions tips over, catches fire

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:02am

More than 45,000 pounds of onions were burned to a crisp this weekend after a semi tipped over and caught fire.