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Number of students opting out of tests could hurt overall results, block federal funding

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:45pm

A new plan with the U.S. Department of Education will classify some students who opt out of statewide testing as having failed the tests — a shift in numbers that could make Utah ineligible for more than $120 million in federal funding.

Man charged with starting Brian Head fire wants trial moved, cites 'hatred' in community

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:37pm

A Taylorsville man charged with accidentally starting a wildfire near Brian Head last summer has asked a judge to transfer his case outside Iron County, saying online comments show he is hated in the rural community.

2 girls injured in DUI crash as repeat offender leaves Orem liquor store

Tania Dean  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:16pm

Police say a repeat DUI offender caused a crash outside a state liquor store in Orem, injuring two Utah girls.

Police investigating Ogden death as homicide

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:40pm

Police have opened a homicide investigation after a body was found Monday in an alley in Ogden.

Critics blast BLM over December oil and gas leasing proposal

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:39pm

Critics are upset at the Bureau of Land Management for its Monday announcement that more than 330,000 acres across the state will be offered up for potential oil and gas development at a December auction.

Herbert announces inland port compromise, calls for special session

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:23pm

In a joint news conference with Salt Lake City Council members Monday, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a compromise made up of a long list of changes to the controversial Utah Inland Port Authority law and called a special session for Wednesday.

State school board OKs $1.4 M in loans to charter schools, writes off $45K loan balance

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:04pm

The Utah State Board of Education, meeting in a special meeting Monday, authorized $1.4 million in loans to charter schools and wrote off a $45,000 loan balance from a charter school that lost its charter last fall.

West Nile virus confirmed in Box Elder County

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:24pm

Mosquitoes near Willard Bay in Box Elder County have tested positive for West Nile virus, the Utah Department of Health confirmed Monday.

Nonprofit that helps develop businesses offering $5K in contest

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:55pm

The monetary prize is available to past and present Suazo Business Center clients — which is celebrating its 15th year helping low- to moderate-income families grow their business.

Police ID man killed in Friday crash as 88-year-old American Fork resident

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:38pm

Police on Monday identified an American Fork man who died after the car he was riding in was struck by a pickup truck that was fleeing from officers Friday morning.

Some Utah politicos blast Trump after meeting with Putin; others more restrained

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:20pm

Utah's two Republican senators believe Russia interfered in the 2016 election but neither criticized President Donald Trump for not pushing back against Russian President Vladimir Putin for denying any sabotage.

Police: Woman dies after car crashes into pole in Provo

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:50pm

A woman died after the vehicle she was driving struck a power pole early Monday morning, police said.

KSL's 'Hosts of Eden' provides a snack-sized escape from reality

Whitney Evans, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:20pm

For those eager for snack-sized, escapist science fiction, "Hosts of Eden" provides a snack-sized escape.

Southern Utah, Zion National Park face further flash flood warnings

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:13pm

Southern Utah, including Zion National Park, is facing further flash flood warnings as showers and thunderstorms develop across the southern and central areas of the state.

FCC head has 'serious concerns' with Sinclair-Tribune deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:23pm

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising "serious concerns" about Sinclair's $3.9 billion deal for Tribune's television stations.

Sandy mayor taps interim chief to lead police force

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:16pm

Sandy's interim police chief has been chosen to lead the department for the long term.

Make Your Week: Park City police officer rescues dog; guinea pig finds its way home

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:31am

In case you need a little inspiration to make this a great week, we've got a few stories that we think will bring a smile to your face.

Flash flood wipes out containment boom holding oil spilled in Price River after crash

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:16am

A flash flood Sunday night wiped out a containment boom holding about 250 gallons of crude oil that had spilled into the Price River after a crash on U.S. 6 Thursday, state environmental officials said Monday.

Westbound I-215 reopens after crash in Davis County

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:13am

Westbound I-215 has reopened after a crash near Redwood Road in Davis County closed the freeway Monday morning.