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Is desert varnish a pathway to detecting 'alien' life?

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 26th - 7:42am

Scientists aren't sure what causes a widespread phenomenon in Utah known as "desert varnish." Is it made by something that's alive? A Colorado professor thinks an effort to explain the mystery could help NASA scientists in the search for alien life.

Bicyclist’s body found in Springdale after mother reports him missing

Ryann Richardson, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 25th - 4:32pm

The body of a 20-year-old bicyclist was found an hour after his mother reported him missing.

Risk for wildfires heading into summer lower in Utah than last year — but could soon change

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:34pm

The U.S. Forest Service projections for wildfires in Utah is lower compared to this time last year, but that doesn’t mean a wildfire won’t spark up at anytime soon.

Judge, prosecutor lament plea agreement in ‘problematic’ child sex abuse case

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:31am

A LaVerkin man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager multiple times over the course of eight years was sentenced Wednesday in a case plagued with complications.

Bridge demolition prompts new traffic pattern for Exit 16 area of I-15

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 21st - 10:20am

Traffic on Interstate 15 passing through the Exit 16 interchange in Southern Utah will be put through a new traffic pattern next week as work crews set to demolish parts of the bridge structure.

Woman sentenced for DUI after driving 40 miles in wrong direction on I-15

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:29am

A Cedar City woman was sentenced Wednesday for DUI after spending 18 days in jail for driving 40 miles in the wrong direction on Interstate 15 in May.

Utah relinquishes oversight of trust linked to polygamist

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:22am

A judge said Tuesday it's time to let a community board on the Utah-Arizona border have final say about who is entitled to buy homes and properties in a trust that once belonged to a sect run by notorious polygamist Warren Jeffs, ending court oversight that began 14 years ago.

Recycling costs skyrocket in Washington County after contractor falls on hard times

Ryann Richardson, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:27am

The Washington County Solid Waste board is considering removing countywide recycling programs after recent developments with the company contracted to provide the service.

Photos: Spring runoff splits open Kane County road

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:54am

The road to Navajo Lake was split wide open Thursday thanks to spring water running under the road, officials said.

Dixie State University offers fingerprinting for DACA recipients

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 5:36pm

Police at Dixie State University are offering people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and others fingerprinting services — a required step to secure driving privileges in Utah.

Police: Utah man stabbed dog, man during scuffle that started when dog sniffed him

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:57pm

A man allegedly stabbed a neighbor and the neighbor's dog after a scuffle that started when the dog sniffed the man, police said.

Man suspected of DUI after fatal Lake Powell boat crash

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 16th - 7:33pm

A boat driver at Lake Powell was arrested Friday after the boat hit a rock and ejected a passenger who died.

Police: Man stole gun from Hurricane vehicle, pointed it at complainant

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 14th - 1:47pm

A southern Utah man was arrested early Friday morning after police say he broke into at least seven vehicles, including one where he stole a gun and pointed it at someone, police said.

Cedar City Council postpones decision on ‘Redmen’ emblem on water tank

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 14th - 10:00am

The Cedar City Council has decided to postpone for at least one month a decision on whether to officially declare that the “Redmen” symbol should remain painted on the city’s water tank atop Leigh Hill.

Washington City supports sales tax to pursue public transit funding

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 13th - 9:32am

The Washington City Council unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday supporting the county’s implementation of a 0.25% local option sales tax for road and transit funding.

Driver dies after striking horse on I-15 in Washington County

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 13th - 8:05am

One person died early Thursday morning after a car hit a horse that was on the road on I-15 in Washington County, authorities say.

Man convicted of murder in Moab shooting ordered to prison

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 12th - 11:43am

A Colorado man who was convicted last month of murder in the shooting death of another man in 2018 was sentenced Tuesday to serve at least 32 years in prison, according to court records.

Capitol Reef National Park officials investigating vandalism incident at backcountry site

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 12th - 9:02am

Law enforcement officials at Capitol Reef National Park are investigating a vandalism incident at a backcountry location of the park.

KSL investigates costly mistakes causing St. George Regional Airport shutdown

Mike Headrick, KSL TV and Mark Stevens, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 12th - 8:47am

The runway at St. George’s Regional Airport was built to last 20 years. But on May 28, construction equipment began chewing up that runway for a complete rebuild.

Box Elder firefighters start controlled burns to prepare for busy fire season

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 11th - 10:13pm

In Mary Elizabeth Anderson’s back yard, a group of firefighters carefully monitored what used to be a number of old cottonwood trees, in a controlled burn.