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NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

Jim Mustian, Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:54am

After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the unarmed man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force.

Southern Utah ‘ideal’ for sex traffickers to find victims, AG’s office says

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:15am

Human trafficking is a top priory for law enforcement and task force agents across Utah.

Bryce Canyon latest Utah park to gain International Dark Sky status

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:31pm

Bryce Canyon National Park was added to The International Dark-Sky Association list of International Dark Sky Parks, the park announced Tuesday.

Authorities: 11 staples needed to repair teen's injury following altercation with Utah treatment center employee

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:35pm

A man who was employed at a residential treatment center for boys was arrested Tuesday after police say he engaged in a physical altercation with a 16-year-old student at the facility, which resulted in the teenager receiving a serious head injury.

Waiting for the last few hours to vote in municipal primary elections? Here's what you need to know

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 13th - 1:14pm

If you forgot to register to vote in time for the primary or forgot to return your mail-in ballot in time, never fear, you have until 8 p.m. to vote, submit your mail-in ballot or register to vote in person and then vote.

Utah wildlife officials locate, euthanize bear that bit boy at campground near Moab

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 13th - 11:45am

State wildlife officials have located and euthanized a black bear that bit a 13-year-old boy on the face last week.

Utah Shakespeare Festival announces 2020 play lineup, plans to extend season by 3 weeks

St. George News  |  Posted Aug 13th - 8:03am

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has announced a new, extended season for 2020. The Tony Award-winning theater company will be producing nine plays from June 1 to Oct. 10.

Man faces 13 felonies for allegedly having sex with underage girl in St. George

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 13th - 7:38am

A Las Vegas man is facing 13 felony charges after allegedly having sexual contact with an underage girl while visiting Southern Utah late last year.

Boy bitten on face by bear in campground near Moab

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 9th - 3:46pm

The bear attacked the boy about 5:45 a.m. while he was sleeping at Dewey Bridge Campground, along the Colorado River, Utah Division of Wildlife Resource officials said.

Motorcyclist killed in Thursday crash near Panguitch, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 9th - 11:49am

A motorcyclist died Thursday afternoon after a pickup truck crashed into him head-on in Panguitch, officials said.

8 teens injured, 2 critically, after Wednesday crash in Carbon County, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 9th - 10:31am

Two youths suffered critical injuries after a rollover crash that took place in a recreation area near Price on Wednesday evening, authorities say.

Yuba Lake under health advisory after potentially dangerous levels of toxic algae discovered

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 8th - 3:33pm

Central Utah health officials have issued a recreation warning for Yuba Lake after potentially harmful levels of toxic algae were discovered at the reservoir.

Wildfire updates: Newly discovered Box Elder County fire grows; San Juan County fires hold

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 8th - 11:43am

Several wildfires continue to burn across Utah.

Italian family severely injured after crashing SUV into 18-wheeler on I-15

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 8th - 11:01am

A family of four was severely injured after rear-ending a semitractor-trailer on Interstate 15 in Arizona Tuesday afternoon.

UHP wants drivers to slow down and pay attention after 7 deaths over the weekend

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 6th - 7:01pm

Utah Highway Patrol officials urged motorists to drive more cautiously following a weekend in which seven people died in five different crashes on Utah highways.

Attorneys for Utah man seek plea agreement in cruise ship death case

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 6th - 4:10pm

Attorneys for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska in 2017 have filed a notice of intent to change his plea.

Wildfire updates: Box Elder County crews working to contain lightning-caused fires

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 6th - 1:58pm

Crews in Box Elder County have contained most of the 31 fires that started Sunday evening when a powerful lightning storm moved through the area, but seven fires have yet to be contained, authorities say.

Parowan arsonist sentenced after jury trial

Ryann Richardson, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 6th - 8:26am

An Iron County judge has sentenced the man found guilty of setting a fire that destroyed a home in Parowan last year to a minimum of five years in prison.

Springdale least affordable place to live in Utah, despite town’s efforts

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 6th - 7:29am

The place with the least affordable housing in Utah is none other than the town of Springdale, according to UnitedStatesZipCodes.org.

Case of Utah deputy facing charges in family dispute moved to new county

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 5th - 10:23pm

An ongoing court case against a Millard County sheriff's deputy accused of retaliating against a witness — one of his own family members — has been moved to neighboring Juab County.