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Researchers return to assess areas burned by Pole Creek, Bald Mountain fires

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:00am

Last summer, the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires burned more than 120,000 acres and forced evacuations for nearly 6,000 people. Nearly a year later, wildlife researchers and land management professionals returned to assess the area.

5-year-old Utah girl assaulted while playing in backyard, police say

Gretel Kauffman, KSL and Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:15am

The child said a man hopped over the fence and touched her inappropriately before driving away, according to police.

Man arrested in connection to Utah garage fire

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:46pm

A man was arrested Tuesday evening in connection to a fire that destroyed a garage attached to a house in Richmond.

DWR warns hikers about ‘aggressive’ bear seen in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:33pm

Reports of an aggressive black bear near Lake Mary trailhead in Big Cottonwood Canyon have prompted Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources to set traps out for the bear.

Utah County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of K-9

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:07pm

Havoc, a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois and Utah County Sheriff’s Office K-9, died Tuesday after he was hit by a car on Vineyard Road near Utah Lake.

Space enthusiasts celebrate 50th anniversary of first moon mission

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:34pm

Dozens of families, space enthusiasts and Utah's very own astronaut gathered at Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate the event with modular rocket launches.

To counter possible ISIS resurgence, Sen. Mitt Romney calls for full staffing at US embassy in Iraq

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:03pm

With ongoing security threats leaving as few as 15 State Department workers in the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Sens. Mitt Romney and Chris Murphy called for a full diplomatic presence in Baghdad as soon as possible.

Utahn suspected in girlfriend's death released from jail

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:32pm

The main suspect in the shooting death of a Taylorsville woman was released from jail on Monday, angering her family. But police and prosecutors say the case is not closed.

BLM headquarters to relocate to Colorado, not Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:40pm

Utah will gain 44 BLM staffers in a realignment that will move the agency's headquarters from Washington to Grand Junction, Colorado.

Appeals court agrees a Utah county violated Navajo voting rights through gerrymandering

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:33pm

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that found voting districts in a Utah county were racially gerrymandered and violated the rights of Navajo voters

Police release photos of car related to fatal West Valley shooting

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:36pm

Photos of the car were released by West Valley police Tuesday and show photos of a red or maroon Nissan Altima or Maxima, according to officials. Sunday, police were searching for a white Ford Mustang and red or maroon Nissan Altima in relation to the shooting.

University of Utah police chief announces retirement

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:05pm

Chief Dale Brophy, who led the embattled department at the time of student Lauren McCluskey's killing, will continue to serve as director of public safety until October.

6-year-old Utah girl dies after being hit by golf ball on Orem course

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:03pm

A 6-year-old girl was sitting in a golf cart at an Orem golf course when her father hit a ball that struck her on the back of her neck. She later died.

Police asking other victims to come forward after arresting Utah man for child sex abuse

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:30pm

Authorities are asking anyone who may have been victimized by a Utah man arrested Monday on investigation of child sexual abuse to contact police.

A cattle drive on Utah's Capitol Hill? No bull

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:34pm

Eight massive longhorn steer ambled in a round pen and were ceremoniously driven from one corral to another to mark the upcoming Days of '47 celebration. And yes, they were on the lawn of the state Capitol, much to the delight of clicking cameras.

Eastbound I-80 reopened at Salt Lake-Tooele county border following rollover, load spill

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:32pm

All lanes of eastbound I-80 have reopened following a rollover crash near The Saltair, officials say.

9-year-old’s sketch helps police identify package thieves’ truck

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:31pm

A sketch drawn by a 9-year-old girl in Springville recently gave police a break in a package theft case.

McAdams casts only Utah vote for resolution condemning Trump over 'racist comments'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:46pm

Utah's only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams, will vote today for a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for "racist comments" about a group of progressive minority congresswomen.

Stewardship agreement will funnel $20 million to improve Utah's forests

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:17pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Tuesday that $20 million will be spent over four years to improve the health of Utah's forests under a stewardship agreement forged between the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

State auditor named interim director of shuttered Utah charter school

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:16pm

Utah State Auditor John Dougall was appointed interim director of the now-shuttered American International School of Utah Tuesday.