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Utah lawmakers advance bill to address audit that found 'poor' data homeless system

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:18pm

In direct response to a state audit that found poor data and lackluster coordination in Utah's homeless system, a pair of Utah lawmakers are running a bill to hold Utah's homeless fund gatekeeper more accountable.

Opioid-involved fatal car crashes on the rise in Utah, nationally

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:07pm

The opioid epidemic has been harming our community in a growing number of ways. The powerful painkillers are detected more often in drivers today who cause fatal crashes than a decade ago.

Democrats choose Shireen Ghorbani to fill vacant Salt Lake County Council seat

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:40pm

After unsuccessful runs for Congress and Salt Lake County mayor, Democrat Shireen Ghorbani found herself on the winning end of a special election to fill an open seat on the Salt Lake County Council.

Have You Seen This? Best toddler dance on the internet

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 3:01pm

This little girl is living her best life, starring in her own mini music video with ... a corn dog

Time to start thinking about summer camp registration

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:20pm

Summer is still months away, but when it comes to camps, now is the time to start thinking about registration. In fact, for some Utah summer camps, it may already be too late.

1 dead, 1 injured in fire at Ogden storage unit

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:00pm

One man is dead and another injured after an explosion at a storage unit Saturday afternoon.

U. researchers track cholera epidemics using drops of blood

Cara MacDonald  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:42pm

U researchers have developed a method for identifying people infected with Cholera who haven’t reported symptoms as part of a worldwide public health movement.

Computer animation shows how fluoride likely traveled through Sandy City water system

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:21pm

Sandy City released a computer simulation Thursday showing how they believe fluoride traveled through their water system earlier this month.

Early morning earthquake rattles Bluffdale residents

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:40am

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake rattled at least 2,000 residents in and around Bluffdale early Saturday.

What happens to Utah's homeless population in the winter?

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 10:36am

What happens to Utah's homeless population in the winter?

Utah House passes bill creating commissioner of apprenticeships position

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:40am

Utah would be the first state in the country to establish the position of commissioner of apprenticeships program, under legislation passed Friday by the Utah House of Representatives.

Finally Home: Salt Lake Stallions ready for rematch with Arizona in franchise's inaugural home game

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:30am

The Stallions (0-2) will face the Arizona Hotshots (2-0) at 1 p.m. MT Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Utah County still home to many large families with 6 kids

Braley Dodson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:45pm

Though rare, the percentage of families in Utah County with six-plus kids is holding steady, the Daily-Herald reports.

Salt Lake officer has knack for finding stolen cars — over 2,000 so far

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:13pm

Many years ago, patrol officer Rod Hunt made a habit of looking out for stolen cars during his downtime on the job. He’s since recovered well over 2,000.

Health officials offering free blood testing for Sandy residents affected by water contamination

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:07pm

Intermountain Healthcare and the Salt Lake County Health Department will be offering free blood lead level testing for Sandy residents affected by the city’s recent water contamination issue.

Radioactive waste bill passes; veto by Utah governor appears unlikely

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:34pm

A nuclear waste watchdog group is calling on Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a bill dealing with depleted uranium, a form of radioactive waste. The measure passed the House on a vote of 50-20 Friday morning and awaits his signature.

Utah Latter-day Saint missionary who died touched electrical wire before falling, church statement says

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:00pm

A Latter-day Saint missionary from Utah came in contact with an electrical cable that may have caused him to fall to his death earlier this week, according to a church statement.

Charges: Teacher sent nude photos, video to her student at Utah County charter school

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:47pm

A Draper woman faces multiple felonies counts after she texted nude photos of herself to one of her teenage students last month, according to court documents.

Water reform bills sail through committee

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:39pm

Three bills that propose to reform key provisions in areas of Utah's water law received approval Friday from the House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environmental Quality Committee. One measure requires voter approval to amend the constitution.

Judge combines lawsuits against Big Pharma in 3 Utah counties for evidence gathering

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:45pm

A 3rd District judge combined lawsuits against Big Pharma in Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties into one case Friday for gathering evidence before trial.