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KSL Investigation: Utah security guard contracts lacked written orders

Mark Stevens, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:16pm

A KSL Investigation has found multiple security guard contracts held by the Utah Department of Administrative Services did not include written post orders for the guards posted to the sites.

Waiting, sweating, hoping for rescue: Recalling 1963 Utah mine disaster

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:42pm

They waited in the dark a half-mile underground, in blistering heat, for someone to rescue them. In 1963 an explosion killed 18 miners and trapped others for more than two days in almost intolerable conditions. Two survivors returned — to remember.

Salt Lake mayor 'stoked' about 2K affordable housing units in pipeline

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:13pm

A recent state report estimated Utah has a shortfall of about 40,000 affordable units for extremely low-income households.

Driver killed when semitruck rolls down hillside

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:00pm

The driver of a semitruck died Tuesday after the truck left the road and rolled down a hillside, officials said.

Now’s your chance: Salt Lake mayor wants your opinion on controversial inland port zoning

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:05pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has invited the public to attend several meetings to talk about zoning changes for a controversial inland port.

Embattled Catholic leader no longer slated to speak at Salt Lake event

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:28pm

An embattled Catholic leader who was barred from ministry after accusations of covering up sexual abuse claims in 2013 is no longer going to attend a Salt Lake benefit event next month.

Trump campaign swing for GOP candidates skipping Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:00pm

President Donald Trump is aggressively campaigning for Republicans around the country, but Utah wasn't named Tuesday as one of the states he's expected to visit through September.

Naked intruder shot by Iron County homeowner, authorities say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:34pm

A St. George man is in custody after authorities say he was shot while trying to break into an Iron County home while naked Tuesday afternoon.

US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

Ellen Knickmeyer and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:29pm

The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars.

Alpine School District faces staff shortage; hundreds of positions still open

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:28pm

It’s the first day of week for many Utah kids, who may have noticed some people are already absent. One district in particular has an employee shortage, and it’s not just teachers.

Charges: Sheriff's employee ate evidence, namely meth

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:47pm

A former Weber County Sheriff's Office evidence technician who admitted stealing and using drugs — predominately eating meth — that had been collected as part of criminal investigations was charged with 40 counts of her own Tuesday.

Storms cause flooding, threats of flooding in central and southern Utah

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:42pm

Northbound I-15 has reopened, but both directions of state Route 50 remained closed because of flooding in Millard County, officials said Tuesday morning.

Rise of the dumb phones: 5 alternatives to smartphones

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:15pm

Parents have started providing their children with dumb phones as they realize that giving kids free access to the internet might not always be such a good idea. Here are five alternatives to the smartphone.

Photos: Back to school 2018

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:14pm

With thousands of students heading back to school this week, we compiled a gallery to show off all the back-to-school photos Utahns have shared with us.

Police identify man whose body was found near 21st Street Pond

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:04pm

On Tuesday, police identified a California man who they say was shot and killed before his body was found near the 21st Street Pond.

Have You Seen This? Donny Osmond and Lil Yachty rap about Chef Boyardee

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:00pm

You did not read that headline wrong. This is exactly as it's billed.

Utahn invited code officer to home, then killed her, charges state

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:52pm

Criminal charges were filed Tuesday against a West Valley man accused of shooting and killing a West Valley code enforcement officer and then burning down his neighbor’s house, resulting in the deaths of several animals.

Police seeking 'armed and dangerous' couple accused of stealing 'large amount of guns'

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:16pm

Police are looking for a pair of suspects who are accused of thieving items from church parking lots in St. George after stealing a car from Las Vegas with a "large amount of guns."

On 1st day of school, Dixie State protesters tell administration 'Shame on You'

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:45am

A large gathering of peaceful protesters at the Dixie State University campus Monday morning ensured that the first day of the school year would be anything but routine.

Fire updates: Cost of Coal Hollow Fire in Utah County reaches $11.58M

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:03am

The total cost of fighting the Coal Hollow Fire in Utah County has reached $11.58 million, according to officials.