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Utahn who caught coronavirus cleared to leave Japanese hospital after two negative tests

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:35pm

Both John Haering and his wife, Melanie, who is quarantined at Travis Air Force Base, tested negative for the COVID-19 virus.

Astronaut administers oath to 850 future soldiers

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:28pm

A group of soon-to-be soldiers in Utah began their respective military journeys Wednesday with the help of a U.S. Army astronaut traveling in space.

Utah bill to lower bigamy penalty clears House

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:53pm

A Utah bill to drastically lower the penalty for bigamy — but enhances penalties for crimes committed in concert with bigamy such as fraud and child abuse —cleared what is likely its last big legislative hurdle Wednesday.

Intermountain Healthcare offers opioid-free surgery program

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:25pm

The thought of another surgery scared Jason Zeeman, but not for the usual reasons.

A record number of Utah chefs have been named James Beard semifinalists

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:40pm

You don’t have to leave Utah to find a great meal. The James Beard Foundation announced its 2020 semifinalists Wednesday, and chefs at five Utah restaurants have made the cut for “best chef” in the mountain region.

Utah House speaker urges teachers union to ‘consider alternatives’ to walkout

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:26pm

Teachers ‘walking for students,’ not out on them, Salt Lake association president says.

Lori Daybell requests extradition to Idaho after judge upholds $5 million bail

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:07pm

Lori Daybell appeared in a Hawaiian court on Wednesday to try and lower her $5 million bail, but a judge upheld the original bail amount.

Deal reached between lawmakers, Better Boundaries on redistricting

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 4:05pm

A deal has been struck between lawmakers and backers of a voter-approved citizens initiative creating an independent redistricting commission to recommend new legislative, congressional and State School Board boundaries following the census every decade.

Increased nitrate makes tap water dangerous for infants in Moroni, officials warn

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:25pm

Infants 6 months old and younger should not drink tap water in Moroni due to high levels of nitrate B, city officials said on Wednesday.

Man bit off brother’s earlobe before police dog bit him, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 3:01pm

Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against a West Valley man who police say bit off his brother’s earlobe.

1 of 2 charges dropped for Utahn accused of starting 2017 Brian Head Fire

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:27pm

Iron County prosecutors dropped the more severe of two charges against the Taylorsville man accused of accidentally starting the massive Brian Head wildfire in 2017.

16-year-old Utahn joins Nick Jonas's team on 'The Voice' season 18 premiere

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 26th - 2:00pm

A Utah singer’s performance on the season premiere of “The Voice” this week was so enticing that one judge came up on stage for a mini-coaching session and another shamelessly brought up a puppy to persuade the singer.

Salt Lake County DA spars with state officials over conviction integrity bill

Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Feb 26th - 1:17pm

One of the busiest prosecutors in Utah has harsh words for the Utah Attorney General’s Office about a conviction integrity bill.

Bill to make daylight saving time permanent soars through House

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 12:47pm

A bill to make daylight saving time permanent in Utah soared through the House Wednesday.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Utah ahead of Super Tuesday

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 26th - 11:10am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is considered a frontrunner in the Democratic presidential race, will be in the state the day before Super Tuesday.

Man accused of firing shots at Davis sheriff’s deputy, kidnapping

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 11:03am

A wanted parole fugitive with known gang affiliations was arrested Tuesday following an officer-involved shooting in Davis County in which no one was injured, according to police.

Oil and gas producers fire back at Democratic presidential candidates

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:46am

Candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination have been in attack mode on fossil fuel executives, with Bernie Sanders asserting they should be charged criminally, Joe Biden wanting to jail them and Elizabeth Warren accusing corporate leaders of corruption.

Abortion ban to be considered by Utah legislative panel Staff  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:27am

Utah lawmakers are scheduled to hold their first discussion in committee on the topic of banning abortions with limited exceptions during a hearing Wednesday afternoon.

Weber County Jail inmate escaped by posing as another inmate, officials say

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:23am

Authorities say an inmate escaped from the Weber County Jail on Tuesday evening by posing as another inmate.