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Fire updates: Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires burn over 90K acres combined

Linda Williams, and Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:05pm

The Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires have now burned over 90,000 acres in Utah County, fire officials say. But crews are gaining ground and increasing containment.

Thieves snatch purse from shopping cart, target shoppers' home

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:41pm

A Millcreek couple is taking inventory and cleaning up after a purse snatcher turned that theft into an even bigger score.

Man sentenced to prison for sex with girl he met on TRAX

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:10pm

A South Jordan man convicted of trying to rape a 12-year-old girl he met on TRAX was sentenced to prison Tuesday despite protest from the girl's mother, who said her daughter lied to him about her age.

Summit targets new innovations in Utah food production

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:37pm

For years, Utah farmers and ranchers have produced food for families across the Intermountain West. But demand has changed, and now local food producers are working to develop new ways to provide the food consumers are calling for.

Commission focuses in on Point of the Mountain traffic as it plans for 2050

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:04pm

Those advising the future of the Point of the Mountain signaled that transportation remains the key issue residents want to be addressed, but those in charge of the project are still trying to figure out what the final plan will be.

State needs to do more to collect $552 million in unpaid taxes, auditor says

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:33pm

State legislative auditors said Tuesday that more should be done to collect unpaid income and other taxes owed that add up to $552 million over the past five years.

Utah groups want to tank Nevada's groundwater pumping plan

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:23pm

Close to 60 organizations, government entities, tribes and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints want a judge to review a plan associated with Nevada's desire to pump groundwater next to Utah.

User submitted: Photos show fires in Herriman and Utah County

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:51pm

This week's photo gallery is filled with shots submitted by readers of the fires burning around the Wasatch Front.

Lincoln and King John feature in Constitution Day tales for kids

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:10pm

Students celebrated Constitution Day with a mock trial and talks by legal experts at Matheson Courthouse on Monday.

Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant: Which is best?

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:39pm

These days, many homes have a common resident: Siri, Alexa or Google Home. But what sets them apart from each other? decided to find out.

Board weighing whether to sue ex-fire chiefs for allegedly misusing $370K

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:08pm

The Unified Fire Authority board met in a closed session to review an investigative report regarding the authority's former bosses' spending, but it delayed any decision to pursue litigation to recoup $370,000 until at least next month.

Want a challenging, but beautiful overlook hike? Try ‘C’ Hill

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:18pm

Named for the giant “C” on the hillside overlooking Cedar City, the “C” Trail is a challenging hike that offers a good workout and great views.

Midvale man sentenced to jail time in connection with groping girls at USU party

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:05pm

A man who pleaded guilty in July to groping two girls at a Utah State University party earlier this year was sentenced to 30 days in jail, according to court records.

School fees audit finds 'widespread violations' of Utah law by school boards

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:34am

A legislative audit of secondary school fees found "widespread and varied violations of state law" by the State School Board and local boards of education, high schools and charter schools, according the audit made public on Tuesday.

Police ID man killed in parking structure shooting death

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:17am

Salt Lake police are looking for a man with a violent past in connection with a homicide over the weekend.

Police ID man who died when vehicle hit the horse he was riding

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:54am

Police released the name of a West Valley City man who died when a vehicle hit the horse he was riding in Riverton Monday night.

Generation Orphan: How drug addiction has impacted a growing number of Utah students

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:43am

When Alyssa Woodward accepted her diploma at West Jordan High School’s graduation last spring, her parents weren’t in the audience cheering for her. They’ve both been out of the picture since she started kindergarten.

Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in kidnapping remains a danger

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:24am

Elizabeth Smart said Tuesday that she's been assured the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be closely watched when she's released from prison.

Trains, tunnels still 'on the table' for Cottonwood canyon transportation, officials say

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:03am

For months there's been $66 million waiting to be used for improvements in the Cottonwood canyons, but powder days will still come with the same traffic delays this winter.

Family remembers Rose Park girl fatally hit by car

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:42am

Nine-year-old Maggie Joa died when a car hit her Saturday morning. She especially loved her dog, Max, and her family says Max only had eyes for Maggie.