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Oil and gas industry hits back on paying more fees to do business in Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:02am

A proposal to revamp the permitting fee for industry based on per-ton emissions is fueling strong objections from the oil and gas producers in Utah as well as school trust land administrators who say it will add to the growing exodus of firms fleeing the state, ultimately harming schoolchildren who benefit from the revenue.

What is chronic absenteeism? Utah school board says it needs consistent definition

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:16am

Critics say lawmaking on truancy, absenteeism encroaches on parental rights. Education officials say locals want guidance on the point.

Utah lawmakers eye package of bills to keep kids from experimenting with e-cigs

Wendy Leonard, KSL and Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:43am

As growing number of Utah students are experimenting with electronic cigarettes, state lawmakers are toiling with how to keep it from getting out of control.

‘There is always far more good’: Household items donated to dozens of Utah families in need

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:21am

Beds. Toys. Microwaves. Clothes. Vacuum cleaners. Rugs. Pots and pans.

What ending vehicle safety inspections has meant for Utah roads

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:33pm

Since Utah stopped requiring annual vehicle safety inspections last year, crashes in which equipment was a contributing factor appear to be on the rise.

Utah congressional candidate confronts convictions of sexual battery

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:01pm

Cory Green pleaded guilty in 2010, but says he was victimized like Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Make Your Week: Paying tribute to those who help

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:41pm

The people who inspire us come from places we may never expect.

Budding scientist and refugee gets research opportunity at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:33pm

A young woman from a country dealing with political instability and violence got the opportunity to study at the Huntsman Cancer Institute as part of a 10-week mentorship through the PathMakers program.

Herriman lawmaker resigns from Utah House to devote more time to job

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:02pm

Rep. John Knotwell, R-Herriman, is resigning from the Utah House of Representatives at the end of the month, Utah House leaders announced Wednesday.

Should Utah stop police facial recognition searches of drivers’ photos?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:34pm

State lawmakers are considering pushing the pause button on police agencies doing facial recognition searches on Utahns’ driver’s license photos.

Wildfire updates: Francis Fire reaches 68% containment

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:03pm

A lightning-caused wildfire that started Monday reached 68% containment Wednesday evening, Utah Fire Information officials said.

Community holds forum discussing youth reliance on electronics

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:17pm

Dozens of students, parents and teachers attended a youth protection meeting at Midvale Middle School to discuss the impact smartphones are having on our children’s mental health.

19-year-old alleged leader of Utah drug group charged with numerous felonies

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:18pm

A 19-year-old Salt Lake man who police say is a key player in a “large-scale drug operation” now faces 16 felony charges.

Stop the Polluting Port Coalition demands health impact study on Utah Inland Port

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:31pm

As public opposition against the proposed Utah Inland Port continues to simmer, members of the Stop the Polluting Port Coalition came together.

Utah mother dies from injuries suffered in car crash that killed her daughter

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:43pm

A mother who was in a car crash last month that killed her 16-year-old daughter has died from injuries she suffered during the wreck.

Salt Lake, New York to become 'test beds' for research like 5G, FCC says

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:39pm

Salt Lake and New York are about to become "test beds" for advanced wireless technologies like 5G.

Have You Seen This? Authorities bust unlikely home intruder

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:01pm

One California family was in for a surprise when they found a mountain lion in their bathroom.

Salt Lake man gets 90-day jail sentence after admitting to having child pornography

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:31pm

A Salt Lake City man has been sentenced to jail after he admitted to having approximately 90 videos of child pornography on his phone in 2018.

1 dead in Hooper crash

Jacob Klopfenstein, and Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:20pm

One person died Wednesday afternoon in a car crash at 5900 W. 4600 South in Hooper, authorities say.

Looking forward to Utah’s fall colors? Here’s what to expect this year

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:12pm

It's nearly that time of the year where the trees start changing colors. Here's why trees change and when we might see peak fall foliage in Utah.