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Black History Month celebrates 150 years of African Americans and the vote

Merritt Jewel, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 17th - 1:27pm

This year's Black History Month celebrates the 15th Amendment's sesquicentennial and the 19th Amendment's centennial. While there has been much progress made, many say the African American vote is still an “ongoing struggle."

Mike Bloomberg returning to Utah Thursday

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:48pm

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg will be back in Utah Thursday morning for a second campaign appearance in advance of the state’s Super Tuesday primary on March 3.

Man slashed wife’s throat as she drove, nearly killing her, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:15pm

West Valley police say a woman was just centimeters away from receiving fatal injuries after her husband slashed her throat in front of their infant child while they were driving early Monday.

Former Mantua police chief arrested two times this month

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 11:01am

The former police chief of Mantua, who was convicted of impaired driving last year, has been arrested twice this month in Cache County, according to jail records.

Kearns man charged with 37 felonies in sexual assaults of 2 boys

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:50am

A Kearns man was charged Friday with sexually assaulting two young boys in separate incidents.

With Chad and Lori Daybell on the move, retired FBI agent explains what could happen next

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Feb 17th - 9:15am

Multiple sources tell EastIdahoNews.com Chad and Lori Daybell boarded a plane Sunday afternoon for Maui.

Utah lawmakers propose $1,000 bonus for teachers, tax credits for classroom supplies

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:48am

A state lawmaker has proposed that the Utah Legislature give every licensed schoolteacher in the state a $1,000 bonus.

Weather updates: Big Cottonwood Canyon reopens for uphill traffic

Jen Riess, KSL.com and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:23pm

Both directions of I-15 in Lehi have reopened and Big Cottonwood Canyon has reopened for uphill traffic after icy road conditions and crashes affected travelers Monday morning.

Bald eagles across the United States are dying from lead poisoning

Alaa Elassar, CNN  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:04pm

Bald eagles across the United States are dying from lead bullets -- but it's not because they're being shot.

University of Utah Hospital unveils new, state-of-the-art radiology machine

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 8:21pm

The University of Utah Hospital unveiled its new interventional radiology suite, marking the end of a yearslong process and turning a new leaf in patient care.

Utahns advocate for suicide prevention and mental health legislation

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:47pm

Utahns who’ve been personally impacted by suicide came to the Capitol Thursday to share their stories with lawmakers and urge them to consider legislation pertaining to mental health.

Kindergartner raises $450 for breast cancer research by selling cookies

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:22pm

When Brockbank Elementary kindergarten student, Ace Sampson heard that his school was raising funds to help cure cancer, he wanted to play a part -- a big part. With the help of family, friends, his community and some homemade cookies, he was able to raise $450 toward cancer research.

Utah cases show how scammers defraud the elderly

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:56pm

An 86-year-old Sanpete County man thought he had won not one, but two multimillion-dollar sweepstakes.

Utah woman tries to delay firing by reporting bomb threat, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:40pm

A Cache County woman was arrested after police say she tried to avoid being fired from her job by reporting a bomb threat.

2 of 4 Utahns on quarantined cruise ship flying back to US

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:10pm

"It ain't Delta One, but it's headed in the right direction," said Mark Jorgensen in a Facebook post.

Driver License Division encourages Utahns to ‘give second chances’ by becoming an organ donor

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:07pm

During the month of February, Driver License Division employees will wear red T-shirts every Monday and Friday encouraging Utahns check the box on their license application to become an organ donor.

How can I prepare for a coronavirus outbreak?

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:13pm

As fears over the new coronavirus continue to brew worldwide, multiple U.S. agencies have warned of scammers trying to exploit those anxieties.

Utah lawmakers strike at air pollution with 21 legislative proposals

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:41pm

The Utah Legislature’s Bipartisan Clean Air Caucus is touting an ambitious set of 21 legislative proposals in an effort they say aims to get ahead of the state’s population growth and its attendant pollution problems.

Driver cited for DUI after plowing into Check City in Layton

Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:34am

A vehicle had to be removed from a brick building Sunday morning after it crashed into a Check City location in Layton.