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Revised transportation task force bill would hike state sales tax to 4.85%

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:25pm

A sweeping transportation bill that overhauls how UTA is managed now would raise the state sales tax by 0.15 percent starting in 2019 to raise $80 million annually for mass transit projects.

4 killed in San Juan County plane crash identified

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:16pm

Four people were killed in a small plane crash in San Juan County near the Colorado border.

1 hospitalized after hit-and-run crash in Tooele

Yvette Cruz,  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:42pm

One person was hospitalized after a hit-and-run crash that involved a stolen vehicle Saturday evening.

Tax officials warn of scammers pretending to be from IRS

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:40pm

With income tax season underway, the Utah State Tax Commission is warning taxpayers to beware of fraudsters purporting to be state or federal agents collecting payments over the phone.

Senate calls for more action on postpartum depression and anxiety

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:09pm

A resolution which identifies postpartum depression and anxiety as "a serious statewide public health issue" was approved Friday by the Senate in a unanimous vote.

Fire burns vacant Emigration Canyon home

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:36pm

A fire ripped through a vacant home in Emigration Canyon Saturday afternoon.

Salt Lake residents sound off on northwest quadrant development

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:01pm

Salt Lake City residents on the west side expressed concerns to lawmakers about proposed development in the city's northwest quadrant.

Police: Man arrested in West Valley after taking 99-year-old woman hostage

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:27pm

A man was arrested early Saturday morning after police say he barricaded himself inside a home and took a 99-year-old woman hostage.

Utah Beef Council fees unconstitutional, officials say

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:58pm

A hobby farmer with three head of cattle is forcing the state to reorganize the private nonprofit Utah Beef Council because he says the fees he pays are requiring him to unconstitutionally support political speech.

5 techy things in the Utah Legislature

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:28pm

From self-driving cars to drones, here are five tech-centric bills on Capitol Hill.

House approves diesel emissions testing in Utah County

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:45am

A bill requiring Utah County to institute a pilot project to test certain diesel vehicles for emissions compliance cleared the Utah House 56-15 and moves on the Senate for debate. The program would require pass and failure rates of those vehicles.

Bill creating process for transgender Utahns to legally change their gender fails

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:02am

A bill intended to make it clear how transgender people could legally change their gender through the courts failed in the Senate on Friday after a lengthy and sometimes emotional debate.

Utes basketball players' home burglarized during game

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:28am

As the University of Utah men's basketball team was beating UCLA Thursday night, it appears someone was busy at the house where some players live.

Lawmaker warns of 'havoc' unless surplus water issue fixed

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:44am

Rep. Keven Stratton urged his colleagues on the Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment committee to endorse a measure seeking to amend the Utah Constitution dealing with water leases. He warned the current law could cause havoc.

Friday storm dumps 6 inches of snow, delays hundreds of flights

Linda Williams, and Shara Park, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:56pm

An over performing storm dumped twice the amount of snow expected on parts of northern Utah Friday, causing at least 130 traffic accidents and delaying hundreds of flights.

Former Weber State employee accused of misusing public money

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:42pm

A former Weber State University employee was booked into jail this week as police investigate whether he misused public funds while working at the school.

Utah County officials searching for 24-year-old missing woman

Jacob Klopfenstein  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:22pm

Officials in Utah County are searching for a woman who has been missing since February 18.

Utah Senate leaders say it's time to talk about gun control, school safety

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:10pm

Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, said Friday he believes it's time for Utah lawmakers to look at gun control in the context of school safety following last week's deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

Officials: 4 killed in San Juan County plane crash

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:33pm

The wreckage of a small plane has been found in eastern San Juan County in southeast Utah, officials said.

Utah Valley Hospital opens 100-Day Heart Challenge to the public

Aley Davis, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:05pm

Intermountain Healthcare is promoting a healthy heart lifestyle through a competition at Provo's new LiVe Well Center.