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Will Murray become Utah's 3rd city to ban plastic bags? The debate is already heating up

May 15, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

A crowd of residents, both for and against, packed into the council chambers Tuesday night for the Murray City Council's first public debate over an ordinance to ban plastic bags.

Teachers frustrated over RISE testing issues

May 14, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

Computer glitches and shutdowns have plagued students taking the RISE assessment test statewide. Now we’re hearing from some teachers who are worried the test scores will be invalid or won’t support the hard work their kids have done in class.

How these 4 cities in southern Salt Lake County will change after the Utah State Prison relocation

May 14, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

Representatives from Bluffdale, Draper, Herriman and Riverton gathered during a town hall meeting Tuesday to discuss how to deal with exponential population growth.

Salt Lake woman headed to prison in partner's shooting death

May 14, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

A Salt Lake woman was ordered to prison Tuesday, about 2 1/2 years after police found her partner dead of a gunshot wound on their couch.

Former IRS worker and Utah resident faces prison for not paying IRS

May 14, 2019 09:58 PM EDT

A former IRS worker and attorney faces prison time for not only failing to pay taxes for 23 years but trying to hide his income from the agency that employed him.

Popular Utah blogger 'dies 10 times to live' in battle against depression

May 14, 2019 09:34 PM EDT

The woman behind Dooce, one of the first and most popular mommy blogs, has been very open about her struggle with depression. It got so bad, she recently turned to an extreme experimental treatment.

'LDS Millionaire' billboard garners nearly 1,000 applicants and counting

May 14, 2019 09:02 PM EDT

You may have seen the billboards advertising the "LDS Millionaire" looking for his wife. The billboards went up 10 days ago and now they’re not only getting national attention, but also attention from a lot of women.

Registered sex offender was running online chat rooms for teens, charges state

May 14, 2019 08:27 PM EDT

A registered sex offender from Kaysville is facing new charges after investigators say they discovered he was acting as an administrator for several online chat groups aimed at teenagers.

Why Sen. Romney cast the lone GOP vote against a Trump judicial nominee

May 14, 2019 07:45 PM EDT

Sen. Mitt Romney broke ranks with Senate Republicans on Tuesday to vote against a Trump administration judicial nominee who disparaged President Barack Obama eight years ago.

'Mishandled' sale of raceway cost Tooele County millions, audit says

May 14, 2019 07:13 PM EDT

Tooele County "mishandled" the sale of the multimillion-dollar Utah Motorsports Campus by not following best practices for selling public property, legislative auditors concluded in an audit report released Tuesday.

UDOT installs wildlife radar signs to prevent collisions

May 14, 2019 06:39 PM EDT

The Utah Department of Transportation on Tuesday installed new high-tech wildlife crossing signs to help reduce the number of animal-vehicle collisions in Utah County.

Provo man charged with crimes against teen girls

May 14, 2019 05:22 PM EDT

A Provo man that police say was engaged in sexual contact with multiple teen girls now faces many charges.

More protection sought for rare poppy found in southern Utah

May 14, 2019 05:04 PM EDT

Federal officials and environmentalists are working together to boost protection for a rare poppy that is only found in southern Utah.

'I'm a monster': Utah woman convicted of human trafficking faces first parole hearing

May 14, 2019 03:46 PM EDT

Parole hearings were recently held for an Ogden couple convicted of exploiting vulnerable women and coercing them to work as prostitutes.

BYU announces changes to Honor Code Office following student criticism

May 14, 2019 03:04 PM EDT

Following student criticism of the Honor Code office at BYU, the head of the program announced sweeping changes to the office’s policies on Tuesday.

Russian man arrested in Utah, accused of illegally shipping fighter jet manuals to Moscow

May 14, 2019 02:47 PM EDT

A Russian man has been arrested in Utah and faces conspiracy and smuggling charges after he allegedly exported fighter jet manuals from the U.S. to Moscow, according to court documents.

Boater charged in fatal accident on Flaming Gorge

May 14, 2019 01:02 PM EDT

A Vernal man who police say was intoxicated while driving his boat on Flaming Gorge and got into an accident that killed his friend over the weekend has been charged with automobile homicide.

Police: Utah man hit 3 people, 7 vehicles while fleeing police near Mexico border

May 14, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

Mexican police have confirmed that a Utah man allegedly ran over three people and hit seven vehicles as he tried to evade officers in Tijuana near the border on Monday.

Residents excited, concerned about planned large trail in southern Salt Lake County

May 14, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

An abandoned canal that runs through southern Salt Lake County will be repurposed into a north-south connection trail.

KSL Investigates: How often does the state pay out for pothole damage?

May 14, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

Springtime in Utah brings a lot of things with it: Birds chirping, flowers blooming, and for those of us driving the roads each day, potholes. A lot of them.