• Boy rescued from frozen pond 'awake and coherent,' family says

    Boy rescued from frozen pond 'awake and coherent,' family says
    An 8-year-old New Harmony boy who was pulled out of an icy pond in a heroic rescue is "awake and coherent," according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
  • Man charged with pointing gun at woman, shooting own car

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake man has been charged with pointing a gun at a woman in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center before driving off and shooting his own car.
    Travis Riley Coller, 33, was charged earlier this month with two counts of aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm, third-degree felonies, and psychotoxic abuse, a class B misdemeanor.
    Additional information about the odd series of events was revealed in a recently unsealed search warrant.
    On Dec. 3, investigat
  • Charges: Man pointed gun at woman at Jewish Community Center

    Charges: Man pointed gun at woman at Jewish Community Center
    A man who allegedly pointed a gun at a woman in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center before driving off and shooting his own car has been charged.
  • Richmond man injured in home explosion

    Richmond man injured in home explosion
    A man is recovering from injuries after the black powder he was mixing for homemade fireworks ignited Tuesday evening, authorities said.
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  • Washington Post writer explains why people leave Wyoming but love Idaho

    A news analysis from The Washington Post investigated why people want to move to Idaho but leave Wyoming even though the states are relatively similar in terms of landscape and culture.
    The answer may lie with coal-mining. Wyoming's population changes based on energy and coal demands. When there aren't many coal industry jobs, people flee the state.
    Wyoming's economy is "at the mercy of the boom-and-bust cycles that characterize the global commodity market and sapped incentive to build up a more
  • Utah parks planning upgrades with $10 million in user fees

    Utah parks planning upgrades with $10 million in user fees
    After years of cutbacks, Utah parks could get some needed maintenance under a plan to spend more than $10 million in user fees to patch pavement, upgrade restrooms and improve campgrounds.
  • Police: Fiery crash stresses importance of clearing windshield before driving

    Police: Fiery crash stresses importance of clearing windshield before driving
    Authorities say a woman was lucky to escape a fiery crash uninjured over the Christmas weekend and are using the crash as a cautionary tale of the dangers motorists may face if they decide to drive before clearing ice or snow off their windshields.
  • Former Ephraim officer files whistleblower suit against city

    EPHRAIM — One of three former Ephraim police officers who resigned because of controversy surrounding hundreds of police reports left incompleted by the former chief, has now filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit.
    Darren Pead filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Ephraim and City Manager Brant Hanson.
    Pead, along with former officers Larry Golding and Jared Hansen, had raised concerns with the city that longtime Chief Ron Rassmussen was not properly completing police reports.
    "Upon
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  • Snowmobiler survives being buried by avalanche near Idaho-Utah border

    Snowmobiler survives being buried by avalanche near Idaho-Utah border
    A snowmobiler was lucky to survive being buried by an avalanche along the Idaho-Utah border this week and several other avalanches have occurred in northern Utah.
  • Orrin Hatch Says He’s ‘Grateful’ for Biting Editorial That Suggested He Resign

    The senator’s response to being named “Utahn of the Year” by The Salt Lake Tribune led to ridicule. A spokesman said the comment had been tongue-in-cheek.
  • Police looking for driver who hit man during fight

    Police looking for driver who hit man during fight
    Salt Lake City police were looking Wednesday for two people who allegedly hit a man with their vehicle, temporarily pinning him.
  • Superheroes visit dying South Jordan boy for Christmas

    Superheroes visit dying South Jordan boy for Christmas
    A South Jordan boy only has a few weeks to live, so a family friend posted a video on Facebook calling all superheroes for a visit.
  • Toy smokes, burns inside North Ogden home on Christmas, family says

    Toy smokes, burns inside North Ogden home on Christmas, family says
    A North Ogden family is hoping the maker of an electronic, flying toy will investigate what caused one of the toys to smoke, burn and melt inside their home on Christmas.
  • Toy smoked, burned inside North Ogden home on Christmas, family says

    Toy smoked, burned inside North Ogden home on Christmas, family says
    A North Ogden family is hoping the maker of an electronic, flying toy will investigate what caused one of the toys to smoke, burn and melt inside their home on Christmas.
  • In our opinion: High-density growth highlights tensions between planners and residents

    Plans for an elaborate mixed-use development on the site of the former Cottonwood Mall have been greeted with opposition from area residents who fear the project will negatively alter the nature of their community by increasing congestion and taxing public services. It is the latest example of the conflict between the need to accommodate rapid population growth along the Wasatch Front and the resistance to new development among many residents who see it as a threat to the quality of life in thei
  • Letter: We want our land back

    Outdoor Retailer moved from Utah where 64.9 percent of land is owned by the federal government to Colorado, which has only 35.9 percent.California only has 45.8 percent of federal lands. New York has only 0.3 percent; Texas, 1.8 percent; Illinois, 1.1 percent. Thirty-four states have less than 10 percent of federally owned land. When other states give up more land to compare with Utah, then let those people diss us. Until then, we want our land back.Patricia SorensenSalt Lake City
  • Andrus stoking the fire under Utah's Traeger grills

    SALT LAKE CITY — To the casual observer, it may be hard to see how headphones for hipsters have anything in common with high-end, wood-fired grills, but serial entrepreneur Jeremy Andrus not only sees them as closely akin, he's making a habit of turning one-time niche consumer products into moneymaking juggernauts.
    And the key, he says, whether it's a Skullcandy headphone or Traeger grill, is addressing customers' desires before they realize what they've been missing.
    "When you look at Sku
  • “Not the holiday any of us had anticipated:” Family mourns Oregon man killed in I-215 crash

    “Not the holiday any of us had anticipated:” Family mourns Oregon man killed in I-215 crash
    An Oregon family is recovering both physically and emotionally after a rollover crash on I-215 near Taylorsville Saturday left some of them seriously injured and killed one of their own.
  • Grading Utah schools, 2017: 20 lowest scoring high schools and elementary schools

    Each year the Utah Board of Education releases grades for elementary and high schools across the state based on factors such as language arts, math and science proficiency. A recent article by the Deseret News stated that the scores for Utah's public schools dipped slightly this year.
    For full results, visit the Utah State Board of Education's website.
    Below is a list of the academically lowest ranked schools in Utah for 2017. Also see this year's 20 highest ranked schools and school rankings fr
  • Grading Utah schools, 2017: 20 highest scoring elementary and secondary schools

    Each year the Utah Board of Education releases grades for elementary and high schools across the state based on factors such as language arts, math and science proficiency. A recent article by the Deseret News stated that the scores for Utah's public schools dipped slightly this year.
    For full results, visit the Utah State Board of Education's website.
    Below is a list of the academically highest ranked schools in Utah for 2017. Also see this year's 20 lowest ranked schools and school rankings fr
  • Op-ed: The perplexing problem of voter turnout

    At a year-end meeting this month, Utah Foundation’s board members ranked our findings for 2017. Two of the top-ranked findings pertained to voter turnout. The issue of voter turnout came up a few days later over lunch with a friend who wanted to explore ways to boost the numbers in Utah. Meanwhile, statewide, two separate groups have been gathering signatures for ballot initiatives to rethink the way we elect our candidates, both with an eye to boosting turnout.It’s certainly a good
  • Construction underway on $40M downtown St. George project

    ST. GEORGE — A key step in building up downtown St. George is underway.
    The Spectrum reports developers gathered Wednesday with city officials to break ground on a $40 million multi-use project.
    The "City View" project is planned to include a four-story Boutique hotel, two four-story apartment buildings, retail shopping, restaurants and other commercial uses.
    PEG Development representative Cameron Gunter says the first phases, one of the apartment buildings and a parking structure, should
  • Boy injured in accidental shooting released from hospital

    CENTERVILLE — A 9-year-old boy injured in an accidental shooting in Centerville on Saturday has been released from the hospital.
    The boy, who was shot near his shoulder, returned home Tuesday, said assistant Centerville Police Chief Von Steenblik. Due to where the bullet was lodged, doctors opted to leave it for now and did not have to do surgery on the boy, he said.
    Emergency crews were called to a home near 1200 North and 225 West, shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The boy was visiting f
  • Ivins woman who tried to save mother from burning home still recovering

    IVINS, Washington County— An Ivins woman remained in intensive care Tuesday after family members say she heroically tried to pull her bedridden mother out of her burning house.
    Evon Hunt, 57, eventually had to be pulled out of the house herself as she refused to leave her mother behind, even though neighbors say it was already too late. If not for a neighbor who went into the home to get her, family members say the fire may have claimed two lives.
    Now, friends and family members are rallyi
  • Utah deputy: 'I just made the decision I was going to go get him'

    HURRICANE, Washington County — When Washington County Sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Thompson arrived at a pond where an 8-year-old boy had fallen through the ice, he knew what he needed to do without hesitation.
    "I just made the decision I was going to go get him," Thompson said. "I knew what I was getting into. I knew how cold that ice would be. I've dove under the water before. I knew about how much time I had in there … I knew exactly what I was getting into when I got into that water."
    D
  • State parks slated for face lift from money that came from park patrons

    SALT LAKE CITY — Cracking pavement, faulty electrical wiring and dilapidated campgrounds.
    This year, Utah State Parks is celebrating its 60th anniversary, but some of the wear and tear from decades of use is starting to show.
    Gov. Gary Herbert is proposing a budgetary fix in 2018 for some of the parks system's more pressing ailments, recommending that $10.3 million in user-generated fees be directed for much-needed improvements and beefing up the newest park to come into the fold: Echo Res
  • Woman critically injured in car, motorcycle crash in Murray

    Woman critically injured in car, motorcycle crash in Murray
    Emergency crews responded to a car vs. motorcycle crash that left a woman critically injured Tuesday afternoon.
  • Photos: Sledding fun under the winter sun

    Love Gallagher hikes back up the sledding hill at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. Adults and children alike gathered at the park to enjoy the remnants of the Christmas snowstorm that blanketed Salt Lake City on Monday. After the last few days' series of storms, KSL-TV meteorologists predict, the weather pattern will be calming down, allowing the inversion to build back during the week under partly cloudy skies and highs in the 40s.
    See the world through the eyes of award-winning ph
  • Tooele County man charged with child abuse

    STANSBURY PARK — A Stansbury Park man accused of causing severe head trauma to a 17-month-old boy is facing a felony count of child abuse.
    Justin Arryn Lawless, 27, was charged Tuesday in 3rd District Court with intentional child abuse, inflicting serious injury, a second-degree felony.
    According to court documents, the injuries suffered by the son of Lawless' girlfriend were "comparable to a person who is unrestrained in a vehicle going 80 mph and crashing."
    "The doctor went on to say tha
  • Utah Guard intelligence unit headed to Afghanistan for year

    DRAPER — More than a dozen members of the Utah National Guard are preparing for a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.
    A departure ceremony is planned Thursday at Utah Guard Headquarters in Draper for 15 soldiers from the 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion.
    Lt. Col. Steven Fairbourn said Tuesday they've been assigned to a mission in Afghanistan where they will process and analyze country-wide information to help U.S. forces gain a better understanding of the battlefield and fight enemy
  • Ranchers, agencies work to improve northern Utah rangeland

    SALT LAKE CITY — A group of 30 ranchers in northern Utah is working with federal, state and local agencies to embark on an extensive rotational grazing program intended to boost rangeland heath and the conditions of riparian waterways.
    The Three Creeks grazing allotment consolidation received a stamp of approval in mid-December from the Bureau of Land Management in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
    "Ranchers are usually pretty independent-minded, but here we have 30-plus who have c

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