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Drivers, pedestrians ignoring rail crossings 'a problem,' expert says

Ashley Kewish, KSL Tv  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 10:46pm

Rail Safety Week is a nationwide undertaking to increase awareness and safety around train tracks. In Utah, the campaign kicked off with a video showing just how many people ignore railroad crossing signals.

Puerto Rico is in the dark in wake of Hurricane Maria

Danica Coto and David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 10:37pm

Every night since Hurricane Maria hit, Miguel Martinez and his family have slept on mattresses on the porch to escape the heat inside their dark, stifling home. But it's nearly impossible to sleep with temperatures in the mid-80s.

Jazz, Utes have personal interest in NFL inequality protests

Josh Furlong and Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 10:18pm

Both the Utah Jazz and the University of Utah Utes players and management had things to say Monday in response to NFL players protesting inequality and the controversial comments President Donald Trump has made about the athletes' protests.

Police: 2 in custody after fleeing car stopped for speeding in Cedar City

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 10:17pm

Two men are in custody after fleeing their car when they were stopped for speeding on I-15, police say.

Jail nurse charged in death of Duchesne inmate, 21

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 10:16pm

A Duchesne County Jail nurse has been criminally charged in the December death of an inmate who prosecutors say received no treatment despite being too weak to leave her jail bed after days of vomiting and diarrhea.

2 recovering after Garden City shooting that killed 1

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 9:59pm

A couple is recovering and another man is dead Sunday after they exchanged gunfire in Garden City, police said.

U. officials chat with students before this week's Ben Shapiro speech

Ashley Stilson, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 9:10pm

Ben Shapiro is coming to speak at the University of Utah on Wednesday, and students and faculty are discussing how the university should handle the controversy.

Sen. Orrin Hatch backs bill providing 'Dreamers' path to U.S. citizenship

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 8:37pm

Calling some immigration laws "stupid," Sen. Orrin Hatch backed legislation Monday that would provide undocumented children a path to U.S. citizenship.

Did your neighborhood school make the grade?

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 8:30pm

Slightly more Utah elementary and middle schools received D's and F's in 2017, slightly more earned C's, and fewer earned A's and B's, according to data state education officials are expected to release Monday.

Groups riled over proposed oil and gas leases

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 8:02pm

Environmental groups are panning the Bureau of Land Management's plans to offer oil and gas leases on 51,400 acres in southeastern Utah, including parcels near the San Juan River and Hovenweep National Monument. The BLM says impacts can be minimized.

USOC leaders say Salt Lake would face US competition for Winter Games

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 7:39pm

U.S. Olympic Committee leaders Monday didn't rule out bidding for the 2026 Winter Games but said if they decide to go forward in the coming year, Salt Lake would face both national and international competition.

Utah, state GOP take election law battle to 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Michelle L. Price and Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 7:31pm

Utah Republicans pressed ahead Monday with a legal battle that has divided the party for three years, arguing before a federal appeals court that a state law changing how political parties nominate their candidates is unconstitutional.

Video shows events before, after Cottonwood Heights officer shot teen boy

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 7:22pm

On Monday, the Cottonwood Heights Police Department released body camera video from an early morning officer-involved shooting on Sept. 3.

North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 7:03pm

North Korea's top diplomat said Monday that a weekend tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump was a "declaration of war" and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers, even in international airspace.

Players-only meeting helps BYU address bye-week concerns, prep for Utah State

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 7:00pm

There’s been a lot of malcontent around the BYU football program after a 1-3 start. None more than from senior linebacker Fred Warner, either.

GOP, White House eye deep cuts to corporate tax rate

Marcy Gordon and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 6:43pm

The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek.

Over a dozen Davis County homes evacuated due to gas leak

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 6:35pm

A gas leak forced residents to temporarily evacuate homes Monday evening.

Police identify Orem man killed in Provo Canyon crash

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 5:54pm

Police on Monday identified a man killed in a crash in Provo Canyon Friday afternoon.

Collins' opposition all but kills GOP health care drive

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 5:53pm

The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push.

Police: Tennessee church shooting suspect sent suicidal text

Erik Schelzig and Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 5:49pm

A man charged in a mass shooting at a Tennessee church expressed suicidal thoughts in June and had a volatile relationship with a woman that twice involved law enforcement this year, according to police records.

‘If you want a hearing, you better shut up,’ Hatch tells health care bill protesters

Tracie Snowder, KSL.com  |  Posted   Sep 25th - 5:47pm

A hearing on the controversial Graham-Cassidy health care bill led to dozens of protesters in wheelchairs being removed by Capitol Police as Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch told them to “shut up.”

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