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Man charged in self-defense shooting strikes plea deal

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 6:38pm

A man charged in connection with a self-defense shooting when three men attempted to rob him has pleaded guilty to a lesser offense.

Utah to pay $349K to settle 'ag-gag' lawsuit

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 6:14pm

Utah has agreed to pay $349,000 in attorney fees to settle a lawsuit over the state's so-called "ag-gag" law that a federal judge found unconstitutional last summer.

Police ID man, 44, found dead on a lawn in Sandy

Payton Davis, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 5:28pm

Police are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death Monday morning at a Sandy home.

Freeways with higher speed limits may be safer, BYU study says

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 4:49pm

No, this is not an excuse to speed. However, freeways with speed limits of 70 mph may be safer than those with a limit of 60 or 65 mph, a Brigham Young University study suggests.

'An incredible, positive experience:' Lt. Gov. calls Utah aid trip to Puerto Rico a success

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 4:18pm

A Utah group returned Monday from Puerto Rico after a five-day trip aiding the residents affected by devastating hurricanes. Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said the group was able to provide aid to at least a thousand families.

Group says it has new 'solid' info on '95 murder of 6-year-old girl

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 2:52pm

The family of Rosie Tapia says they have new information about the abduction and murder of the 6-year-old girl - including a potential suspect - that may help police finally solve the 22-year-old case.

DWR proposes additional 100 permits for 2017-18 black bear hunt

KSL.com  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 2:19pm

Due to a healthy black bear population in the state, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are proposing an increase to the hunting permits for the 2017-2018 season.

Sutherland Institute leader says he won't run for Senate

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 12:44pm

Sutherland Institute President Boyd Matheson said Monday he will not run for the Utah Senate seat currently held by fellow Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Meridian LDS temple dedicated, becomes 5th in Idaho, 158th worldwide

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 12:21pm

President Deiter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the LDS Church’s First Presidency, led a symbolic cornerstone ceremony and dedicated the newly-completed Meridian Idaho Temple Sunday.

Woman, children safe after 6-hour SWAT standoff at North Salt Lake home

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 11:53am

A man was arrested early Monday morning after a six-hour standoff with SWAT teams while his wife and children were in the home, according to North Salt Lake police.

Prosecutors won't seek death penalty in Alaska cruise death

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 11:35am

Federal prosecutors in Alaska do not plan to seek the death penalty in the case of a Utah man accused of killing his wife during a cruise in Alaska.

Utah man charged in central Oregon fires faces other charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 10:49am

A Utah man accused of setting three small wildfires in central Oregon will be prosecuted first in Malheur County before facing arson charges in Deschutes County.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Yvette Cruz and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Nov 20th - 7:21am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Salt Lake police arrest man after human remains are found

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 19th - 10:37pm

One man has been arrested in a homicide case after investigators received a crime tip that led to the recovery of another man's remains several feet underground Saturday, Salt Lake police said.

'I just hit a brick wall': Tragedy spurs woman to leave career, open yoga studio

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted   Nov 19th - 10:21pm

Sometimes you don't just need a change of pace. Sometimes you need to start over.

Audit notes turnover, workload hindering State School Board

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 19th - 8:53pm

A legislative audit made public Tuesday says the high turnover and heavy workloads of employees of the Utah State Board of Education contribute to challenges with oversight of education programs and initiatives.

S.L. City Council ready to pull the plug on Wingpointe Golf Course

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 19th - 6:31pm

Salt Lake City's Wingpointe golf course has been on life support ever since it shuttered in 2015, costing tens of thousands in city funds. But now, the City Council is ready to pull the plug.

Health leader announces Medicaid expansion milestone in Utah visit

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 19th - 5:27pm

Anyone targeted by the Medicaid expansion waiver approved this month became eligible as of Monday to be reimbursed by the federal program, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Seema Verma announced during her visit to Utah.

Utah business, community leaders sign declaration to address climate change

Ashley Stilson, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 19th - 4:06pm

Utah's climate is warming two times the rate of global temperatures, and local leaders signed a declaration to take action.

Carbon County leaders rethinking 707% tax increase after outrage

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted   Nov 19th - 3:16pm

After hearing from residents reeling from sticker shock over two potential tax hikes — including one with a price tag of more than 700 percent — Carbon County officials are pumping the brakes on the proposed increases.