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Salt Lake City to provide free feminine hygiene products in city buildings

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:13pm

With its $20,000 pilot program, Salt Lake City joins a number of other cities across the country in offering tampons and sanitary pads at no cost in public building restrooms.

Provo man ordered to prison in connection with stabbing roommate 53 times during fight

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:41pm

A Provo man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder after he was accused of stabbing his roommate 53 times during an “LSD-infused fight” in 2018 was sentenced Monday to serve at least 4 1/2 years in prison for the attack, according to court documents

University of Utah chemistry building evacuated due to dangerous spill

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:47pm

The building housing the University of Utah Department of Chemistry was evacuated Tuesday night after an explosive substance spilled inside.

Utah prisons see biggest population increase in at least 20 years

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:38pm

The population at the Utah State Prison grew by 257 inmates in the past year, the largest 12-month increase in at least 20 years. Corrections officials say they're alarmed and fear they could run out of beds.

Algal bloom warning advisory lifted for Saratoga Springs Marina

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:05pm

The warning advisory for algal blooms in Saratoga Springs Marina was lifted Monday after samples showed toxin levels were below the recreation health-based threshold, according to state environment officials.

Granite School District investigates LGBTQ pride flag burning; no charges to be filed

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:00pm

The Granite School District is investigating after a video surfaced online over the weekend showing two students within the district burning an LGBTQ pride flag, district officials said.

Police ask for public's help in identifying 'suspicious male'

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:04pm

Police are looking for a man who allegedly approached a 12-year-old boy and asked him what he would do to earn $50.

Salt Lake City teachers rally amid salary negotiation standstill

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:47pm

Amid an impasse in salary negotiations, about 150 Salt Lake School District teachers rallied Tuesday to ask for more money.

Utah woman raped by instructor sues trucking company

Gretel Kauffman, KSL and Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 5:13pm

A lawsuit accuses trucking company C.R. England of not warning a rape victim about prior complaints and "harassing" her after she was assaulted.

Testing company that lost Utah contract hasn't been paid since January, still working to recover data

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:40pm

Utah lawmakers were told Tuesday there's more than $2 million in unpaid invoices from the testing company whose contract was terminated earlier this month after a series of problems surfaced.

Toddler survives 19-foot fall from third-story window

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:58pm

An almost two-year-old boy fell out of the third floor of an apartment building Tuesday near 2200 South 1100 West, officials confirmed.

Utah police officer who shot man wants wrongful death suit dismissed

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:46pm

A former Cottonwood Heights police officer being sued for shooting a fleeing man in the back resulting in his death, wants the lawsuit dismissed.

Man charged with automobile homicide in connection with Lake Powell fatal

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:27pm

The man who police say was driving a boat on Lake Powell while intoxicated, resulting in a crash that killed an 18-year-old Spanish Fork woman, has been charged.

Provo band Michael Barrow and the Tourists plays serious music, tells bad dad jokes

Spencer Sutherland, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:33pm

What’s the biggest compliment you could give Provo band Michael Barrow and the Tourists? “You sound like John Mayer.” The five-piece group formed in 2016 and has been blending Mayer-esque folk, pop, soft rock and soul ever since.

I was in 'catatonic stupor' when I murdered my wife, Utah inmate says

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:02pm

William Hartnell Booty said his mental illness would cause him to go into a "catatonic stupor" during high stress situations, including the day that he murdered his wife.

Man free for 13 years after murder 'always figured I would pay for it'

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:16pm

A man convicted in a former cold case murder recently went before the Utah Parole Board for the first time.

DWR: Boy receives scratches from bear at Hobble Creek Canyon campsite; bear euthanized

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 11:07am

A boy camping in Hobble Creek Canyon with a Boy Scouts troop is OK after receiving scratches from a bear Tuesday morning, officials said.

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Sharon Cohen and Nora Eckert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:41am

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She’d called every day that past week, begging for help.

Aussie tech firm Kord opens office in Ogden

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:21am

An Australian company is establishing an office in Ogden to continue developing its warfighting technology.

Man shot in head during argument over gun in West Jordan

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:44am

A man was shot in the head by another man outside a house in West Jordan after the two got in an argument over a gun early Tuesday morning, officials said.