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Utah has a lot of willing organ donors, but it’s still not enough

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:35pm

One-hundred-twelve Utahns saved the lives of at least as many other people already this year because, upon their deaths, they were registered organ donors.

Utah moms rally for federal gun reform

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:55pm

A group of local moms and other supporters, spurred by the two recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton, rallied for federal gun reform Saturday in downtown Salt Lake City.

Body of 15-year-old boy found at Strawberry Reservoir

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:17pm

Emergency crews found the body of a 15-year-old boy who "had a gone under the water at Strawberry Reservoir and not resurfaced," officials said.

Orem couple sets out to break world record traveling the world

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:01pm

When a job offer in Europe fell through, a couple with roots in Orem decided to do something epic to make up for that dream that came unraveled. They saved their money, sold everything they owned – even went door to door for sponsors, and started on a journey to break a world record by traveling the world.

Utahn charged with randomly shooting man inside St. George home

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:52am

Formal charges were filed Friday against a St. George man accused of shooting and killing an unsuspecting man without provocation while the man was lying on a floor.

Missing 19-year-old from Utah County found dead

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:15am

A missing 19-year-old from Eagle Mountain was found dead in his car in Lehi Saturday, officials said.

Classmates, team gather to remember Kearns student killed in shooting

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:46am

It’s been just over a month since 19-year-old Neko Jardine died following a tragic shooting. On Friday, his classmates and former football team gathered to remember him.

Taylorsville woman set her apartment on fire, waited outside for firefighters, charges say

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:10am

A Taylorsville woman is facing a felony arson charge after police say she set her own apartment on fire and sat in her car outside while the building burned.

Utah women make about 70% of what Utah men make — the worst gender wage gap in the nation, report says

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:26am

A new study released Thursday morning found that Utah women make 69.8% of what Utah men make — a slight decrease from four years ago and a full 10 percentage points lower than the national average.

Native American tribes now allowed to collect eagle body, feathers found on tribal lands

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:20am

After several years of effort from Native American tribes, including groups in Utah, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services announced Wednesday it will allow tribal members to collect eagle feathers found on tribal lands.

16-year-old killed, 5 others injured in Big Cottonwood Canyon crash

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:47am

A 16-year-old girl is dead and five others injured after a crash in Big Cottonwood Canyon partially closed the road early Saturday morning, officials said.

Officer-involved shooting in Ogden leaves 1 dead

Lauren Bennett, and Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:43pm

A man who police say was wielding a knife is dead after being shot by four Ogden police officers Friday night.

Utah man survived on bugs and berries while lost in Idaho-Montana wilderness

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:47pm

“He’s smart, he’s a smart kid and he used that,” Debbie Laga said of her son.

Advocates lay out top women’s initiatives

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:47pm

Local advocates from a range of women’s organizations laid out issues affecting Utah women and girls at the Utah Women’s Policy Conference on Friday.

Councilman accused of poor taste for using bulletproof vest during meeting

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:11pm

A councilman’s attire and behavior earlier this week is being called “inappropriate” and “in poor taste” by some Sandy residents

Teen dies in presumed drowning at Lake Powell

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:00pm

The boy, 15, was found dead Friday after he was reported missing about 12:30 p.m. that day, National Park Service officials said.

Scam impersonates Utah attorney general, asks for money through Facebook messenger

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:02pm

The Utah attorney general’s office is asking anyone who receives a message, call, or email from someone claiming to be from their office or any other official, to contact their office to report and verify whether or not it is real.

Mendenhall, Escamilla headed to general election, latest results confirm

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:13pm

Salt Lake City Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall and state Sen. Luz Escamilla are headed to the Salt Lake mayoral general election, results released Friday confirmed.

Taylorsville man charged with hitting, killing motorcyclist in fatal ‘road rage’ crash

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:07pm

A Taylorsville man who police say admitted that road rage was the reason behind a fatal crash that killed a motorcycle rider in April now faces criminal charges.

Utah’s jobless rate holds at 2.8%

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:24pm

The Beehive State continues its strong job growth trend as unemployment remains at a near record low.