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'We lose a brother:' Draper battalion chief killed by falling tree during California wildfire

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:43pm

Draper Fire Battalion Chief Matt Burchett died in a hospital Monday after a tree fell on him while he fought the California blaze.

Utah lawmaker proposes putting a team in every school to catch red flags

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:15pm

After most school massacres, people look back and realize there were warning signs that everyone missed — or didn't take seriously. Now, Utah is moving toward a mental health approach designed to catch those red flags before a tragedy takes place.

Fire updates: US Highway 6 reopens near Coal Hollow Fire

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:27pm

U.S. Highway 6 reopened Tuesday evening following a two-day closure prompted by the nearby Coal Hollow Fire, an approximately 24,000 acre blaze burning in southeast Utah County.

Salt Lake City voters will decide fate of $87 million bond to fill 'enormous financial pothole'

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:10pm

If voters approve of the bond, it would replace two bonds expiring next year and raise taxes by up to $5 a year for the average SLC homeowner, according to city estimates.

How parents can prepare their children for the upcoming school year

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:37pm

Your back-to-school list probably includes buying new clothes and school supplies, but does it also include talking to your children about safety?

Man who started fire at airport's Hertz lot was trying to steal gas, charges state

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:05pm

A man who claimed he was trying to steal gas when he accidentally lit a large fire at a Hertz rental car lot at the Salt Lake City International Airport has been charged.

Former Utah library director sentenced to 30 days in Jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:33pm

The former director of Utah library will serve 30 days in jail after spending thousands of dollars in library funds on a mobile video game.

No 'mission accomplished,' but Operation Rio Grande successes celebrated

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:03pm

Marking the one-year anniversary of the beginning of Operation Rio Grande, community leaders gathered to report the successes and shortfalls over the last 12 months. The good: Crime is down. The bad: There aren't enough treatment beds to go around.

Trump signs Hatch, Stewart suicide prevention hotline bill

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:00pm

President Donald Trump signed a bill Tuesday that two Utah Republicans pushed to create a three-digit telephone number similar to 911 for the national suicide prevention hotline.

Cattle in Logan Canyon to slow traffic for 3 days

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:27pm

Over 1,400 cattle will delay traffic in Logan Canyon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as the animals move to higher pastures.

Proposed state history archive could replace Road Home in downtown SLC

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:45pm

Utah’s $125-million historic archive, including the state’s first flag and other unique treasures in state history, could find a new home in Salt Lake City’s soon-to-be-shuttered homeless shelter.

As students go back to school, Salt Lake improves city crosswalks

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 4:43pm

With students scheduled to start school in the coming weeks, nearly 1,500 crosswalks throughout Salt Lake City have been stripped and replaced for the new year.

User submitted: More shots of Utah's smoky summer skies

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted Aug 14th - 3:38pm

How many weeks has it been since you've seen a blue sky?

University of Utah shouldering growing costs of SafeUT app as use proliferates

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 2:33pm

The University of Utah is shouldering the growing costs of the proliferating use of SafeUT app, which provides real-time crisis intervention to youths, most of them public school-age students.

Teen charged as adult with shooting bystander in the foot

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:15pm

A 17-year-old boy was charged as an adult Tuesday with shooting a bystander in the foot during a confrontation with a rival gang member.

Officials identify 16-month-old who drowned in water diversion pipe

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:57am

A 16-month-old boy who was found dead Monday night was located inside a water diversion pipe about 530 yards from its opening, authorities said Tuesday.

Defense bill to transfer federal land for USU space dynamics research

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:35am

The defense spending bill President Donald Trump signed Monday includes a provision to transfer Forest Service land to Utah State University for space research.

Former school counselor gets jail time in sexual misconduct case

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:00am

A former school counselor was sentenced last week to jail time for engaging in sexual activity with a student.

BYU professor discovers rare pterosaur in Utah

Josh Tilton, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:28am

A Utah professor discovered an extremely rare fossil called pterosaur, which is helping scientists’ understanding of this prehistoric creature.

Items stolen from murdered Eureka teens’ makeshift memorial

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:55am

At an abandoned mineshaft in Utah County, a small makeshift memorial has helped to give family and friends of Breezy Otteson and Riley Powell some peace. Items placed at the spot where it is believed they were killed in late December and where their bodies were found in March, have been stolen.