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Utah farmers short on pumpkins after freeze

Gretel Kauffman, KSL and Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:03am

A freeze last week has left one of Utah’s biggest pumpkin suppliers short on pumpkins.

What will it take to improve early learning for Utah kids? Millions more for teacher coaching, student testing, extended-day kin

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:37am

If Utah wants to improve learning outcomes from preschool through the third grade, it needs teaching coaches to help educators improve their teaching practice, state lawmakers were told Wednesday.

Woman awaiting trial in one case now charged with arson

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:18am

A woman awaiting trial for her alleged role in a decadelong abuse case is now charged with setting her house on fire.

Amazon to hire 700 full-time employees at Salt Lake fulfillment center

Graham Dudley,  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:11pm

Amazon opened its Salt Lake fulfillment center in 2018 and announced the new round of hires this week.

State lawmakers hope to follow Riverton’s footsteps in combating opioid crisis

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:59pm

A month after Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs announced an initiative to reduce stockpiling and misuse of opioids in his community, the city’s efforts have gained the attention of state leaders.

Train operator 'unsung hero' in nearly fatal crash on train tracks

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:24pm

While most have seen the video and heard from UHP trooper Ruben Correa, who many call a hero, there were other factors at play in the fateful moment.

Conservative group calls Mitt Romney a ‘Democrat secret asset’ in TV ad

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:22pm

Last week, Romney reiterated earlier his earlier comments that it was wrong for Trump to ask Ukraine and China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

2 Utahns charged in worldwide takedown of ‘largest darknet child pornography website,’ DOJ says

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:30pm

Hundreds of individuals, including two Utah men, have been charged worldwide in a takedown of the “largest darknet child pornography website,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

What a 132-year-old time capsule tells us about what life was like in Utah back in 1887

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:10pm

On Wednesday, 60 years after a time capsule buried in 1887 was found, its contents were finally unveiled to the public. The capsule included dozens of fun trinkets that tell of life in 1887.

Activists assemble against construction ahead of Utah Inland Port Authority’s first meeting in months

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:11pm

The group Stop the Polluting Port held another press conference to demand a halt to development of about 16,000 acres west of the airport.

Suspected ringleader in Utah elderly exploitation case arrested in California

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:53pm

The alleged ringleader of a group accused of exploiting an elderly woman out more than $264,000 — a man recently paroled from prison after serving nearly 30 years for murder — has been arrested.

Charges refiled against Utah prison inmate in 2010 rape case

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 5:17pm

A Utah State Prison inmate who was charged in 2017 with an unsolved rape case from nearly a decade ago, only to have the case later dismissed, has now been charged again.

Why did Bernie Sanders single out Mike Lee at presidential debate?

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:12pm

Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee couldn’t be farther apart politically, but the Democratic presidential candidate named the Utah senator as a surprising friendship.

Utahn charged with attacking police dog trying to arrest him

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:40pm

A man accused of attacking a police K-9 trying to apprehend him now faces felony charges.

Police identify woman in ‘suspicious’ Midvale motel death

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 2:27pm

The Unified Police Department has released the name of a woman who was found dead at a Motel 6 in Midvale on Tuesday.

102 large animals illegally poached in Utah since August, wildlife officials say

Carter Williams  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:45pm

Utah wildlife conservation officials say 102 large animals in the state have been poached, and more than 900 citations have been issued for various hunting violations since Aug. 1.

Tax cut by the end of the year? Utah House speaker hopeful

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 16th - 1:14pm

Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, said Wednesday he’d like to see a special legislative session on tax reform before the end of the year so a tax cut can be put in place at the start of 2020 — an election year for all House members and half of the Senate.

You're sure your candidate is going to lose. Here's why you should vote anyway

Katie Workman,  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:45pm

Not all political campaigns are competitive, and many districts are going to remain reliably red or blue this election season. So if your candidate won’t win, why should you vote? The answer is simple.

'Cougar Boulevard' unveiled at junction of BYU and Provo City

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:26pm

The first female mayor in Provo City history officially renamed 1230 North — or Bulldog Boulevard — Cougar Boulevard in a special ceremony Wednesday morning, celebrating the collision of city and school with local officials.