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Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:41pm

The U.S. government on Wednesday issued proposals for managing two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last year, saying its preference for one of the sites would be the "least restrictive to energy and mining development."

S.L. Catholic bishop responds after Pennsylvania report of child sex abuse within church

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:10pm

In the aftermath of a report detailing years of sexual abuse of children at the hands of Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City asks for prayers for victims, survivors and perpetrators.

Body of hero firefighter met by procession, heartbreak in Utah

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:08pm

American flags, fire engines, co-workers, friends and complete strangers lined the streets and freeway overpasses to welcome home a fallen hero — Draper Battalion Chief Matt "Matty" Burchett, 42, who was killed in the line of duty in California.

Airport security wouldn’t have stopped Payson plane crash, official says

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:37pm

In the wake of a shocking Payson plane crash in which police say a man appeared to intentionally target a house, an official at the airport the pilot flew out of doesn't believe airport security was an issue.

Email scams have cost Utah businesses more than $20M this year, FBI warns

Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 7:00pm

With two alleged scammers set to stand trial in Salt Lake City, the FBI is warning other Utah business owners from falling into similar email fraud scams.

Former Utah bank manager sentenced in $565K theft case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 6:27pm

A former Utah bank manager who was convicted of stealing more than $565,000 was sentenced to more than 2 years in prison.

Utah startup ranked fastest-growing in state the same day it opens new headquarters

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:47pm

In a serendipitous move, Lehi-based Podium opened brand-new headquarters the same day it was ranked the fastest-growing company in Utah and the 13th fastest in the nation, according to the Inc. 5000 list.

Utah family sues over Wii console that set their house on fire, burned father and son

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 5:15pm

A Cedar Hills family who blames a Nintendo Wii console for setting fire to their house that resulted in severe burns to a father and son is suing the video game giant.

Utah girl orders nearly $400 worth of toys off Amazon using mom's account

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 15th - 4:43pm

A Utah girl secretly ordered nearly $400 worth of toys on her mom's Amazon account. Her mom found out the next day when the delivery showed up.

Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 4:15pm

A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won't go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze.

'Hot bench' questions Count My Vote, state lawyers over ballot initiatives

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:31pm

Count My Vote made its case before the Utah Supreme Court for getting on the November election ballot Wednesday after being disqualified because nearly 3,000 residents removed their names from its initiative petitions.

Before and after: The destruction from the Dollar Ridge Fire

Devon Dewey, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:28pm

The Dollar Ridge Fire continues to burn near Strawberry Reservoir and, as of Wednesday afternoon, had burned 68,400 acres and is 90 percent contained.

Missing hiker found dead in Zion National Park

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:04pm

The body of hiker Maurice "Moe" Harris, 47, missing since Monday was recovered Wednesday afternoon, officials report.

Lincoln Beach in Spanish Fork closed again due to algal bloom

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:41pm

Lincoln Beach and Marina at Utah Lake has been closed again due to “very high” levels of cyanobacteria found in the water, officials said Wednesday.

Charges: Man sexually abused 2 girls getting snow cones

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:18pm

A Taylorsville man was charged this week with sexually abusing two children while they were out on a walk to get snow cones.

5 issues that will affect the 2018 midterm elections

Kurt Manwaring, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 15th - 2:01pm

The 2018 midterm elections will be affected by a number of issues, including the Russia investigation, a possible government shutdown, a Supreme Court nominee and more.

Coal Hollow Fire now estimated to have burned 25K acres; public meeting scheduled

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 15th - 1:06pm

A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon to allow people to ask questions about the Coal Hollow Fire in southeast Utah county.

Victim's family seeks 'second chance' for man who killed girlfriend in 1997

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:16pm

It's been 20 years since Milo R. Simper shot his girlfriend, Libby Fowler, killing her and her unborn child.

Man injured in Midvale officer-involved shooting after stabbing officer with screwdriver

Linda Williams, KSL.com and Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:03pm

A Salt Lake City man was shot in the torso after he stabbed a police officer with a screwdriver in Midvale early Wednesday morning, officials said.

Road Home continues hearings with lawmakers about response to critical audit

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:02am

The Road Home told lawmakers Tuesday it has found success with a pilot program intended to beef up admittance protocols and improve security at its downtown shelter.