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Dan Bammes is a reporter and anchor with KSL NewsRadio. Contact him at dbammes@ksl.com.

Four die in Iron County plane crash

IRON COUNTY, Utah — Four people died Saturday evening in a plane crash east of Cedar City. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and firefighters were dispatched to a report of a fire about five miles east of Cedar City shortly before 7:00 p.m. When they arrived, they discovered the wreckage of a single-engine […]
2 months ago

Strategies to make that green lawn last a little longer into the hot summer

Northern Utah has had good luck in April with wet weather helping lawns to green up quickly. Helping the soil stay moist is the heat of summer is a good rule of thumb.
2 months ago

Former Utah Highway Patrol trooper charged with child sexual abuse

A former Utah Highway Patrol trooper is facing charges of child sexual abuse after an investigation. A statement from the Highway Patrol says Trooper Bryan Adams was placed on administrative leave shortly after the agency received a complaint of possible criminal misconduct.
2 months ago

Tax burden on Utah’s imaginary family — almost 25%

An imaginary family, the Beehives, is used to show the tax burden a typical family in Utah would pay.
3 months ago

BLM plans to sell new oil and gas leases after moratorium

This is the first time the Biden administration has allowed oil and gas lease sales since it took office.
3 months ago

Bird flu has arrived in Utah and poultry producers are worried

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Bird flu has turned up in a flock of backyard chickens in Utah County, making Utah the 29th state where the infection is now threatening commercial poultry operations. Across the country, millions of chickens have been destroyed as producers attempt to contain the outbreaks. Dr. Dean Taylor, Utah’s State Veterinarian with the […]
3 months ago

Police chase involving DUI suspect among dozens of high-speed incidents during Easter weekend

The Utah Highway Patrol reported at least 43 traffic stops for drivers going over 100 miles per hour during a weekend enforcement project focused on the Little Sahara recreation area. One of the cases resulted in a police chase along I-15 and an arrest for driving under the influence.
3 months ago

Three arrested by Roy Police after shooting incident

Roy police arrested three men after a shooting incident at a house party in Roy early Saturday morning. One woman was wounded and turned up later at a hospital.
3 months ago

UTA says no fuel surcharge — even with high diesel prices

The UTA said it was not currently looking at adding a surcharge to fares to manage rising diesel prices, though UTA has done it in the past.
3 months ago

Cutoff of Russian oil impacts Utah, but solutions aren’t simple

The cutoff of the Russian oil supply is greatly affecting Utah. Solutions are being examined, but they are proving to be difficult.
3 months ago

Essential workers manage job stress during pandemic better with gratitude

A study by a BYU found that essential workers manage job stress during the pandemic better when getting gratitude, compared to those who don't.
3 months ago

Utah drivers can soon operate autocycles without a motorcycle permit

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — An Oregon-based company that makes electric autocycles came to the Utah legislature asking for a favor to change the definition of autocycle — a three-wheel vehicle that is something between a motorcycle and a car. The change would allow someone without a motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license to operate […]
3 months ago

Senator Lee proposes selling BLM land to ease housing shortage

Cities would nominate parcels of BLM (or public) land as areas of potential housing. The Interior Department would have to approve the sale.
3 months ago

Monitoring COVID-19 virus in Utah through wastewater

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is monitoring levels of the COVID-19 virus components in sewage at wastewater treatment plants across the state. While it’s a useful early warning system, Utah’s state epidemiologist says it’s just one of the tools they have for monitoring COVID-19 infections in the community. Last year, when the Delta variant showed […]
3 months ago

Intermountain Healthcare preparing for drone deliveries

The prescription delivery via drone service offered by Intermountain Healthcare could begin as soon as summer 2022.
3 months ago

Alcohol consumption doesn’t reduce heart risks for certain patients, study says

Researchers looked at patients taking drugs that are widely prescribed to reduce cholesterol to find how alcohol consumption can affect heart risks.
3 months ago

Driver watching YouTube video injured after crashing into Sandy house

Police said the driver admitted to watching YouTube before the crash. He was hospitalized with minor injuries, but nobody else was hurt.
3 months ago

New Provo airport set to open in May

The new Provo airport is set to open in May, the city said the airport would have unique features setting it apart from other airports.
3 months ago

Utah consumer sentiment drops sharply in March

The Kem C. Gardner Institute at the University of Utah says its index of consumer sentiment in Utah dropped more than ten points in March. It’s the largest monthly decrease in the index since it was first published in October 2020. The index is based on answers to a series of questions, including whether consumers […]
3 months ago

Nursing program at U of U to expand

The nursing program at the University of Utah will expand in an effort to address the current nursing shortage in the state of Utah.
3 months ago

Climate change might bring more West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes

Mosquitos carrying the West Nile virus might increase in population because of warmer weather brought on by climate change.
3 months ago

Veteran legislator defeated at GOP county convention

Rep. Steve Handy was defeated last weekend at the Davis County Republican Convention by opponent Trevor Lee.
3 months ago

Federal infrastructure funding to replace two decaying bridges in Salt Lake County

Federal funding will help replace two deteriorating bridges in Salt Lake County, which the Utah Transportation Commission approved Friday.
3 months ago

Report: Utah has the nation’s strongest middle class

Utah's middle-class ranking is the highest in the country and is well above the national average, reports the Utah Foundation.
3 months ago