Utah News

Uptick in Fatal Crashes Involving Marijuana in Utah

Utah officials say the number of fatal car wrecks in Utah in which drivers tested positive for marijuana has more than doubled in the last three years, according to annual report from the state’s Department of Public Safety. An annual …

Utah Hunting Guide Files Suit Against Boy Scouts Following Reckless Shooting

A Utah hunting guide is suing the Boy Scouts of America in federal court, claiming someone on a hunting trip he led in 2014 shot him in the eye. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that 61-year-old Craig Bingham filed a …

Utah Doghouse Highway Death Results in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A northern Utah woman whose husband and 4-year-old daughter were killed when a doghouse fell out of a man’s truck and caused a highway pileup has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Alyssa Chambers filed the suit last week seeking $300,000 …

Utah Earthquake Country Examined

Signs of earthquakes are everywhere in the chaotically beautiful geology of southwest Utah and the region where the mile-high Colorado Plateau falls off into the corrugated Basin-and-Range landscape that dominates neighboring Nevada. The treeless desert lays bare the lines of …

Retrofitting in Utah, Nevada Spurred by Earthquake Report

A new report raising the likelihood of a destructive earthquake striking Salt Lake City, Utah in the next half century has underscored the urgency to retrofit more than 30,000 older brick homes and other unreinforced buildings at high risk of …

Rural Utah Fire Departments Grind to Keep Up Daytime Manpower

Fire chiefs in rural Cache Valley say when someone calls 911, they always manage to send a team to help, but the harsh reality is they don’t have enough volunteers to handle daytime calls. “It’s a tough time to scare …

$1M in Damage at University of Utah from Water Main Break

Fire officials say a water break has caused $1 million in damage to a University of Utah building. The new estimates from last week’s flooding show it impacted 70,000 square feet of offices and equipment. Officials say there were concerns …

Wal-Mart Settles Utah Suit Over Firing of Disarming Workers

A group of former Wal-Mart workers in Utah who said the company violated their right to self-defense by firing them for disarming suspected shoplifters has settled their lawsuit against the mega-chain. The workers argued that Wal-Mart’s policy barring workers from …

Utah Employers Must Accommodate Breast-Feeding Workers

Utah is joining more than a dozen states to require businesses to offer breast-feeding and pregnant employees accommodations such as extra breaks during work. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law this week that makes it a requirement for employers …

Utah Woman Files Suit Against Polygamy Reality TV Show for Trespassing

A Utah woman who is part of a polygamous group alleges that makers of a reality TV show barged into her house without permission and pressured her daughter into being in a series about people leaving polygamy. Susan Nelson alleges …