The only way to get a live glimpse of the big moments and the subtle reactions during Lori Vallow Daybell’s trial is to snag a seat in the Ada County Courthouse. Legal experts tell KSL what that means for transparency and a fair trial.
In Utah and on a national level, mass shootings mostly happen at home. While it’s not always possible to predict this type of violence, experts tell the KSL Investigators certain behaviors may predict future violence.
Utah banned police from using knee-on-neck chokeholds following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. But another tactic is drawing new scrutiny. The KSL Investigators examine police use of prone restraint.
The number of Utah children and teens killed by gunfire reached a record high in 2020, in part because of a spike in homicides. Two Utah pediatricians are calling on the state to pass what they see as solutions to the troubling trend.
An internal review by the Utah Attorney General's Office sustained a 2020 report of misconduct against Gary Bell, then a lawyer in its child welfare division. But the office isn’t saying whether his recent arrest and the probe are related.
Distracted driving played a role in more than 2,300 crashes in Utah this year, killing a total of seven people. Both a longtime Utah lawmaker and a first-time candidate for state Senate say tougher enforcement is overdue.
After a pandemic spike in fatal crashes, Utahns with a lead foot now face heftier fees and a possible criminal charge under a new state law that took effect in May. Troopers cited 70 motorists for reckless driving, a misdemeanor, in the first month.
More than $266 million from Johnson & Johnson and three major drug distributors will flow to Utah under a settlement resolving claims they fueled the opioid epidemic. But as the KSL Investigators have learned, one critic fears the state’s strategy ultimately cost us millions.
In new court filings, former residents at the Vista residential treatment centers in Sandy and Magna say they faced isolation, humiliation and abuse. Several spoke about their experiences with KSL Investigators.
Investigators are reopening their probe into whether a former Cottonwood Heights police officer was legally justified in shooting a 19-year-old man in 2018, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill confirmed Thursday.
A renewed push to abolish the death penalty in Utah failed to clear its first hurdle at the state Legislature. Several crime victims implored lawmakers to keep capital punishment on the books in the Beehive state.
A lawmaker is making a run at repealing the death penalty in Utah after earlier pushes to do so failed in 2016 and 2018. This year’s bill from Rep. Lowry Snow, R-Santa Clara, would take away capital punishment but add another possible sentence of at least 45 years and up to life in the Utah State Prison.