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Pres. Nelson honored for pioneering open heart surgery

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:39am

President Russell M. Nelson was honored Thursday for being a pioneer in the development of open heart surgery.


Officials: 1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University; suspect in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:22am

Officials at Northern Arizona University say a shooting outside a dormitory early this morning has left one person dead, three others wounded and the suspected shooter in custody.

Charges filed in case of Hondas stolen from TRAX stations

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:49am

A couple accused of stealing at least seven cars — all Hondas — mainly from TRAX station parking lots, now faces criminal charges.

Defining, preventing bullying in Utah schools

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:05pm

KSL helps tackle the tough question of what is bullying versus teasing and explains programs are available in Utah schools to help.

Kevin McCarthy drops out of House speaker race

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:44pm

The chances of Rep. Jason Chaffetz becoming U.S. House speaker jumped with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's sudden departure Thursday from the race.

Utah tourism elevates to even greater success

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:43pm

Over the last 10 years the state has witnessed 44 percent growth in tourism, compared with mid-30 percnet for neighboring states, and the future is just as bright according to state director of tourism.

North Salt Lake responds to landslide with stricter building ordinance proposal

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:41pm

North Salt Lake City leaders are considering an ordinance that would cost developers more time and money while taking more careful measures before building in the foothills.

'Buddy Benches' encourage elementary school students to make friends

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 10:39pm

When one Springville girl learned of the loneliness her brother was feeling each day on the playground, she made a plan to help him and other children in similar situations.

S.L. mayoral candidates debate city issues, political track records

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 8:41pm

Crime, homelessness and transportation issues underscored Mayor Ralph Becker and Jackie Biskupski's KUED debate Thursday, but both took advantage of air time to exchange political jabs.

Travel Channel names Fear Factory a top haunted attraction

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 8:14pm

Fear Factory is among 10 haunted attractions across the nation the Travel Channel recognized to be this year's best.

Raising children who work

Connie Sokol, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:26pm

In a society that often enables and even encourages entitlement, our children can gain a skewed perception on work ethic, self-motivation and genuine give-back contribution. But parents can fight back with a key word: work.

Could elephants' 'superhero' cancer gene protect humans too?

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 7:02pm

Why do elephants almost never get cancer? That mystery prompted three years of research on elephant blood from Hogle Zoo and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The results of the study look very promising for humans.

Sleeping Idaho hunter wakes up to black bear biting his head

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 6:57pm

A hunter asleep in the remote Idaho wilderness woke up when he felt something tugging on his hair. Then he heard the black bear breathing.

Facebook adds 'Reactions' to Like button feature

Hope King and Peter Taggart, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 5:58pm

The Facebook "Like" officially has company -- but it's not a "Dislike" button.

VW executive apologizes but says scandal not his fault

Michael Biesecker and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 5:29pm

Volkswagen's top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker, asserting top corporate officials had no knowledge of the cheating software installed in 11 million diesel cars.

Police seek alleged drug money from woman suspected in fatal hit-and-run

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 5:18pm

Police want to seize more than $2,800 in alleged drug money from a woman suspected in a fatal hit-and-run crash in September.

North Ogden man pleads guilty to having sex with teen

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 4:16pm

A North Ogden man accused with having sex with a teenage boy in July 2013 has pleaded guilty as part of a deal with prosecutors.

After the flood, a rush to preserve drinking water

Adam Beam and Susanne M. Schafer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 3:41pm

South Carolina's capital city had too much water. Now, officials are racing to make sure it has enough.

Is 'Pan' the prequel you've been waiting for?

Travis Poppleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 3:03pm

Director Joe Wright wants to take you to Neverland before Peter Pan could fly, fight or crow. But is it a journey you should pay to experience?

Local filmmaker introduces 'iPhone 6 Plus Plus' in parody video

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:30pm

Think the new iPhone 6s Plus isn't big enough? Enter the iPhone 6 "Plus Plus."

License suspended for nurse accused of reusing syringes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:03pm

A nurse accused of reusing syringes while giving flu shots to 67 patients at a pharmaceutical company voluntarily surrendered her license, New Jersey officials said Thursday.


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