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5 of the most common spiders in Utah

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 7:15pm

When you spot a spider, do you take the time to figure out what kind it is?

ESPN analysts break down Utah's 'important' game against Cal

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:03pm

ESPN's "College GameDay" is in town and the University of Utah campus is all a stir as the nation prepares to tune into Salt Lake City for the premier college football showcase of the week.

UDOT opens new Layton 'ThrU Turn' lanes to help ease congestion

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:16pm

The Utah Department of Transportation Friday announced the completion of the first of four ThrU Turn lanes to be placed in the high-traffic area. The newest turn is located on the east side of I-15. The remaining turns will be open on Sunday.

Divided House Republicans see savior in Paul Ryan

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:41pm

Endlessly divided, House Republicans pleaded with Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their damaging leadership vacuum. But the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee showed little appetite for the prestigious yet thankless job of speaker of the House.

Northern Arizona University shooting followed confrontation, police say

CNN, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:24pm

A confrontation between students in a parking lot at Northern Arizona University turned deadly overnight Friday when, police say, a freshman pulled a gun and shot four male students, killing one.

Sheriff's office seeks missing 89-year-old hunter with dementia

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:22pm

Officials are asking for the public's help in locating an 89-year-old man who went missing while elk hunting Thursday.

Donald Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed

Kimberly Pierceall and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:22pm

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan.

Rep. Miller pleads guilty to communications fraud charge

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:21pm

Rep. Justin Miller, D-Salt Lake City, the former campaign manager of Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams accused of embezzling funds from the mayor's campaign, pleaded guilty Friday to communications fraud and resigned from the Legislature.

Park to begin charging for access to Provo River near Deer Creek Dam

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 4:39pm

A new fee will be applied to access the Provo River in the 2-3 acre area near Deer Creek Dam that is managed by Deer Creek State Park.

LDS Church announces new presiding bishop

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 3:02pm

Bishop Gérald Caussé will serve as the new presiding bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

If 'breast is best' for newborns, where's the support in hospitals?

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:50pm

If Amanda Rodriguez could do it all over again, she would do her homework and select a different hospital for the birth of her first child, one that was much more supportive of nursing.

5 arrested in alleged California-to-Utah marijuana ring

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:32pm

Federal agents believe they have broken a drug trafficking ring that brought large amounts of marijuana from California to Utah the past five years.

4 secrets insurance companies don't tell you

Robert J. Debry  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:17pm

A small fender bender. That's all it was. However, it carried with it lasting consequences. You are now experiencing back pain on a daily basis and have had to take a significant amount of a time off of work due to doctor's appointments.

Things to know before taking kids to 'He Named Me Malala'

Travis Poppleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 2:02pm

"He Named Me Malala" is enjoying its wide release this weekend, celebrating the little girl who stood up to the Taliban. The true story is definitely inspiring, but here are few things parents and guardians may want to consider.

Residents petition Orem after rezoning for 140-foot building

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 1:32pm

A high rise building planned for land in north Orem and approved by the city council has drawn some controversy and residents are petitioning for the matter to go to a vote.

Have You Seen This? The worst traffic jam ever

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 1:16pm

We've all been stuck in traffic and wanted to lose it. Well, if we had been stuck in this one our heads probably would have exploded.

Charges filed in case of Hondas stolen from TRAX stations

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 1:10pm

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

Viral video shows paddleboarder's close encounter with whales

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 12:09pm

An Australia native was in the right place at the right time to capture incredible footage of his friend paddleboarding amidst two giant whales. The video has since gone viral.

Pluto's blue skies, water ice revealed in new photos

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 11:45am

New photos of everyone's favorite dwarf planet continue to dazzle researchers back on Earth.

Test your knowledge of Utah's landmarks

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 11:33am

Like our readers, we love Utah, from the sweeping vistas and the charms of the tiny towns. We created a quiz of photos taken throughout Utah of some of these places. Test your knowledge of Utah's places by taking our quiz below.

KSL Pick'em: College football week 6 staff selections

Robert Jackson  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 11:21am

The nation will have its eyes set on Rice-Eccles Stadium this weekend as No. 5 Utah (4-0) faces off against No. 23 Cal (5-0) in a battle of undefeated Pac-12 programs. Here are our predictions for Week 6 in college football.


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