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An interview with a young mother of an autistic son

Dylan Cannon, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 3:53pm

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? I recently interviewed a young mother with a child on the autism spectrum. Here is the write-up of our conversation.

Cougar lost in Salt Lake City euthanized Saturday morning

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 2:40pm

A cougar was euthanized in downtown Salt Lake City after it wandered into residential areas on Saturday.

Police: Man dead from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after Heber standoff

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 12:01pm

A man died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff with police late Friday night in Heber, police say.

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Is Utah still a model for solving chronic homelessness?

Eric Schulzke, Deseret News  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 11:51am

Today's chaotic discussion leaves many wondering how the conversation on homelessness in Utah changed so dramatically so fast. Is Utah, in fact, a model for addressing homelessness — or is it in chaos?

Utah mother of Venezuelan prisoner feeling hopeful

Annie Knox and Paul Nelson  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:15am

The mother of a Utahn being held in a Venezuelan prison is feeling more hopeful her son will be released after meeting with some of Utah's congressional delegation and White House staff this week.

National consumer confidence outpacing local attitudes

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:43am

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index dropped 10.9 points in April to 112.6. The national Consumer Confidence Index decreased 4.6 points from March to April and currently sits at 120.3.

Organ donors, recipients celebrate years of happiness after transplants

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:35am

A panel of organ donors, recipients and family members described the many vibrant years they have shared on both the giving and receiving ends of organ donation.

Operations targeting car burglaries making a dent outside Jazz games

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:50pm

On a night where the Utah Jazz were locked in a crucial Game 6 against the Los Angeles Clippers, the evening was far from ‘fun and games’ for Salt Lake City Police...

Orem home turned into realistic crime scene for UVU forensic science students

Ashley Moser  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:44pm

In an older part of Orem, near 1138 S and 400 West, sits a home with crime scene tape lining the front entrance. It is a place full of clues, evidence and a lot of cameras.

Dr. Vivian Lee resigns post at University of Utah

Ben Lockhart and Daphne Chen  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:21pm

Dr. Vivian Lee, the CEO of University of Utah Health who was at the center of a heated controversy for the firing of the Huntsman Cancer Institute director last week, resigned Friday.

Improvements at cemetery leave headstones in the road

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 10:17pm

Residents in the small town of Cedar Fort are upset after learning some graves at the town’s cemetery may have been placed in a road.

Court filing: Utah enters permanent agreement not to defund Planned Parenthood

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 9:14pm

The state of Utah has entered a permanent agreement not to attempt to defund Planned Parenthood "on impermissible constitutional grounds," according to court documents filed Friday evening.

Police: Man threatened woman with knife, stole minivan

Sean Moody  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:53pm

Police in Salt Lake City are searching for a man accused of stealing a woman's minivan.

Utahns make 'Promise to Protect' kids from child sex abuse

Sandra Olney  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:37pm

If you have kids, it might be the most important 30 minutes you spend on your computer. More and more Utah families are making a "Promise to Protect" their kids from child sex abuse.

AG's office: No criminal conduct found in Davis County inmate's death

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 7:11pm

Despite her family's claims that her death is suspicious, the Utah Attorney General's Office announced Friday that the fatal injuries Heather Miller sustained while in custody of the Davis County Jail were "not the result of criminal conduct."

Authorities: Body found in Grand Canyon believed to be missing 14-year-old

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:49pm

A body believed to be a 14-year-old Tennessee boy who went missing along with his step-grandmother, a retired emergency medical technician from Vernal, was found Friday, park officials said.

University of Utah researchers develop virtual reality games for medical uses

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 6:34pm

A group of graduate program students at the University of Utah are working closely with medical experts and patients to develop several therapy-centered video games.

Teen faces charges in crash that killed 2 Corner Canyon classmates

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:58pm

A 16-year-old Corner Canyon High School student is facing negligent homicide charges for a crash that killed two of her classmates last year.

Mother and son graduate from BYU on the same day

Mary Richards  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:09pm

BYU’s convocation ceremonies today included a special moment for one family — a mother and youngest son walked across the stage at the same time.

Southbound I-15 lanes reopen after 14-vehicle crash

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:54pm

A 14-vehicle crash briefly closed as much as four lanes of southbound I-15 Friday afternoon, Utah Highway Patrol said.