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Fallen soldier with Utah ties remembered as hero

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 10:20pm

Army Ranger Sgt. Cameron Thomas, was one of two U.S. soldiers killed Wednesday in a firefight with ISIS combatants in Afghanistan. Thomas' father is originally from Payson and other family members still live in the state.

'Super Adoption' event connects pets and people

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:42pm

Ryan and Alison Poffenberger said they brought their three young children Saturday to the first-ever Best Friends Super Adoption event outside of Salt Lake City just to look at the shelter and rescue animals hoping to find a home.

University of Utah Health Care appoints interim CEO

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 9:12pm

The University of Utah Health Care has announced the appointment of an interim CEO.

3 men not wearing seat belts killed in St. George rollover, UHP says

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 8:40pm

Three men who troopers say were not wearing seat belts died Saturday following a single-vehicle rollover accident near St. George. One passenger who was wearing a seat belt survived the accident with minor injuries.

Washington County town hopes to win grant to help build its first park

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 7:42pm

Residents of Enterprise, Washington County, are hoping to get enough votes in a USA Today contest to win grant money to help build the town's first park.

Canyons District's Big Cottonwood Canyon school bus route 'unsafe,' state engineer says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 5:01pm

The "roadway up Big Cottonwood Canyon is unsafe for bus travel," a State Division of Risk Management engineer wrote in a letter to Canyons School District, which is considering ending school bus service in the canyon at the end of the school year.

Zions Bank executive tells students how to be savvy savers

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Apr 29th - 4:18pm

Zions Bank Chief Financial Officer Kay Hall visited Charter High School in West Valley City to help instill teens with financial knowledge and decision-making skills as part of National Teach Children to Save Day.

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.

Wandering cougar euthanized in Salt Lake City 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.