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Police recover stolen 800-pound statue of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young

Pat Reavy and Annie Knox  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:45pm

An 800-pound statue of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young chatting on a bench was found in good condition after being stolen early Tuesday, authorities said.

Intermountain Power Project will shutter coal-fired power plant near Delta

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:38pm

Utah's largest coal-fired power plant near Delta will cease operations by 2025, a closure brought on by multiple factors, including loss of its Southern California customer base, a weak market for coal-fired electricity and environmental regulations.

Chaffetz formed new firm before saying he would leave House

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:07pm

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, whose abrupt announcement last week that he was quitting Congress and his key role as chairman on the House Oversight Committee left a trail of questions, set up a new company in April just a day before announcing he wouldn't run for re-election.

Woman killed in Manti crash identified

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:49pm

Officials have released the name of a woman killed in a two-car crash last Sunday night.

Jazz work out, talk about pro potential of BYU's Eric Mika, Utah's Kyle Kuzma

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:35pm

The Utah Jazz have held draft workouts of BYU's Eric Mika and Utah's Kyle Kuzma over the last few weeks. More information on how those workouts went from the Jazz's perspective, plus some Frank Jackson news, from Andy Larsen.

SLC Library eliminates late fees, seeks property tax hike

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:03pm

The Salt Lake City Library board of directors has voted to do away with overdue fines, but the policy change comes the same year library officials are seeking a 21 percent property tax increase.

11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias

Joe Mandak and Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:50pm

Bill Cosby's lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of trying to systematically keep blacks off the jury Tuesday after prosecutors used their strikes to send two black women home.

Judge rules in favor of additional charges in Toquerville child abuse case

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:36pm

Despite the defense’s objections, a judge ruled in favor of the prosecution Tuesday, allowing additional charges to be officially filed against child abuse suspect Brandy Jaynes.

Police: High school senior set to graduate this week killed in Mapleton crash

Carter Williams  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:33pm

A Maple Mountain High School senior who was scheduled to graduate Thursday died in a two-vehicle crash Monday night, police said.

UK blast: Blood, horror, shock as bomber strikes young crowd

Jill Lawless, Rob Harris and John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:29pm

For a crowd of mostly young British music fans, the Ariana Grande concert was supposed to be a school night out enjoying cheerful high-energy pop.

Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

Eileen Sullivan and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:20pm

Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in Donald Trump's campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on it.

User submitted: Drone footage shows Wasatch Front transform after spring snowstorm

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   May 23rd - 5:10pm

Even though it’s May, Mother Nature isn’t quite ready to let us forget what winter feels like.

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Disney, Pixar hire BYU students who earned another student Emmy nomination for animation

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted   May 23rd - 4:18pm

At least eight BYU students who worked on the latest film from the school to earn a student Emmy nomination have jobs or internships with studios like Dreamworks. The student who wrote the score is interning with Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer.

Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

Andrew Taylor and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:40pm

President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way. But he drew rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for the plan's jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net for the poor and a broad swath of other domestic programs.

12 dumb things Utah drivers do every summer

Zero Fatalities  |  Posted   May 23rd - 3:00pm

Here’s the list of all-too-common mistakes and what NOT to do while driving this summer.

4 arrested in WVC assault and drive-by shooting

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:35pm

Three teenagers and an adult were arrested Tuesday in separate incidents as officers responded to an aggravated assault and a drive-by shooting in West Valley City that happened about the same time.

5 classic TV shows that should be made into movies

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:16pm

Hollywood currently has a love affair with remaking old TV shows into modern-day movies. Here are five classics that should get that treatment.

Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:16pm

President Donald Trump made a personal appeal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past," as he closed a four-day swing through the Middle East Tuesday.

Have You Seen This? 2 accordions take on 'Star Wars'

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:15pm

Turns out accordions are cool as long as you sprinkle in some Star Wars. That seems counterintuitive, but it's true. Check it out.

Police identify body of man discovered in Ogden foothills

Carter Williams  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:14pm

A body discovered in the foothills above 29th Street in Ogden earlier this month has been identified as a 20-year-old man who had recently moved to Ogden from Roosevelt, police said.

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