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'Winning helps cure a lot of things': Jazz find a way scrap out victory over Detroit

'Winning helps cure a lot of things': Jazz find a way scrap out victory over Detroit

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 22 - 12:11 a.m.

It wasn't easy on Friday — far from it — but the Jazz scraped a much-needed 111-101 win against the Detroit Pistons at Vivint Arena.
No. 2 Red Rocks get past 'wild' night to defeat visiting Arizona State

No. 2 Red Rocks get past 'wild' night to defeat visiting Arizona State

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 10:52 p.m.

Going into the third rotation of the night, No. 2 Utah had a comfortable lead over a visiting No. 13 Arizona State team.
UN defines Holocaust denial, urges social media firms to fight it

UN defines Holocaust denial, urges social media firms to fight it

Michelle Nichols, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 9:58 p.m.

The UN General Assembly on Thursday agreed on a definition of denial of the Holocaust, and urged social media companies "to take active measures" to combat antisemitism.
Aggie Ice Cream to celebrate 100 years as part of USU

Aggie Ice Cream to celebrate 100 years as part of USU

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 9:27 p.m.

The lines, for much of Friday, were out the door as Aggie Ice Cream celebrated 100 years of scooping up frozen treats with $1 cones.
US and Russia agree to keep talking after meeting on Ukraine

US and Russia agree to keep talking after meeting on Ukraine

Simon Lewis, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 8:22 p.m.

The top U.S. and Russian diplomats made no major breakthrough at talks on Ukraine on Friday but agreed to keep talking to try to resolve a crisis that has stoked fears of a military conflict.
Draper City Council bans private events on much of the city's trail system

Draper City Council bans private events on much of the city's trail system

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 7:47 p.m.

The sponsors of the Corner Canyon Half Marathon received hard news when Draper's city council voted this week to nix hosting private events on much of the city's trail system.
Upset man shoots up Rexburg motel over smoking fee, workers say

Upset man shoots up Rexburg motel over smoking fee, workers say

Eric Grossarth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 7:07 p.m.

A man upset over a smoking fee at a Rexburg motel shot up the building, witnesses say.
As BYU looks toward loaded WCC, 1981 team night brings reminder of how good it used to be

As BYU looks toward loaded WCC, 1981 team night brings reminder of how good it used to be

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 6:33 p.m.

On Saturday night, when the Cougars host Portland (7 p.m. MST, BYUtv), the real GOAT of BYU hoops may just be in the building.
Are Utah legislators 'moving on' from COVID? Groups react to end of mask mandates

Are Utah legislators 'moving on' from COVID? Groups react to end of mask mandates

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 21 - 6:02 p.m.

Soon after the Utah Legislature overturned Salt Lake and Summit counties' mask mandates on Friday, many criticized the move as a "slap in the face" for health care workers.
Parents ask for donations to support families of shooting victims

Parents ask for donations to support families of shooting victims

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 5:41 p.m.

Parents are hoping to rally more community support for an event Friday night, for the grieving families of three boys who were shot on the sidewalk down the street from their high school in West Valley City last week.
Utah health department amends COVID risk assessment for 'scarce' treatments

Utah health department amends COVID risk assessment for 'scarce' treatments

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 5:23 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health on Friday announced it is adjusting the risk assessment process for COVID-19 medical treatments, citing a need to prioritize access to some treatments that are in "extremely limited supplies."
US judge blocks Biden federal employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate

US judge blocks Biden federal employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate

David Shepardson and Diane Bartz, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 4:35 p.m.

A federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday that President Joe Biden could not require federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Democratic representative becomes 3rd Utah lawmaker to test positive for COVID-19

Democratic representative becomes 3rd Utah lawmaker to test positive for COVID-19

Bridger Beal-cvetko, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan. 21 - 4:32 p.m.

Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City, is the third known lawmaker to test positive for COVID-19 recently, after it was confirmed Friday morning that Rep. Mark Strong, R-Bluffdale, also has had the virus.
Lehi woman's bank account drained nearly a year after smash-and-grab burglary

Lehi woman's bank account drained nearly a year after smash-and-grab burglary

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 4:02 p.m.

A Lehi woman is warning others after her bank account was cleaned out by an identity thief who impersonated her at several Utah County banks.
Have You Seen This? Barcode rock song is equal parts weird and wonderful

Have You Seen This? Barcode rock song is equal parts weird and wonderful

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 3:09 p.m.

This is my new favorite band. Not really, but for some reason I love this.
New CDC study stresses need for booster dose as Utah's omicron surge continues

New CDC study stresses need for booster dose as Utah's omicron surge continues

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 21 - 3:08 p.m.

A new study highlights why Utahns should get their booster shots, one expert said Friday, as 11,601 new cases and 11 deaths were reported in the state.
Inside Need 2 Drive Utah, the state's fastest growing supercar community

Inside Need 2 Drive Utah, the state's fastest growing supercar community

Jason Bell for KSL Cars  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 3:00 p.m.

Need more evidence that the supercar scene is growing in Utah? Just check out all the listings on KSL Cars.
FBI: Letter found near Brian Laundrie's body states he was responsible for Gabby Petito's death

FBI: Letter found near Brian Laundrie's body states he was responsible for Gabby Petito's death

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 2:56 p.m.

The FBI said Friday that a note from Brian Laundrie found in a notebook near his body indicates he claimed responsibility for Gabby Petito's murder.
Ex-Salt Lake police officer admits participating in US Capitol riot

Ex-Salt Lake police officer admits participating in US Capitol riot

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 2:37 p.m.

Michael Hardin, a former Salt Lake police officer and Kaysville resident, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge Friday in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Man arrested for allegedly breaking into Salt Lake high school

Man arrested for allegedly breaking into Salt Lake high school

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 2:03 p.m.

A man charged with breaking into a business on 300 West was arrested Friday after allegedly breaking into West High School.
University of Utah gets prestigious grant for new, transformative program

University of Utah gets prestigious grant for new, transformative program

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 12:47 p.m.

The University of Utah's newest college is one of five in the nation to receive a $517,000 grant fto create an intersectional studies collective to examine how race, gender, sexual orientation and disability, among other critical entities, intersect.
Herriman man killed in wrong-way Bangerter Highway crash

Herriman man killed in wrong-way Bangerter Highway crash

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 21 - 12:34 p.m.

A 19-year-old-man was from Herriman was killed in a wrong-way, head-on crash on the Bangerter Highway Friday.
Utah House overturns Salt Lake, Summit county mask mandates, effective immediately

Utah House overturns Salt Lake, Summit county mask mandates, effective immediately

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan. 21 - 12:21 p.m.

The Utah House voted 45-29 Friday morning to end the locally-imposed COVID-19 mask mandates in Salt Lake and Summit counties.
Escaped turkey evades capture in Bountiful, gains fame online

Escaped turkey evades capture in Bountiful, gains fame online

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 12:19 p.m.

You've probably heard of the chicken that crossed the road. Not even the fastest chicken, though, has anything on the turkey roaming the streets of Bountiful lately.
How Texas' controversial abortion law is influencing state policies nationwide

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How Texas' controversial abortion law is influencing state policies nationwide

Mya Jaradat, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 11:23 a.m.

In the wake of the Texas abortion ban, both the right and the left are putting forth legislation that includes a mechanism for public enforcement via civil lawsuit.
A black hole fueling star birth has scientists doing a double-take

A black hole fueling star birth has scientists doing a double-take

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 11:05 a.m.

Black holes are best known for shredding stars, devouring light and acting like massive garbage disposals in space.
Sneaker artist hosts 24-hour live fundraiser for teen wounded in West Valley shooting

Sneaker artist hosts 24-hour live fundraiser for teen wounded in West Valley shooting

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 10:31 a.m.

In the aftermath of a shooting that left two teens dead and a third in the hospital, an around-the-clock fundraiser was underway Thursday evening to help the survivor and his family.
Why crews are moving Ogden's raw sewage to Logan

Why crews are moving Ogden's raw sewage to Logan

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 10:00 a.m.

Crews started moving 36,000 gallons of raw sewage from Ogden to Logan to get a new wastewater treatment plant for most of the Cache Valley up and running.
Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning comedian, dies at 68

Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning comedian, dies at 68

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 9:25 a.m.

Louie Anderson, whose more than four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series "Baskets," died Friday. He was 68.
Why Salt Lake City's mayor says she's willing to give herself an A for 2021

Why Salt Lake City's mayor says she's willing to give herself an A for 2021

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 8:56 a.m.

The mayor of Utah's largest city believes Salt Lake City was able to not just survive but thrive amid new hardships in 2021.
Rock star Meat Loaf dies at 74

Rock star Meat Loaf dies at 74

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 8:28 a.m.

Meat Loaf, the rock superstar loved by millions for his "Bat Out of Hell" album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as "Paradise By the Dashboard Light," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," and "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," has died. He was 74.
Year 2: Biden plans more public outreach to Americans, less time in legislative negotiations

Year 2: Biden plans more public outreach to Americans, less time in legislative negotiations

Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 21 - 7:49 a.m.

President Joe Biden launched into his second year in office Thursday with a new focus on making fatigued Americans believe they're better off under his leadership.
Judge recommends Utahn spend his life in prison for murdering his wife

Judge recommends Utahn spend his life in prison for murdering his wife

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 7:24 a.m.

An Ivins man who shot and killed his wife was sentenced to a term of 15 years to life in prison Thursday and a judge said he'll recommend that he never be released.
After George Floyd's murder, his brother Philonise Floyd strives to turn 'pain into purpose'

After George Floyd's murder, his brother Philonise Floyd strives to turn 'pain into purpose'

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 6:56 a.m.

Philonise Floyd spoke to students and staff at Utah Valley University on Thursday during a virtual presentation that was part of the university's Martin Luther King Jr. week events.
Woman injured after exchange of gunfire in Draper home

Woman injured after exchange of gunfire in Draper home

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 21 - 6:21 a.m.

A woman was shot and injured late Wednesday following an exchange of gunfire inside a Draper home, police say.
No. 9 UCLA pulls away late to defeat Runnin' Utes in hard-fought battle

No. 9 UCLA pulls away late to defeat Runnin' Utes in hard-fought battle

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 21 - 1:23 a.m.

UCLA looked like a top-10 team to start in their visit to the Huntsman Center late Thursday night.
World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga as drinking water, food runs short

World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga as drinking water, food runs short

Praveen Menon and Kirsty Needham, Reuters, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 10:33 p.m.

More ships and aircraft carrying aid are due to arrive in Tonga in the coming days as the international community responds to calls for urgent assistance.
Knight Rider: How BYU basketball fought off frustration to take down San Diego

Knight Rider: How BYU basketball fought off frustration to take down San Diego

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 20 - 10:08 p.m.

Seneca Knight tied a season high with 14 points with five rebounds and three assists off the bench, and freshman Fousseyni Traore added 14 points and 10 rebounds as BYU men's basketball returned to the Marriott Center with a 79-71 win Thursday night over San Diego.
Here's what Utah Democrats are prioritizing in the 2022 Legislative Session

Here's what Utah Democrats are prioritizing in the 2022 Legislative Session

Bridger Beal-cvetko, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan. 20 - 9:41 p.m.

In contrast to their Republican counterparts, Democratic lawmakers made responding to the COVID-19 pandemic a key legislative priority.
Salt Lake Bees, Triple-A West to use 'robot umpires' this season

Salt Lake Bees, Triple-A West to use 'robot umpires' this season

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 9:36 p.m.

If you have a complaint with the strike zone at Smith's Ballpark, you'll have to take it up with a computer this season.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox's 2022 State of State message: 'Utah is the last great hope of America'

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox's 2022 State of State message: 'Utah is the last great hope of America'

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Jan. 20 - 9:35 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox began his second State of the State address on Thursday evening with a call to action for Utahns.
Volunteers needed to open 100 beds ready for Salt Lake homeless

Volunteers needed to open 100 beds ready for Salt Lake homeless

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 9:10 p.m.

Homeless service providers still need full-time workers, but they've been able to open up two critical emergency shelters.
M&M's beloved characters are getting a new look

M&M's beloved characters are getting a new look

Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN Business  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 8:47 p.m.

The candy's anthropomorphized chocolate characters are being made over, and the logo is also getting a tweak.
10 picture books that will help you fall in love with winter

10 picture books that will help you fall in love with winter

Megan Christensen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 8:12 p.m.

If you've recently received some positive COVID-19 test results, or you're just wanting something fun and lighthearted to do with your kids during this dismal season, we've got you covered. Here are 10 children's books you should immediately put on hold at your local library.
BYU responds to federal investigation of its LGBTQ policies

BYU responds to federal investigation of its LGBTQ policies

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 7:45 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating BYU's policies regarding LGBTQ students and whether they are covered by Title IX exemptions issued to the religious-based university.
4 Belarus officials charged with air piracy

4 Belarus officials charged with air piracy

Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 6:02 p.m.

U.S. prosecutors charged four Belarusian government officials on Thursday with aircraft piracy for diverting a Ryanair flight last year to arrest an opposition journalist
Got COVID-19? How to know if you need to go to the hospital

Got COVID-19? How to know if you need to go to the hospital

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 5:30 p.m.

Omicron may be milder, but the incredibly transmissible COVID-19 variant is still sending a record number of Utahns to the hospital.
28 schools in Davis, Weber districts pivot to remote learning due to COVID-19

28 schools in Davis, Weber districts pivot to remote learning due to COVID-19

Arianne Brown and Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 20 - 5:24 p.m.

Two more Davis School District schools announced Thursday their transition to online schooling this week. Now 28 schools in the two districts are in remote learning.
Jury selected for federal trial over George Floyd's killing

Jury selected for federal trial over George Floyd's killing

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 20 - 5:12 p.m.

A jury was picked Thursday for the federal trial of three Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing.
Body of missing skier found near Alta ski resort

Body of missing skier found near Alta ski resort

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 20 - 5:12 p.m.

The body of an accomplished rock climer reported overdue Wednesday night was found in the backcountry near Alta Ski Area on Thursday.
 Production of 'The Messenger' is unsettling reminder of pandemic

Production of 'The Messenger' is unsettling reminder of pandemic

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 4:51 p.m.

A disease threatens lives and members of the press are reporting about it in different ways. Sound familiar? This story was written before the pandemic.
Thomas R. Lee announces retirement from Utah Supreme Court

Thomas R. Lee announces retirement from Utah Supreme Court

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 4:23 p.m.

Associate Chief Justice Thomas R. Lee said Thursday he plans to retire from the Utah Supreme Court in July to "pursue other opportunities in the legal profession."
Have You Seen This? How have no other birds thought of this until now?

Have You Seen This? How have no other birds thought of this until now?

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 3:34 p.m.

It's estimated that there are as many as 430 billion birds on earth. I'm just amazed that it took so long for one of them to try this trick.
While Olympic venues sit mostly unused, Utah faces a different problem

While Olympic venues sit mostly unused, Utah faces a different problem

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 3:06 p.m.

Olympic venues are the legacy of every host city. But Utah's venues face the opposite situation of many around the world: They are almost too much in high demand.
5 perks of living in a new home and a new community

5 perks of living in a new home and a new community

Woodside Homes  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 3:00 p.m.

Living in a new home and new community has a lot of perks and benefits. Outside of the obvious newness, there are a few things you should consider when deciding on building and buying in a new community.
'He left us a legacy': Rick Reese, a pioneer in Utah's outdoors, dies at 79

'He left us a legacy': Rick Reese, a pioneer in Utah's outdoors, dies at 79

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 2:26 p.m.

Rick Reese, one Utah's earlier climbers, died earlier this month at the age of 79. His legacy includes helping create the popular Bonneville Shoreline Trail.
Utah exceeds 4,000 COVID pandemic deaths; case counts remain high

Utah exceeds 4,000 COVID pandemic deaths; case counts remain high

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 20 - 2:15 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 11,608 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and 22 deaths, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Utah to 4,019.
Starbucks nixes vaccine mandate after Supreme Court ruling

Starbucks nixes vaccine mandate after Supreme Court ruling

Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 20 - 1:58 p.m.

Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a plan it announced earlier this month.
Day 3: Legislature poised to end Test to Stay program for schools

Day 3: Legislature poised to end Test to Stay program for schools

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 12:56 p.m.

The Utah Senate is poised to pass a bill officially suspending the state's Test to Stay program for schools on Thursday.

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