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Police: Abused homeless 4-year-old boy gets help, thanks to fast food workers

Police: Abused homeless 4-year-old boy gets help, thanks to fast food workers

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 17 - 10:57 a.m.  |  Save Story

Concerned employees at a Taylorsville fast-food restaurant called police Tuesday after a young boy in a homeless family, who was allegedly being abused, asked for help.
Rexburg detective outlines clues from financial documents in Chad Daybell murder trial

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Rexburg detective outlines clues from financial documents in Chad Daybell murder trial

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 17 - 10:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

Chad Daybell's death penalty trial reaches its fifth day on Wednesday as jurors hear about clues in financial documents. He is charged with murdering his wife and two of Lori Daybell's children.
Boeing in the spotlight as Congress calls whistleblower to testify about defects in planes

Boeing in the spotlight as Congress calls whistleblower to testify about defects in planes

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted April 17 - 10:26 a.m.  |  Save Story

Boeing will be in the spotlight Wednesday during back-to-back hearings as Congress examines allegations of major safety failures at the embattled aircraft manufacturer.
Southern California city council gives key approval for Disneyland expansion plan

Southern California city council gives key approval for Disneyland expansion plan

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted April 17 - 9:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

Disney has received a key approval to expand its theme park offerings in California as it seeks to build new, immersive lands for visitors.
Analysis: BYU swung for the fences to pull its next basketball coach from NBA

Analysis: BYU swung for the fences to pull its next basketball coach from NBA

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 17 - 9:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

BYU's latest men's basketball head coach isn't a traditional hire in Cougar athletics. But this isn't a traditional BYU athletic department anymore.
West Valley police to target drivers who run red lights

West Valley police to target drivers who run red lights

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 17 - 8:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

West Valley police announced a new campaign on Tuesday aimed at curbing the problem of vehicles running red lights, causing crashes with serious and sometimes fatal injuries.
New Moab development aims to put dent in workforce housing crisis

New Moab development aims to put dent in workforce housing crisis

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 17 - 8:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

One of the most extreme examples of Utah's housing crisis is Moab. Housing there is scarce and expensive, especially for the workers who keep the tourist town running.
Research shows 4 reasons most popular diets are destined to fail

Research shows 4 reasons most popular diets are destined to fail

HLTH Code  |  Posted April 17 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

According to a study published in The BMJ research journal, the benefits from dieting typically don't last very long.
Could making this change help Utah improve sexual assault prosecutions?

Could making this change help Utah improve sexual assault prosecutions?

Daniella Rivera, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 17 - 7:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

Only a fraction of sexual assaults reported to police in Utah result in criminal charges for the perpetrator, but a legislative proposal could potentially change that.
Utah defendant sentenced on 3 cases involving sexual exploitation, assault, strangulation

Utah defendant sentenced on 3 cases involving sexual exploitation, assault, strangulation

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted April 17 - 7:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

A defendant with a long criminal history of sex crimes starting as a juvenile while living up north was sentenced on numerous charges, including rape and forcible sexual abuse, in three cases filed in Washington County.
Melatonin industry asked to voluntarily tighten standards after dramatic rise in childhood ER visits

Melatonin industry asked to voluntarily tighten standards after dramatic rise in childhood ER visits

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted April 17 - 6:52 a.m.  |  Save Story

Makers of melatonin supplements have 18 to 24 months to voluntarily add child-deterrent packaging and improve cautionary language on labels of over-the-counter products, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry.
These Republicans have raised the most money in bid to replace Sen. Mitt Romney

These Republicans have raised the most money in bid to replace Sen. Mitt Romney

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted April 17 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Republican candidates running to replace Sen. Mitt Romney raised and loaned themselves millions of dollars in the first three months of 2024.
Utah teacher inspires students with her passion for the 2002 Winter Olympics

Utah teacher inspires students with her passion for the 2002 Winter Olympics

Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 16 - 10:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Indian Hills Middle School teacher hopes her love for the Olympic Games will inspire her students to get excited about a possible 2034 return.
81-year-old charged with murder of Uber driver he mistakenly believed was a scammer

81-year-old charged with murder of Uber driver he mistakenly believed was a scammer

Danny Freeman, Fabiana Chaparro and Chris Boyette, CNN  |  Posted April 16 - 9:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

An 81-year-old Ohio man is charged with murder after he shot a female Uber driver police say he mistakenly believed was working with a scammer and attempting to extort him.
NASA expected space station garbage to burn up. It smashed into a Florida home instead

NASA expected space station garbage to burn up. It smashed into a Florida home instead

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted April 16 - 9:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

A piece of garbage jettisoned from the International Space Station unexpectedly survived a fiery reentry from orbit last month and pierced the roof of a home in Florida, according to NASA.
Mitt Romney, senators release proposal to limit potential risk of artificial intelligence

Mitt Romney, senators release proposal to limit potential risk of artificial intelligence

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and several colleagues proposed a framework for the federal government to mitigate risks posed by artificial intelligence when it comes to biological, chemical, cyber and nuclear threats.
A fan base is waiting in Utah; but first, Coyotes get chance to say goodbye to Arizona

A fan base is waiting in Utah; but first, Coyotes get chance to say goodbye to Arizona

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 8:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

On Wednesday, the Coyotes will say goodbye to Arizona. But Utah native and LA Kings forward Trevor Lewis thinks the players will be happy in Utah.
Despite weather glitch, the Paris Olympics flame is lit at the Greek cradle of ancient games

Despite weather glitch, the Paris Olympics flame is lit at the Greek cradle of ancient games

Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted April 16 - 8:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

The flame for the Paris Olympics will be officially lit Tuesday at the birthplace of the ancient games, and will then be carried through Greece for 11 days before being handed over to Paris organizers on April 26.
Smith applies for revitalization partnership as Salt Lake City arena talks heat up

Smith applies for revitalization partnership as Salt Lake City arena talks heat up

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated April 16 - 8:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ryan Smith has applied to participate in a proposed revitalization zone that could include a new arena in downtown Salt Lake City as he reportedly nears a deal to acquire the Arizona Coyotes.
Video: Provo police searching for driver whose car flew through air, damaging 2 cars

Video: Provo police searching for driver whose car flew through air, damaging 2 cars

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 8:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Video shows a car crashing into two other vehicles in front of a home near 130 E. 500 North in Provo on April 7.
Red Butte Garden releases outdoor concert series lineup. Here's who is coming

Red Butte Garden releases outdoor concert series lineup. Here's who is coming

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

This year's Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series lineup features some big names and artists returning to the series.
Former federal officer and wife stole over $500K in donations to Ukraine, charges say

Former federal officer and wife stole over $500K in donations to Ukraine, charges say

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 7:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

An indictment was unsealed Monday accusing a Saratoga Springs couple of fraudulently using donations intended to help Ukrainian first responders.
Tensions rise in Australia after a bishop and priest are wounded in a knife attack in a church

Tensions rise in Australia after a bishop and priest are wounded in a knife attack in a church

Mark Baker and Rod Mcguirk, Associated Press  |  Posted April 16 - 6:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

A teenager has been accused of wounding a Christian bishop and priest during a church service in a second high-profile knife attack to rock Sydney in recent days, leaving communities on edge, leaders calling for calm and a besieged church urging against retaliation.
Gardner Policy Institute awards Utah's 'Informed Decision Makers' of 2024

Gardner Policy Institute awards Utah's 'Informed Decision Makers' of 2024

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 6:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Following a yearly tradition, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute on Tuesday recognized five "unsung" people and organizations that are helping the Beehive State prosper.
'Permanent change is coming': Jurors hear about Chad Daybell's text messages

'Permanent change is coming': Jurors hear about Chad Daybell's text messages

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated April 16 - 5:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Prosecutors said Tuesday that Chad Daybell's Google searches and texts from 2019 show a belief that his then-wife and Lori Vallow Daybell's then-husband would not be around for long.
Judge gives man extradited from Scotland 4 more weeks to find attorney

Judge gives man extradited from Scotland 4 more weeks to find attorney

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 5:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah County judge on Tuesday agreed to give Nicholas Rossi an additional four weeks to hire an attorney to represent him on rape charges.
Mike Lee calls for full impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas

Mike Lee calls for full impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 5:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Sen. Mike Lee, called for a full trial of impeached Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, after Senate Democrats signaled they would try to dismiss or table the trial.
How Utah County residents can help Utah become a no-kill state

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How Utah County residents can help Utah become a no-kill state

Brian Higgins, KSL Classifieds  |  Posted April 16 - 4:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

On Feb. 27, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox declared 2024 a "No-Kill Shelter Year" for the state's animal shelters, but two-thirds of all the animals being killed in the state come from Utah County. See how you can help the state achieve no-kill status.
Utah Royals sign New Zealand midfielder to help with depth, scoring struggles

Utah Royals sign New Zealand midfielder to help with depth, scoring struggles

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 4:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

It hasn't been an easy return to the NWSL for the second-to-last-place Utah Royals through four games, but some help is on the way to give the team a boost.
Jeweler accused of selling fake paintings now charged with falsifying diamond sales

Jeweler accused of selling fake paintings now charged with falsifying diamond sales

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 4:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man already accused of defrauding a Utah County woman with fake Van Gogh, Dali and Monet paintings is now charged with selling lab-grown diamonds as natural diamonds.
Tesla plans to lay off 10% of workforce after dismal quarterly sales, multiple news outlets report

Tesla plans to lay off 10% of workforce after dismal quarterly sales, multiple news outlets report

Associated Press  |  Posted April 16 - 4:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

After reporting dismal first-quarter sales, Tesla is planning to lay off about a tenth of its workforce as it tries to cut costs, multiple media outlets reported Monday. CEO Elon Musk detailed the plans in a memo sent to employees.
Have You Seen This? Well-liked NBA center becomes 'man of people' for bricking free throw

Have You Seen This? Well-liked NBA center becomes 'man of people' for bricking free throw

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 3:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Not all winners on the finale of the NBA's 2023-24 regular season clinched a playoff bid, or even a berth in this week's Play-in Tournament. Take Houston center Boban Marjanović, for example.
Off-duty UHP trooper arrested, accused of sexually abusing woman

Off-duty UHP trooper arrested, accused of sexually abusing woman

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated April 16 - 3:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper has been arrested and accused of touching a young woman inappropriately while off-duty.
'The Letter' Season 2: A Sandy father's last night

'The Letter' Season 2: A Sandy father's last night

Amy Donaldson, KSL Podcasts  |  Posted April 16 - 3:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new season of "The Letter" podcast explores what happened after two young fathers were murdered outside an iconic Utah restaurant in 1982.
Star hunting: Danny Ainge details Utah Jazz rebuilding plan

Star hunting: Danny Ainge details Utah Jazz rebuilding plan

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 3:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Jazz feel they are in a position to make a blockbuster trade. The problem? They don't know when those moves will be available.
Trump's criminal hush money trial has its first 6 jurors

Trump's criminal hush money trial has its first 6 jurors

Luc Cohen, Jack Queen and Andy Sullivan, Reuters  |  Updated April 16 - 2:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

The first six jurors were selected on Tuesday to serve on Donald Trump's hush-money criminal trial, as the selection process continues to choose a panel of 12 members and six alternates who can be fair to the former president.
A new plan for the Great Salt Lake Basin is out. Will it help?

A new plan for the Great Salt Lake Basin is out. Will it help?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted April 16 - 2:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Division of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation announced Monday the finalization of the "work plan" for the Great Salt Lake Basin Integrated plan, which charts the course for developing the overall strategy.
Man who asked to use bathroom charged with trying to sexually assault child

Man who asked to use bathroom charged with trying to sexually assault child

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated April 16 - 1:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 19-year-old man was charged Tuesday with attempted rape of a child after police say he asked to use a bathroom at an Ephraim house, then entered a child's bedroom and tried to sexually assault her.
Alleged unlicensed, intoxicated driver charged in fatal crash that killed passenger

Alleged unlicensed, intoxicated driver charged in fatal crash that killed passenger

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 1:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Taylorsville woman is facing criminal charges for allegedly caused a crash that resulted in the death of a passenger in her vehicle.
2 men's 'high desert mountaineering' skills result in rare peak-scaling feat in Zion National Park

2 men's 'high desert mountaineering' skills result in rare peak-scaling feat in Zion National Park

Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News  |  Posted April 16 - 1:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Scaling a towering cliff in Zion National Park is daunting enough. Yet two local rock climbers pushed the envelope further by completing the longest peak climbing traverse, covering 28 miles in March.
Failure of manway cover determined cause of Highland flood, not pipe burst

Failure of manway cover determined cause of Highland flood, not pipe burst

Brianna Chavez, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 16 - 12:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

A flood of tens of thousands of gallons of water in Highland Saturday was believed to have been caused by a pipe burst. The water company overseeing the issue confirmed it was actually a mechanical failure of a manway cover.
As old Ogden wildlife rehab center building comes down, dinosaur park expansion edges ahead

As old Ogden wildlife rehab center building comes down, dinosaur park expansion edges ahead

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center moved to new space to make way for the George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park expansion, and demolition has commenced on the old rehab center building.
iPhone sales are plunging. Here's why

iPhone sales are plunging. Here's why

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted April 16 - 11:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

Apple's smartphone sales tumbled a stunning 10% last quarter, according to market research firm IDC. The main cause: iPhone sales in China fell sharply.
BYU hires Phoenix assistant Kevin Young as next men's basketball coach

BYU hires Phoenix assistant Kevin Young as next men's basketball coach

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 16 - 11:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Cougars are going to the NBA to bring their new head coach home.
Utah's secret weapon: How you can turn your idea into a thriving business

Utah's secret weapon: How you can turn your idea into a thriving business

The Startup State Initiative  |  Posted April 16 - 11:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah is one of the best places in the nation to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true. Here's how the Beehive State can help you create a thriving business.
How Harvard law students advance religious freedom with help of BYU grad

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How Harvard law students advance religious freedom with help of BYU grad

Mariya Manzhos, Deseret News  |  Posted April 16 - 11:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

Harvard Law School's Religious Freedom Clinic is a pro bono student program that offers representation and counsel to members of minority faiths on various religious liberty issues.
Fire destroys Copenhagen's Old Stock Exchange dating to 1600s, collapsing its dragon-tail spire

Fire destroys Copenhagen's Old Stock Exchange dating to 1600s, collapsing its dragon-tail spire

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Updated April 16 - 11:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

A fire has swept through one of Copenhagen's oldest buildings, causing the collapse of the iconic spire from the 17th-century Old Stock Exchange.
Salt Lake City steps closer to new gas station rule after Sugar House Park drama

Salt Lake City steps closer to new gas station rule after Sugar House Park drama

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 10:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's capital city is a step closer to banning new gas stations from being constructed close to any body of water after a gas station was proposed — but rejected — near Sugar House Park.
Patrick Kinahan: BYU may go Young in finding Pope's replacement

Patrick Kinahan: BYU may go Young in finding Pope's replacement

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 10:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

For a church-sponsored school with a limited pool of candidates, the BYU men's basketball program stands an excellent chance to land a competent coach.
'He didn't have to die': Brother of victim in police shooting speaks out

'He didn't have to die': Brother of victim in police shooting speaks out

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 16 - 9:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

For the first time, the family of a man shot and killed by Salt Lake police officers two weeks ago is speaking out.
Central Utah woman charged with taking money meant to pay her grandmother's bills

Central Utah woman charged with taking money meant to pay her grandmother's bills

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 9:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

The granddaughter of an elderly Huntington woman is facing criminal charges accusing her of taking money meant to pay for the grandmother's bills.
West Valley man charged with kidnapping, assaulting woman he offered ride to

West Valley man charged with kidnapping, assaulting woman he offered ride to

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 8:55 a.m.  |  Save Story

A West Valley man who allegedly offered a ride to an 18-year-old woman who was lost in Salt Lake City has been charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting her.
Next stop for the IOC delegation that praised Utah's 2034 Winter Games bid? The French Alps

Next stop for the IOC delegation that praised Utah's 2034 Winter Games bid? The French Alps

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted April 16 - 8:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

The IOC's Future Host Commission that visited Utah last week heads to France next week to do the same for the proposed 2030 Winter Games venues.
Father of Utah Marine reacts to new report about attack that killed his son

Father of Utah Marine reacts to new report about attack that killed his son

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 16 - 8:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

The father of a Utah Marine who was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan three years ago is reacting to a new report about that deadly day.
Intermountain Health nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

Intermountain Health nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

Intermountain LiveWell  |  Posted April 16 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

But midwives don't just deliver babies and provide prenatal care, they also see patients for a variety of women's health concerns and conditions from puberty to menopause, and beyond.
UDOT nixes wildlife crossing idea in Park City to advocacy group's dismay

UDOT nixes wildlife crossing idea in Park City to advocacy group's dismay

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 16 - 7:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

A wildlife group is trying to figure out how to move forward after the Utah Department of Transportation said it will not pursue building a wildlife crossing on the highway leading into Park City. UDOT is explaining the decision, as the advocacy group questions UDOT's choice.
How Ted Wilson 'set the groundwork' for what Salt Lake City has today

How Ted Wilson 'set the groundwork' for what Salt Lake City has today

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 16 - 6:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City put together a small public memorial on the third floor of the Salt Lake City-County Building for former Mayor Ted Wilson, who died Thursday at age 84. The memorial will be open to the public between Tuesday and Friday,
Family of missing St. George woman holds candlelight vigil, vows to never give up hope

Family of missing St. George woman holds candlelight vigil, vows to never give up hope

E. George Goold, St. George News  |  Posted April 15 - 10:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

It has been five months since Courtney Lynne Townsend disappeared and her family hasn't stopped seeking her return for a single moment.
Making cement is damaging for the climate. One solution is opening in California

Making cement is damaging for the climate. One solution is opening in California

Isabella O'malley, Associated Press  |  Posted April 15 - 10:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The cement industry is one of the largest emitters of carbon dioxide and is responsible for some 8% of global emissions each year. But demand for cement, an ingredient for concrete, keeps growing as the world constructs more buildings.

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