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Wildfire scorching the Texas Panhandle grows to the largest in state history

Wildfire scorching the Texas Panhandle grows to the largest in state history

Sean Murphy and Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 9:26 a.m.  |  Save Story

A wildfire spreading across the Texas Panhandle has become the largest in state history. Authorities say the Smokehouse Creek fire grew Thursday to nearly 1,700 square miles of scorched rural ranchlands and destroyed homes.
Sen. Mike Lee endorses Derek Brown in Utah attorney general race

Sen. Mike Lee endorses Derek Brown in Utah attorney general race

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 9:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee announced Thursday he is endorsing Republican Derek Brown in the race for Utah attorney general.
Driver ejected, killed in rollover crash in Millard County

Driver ejected, killed in rollover crash in Millard County

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 8:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

A man was killed Wednesday in a crash on I-15 near Cove Fort in Millard County. Police are investigating whether alcohol was a contributing factor.
Plaza near veterans memorial at center of controversial Tremonton project

Plaza near veterans memorial at center of controversial Tremonton project

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 8:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Tremonton project to bring more foot traffic and business to the downtown area has slowed as residents voice concerns about the Midland Square Veterans Memorial at the center of the plans.
Hundreds of turkeys hound Weber County homeowners

Hundreds of turkeys hound Weber County homeowners

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 8:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Hundreds of turkeys are causing problems for some homeowners in Huntsville, in Weber County.
Utah clinic finds success treating patients still dealing with Long COVID

Utah clinic finds success treating patients still dealing with Long COVID

Aspen Orthopedic Pain and Spine  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Many people are still struggling with long-term effects of COVID-19. Aspen Orthopedic Pain and Spine is offering groundbreaking treatment for people suffering for months—or even years—with long COVID.
What would happen without a Leap Day? More than you might think

What would happen without a Leap Day? More than you might think

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 7:39 a.m.  |  Save Story

Leap year. It's a delight for the calendar and math nerds among us. So how did it all begin and why?
Idaho prosecutor seeking death penalty in Jeremy Best murder case

Idaho prosecutor seeking death penalty in Jeremy Best murder case

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 7:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Teton County prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against Jeremy Best, a man accused of killing his wife, her unborn child and their toddler.
1 man dead after shooting in Bountiful

1 man dead after shooting in Bountiful

Josh Ellis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 6:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

Bountiful police say one man was shot and killed Thursday morning. No arrests have been made in the shooting.
The Utah lawmakers balancing legislative duties with baby diaper changes

The Utah lawmakers balancing legislative duties with baby diaper changes

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 29 - 6:13 a.m.  |  Save Story

Smiles broke through the humdrum of a government operations hearing on Monday when committee members saw a fellow state lawmaker approach the mic with her 6-month-old baby.
Freshman Woolston, seniors Gustin, Smiler host special celebration in BYU's win over Houston

Freshman Woolston, seniors Gustin, Smiler host special celebration in BYU's win over Houston

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 11:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

The freshman from Lone Peak dropped 16 points to go along with five rebounds and three assists as BYU snapped a three-game losing skid with a 64-54 win over Houston.
Plane fell like a 'corkscrew' before fatal crash near Colorado border; cause remains unknown

Plane fell like a 'corkscrew' before fatal crash near Colorado border; cause remains unknown

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 10:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report Wednesday on a plane crash in Grand County that destroyed the plane and killed two people as it spiraled from the sky.
Wildfire grows into one of largest in Texas history as flames menace multiple small towns

Wildfire grows into one of largest in Texas history as flames menace multiple small towns

Sean Murphy and Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 10:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

A cluster of wildfires is scorching the Texas Panhandle, including a blaze that grew into one of the largest in state history. The largest fire expanded to nearly 800 square miles.
Trump is disqualified from Illinois ballot, judge rules

Trump is disqualified from Illinois ballot, judge rules

David Thomas and Kanishka Singh, Reuters  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 10:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Illinois state judge on Wednesday barred Donald Trump from appearing on the Illinois' Republican presidential primary ballot because of his role in the attack at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Utah County driver charged in fatal 2022 crash with school bus

Utah County driver charged in fatal 2022 crash with school bus

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 9:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Saratoga Springs man critically injured in a crash with a school bus that also resulted in the death of his passenger is now facing a criminal charge.
Powder Mountain replaces season pass limit with price increases

Powder Mountain replaces season pass limit with price increases

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 9:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Powder Mountain ski resort released season tickets Wednesday, removing many discount groups, including free passes for seniors 75 and up, while increasing prices.
Comunidades Unidas zeroing in on issues of import to Latinos, immigrants

Comunidades Unidas zeroing in on issues of import to Latinos, immigrants

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 9:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The West Valley City-based advocacy group hopes to get its concerns on the radar screen of local leaders ahead of November elections.
What Salt Lake City's mayor included in her 2024 goals

What Salt Lake City's mayor included in her 2024 goals

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 8:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall unveiled her city goals for this year, offering a window into what the city may prioritize.
Biden 'continues to be fit for duty,' his doctor says, after president undergoes annual physical

Biden 'continues to be fit for duty,' his doctor says, after president undergoes annual physical

Darlene Superville and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 8:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden's doctor says he "continues to be fit for duty" after conducting an annual physical that will be closely watched as the 81-year-old seeks reelection.
Lower auto prices are finally giving Americans a break after years of inflationary increases

Lower auto prices are finally giving Americans a break after years of inflationary increases

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 8:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Price increases for cars and trucks in the United States, which helped fuel inflation for nearly three years, are slowing and in some cases falling, helping cool overall inflation and giving frustrated Americans more hope of finding an affordable vehicle.
Here's what's coming to Amazon Prime and Freevee in March

Here's what's coming to Amazon Prime and Freevee in March

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 8:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here's a look at the movie and series titles, new and old, coming to the Amazon Prime and Freevee streaming services in March.
'We can do better': Nikki Haley pitches herself to Utahns at critical point in GOP primary

'We can do better': Nikki Haley pitches herself to Utahns at critical point in GOP primary

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 7:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley will appeal to Utah voters at a rally in Orem as she hopes to build momentum leading up to Super Tuesday.
Taylorsville heritage center reclaims stolen historic anvils

Taylorsville heritage center reclaims stolen historic anvils

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

A pair of historically significant anvils were finally returned to Taylorsville after being stolen two years ago.
Solar bill aims to protect Utah consumers amid fraud complaints

Solar bill aims to protect Utah consumers amid fraud complaints

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A bill that some clean energy advocates fear could deter rooftop solar purchases but supporters say protects consumers was heard in a legislative committee on Tuesday.
How you can sell your home for free with Ivory Homes

How you can sell your home for free with Ivory Homes

Ivory Homes  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 7:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Through Ivory Homes' partnership with Smart Move Guarantee, all of the headaches and hassles associated with selling and buying a home can virtually disappear.
2 hospitalized in Salt Lake City following Uintah County shooting

2 hospitalized in Salt Lake City following Uintah County shooting

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 6:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two people were flown to the University Hospital in Salt Lake City after they were shot in Uintah County.
Police identify woman who died after being found in creek, ask for information

Police identify woman who died after being found in creek, ask for information

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 6:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police have named the woman who was found unresponsive in Box Elder Creek on Tuesday and later died, and they're now asking the public for help in their investigation.
Keyonte George's top priority in the final stretch of the season is learning how to use his voice

Keyonte George's top priority in the final stretch of the season is learning how to use his voice

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 6:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jazz coach Will Hardy is looking for one thing specifically when it comes to Keyonte George's play down the stretch: he wants to see (or, maybe more accurately, hear) him use his voice.
Pro-Palestine demonstrators call for Utah health care workers to support cease-fire

Pro-Palestine demonstrators call for Utah health care workers to support cease-fire

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 6:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Over 100 demonstrators held a rally in front of Timpanogos Regional Hospital recently, calling for a cease-fire in Palestine and the support of Utahns.
Congress leaders reach deal on FY 2024 spending bills, avert government shutdown Saturday

Congress leaders reach deal on FY 2024 spending bills, avert government shutdown Saturday

Makini Brice and Richard Cowan, Reuters  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 5:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Democratic and Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday announced they had reached a deal for advancing the 12 annual bills that fund an array of federal programs, while also averting government shutdowns.
Utah lawmaker is 'Kenough' in return to House floor after medical emergency

Utah lawmaker is 'Kenough' in return to House floor after medical emergency

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 5:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rep. Dan Johnson was transported in an ambulance after an apparent medical episode in the House chamber at the Capitol Monday. He returned to the House on Wednesday.
McConnell to step down as Senate Republican leader in November, after record run in the job

McConnell to step down as Senate Republican leader in November, after record run in the job

Michael Tackett, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 5:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Mitch McConnell says he'll step down as Senate Republican leader in November. The 82-year-old Kentucky lawmaker is the longest-serving Senate leader in history.
Bill changing guidelines to create new cities gets Senate OK after retroactivity provision removed

Bill changing guidelines to create new cities gets Senate OK after retroactivity provision removed

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 5:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

A measure changing the process to create new cities has gotten the green light from the Utah Senate after the removal of a controversial retroactivity provision.
Supreme Court appears torn about a Trump-era ban on gun accessory known as bump stocks

Supreme Court appears torn about a Trump-era ban on gun accessory known as bump stocks

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 4:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Supreme Court appears torn about a challenge to a Trump-era ban on bump stocks. That's the gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns and was used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Republican impeachment probe 'baseless,' US president's son Hunter Biden says

Republican impeachment probe 'baseless,' US president's son Hunter Biden says

Makini Brice, Reuters  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 4:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden struck a defiant tone on Wednesday at a Republican-led House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into his father, calling it a "baseless" partisan pursuit against his family.
Lee, Romney respond to Sen. McConnell's retirement news

Lee, Romney respond to Sen. McConnell's retirement news

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 4:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will be stepping down from his leadership role in November.
Man broke into Midvale woman's home, waited for her to return, then robbed her, charges say

Man broke into Midvale woman's home, waited for her to return, then robbed her, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 4:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man was arrested Monday and accused of breaking into a Midvale woman's home and robbing her at gunpoint after she returned home. Criminal charges were filed against him Wednesday.
Wendy's, burned by CEO comment, vows no price surges for burgers

Wendy's, burned by CEO comment, vows no price surges for burgers

Waylon Cunningham and Deborah Mary Sophia, Reuters  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 4:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Wendy's said on Wednesday it has no plans to raise menu prices at times of peak demand, after the burger chain was scorched on social media sites for comments its CEO made earlier this month suggesting the chain may start testing "dynamic pricing."
Supreme Court to decide Trump criminal immunity claim in 2020 election case

Supreme Court to decide Trump criminal immunity claim in 2020 election case

John Kruzel and Andrew Chung, Reuters  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 3:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide Donald Trump's claim of immunity from prosecution on charges brought by a special counsel involving his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss.
Have You Seen This? Man uses elaborate costumes to attract, feed hummingbirds

Have You Seen This? Man uses elaborate costumes to attract, feed hummingbirds

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

Hummingbirds have always been elusive to me, but one California man's life was transformed when he became the "hummingbird whisperer."
Utah Legislature approves 'milestone' bill creating Fairpark district, MLB stadium framework

Utah Legislature approves 'milestone' bill creating Fairpark district, MLB stadium framework

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 3:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

A bill setting up state funds for a possible stadium passed the Utah Legislature Wednesday.
Trump loses bid to pause $454.2M judgment in NY civil fraud case

Trump loses bid to pause $454.2M judgment in NY civil fraud case

Jonathan Stempel, Reuters  |  Updated Feb. 28 - 3:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump on Wednesday lost a bid to pause a $454.2 million civil fraud judgment against him for overstating his net worth and real estate values to dupe lenders while he appeals, meaning he must soon post assets with the court to prevent authorities from seizing his property.
How to renovate your kitchen: a homeowner's survival guide

How to renovate your kitchen: a homeowner's survival guide

Giant Carpet One  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

By taking the steps to thoughtfully plan, budget, design and select the right materials and professionals, achieving the kitchen of your dreams is more than possible.
'Community airport': Spanish Fork breaks ground on Patey Aviation Business Park

'Community airport': Spanish Fork breaks ground on Patey Aviation Business Park

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 2:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Patey Aviation and Spanish Fork on Wednesday broke ground on the Patey Aviation Business Park — a project aimed at bringing the general community and aviation community together.
Comedian Richard Lewis, who starred on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' dies at 76

Comedian Richard Lewis, who starred on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' dies at 76

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 2:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Richard Lewis, an acclaimed comedian known for exploring his neuroses in frantic, stream-of-consciousness diatribes while dressed in all-black, leading to his nickname "The Prince of Pain," has died. He was 76.
Kevin Franke issues statement on Utah life coaching bill

Kevin Franke issues statement on Utah life coaching bill

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 1:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Legislature is a considering a bill that would establish a registration process for life coaches in the state.
Utah lawmaker proposes new way to serve — and earn money for college

Utah lawmaker proposes new way to serve — and earn money for college

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 1:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

One Utah Fellowship Program would pair young people seeking to serve their communities with qualifying Utah nonprofits and organizations that need help.
Driver in fatal Mother's Day car crash pleads guilty to felony charges

Driver in fatal Mother's Day car crash pleads guilty to felony charges

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 12:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Syracuse woman was found to have been texting before a head-on collision that killed one woman and injured five people, including her own 2-year-old daughter. Nicolette Tovey, 31, pleaded guilty to felony charges for the accident.
Idaho delays execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech after failed lethal injection attempts

Idaho delays execution of serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech after failed lethal injection attempts

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 11:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

the crime for which Creech was to be executed more than four decades later. Idaho's prison director said the medical team could not establish an IV line to administer the fatal drug. The execution was to be Idaho's first in 12 years, and was witnessed by six Idaho officials and four news media representatives.
5 reasons to grow your startup in U.'s Master of Business Creation Program (online or in person)

5 reasons to grow your startup in U.'s Master of Business Creation Program (online or in person)

Master of Business Creation  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 11:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

The award-winning Master of Business Creation (MBC) program at the University of Utah is available online or in person.
Babysitter arrested after baby found with 2 brain bleeds, police say

Babysitter arrested after baby found with 2 brain bleeds, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 11:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

A West Jordan woman has been arrested after police say a 4-month-old boy was found to have suffered two brain bleeds.
Hulu will air church's ad days after calling it 'religious indoctrination'

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Hulu will air church's ad days after calling it 'religious indoctrination'

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 11:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

A religious liberty law firm has asked Hulu to clarify its advertising policies after Hulu initially refused an ad from a Texas church, flagging it for "religious indoctrination."
With Utah as his home, pro snowboarder Louie Vito pursues 3rd Olympics

With Utah as his home, pro snowboarder Louie Vito pursues 3rd Olympics

Kathy Aiken for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 11:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Some call him the elder statesman of snowboarding. But 35-year-old Louie Vito is still competing and winning on the world stage.
Weber County landlord faces 15 felonies accusing him of sexually abusing 3 children

Weber County landlord faces 15 felonies accusing him of sexually abusing 3 children

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 10:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Weber County landlord faces 15 first-degree felonies accusing him of sexually abusing three children over four years. Now another police agency says it is reopening an old investigation against him involving another child.
UDOT narrows options for upcoming Kimball Junction transportation project

UDOT narrows options for upcoming Kimball Junction transportation project

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 9:57 a.m.  |  Save Story

State transportation officials say they've narrowed their options for future traffic improvements to the Kimball Junction part of Park City as the planning process continues.
'He was my everything': Mom shares grief ahead of sentencing for man who killed her son

'He was my everything': Mom shares grief ahead of sentencing for man who killed her son

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 9:26 a.m.  |  Save Story

A man was sentenced to prison on Monday after admitting to stabbing his neighbor in the back during an early morning fight in Kearns in May 2022.
Battle brewing between Utah builders, cities over home inspections

Battle brewing between Utah builders, cities over home inspections

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 8:56 a.m.  |  Save Story

Senate Bill 185, which passed the Senate this week and awaits a vote in the House of Representatives, could allow builders to pick their own inspectors.
Midvale man who posed online as teen charged with sexually assaulting teen girl

Midvale man who posed online as teen charged with sexually assaulting teen girl

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 8:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Midvale man is facing two counts of rape accusing him of sexually assaulting a teen girl he met online while posing as a 17-year-old boy.
'We didn't know where to go': A Venezuelan family seeking asylum lands in Utah

'We didn't know where to go': A Venezuelan family seeking asylum lands in Utah

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 8:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

Nine Venezuelan family members found themselves on the steps at a church in downtown Salt Lake City, with several suitcases and nowhere to stay.

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