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Salt Lake police lift neighborhood evacuation orders for wildfire near Ensign Peak

Salt Lake police lift neighborhood evacuation orders for wildfire near Ensign Peak

Ashley Fredde and Roy Burton, KSL.com  |  Updated July 21 - 10:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police lifted evacuation orders in the neighborhoods previously threatened by the Sandhurst Fire above Ensign Peak on Sunday night.
How a new malaria vaccine could save thousands of lives

How a new malaria vaccine could save thousands of lives

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 21 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Nearly half a million children younger than 5 die each year in Africa because of malaria, so great excitement accompanied the rollout July 15 of a second malaria vaccine — both released this year.
Salt Lake County DA faces criticism for saying 'a dead body is more competent than Trump'

Salt Lake County DA faces criticism for saying 'a dead body is more competent than Trump'

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted July 21 - 10:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

A week after the attempted assassination of former president Donald Trump, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill came under scrutiny for posting that "a dead body is more competent than Trump to be president."
Utah's 2024 precipitation remains above average, so why is most of it 'abnormally dry'?

Utah's 2024 precipitation remains above average, so why is most of it 'abnormally dry'?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 21 - 9:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah collected above-average precipitation throughout the first half of this year, but "abnormally dry" conditions are returning amid a precipitation lull that began in April.
'Now is our time': St. George Musical Theater breaks ground on performing arts venue

'Now is our time': St. George Musical Theater breaks ground on performing arts venue

Jessi Bang, St. George News  |  Posted July 21 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Exciting developments are underway as construction begins on a new musical theater in St. George.
Got an app idea? We can build it!

Got an app idea? We can build it!

AppsTango  |  Posted July 21 - 9:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Whether you're a small business owner, you're working on building the world's next greatest idea or you want to improve what you've already got, building an app is a worthwhile cause.
Scenic Utah's vision: Fewer billboards, more landscape

Scenic Utah's vision: Fewer billboards, more landscape

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted July 21 - 8:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

The nonprofit Scenic Utah, led by former Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, has sent a letter to the Federal Highway Administration and the Utah Department of Transportation listing 29 billboards across the state that it finds to be "illegal" or "nonconforming."
10-year-old girl in critical condition after car crash in Bluffdale

10-year-old girl in critical condition after car crash in Bluffdale

Sicily Stanton, KSL.com  |  Posted July 21 - 7:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 10-year-old girl was transported by medical helicopter in critical condition Sunday after two cars collided at an intersection.
Rep. Burgess Owens launches new Merit Caucus to reform education policies

Rep. Burgess Owens launches new Merit Caucus to reform education policies

Gitanjali Poonia, Deseret News  |  Posted July 21 - 7:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rep. Burgess Owens has launched the Merit Caucus, focused on advancing merit-based policies in public schools to ensure students receive a good education regardless of their background.
'Twisters' whips up $80.5 million at box office, while 'Deadpool & Wolverine' looms

'Twisters' whips up $80.5 million at box office, while 'Deadpool & Wolverine' looms

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted July 21 - 5:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Moviegoers ran toward the tornadoes this weekend, propelling "Twisters" to a blockbuster opening. The standalone sequel to the 1996 hit made $80.5 million in ticket sales from 4,151 theaters in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The credit card debt dilemma: Trends, causes and solutions

The credit card debt dilemma: Trends, causes and solutions

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted July 21 - 4:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

In the last 25 years, American credit card debt has risen from $478 billion in 1999 to its current $1.115 trillion, according to LendingTree data.
Retired San Juan County sheriff's deputy accused of child sex abuse dating back 20 years

Retired San Juan County sheriff's deputy accused of child sex abuse dating back 20 years

Sicily Stanton, KSL.com  |  Posted July 21 - 4:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Grayson Redd, a 74-year-old retired San Juan County sheriff's deputy, was arrested Sunday during an ongoing investigation into child sex abuse going back at least two decades, officials said.
From homeless to hope: Inside the Milestone Transitional Living Program

From homeless to hope: Inside the Milestone Transitional Living Program

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 21 - 4:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

New housing in Sandy is the core of a self-sufficiency program for adults 18 to 21 who were homeless or frighteningly close.
Biden will step aside in the 2024 race. What happens next?

Biden will step aside in the 2024 race. What happens next?

Jeff Mason, Jason Lange and Stephanie Kelly, Reuters  |  Posted July 21 - 3:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden said on Sunday he would withdraw from the 2024 presidential election race, putting the United States into uncharted territory. Here's what could happen next.
Have You Seen This? Dirt bike dog catches serious air

Have You Seen This? Dirt bike dog catches serious air

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted July 21 - 2:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

I still don't know, for sure, if dogs are smarter than cats. But they definitely live more adventurous lives.
1 dead in crash on I-70

1 dead in crash on I-70

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Posted July 21 - 1:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

One person is dead following a crash on Interstate 70 Sunday morning, the Utah Highway Patrol said.
Utah State University's 'Cow to Cone' event shows the process of how ice cream is made

Utah State University's 'Cow to Cone' event shows the process of how ice cream is made

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 21 - 12:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah State University held its first ever "Cow to Cone" event on Friday. It's an opportunity for people to see how ice cream is made.
Celebrating the stories of pioneer women through Minerva Teichert's brushstrokes

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Celebrating the stories of pioneer women through Minerva Teichert's brushstrokes

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted July 21 - 11:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

A new Minerva Teichert art exhibit, complete with her work and the journals of Latter-day Saint pioneer women, transports visitors back in time to learn a thing or two about how these women shaped the West.
Utah man with cerebral palsy publishes children's book

Utah man with cerebral palsy publishes children's book

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 21 - 10:59 a.m.  |  Save Story

Johnathan Aubrey, the founder and CEO of Winning Despite Obstacles, tells the story of learning how to ride a bike despite his disability in his new children's book.
New plan outlines big changes ahead for Salt Lake City's fast-growing Granary District

New plan outlines big changes ahead for Salt Lake City's fast-growing Granary District

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 21 - 10:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City transportation planners unveiled a new plan that handles transportation needs in the city's growing Granary District.
Heading to the lake? Don't forget these water safety tips

Heading to the lake? Don't forget these water safety tips

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 21 - 9:40 a.m.  |  Save Story

Summer means fun in the water. But as you're out recreating, remember — accidents can happen in an instant.
Secret Service acknowledges denying some past requests by Trump campaign for tighter security

Secret Service acknowledges denying some past requests by Trump campaign for tighter security

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted July 21 - 8:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Secret Service is now acknowledging that it denied some requests by Republican Donald Trump's campaign for more security at his events.
Father of Spanish Fork girl who disappeared in 1995 releases new book

Father of Spanish Fork girl who disappeared in 1995 releases new book

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 21 - 8:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

The father of a Spanish Fork teen who disappeared and was killed in 1995 released a book he wrote on the pain of losing her, and how it brought him back to faith.
5 amazing Utah locations you probably haven't experienced

5 amazing Utah locations you probably haven't experienced

Siegfried & Jensen  |  Posted July 21 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Even if you are a lifelong Utah resident, chances are you haven't made it to all of the places on this list.
How cows are used as weed eaters — literally — to help the Great Salt Lake retain water

How cows are used as weed eaters — literally — to help the Great Salt Lake retain water

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted July 21 - 7:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

After cows clear the phragmites, native vegetation that requires less water can return, leaving more water for the Great Salt Lake.
Body of Utah State football player found after apparent drowning at Porcupine Dam

Body of Utah State football player found after apparent drowning at Porcupine Dam

Matt Brooks and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 21 - 12:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah State University confirmed the death of cornerback Andre Seldon Jr. late Saturday night, saying the body of the 5-foot-9, 190-pound defensive back was found by the Utah Department of Public Safety dive team.
Late penalty after weather delay gives Colorado bragging rights in 3-2 rivalry win over RSL

Late penalty after weather delay gives Colorado bragging rights in 3-2 rivalry win over RSL

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 11:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Rocky Mountain Cup will be staying in Colorado for the first time since 2020.
Fire crews gain 'good control' on blaze near Ensign Peak; mandatory evacuations remain in place

Fire crews gain 'good control' on blaze near Ensign Peak; mandatory evacuations remain in place

Carter Williams, Matt Brooks and Roy Burton, KSL.com  |  Updated July 20 - 10:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

Firefighters have contained the southern perimeter of the Sandhurst Fire Sunday night and all evacuation orders have been lifted.
13-year-old girl drowns at Bear Lake

13-year-old girl drowns at Bear Lake

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 10:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 13-year-old drowned at Bear Lake, the Bear Lake County (Idaho) Sheriff's Office said Saturday.
One last love note: 360 billboards of Julia Reagan stand in her honor across the country

One last love note: 360 billboards of Julia Reagan stand in her honor across the country

Jessica Lowell, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted July 20 - 10:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

A husband who ran an advertising company with his wife is using billboards to honor her memory around Utah, and the country.
Malicious actors trying to exploit global tech outage for their own gain

Malicious actors trying to exploit global tech outage for their own gain

David Koenig and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Updated July 20 - 9:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

As the world continues to recover from massive business and travel disruptions caused by a faulty software update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, malicious actors are trying to exploit the situation for their own gain.
CDC investigates listeria outbreak across the US

CDC investigates listeria outbreak across the US

Associated Press  |  Posted July 20 - 9:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

An outbreak of listeria has U.S. health officials advising people who are pregnant, elderly or have compromised immune systems to avoid eating sliced deli meat.
Trump campaign releases letter on his injury, treatment after assassination attempt

Trump campaign releases letter on his injury, treatment after assassination attempt

Jill Colvin and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted July 20 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump's campaign released an update on the former president's health Saturday, one week after he survived an attempted assassination at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.
Biden pushes party unity as he resists calls to step aside, says he'll return to campaign next week

Biden pushes party unity as he resists calls to step aside, says he'll return to campaign next week

Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Updated July 20 - 9:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Despite a week of campaign stops, interviews and insistence that he is the best candidate to confront Republican Donald Trump, President Joe Biden has done little to soften the push for him to exit the 2024 race.
3-time MVP Mike Trout to rehab with Salt Lake Bees during upcoming homestand

3-time MVP Mike Trout to rehab with Salt Lake Bees during upcoming homestand

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated July 20 - 9:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Salt Lake Bees return to Smith's Ballpark on Tuesday and three-time MVP Mike Trout is expected to take the field with them when they do, according to a report.
Utah's great outdoors can pose some great threats. Here's how to stay safe

Utah's great outdoors can pose some great threats. Here's how to stay safe

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted July 20 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

The July heat is taking its deadly toll on hikers out to enjoy Utah state or national parks this summer, with three deaths and two other people who remain hospitalized in critical condition as a result of incidents in the span of just a few days.
Trump mocks Democrats in first campaign rally since assassination attempt

Trump mocks Democrats in first campaign rally since assassination attempt

Tim Reid, Reuters  |  Updated July 20 - 8:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump held his first campaign rally on Saturday since he narrowly escaped an assassination attempt one week ago, mocking Democrats.
HOA places lien on Cedar City property over rabbitbrush, ignites legal challenge

HOA places lien on Cedar City property over rabbitbrush, ignites legal challenge

Haven Scott, St. George News  |  Posted July 20 - 7:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man bought a Cedar City home with waterwise landscape features already in place. Eventually, his homeowners association placed a lien on his home over the landscaping.
Moon fests, moon movie and even a full moon mark 55th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing

Moon fests, moon movie and even a full moon mark 55th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted July 20 - 7:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Saturday marks the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Now 94, Aldrin is the last surviving member of the Apollo 11 crew.
Days of '47 float preview party underway, with impressive creations on display

Days of '47 float preview party underway, with impressive creations on display

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Months of hard work to create the impressive floats that will be featured in Salt Lake City's Days of '47 Parade was shown off Saturday in Sandy.
2 southern Utah RV parks some of 10 Best Places to RV in America

2 southern Utah RV parks some of 10 Best Places to RV in America

Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News  |  Posted July 20 - 5:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah is the only state to have multiple locations ranked in the top 10 of the 2024 Best Places to RV in America.
Idaho inmate gets life sentence for escaping state custody at Boise hospital

Idaho inmate gets life sentence for escaping state custody at Boise hospital

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Updated July 20 - 4:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Idaho inmate received a life sentence for escaping state custody at a Boise hospital after the corrections officers guarding him were violently attacked.
Utah college wrestler killed in Richfield rollover, woman in critical condition

Utah college wrestler killed in Richfield rollover, woman in critical condition

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Updated July 20 - 4:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

One person was killed in a crash west of Richfield on Wednesday night.
Navigating the growing demand and costs of aggregate in Utah

Navigating the growing demand and costs of aggregate in Utah

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted July 20 - 4:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Residents' lack of desire for a quarry or pit near their homes is just one reason, among many, for the gradual price spike in aggregate in recent years.
Court blocks Biden administration student loan plan

Court blocks Biden administration student loan plan

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted July 20 - 3:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

In another blow to the Biden administration's plan to lower payments and forgive student loan debt, a court blocked a new repayment plan.
Have You Seen This? The capybaras only parade at night

Have You Seen This? The capybaras only parade at night

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 2:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Whatever the capybaras were looking for, I hope they found it.
Using fintech apps, debit cards to teach kids money fundamentals

Using fintech apps, debit cards to teach kids money fundamentals

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 20 - 2:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

An app called BusyKids allows children to gain experience with money before reality smacks them in the face. It's another option for payment alternatives.
2 girls fought off would-be kidnapper in Sugar House, police say

2 girls fought off would-be kidnapper in Sugar House, police say

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated July 20 - 2:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 12-year-old girl was grabbed by the wrist in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City on Friday night, according to police, but was able to fight off an alleged kidnapper with the help of her friend.
Meet the mom behind the 'Opt-Out Family' movement

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Meet the mom behind the 'Opt-Out Family' movement

Jennifer Graham, Deseret News  |  Posted July 20 - 1:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

Erin Loechner didn't just cut down on social media. She deleted all of her accounts and is now helping other families do the same.
How Jazz assistant Sean Sheldon is taking advantage of summer league chance

How Jazz assistant Sean Sheldon is taking advantage of summer league chance

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 12:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Sean Sheldon wasn't going to hide reality.
COVID-19 is on the rise this summer due to new variant

COVID-19 is on the rise this summer due to new variant

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 20 - 12:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new COVID-19 variant is leading an increase in cases nationwide, and President Joe Biden is among those who tested positive. Most of the cases being seen in emergency departments are a variant known as KP.3 and a new vaccine is expected.
State changes execution drug, at 'significant cost,' to dismiss death row civil suit

State changes execution drug, at 'significant cost,' to dismiss death row civil suit

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 11:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Department of Corrections officials say they have found a way to procure a more commonly used drug for the execution of Taberon Dave Honie scheduled for Aug. 8.
How a faulty CrowdStrike update crashed computers around the world

How a faulty CrowdStrike update crashed computers around the world

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Updated July 20 - 10:27 a.m.  |  Save Story

All it took was one faulty CrowdStrike software update to cause global disruptions Friday.
BYU's offense knows there is a lot to prove this fall, and it starts up front

BYU's offense knows there is a lot to prove this fall, and it starts up front

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 10:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

BYU center Connor Pay isn't worried about what Utah quarterback Cam Rising thinks about his team. He wants to win, too, and he knows the offensive line will be key in that game and all year.
'I can breathe easy': West-side Mexican eatery gets reprieve as development pressure mounts

'I can breathe easy': West-side Mexican eatery gets reprieve as development pressure mounts

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 9:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

A small west-side Mexican restaurant that had faced closure as development pressure in the neighborhood mounted will be able to keep operating.
Here's where to watch fireworks celebrating Pioneer Day in Utah

Here's where to watch fireworks celebrating Pioneer Day in Utah

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 20 - 9:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

Get ready for some powerful pyrotechnics over the next week, as cities across Utah celebrate Pioneer Day.
Utah high school athletes to represent state at festival in France ahead of Paris Olympics

Utah high school athletes to represent state at festival in France ahead of Paris Olympics

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted July 20 - 8:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

A group of six Utah teenagers will travel to France on Sunday to participate in a global youth sports festival ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Milk, eggs and now bullets for sale in handful of U.S. grocery stores with ammo vending machines

Milk, eggs and now bullets for sale in handful of U.S. grocery stores with ammo vending machines

Kimberly Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted July 20 - 7:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

A company has installed vending machines that sell ammunition in grocery stores in Alabama, Oklahoma, and Texas, raising concerns among gun control advocates.

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