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Bill banning cellphones in classrooms fails in Utah committee

Bill banning cellphones in classrooms fails in Utah committee

Kailey Gilbert, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 4:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

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Concerns surrounding government overreach in Utah's public schools doomed a bill to ban cellphone and smartwatch use in classrooms.
Prison ordered for Clinton man who robbed, murdered man walking down Ogden street

Prison ordered for Clinton man who robbed, murdered man walking down Ogden street

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 4:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Clinton man was sentenced Thursday to at least 20 years and up to life in prison for robbing and killing a man whom he didn't know who was walking down an Ogden street.
Missing Massachusetts girl found in Utah; man arrested for alleged human trafficking

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Missing Massachusetts girl found in Utah; man arrested for alleged human trafficking

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 4:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A girl listed as missing and endangered from Massachusetts has been found in southern Utah and the man she was with has been arrested for investigation of human trafficking.
Have You Seen This? 7th grader wins $10,000 in flawless shooting display

Have You Seen This? 7th grader wins $10,000 in flawless shooting display

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 3:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

A middle schooler put on a shooting display last week that even Stephen Curry would be impressed by en route to a $10,000 prize.
Cedar City woman shot by police charged with firing twice at officers

Cedar City woman shot by police charged with firing twice at officers

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 3:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Cedar City woman who was shot by police earlier this week was charged Thursday with firing two rounds at officers during the encounter.
From humble beginnings: The inspiring rise of a Utah car wash empire

From humble beginnings: The inspiring rise of a Utah car wash empire

Tagg-N-Go Car Wash  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

A couple Utah entrepreneurs wanted to be everyone's favorite Utah car wash. Here's what makes their company different — and why they keep growing.
Pleasant Grove man charged with shooting his father 3 times

Pleasant Grove man charged with shooting his father 3 times

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 1:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Pleasant Grove man was charged Thursday with attempted murder after police say he shot his father three times, claiming his dad was a terrorist.
Weber County Sheriff's Office will sell off confiscated guns

Weber County Sheriff's Office will sell off confiscated guns

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 1:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Weber County Sheriff's Office will soon start selling off some of the guns locked up in evidence.
Man shot Wednesday in Salt Lake City dies from injuries

Man shot Wednesday in Salt Lake City dies from injuries

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 12:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man shot Wednesday in Salt Lake City's Glendale neighborhood has died from his injuries, police announced Thursday. They are still looking for the gunman.
Fight to preserve historic Utah mine strengthens after recent string of thefts

Fight to preserve historic Utah mine strengthens after recent string of thefts

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 12:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah archeologists are trying to find new ways to preserve an old mine as vandals continue to damage its historic buildings and machinery.
Person hit by garbage truck near Hill Air Force Base is flown to hospital

Person hit by garbage truck near Hill Air Force Base is flown to hospital

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

The victim of an auto-pedestrian crash was flown to a hospital Thursday after being hit by a garbage truck near Hill Air Force Base, Layton police said.
Utah man claims he burglarized same home under construction 10 times

Utah man claims he burglarized same home under construction 10 times

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 11:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Pleasant Grove man has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing multiple homes under construction, including one home nearly a dozen times in the past six months.
Assault against Utah corrections officer brings up safety concerns at new state prison

Assault against Utah corrections officer brings up safety concerns at new state prison

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 11:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

Concerns are rising over safety at the new Utah state prison after an inmate attacked an officer and sent them to the hospital. The concerns are sparking discussions on Capitol Hill, between corrections officers advocates and lawmakers.
Family history hits prime time on 'In With the Old'

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Family history hits prime time on 'In With the Old'

Meg Walter, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 11:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

Brittany and Paul Jepsen unexpectedly connected with their pioneer ancestors while filming "In With the Old" on Magnolia Network.
How to celebrate Black History Month in Utah

How to celebrate Black History Month in Utah

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 11:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah has had a small but vibrant Black community throughout its history. During Black History Month, we honor the community's triumphs and challenges.
West Jordan father charged with multiple counts of child abuse

West Jordan father charged with multiple counts of child abuse

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 10:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

A West Jordan man is accused of causing severe injuries to his 2-month-old daughter.
New bill would add state auditor to oversee funding of school voucher program

New bill would add state auditor to oversee funding of school voucher program

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 10:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

A controversial school voucher bill that passed the House and Senate, and was signed by the governor, is expected to get a new set of eyes to help follow the money trail.
Eye drops linked to US drug-resistant bacteria outbreak, including in Utah

Eye drops linked to US drug-resistant bacteria outbreak, including in Utah

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 9:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections.
Bed Bath and Beyond is closing 87 more stores, including 1 in Utah

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing 87 more stores, including 1 in Utah

Jordan Valinsky, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 9:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing another 87 stores as the struggling retailer barrels toward bankruptcy.
Food stamp fraud victims could be reimbursed due to new federal funding

Food stamp fraud victims could be reimbursed due to new federal funding

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 8:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah is currently submitting plans for how to administer federal funds to reimburse food stamp fraud victims.
Complications during pregnancy linked to a higher risk of heart disease, study finds

Complications during pregnancy linked to a higher risk of heart disease, study finds

Janelle Chavez, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 8:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

Five major pregnancy complications are strong lifelong risk factors for ischemic heart disease, a new study finds, with the greatest risk coming in the decade after delivery.
Utah has its 1st minority business center — but it's sparking some discontent

Utah has its 1st minority business center — but it's sparking some discontent

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 8:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

A $1.5 million federal grant to Salt Lake Community College has sparked some discontent, with a board of trustees member resigning over it and some in the minority business community questioning why SLCC got the grant.
Stubborn weight? Not thyroid? Free online survey reveals real cause that is likely to blame

Stubborn weight? Not thyroid? Free online survey reveals real cause that is likely to blame

Health Utah  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Take the new, fast-paced, proprietary questionnaire – free. It identifies underlying problems that are often difficult for doctors to find.
Humane Society of Utah makes adoption plea after shelter fills with dogs

Humane Society of Utah makes adoption plea after shelter fills with dogs

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 7:50 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Humane Society of Utah is asking for help from the community after finding its kennels so full that it is struggling to take in any more dogs.
New details revealed in case of man charged with sexual assault

New details revealed in case of man charged with sexual assault

Daniella Rivera, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 7:26 a.m.  |  Save Story

A convicted rapist paroled in December faced a Utah judge Wednesday on 10 new felony charges including aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping.
Phil's Groundhog Day prediction: 6 more weeks of winter

Phil's Groundhog Day prediction: 6 more weeks of winter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 6:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

A furry critter in a western Pennsylvania town has predicted six more weeks of winter during an annual Groundhog Day celebration.
University of Utah outlines how students should utilize ChatGPT's AI technology

University of Utah outlines how students should utilize ChatGPT's AI technology

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 6:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

Artificial intelligence is advancing to the point where it can literally complete assignments and write essays for students — and that poses quite a conundrum for education entities.
No magic necessary: Utah State starts hot, runs past New Mexico for big win

No magic necessary: Utah State starts hot, runs past New Mexico for big win

Jacob Nielson for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 12:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

Fresh off back-to-back thrilling wins, it's difficult to discredit the magic that is in the air when Utah State plays in Cache Valley this season.
'It's a no-brainer': Jazz expecting Lauri Markkanen to be named to All-Star team

'It's a no-brainer': Jazz expecting Lauri Markkanen to be named to All-Star team

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 12:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

The day has almost arrived for Lauri Markkanen.
'Starting to get the reputation': Kessler chases triple-double as Jazz beat Raptors

'Starting to get the reputation': Kessler chases triple-double as Jazz beat Raptors

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 11:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Jazz defeated the Toronto Raptors 131-128 Wednesday at Vivint Arena.
Man in critical condition after shooting in Salt Lake City; shooter sought

Man in critical condition after shooting in Salt Lake City; shooter sought

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 11:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City Police responded to a shooting Wednesday evening that left a man in critical condition. Police said it seems the shooter left the scene before officers arrived.
US winter storm causes 3rd day of dangerous, icy conditions

US winter storm causes 3rd day of dangerous, icy conditions

Ken Miller and Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 10:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

A deadly storm system is lashing a large swath of the southern U.S. with bands of sleet and snow for a third day.
IOC pushes back against response to Russians possibly competing in Paris Olympics

IOC pushes back against response to Russians possibly competing in Paris Olympics

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The International Olympic Committee is standing by sanctions against the governments of Russia and Belarus but is leaving the door open to athletes from those countries competing in the 2024 Summer Games despite Ukraine's threat of a boycott.
Hunter Biden seeks federal probe of Trump allies over laptop

Hunter Biden seeks federal probe of Trump allies over laptop

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 10:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

A lawyer for President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, has asked the Justice Department to investigate close allies of former President Donald Trump and others who accessed and disseminated personal data from a laptop that a computer repair shop owner says was dropped off at his Delaware store in 2019.
California is lone holdout in Colorado River cuts proposal

California is lone holdout in Colorado River cuts proposal

Felicia Fonseca and Suman Naishadham, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 10:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin. California is the holdout.
Housing market is bad — but it's worse for affordable housing builders

Housing market is bad — but it's worse for affordable housing builders

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 9:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. housing market is in the midst of a painful contraction after 2022 brought a volatile end to about two boiling hot years.
'Dr. Phil' talk show to end daytime TV run after 21 years

'Dr. Phil' talk show to end daytime TV run after 21 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

'Dr. Phil' McGraw says he'll stop making new episodes of his daytime TV show after 21 years this spring. The Texas psychologist emerged from Oprah Winfrey's TV tree, spinning off his frequent appearances there to start his own show in 2002.
Fed lifts rate by quarter-point but says inflation is easing

Fed lifts rate by quarter-point but says inflation is easing

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 8:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Federal Reserve extended its fight against high inflation by raising its key interest rate a quarter-point, its eighth hike since March. And the Fed signaled that even though inflation is easing, it remains high enough to require further rate hikes.
US worries Russia is ignoring important nuclear arms treaty

US worries Russia is ignoring important nuclear arms treaty

Hannah McKinlay, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 8:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. State Department has accused Russia of breaching a critical nuclear arms treaty by refusing to allow inspections of its territory.
Advanced Placement high school class in Black history revised by College Board after criticism

Advanced Placement high school class in Black history revised by College Board after criticism

Cheyanne Mumphrey and Sharon Lurye, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 7:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

The official curriculum for a new Advanced Placement course on African American studies was released Wednesday downplays some components that had drawn criticism from conservatives including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Demand high for Utah driver's license tests in new languages; Legislature considers adding more

Demand high for Utah driver's license tests in new languages; Legislature considers adding more

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Demand for driver's license tests in new languages is high as the Utah Legislature considers a bill that would further expand the test's language options.
How RSL fans can watch the team's matches this year

How RSL fans can watch the team's matches this year

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Wednesday marked the official launch of the new MLS Season Pass subscription service on Apple TV, where all of Real Salt Lake's matches will be streamed starting this season.
Videos shows chaotic scenes leading to Salt Lake police shooting

Videos shows chaotic scenes leading to Salt Lake police shooting

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 6:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

A dozen body camera videos were released by Salt Lake police Wednesday showing chaotic scenes, including officers shooting a man who broke into a home. The man later died.
Utah ski industry works to bring diversity to the slopes through 'Discover Winter' program

Utah ski industry works to bring diversity to the slopes through 'Discover Winter' program

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 5:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah ski and snowboarding group wants to bring more diversity to the sports by giving minority communities a chance to hit the slopes.
Impassioned calls for police reform at Tyre Nichols' funeral

Impassioned calls for police reform at Tyre Nichols' funeral

Aaron Morrison And Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 5:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Tyre Nichols' family and friends remembered him with songs of faith and heartfelt tributes, blending a celebration of his life with outraged calls for police reform after the brutal beating he endured at the hands of Memphis police.
Utah House passes moratorium on personalized license plates for 2nd straight year

Utah House passes moratorium on personalized license plates for 2nd straight year

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 5:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah is on the verge of temporarily pausing its personalized license plate program once again.
Nikki Haley, once Trump's UN ambassador, to take him on in 2024

Nikki Haley, once Trump's UN ambassador, to take him on in 2024

Gram Slattery and Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 4:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will kick off her campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination this month, squaring off against her one-time boss, Donald Trump, two sources familiar with her plans said on Wednesday.
Star power? Growing list of celeb endorsers showing up in crypto/NFT lawsuits

Star power? Growing list of celeb endorsers showing up in crypto/NFT lawsuits

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 4:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Celebrity endorsements have been a thing for years but a slew of appearances by A-list stars shilling relatively new cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Values have tanked and now investors are seeking legal redress for feeling duped.
St. George police investigating 'suspicious death' of woman found near tire shop

St. George police investigating 'suspicious death' of woman found near tire shop

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 3:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Stl. George police are investigating what they're calling a "suspicious death" after a woman was found unresponsive Wednesday morning near 300 West and St. George Boulevard.
Forget big business, Utah lawmaker wants to deregulate ... lemonade stands?

Forget big business, Utah lawmaker wants to deregulate ... lemonade stands?

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 3:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Sen. Jake Anderegg, R-Lehi, wants to protect minor-operated businesses from regulation he says get in the way of teaching kids business skills.
Police arrest student accused of firing gun at Taylorsville High

Police arrest student accused of firing gun at Taylorsville High

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 2:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and accused of firing a gun in the parking lot of Taylorsville High School last week that prompted the school to be locked down for two hours.
Biden lawyer: FBI finds no classified docs at beach house

Biden lawyer: FBI finds no classified docs at beach house

Eric Tucker, Colleen Long and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 2:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

The FBI searched President Joe Biden's vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday without finding any classified documents, the president's attorney said.
Radioactive capsule that fell off truck found in Australia

Radioactive capsule that fell off truck found in Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 2:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Authorities in Western Australia have recovered a tiny but dangerous radioactive capsule that fell off a truck while being transported along a 870-mile highway last month. An official says it was like finding a needle in the haystack.
Apple and Google app stores get thumbs down from White House

Apple and Google app stores get thumbs down from White House

Fatima Hussein, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 1:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

Apple and Google say they disagree with a Commerce Department report accusing them of operating mobile app stores that stifle competition.
Dozens of elk force shutdown of I-80, I-215; 4 elk die from vehicle collisions

Dozens of elk force shutdown of I-80, I-215; 4 elk die from vehicle collisions

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 12:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

UDOT temporarily closed the freeways to allow wildlife biologists to herd about 20 to 30 elk that ended up close to the freeway in Salt Lake City Wednesday morning.
BYU added few to '23 signing class, but RB Martin, DT Latu worth the wait

BYU added few to '23 signing class, but RB Martin, DT Latu worth the wait

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 12:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

The running back from Canutillo High ran for over 6,000 yards and scored 71 touchdowns in high school and brings potential immediate impact to BYU's first season in the Big 12.
West Valley woman was impaired with drugs when she hit, killed man, charges say

West Valley woman was impaired with drugs when she hit, killed man, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 12:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

A West Valley woman was impaired with drugs when she ran over and killed a man who was lying in the middle of the road last year, according to charges filed Wednesday.
Alcohol suspected in wrong-way I-15 crash that killed driver

Alcohol suspected in wrong-way I-15 crash that killed driver

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 12:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a wrong-way crash on northbound I-15 in North Salt Lake Wednesday morning.
Analysis: Kids lost equivalent of a third of a school year's learning to pandemic

Analysis: Kids lost equivalent of a third of a school year's learning to pandemic

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 12:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Children the world over experienced deficits equivalent to one-third of a school year's learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new global analysis.

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