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Runnin' Utes dominate Beavers to sweep program for first time in Pac-12 era

Runnin' Utes dominate Beavers to sweep program for first time in Pac-12 era

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 10:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

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Utah had no players score in double figures in the first half to build up a 16-point lead, but added to the misery for Oregon State in the second half to pull away for a 63-44 win.
GM for Tabernacle Choir retires after 21 years

GM for Tabernacle Choir retires after 21 years

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 10:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

When Scott Barrick looks back at his career as general manager for The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, he sometimes can't believe it happened.
Will Russian athletes compete at next year's Paris Olympics? Here's what the IOC is considering

Will Russian athletes compete at next year's Paris Olympics? Here's what the IOC is considering

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 9:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

Russian and Belarusian athletes may be closer to competing in the 2024 Summer Games in Paris despite International Olympic Committee sanctions against their countries over the war in Ukraine.
McDonald's, In-N-Out, and Chipotle are spending millions on minimum wage referendum

McDonald's, In-N-Out, and Chipotle are spending millions on minimum wage referendum

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

California voters will decide next year on a referendum that could overturn a landmark new state law setting worker conditions and minimum wages up to $22 an hour for fast-food employees in the nation's largest state.
Why Mitt Romney says US support of Ukraine is good for America

Why Mitt Romney says US support of Ukraine is good for America

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Sen. Mitt Romney says if Americans say the United States should not spend money to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia, they should probably say the U.S. shouldn't spend money on its own national defense either.
Hikers survive 24-hour ordeal in Zion National Park; helicopter rescue successful

Hikers survive 24-hour ordeal in Zion National Park; helicopter rescue successful

Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 7:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two out-of-state hikers marooned in freezing temperatures for more than 24 hours were rescued from a remote part of Zion National Park via helicopter Saturday.
National Archives asks former US presidents, vice presidents to check for classified documents

National Archives asks former US presidents, vice presidents to check for classified documents

Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 7:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

The National Archives asked former U.S. presidents and vice presidents on Thursday to re-check their personal records for any classified documents or other presidential records.
Is your business missing out on additional stimulus funds that are still available?

Is your business missing out on additional stimulus funds that are still available?

Mellor & Associates   |  Posted Jan. 26 - 7:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Your business could be missing out on tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars in refundable payroll tax credits and not even realize it.
Can frustrated BYU basketball snap skid against 'magic' of No. 22 Saint Mary's?

Can frustrated BYU basketball snap skid against 'magic' of No. 22 Saint Mary's?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 6:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

BYU welcomes No. 22 Saint Mary's to the Marriott Center on Saturday night (8 p.m. MT, ESPN2) for the final time as WCC mates.
Shot or shots fired outside Taylorsville High, police say

Shot or shots fired outside Taylorsville High, police say

Pat Reavy and Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 5:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

Three teenage boys are being questioned by police following a report of a shot or shots being fired in the parking lot at Taylorsville High School, prompting the lockdown of several schools on Thursday.
Utah Inland Port Authority has moved away from 'sketchy crap,' new director says

Utah Inland Port Authority has moved away from 'sketchy crap,' new director says

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 5:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Inland Port Authority officials on Thursday updated the state Legislature on their progress after a damning audit was published last year.
NASA marks 20 years since space shuttle Columbia disaster

NASA marks 20 years since space shuttle Columbia disaster

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 5:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

NASA is marking the 20th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia tragedy with somber ceremonies during its annual tribute to fallen astronauts.
Utah House votes to ban transgender surgeries and puberty blockers for kids

Utah House votes to ban transgender surgeries and puberty blockers for kids

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 4:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

The full Utah House voted on Thursday to approve a bill that would ban sex reassignment surgeries for Utah minors, as well as place an indefinite moratorium on new treatments.
5 Memphis cops charged with murder in Tyre Nichols' death

5 Memphis cops charged with murder in Tyre Nichols' death

Adrian Sainz and Rebecca Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 4:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Five fired Memphis police officers have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in the arrest and death of Tyre Nichols, a Black motorist who died three days after a confrontation with the officers during a traffic stop.
Have You Seen This? Food delivery interrupts basketball game, but it may be a stunt

Have You Seen This? Food delivery interrupts basketball game, but it may be a stunt

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 3:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Someone at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh had a hankering for two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. Or so it seemed.
Manti Te'o was ready to tell his story. This Utah filmmaker helped him do it

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Manti Te'o was ready to tell his story. This Utah filmmaker helped him do it

Lottie Johnson, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 3:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Before agreeing to direct "Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist," a Netflix documentary that revisits the Manti Te'o catfishing saga, Tony Vainuku wanted to know how Te'o was doing and why he hadn't told his story.
What's behind northern Utah's 'brown clouds'? New study pinpoints a major source

What's behind northern Utah's 'brown clouds'? New study pinpoints a major source

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Adam Small, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 3:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new federal study offers a stronger look at the pollution sources during winter inversions, including a previously unreported chemical.
California authorities see no link between dance hall shooter and victims

California authorities see no link between dance hall shooter and victims

Brendan O'Brien, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 2:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Los Angeles-area investigators have found no connection between the victims of a mass shooting at a Monterey Park, California, dance hall and the elderly man who carried out the massacre last weekend, authorities said.
1 year in prison ordered for man in scheme to steal millions from government

1 year in prison ordered for man in scheme to steal millions from government

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 1:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man involved in a scheme to fraudulently obtain a $99 million contract from the government was ordered to serve a year in federal prison and forfeit over $2 million from multiple banks accounts.
Utah Legislature gives final passage to school choice scholarships, teacher raises

Utah Legislature gives final passage to school choice scholarships, teacher raises

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 1:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Senate passed the Utah school choice bill Thursday, paving the way for private school vouchers and increases to teacher salaries.
Is the COVID pandemic over? What World Health Organization says

Is the COVID pandemic over? What World Health Organization says

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 12:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Is the COVID-19 pandemic about to be officially over?
Cab driver wanted for allegedly groping passenger

Cab driver wanted for allegedly groping passenger

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 11:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for a cab driver who allegedly touched a woman inappropriately while driving her to a Midvale hotel.
The 'adventurous' West: Jazz in the middle of extraordinarily deep playoff race

The 'adventurous' West: Jazz in the middle of extraordinarily deep playoff race

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 11:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Jazz head coach Will Hardy summed it up this way: "The West is adventurous right now." Maybe more so than it's ever been.
Asteroid coming exceedingly close to Earth, but will miss

Asteroid coming exceedingly close to Earth, but will miss

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 10:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

An asteroid the size of a delivery truck will whip past Earth on Thursday night, one of the closest encounters ever recorded. NASA insists it will be a near miss.
This GOP Utah congressman was named to the House 'weaponization' committee

This GOP Utah congressman was named to the House 'weaponization' committee

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 10:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah congressman will serve on a House subcommittee Republicans created to investigate the Biden administration.
Utah woman is one of nearly 100 double-living organ donors in the world

Utah woman is one of nearly 100 double-living organ donors in the world

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 9:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

In January, Robin Vedaa became one of nearly 100 in the world who are double-living organ donors, donating not one but two organs while alive.
'Purely a political act': Venezuelans criticize Utah's move to halt humanitarian parole program

'Purely a political act': Venezuelans criticize Utah's move to halt humanitarian parole program

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 9:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's Venezuelan community says Utah's decision to sue to halt a humanitarian parole plan makes no sense since it has been successful and decreased border encounters.
US to test nuclear-powered spacecraft by 2027

US to test nuclear-powered spacecraft by 2027

Joey Roulette, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 9:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

The United States plans to test a spacecraft engine powered by nuclear fission by 2027 as part of a long-term NASA effort to demonstrate more efficient methods of propelling astronauts to Mars in the future, the space agency's chief said on Tuesday.
Get Gephardt: Orem man's auto repairs take 13 months due to parts shortage

Get Gephardt: Orem man's auto repairs take 13 months due to parts shortage

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

If your car needs minor repairs, be prepared to wait. That warning comes from a Utah County man who had to wait for more than a year for his car to get fixed.
Slain Enoch girl texted friend that dad was acting strange and she was worried

Slain Enoch girl texted friend that dad was acting strange and she was worried

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 8:38 a.m.  |  Save Story

A warrant unsealed in Enoch says one of Michael Haight's daughters texted a friend the night before her family was found dead saying her father was acting strange and she was worried.
Common nail salon tool may cause DNA damage and mutations in human cells, research finds

Common nail salon tool may cause DNA damage and mutations in human cells, research finds

Kristen Rogers, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

Radiation from nail dryers may damage DNA and cause cancer-causing mutations in human cells, a new study has found — and that might have you wondering whether your regular gel mani-pedi is worth the risk.
Death of Stephen 'tWitch' Boss generates new discussions about suicide and depression

Death of Stephen 'tWitch' Boss generates new discussions about suicide and depression

University of Utah Health  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

The husband, father of three, and multimedia personality was only 40-years-old when he took his own life.
Massive undertaking: 3 years of progress on 5-year Salt Lake Temple renovation

Massive undertaking: 3 years of progress on 5-year Salt Lake Temple renovation

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square are now three years into construction on a five-year renovation project. Work on the plazas is scheduled to be completed in the fall.
'That was our last try': Man details plane crash rescue in perilous conditions

'That was our last try': Man details plane crash rescue in perilous conditions

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 7:48 a.m.  |  Save Story

Luke Bowman was flying the DPS helicopter over the Wasatch-Cache National Forest as part of a team trying to get to the pilot of a small airplane that had crashed.
'This is unfair.' Victims' families ask judge to reconsider camera ban in Daybell trial

'This is unfair.' Victims' families ask judge to reconsider camera ban in Daybell trial

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 7:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

Family members of JJ Vallow, Tylee Ryan and Tammy Daybell are asking a judge to reconsider allowing cameras in the upcoming trial of Chad and Lori Daybell.
Russia downplays West's move on tanks, strikes Ukraine again

Russia downplays West's move on tanks, strikes Ukraine again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 6:55 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Western decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine was hailed enthusiastically by many. Moscow first shrugged it off — and later launched another barrage of attacks.
Vacant at Viejas: Utah State can't surmount first-half defecit, fall to San Diego State

Vacant at Viejas: Utah State can't surmount first-half defecit, fall to San Diego State

Jacob Nielson for KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 12:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Aggies cut a 20-point first-half deficit to six, but stayed winless at Viejas Arena in Mountain West play.
'I guess we could have sent 3 people after him': Lillard scores 60 as Blazers beat Jazz

'I guess we could have sent 3 people after him': Lillard scores 60 as Blazers beat Jazz

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 12:13 a.m.  |  Save Story

The former Weber State guard came up just short of his career high in win over Jazz.
1 person dead after semitruck rollover on I-15 in Juab County

1 person dead after semitruck rollover on I-15 in Juab County

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 10:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

One person is dead after a semitruck rolled while traveling north on I-15 Wednesday night in Juab County.
Meta to reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts

Meta to reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts

Katie Paul and Sheila Dang, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 10:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Meta Platforms said Wednesday it will reinstate former U.S. President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks, following a two-year suspension after the deadly Capitol Hill riot on January 6, 2021.
Lawyer: Admins were warned 3 times the day 6-year-old boy shot Virginia teacher

Lawyer: Admins were warned 3 times the day 6-year-old boy shot Virginia teacher

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 10:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Concerned teachers and employees warned administrators at a Virginia elementary school three times that a 6-year-old boy had a gun and was threatening other students in the hours before he shot and wounded a teacher, "but the administration could not be bothered," a lawyer for the teacher said Wednesday.
Earth's inner core may have stopped turning and could go into reverse, study suggests

Earth's inner core may have stopped turning and could go into reverse, study suggests

Lianne Kolirin, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 9:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

The rotation of Earth's inner core may have paused and it could even go into reverse, new research suggests.
All aboard! Salt Lake's new emergency ski bus service starts this week

All aboard! Salt Lake's new emergency ski bus service starts this week

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake County officials on Wednesday began accepting reservations from people for the emergency ski bus service to resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.
Utahn who murdered weeks after being paroled sent back to prison for 25 years to life

Utahn who murdered weeks after being paroled sent back to prison for 25 years to life

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 8:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison after shooting and killing a man in 2020, just three weeks after he had been released from prison.
Traffic stop yields 155 pounds of marijuana, nearly 1,200 THC vape cartridges

Traffic stop yields 155 pounds of marijuana, nearly 1,200 THC vape cartridges

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 8:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A traffic stop in Tooele County resulted in Utah Highway Patrol troopers seizing a variety of marijuana and THC products.
'When fortune meets preparedness': RSL newcomers taking advantage of opportunities

'When fortune meets preparedness': RSL newcomers taking advantage of opportunities

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 7:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Bertin Jacquesson — the No. 16 pick in this year's draft — has been one of the biggest surprises of the preseason so far for RSL.
Utah resolution proposing Friday designation for Halloween celebrations advances

Utah resolution proposing Friday designation for Halloween celebrations advances

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 7:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

A bill that would encourage Utah communities to bump Halloween festivities — like trick-or-treating — to the last Friday in October every year, passed out of the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee meeting Wednesday and will go to the full Senate for a final vote.
Lehi mother charged with aggravated child abuse of 3-year-old son

Lehi mother charged with aggravated child abuse of 3-year-old son

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 6:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Lehi mother was charged with aggravated child abuse Wednesday in connection with injuries sustained by her 3-year-old son.
1 person dead after crash on Mountain View Corridor

1 person dead after crash on Mountain View Corridor

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 6:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

One person is dead after a crash on Mountain View Corridor involving a box truck and a passenger vehicle.
Anti-abortion groups hold memorial for unborn babies aborted in Utah

Anti-abortion groups hold memorial for unborn babies aborted in Utah

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 5:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pro-Life Utah, an anti-abortion organization, held a memorial service on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday to honor the lives of 1,746 unborn babies that were aborted in Utah in 2022.
Utah, Salt Lake leaders unveil new plans to improve the struggling Great Salt Lake

Utah, Salt Lake leaders unveil new plans to improve the struggling Great Salt Lake

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 4:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Three new Great Salt Lake-themed proposals were unveiled by state and local leaders Tuesday and Wednesday. They would add more water to the lake, redirect funds and set a new benchmark for success.
Body found in old limestone kiln in northern Salt Lake foothills

Body found in old limestone kiln in northern Salt Lake foothills

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 4:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police and firefighters recovered a body from an old limestone kiln in the foothills above Beck Street in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The death is not considered to be suspicious.
Lawmakers advance bill to ban possession or sale of child sex dolls

Lawmakers advance bill to ban possession or sale of child sex dolls

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 4:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A legislative committee unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would make owning or distributing child sex dolls a crime. Police say these dolls have turned up in child pornography cases.
Utah Senate approves choice scholarship, teacher compensation bill on 2nd reading

Utah Senate approves choice scholarship, teacher compensation bill on 2nd reading

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 3:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday that will provide $8,000 scholarships to qualifying families for private schools and other private education services.
Have You Seen This? Runaway marlin crashes the beach party

Have You Seen This? Runaway marlin crashes the beach party

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 3:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's all fun and games until a marlin comes flying into the crowd.
Utah bill would extend in-state tuition rates to refugees, asylum seekers

Utah bill would extend in-state tuition rates to refugees, asylum seekers

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 3:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Refugees, political asylum seekers and their advocates urged lawmakers to adopt legislation that would extend in-state tuition rates at Utah's public colleges and universities.
How Utah's popular home-grown meal delivery service got started

How Utah's popular home-grown meal delivery service got started

Beehive Meals  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

The pandemic hit in March 2020. Yet, when many small businesses — particularly in the food industry — were struggling to get supplies, "Honeybee Beehive Meals" started doubling deliveries.
Microsoft cloud outage hits users around the world

Microsoft cloud outage hits users around the world

Akriti Sharma, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 2:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Microsoft said on Wednesday it had recovered all of its cloud services after a networking outage took down its cloud platform Azure along with services such as Teams and Outlook used by millions around the globe.
Judge to Arizona community: Water not required to flow from Scottsdale

Judge to Arizona community: Water not required to flow from Scottsdale

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 25 - 2:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Maricopa County judge in Arizona denied residents emergency relief over their Scottsdale water source that has been cut off since Jan. 1 because of drought conditions and despite repeated city warnings to find an alternative water source.

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