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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

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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.
'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.
Taylorsville music store temporarily closed by broken pipes, flooding

Taylorsville music store temporarily closed by broken pipes, flooding

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 11:39 a.m.  |  Save Story

The owner of a longtime music store said Tuesday that extreme cold temperatures contributed to a fire suppression system malfunction that led to pipes breaking and a flooded storefront. 
Accident leads to discovery of child porn, $30K cash, magic mushroom bars, UHP says

Accident leads to discovery of child porn, $30K cash, magic mushroom bars, UHP says

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 11:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Highway Patrol troopers investigating a crash in southern Utah arresting two people after they said they discovered child pornography, chocolate bars with THC and $30,000 cash.
Airbnb and Expedia are raking in profits by holding customer cash

Airbnb and Expedia are raking in profits by holding customer cash

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 10:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

Anyone who has booked accommodations for a vacation getaway through Airbnb or Expedia is familiar with the drill.
Drug deal gone bad led to double killing in Taylorsville, police say

Drug deal gone bad led to double killing in Taylorsville, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 9:48 a.m.  |  Save Story

Taylorsville police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a double killing at an apartment complex Monday night after the man surrendered Tuesday.
Metro Gang Unit asking Legislature for money to buy tattoo removal machine

Metro Gang Unit asking Legislature for money to buy tattoo removal machine

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 9:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

Tuesday morning, Nick Godfrey didn't try to hide any of his tattoos. He wanted people to look, and listen, and know that gang life is now part of his past.
Celebrate Black History Month in Utah at these events

Celebrate Black History Month in Utah at these events

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 8:38 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.
Utah athletic department rebounds from COVID year as football revenue tops $75M

Utah athletic department rebounds from COVID year as football revenue tops $75M

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 8:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

The University of Utah's athletic department has rebounded well — and grown — since its COVID-disrupted year, and it has the success of the football program to largely thank for it.
Got an app idea? We can build it!

Got an app idea? We can build it!

AppsTango  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 8:00 a.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.
Solving homelessness, environmental issues top Salt Lake City mayor's 2023 goals

Solving homelessness, environmental issues top Salt Lake City mayor's 2023 goals

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 7:55 a.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall unveiled more than 60 goals she hopes the city is able to complete by the end of the year.
Salt Lake man accused of soliciting teen girl at high school wrestling meet

Salt Lake man accused of soliciting teen girl at high school wrestling meet

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 7:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Salt Lake City man has been charged with trying to solicit a girl at a high school wrestling meet four years ago when she was 16.
Tom Brady retires, insisting this time it's for good

Tom Brady retires, insisting this time it's for good

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 1 - 7:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

Tom Brady has announced his retirement. He posted the announcement on social media in a brief video lasting just under one minute, saying this time it's for good.
4 Utah centenarians share advice collected over more than 100 years

4 Utah centenarians share advice collected over more than 100 years

Annie Knox and Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 10:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

An immigrant, a World War II veteran, an avid outdoorsman and an entrepreneur. They all spoke with KSL recently, but that's not all they have in common. Each is over 100 years old. And with all that life experience, they have some insight to share.
Manslaughter charge for Alec Baldwin in 'Rust' set shooting

Manslaughter charge for Alec Baldwin in 'Rust' set shooting

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 31 - 10:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Prosecutors are scheduled to file involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal on the set of a Western movie in 2021.
1,700 flights canceled, at least 2 dead as ice storm freezes US

1,700 flights canceled, at least 2 dead as ice storm freezes US

Paul J. Weber and Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 10:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Winter weather has brought ice to a wide swath of the United States, canceling more than 1,700 flights nationwide and snarling highways.
A real zoodunit: Monkeys found but mystery deepens in Dallas

A real zoodunit: Monkeys found but mystery deepens in Dallas

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 9:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Authorities say two monkeys taken from the Dallas Zoo have been found in an abandoned home a day after going missing from their enclosure, which had been cut.
$40M Great Salt Lake trust beginning work with newly formed council

$40M Great Salt Lake trust beginning work with newly formed council

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 9:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Farmers, private landowners, mineral extraction specialists, hunters, anglers and water managers are among a group of people joining a trust to work on improving water flows to the Great Salt Lake.
Is Olympic proposal a 'humiliation' for Russia? Or a call for Ukraine supporters to boycott in 2024?

Is Olympic proposal a 'humiliation' for Russia? Or a call for Ukraine supporters to boycott in 2024?

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 8:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Russia is pushing back against an International Olympic Committee proposal that would allow Russian athletes to compete in the 2024 Summer Games in Paris only if they're not affiliated with their country and have not supported its war against Ukraine.
4 Layton Christian Academy administrators fired amid accusations of 'massive fraud' operation

4 Layton Christian Academy administrators fired amid accusations of 'massive fraud' operation

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com and Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Updated Jan. 31 - 8:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Layton Christian Academy officials said they have fired four administrators at the school, after receiving information about "financial malfeasance."
Utah lawmakers want age restrictions on social media platforms

Utah lawmakers want age restrictions on social media platforms

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 7:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah Senate committee advanced a bill that would require social media companies to set age limits for creating accounts.
Arizona man charged with kidnapping, sexually exploiting boy in Amber Alert case

Arizona man charged with kidnapping, sexually exploiting boy in Amber Alert case

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 7:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Arizona man is facing state and federal charges accusing him of kidnapping a 13-year-old Layton boy to Nebraska and sexually exploiting him in a case that prompted an Amber Alert.
Utah's alcohol managers seek at least $85M to expand warehouse operations

Utah's alcohol managers seek at least $85M to expand warehouse operations

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Business is booming at the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services, and that could soon lead to new problems.
Expert tips for backcountry safety in Utah

Expert tips for backcountry safety in Utah

Megan Michelson for Utah Office of Tourism  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 7:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Thinking of skiing in Utah's backcountry? Before you go, here are some tips to keep you safe.
'Funny how everything works out': Kessler reflects on journey to Rising Star selection

'Funny how everything works out': Kessler reflects on journey to Rising Star selection

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 6:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Walker Kessler is Utah's first official participant in All-Star Weekend.
Tribes call for Utah legislators to pass bill to protect Native children

Tribes call for Utah legislators to pass bill to protect Native children

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 6:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Tribal leaders gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to call on Utah legislators to pass HB40, which protects Native American children from unnecessary removal from families and tribes.
The moment Nate Bargatze knew Utah loved him

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The moment Nate Bargatze knew Utah loved him

Aaron Shill, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 4:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Nate Bargatze's first comedy special for Amazon Prime called "Hello World" drops Jan. 31 and was filmed in Phoenix at the end of his last tour, which included four shows at Salt Lake City's Eccles Theater.
Pedestrian in crosswalk dies after being hit by 2 cars in Salt Lake City

Pedestrian in crosswalk dies after being hit by 2 cars in Salt Lake City

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 31 - 4:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash near 1200 West and 600 North in the Fairpark neighborhood.
Rio Tinto sorry for losing radioactive device in Australia

Rio Tinto sorry for losing radioactive device in Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 4:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rio Tinto has apologized for losing a highly radioactive capsule over a 870-mile stretch of Western Australia. Authorities are looking for the tiny but dangerous substance.
'Father of Peeps' marshmallow candies Bob Born dies at 98

'Father of Peeps' marshmallow candies Bob Born dies at 98

Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 4:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ira "Bob" Born, a candy company executive known as the "Father of Peeps" for mechanizing the process to make the marshmallow chicks, has died. He was 98.

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