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Mentor at Millcreek youth treatment facility charged with sexual abuse

Mentor at Millcreek youth treatment facility charged with sexual abuse

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 10:55 a.m.  |  Save Story

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A West Valley man who police say was employed as a mentor at a youth treatment facility in Millcreek has been charged with inappropriately touching one of the residents.
Photo gallery: Hollywood descends on Utah for Sundance 2023

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Photo gallery: Hollywood descends on Utah for Sundance 2023

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 10:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

This year's Sundance Film Festival marks the first time in two years that the film industry is able to gather in person in Park City to celebrate the work of up-and-coming moviemakers. And that means KSL.com is back with our traditional stars of Sundance photo gallery.
Postseason drought: Are the Runnin' Utes bound for an NCAA Tournament bid?

Postseason drought: Are the Runnin' Utes bound for an NCAA Tournament bid?

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 10:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

As Friday morning, Utah ranks No. 40 in KenPom ratings and No. 45 in the official NET ratings, which helps seed the 68-team NCAA Tournament.
Bad omen for drivers: It's only January, but gas prices are already surging

Bad omen for drivers: It's only January, but gas prices are already surging

Matt Egan, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 9:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

Normally, prices at the gas pump drift lower during the dead of winter as lousy weather keeps Americans off the roads. But something unusual is happening this year: Gas prices are rocketing higher.
Unique cowboy and skiing sport on display in Heber City

Unique cowboy and skiing sport on display in Heber City

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 9:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

If you're looking for a wild, action-packed event for your family this weekend that combines Utah's cowboy culture and its ski culture, head up to Heber City. 
Agents report finding child porn, bag of children's underwear in Utah man's home

Agents report finding child porn, bag of children's underwear in Utah man's home

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man was arrested Thursday and accused of having hundreds of child pornography videos in his home as well as a bag of children's underwear.
4 people safe after explosion in Lehi home

4 people safe after explosion in Lehi home

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

An explosion in a Lehi home Friday morning caused major damage to a home. All four residents at the home got out with only minor injuries.
'Ball of fire': Utah man severely burned during backyard accident with gasoline

'Ball of fire': Utah man severely burned during backyard accident with gasoline

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man suffered severe burns to his hands and face while trying to start a fire in his backyard fire pit.
Top 5 reasons to start meal planning

Top 5 reasons to start meal planning

Beehive Meals  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Planning your upcoming meals can reduce stress, save money and time, and even makes it simpler to choose healthy options for your family.
Empowering Latina moms to find a place in STEM

Empowering Latina moms to find a place in STEM

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 7:45 a.m.  |  Save Story

Nonprofit Club Ability is expanding its services to help moms get involved in STEM.
Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake

Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 7:24 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Colorado baker who won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple's wedding cake because of his Christian faith has lost an appeal in his latest legal fight.
Grand jury probes faulty Goodyear recreational vehicle tires

Grand jury probes faulty Goodyear recreational vehicle tires

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 7:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles is gathering evidence in a criminal investigation of Goodyear recreational vehicle tires that the government blames for crashes that killed eight people.
Utah drought takes toll on small towns, drying up springs, wells

Utah drought takes toll on small towns, drying up springs, wells

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 6:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

The town of Stockton in Tooele County is under a building moratorium because it is running out of water and needs $2.4 million from the Utah Legislature for a new well.
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

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.
Hundreds turn Wasatch Front Regional Council meeting into anti-gondola protest

Hundreds turn Wasatch Front Regional Council meeting into anti-gondola protest

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 9:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Wasatch Front Regional Council on Thursday voted to release its transportation plan for public comment during an uncharacteristically charged meeting.
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.

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