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Health and Human Services dept. to take oversight of health care inside Utah prisons
The Utah Department of Corrections announced Friday that the state Department of Health and Human Services will assume responsibility for health care services in Utah's prison system beginning July 2023.
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Utah's first Gender Marker Day offered queer Utahns the opportunity Friday to receive free help in legally changing their gender markers and/or names. Organizers said the event is the first of its kind not just in Utah, but anywhere in the world.
The Associated Press | Updated Dec. 9 - 8:25 p.m. | Save Story
A U.S. sportswriter covering the World Cup, Grant Wahl, died in Qatar on Friday, media outlet NPR and U.S. soccer said.
Ayanna Likens, KSL-TV | Posted Dec. 9 - 8:05 p.m. | Save Story
For some people, diet and lifestyle changes aren't enough to lose weight. On the advice of their doctor, bariatric surgery may be an option.
Stephen Groves and Amy Forliti, Associated Press | Posted Dec. 9 - 7:33 p.m. | Save Story
The former Minneapolis police officer who held down George Floyd's back as one of his colleagues kneeled on the Black man's neck has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. J. Alexander Kueng pleaded guilty in October to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.
Carter Williams, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 7:04 p.m. | Save Story
Premature models indicate that a coming weekend storm has the potential to deliver 1 to 2 feet of snow in Utah's mountains.
Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 6:22 p.m. | Save Story
The Granite School District Board of Education has voted to close Millcreek, Twin Peaks and Spring Lane elementary schools.
Maddie Burakoff, Associated Press | Posted Dec. 9 - 5:43 p.m. | Save Story
Scientists discovered the oldest known DNA and used it to reveal what life was like two million years ago in the northern tip of Greenland. Today, it's a barren Arctic desert, but back then it was a lush landscape of trees and vegetation with an array of animals, even the now extinct mastodon.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 5:12 p.m. | Save Story
The pilot who helped rescue three crew members in a La Sal Mountains helicopter crash on Thursday says the group is lucky the wreckage didn't slide down the mountainside.
Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com | Updated Dec. 9 - 4:52 p.m. | Save Story
East High School received a "possible bomb threat" on Friday, but school officials believe it is likely a hoax.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 4:32 p.m. | Save Story
A woman charged this week with causing a fatal crash in West Valley in February was arrested Friday by U.S. Marshals and Salt Lake City police.
Reuters | Posted Dec. 9 - 4:06 p.m. | Save Story
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday expanded the use of COVID-19 vaccines that target both the original coronavirus and omicron variants to include children aged 6 months through 5 years.
Grant Olsen for KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 3:34 p.m. | Save Story
It's all fun and games until a wolf comes bounding out of the trees.
Ryan Miller, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 3:29 p.m. | Save Story
Jazz fans have latched on to and championed many players over the years, not many have embraced them back the way Gobert did.
Jason Bell for KSL Cars | Posted Dec. 9 - 3:00 p.m. | Save Story
It's been nearly 20 years, but Nissan is back with an all-new Frontier. With striking, modern looks and compelling Pro-4X package, the Frontier is here to play.
Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press | Posted Dec. 9 - 2:43 p.m. | Save Story
Hate mealy apples and soggy french fries? Science can help. Food companies are increasingly turning to chemistry and physics to tackle the problem of food waste.
Yvette Cruz, KSL.com | Updated Dec. 9 - 2:28 p.m. | Save Story
Colorful Christmas lights are decorating homes and streets across Utah and KSL.com's annual lights map is back to help you see them all this holiday season.
Carter Williams, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 2:07 p.m. | Save Story
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox's proposed 2024 fiscal year budget is loaded with items that he says will help future generations.
Lottie Elizabeth Johnson, Deseret News | Updated Dec. 9 - 1:46 p.m. | Save Story
'I saw his last breaths, held his hand tight, and felt his heartbeat slowly drift away,' Lee's wife shared
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 1:33 p.m. | Save Story
The Salt Lake County district attorney concluded Friday that the actions of officers involved in two separate 2021 police shootings in South Jordan and Salt Lake City were legally justified.
Josh Furlong, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 1:03 p.m. | Save Story
For a team picked to finish 10th in the Pac-12 and to marginally improve upon last season's 11-20 record, the early results are jarring — in a good way.
Andrew Adams, KSL-TV | Posted Dec. 9 - 12:29 p.m. | Save Story
Police said they arrested three people Wednesday and several others could face charges after some porch thefts caught on doorbell video led to a key tip about the group's whereabouts.
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 12:03 p.m. | Save Story
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a $10 million donation on Friday to help UNICEF efforts to eradicate polio and maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Kathleen Magramo, CNN | Posted Dec. 9 - 11:34 a.m. | Save Story
The discovery of a giant 100 million-year-old marine reptile's skeleton in Australia has been hailed by researchers as a breakthrough that may provide vital clues about prehistoric life.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 10:56 a.m. | Save Story
A Utah gang member charged with murdering two people in Magna has now been charged with shooting at the house of a witness to a West Jordan homicide.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 10:21 a.m. | Save Story
Thursday was the first official day on the job for new BYU defensive assistant Kelly Poppinga. But in many ways, it felt like he never left prior to the 2016 season.
Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 9 - 10:05 a.m. | Save Story
The holiday rush is in full swing at post offices around the country to ensure packages, parcels, letters and Christmas cards all get delivered on time.
Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press | Posted Dec. 9 - 9:44 a.m. | Save Story
Wholesale prices in the United States rose 7.4% in November from a year earlier, a fifth straight slowdown and a hopeful sign that inflation pressures across the economy are continuing to cool.
Lekan Oyekanmi and Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Updated Dec. 9 - 9:19 a.m. | Save Story
Brittney Griner has returned to the United States, nearly 10 months after the basketball star's detention in Russia made her the most high-profile American jailed abroad and set off a political firestorm.
Bridger Beal-Cvetko and Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Updated Dec. 9 - 9:13 a.m. | Save Story
An elderly woman pulled from her burning West Valley home early Friday died at the scene, according to the firefighters.
Mike Anderson, KSL-TV | Posted Dec. 9 - 9:05 a.m. | Save Story
Volunteer pilots from across the Wasatch Front played Reindeer to Santa Claus Thursday by helping him fly loads of gifts to Parowan Elementary School in southern Utah.
Mike Headrick, KSL-TV | Posted Dec. 9 - 8:46 a.m. | Save Story
How important is a single signature on a legal document? A South Jordan homeowner claims the wrong signature ended with firefighters causing significant damage to his house.
Vocalocity | Posted Dec. 9 - 8:00 a.m. | Save Story
Award-winning a cappella group Vocalocity is teaming up with the local Kids are Music children's chorus to put on a benefit concert for Savannah, a 3-year-old diagnosed with a rare and aggressive pediatric cancer.
The Associated Press | Posted Dec. 9 - 7:41 a.m. | Save Story
Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona says she has switched her registration to independent. But the first-term senator also says she doesn't plan to caucus with Republicans and that will ensure Democrats retain their narrow voting majority in the Senate.
Clare Duffy, CNN | Posted Dec. 9 - 7:24 a.m. | Save Story
A group of former Twitter employees who are suing the company spoke out Thursday, alleging that new owner Elon Musk's mass layoffs at the company have triggered multiple labor rights violations.
Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV | Posted Dec. 9 - 7:10 a.m. | Save Story
A Salt Lake City family is reacting to a huge update in the death of their teenage son after police tracked down a third person believed to be involved.
Josh Furlong, KSL.com | Updated Dec. 8 - 11:29 p.m. | Save Story
At one point in the game Thursday night, Utah shot 83% from 3-point range and had a 19-point lead.
Josh Furlong, KSL.com | Updated Dec. 8 - 11:16 p.m. | Save Story
The 6-foot-9 forward from Provo, who transferred to Utah after four seasons at hometown school BYU, announced on Thursday that he was medically retiring from the game of basketball.
Linda Williams and Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com | Updated Dec. 8 - 10:44 p.m. | Save Story
Northbound I-15 was reopened near 14600 South on Thursday after crews spent hours clearing a multivehicle crash that involved an oil spill.
Ladd Egan, KSL-TV | Posted Dec. 8 - 10:33 p.m. | Save Story
In just over 12 hours from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning, three Utah Highway Patrol vehicles were hit by cars and semitruck that lost control on the slick roadways.
Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News | Posted Dec. 8 - 10:07 p.m. | Save Story
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney reaffirmed his support for a carbon tax, calling it the "No. 1 thing" that will help curb global emissions and rising temperatures.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 8 - 9:42 p.m. | Save Story
A man was arrested Wednesday after police say he has broken into multiple hobby stores in Utah over the past several months and has stolen trading cards.
Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com | Updated Dec. 8 - 9:36 p.m. | Save Story
A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday after police say he fired of 20 rounds from an assault rifle in a Tooele neighborhood and then was involved in an hourslong standoff with SWAT officers.
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 8 - 8:34 p.m. | Save Story
Family and friends of two teenagers who were shot and killed at Hunter High gathered in front of the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office Thursday to protest the shooter's sentence.
Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | Posted Dec. 8 - 8:07 p.m. | Save Story
CDC review awaits for doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 5 after FDA approval Thursday. Omicron-targeted booster shots made by both Moderna and Pfizer already are urged for everyone 5 and older.
Adam Small, KSL NewsRadio | Posted Dec. 8 - 7:34 p.m. | Save Story
SafeUT, an app that connects people in crisis to a counselor, has exchanged one million messages with users in a single year.
Matt O'Brien, Associated Press | Posted Dec. 8 - 7:03 p.m. | Save Story
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft's planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to its Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business.
Logan Stefanich, KSL.com | Updated Dec. 8 - 6:22 p.m. | Save Story
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday announced that his new budget will include a "historic investment in education," to the tune of $1.5 billion dollars.
Caleb Turner, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 8 - 6:18 p.m. | Save Story
The beautiful game just became a little more beautiful thanks to a dedicated, creative father.
Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 8 - 5:34 p.m. | Save Story
Bruce Cook, 51, died in a snowmobile crash in the Lake Creek area near Heber City on Tuesday, sheriff's deputies said.
Ladd Egan and Madison Swenson, KSL-TV | Posted Dec. 8 - 5:02 p.m. | Save Story
After being notified of at least 10 different instances of a new vacant land scam, land buyers and owners should be aware of a scam involving vacant lots and land parcels.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 8 - 4:37 p.m. | Save Story
The owner of a massage parlor in Salt Lake City has been arrested for investigation of sexually abusing two women while giving massages, according to police.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Updated Dec. 8 - 4:28 p.m. | Save Story
A helicopter being used by the Division of Wildlife Services went down in the La Sal Mountains. All three crew members were uninjured and rescued hours later.
Eric Tucker, Matthew Lee and Zeke Miller, Associated Press | Updated Dec. 8 - 4:26 p.m. | Save Story
Russia has freed WNBA star Brittney Griner in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.
Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com | Posted Dec. 8 - 3:03 p.m. | Save Story
After being found competent for trial, Lori Vallow Daybell and her husband Chad Daybell were back in court for the court to discuss multiple motions, including setting a new trial date.
Minky Couture | Posted Dec. 8 - 3:00 p.m. | Save Story
For those who celebrate Christmas, 'tis the season of giving — more specifically, shopping and planning for the giving. It's a task that can be as stressful as it is rewarding.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 8 - 2:31 p.m. | Save Story
Police say two 14-year-old boys took a gun into a middle school bathroom in St. George and accidentally fired a round.
Ryan Miller, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 8 - 2:01 p.m. | Save Story
For Simone Fontecchio, just getting to the league was a fantasy fulfilled. Dunking in a game-winner? His dreams never got that far.
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com | Posted Dec. 8 - 1:39 p.m. | Save Story
One of Utah's largest health systems, MountainStar Healthcare, announced on Thursday it is adding more facilities to its network as it works towards a goal to bring affordable care to families throughout Utah. It is adding emergency rooms, urgent care facilities and nurse training and expanding some of its hospitals.
Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV | Posted Dec. 8 - 1:16 p.m. | Save Story
The family of one of the victims in the Hunter High shooting is speaking out after a judge sentenced the teen who killed their son and another student to juvenile detention on lesser charges.
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