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Gabby Petito's parents file motion to add Laundrie family attorney as defendant in lawsuit

Gabby Petito's parents file motion to add Laundrie family attorney as defendant in lawsuit

Amanda Musa and Jamiel Lynch, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 10:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

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The parents of Gabby Petito have filed a motion to add Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino as a defendant in an ongoing civil lawsuit against Brian Laundrie's parents, Christopher and Roberta Laundrie.
BYU reportedly taps Weber State's Jay Hill as next defensive coordinator

BYU reportedly taps Weber State's Jay Hill as next defensive coordinator

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 10:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Weber State's all-time winningest coach in football history will be tasked to build upon the 93rd-ranked total defense in the country.
Vigil held for Utah Tech University student killed in balcony fall

Vigil held for Utah Tech University student killed in balcony fall

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 9:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

It was an emotional night at Utah Tech University Tuesday as students, teachers and staff gathered for a vigil to remember a freshman who died in what is being called a tragic accident.
Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Walker

Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Walker

Bill Barrow and Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 6 - 9:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden's term and helping cap an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in the last major vote of the year.
Judge says Utah nurse accused of causing inmate's death is not guilty

Judge says Utah nurse accused of causing inmate's death is not guilty

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 9:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

A woman charged with negligently causing the death of a Duchesne County Jail inmate in 2016 is not guilty of the crime, a judge ruled Monday.
Demand for hospital-grade cribs on the rise as viral illnesses continue to surge

Demand for hospital-grade cribs on the rise as viral illnesses continue to surge

Carma Hassan, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 8:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

As a trio of respiratory viruses spreads across the country and pediatric hospitalizations remain high, some hospitals are running into a new problem: a shortage of medical-grade cribs.
Popular Kilby Court Block Party set to expand in 2023. Here's who is coming

Popular Kilby Court Block Party set to expand in 2023. Here's who is coming

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 7:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

The fourth rendition of the Kilby Court Block Party is slated to be its largest yet, and now its organizers are ready to share who is coming.
How this Hill AFB major hopes to inspire a new generation of Air Force pilots

How this Hill AFB major hopes to inspire a new generation of Air Force pilots

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Maj. Kristin "Beo" Wolfe is an experienced fighter pilot at Hill Air Force Base who travels around the world hoping to inspire the next generation of U.S. Air Force pilots.
Are your hands tingling? A Utah carpel tunnel clinic is offering free consultations

Are your hands tingling? A Utah carpel tunnel clinic is offering free consultations

Elite Carpal Tunnel  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 7:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you're probably painfully aware of how much you use your hands — because everything you do is a pain. This Utah carpal tunnel clinic is changing the game
3 wives of polygamous sect leader kidnapped younger wives in state custody, charges say

3 wives of polygamous sect leader kidnapped younger wives in state custody, charges say

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 6:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Three women face federal charges accusing them of kidnapping eight minor girls from Arizona state custody. Investigators say the women and girls are wives of an FLDS religious leader.
Is full-day kindergarten right for Utah's students?

Is full-day kindergarten right for Utah's students?

Tom Haraldsen, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 5:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

Months after lawmakers proposed a bill for full-day kindergarten classes, the debate continues over whether the change would benefit kids, parents and teachers.
IOC cites climate change for delaying decision on 2030 Olympics

IOC cites climate change for delaying decision on 2030 Olympics

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 5:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

There won't be a final decision next year on which city should host the 2030 Winter Games after all, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday, citing concerns about the impact of climate change on potential future hosts.
Ed Lamb the next coach at Northern Colorado, brings BYU staffer with him

Ed Lamb the next coach at Northern Colorado, brings BYU staffer with him

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 6 - 4:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

The former Big Sky champion who led Southern Utah to a handful of FCS playoff appearances is back in the league.
Colorado gay club shooting suspect charged with hate crimes

Colorado gay club shooting suspect charged with hate crimes

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 6 - 4:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

The suspect accused of entering a Colorado gay nightclub clad in body armor and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and wounding 17 others, was charged by prosecutors Tuesday with 305 criminal counts including hate crimes and murder.
New report says Utah has the worst drivers. Where do its road safety laws rank?

New report says Utah has the worst drivers. Where do its road safety laws rank?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 4:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A report released by an insurance marketplace company says Utah has the worst drivers in the nation. Another report finds Utah's trends aren't far off what's happening elsewhere in the U.S.
Teen girl hospitalized in weekend crash in Taylorsville

Teen girl hospitalized in weekend crash in Taylorsville

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 4:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A teenage girl was hospitalized in critical condition after a crash in Taylorsville.
Vivint Smart Home sold to Houston-based NRG Energy for $2.8 billion

Vivint Smart Home sold to Houston-based NRG Energy for $2.8 billion

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 6 - 3:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

Provo-based Vivint Smart Home is being acquired by NRG Energy in a $2.8 billion deal that is expected to close at the end of the first quarter of 2023.
Have You Seen This? When Utah and Ohio State become unlikely friends

Have You Seen This? When Utah and Ohio State become unlikely friends

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 3:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's no secret that Ohio State rallied from behind to beat Utah in a high-scoring 2022 Rose Bowl.
FDA grants priority review for over-the-counter naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

FDA grants priority review for over-the-counter naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

Bhanvi Satija, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 3:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Contract drugmaker Emergent Biosolutions said on Tuesday its over-the-counter naloxone-based nasal spray as a treatment for suspected opioid overdose would be reviewed on a priority basis by the FDA.
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 Dec. 6 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Take the new, fast-paced, proprietary questionnaire – free. It identifies underlying problems that are often difficult for doctors to find.
Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 6 - 2:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump's company has been convicted of tax fraud for a scheme by top executives to avoid paying personal income taxes on perks such as apartments and luxury cars.
The gift you shouldn't give car burglars this holiday season

The gift you shouldn't give car burglars this holiday season

Daniella Rivera, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 1:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

Holiday shoppers are darting around busy parking lots this time of year. So are thieves. Unified police told the KSL Investigators there's a new No. 1 hot spot for car prowlers, but some simple steps can make sure they don't get the better of you.
Scientists finally know why people get more colds and flu in winter

Scientists finally know why people get more colds and flu in winter

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 1:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

A chill is in the air, and you all know what that means — it's time for cold and flu season, when it seems everyone you know is suddenly sneezing, sniffling or worse. It's almost as if those pesky cold and flu germs whirl in with the first blast of winter weather.
Prison ordered for woman who shot and killed husband but claimed self-defense

Prison ordered for woman who shot and killed husband but claimed self-defense

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 12:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Cynthia Vincent, who shot her husband and claimed it was self-defense, was sentenced her to one to 15 years in prison for the July 2021 manslaughter death.
Jan. 6 committee to issue criminal referrals, chairman says

Jan. 6 committee to issue criminal referrals, chairman says

Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 12:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack will make criminal referrals to the Justice Department. Panel chairman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi told reporters Tuesday that the committee has decided to issue the referrals, but he did not disclose who the targets will be or if former President Donald Trump will be among them.
Provo mayor says 4-day workweek works for city employees

Provo mayor says 4-day workweek works for city employees

Simone Seikaly, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 11:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

The mayor of Provo says her city employees gladly work four days a week, ten hours a day.
Musk's Neuralink faces federal probe, employee backlash over animal tests

Musk's Neuralink faces federal probe, employee backlash over animal tests

Rachael Levy, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 11:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Elon Musk's Neuralink, a medical device company, is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations amid internal staff complaints that its animal testing is being rushed, causing needless suffering and deaths.
11 Utah-themed gifts to get for out-of-state relatives

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11 Utah-themed gifts to get for out-of-state relatives

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 11:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Yes, of course, fry sauce made the cut.
More prison ordered for woman who facilitated rape of teen in polygamous relationship

More prison ordered for woman who facilitated rape of teen in polygamous relationship

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 10:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

A woman in a polygamous marriage already serving time for an unusual burglary was sentenced Monday to more prison time for facilitating the rape of a teenage woman in that relationship.
Patrick Kinahan: Whittingham long ago proved coaching greatness

Patrick Kinahan: Whittingham long ago proved coaching greatness

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 10:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

To the casual observer, the kind a big game usually draws in, Kyle Whittingham has enhanced his stature as an elite college football coach the last two seasons.
10 months after a fatal crash in West Valley, prosecutors believe they know who caused it

10 months after a fatal crash in West Valley, prosecutors believe they know who caused it

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 9:39 a.m.  |  Save Story

A woman who was allegedly driving a pickup truck that ran a red light and smashed into another car, killing the driver in West Valley in February, is now facing criminal charges.
Here's why Garfield County wants to increase visitation to Utah's 'Mighty 5' during peak months

Here's why Garfield County wants to increase visitation to Utah's 'Mighty 5' during peak months

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 9:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

While droves of visitors pour into southern Utah every year to explore the state's "Mighty 5" national parks, one of those five is reimagining how and when to attract visitors.
Family, friends remember Utah Tech freshman as 'the life of the party'

Family, friends remember Utah Tech freshman as 'the life of the party'

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 8:49 a.m.  |  Save Story

Family and friends of a Utah Tech University student who fell from a fifth story balcony over the weekend remember the 18-year-old as "the life of the party."
Hertz settles lawsuits over hundreds of alleged false arrests

Hertz settles lawsuits over hundreds of alleged false arrests

Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN Business  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 8:27 a.m.  |  Save Story

Hertz will pay $168 million to settle 364 claims related to the company falsely reporting rental cars as stolen. These cases sometimes resulted in people being arrested and even imprisoned.
What do Utahns think about President Biden's handling of the economy?

What do Utahns think about President Biden's handling of the economy?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 8:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Heading into the holidays still facing high prices at the gas pump and supply chain issues, two-thirds of Utahns disapprove of how President Joe Biden is handling the U.S. economy.
Top 8 things to do downtown this winter

Top 8 things to do downtown this winter

Salt Lake Chamber  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

It's that time of year when downtown comes alive with twinkling lights, decorations, concerts, performances and more — and you won't want to miss any of it.
Gephardt Busts Inflation: The tricks retailers will use to get us to open up our wallets

Gephardt Busts Inflation: The tricks retailers will use to get us to open up our wallets

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 7:49 a.m.  |  Save Story

Of the thousands of Utahns who shopped for bargains on Black Friday, many likely bought a lot of stuff they really didn't plan to buy. And as KSL's Matt Gephardt explains, that's all by design.
Syracuse residents search for driver who destroyed mailboxes overnight

Syracuse residents search for driver who destroyed mailboxes overnight

Shara Park, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 7:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

Syracuse families are looking for answers after someone drove through their yards Monday morning, destroying property and mailboxes.
IOC leaders to hear 'very precise report' on 2030 Winter Games bidders

IOC leaders to hear 'very precise report' on 2030 Winter Games bidders

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 6:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City could advance to the next stage of the bid process for the 2030 Winter Games as soon as Tuesday, but Olympic leaders in Switzerland may delay a decision for months.
Utah's recent storms have already led to dozens of avalanches. Here's how to stay safe

Utah's recent storms have already led to dozens of avalanches. Here's how to stay safe

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 10:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

The rise in demand for outdoor winter activities led to the creation of Utah Avalance Awareness Week in 2019. This year's educational week began with an event Monday evening, drawing in industry experts to discuss safety and highlight the season's avalanche outlook.
Hunter High shooter gets juvenile detention for killing 2 students; case now closed

Hunter High shooter gets juvenile detention for killing 2 students; case now closed

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 9:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

The teen who shot and killed two Hunter High students and injured a third nearly a year ago was sentenced Monday to serve in juvenile detention until he's 21.
Locals in the NFL: 'Snoop' Huntley rescues Ravens with Week 13 rally vs. Broncos

Locals in the NFL: 'Snoop' Huntley rescues Ravens with Week 13 rally vs. Broncos

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 5 - 9:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

With starting quarterback Lamar Jackson out with a sprained knee, Tyler Huntley put together a 16-play game-winning drive to beat the Broncos 10-9.
Poll: More than a third of Utahns are changing their holiday behavior because of COVID-19

Poll: More than a third of Utahns are changing their holiday behavior because of COVID-19

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 9:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll found more than one-third of Utahns are changing their behavior this holiday season due to COVID-19.
Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning 'Cheers' star, dies at 71

Kirstie Alley, Emmy-winning 'Cheers' star, dies at 71

Andrew Dalton And Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 5 - 8:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kirstie Alley, a two-time Emmy winner who starred in the 1980s sitcom "Cheers" and the hit film "Look Who's Talking," has died. She was 71.
Senate candidates make last pitch in Georgia midterm election runoff

Senate candidates make last pitch in Georgia midterm election runoff

Nathan Layne, Reuters  |  Updated Dec. 5 - 8:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

With Republican influence in the U.S. Senate on the line, two dozen party faithful gathered in an Atlanta suburb on Sunday for the final stretch of a get-out-the-vote effort aimed at electing former football star Herschel Walker.
Trial begins in civil suit filed for accidental beheading death at Arches

Trial begins in civil suit filed for accidental beheading death at Arches

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 8:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Opening arguments began Monday in Salt Lake City in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a 25-year-old women's rights activist from Uganda who was killed by a wind-blown gate during a camping trip to Arches National Park in June 2020.
Utahn, former BYU dancer stars in national tour of 'Moulin Rouge'

Utahn, former BYU dancer stars in national tour of 'Moulin Rouge'

Leigh Gibson for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 7:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Davis High School graduate and former BYU Cougarette Libby Lloyd now stars as a lead dancer in the North American tour of "Moulin Rouge," which is playing at the Eccles Theater until Dec. 11.
What's the value in new funding for studies on the Great Salt Lake, other saline lakes?

What's the value in new funding for studies on the Great Salt Lake, other saline lakes?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 7:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

What will new federally-funded studies offer to the understanding of the Great Salt Lake? Quite a lot, one Utah researcher says.
Mike Conley, Rudy Gay close to return for Jazz

Mike Conley, Rudy Gay close to return for Jazz

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 6:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

On Monday, Conley and Gay were full participants in practice.
Facebook owner Meta may remove news from platform if Congress passes media bill

Facebook owner Meta may remove news from platform if Congress passes media bill

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 6:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Facebook parent Meta Platforms on Monday threatened to remove news from its platform if Congress passes a proposal aimed at making it easier for news organizations to negotiate collectively with companies like Alphabet's Google and Facebook.
NASA capsule flies over Apollo landing sites, heads home

NASA capsule flies over Apollo landing sites, heads home

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 5 - 5:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

NASA's Orion capsule is on its way home from the moon to wrap up a three-week test flight. The capsule and its test dummies came within 80 miles of the far side of the moon Monday.
By suggesting 'termination' of Constitution, Romney says Trump has gone from MAGA to RINO

By suggesting 'termination' of Constitution, Romney says Trump has gone from MAGA to RINO

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Updated Dec. 5 - 5:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's all-Republican congressional delegation spoke about former President Donald Trump suggesting the "termination" of the Constitution to overturn the 2020 election.
Police identify 2 killed in collision with a parked truck in West Valley City

Police identify 2 killed in collision with a parked truck in West Valley City

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 5 - 5:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police have identified two people who died after their car collided with a box truck in West Valley City over the weekend.
Officer response times drop under 10 minutes in November, Salt Lake police chief says

Officer response times drop under 10 minutes in November, Salt Lake police chief says

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 5:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Salt Lake City Police Department on Monday announced that officer response times in November dipped below 10 minutes for the first time in at least a year.
The West just scrambled the oil market. What happens next is up to Russia

The West just scrambled the oil market. What happens next is up to Russia

Julia Horowitz, CNN Business  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 4:38 p.m.  |  Save Story

Most Russian crude oil exports to Europe are now banned, marking the boldest effort yet by the West to pile financial pressure on President Vladimir Putin as his brutal war in Ukraine enters its tenth month.
Supreme Court leans toward web designer in case involving free speech, LGBT rights

Supreme Court leans toward web designer in case involving free speech, LGBT rights

Andrew Chung and Nate Raymond, Reuters  |  Updated Dec. 5 - 4:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday engaged in spirited arguments in a major case pitting LGBT rights against a claim that the constitutional right to free speech exempts artists from anti-discrimination laws — a dispute involving an evangelical Christian web designer who refuses to provide her services for same-sex marriages.
Map: Your 2022 guide to seeing Christmas lights in Utah this holiday season

Map: Your 2022 guide to seeing Christmas lights in Utah this holiday season

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 5 - 4:29 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.
Oxford Dictionaries names 'goblin mode' its word of the year

Oxford Dictionaries names 'goblin mode' its word of the year

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 4:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Oxford Dictionaries has announced its 2022 word of the year: "goblin mode." It defines the term as "a type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations."

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