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Advocates urge officials to include affordable housing in new sports and entertainment district

Advocates urge officials to include affordable housing in new sports and entertainment district

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 1:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

Advocates for Utahns experiencing or at-risk for homelessness are prompting Salt Lake City to mandate the inclusion of deeply affordable housing in the proposed sports and entertainment district.
Biden's approval rating falls to lowest level in nearly two years, poll shows

Biden's approval rating falls to lowest level in nearly two years, poll shows

Jason Lange, Reuters  |  Updated May 21 - 1:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden's public approval rating this month fell to its lowest level in almost two years, tying the lowest reading of his presidency in a warning sign for his reelection effort, a poll showed.
Body of missing semi driver who crashed into Deer Creek Reservoir found in cab

Body of missing semi driver who crashed into Deer Creek Reservoir found in cab

Cassidy Wixom and Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated May 21 - 12:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

The body of a missing semitruck driver was recovered Tuesday after the semi's cab was pulled out of Deer Creek Reservoir. The rig crashed into the reservoir Monday night.
What to do if you spot a cougar this summer

What to do if you spot a cougar this summer

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 12:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

For many Utahns, summer means more time in the mountains — and as a result, more potential encounters with mountain lions.
Teen kidnapping investigation leads to fatal police shooting in Millcreek

Teen kidnapping investigation leads to fatal police shooting in Millcreek

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated May 21 - 12:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Officers responding to a report of a 15-year-old who was kidnapped and being held hostage ended up shooting and killing an armed person in Millcreek, according to Unified police.
EPA grants $1M to Murray, Spanish Fork to help redevelop contaminated areas

EPA grants $1M to Murray, Spanish Fork to help redevelop contaminated areas

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted May 21 - 12:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday is giving $1 million to a pair of Utah cities struggling to revive contaminated areas within their boundaries.
Salt Lake father kills 6-year-old son before shooting himself, police say

Salt Lake father kills 6-year-old son before shooting himself, police say

Pat Reavy and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated May 21 - 12:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

The bodies of a Salt Lake man and his 6-year-old son were found in their home, dead of an apparent murder-suicide, over the weekend after police were asked to conduct a welfare check.
'No scientific evidence' Tammy Daybell died of homicide, defense pathologist says

'No scientific evidence' Tammy Daybell died of homicide, defense pathologist says

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated May 21 - 11:57 a.m.  |  Save Story

Dr. Kathy Raven, a forensic pathologist from California, contradicted autopsy results Tuesday that show Tammy Daybell died of asphyxiation, and that her cause of death was homicide.
Utahns fighting for refunds on postponed Aerosmith concert

Utahns fighting for refunds on postponed Aerosmith concert

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 21 - 11:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man purchased Aerosmith tickets back when the show was scheduled in 2023, but the show got pushed to a day that no longer works for him. He decided to Get Gephardt when his quest for a refund hit a dead end.
Latter-day Saint missionary husband follows wife in death, days after tragic accident

Latter-day Saint missionary husband follows wife in death, days after tragic accident

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 10:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday that Elder Paul Hardin has died days after his wife, Sister Mary Hardin, following a traffic accident in California.
Why Zach Wilson's pro day performance at BYU continues to fuel debate

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Why Zach Wilson's pro day performance at BYU continues to fuel debate

Dick Harmon, Deseret News  |  Posted May 21 - 10:38 a.m.  |  Save Story

Three years after one of Wilson's passes during pro day went viral, the question is still asked: Did that toss earn him the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL draft?
Patrick Kinahan: Former All-Star's NBA career has languished since leaving Utah

Patrick Kinahan: Former All-Star's NBA career has languished since leaving Utah

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 10:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

Generational wealth and not much by way of accomplishment on the basketball court basically has defined his seven seasons since Gordon Hayward left the Utah Jazz.
Sen. Mitt Romney, other lawmakers say Biden's student debt relief plan would burden taxpayers

Sen. Mitt Romney, other lawmakers say Biden's student debt relief plan would burden taxpayers

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted May 21 - 10:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is urging President Joe Biden to halt the latest plan for student debt relief.
Flight attendant pleads not guilty to attempting to record teen girl in airplane bathroom

Flight attendant pleads not guilty to attempting to record teen girl in airplane bathroom

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 9:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

An American Airlines flight attendant who authorities say tried to secretly record video of a 14-year-old girl using an airplane bathroom in September has pleaded not guilty to attempted exploitation of a child.
St. George police arrest 911 caller for making alleged false report of being robbed at gunpoint

St. George police arrest 911 caller for making alleged false report of being robbed at gunpoint

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted May 21 - 9:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

A dozen officers responded May 18 to a report of an armed robbery off River Road only to learn it was a false report made by a 911 caller who needed a ride to Provo, police say.
Trump's defense rests case in hush money trial without calling Trump as witness

Trump's defense rests case in hush money trial without calling Trump as witness

Jack Queen and Andy Sullivan, Reuters  |  Updated May 21 - 8:44 a.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump's defense lawyers on Tuesday rested their case at his criminal trial on charges stemming from hush money paid to a porn star without calling the former president as a witness.
Moose kills Alaska man attempting to take photos of her newborn calves

Moose kills Alaska man attempting to take photos of her newborn calves

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 8:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

Authorities in Alaska say a moose has killed a 70-year-old man in the community of Homer. Two men were walking through the brush trying to take photos of two newborn calves when authorities say the mother moose attacked one of the men.
Family is 'praying for miracles' after 2 girls hit by car in Spanish Fork

Family is 'praying for miracles' after 2 girls hit by car in Spanish Fork

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 21 - 8:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Spanish Fork community is rooting for the recovery of two girls who were hit by a car over the weekend.
Report names Salt Lake City 3rd best to begin a career in 2024

Report names Salt Lake City 3rd best to begin a career in 2024

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted May 21 - 7:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

Every year, the workforce loses employees to retirement and gains new ones entering for the first time.
Passenger killed, 30 injured as Singapore Airlines flight hits severe turbulence

Passenger killed, 30 injured as Singapore Airlines flight hits severe turbulence

Chayut Setboonsarng, Reuters  |  Posted May 21 - 7:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

One passenger was killed and 30 injured after a Singapore Airlines flight from London hit severe turbulence en route on Tuesday, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Bangkok, officials and the airline said.
Kayakers concerned over height of new Croydon Bridge on Weber River

Kayakers concerned over height of new Croydon Bridge on Weber River

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 21 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Kayakers said they're concerned a new bridge in Morgan County is too low.
Coroner identifies 6 men killed in crash on Idaho highway

Coroner identifies 6 men killed in crash on Idaho highway

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 20 - 10:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

The names of the six people who died in a major crash Saturday morning have been released.
Sour Patch Kids Oreos and Peeps Pepsi. What's behind the weird flavors popping up

Sour Patch Kids Oreos and Peeps Pepsi. What's behind the weird flavors popping up

Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20 - 10:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Surprising flavor combinations — think gravy-flavored Jones Soda or Sour Patch Kids Oreos — are showing up more frequently in grocery stores and restaurants.
New York-Dublin video link is back up after shutdown for bad behavior

New York-Dublin video link is back up after shutdown for bad behavior

Associated Press  |  Posted May 20 - 9:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

A video link between New York City and Dublin that was shut down due to inappropriate behavior on both sides of the Atlantic has reopened with new security measures.
Indoor pickleball facility coming to Salt Lake City, other Utah cities

Indoor pickleball facility coming to Salt Lake City, other Utah cities

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

The pickleball craze is far from over. In some places, it's just heating up — Salt Lake City will be getting its first large-scale indoor pickleball facility later this year.
One person hit, killed by TRAX train in Salt Lake City

One person hit, killed by TRAX train in Salt Lake City

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 8:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

One person was hit and killed by a TRAX train Monday night in Salt Lake City.
The end of endless shrimp? Red Lobster files for bankruptcy protections

The end of endless shrimp? Red Lobster files for bankruptcy protections

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 20 - 8:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The 56-year-old seafood chain Red Lobster says inflation, bad leases and money-losing all-you-can-eat promotions forced a Chapter 11 filing while it seeks new ownership.
Billionaire rains cash on UMass graduates, $1,000 each, but they must give half away

Billionaire rains cash on UMass graduates, $1,000 each, but they must give half away

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20 - 8:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Billionaire philanthropist Rob Hale has surprised the graduating class at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth by giving each of them $1,000. But there was a condition: They were to keep $500 and give away the rest.
Floating on the Weber River may soon cost you depending on the day

Floating on the Weber River may soon cost you depending on the day

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A private concessionaire will begin charging people who come to tube on the Weber River on weekends and holidays at one Utah wildlife management area.
Judge allows Kouri Richins' attorneys to withdraw from representing her in murder case

Judge allows Kouri Richins' attorneys to withdraw from representing her in murder case

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated May 20 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

A judge granted attorneys for Kouri Richins, a Kamas woman accused of fatally poisoning her husband, permission to withdraw as her counsel on Monday, after they cited "an irreconcilable and nonwaivable situation."
Utah approves $1.4B in new funding toward Utah County transportation projects

Utah approves $1.4B in new funding toward Utah County transportation projects

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah transportation officials are moving forward with plans that they say will enhance the travel infrastructure to meet Utah County's growing needs.
Weber County inland port plans get OK despite critics' worries; foe warns of legal action

Weber County inland port plans get OK despite critics' worries; foe warns of legal action

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Updated May 20 - 6:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Inland Port Authority board approved the Weber County inland port proposal despite concerns of foes who worry the development plans could harm wetlands.
Tugboats escort ship that caused deadly Baltimore bridge collapse back to port

Tugboats escort ship that caused deadly Baltimore bridge collapse back to port

Lea Skene, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20 - 6:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

The container ship that caused the deadly collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge was slowly escorted back to port Monday.
Man ordered to stand trial for murder in deaths of 2 Eagle Mountain toddlers playing in a corral

Man ordered to stand trial for murder in deaths of 2 Eagle Mountain toddlers playing in a corral

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 5:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kent Cody Barlow was ordered to stand trial for two counts of murder on Monday after a judge said he caused a crash that led to the deaths of two Eagle Mountain toddlers.
Utah woman accused of stealing roommate's urn faces desecration charge

Utah woman accused of stealing roommate's urn faces desecration charge

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 5:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Sevier County woman is facing criminal charges accusing her of stealing an urn belonging to her roommate that contained the ashes of the roommate's son.
Is that 'Her'? OpenAI pauses a ChatGPT voice due to similarity to Scarlett Johansson

Is that 'Her'? OpenAI pauses a ChatGPT voice due to similarity to Scarlett Johansson

Wyatte Grantham-Philips, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20 - 4:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

OpenAI plans to halt the use of one of its ChatGPT voices after some drew similarities to Scarlett Johansson. OpenAI was also quick to shut down the internet's theories about Johansson, noting that Sky's voice belonged to a different professional.
Chad Daybell children say their mother was tired, suffered 'fainting spells' before she died

Chad Daybell children say their mother was tired, suffered 'fainting spells' before she died

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated May 20 - 4:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chad Daybell's children took the stand as the defense in the Daybell murder trial began presenting its case Monday.
3 arrested, charged in Vernal custody dispute kidnapping case

3 arrested, charged in Vernal custody dispute kidnapping case

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man and two women are facing felony charges accusing them of trying to take a girl at gunpoint from her father in order to take the child to her biological mother, who does not have custody.
Iran's president and foreign minister die in helicopter crash at moment of high tensions in Mideast

Iran's president and foreign minister die in helicopter crash at moment of high tensions in Mideast

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Updated May 20 - 3:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the country's foreign minister have been found dead hours after their helicopter crashed in fog.
War crimes prosecutor seeks arrest of Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu

War crimes prosecutor seeks arrest of Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Updated May 20 - 3:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

The chief prosecutor of the world's top war crimes court is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Have You Seen This? Scottish girl goes viral for realistic lion noise

Have You Seen This? Scottish girl goes viral for realistic lion noise

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 3:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

You will be surprised at how accurate this young girl's lion roar sounds.
Bringing 'disagree better' home: Teaching kids to negotiate instead of fight

Bringing 'disagree better' home: Teaching kids to negotiate instead of fight

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted May 20 - 3:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

How to model disagreements — with a neighbor over politics, your spouse over money, your kid over curfew — may be one of the most impactful gifts to give your children
Police identify skier found dead near Snowbird as Layton man

Police identify skier found dead near Snowbird as Layton man

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated May 20 - 2:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

A body was found near Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Monday after a skier was reported overdue on Sunday. He has since been identified as a 60-year-old Layton man.
Prosecution rests in Trump's hush money trial

Prosecution rests in Trump's hush money trial

Jack Queen, Jody Godoy and Andy Sullivan, Reuters  |  Updated May 20 - 2:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen testified that he stole money from Trump's company as a form of "self-help" as prosecutors rested their case on Monday at the former U.S. president's hush money trial.
2 arrested after nearly 50 shots were fired at large Summit County party, police say

2 arrested after nearly 50 shots were fired at large Summit County party, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 1:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two people were arrested Sunday after nearly 50 shots were fired during a large party in Peoa, Summit County, police say. At least two people were injured.
Half of Americans oppose immigrant detention camps, poll finds

Half of Americans oppose immigrant detention camps, poll finds

Ted Hesson and Jason Lange, Reuters  |  Updated May 20 - 1:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

About half of U.S. voters oppose putting immigrants in the country illegally into detention camps while awaiting deportation, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows, suggesting Americans may be wary of harsher enforcement plans Donald Trump is considering.
Man arrested following Salt Lake County shooting investigation

Man arrested following Salt Lake County shooting investigation

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 1:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man was arrested Sunday after police say he fired several rounds into the air after being kicked out of a party, then fired more rounds into the ground at a second location, causing minor injuries to people near him.
Moab man charged with threatening woman, causing her to run, fall off cliff

Moab man charged with threatening woman, causing her to run, fall off cliff

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 12:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man is facing criminal charges after police say he threatened to harm his girlfriend while hiking outside of Moab, causing her to run and fall off a cliff.
Salt Lake County wants to keep Abravanel Hall as is. Here's how much renovations could cost

Salt Lake County wants to keep Abravanel Hall as is. Here's how much renovations could cost

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 12:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new Abravanel Hall master plan outlines the needed and recommended upgrades to the 45-year-old building, as well as how much those changes would likely cost.
Low cost MRI for $399 doesn't require a doctor's order and without insurance

Low cost MRI for $399 doesn't require a doctor's order and without insurance

Taylormed MRI  |  Posted May 20 - 11:57 a.m.  |  Save Story

Getting an MRI can be costly and take weeks to get after visiting a doctor. One walk-in MRI clinic is hoping to disrupt this tedious process.
Genetic profile may predict best response to weight-loss drug Wegovy

Genetic profile may predict best response to weight-loss drug Wegovy

Nancy Lapid, Reuters  |  Updated May 20 - 11:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

Certain genes may identify patients with obesity who are most likely to respond strongly to Novo Nordisk's weight-loss drug Wegovy, researchers reported on Monday.
Can the Arizona Republican Party stop fighting long enough to win?

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Can the Arizona Republican Party stop fighting long enough to win?

Samuel Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted May 20 - 11:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Rifts within the state GOP could hurt Kari Lake and former President Donald Trump at the ballot box.
Target to lower prices on some basic goods amid continued inflation

Target to lower prices on some basic goods amid continued inflation

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Updated May 20 - 11:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Target plans on cutting prices on thousands of consumer basics this summer, goods ranging from diapers to milk, with more Americans paying closer attention to their spending as inflation cuts into household budgets.
What Utah youths need in order to get a good defense in court

What Utah youths need in order to get a good defense in court

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted May 20 - 10:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

When an adult has to go to court even for just a traffic ticket, it's daunting. But when it's a kid going to court, it can be even harder for them.
When the Salton Sea shrank, it took Bombay Beach with it. Utah should heed the warning

When the Salton Sea shrank, it took Bombay Beach with it. Utah should heed the warning

Saige Miller, KUER  |  Posted May 20 - 8:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Salton Sea in California, a saline lake, faces a similar degradation as faced by Utah's own Great Salt Lake.
Residents express concern over Spanish Fork intersection where 2 teenage girls were hit

Residents express concern over Spanish Fork intersection where 2 teenage girls were hit

Kiersten Nunez, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 20 - 8:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

A day after two teen girls were critically injured after being struck by a car, Spanish Fork residents voiced their concerns over the safety of the intersection where it happened.
6 important reasons you should support local small businesses

6 important reasons you should support local small businesses

Salt Lake Chamber  |  Posted May 20 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Your support of local small businesses doesn't just financially benefit the company; It helps the community at large. Here are six reasons you should shop small and close to home.
Hunter hospitalized with 'significant injuries' after grizzly bear attack in British Columbia

Hunter hospitalized with 'significant injuries' after grizzly bear attack in British Columbia

Ashley R. Williams, CNN  |  Posted May 20 - 6:50 a.m.  |  Save Story

A 36-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital after sustaining multiple injuries in a grizzly bear attack in British Columbia, Canada, authorities said.

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