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Kouri Richins' attorney asks the court to take Summit County prosecutors off her case

Kouri Richins' attorney asks the court to take Summit County prosecutors off her case

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 10:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kouri Richins' attorney said prosecutors have been listening to privileged calls and restricting Richins' ability to communicate with her attorneys.
Breast MRI is helping detect cancer in high-risk patients

Breast MRI is helping detect cancer in high-risk patients

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Updated May 17 - 10:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Intermountain Health is working on new advances in breast cancer screening by transforming early detection.
Late goal in North Carolina makes it 4 straight losses for Utah Royals

Late goal in North Carolina makes it 4 straight losses for Utah Royals

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated May 17 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

For 75 minutes on Friday in North Carolina it looked like the Utah Royals' losing streak would end at three games as both teams were held scoreless.
A college puts the 'cat' into 'education' by giving Max an honorary 'doctor of litter-ature' degree

A college puts the 'cat' into 'education' by giving Max an honorary 'doctor of litter-ature' degree

Associated Press  |  Updated May 17 - 8:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Vermont university has bestowed the honorary degree of "doctor of litter-ature" on a cat named Max who has become a beloved member of its community.
Portion of Bangerter Highway in South Jordan to close in both directions all weekend

Portion of Bangerter Highway in South Jordan to close in both directions all weekend

Brianna Chavez, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 17 - 8:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Department of Transportation will shut down a portion of Bangerter Highway in South Jordan in both directions from 9800 South to 10400 South from Friday at 10 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m.
'Reaching higher': Pacific Islander teens encouraged to mull the gamut of professional options

'Reaching higher': Pacific Islander teens encouraged to mull the gamut of professional options

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 7:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

The PolyStrong foundation hosted a summit for Pacific Islander teens to encourage them to consider all professional possibilities, even those that may seem outside their realm.
Bob Flowers retires as Santa Clara-Ivins police chief; Ivins City Council to pick new top cop

Bob Flowers retires as Santa Clara-Ivins police chief; Ivins City Council to pick new top cop

Chris Reed, St. George News  |  Posted May 17 - 6:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

There will be a new police chief in Ivins and Santa Clara.
Boeing faces multiple probes after mid-air MAX door plug blowout

Boeing faces multiple probes after mid-air MAX door plug blowout

Deborah Sophia, Reuters  |  Updated May 17 - 6:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Boeing is facing heightened scrutiny from U.S. regulators and prosecutors into its safety and quality practices following the Jan. 5 panel blowout on an Alaska Airlines 737 MAX 9.
Summit County to acquire largest open space in its history for $55 million

Summit County to acquire largest open space in its history for $55 million

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 5:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

After receiving funding from the U.S. Forest Service, Summit County is set to act on its exclusive option to purchase the 910 Ranch, a property bigger than the entire city of Millcreek, and turn it into a wildlife sanctuary.
Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17 - 5:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in "9 to 5" and the nasty TV director in "Tootsie," has died. He was 92.
Riverton man died in deplorable conditions, police say; daughter charged with abuse

Riverton man died in deplorable conditions, police say; daughter charged with abuse

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 4:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Riverton woman is facing a charge of aggravated abuse of a vulnerable adult after her father was found deceased in their house, where police allegedly found he lived in deplorable conditions.
Ted Wilson remembered as 'respected' mayor, outdoorsman and family man

Ted Wilson remembered as 'respected' mayor, outdoorsman and family man

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 4:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

Friends, family and acquaintances of Ted Wilson held a public memorial service for the former Salt Lake City mayor at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Friday. Wilson died April 11 at the age of 84.
Review: 'IF' isn't a perfect movie, but it's a great family night out

Review: 'IF' isn't a perfect movie, but it's a great family night out

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 4:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here are some reasons "IF" is a great friend of family movie night and a couple of reasons it's not your best friend.
Judge pushes decision to next week on Alec Baldwin's indictment in fatal 2021 shooting

Judge pushes decision to next week on Alec Baldwin's indictment in fatal 2021 shooting

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Updated May 17 - 3:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

A New Mexico judge plans to rule next week on a grand jury indictment against Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting on the set of the Western movie "Rust."
Have You Seen This? Raccoon chased by staff with trash can during soccer game

Have You Seen This? Raccoon chased by staff with trash can during soccer game

Amy Woodyatt and Jacob Lev, CNN  |  Posted May 17 - 3:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

A furry pitch invader paused a Major League Soccer play on Wednesday during a match between the Philadelphia Union and New York City FC.
Justice Alito's home flew flag upside down after Trump's 'Stop the Steal' claims, report says

Justice Alito's home flew flag upside down after Trump's 'Stop the Steal' claims, report says

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Updated May 17 - 3:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin says Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito should recuse himself from cases related to the 2020 election and the 2021 Capitol insurrection after a report about an upside-down American flag outside his home.
Man found guilty of causing fatal crash that killed West Jordan toymaker

Man found guilty of causing fatal crash that killed West Jordan toymaker

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 3:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 73-year-old man was found guilty on Friday of causing a fatal crash while driving under the influence. The man who was killed was delivering toy cars to Salt Lake County hospitals.
Scheffler charged with assault after officer dragged near fatal crash, tees off at PGA Championship

Scheffler charged with assault after officer dragged near fatal crash, tees off at PGA Championship

Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  |  Updated May 17 - 3:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler was arrested Friday morning on his way to the PGA Championship. Stunning images showed him handcuffed as he was led to a police car.
Utah vehicle dealership marks 100 years with community commitment

Utah vehicle dealership marks 100 years with community commitment

Young Automotive Group  |  Posted May 17 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Many dealerships work with Mazda and one company that stands out for taking their mission to heart is a century-old business based in Utah: the Young Automotive Group.
Sex offender arrested after allegedly trying to open car door with children inside

Sex offender arrested after allegedly trying to open car door with children inside

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 2:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

A registered sex offender was arrested in Taylorsville on Friday after police say he intentionally tried to open a car door with three children inside.
UHP identifies woman killed in crash after stopping for flat tire

UHP identifies woman killed in crash after stopping for flat tire

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com and Lindsay Aerts, KSL-TV  |  Updated May 17 - 2:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Highway Patrol has identified a woman killed in a car crash Thursday on state Route 201.
New virus variants threaten a summer COVID-19 wave, but experts say risk remains uncertain

New virus variants threaten a summer COVID-19 wave, but experts say risk remains uncertain

Deidre McPhillips, CNN  |  Updated May 17 - 2:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

COVID-19 levels are about the lowest they've ever been in the United States, but another new crop of virus variants once again threatens to disrupt the downward trend as the country heads into summer.
Officers legally justified in shooting of armed military veteran suffering mental health crisis

Officers legally justified in shooting of armed military veteran suffering mental health crisis

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 1:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two Taylorsville police officers who shot a military veteran suffering a mental health crisis, were legally justified in using deadly force, the Salt Lake County Attorney's Office announced Friday.
Grocery prices are finally falling a little

Grocery prices are finally falling a little

Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN  |  Posted May 17 - 1:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

Food shoppers can finally breathe a slight sigh of relief: After years of increases followed by months of plateau, grocery prices fell last month.
Food for thought: Do storage containers keep your fruits and veggies fresh longer?

Food for thought: Do storage containers keep your fruits and veggies fresh longer?

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 17 - 1:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Many manufacturers claim their food storage containers will keep fruits and vegetables fresh longer. The KSL Investigators tested just how well those bins live up to their hype.
After years of efforts, monument to Ogden's Bingham Fort neighborhood to be dedicated

After years of efforts, monument to Ogden's Bingham Fort neighborhood to be dedicated

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ogden leaders and Bingham Fort residents will gather to dedicate a memorial focused on the history of the area, the latest of many initiatives to recall the zone's unique past.
What's missing from media coverage of Harrison Butker's speech

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What's missing from media coverage of Harrison Butker's speech

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 11:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

Some commentators are misrepresenting the content of Butker's commencement speech.
Trucks are rolling across a new US pier into Gaza. But challenges remain

Trucks are rolling across a new US pier into Gaza. But challenges remain

Lolita C. Baldor And Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17 - 11:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

Trucks carrying badly needed aid for the Gaza Strip have rolled across a newly built U.S. pier and into the besieged enclave for the first time.
'Live Your Dash 5K and fun run' planned in memory of beloved Weber County Attorney Dee Smith

'Live Your Dash 5K and fun run' planned in memory of beloved Weber County Attorney Dee Smith

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 17 - 11:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

A 5K is being held at Friendship Park in South Ogden in memory of Dee Smith, a Weber County attorney who was beloved by the community.
New data on migrant 'gotaways' shows a big increase during Biden administration

New data on migrant 'gotaways' shows a big increase during Biden administration

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 10:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

During Pres. Biden's term in office, more people have entered the country unlawfully who were detected but were not apprehended than during the entire decade before.
Former Hurricane preschool teacher sentenced on child exploitation charges

Former Hurricane preschool teacher sentenced on child exploitation charges

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted May 17 - 9:32 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Hurricane man facing multiple felony sexual exploitation charges appeared last week for sentencing following an investigation into allegations he had been sharing sexually explicit images of a child and admitting to sexually abusive acts.
Severe storms kill at least 4 in Houston, knock out power in Texas and Louisiana

Severe storms kill at least 4 in Houston, knock out power in Texas and Louisiana

David J. Phillip, Lisa Baumann and Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted May 17 - 9:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

Severe thunderstorms have hit southeastern Texas for the second time this month, and Houston's mayor says at least four people are dead.
Sandy eyes forecast with runoff expected to increase

Sandy eyes forecast with runoff expected to increase

Andrew Adams, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 17 - 8:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

Eyes were on the forecast Thursday with a key reservoir sitting at capacity, and runoff waters expected to increase in the weeks to come.
UTA reaching out to immigrant newcomers in bid to counter bus driver shortage

UTA reaching out to immigrant newcomers in bid to counter bus driver shortage

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 8:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Transit Authority has launched a recruitment program geared to the immigrant community that provides instruction in English and driving a bus.
Test Drive: The Explorer ST is Ford's family hauling hot rod

Test Drive: The Explorer ST is Ford's family hauling hot rod

Jason Bell  |  Posted May 17 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

If you want a Mustang but need to do the kid-hauling thing, the Explorer ST is your new best friend.
Suspect in Utah cold case back in prison on unrelated parole violation

Suspect in Utah cold case back in prison on unrelated parole violation

Dave Cawley, KSL Podcasts  |  Posted May 17 - 7:39 a.m.  |  Save Story

A registered sex offender who spent more than 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting multiple women in Ogden during the 1980s is back in custody, after four years on parole.
Unusual giant planet as fluffy as cotton candy spotted by astronomers

Unusual giant planet as fluffy as cotton candy spotted by astronomers

Leah Asmelash, CNN  |  Posted May 17 - 6:56 a.m.  |  Save Story

What is big, with a fluffy, cotton candy-like composition? It turns out, it's a planet.
Provo is home to world's largest convention for adults with autism

Provo is home to world's largest convention for adults with autism

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 6:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

Sarah Heuser was tired of events about people with autism. She wanted events "by and for" people with autism.
Weber County inland port proponents defend effort, point to job creation and wetlands plans

Weber County inland port proponents defend effort, point to job creation and wetlands plans

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 10:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

Proponents of the Weber County inland port proposal defended the plans in response to questions and concerns put forward at a listening session with the public.
Brandon Sanderson's annual Dragonsteel convention sells out in 1 hour

Brandon Sanderson's annual Dragonsteel convention sells out in 1 hour

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 10:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Brandon Sanderson fans turned out in digital droves last week to snap up all 7,500 tickets to Dragonsteel Nexus 2024 in just one hour.
Search for missing St. George woman continues in Kane County

Search for missing St. George woman continues in Kane County

Haven Scott, St. George News  |  Posted May 16 - 9:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kane County Sheriff's Office search teams spent last weekend searching an area near Duck Creek around the location where a missing St. George woman's car was found last November. Another search is scheduled for this weekend.
One-of-a-kind NASA jet donated to Idaho State University

One-of-a-kind NASA jet donated to Idaho State University

Logan Ramsey, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 16 - 9:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

A NASA jet that served as the first and largest flying science laboratory for 37 years landed at its new home in Idaho on Wednesday.
Hot start has Tony Finau tied for 2nd after 18 holes of PGA Championship

Hot start has Tony Finau tied for 2nd after 18 holes of PGA Championship

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 9:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

A few more days like his first 18 holes at Valhalla Golf Club, and Tony Finau just might be able to shed his label as one of the PGA Tour's winningest golfers without a major victory.
Properly cooked hamburgers pose no bird flu risk, study finds

Properly cooked hamburgers pose no bird flu risk, study finds

Tom Polansek and Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters  |  Posted May 16 - 9:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

No bird flu virus was found after cooking ground beef to medium to well done, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a briefing on Thursday after conducting a study as it addresses concerns over an outbreak of the disease in dairy cattle.
Duchesne High School basketball player is being investigated in alleged sexual assault

Duchesne High School basketball player is being investigated in alleged sexual assault

Daniel Woodruff, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 16 - 8:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A member of the Duchesne High School boys basketball team is being investigated in connection to an alleged sexual assault from earlier this year, police said.
Charges filed in 1996 cold case homicide of West Valley City pizza delivery woman

Charges filed in 1996 cold case homicide of West Valley City pizza delivery woman

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 7:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man already serving time in the Utah State Prison for raping a University of Utah college student in 1996 — and who was also once charged with killing a second U. student — is now accused of killing a pizza delivery woman in West Valley City about the same time.
New Hawaiian Airlines service to Utah officially takes off

New Hawaiian Airlines service to Utah officially takes off

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 7:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

Hawaiian Airlines now has service to Salt Lake City for the first time in its 95-year history.
Biden marks Brown v. Board of Education anniversary

Biden marks Brown v. Board of Education anniversary

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Updated May 16 - 7:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden has marked the 70th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that struck down institutionalized racial segregation in public schools by welcoming plaintiffs and their family members in the landmark case to the White House.
Utah's reservoir system returns to 90%, but Cox says state's message won't change

Utah's reservoir system returns to 90%, but Cox says state's message won't change

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 7:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's reservoir system is now back to 90% of capacity for the first time since it fell below the halfway mark during a severe multiyear drought.
Texas governor pardons ex-Army sergeant convicted of killing Black Lives Matter protester

Texas governor pardons ex-Army sergeant convicted of killing Black Lives Matter protester

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Updated May 16 - 7:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a full pardon to a former U.S. Army sergeant convicted of murder for fatally shooting an armed demonstrator in 2020 during nationwide protests against racial injustice.
Judge says error on indictment for JJ's murder not grounds for acquittal of murder charge

Judge says error on indictment for JJ's murder not grounds for acquittal of murder charge

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 16 - 6:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Judge Steven Boyce on Thursday heard arguments about a critical error in the indictment for JJ Vallow's murder but ultimately denied a defense motion to acquit Chad Daybell on that charge.
University of Utah breaks ground on $194M computing and engineering building

University of Utah breaks ground on $194M computing and engineering building

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 5:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

The University of Utah on Thursday broke ground on the $194 million, 252,000-square-foot John and Marcia Price Computing and Engineering Building.
Utah sends $95M toward 18 trail projects as it begins ambitious statewide network plan

Utah sends $95M toward 18 trail projects as it begins ambitious statewide network plan

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 5:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah transportation officials are directing $95 million in state funds toward 18 projects that are "construction-ready" or ready to be planned in the first round of trail network funding.
Food for thought: How understanding date labels can prevent food waste

Food for thought: How understanding date labels can prevent food waste

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 16 - 4:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

The USDA estimates we toss out 30-40% of our food purchases, even though much of it is perfectly safe to eat. Decoding date labels could help you bust inflation.
Justice Department formally moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug

Justice Department formally moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Updated May 16 - 4:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Justice Department has formally moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, a historic shift in generations of U.S. drug policy.
Mirage casino, which ushered in an era of Las Vegas Strip megaresorts, is closing

Mirage casino, which ushered in an era of Las Vegas Strip megaresorts, is closing

Rio Yamat, Associated Press  |  Updated May 16 - 3:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

The iconic Mirage hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip will shut its doors on July 17. It marks the end of an era for a property credited with helping transform Sin City into an ultra-luxury resort destination.
Have You Seen This? Cyclist knows how to sweet-talk gators

Have You Seen This? Cyclist knows how to sweet-talk gators

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 3:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Gators are probably accustomed to people screaming at them, so a kind word really goes a long way.
Man killed by Logan officer was being arrested in undercover child sex sting, police say

Man killed by Logan officer was being arrested in undercover child sex sting, police say

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Updated May 16 - 3:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Logan police on Thursday identified a man who was shot and killed by an officer and said he was being arrested as part of an undercover child sex sting before the shootout happened.
Here's when Utah Republican candidates will debate ahead of the primary election

Here's when Utah Republican candidates will debate ahead of the primary election

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 3:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

All Republican primary candidates for governor, state attorney general, Senate and Congress have agreed to participate in debates ahead of the June 25 primary, the Utah Debate Commission announced Thursday.

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