Coronavirus updates: 378 cases, 7 deaths in Utah; Texas medical board warns physicians who claim cure

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Aug 4th - 3:36pm

Here are the latest updates on COVID-19 from Utah and around the world.

Provo police looking for Subaru in connection to MTC shooting

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 4th - 5:00pm

Provo police released photos of the car on Tuesday afternoon, asking the public to help identify anyone associated to the vehicle.

Judge grants temporary restraining order to pause 'land grab' in Hideout

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Aug 4th - 4:34pm

The town of Hideout’s controversial annexation proposal is officially on hold — for now.

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Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 4:33pm

Frustrated Senate Republicans re-upped their complaints on Tuesday that Democratic negotiators are staking too hard a line in talks on a sweeping coronavirus relief bill, but an afternoon negotiating session brought at least modest concessions from both sides, even as an agreement appears far off.

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 4:04pm

A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

Man dies in Taylorsville crash

Jacob Klopfenstein and Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 4th - 4:02pm

A man died Tuesday morning after his car and a UTA bus collided near 1175 W. 4570 South in Taylorsville, police confirmed.

Police identify 17-year-old killed in West Jordan shooting that also injured officer

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 4th - 3:58pm

Police have identified a 17-year-old who was shot and killed in a shooting with police officers Sunday, in which an officer was also injured.

Worries about 2020 census' accuracy grow with cut schedule

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 3:31pm

The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count's deadlines stalls in Congress. The move is worrying researchers, politicians and others who say the change will miss hard-to-count communities, including minorities and immigrants, and produce less trustworthy data.

'Too many are selfish': US nears 5 million virus cases

Suman Naishadham, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 3:18pm

Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country, and is fast approaching an off-the-charts 5 million confirmed infections, easily the highest in the world.

8 easy ways you can help Wasatch Front businesses survive the pandemic

Utah Office Of Tourism  |  Posted Aug 4th - 3:07pm

Times may be strange, but you can help preserve Utah’s rich community culture – even during a pandemic. Supporting locally owned and operated businesses is crucial to preserving Utah’s thriving cultural and economic landscape.

Tampa teenager accused in massive Twitter hack that affected Bill Gates, Elon Musk pleads not guilty

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 3:03pm

A Florida teen identified as the mastermind of a scheme that gained control of Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple counts of fraud.

Authorities identify 2 men who died in Cedar City plane crash

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 4th - 2:08pm

Authorities have identified two Las Vegas men who died in a plane crash near Cedar City on Sunday.

Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 4th - 2:05pm

President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday that will devote nearly $3 billion a year to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands following its overwhelming approval by both parties in Congress.

Experts: Obstacles to charging police in Breonna Taylor case

Dylan Lovan, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 1:25pm

Despite mounting public pressure to file criminal charges nearly five months after Breonna Taylor's death, prosecutors may face significant obstacles to bringing homicide-related charges against police officers who were shot at when sent to her house with a warrant, legal experts said.

378 more COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths reported in Utah Tuesday

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 4th - 1:23pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 378 from Monday, with seven more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.

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Meet the Relief Society leader who fought for women's right to vote

Trent Toone, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug 4th - 11:11am

In a year commemorating the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the 150th anniversary of Utah women being the first in the country to vote under equal suffrage law, it seems only fitting that the life of one of the state’s most influential Latter-day Saint women’s suffrage leaders comes to the forefront.

Screen time and kids: Parents need to worry less about hours logged, study says

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Posted Aug 4th - 10:31am

When it comes to screen time, parents should start worrying less about the amount of time their teenagers are online and instead focus on the quality of the content.

3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 4th - 10:00am

Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say.

West Jordan neighbors amazed at how quickly Sunday's shooting escalated

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 4th - 9:31am

A gun battle erupted in the front yards of a quiet West Jordan neighborhood with children at play Sunday night. Now, there are many questions about that shooting, which left one man dead and a police officer injured.

Wildfire Updates: Upper Provo Fire in Uinta Mountains now 18% contained

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Aug 4th - 9:02am

Here is the latest information on wildfires burning around the state of Utah.

Woman with high-risk pregnancy receives fake COVID-19 test results

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug 4th - 8:22am

A woman with a high-risk pregnancy said she received a fake positive COVID-19 test result from an alleged scammer in a text message.

Officer shoots, kills man who pulled gun on him in Kearns, police say

Jacob Klopfenstein and Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 4th - 8:20am

An officer shot and killed a man early Tuesday morning in Kearns after police say the man pulled a handgun out on the officer.

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