Coronavirus updates: Get the latest on COVID-19 here Staff  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:02am

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

Herbert announces mask mandate for K-12 schools as Utah sees 601 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated Jul 9th - 2:48pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases increased 601 from Wednesday, with four new reported deaths, according to the Utah Department of Health.

KSL Investigates: Is Healthy Together app worth investment after state turns off main feature?

Mike Headrick and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:45am

A piece of technology designed to better help contact tracing in Utah has failed to attract enough users or provide the desired data, making it all but useless for health departments.

Police say drugs found in car after man chased by troopers in 2 states arrested

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 10th - 6:39am

A man was arrested after getting into a chase with authorities in both Colorado and Utah, leading to drugs and ammunition being seized, according to police.

Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

Michelle R. Smith and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 10th - 6:10am

President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk spots like bars and gyms closed.

Coronavirus updates: Gov. mandates masks in schools; unemployment still record-high Staff  |  Updated Jul 9th - 10:54pm

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

Utah's leading scorer Timmy Allen to return for junior season

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jul 9th - 10:05pm

The Utah men’s basketball program got some good news late Thursday night as its leading scorer last season decided to return to school for a junior campaign.

Wildfire updates: 1 in jail related to arson-caused Stockton fire; Baker Fire mapped 71% contained

Lauren Bennett,  |  Updated Jul 9th - 9:56pm

Here are the latest updates on wildfires currently burning in Utah.

11-year-old killed in Scipio crash; 3 other minors injured

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jul 9th - 9:54pm

One child died and three other minors were injured Thursday after being ejected in a crash on I-15, the Utah Department of Public Safety said.

Asking for 'personal sacrifice' and 'helping people': Utah’s governor faces ‘fine line’ politically on face masks

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 9th - 9:36pm

Salt Lake Chamber President Derek Miller, who served as Gov. Gary Herbert’s chief of staff, said he’s very pragmatic: "I don’t like wearing a mask. I do it because medical experts tell me I’m helping people.”

Mental health crisis hotline calls increase in Utah during pandemic

Graham Dudley,  |  Updated Jul 9th - 9:05pm

Calls to mental health crisis hotlines have increased markedly in Utah during the coronavirus pandemic even as mental health-related hospital visits decline and the suicide rate appears flat.

Students will ‘rise to our expectations’ on mask wearing, superintendent says

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 9th - 8:31pm

Utah’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson says students will rise to the expectations of their schools when it comes to wearing face masks.

Teams search for 'Glee' star Naya Rivera at California lake

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 9th - 7:45pm

Authorities were searching a Southern California lake Thursday for “Glee” star Naya Rivera who was feared drowned after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a rented boat.

High school sports planned for Utah in the fall, but could 'get messy'

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jul 9th - 7:21pm

The Utah High School Activities Association board of trustees unanimously approved a motion that will allow fall sports to play out as classes return to in-person classes in districts across the state, the group announced during a board meeting held via Zoom conferencing Thursday morning.

Biden pledges New Deal-like economic agenda to counter Trump

Bill Barrow and Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 9th - 7:11pm

Democrat Joe Biden turned his campaign against President Donald Trump toward the economy Thursday, introducing a New Deal-like economic agenda while drawing a sharp contrast with a billionaire incumbent he said has abandoned working-class Americans amid cascading crises.

What a suspected drug runner asked cops after being stopped with suitcase full of meth

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 9th - 6:26pm

‘Can I have my dope back?’

What does the Big Ten's decision on conference-only games in 2020 mean to BYU football?

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jul 9th - 5:17pm

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday that the league will only play conference games in the fall 2020 season, pushing all non-conference games to a later date, and leaving BYU with at least two holes in its 2020 schedule.

Millcreek double house fire marks 2nd and 3rd house fires on same street in 1 week

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jul 9th - 4:29pm

Two single-family homes caught fire on Thursday afternoon, according to officials from the Unified Fire Department. The incident is the third house fire on Millcreek's Celeste Street this week

Hearing set for former security guard charged with murdering homeless man

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 9th - 4:08pm

Timothy Richard Lutes has pleaded not guilty to murder.

As Power 5 football programs shift to conference-only games, questions abound

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jul 9th - 3:50pm

College football’s return hangs in the balance as programs around the country watch with caution as COVID-19 cases surge in many parts of the United States.

How thinking like a boat racer led to the creation of a very unique pickup truck

Brian Champagne, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 9th - 3:35pm

If you’ve ever had to work using two mirrors, like when shaving the back of your neck, you’ll appreciate what a Salt Lake man did to get an engine into the bed of his pickup truck.

Jobless claims in Utah remain at high level despite 3% drop in new applicants

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Updated Jul 9th - 3:32pm

Despite a 3.1% decrease in filings for traditional benefits, requests for unemployment assistance continue at historic levels in the Beehive State.


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