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30-acre fire burning southeast of Nephi threatens structures; fire reported on Stansbury Island

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 5th - 10:32pm

The fire, dubbed the Old Pinery Fire, was estimated to be about 30 acres and growing just before 9 p.m., fire officials said.

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Demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens

Ben Fox and Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 5th - 10:30pm

Protesters stirred by the death of George Floyd vowed Friday to turn an extraordinary outpouring of grief into a sustained movement as demonstrations shifted to a calmer, but no less determined, focus on addressing racial injustice.

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I-15 reopened after downed power lines forced closure in Ogden

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 5th - 10:03pm

Both directions of I-15 at 21st Street reopened about 9:30 p.m., the Utah Department of Transportation reported.

Juggling hats: How to parent while you work from home

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 5th - 9:44pm

Many Utahns have been juggling multiple responsibilities the last few months between working full-time and parenting full-time. It's an adjustment for both parents and kids, especially now that summer is in full swing.

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Family of man killed by Salt Lake police want officers ‘behind bars’

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Updated Jun 5th - 9:39pm

Video appears to show man shot 20 times in the back and officers yelling 17 times to stop or drop gun.

500-acre fire burning in Utah County closes U.S. 6

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 5th - 9:10pm

The blaze, dubbed the Elberta Fire, was estimated to be several hundred acres.

Need more hand sanitizer: 5-run 4th sends American Fork to championship game of 6A Last Chance tourney

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 5th - 9:10pm

Larsen’s two-run shot was part of a five-run fourth inning, and American Fork combined for nine of its 11 runs in the fourth and fifth to pull away for an 12-2 win over Riverton in the winner’s bracket final of the UPG Last Chance baseball tournament Friday at American Fork.

Protests remain small, peaceful following release of footage of Salt Lake police shooting

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:58pm

Protesters returned to Salt Lake City streets in smaller numbers Friday night as the nation continues the reel over the death of George Floyd, adding to their cries against police brutality after Salt Lake City police released what the mayor called “disturbing” body camera footage of the shooting of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal.

Could chokeholds, knee holds be banned in Utah? New legislation to aim for police reforms

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:04pm

A statewide ban on chokeholds and knee holds, like the one that preceded the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, could be in the offing for Utah law enforcement agencies under new legislative efforts.

'The world is changing': How national parks can remind us of the good

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 5th - 7:11pm

On a recent visit to Bryce Canyon National Park, my family was reminded that despite world unrest and turmoil that there is still good in the world.

Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley suspended for using racial slur in 2013

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 5th - 6:26pm

Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley has been suspended indefinitely from the football program after it was made known that he had used a racial slur in a text message from 2013.

Citing jobs report, Trump claims victory over coronavirus, economic collapse, progress on racial inequality

Steve Peoples, Zeke Miller and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:26pm

President Donald Trump effectively claimed victory over the economic crisis and COVID-19 on Friday as well as major progress against racial inequality, heartily embracing a better-than-expected jobs report in hopes of convincing a discouraged nation he deserves another four years in office.

Tooele police find missing body linked to strange homicide case, make arrest

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:48pm

Police have recovered the body of a man believed to be 24-year-old Devin Perryman after two days of investigating a homicide in Tooele.

Jon Huntsman Jr. confined to virtual campaigning after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 5:35pm

But his running mate, Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, able to continue to make appearances.

Person suffers burn injuries in Salt Lake house fire

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 5th - 4:10pm

The patient was transported to University Medical Center with burn injuries suffered in a fire at 1303 W. Pacific Avenue in Salt Lake City.

Utah sees 439 new COVID-19 cases – highest since pandemic start – many linked to one outbreak

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 5th - 3:59pm

Utah's number of new COVID-19 cases increased by 439 Friday — eclipsing the state's previous highest single-day new case total by nearly 100.

Black Utahns meet with governor to share stories, offer suggestions to address racism

Sahalie Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 3:38pm

Representatives from Utah’s minority communities shared stories this week providing Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and other policymakers on how they can address racism in Utah.

Jon Huntsman’s ingenious plan to save Utah’s small businesses and double the economy

Brandon Fugal, Chairman, Colliers Intermountain, for Huntsman for Governor 2020  |  Posted Jun 5th - 3:00pm

By building upon Utah’s diverse economy in these growth sectors, Huntsman's plan is designed to fuel Utah’s small businesses, families and communities while beginning a new chapter in Utah’s unfolding success story.

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to a still-high 13.3%

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 5th - 2:15pm

The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers.

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