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Intermountain Health study shows weight-loss surgery can be potentially life-saving

Intermountain Health study shows weight-loss surgery can be potentially life-saving

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 4:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

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A 40-year study conducted by Intermountain Health shows that people who have weight-loss surgery tend to live longer than patients with severe obesity who don't have the surgery.
'Dateline NBC' to feature story of eastern Idaho native, one of Montana's most notorious crimes

'Dateline NBC' to feature story of eastern Idaho native, one of Montana's most notorious crimes

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

'Dateline NBC' correspondent Keith Morrison has seen a lot in his career but a police pursuit featuring a man born and raised in eastern Idaho "is the most dramatic conclusion to a chase" he's ever witnessed.
Have You Seen This? Reporter's thoughts on a bleak February day may warm you up

Have You Seen This? Reporter's thoughts on a bleak February day may warm you up

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 3:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

This St. Louis reporter's thoughts about a cold and foggy day in February six years ago seem relatable and hilarious.
What's new, next, and coming soon to Station Park in 2023

What's new, next, and coming soon to Station Park in 2023

Station Park  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

There's a lot happening in greater Salt Lake City at Station Park. Check out what's new, next, and coming soon.
Suspected crack house in Holladay busted

Suspected crack house in Holladay busted

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 2:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A suspected crack house in Holladay was busted on Thursday by Unified police and three people were arrested.
Missing Arizona girl found in home of West Valley man convicted of child sextortion

Missing Arizona girl found in home of West Valley man convicted of child sextortion

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 1:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah man convicted of sexually extorting a teenage girl in 2020 was arrested after police say he kidnapped a girl from Arizona and took her to his West Valley home.
Utah man ordered to stand trial in killing of University of Utah football player

Utah man ordered to stand trial in killing of University of Utah football player

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 1:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

Buk Mawut Buk was ordered Friday to stand trial for aggravated murder in the shooting death of University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe at a postgame house party in 2021.
US tells owners to park old Hondas until air bags are fixed

US tells owners to park old Hondas until air bags are fixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 1:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday issued a "Do Not Drive" advisory for the 2001 through 2003 vehicles with Takata inflators that have a high possibility of exploding in a crash.
Abby Brenner's 'zeal' for life has brought a welcomed energy to the Red Rocks

Abby Brenner's 'zeal' for life has brought a welcomed energy to the Red Rocks

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 12:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Her energy — which never seems to dim — is contagious but safe at the same time. And its a boon for the program.
Salt Lake police seek 2 men in connection with fatal stabbing

Salt Lake police seek 2 men in connection with fatal stabbing

Cassidy Wixom and Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 3 - 12:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake police are asking for the public's help in locating two men wanted in connection with a stabbing that killed a 34-year-old man Thursday at Palmer Court Apartments.
Satellite images show the startling difference between Utah's 2022 and 2023 snowpacks

Satellite images show the startling difference between Utah's 2022 and 2023 snowpacks

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 12:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

If you want to see how much better this year's snowpack is compared to last year's, just check the satellite imagery.
3 teens arrested in connection with Magna drive-by shooting

3 teens arrested in connection with Magna drive-by shooting

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 11:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

Three teenagers were arrested late Thursday in connection with a drive-by shooting at a home in Magna. No injuries were reported.
Perspective: Why today's parents are making a big mistake

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Perspective: Why today's parents are making a big mistake

Brad Wilcox and Alysse ElHage, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 11:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

A large majority of American parents are prioritizing work and money for their children over other life goals, including marriage and parenthood.
Sen. Mike Lee gives Japan deadline to return Lt. Ridge Alkonis

Sen. Mike Lee gives Japan deadline to return Lt. Ridge Alkonis

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Updated Feb. 3 - 10:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Sen. Mike Lee delivered an ultimatum via Twitter to the Japanese government to return an imprisoned Navy officer to the United States.
Can't afford the All-Star Game? There are other ways to enjoy All-Star Weekend

Can't afford the All-Star Game? There are other ways to enjoy All-Star Weekend

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 10:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

If you have an All-Star itch and don't have the wallet (or stomach) for the hefty prices of the premiers events of the weekend, there are other options.
Sandy officials looking for solutions dealing with ski traffic blocking roads

Sandy officials looking for solutions dealing with ski traffic blocking roads

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 10:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

Traffic can be backed up in the canyons for miles, especially on big ski days. Some of that traffic in Little Cottonwood Canyon is even spilling out into Sandy, which is causing a lot of problems.
'I wasn't going to stop': Woman hits 6 vehicles while fleeing officers, police say

'I wasn't going to stop': Woman hits 6 vehicles while fleeing officers, police say

Pat Reavy and Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 3 - 9:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

Police arrested a woman Thursday night after they say she fled from officers, hitting three police vehicles and three other vehicles in Midvale.
Utah company is developing a flying motorcycle

Utah company is developing a flying motorcycle

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 9:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah company, Electrafly, is developing a personal flying machine. You won't be flying very high with this futuristic invention, but you could get to work faster.
How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are wondering too

How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are wondering too

Hilary Whiteman, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 9:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

The discovery of a tiny lost radioactive capsule beside a remote highway in Western Australia raises many questions — not least how it escaped layers of radiation-proof packaging loaded onto a moving truck.
Locals in the Pro Bowl: Tyler Huntley shines, Derek Carr drops mic in passing comp

Locals in the Pro Bowl: Tyler Huntley shines, Derek Carr drops mic in passing comp

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 8:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

The NFL's annual postseason exhibition Pro Bowl is now the Pro Bowl Games, and Utah was well represented in Las Vegas.
China: Balloon over US skies is for research, wind pushed it

China: Balloon over US skies is for research, wind pushed it

Emily Wang Fujiyama, Tara Copp and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 3 - 8:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

China says a balloon spotted over American airspace was used for weather research and was blown off course, despite U.S. suspicion it was spying.
Can Ticketmaster handle sales for Beyoncé's world tour?

Can Ticketmaster handle sales for Beyoncé's world tour?

Hannah McKinlay, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 8:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

The four-year wait is over — Beyoncé is finally going on tour.
Inflation war: Federal Reserve eases back but continues streak of interest rate hikes

Inflation war: Federal Reserve eases back but continues streak of interest rate hikes

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 7:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Federal Reserve announced a .25% increase to its benchmark lending rate Wednesday, continuing a streak of rate hikes over the past year aiming to quell U.S. inflation.
Crypto hackers snagged a record $3.8B in 2022

Crypto hackers snagged a record $3.8B in 2022

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 7:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

Cyber criminals made off with a record $3.8 billion through hacking attacks on cryptocurrency businesses in 2022, according to a report released Wednesday.
Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Florida Sen. Rick Scott kicked off Commerce Committee

Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Florida Sen. Rick Scott kicked off Commerce Committee

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 3 - 6:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Florida Sen. Rick Scott were removed from the powerful Senate Commerce Committee as it restructures around its one-seat Democratic majority.
Students across Utah come together to learn the importance of mental health care

Students across Utah come together to learn the importance of mental health care

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 10:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Mental health, wellness and suicide prevention — they're all big topics of conversation, and more and more, those conversations include our kids. That's where Hope Squad is coming in to help.
Traore's double-double helps BYU snap 2 streaks in win over LMU

Traore's double-double helps BYU snap 2 streaks in win over LMU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 10:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Fousseyni Traore had his fifth double-double of the season to help BYU snap a three-game losing skid with a 89-61 win over Loyola Marymount.
'Potpourri of everything': Multitude of mistakes doom Utah in loss to Stanford

'Potpourri of everything': Multitude of mistakes doom Utah in loss to Stanford

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 9:54 p.m.  |  Save Story

From the opening tipoff of Thursday's game at the Huntsman Center, there was a different vibe to the night.
Ogden middle school teacher used charity donations for personal use, police say

Ogden middle school teacher used charity donations for personal use, police say

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 9:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

A middle school teacher in Ogden School District is under investigation accused of committing communications fraud and theft with the school's tax-exempt Sam's Club card.
What these state lawmakers propose to improve school safety in Utah

What these state lawmakers propose to improve school safety in Utah

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 9:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Five Republican lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday intended to improve school safety, preparedness and data collection and sharing.
Running on snow and ice: Utah's 3 Running Up For Air events

Running on snow and ice: Utah's 3 Running Up For Air events

Robert Williamson for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 9:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

Most of us think of trail running as a fair-weather adventure, but some trail runners train in the winter on snow-covered and icy trails. Utah's Running Up For Air series of trail runs have winter mountain athletes not only running in winter conditions, but also running trails with difficult elevation challenges.
Markkanen describes 'nerve-wracking' moment before he found out he was an All-Star

Markkanen describes 'nerve-wracking' moment before he found out he was an All-Star

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 9:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lauri Markkanen's nerves were at an all-time high.
1st sweeping federal gun crime report in 20 years is released

1st sweeping federal gun crime report in 20 years is released

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 8:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

The most expansive federal report in over two decades on guns and crime shows a shrinking turnaround between the time a gun was purchased and when it was recovered from a crime scene.
'I just kept kissing him': Idaho mom recalls dog attack that killed her son

'I just kept kissing him': Idaho mom recalls dog attack that killed her son

Kalama Hines, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 8:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

When Emily Islas and her two children arrived at their home on Jan. 21, like so many times before, their extended family's dogs were there to greet Kellan with licks and tail wags. Less than 30 minutes later, those same dogs would claim Kellan's life.
Parents' guide: How 'Knock at the Cabin' earned its R rating

Parents' guide: How 'Knock at the Cabin' earned its R rating

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 7:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

I'm not here to give you my thoughts on the film, but I will give you an idea of how "Knock at the Cabin" earned an R rating.
2 arrests made in Salt Lake City homicide

2 arrests made in Salt Lake City homicide

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 7:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man Wednesday night in Salt Lake City's Glendale neighborhood.
6 Utah projects to receive $3.2M from 'historic' $800M grant to curb US traffic fatalities

6 Utah projects to receive $3.2M from 'historic' $800M grant to curb US traffic fatalities

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 7:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Department of Transportation will send $800 million in funds for 510 road safety projects across the country, including six in Utah, with an uptick in traffic-related deaths.
Authorities: Woman sent to Iowa funeral home was alive

Authorities: Woman sent to Iowa funeral home was alive

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 6:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

A continuing care home in suburban Des Moines is being fined $10,000 after a funeral home discovered a woman sent to it in a body bag was alive.
Why Mitt Romney, Sean Reyes say ESG funds are bad for retirement accounts

Why Mitt Romney, Sean Reyes say ESG funds are bad for retirement accounts

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 5:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah headed a group of 25 Republican-led states in a lawsuit filed last week against the U.S. Department of Labor over a rule change allowing 401(k) managers to consider climate change and other environmental, social and governance factors when choosing investments.
Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen named to All-Star team

Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen named to All-Star team

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 5:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utah Jazz will be represented when they host the All-Star Game.
Jury finds Sandy mom guilty of abusing, killing 6-year-old son

Jury finds Sandy mom guilty of abusing, killing 6-year-old son

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 5:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

A jury found a Sandy mom guilty of reckless child abuse homicide in the death of her 6-year-old son through abuse related to potty-training challenges.
Bill banning cellphones in classrooms fails in Utah committee

Bill banning cellphones in classrooms fails in Utah committee

Kailey Gilbert, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 4:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Concerns surrounding government overreach in Utah's public schools doomed a bill to ban cellphone and smartwatch use in classrooms.
Prison ordered for Clinton man who robbed, murdered man walking down Ogden street

Prison ordered for Clinton man who robbed, murdered man walking down Ogden street

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 4:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Clinton man was sentenced Thursday to at least 20 years and up to life in prison for robbing and killing a man whom he didn't know who was walking down an Ogden street.
Missing Massachusetts girl found in Utah; man arrested for alleged human trafficking

Missing Massachusetts girl found in Utah; man arrested for alleged human trafficking

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 4:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A girl listed as missing and endangered from Massachusetts has been found in southern Utah and the man she was with has been arrested for investigation of human trafficking.
Have You Seen This? 7th grader wins $10,000 in flawless shooting display

Have You Seen This? 7th grader wins $10,000 in flawless shooting display

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 3:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

A middle schooler put on a shooting display last week that even Stephen Curry would be impressed by en route to a $10,000 prize.
Cedar City woman shot by police charged with firing twice at officers

Cedar City woman shot by police charged with firing twice at officers

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 3:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Cedar City woman who was shot by police earlier this week was charged Thursday with firing two rounds at officers during the encounter.
From humble beginnings: The inspiring rise of a Utah car wash empire

From humble beginnings: The inspiring rise of a Utah car wash empire

Tagg-N-Go Car Wash  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

A couple Utah entrepreneurs wanted to be everyone's favorite Utah car wash. Here's what makes their company different — and why they keep growing.
Hill Air Force Base building evacuated amid 'unusual smell'

Hill Air Force Base building evacuated amid 'unusual smell'

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 2:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

A building at Hill Air Force Base was evacuated Thursday morning after the discovery of an "unusual smell," according to base officials.
Pleasant Grove man charged with shooting his father 3 times

Pleasant Grove man charged with shooting his father 3 times

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 1:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Pleasant Grove man was charged Thursday with attempted murder after police say he shot his father three times, claiming his dad was a terrorist.
Weber County Sheriff's Office will sell off confiscated guns

Weber County Sheriff's Office will sell off confiscated guns

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 1:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Weber County Sheriff's Office will soon start selling off some of the guns locked up in evidence.
Fight to preserve historic Utah mine strengthens after recent string of thefts

Fight to preserve historic Utah mine strengthens after recent string of thefts

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 12:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah archeologists are trying to find new ways to preserve an old mine as vandals continue to damage its historic buildings and machinery.
Person hit by garbage truck near Hill Air Force Base is flown to hospital

Person hit by garbage truck near Hill Air Force Base is flown to hospital

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

The victim of an auto-pedestrian crash was flown to a hospital Thursday after being hit by a garbage truck near Hill Air Force Base, Layton police said.
Utah man claims he burglarized same home under construction 10 times

Utah man claims he burglarized same home under construction 10 times

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 11:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Pleasant Grove man has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing multiple homes under construction, including one home nearly a dozen times in the past six months.
Assault against Utah corrections officer brings up safety concerns at new state prison

Assault against Utah corrections officer brings up safety concerns at new state prison

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 11:18 a.m.  |  Save Story

Concerns are rising over safety at the new Utah state prison after an inmate attacked an officer and sent them to the hospital. The concerns are sparking discussions on Capitol Hill, between corrections officers advocates and lawmakers.
Family history hits prime time on 'In With the Old'

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Family history hits prime time on 'In With the Old'

Meg Walter, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 11:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

Brittany and Paul Jepsen unexpectedly connected with their pioneer ancestors while filming "In With the Old" on Magnolia Network.
How to celebrate Black History Month in Utah

How to celebrate Black History Month in Utah

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 2 - 11:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah has had a small but vibrant Black community throughout its history. During Black History Month, we honor the community's triumphs and challenges.
West Jordan father charged with multiple counts of child abuse

West Jordan father charged with multiple counts of child abuse

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 10:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

A West Jordan man is accused of causing severe injuries to his 2-month-old daughter.
New bill would add state auditor to oversee funding of school voucher program

New bill would add state auditor to oversee funding of school voucher program

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 10:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

A controversial school voucher bill that passed the House and Senate, and was signed by the governor, is expected to get a new set of eyes to help follow the money trail.

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