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Man arrested after allegedly threatening SLC first responders with a gun

Man arrested after allegedly threatening SLC first responders with a gun

Josh Ellis, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 23-year-old man was arrested early Saturday morning after police say he threatened emergency medical workers with a handgun.
Runnin' Utes go cold on the road as Buffaloes earn easy 89-65 win

Runnin' Utes go cold on the road as Buffaloes earn easy 89-65 win

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 10:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

If Gabe Madsen didn't have the ball in his hands, Utah men's basketball couldn't do much on offense.
Breakthrough goal quickly countered in 1-1 RSL draw in St. Louis

Breakthrough goal quickly countered in 1-1 RSL draw in St. Louis

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 9:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Matt Crooks made his debut Saturday in the second half and took just 10 minutes to earn his first assist on the team's first goal of the season.
Saratoga Springs wins 'distinguished budget' 14th year in a row

Saratoga Springs wins 'distinguished budget' 14th year in a row

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 9:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Budgeting can be a source of stress for many, but the city of Saratoga Springs seems to be breezing through it, winning a "distinguished budget" award again this year, for the fourteenth year in a row.
Crooks, Cyclones too much in handing BYU women 3rd straight loss

Crooks, Cyclones too much in handing BYU women 3rd straight loss

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lauren Gustin poured in 22 points, 11 rebounds and two assists for BYU (15-14, 5-11 Big 12) for her nation-high 27th double-double of the season.
17-year-old 'not expected to survive' following motorcycle crash

17-year-old 'not expected to survive' following motorcycle crash

Mark Jones, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 8:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 17-year-old male is not expected to survive after his motorcycle struck a vehicle Saturday afternoon, according to the Lehi City Police Department. 
'A great space': Springdale gets green light for downtown outdoor plaza

'A great space': Springdale gets green light for downtown outdoor plaza

Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 7:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Springdale's downtown beautification plan took a step forward with the approval of a new downtown plaza, an outdoor area for residents and visitors to enjoy.
What is skijoring? How does skijoring work?

What is skijoring? How does skijoring work?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Perhaps nothing epitomizes the American West today better than a fast and curious venture called skijoring. Never heard of it? Few have.
Trump defeats Haley in South Carolina Republican contest

Trump defeats Haley in South Carolina Republican contest

Alexandra Ulmer, Gram Slattery and Nathan Layne, Reuters  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 5:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

Donald Trump easily defeated Nikki Haley in South Carolina's Republican contest on Saturday, Edison Research projected, extending his winning streak as he marches toward a third consecutive presidential nomination and a rematch with Democratic President Joe Biden.
Watch melted during atomic blast over Hiroshima sells for more than $31,000

Watch melted during atomic blast over Hiroshima sells for more than $31,000

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 5:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

The watch is frozen in time at the moment of detonation of the atomic bomb over the city during the closing days of World War ll.
Salt Lake City police investigate 3 crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists in past week

Salt Lake City police investigate 3 crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists in past week

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 4:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

After three serious injury crashes sent Salt Lake City residents to the hospital this past week, the police department is asking the public to better protect themselves and others on the roads.
Women who have lost their own babies create unique clothing for the babies of grieving parents

Women who have lost their own babies create unique clothing for the babies of grieving parents

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ashley Hone and Michaun Torgersen have both experienced infant loss and have used those experiences to help other parents in the grieving process.
Unique exercise advantage: Women gain same health benefits with less effort

Unique exercise advantage: Women gain same health benefits with less effort

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 3:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

There's a gender gap between men and women when it comes to exercise. Women can exercise less often than men but get greater cardiovascular benefit from what they do, according to a new study.
Road woes continue in No. 25 BYU's 84-74 loss to Kansas State

Road woes continue in No. 25 BYU's 84-74 loss to Kansas State

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 3:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Noah Waterman had 12 points and seven rebounds, and new dad Spencer Johnson supplied 12 points, five rebounds and two assists for BYU.
Have You Seen This? This dad's ramblings while mowing his lawn will make your day

Have You Seen This? This dad's ramblings while mowing his lawn will make your day

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 2:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

I feel like this guy and I would hit it off well, mainly because we'd both be talking to ourselves and not each other.
Kevin Bacon to return to Utah's 'Footloose' film site this summer

Kevin Bacon to return to Utah's 'Footloose' film site this summer

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 2:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

A big name is coming back to Lehi to commemorate anniversary of popular movie filmed there.
A Michigan toddler's shooting highlights new gun storage law, other states' strategies

A Michigan toddler's shooting highlights new gun storage law, other states' strategies

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 1:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Michigan man is the first person to face charges under the state's new law requiring gun owners to keep weapons in locked storage containers around minors.
400 kids get free dental care during 'Give Kids A Smile' event

400 kids get free dental care during 'Give Kids A Smile' event

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 12:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

Eighty dentists, 20 hygienists and hundreds of community volunteers from across the Wasatch Front provided underprivileged families with free dental care for their children Saturday. It's become an annual event at the University of Utah's School of Dentistry.
How to renovate your kitchen: a homeowner's survival guide

How to renovate your kitchen: a homeowner's survival guide

Giant Carpet One  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 11:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

By taking the steps to thoughtfully plan, budget, design and select the right materials and professionals, achieving the kitchen of your dreams is more than possible.
Judge declines to throw out suit against Ogden police officers who shot, killed knife-wielding man

Judge declines to throw out suit against Ogden police officers who shot, killed knife-wielding man

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 11:26 a.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. District Court has declined to dismiss a case brought against the city of Ogden and a group of police officers by the parents of a pocketknife-wielding man who was shot and killed by police in 2019.
Jazz's Walker Kessler opens up on handling disappointment, learning to brush things off

Jazz's Walker Kessler opens up on handling disappointment, learning to brush things off

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 11:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

The 22-year-old Jazz center was far from his best on Thursday during Utah's 115-107 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
Prices for new US drugs rose 35% in 2023, more than the previous year

Prices for new US drugs rose 35% in 2023, more than the previous year

Deena Beasley, Reuters  |  Updated Feb. 24 - 10:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

Pharmaceutical companies last year launched new U.S. drugs at prices 35% higher than in 2022, reflecting in part the industry's embrace of expensive therapies for rare diseases like muscular dystrophy, a Reuters analysis found.
Leaders of Latter-day Saint church bring fresh water to Filipino community

Leaders of Latter-day Saint church bring fresh water to Filipino community

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 10:09 a.m.  |  Save Story

Leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped build new water tanks for a small Filipino community in desperate need of fresh water.
Popular campground near Utah-Arizona border is going completely cashless

Popular campground near Utah-Arizona border is going completely cashless

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 10:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

A popular campground off I-15 just south of the Utah-Arizona border is going completely cashless.
'Cancer can affect anybody': Utah couple processes pancreatic cancer diagnosis

'Cancer can affect anybody': Utah couple processes pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 9:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and often goes undetected until it's advanced. One Utah County man is fighting for more time with his loved ones.
UVU wrestling's program builder retires after 18 years, 45 NCAA qualifiers

UVU wrestling's program builder retires after 18 years, 45 NCAA qualifiers

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 9:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

The former All-American wrestler at Utah State who was the second head coach in UVU history is trading it in for perhaps a more important title: grandpa.
Zions Bank president and CEO Scott Anderson retiring

Zions Bank president and CEO Scott Anderson retiring

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 8:52 a.m.  |  Save Story

Zions Bancorporation president and CEO Scott Anderson is retiring April 1 after 33 years with the bank, including the last 25 in his current role.
Live like a Martian: New NASA mission puts out call for applicants

Live like a Martian: New NASA mission puts out call for applicants

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 8:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

For anyone who has ever dreamed of living on Mars, NASA is seeking potential "Martians" for a simulated mission to the red planet.
One Utah business offers the solution to off-road gear theft

One Utah business offers the solution to off-road gear theft

Ride Dog  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Nationally, more than 20,000 pieces of powersports equipment are stolen every year including hundreds in Utah. One Utah company is looking to put a dent in those statistics.
Utah leads as the epicenter for high-paying jobs in America

Utah leads as the epicenter for high-paying jobs in America

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 24 - 7:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

With a top-ranking economy and multiple cities ranked Top 5 in the nation for resilience and growth, it's no surprise that Utah also has the most competitive cities for highly paid jobs, according to a new study by Career.io.
School bus driver hailed as hero for saving student lives after another driver ignored bus stop arm

School bus driver hailed as hero for saving student lives after another driver ignored bus stop arm

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 10:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Jordan School District bus driver is being praised after he prevented a possible tragedy from happening to students. 
3 University of Wyoming swimmers killed in highway crash in Colorado

3 University of Wyoming swimmers killed in highway crash in Colorado

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 10:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Three members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team were killed in a highway crash in northern Colorado.
Nearly 30,000 objects are hurtling through near-Earth orbit. That's not just a problem for space

Nearly 30,000 objects are hurtling through near-Earth orbit. That's not just a problem for space

Bill Weir, CNN Chief Climate Correspondent  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 9:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

Once upon a time, gazing at the night sky was an escape from manmade messiness on Earth.
Moab art teacher charged with inappropriately touching young student

Moab art teacher charged with inappropriately touching young student

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 9:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

An art teacher in the Grand County School District arrested last fall is now facing a formal charge accusing him of touching a young girl inappropriately.
McCallum scores 10 on floor as Red Rocks' Eras Tour leads to first 198 score of season

McCallum scores 10 on floor as Red Rocks' Eras Tour leads to first 198 score of season

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 9:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

There's glitter on the floor after the party and there's friendship bracelets all around.
Utah lawmakers celebrate passage of sexual harassment safeguards for employees

Utah lawmakers celebrate passage of sexual harassment safeguards for employees

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 9:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah lawmakers celebrated the passage of a bill to protect employees from sexual harassment at work and void certain provisions of nondisclosure agreements.
2 Utah men dug up police-confiscated drugs from a landfill, then sold them, charges say

2 Utah men dug up police-confiscated drugs from a landfill, then sold them, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two Sanpete County men are facing criminal charges accusing them of an unusual scheme that involved digging up police-confiscated drugs from a landfill and then selling them.
Spanish Fork teenager seriously injured after falling out of vehicle

Spanish Fork teenager seriously injured after falling out of vehicle

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

A teenager was seriously injured after he fell out a vehicle and hit his head Friday morning, police said.
Crumbl Cookies acquires Pleasant Grove-based Crust Club

Crumbl Cookies acquires Pleasant Grove-based Crust Club

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 8:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah cookie giant Crumbl on Wednesday announced that it acquired Pleasant Grove-based Crust Club. The acquisition will allow Crust Club — a local pie shop featuring sweet and savory goods — to explore franchising.
Utah faces unusual flu season with third pediatric death

Utah faces unusual flu season with third pediatric death

Kiersten Nuñez, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

The latest update from Utah Department of Health shows a third child has succumbed to influenza during the current season. Health experts are raising concerns over the unusual patterns the state is seeing this year.
West Davis Highway gets high marks after 7 weeks; noise still an issue for some

West Davis Highway gets high marks after 7 weeks; noise still an issue for some

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 7:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

The new north-south highway is meant to serve growing areas of Davis County and ease I-15 congestion.
Got an app idea? We can build it!

Got an app idea? We can build it!

AppsTango  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 7:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Whether you're a small business owner, you're working on building the world's next greatest idea or you want to improve what you've already got, building an app is a worthwhile cause.
Second grader's letter to FBI brings detectives into classroom to share cookie caper

Second grader's letter to FBI brings detectives into classroom to share cookie caper

Sky Mundell, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 6:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The FBI paid a visit to Canyon Creek Elementary in Farmington to lead second grade students through a series of interactive educational activities to help them understand what the FBI is and how it protects the communities it serves.
Fighter jets intercept balloon over Utah

Fighter jets intercept balloon over Utah

Ariel Harmer, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 6:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

Fighter jets intercepted a small high-altitude balloon flying over Utah on Friday afternoon, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Toyota recalls 280,000 pickups and SUVs. Transmissions can deliver power even in neutral

Toyota recalls 280,000 pickups and SUVs. Transmissions can deliver power even in neutral

Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 5:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Toyota is recalling about 280,000 pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. The recall is to fix a transmission problem that can let the vehicles creep forward while in neutral.
Another tax cut for Utahns? Bill advances in Utah Legislature

Another tax cut for Utahns? Bill advances in Utah Legislature

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 5:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

A bill cutting Utah's income tax collections by nearly $170 million is advancing again in the final days of the 2024 Legislature.
'Shark Tank' is updating viewers on 'dough-licious' deal for Crispy Cones

'Shark Tank' is updating viewers on 'dough-licious' deal for Crispy Cones

EastIdahoNews.com Staff  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 5:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

Local restaurant Crispy Cones is officially returning to ABC's "Shark Tank" on Friday.
Friends identify woman killed in Weber County crash

Friends identify woman killed in Weber County crash

Josh Ellis, KSL-TV  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 5:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

A woman was killed and two people were hurt after a two-vehicle crash in West Haven, Weber County, Tuesday night.
Utah responds to flag initiative lawsuit, asks judge to deny injunction

Utah responds to flag initiative lawsuit, asks judge to deny injunction

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 5:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah election leaders filed a motion Friday asking a federal judge to deny a motion tied to a lawsuit filed by a group seeking a state flags initiative.
Have You Seen This? Kitten getting comfy in a cup may be cutest thing you'll see today

Have You Seen This? Kitten getting comfy in a cup may be cutest thing you'll see today

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 4:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

If you have a cat, what's the strangest place you've found him or her just chilling?
'More secrecy': Utah lawmakers advance bills targeting government transparency

'More secrecy': Utah lawmakers advance bills targeting government transparency

Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 4:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Several bills would chip away at government transparency in Utah, including one proposal that's a direct response to KSL's fight for public records.
Utah's Sentinel defense project facing scrutiny over cost, but boosters say it's advancing

Utah's Sentinel defense project facing scrutiny over cost, but boosters say it's advancing

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 3:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Sentinel defense project, a key prong of U.S. nuclear deterrence, is taking shape out of new Northrop Grumman facilities in Roy near Hill Air Force Base.
Behind the billboard: meet the business bringing color scriptures to life

Behind the billboard: meet the business bringing color scriptures to life

LDS Bookstore  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

To help members fall in love with their physical scriptures all over again, one Utah company is making bright, colorful scriptures for those who want to create a treasured keepsake.
Geothermal regulations, permitting need overhaul, Rep. John Curtis says

Geothermal regulations, permitting need overhaul, Rep. John Curtis says

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 2:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

A renewable and clean energy resource has the potential to produce up to 8.5% of the nation's electrical generating capacity by 2050, but the geothermal projects are slow getting off the ground and have to work their way through a complex permitting process.
Lander 'alive and well' after company scores first US moon landing since Apollo era

Lander 'alive and well' after company scores first US moon landing since Apollo era

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 2:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

The moon's newest arrival is said to be "alive and well" a day after landing. Intuitive Machines reported Friday that it's communicating with its lander, Odysseus. It's the first U.S. spacecraft to descend to the lunar surface in more than 50 years.
Fifth naval ship to carry Idaho's name will be christened and begin maiden voyage next month

Fifth naval ship to carry Idaho's name will be christened and begin maiden voyage next month

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 1:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

A naval submarine bearing Idaho's name will be christened and launched into the Atlantic Ocean during a ceremony next month.
7 Utah Valley restaurants where you can enjoy authentic global cuisine

7 Utah Valley restaurants where you can enjoy authentic global cuisine

Utah Valley Chamber  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 1:10 p.m.  |  Save Story

Hungry diners are sure to enjoy a delicious authentic meal at any of these Utah Valley establishments.
Utah lawmakers advance bill setting up Fairpark district, potential $1.8B MLB ballpark

Utah lawmakers advance bill setting up Fairpark district, potential $1.8B MLB ballpark

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 1:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

A bill that sets up the framework to finance a potential Major League Baseball stadium in Salt Lake City cleared the fence in its first legislative at-bat.
Governors don't have 'luxury of partisan posturing,' Cox says during White House briefing

Governors don't have 'luxury of partisan posturing,' Cox says during White House briefing

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 23 - 12:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Governors don't have the "luxury of partisan posturing" and must work to balance budgets and fix infrastructure, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said during a briefing at the White House on Friday.

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