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Utah Vietnam veteran finally receives Purple Heart 54 years later

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:31am

A Utah soldier injured in overseas combat a half-century ago is finally getting the recognition he earned after years of battling through bureaucratic red tape in Washington, D.C.

Second person arrested in case of wheeling dead man across Provo parking lot

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:03am

A second man has been arrested in the case of a dead man being wheeled on a chair through a hotel parking lot in Provo, apparently so the dead man would be seen on camera, police said.

'I don’t want to leave Centerville': Mobile home residents protest developer in hopes of keeping their homes

Kyle Dunphey, KSL  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:16am

A different kind of protest hit the Beehive State on Monday as residents lined the street outside the offices of CW Land, a developer with plans to build a modern community laden with town homes, tennis courts and racquetball in the Davis County town.

Federal inmates sue over Weber County jail’s handling of virus outbreak

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jul 14th - 8:52am

Six federal inmates at the Weber County Jail are suing the county sheriff and the U.S. Marshals, alleging the jail has not taken proper precautions amid a novel coronavirus outbreak that has sickened more than 100.

Utah woman spotted wheeling dead man on office chair into motel room, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 14th - 8:22am

Suspect charged with filming dying man for hours, not calling 911.

Man fights off flames from Goshen Canyon Fire

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 14th - 8:02am

A man fought off flames to protect his home after he said someone threw their cigarette onto his property, sparking the Goshen Canyon Fire.

See which Utah businesses are pledging to Stay Safe to Stay Open

Salt Lake Chamber  |  Posted Jul 14th - 8:00am

Here's what local businesses are doing to help keep their customers safe.

US carries out the 1st federal execution in nearly 2 decades

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 14th - 7:56am

The federal government on Tuesday carried out its first execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest.

Utah spending millions on COVID-19 app though offer for free tracing still stands

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:39am

Prominent Utah businessman Khosrow Semnani and his son, Taymour Semnani, CEO of the tech firm Ferry, made an offer to state officials to help fight the pandemic months ago — for free.

US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 14th - 7:21am

The federal government incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June as spending on programs to combat the coronavirus recession exploded while millions of job losses cut into tax revenues.

Coronavirus updates: Stay up to date on COVID-19 news here

KSL.com Staff  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:07am

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

Wildfire Updates: 50-acre fire burning north of St. George threatens structures

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Jul 13th - 10:50pm

Here are the latest updates on wildfires happening in Utah.

Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 13th - 10:12pm

A U.S. district judge on Monday ordered a new delay in federal executions, hours before the first lethal injection was scheduled to be carried out at a federal prison in Indiana. The Trump administration immediately appealed to a higher court, asking that the executions move forward.

Fans welcomed to World TeamTennis matches in West Virginia

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 13th - 10:08pm

Tennys Sandgren celebrated a game-clinching point in pandemic-appropriate fashion, retrieving the ball himself in the absence of ball kids, and exchanging an awkward fist-to-elbow bump with a teammate as the World TeamTennis season started before mask-wearing fans on Sunday.

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 13th - 9:54pm

Bars and inside restaurant dining are banned throughout California, while indoor religious services, gyms and hair and nail salons are again off-limits in most of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in issuing a sweeping set of closures to head off surging coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

Parents unhappy after Salt Lake schools plan for online learning

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:40pm

Salt Lake City School District officials announced their plan for the fall, and many parents and teachers said they aren’t happy with it.

Health departments struggle to keep up with COVID-19 outbreaks in workplaces

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:27pm

Workplace outbreaks of COVID-19 continue to be a big concern for health departments in Utah and some have been struggling to keep up with requests for help.

Retirement of Washington 'Redskins' moniker likely will not hasten decision on Bountiful High's 'Braves' mascot

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:55pm

Starting this fall, no student will appear at Bountiful High School’s athletic events wearing a Native American costume.

Teaching your children resilience for hard times? These kids' books are all about it

Jen Rose Smith, CNN  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:27pm

As COVID-19 infections continue to rise, many families are left explaining to children that the challenges of pandemic life — from missed social events to physical distancing — aren't likely to end soon.

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