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Man attacked, robbed, stabbed woman at St. George business, police say

Man attacked, robbed, stabbed woman at St. George business, police say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 11:56 a.m.

A West Valley man was arrested Thursday and accused of hitting a woman with a decorative nail ball and then stabbing her after stealing money from the St George business where she was working.
Fun or freaky? Richmond man combines tail-finned Plymouth and off-road truck to make 'Maxine'

Fun or freaky? Richmond man combines tail-finned Plymouth and off-road truck to make 'Maxine'

Brian Champagne, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 11:27 a.m.

If you think Tyler Merrill was wrong to build a car that looks like it's from the movie "Mad Max" instead of "Christine" out of his 1958 Plymouth, check out the car's roots before pronouncing your verdict.
Man accused of trying to kill Sandy couple in drug dispute

Man accused of trying to kill Sandy couple in drug dispute

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 10:56 a.m.

Sandy police have arrested a man accused of firing multiple rounds inside an apartment at two people because he believed he had been shorted his share of drugs.
Hundreds gather to honor St. George police officer who died

Hundreds gather to honor St. George police officer who died

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 10:35 a.m.

Nearly 1,000 people gathered to honor St. George police officer Adam Ashworth, as family and friends provided an intimate look into his life – amid an audience of officers donning their finest blues.
Sturgis bike rally revs back bigger, despite delta variant concerns

Sturgis bike rally revs back bigger, despite delta variant concerns

Stephen Groves, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 10:08 a.m.

Crowds of bikers are rumbling their way toward South Dakota's Black Hills this week, raising fears that COVID-19 infections will be unleashed among the 700,000 people expected to show up at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Utah man arrested, accused of abusing multiple women and their cats

Utah man arrested, accused of abusing multiple women and their cats

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 9:43 a.m.

A Davis County man who police say has shown a pattern of "extreme violence" has been arrested and accused of abusing two women and torturing or killing their cats.
Drought woes: More boat ramp closures, hay shortages, and now fecal matter in water

Drought woes: More boat ramp closures, hay shortages, and now fecal matter in water

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 9:12 a.m.

Utah's drought forced the closure of two more boat ramps and storm runoff could deliver fecal matter to recreational waters, prompting officials to urge caution when in the water.
Judge orders US to respond to CDC eviction ban challenge by Friday

Judge orders US to respond to CDC eviction ban challenge by Friday

David Shepardson, Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 8:46 a.m.

A U.S judge early Thursday ordered the Biden administration to quickly respond to a legal challenge to a new eviction moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Algal blooms could return to recreational water following rain, flooding

Algal blooms could return to recreational water following rain, flooding

Nick Wyatt, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 8:16 a.m.

Harmful algal blooms might be making a return to Utah lakes and reservoirs after recent monsoonal rains and flash flooding, according to water experts.
Tokyo Summer Games: Can you identify these lesser-known sports in the summer games?

Tokyo Summer Games: Can you identify these lesser-known sports in the summer games?

America First Credit Union  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 8:00 a.m.

Take the quiz for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!
Tracking wildfire smoke, U. researchers discover way to predict impact on humans

Tracking wildfire smoke, U. researchers discover way to predict impact on humans

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 7:45 a.m.

The skies over the Salt Lake Valley are grey and filled with wildfire smoke coming from the west coast. But, how much of that are we actually breathing?
US weekly jobless claims fall; layoffs lowest in more than 21 years

US weekly jobless claims fall; layoffs lowest in more than 21 years

Lucia Mutikani, Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 7:27 a.m.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits declined further last week, while layoffs dropped to their lowest level in just more than 21 years in July as companies held on to their workers amid a labor shortage.
As Utes kick off fall camp, QB takes center stage + other notes from camp

As Utes kick off fall camp, QB takes center stage + other notes from camp

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 7:03 a.m.

Unmasked and with in-person interviews afterward, Utah football kicked off its first day of fall camp Wednesday. Almost as if nothing unusual happened in 2020.
Teens setting up hammocking below high-voltage power lines in Weber County

Teens setting up hammocking below high-voltage power lines in Weber County

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 6:19 a.m.

The Weber County Sheriff's Office is warning teenagers to stop the dangerous trend of setting up hammocks right below high-voltage power lines.
US routs Australia 97-78, to play for more basketball gold

US routs Australia 97-78, to play for more basketball gold

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 5 - 12:26 a.m.

Kevin Durant and the Americans still have their grip on gold and it's going to take more than a few bad minutes for anyone to take it away from them.
Real Salt Lake falls to LA Galaxy on Alvarez's second-half goal

Real Salt Lake falls to LA Galaxy on Alvarez's second-half goal

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 4 - 11:37 p.m.

Efrain Alvarez scored the go-ahead goal early in the second half, and the LA Galaxy held on for a 1-0 win at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Where will the next U. president take the state's flagship university? 3 finalists reveal their vision in campus forums

Where will the next U. president take the state's flagship university? 3 finalists reveal their vision in campus forums

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 10:43 p.m.

Regardless of who is selected the next president of the University of Utah, societal, public health and economic forces ensure it won't be business as usual at the state's flagship university.
COVID-19 in Utah: Will my school district require or encourage masks?

COVID-19 in Utah: Will my school district require or encourage masks?

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 4 - 10:00 p.m.

After leaders with the Utah Department of Health on Monday announced they are recommending all K-12 students wear masks indoors, here's what school districts have said about their plans for returning to the classroom.
Can BYU follow up on 2020's success? Here are 5 questions going into fall camp

Can BYU follow up on 2020's success? Here are 5 questions going into fall camp

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 9:32 p.m.

The Cougars are scheduled to play seven Power Five programs, including five from the Pac-12, as well as regional rivals Boise State and Utah State. It's very likely that BYU will take a step back, at least in its record. But how much of a step back will still be considered a success at the end of the year?
Great American Outdoors Act turns 1: How it's helped Utah and what's in the future

Great American Outdoors Act turns 1: How it's helped Utah and what's in the future

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 9:12 p.m.

Millions of dollars from the Great American Outdoors Act have either gone toward Utah projects or are in the pipeline. Here's where that's gone and what could come after 2022.
Man dies in possible drowning in Spanish Fork

Man dies in possible drowning in Spanish Fork

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 8:39 p.m.

A man's body was found in a Spanish Fork canal Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Pick a tomato, sunflower at Salt Lake's newest community garden, mayor says

Pick a tomato, sunflower at Salt Lake's newest community garden, mayor says

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 8:04 p.m.

Salt Lake City leaders and gardeners celebrated the opening of a new community garden in the Central City neighborhood on Wednesday.
Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200 million as delta variant spreads

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200 million as delta variant spreads

Roshan Abraham and Kavya B, Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 7:32 p.m.

Coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 200 million on Wednesday as the more infectious delta variant threatens areas with low vaccination rates and strains health care systems.
Fire destroys cabin of New Hampshire man forced out of woods

Fire destroys cabin of New Hampshire man forced out of woods

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug. 4 - 7:09 p.m.

David Lidstone's three-decade off-the-grid existence has been challenged in court by a property owner who says he's been squatting for all those years. And to make Lidstone's matters worse, his cabin was burned to the ground Wednesday in a blaze that local authorities are investigating.
Utah's Brandless ready to grow e-commerce biz with $118M in new funding

Utah's Brandless ready to grow e-commerce biz with $118M in new funding

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 7:06 p.m.

E-commerce company Brandless is new to Utah, but it didn't take long for the online personal products retailer to bust its first big move as a Beehive business.
Everything you need to know when buying a pre-owned vehicle

Everything you need to know when buying a pre-owned vehicle

KSL Cars  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 7:00 p.m.

Use this guide from KSL Cars to make the process as painless as possible.
1 dead in two-vehicle crash in Box Elder County

1 dead in two-vehicle crash in Box Elder County

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 6:24 p.m.

A man died Wednesday morning after his car was T-boned at on state Route 30 in Riverside, Box Elder County, the Utah Highway Patrol says.
US plans to require COVID-19 vaccine shots for foreign travelers

US plans to require COVID-19 vaccine shots for foreign travelers

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 5:51 p.m.

The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official said Wednesday.
US needs 'to move even faster' on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, Romney says

US needs 'to move even faster' on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, Romney says

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Updated Aug. 4 - 5:41 p.m.

Pressure is increasing to make booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine available, including from Utah Sen. Mitt Romney.
Utahn says he was fired for converting to Islam, lawsuit alleges

Utahn says he was fired for converting to Islam, lawsuit alleges

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 4:50 p.m.

Allan Goodson is suing Bradshaw Chevrolet in Cedar City for religious discrimination after he says his supervisor and coworkers mocked him, calling him a "terrorist" and saying he betrayed other white people by becoming a Muslim.
Majority of NY Assembly would oust Cuomo if he doesn't quit

Majority of NY Assembly would oust Cuomo if he doesn't quit

Marina Villeneuve and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 4:17 p.m.

A majority of state Assembly members support beginning impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he doesn't resign over investigative findings that he sexually harassed at least 11 women, according to an Associated Press count Wednesday.
Have You Seen This? Praying mantis crashes Major League Baseball game

Have You Seen This? Praying mantis crashes Major League Baseball game

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 3:46 p.m.

Should it be against the rules if a player has a praying mantis on his hat that's possibly coaching him like the rat from "Ratatouille"? Probably, but that didn't stop Victor Robles from having a great time with his new friend on Monday.
Jazz trade for Donovan Mitchell's longtime friend Eric Paschall

Jazz trade for Donovan Mitchell's longtime friend Eric Paschall

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 3:13 p.m.

Donovan Mitchell will be reunited with his longtime friend after Utah traded a second round pick for Eric Paschall.
What is it about Utah's great outdoors that we love to protect?

What is it about Utah's great outdoors that we love to protect?

Tread Lightly!  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 3:00 p.m.

Protecting Utah's wild, open spaces means not only is it available to us, but also that we are responsible for its health, beauty and stewardship.
Utah student-athletes admonished to 'protect your season' by getting vaccinated against COVID-19

Utah student-athletes admonished to 'protect your season' by getting vaccinated against COVID-19

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 4 - 2:36 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 1,050 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday — a third time in the last month that over 1,000 new cases have been reported in a single day.
What do the Rudy Gay and Hassan Whiteside signings mean for the Jazz?

What do the Rudy Gay and Hassan Whiteside signings mean for the Jazz?

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 2:34 p.m.

With a single tweet, new Jazz owner Ryan Smith may have signaled the end of significant moves made by his team this offseason.
Videos show suicidal man shooting at Salt Lake police

Videos show suicidal man shooting at Salt Lake police

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 2:21 p.m.

Salt Lake police released body camera video from officers who responded to a report of a suicidal man. That man, police say, fired shots at officers and was found dead in his apartment.
Want to attend Sundance next year? You must be vaccinated

Want to attend Sundance next year? You must be vaccinated

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 2:07 p.m.

If you want to go to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah next year, you'll have to be fully vaccinated.
1 hospitalized, 1 arrested in Cedar City shooting

1 hospitalized, 1 arrested in Cedar City shooting

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 4 - 1:57 p.m.

One man was arrested in connection with a shooting early Wednesday in Cedar City.
Once a weakness of the BYU defense, cornerback has become a position of depth

Once a weakness of the BYU defense, cornerback has become a position of depth

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 12:09 p.m.

For whatever reason, BYU has struggled to bring in a deep group of defensive players that have the right speed, athleticism and savvy to patrol the backfield and force takeaways. Yet in 2021, that's exactly what they have.
Welcome refugees, avoid politics at church, Latter-day Saint handbook update says

Welcome refugees, avoid politics at church, Latter-day Saint handbook update says

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 12:08 p.m.

Latter-day Saints should welcome refugees to their communities and keep church settings free of politics, according to the latest updates to the church's handbook of policies and instructions.
Reward offered in case of man shot to death in his Clearfield home

Reward offered in case of man shot to death in his Clearfield home

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 11:34 a.m.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the gunman in the shooting death of a Clearfield man in his apartment in December.
Barbie debuts doll in likeness of British COVID-19 vaccine developer

Barbie debuts doll in likeness of British COVID-19 vaccine developer

Lisa Giles-keddie, Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 10:57 a.m.

British coronavirus vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert has many science accolades to her credit but now shares an honor with Beyonce, Marilyn Monroe and Eleanor Roosevelt: a Barbie doll in her likeness.
The storms have cleared but smoke reappears in Utah

The storms have cleared but smoke reappears in Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 10:10 a.m.

It didn't take too long for wildfire smoke to return in Utah. Here's where it's coming from and how long it may stay.
Trump fires back at Justice Dept. in bid to keep his tax returns secret

Trump fires back at Justice Dept. in bid to keep his tax returns secret

Jan Wolfe, Reuters  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 9:57 a.m.

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday challenged in court last week's U.S. Justice Department order to turn his tax returns over to a House of Representatives committee, part of his long campaign to keep details of his wealth secret.
Back to school: Spending expected to hit record highs

Back to school: Spending expected to hit record highs

Nick Wyatt, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 9:45 a.m.

Families are expecting to spend more on supplies and clothes this school year, according to the National Retail Federation.
Bingham High to start year virtually due to renovation delays

Bingham High to start year virtually due to renovation delays

Debbie Worthen and Madison Swenson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 9:24 a.m.

Thousands of students in the Jordan District will start the school year remotely, and it has nothing to do with masks or the spread of COVID-19.
Extreme drought, urban heat and the killer targeting Utah's vulnerable

Extreme drought, urban heat and the killer targeting Utah's vulnerable

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 9:01 a.m.

Researchers say heat is the silent slayer that racks up the most weather-related deaths in the country; more than tornadoes, earthquakes, and hurricanes.
Former BYU golfer Patrick Fishburn aims for strong finish at hometown Utah Championship

Former BYU golfer Patrick Fishburn aims for strong finish at hometown Utah Championship

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 8:43 a.m.

Fishburn currently ranks 81st on the secondary tour's money list with two events remaining. The top 75 in the regular season who fail to earn a PGA Tour card automatically retain their status for the following year, though those numbers were thrown off last year when the PGA Tour announced that there would be no Korn Ferry graduates as a result of cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parents on the hook for $10K bill after children make unauthorized charge

Parents on the hook for $10K bill after children make unauthorized charge

Matt Gephardt, KSL TV and Cindy St. Clair, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 8:31 a.m.

Colorful graphics and quests to complete can be powerful temptations for children playing apps – so powerful, two siblings spent nearly $10,000 without permission.
Why your Social Security money you're planning on might not be guaranteed

Why your Social Security money you're planning on might not be guaranteed

Ryan Thacker and Tyson Thacker for B.O.S.S. Retirement Solutions  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 8:00 a.m.

Even if you think you've saved enough, overlooking this one thing could be costing you tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Here's what you should know if you want to have enough money saved up by the time you retire.
Long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms are rare in children, study says

Long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms are rare in children, study says

Brooklyn Neustaeter, CNN  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 7:56 a.m.

A large study out of the United Kingdom has found that long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms are rare in children, with most recovering within a week of being infected.
This historic DC property will be named for Orrin Hatch and will house University of Utah interns

This historic DC property will be named for Orrin Hatch and will house University of Utah interns

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 7:25 a.m.

A historic Washington, D.C. property will become a living and gathering place for the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics interns.
 Some Utah school districts offering vaccine clinics during fall registration

Some Utah school districts offering vaccine clinics during fall registration

Mary Richards, KSL NewsRadio  |  Updated Aug. 4 - 7:03 a.m.

Some Utah School Districts will have vaccine clinics this week at their secondary schools for students and families can get a COVID-19 vaccine while they register for the upcoming school year.
Utah bet on dropping pandemic benefits to get people back to work. It hasn't so far

Utah bet on dropping pandemic benefits to get people back to work. It hasn't so far

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 6:19 a.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox hoped to compel more strident job-search efforts when deciding to suspend pandemic-related federal unemployment insurance benefits on June 26.
After being thrown into NBA action last season, Trent Forrest makes it look easy in Summer League

After being thrown into NBA action last season, Trent Forrest makes it look easy in Summer League

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 10:58 p.m.

True NBA talent is supposed to dominate summer leagues. Trent Forrest dominated on Tuesday.
Cleanup continues after 294 homes flood in Enoch

Cleanup continues after 294 homes flood in Enoch

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 10:34 p.m.

The damage in the small town of Enoch, just a few miles from Cedar City, is turning out to be worse than first reported.
New theory: Earth's longer days kick-started oxygen growth

New theory: Earth's longer days kick-started oxygen growth

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 9:58 p.m.

A study published Monday proposes and puts to the test the theory that longer, continuous daylight kick-started weird bacteria into producing lots of oxygen, making most of life as we know it possible.
Report: Jazz to sign center Hassan Whiteside

Report: Jazz to sign center Hassan Whiteside

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 3 - 9:56 p.m.

The Jazz have agreed to a minimum deal with center Hassan Whiteside.

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