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Utah confirms 4,504 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths in weekly report

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Utah confirms 4,504 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths in weekly report

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated May 19 - 2:36 p.m.

Utah health officials reported 4,504 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths over the past seven days, as the state continues to see a spike.
Judge to issue decision on whether to move Lori Vallow Daybell's trial to January

Judge to issue decision on whether to move Lori Vallow Daybell's trial to January

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews  |  Posted May 19 - 2:20 p.m.

A judge will issue a written order soon on whether Lori Vallow Daybell's murder trial should be delayed to coincide with her husband's.
FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19 - 1:19 p.m.

The Food and Drug Administration's commissioner is facing congressional lawmakers for the first time over the national shortage of baby formula.
Why this year's historic homes tour focuses on one of Salt Lake's earliest neighborhoods

Why this year's historic homes tour focuses on one of Salt Lake's earliest neighborhoods

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 12:45 p.m.

A few historic homes in Salt Lake City will be open to tour for Saturday's Historic Homes Tour.
Opinion: Welcome to a new age of countercultural Christianity

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Opinion: Welcome to a new age of countercultural Christianity

Hal Boyd, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 12:44 p.m.

The core "social identity" of believers influences whether saints stand fast in the faith.
30 years and more than 900 players later, Kearns baseball coach calls final game

30 years and more than 900 players later, Kearns baseball coach calls final game

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 12:16 p.m.

For Kearns baseball coach Dave Ballard, the celebration that accompanied his retirement after 30 years in the profession was less about the moment and more about the journey.
Orem man charged with capital murder in torture death of girlfriend

Orem man charged with capital murder in torture death of girlfriend

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 12:00 p.m.

An Orem man was charged Thursday with aggravated murder in the beating and torture death of his girlfriend and the mother of their two children.
New report highlights disparities of Utah Black women

New report highlights disparities of Utah Black women

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 19 - 11:35 a.m.

A greater portion of Utah Black women have jobs compared to other women in the state, but their wages are lower, and they face much higher poverty rates.
Utah Highway Patrol makes another 100+ pound marijuana bust

Utah Highway Patrol makes another 100+ pound marijuana bust

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 10:47 a.m.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers have made another bust involving 100 pounds of marijuana or more.
Tooele man charged in 2012 stabbing case being held in new stabbing case

Tooele man charged in 2012 stabbing case being held in new stabbing case

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 10:16 a.m.

A Tooele man previously charged in connection with a stabbing case in 2012 is now being held for investigation of aggravated assault in a new stabbing case.
I-15 in Weber County reopens after a series of crashes early Thursday

I-15 in Weber County reopens after a series of crashes early Thursday

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated May 19 - 9:52 a.m.

Northbound I-15 in Riverdale reopens following a series of crashes early Thursday.
Watch: Utah Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at monthly PBS news conference

Watch: Utah Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at monthly PBS news conference

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 9:45 a.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, who celebrated his 500th day in office on Wednesday, is speaking at his monthly PBS news conference Thursday.
Biden has an eye on China as he heads to South Korea, Japan

Biden has an eye on China as he heads to South Korea, Japan

Aamer Madhani And Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19 - 9:37 a.m.

President Joe Biden departs on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan aiming to build rapport with the two nations' leaders while also sending an unmistakable message to China: Russia's faltering invasion of Ukraine should give Beijing pause about its own saber-rattling in the Pacific.
'Come work for Granite': District hopes settlement will retain, attract educators

'Come work for Granite': District hopes settlement will retain, attract educators

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 9:07 a.m.

Granite School District on Tuesday took a step in recruiting and retaining educators when it ratified a new settlement package that includes increased wages and benefits.
Grand jury indicts man in Buffalo supermarket shooting

Grand jury indicts man in Buffalo supermarket shooting

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Updated May 19 - 8:49 a.m.

The white man accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket appeared briefly in court Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on a first-degree murder charge.
UDOT crews working to clear snow from mountain passes by Memorial Day

UDOT crews working to clear snow from mountain passes by Memorial Day

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 19 - 8:45 a.m.

Weather in Utah heated up this week, but snow still covered roads in some of Utah's high mountain passes.
'We have to do better': Policymakers, advocates call for better support of maternal mental health

'We have to do better': Policymakers, advocates call for better support of maternal mental health

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 8:21 a.m.

State leaders called for better support and policies for maternal mental health Tuesday as almost half of Utah mothers report mental health symptoms before, during or after pregnancy.
Wonder awaits on a weekend getaway in Cedar City

Wonder awaits on a weekend getaway in Cedar City

Visit Cedar City  |  Posted May 19 - 8:00 a.m.

Home to a vibrant art scene, live theater, and outdoor recreation in astonishing proximity to stunning natural wonders, Cedar City should be on your adventure list. Explore the itinerary below, and start planning your weekend getaway.
Davis County man admits to robbing teen, using 'little drug runners' to distribute drugs

Davis County man admits to robbing teen, using 'little drug runners' to distribute drugs

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 7:50 a.m.

A Woods Cross man pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated robbery and drug distribution in Davis County.
Retailers call out Visa and Mastercard for fee hikes that could make inflation worse

Retailers call out Visa and Mastercard for fee hikes that could make inflation worse

Alicia Wallace, CNN Business  |  Updated May 19 - 7:20 a.m.

Consumers could soon see even higher prices at some stores, after credit card giants Visa and Mastercard raised their "swipe fees" — generating an additional cost that some retailers could be forced to pass on to their customers.
Sen. Mitt Romney says US can 'walk, chew gum at same time' when it comes to Ukraine aid

Sen. Mitt Romney says US can 'walk, chew gum at same time' when it comes to Ukraine aid

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 6:20 a.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney chided at least one fellow Republican for opposing a $40 billion Ukraine aid package in explaining why he will vote in favor of the legislation.
Police: Man dead, teen girl flown to hospital after attempted murder-suicide in Springville

Police: Man dead, teen girl flown to hospital after attempted murder-suicide in Springville

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Updated May 18 - 11:02 p.m.

Police say a man is dead and a 17-year-old girl was flown via helicopter to a hospital after an attempted murder-suicide took place in Springville on Wednesday.
State honors first responders who helped after Utah's tragic sandstorm crash that killed 8

State honors first responders who helped after Utah's tragic sandstorm crash that killed 8

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 10:26 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services honored many who responded to the sandstorm-caused crash on July 25 that killed eight people and injured at least 10 others in southern Utah.
Mortgage demand wanes 12% as interest rate hikes begin to dampen housing market

Mortgage demand wanes 12% as interest rate hikes begin to dampen housing market

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 9:44 p.m.

The Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes are starting to make a dent in the U.S.'s hot housing market.
Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

Eric Beech and Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Updated May 18 - 9:08 p.m.

President Joe Biden took steps on Wednesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, invoking the Defense Production Act to help manufacturers obtain the ingredients needed to ramp up supply, the White House said.
Why Utah is trading 161,000 acres of Bears Ears with the federal government

Why Utah is trading 161,000 acres of Bears Ears with the federal government

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 8:42 p.m.

State lawmakers approved a land swap that would transfer 161,000 acres currently managed by the Utah School and Institutional Lands Trust Administration to the federal government.
Why Utah's native cutthroat trout might not be as dumb as some anglers think

Why Utah's native cutthroat trout might not be as dumb as some anglers think

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 18 - 8:10 p.m.

Cutthroat trout are easy to catch and don't fight as hard, but maybe the cutthroat is not as dumb as some anglers think. It should be admired for its ability to survive near extinction, even if there has been a little help from humankind.
Biden administration pauses disinformation board after 3 weeks

Biden administration pauses disinformation board after 3 weeks

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 7:39 p.m.

Just weeks after its announcement, the Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board is reportedly being put on pause and its leader is resigning following a wave of online pushback.
Do not open until 2122: Utah Capitol time capsule returns home with poignant message

Do not open until 2122: Utah Capitol time capsule returns home with poignant message

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 7:11 p.m.

Utah leaders resealed a time capsule at the state Capitol with the hope it helps Utahns 100 years from now understand the efforts to make the state a better place.
3 reasons why your little ones should have lots of art time

3 reasons why your little ones should have lots of art time

Pintsize Picassos  |  Posted May 18 - 7:00 p.m.

Research and studies have shown that creating art can prove extremely useful for your little ones. Here are a few reasons why you should schedule regular art time for your children (and yourself!).
WATCH: Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on his first 500 days as governor — and what's next

WATCH: Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on his first 500 days as governor — and what's next

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 6:26 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Wednesday marked his first 500 days as governor, and he's celebrating the milestone with a live discussion about his achievements so far and his plans for the second half of his term.
Why this one county in Utah is now up to medium risk for COVID-19

Why this one county in Utah is now up to medium risk for COVID-19

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Updated May 18 - 6:26 p.m.

Utah is no longer solidly green on the nation's COVID-19 map with only low community levels of the virus now that Summit County's case counts and hospitalizations are up.
BYU hires alumna Amber Whiting to lead women's basketball program

BYU hires alumna Amber Whiting to lead women's basketball program

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 6:24 p.m.

The Cougars announced Wednesday the hiring of Amber Whiting to replace recently retired Jeff Judkins, becoming the seven head coach in BYU's NCAA history dating back to 1972.
Have You Seen This? Oodles and oodles of antelope

Have You Seen This? Oodles and oodles of antelope

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 5:30 p.m.

I'm willing to bet a crisp $100 bill that you've never seen this many antelope at one time.
Police: 2 armed and dangerous suspects remain at large following crime spree in St. George

Police: 2 armed and dangerous suspects remain at large following crime spree in St. George

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted May 18 - 5:14 p.m.

St. George police say two suspects they concider armed and dangerous remain at large following a string of retail thefts over the weekend. A third suspect has been arrested.
How gold medalist Nathan Chen hopes to inspire future Olympians with SLC 2030 bid

How gold medalist Nathan Chen hopes to inspire future Olympians with SLC 2030 bid

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 4:48 p.m.

Chen was in town as part of the Stars on Ice tour Wednesday night at the Maverik Center, and accepted the honor given to him by Robbins on the governor's behalf.
Provo Veterans Center soon to be renamed for 'Candy Bomber'

Provo Veterans Center soon to be renamed for 'Candy Bomber'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 4:06 p.m.

With Pres. Biden's signature, the Provo Veterans Center at 360 S. State in Orem will be known as the Gail S. Halvorsen 'Candy Bomber' Veterans Center.
Kaysville woman arrested, charged with pocketing others' tax refunds

Kaysville woman arrested, charged with pocketing others' tax refunds

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 3:35 p.m.

A Kaysville woman who already faces fraud and theft charges is now accused of taking tax return money from friends and family.
US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

Anne M. Peterson And Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Updated May 18 - 3:02 p.m.

The U.S. Soccer Federation has reached milestone agreements to pay its men's and women's teams equally. That makes the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money.
Pandemic drives up blood pressure and concerns about heart disease

Pandemic drives up blood pressure and concerns about heart disease

University of Utah Health  |  Posted May 18 - 3:00 p.m.

As many Americans dealt with increasing levels of anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, studies suggest their blood pressure was also climbing.
'Liquid gold': US and Utah gas prices hit all-time high, look to keep moving up

'Liquid gold': US and Utah gas prices hit all-time high, look to keep moving up

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 2:04 p.m.

The average price of gas in the U.S. hit an all-time high on Wednesday of $4.57 per gallon and every state in the country is now averaging over $4 per gallon, according AAA.
Nephew of convicted double murderer in Utah is charged with armed robbery

Nephew of convicted double murderer in Utah is charged with armed robbery

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 1:26 p.m.

The nephew of a man convicted of killing a West Jordan couple in 2019 has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store.
Has the current Jazz roster peaked? Here's what Gobert, Mitchell had to say

Has the current Jazz roster peaked? Here's what Gobert, Mitchell had to say

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 1:10 p.m.

Jazz coach Quin Snyder said the Jazz were a "spark" away from making a run. A spark that's been consistently missing in the postseason.
Grant awarded to help more Utahns expunge criminal records

Grant awarded to help more Utahns expunge criminal records

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 12:41 p.m.

Clean Slate Utah, a nonprofit that helps expunge criminal records, received an award Tuesday that comes with a $100,000 grant allowing it to start the state's first official program to help thousands of Utahns get their criminal records expunged.
Court must decide if an elephant is a person

Court must decide if an elephant is a person

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Updated May 18 - 12:19 p.m.

Is an Asian elephant also a person? That's the question before New York's highest court Wednesday in a closely watched case over whether a basic human right can be extended to an animal.
Hospital ceremony honors survivors, health care heroes as US hits 1 million COVID-19 deaths

Hospital ceremony honors survivors, health care heroes as US hits 1 million COVID-19 deaths

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 11:49 a.m.

An Orem hospital held a memorial Monday to mark two years since the pandemic began and the impact it has had on the community. The event comes days after America hit a grim milestone of 1 million COVID-19 deaths.
The Latter-day Saint ghost town that keeps emerging from Lake Mead

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The Latter-day Saint ghost town that keeps emerging from Lake Mead

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 11:15 a.m.

The severe drought conditions around Lake Mead have revealed the ghost town of St. Thomas.
Unaffordable Utah: Budget-friendly family summer fun

Unaffordable Utah: Budget-friendly family summer fun

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 11:06 a.m.

After two summers of pandemic restrictions, families wanting to travel this summer will face new obstacles: inflation, high gas prices and expensive plane tickets.
Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour but without animals

Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour but without animals

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18 - 10:38 a.m.

"The Greatest Show on Earth" is making a comeback — without animal acts — five years after shutting down its three-ring circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced Wednesday.
National homebuilder confidence drops to 2-year low

National homebuilder confidence drops to 2-year low

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 10:16 a.m.

For the fifth straight month, national homebuilder confidence fell, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.
Where's the beef? McDonald's, Wendy's are sued over burger sizes

Where's the beef? McDonald's, Wendy's are sued over burger sizes

Jonathan Stempel, Reuters  |  Posted May 18 - 9:41 a.m.

Justin Chimienti thought the Big Mac he bought at McDonald's and the Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger he bought at Wendy's would be as big and juicy as advertised.
As southwestern Utah grows, so does the wildfire risk

As southwestern Utah grows, so does the wildfire risk

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 9:07 a.m.

Southern Utah's Washington County is growing at breakneck speed. St. George is the fastest growing metro area in the country, according to Census data.
Bad Kitty: Town grounds cats to save rare birds

Bad Kitty: Town grounds cats to save rare birds

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18 - 8:47 a.m.

What a cat-astrophe! Authorities in the southwest German town of Walldorf have ordered some cat owners to keep their pets indoors until the end of August to protect a rare bird during its breeding season.
Provo officer's death recognized as line-of-duty from meth exposure 16 years later

Provo officer's death recognized as line-of-duty from meth exposure 16 years later

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 8:32 a.m.

A Utah family is feeling a sense of closure after a Provo police officer, who died more than a decade ago, is just now being recognized as having died in the line of duty.
Russian soldier pleads guilty in Ukraine war crimes trial

Russian soldier pleads guilty in Ukraine war crimes trial

Associated Press  |  Posted May 18 - 8:06 a.m.

A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian. Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin could get life in prison for shooting a a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head through an open car window on Feb. 28.
6 of Utah's most historic and prominent abandoned structures

6 of Utah's most historic and prominent abandoned structures

Brad Debry Law Firm  |  Posted May 18 - 8:00 a.m.

Many of the following places and structures will sound familiar, but there may be some you've never heard of before. Either way, each of these adds a fascinating dot on the map of Utah history.
Truck crashes in Garden City for first time since UDOT installed runaway ramp in 2020

Truck crashes in Garden City for first time since UDOT installed runaway ramp in 2020

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 7:43 a.m.

Tuesday morning, it happened again. Another 18-wheeler coming down the mountain on U.S. Highway 89 crashed once reaching the main intersection in Garden City.
NATO chief hails 'historic moment' as Finland, Sweden apply

NATO chief hails 'historic moment' as Finland, Sweden apply

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18 - 7:21 a.m.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that Finland and Sweden have applied for membership amid concerns over Russia's war on Ukraine. Stoltenberg says NATO allies agree "that this is an historic moment which we must seize."
Major delays expected on FrontRunner following pedestrian incident near Clearfield

Major delays expected on FrontRunner following pedestrian incident near Clearfield

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 6:54 a.m.

FrontRunner passengers should expect major delays in Davis County after a train versus pedestrian incident Wednesday morning, Utah Transit Authority says.

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