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Williams' buzzer beater lifts Santa Clara to improbable home win over BYU

Williams' buzzer beater lifts Santa Clara to improbable home win over BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 11:51 p.m.

Jalen Williams finished with a game-high 26 points for the Broncos, who beat BYU for the first time since 2017.
BYU, other Latter-day Saint schools requiring temple recommends for new Latter-day Saint hires

BYU, other Latter-day Saint schools requiring temple recommends for new Latter-day Saint hires

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 10:58 p.m.

Starting Thursday, all Latter-day Saints hired to work at BYU, BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, Ensign College and BYU-Pathway Worldwide will need "to hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend."
Meet 190-year-old Jonathan, the world's oldest-ever tortoise

Meet 190-year-old Jonathan, the world's oldest-ever tortoise

Lianne Kolirin, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 10:15 p.m.

When Jonathan the giant tortoise was born, Queen Victoria was just a teenager.
Wisconsin man sentenced in sex trafficking of Utah teen; 2nd man arrested

Wisconsin man sentenced in sex trafficking of Utah teen; 2nd man arrested

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 9:43 p.m.

Two Wisconsin men are in custody accused of trafficking a Utah teen for prostitution. One of the men, who pleaded guilty to the charges against him, was sentenced this week.
What you should know about taking an at-home COVID-19 test

What you should know about taking an at-home COVID-19 test

Kristen Rogers, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:32 p.m.

A self-test can be a convenient solution. But who are self-tests right for? And how do you use them correctly?
Hiring and keeping workers amid the 'Great Resignation'

Hiring and keeping workers amid the 'Great Resignation'

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 7:58 p.m.

With an ongoing worker shortage, companies are having to get creative to hire and keep workers.
'Friends don't let friends go hungry': Weber High School student clubs open food pantry

'Friends don't let friends go hungry': Weber High School student clubs open food pantry

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 7:34 p.m.

Weber High School students who are suffering from food insecurity will now have a resource to access food through their school, thanks to the work of Weber High School student clubs.
$5M University of Utah fund set to turbocharge startups, real-world student experiences

$5M University of Utah fund set to turbocharge startups, real-world student experiences

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 7:01 p.m.

Finding success in startup companies could get a lot easier thanks to a novel $5 million investment at the University of Utah.
Have You Seen This? LeBron causes rookie's brain to malfunction

Have You Seen This? LeBron causes rookie's brain to malfunction

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 6:09 p.m.

LeBron James has won four NBA championships and has two Olympic gold medals on his mantle, but he obviously doesn't have a teaching certificate.
Scheduling rivals Utah, Utah State a priority as Holmoe prepares BYU for Big 12 move

Scheduling rivals Utah, Utah State a priority as Holmoe prepares BYU for Big 12 move

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 5:17 p.m.

In a wide-ranging conversation with local media Thursday afternoon, athletic director Tom Holmoe spoke heavily about the Cougars' forthcoming move to the Big 12 Conference in 2023, and what that means for scheduling, recruiting and resources going forward.
Russia keeps door open to talks on Ukraine, US 'unified' in its resolve

Russia keeps door open to talks on Ukraine, US 'unified' in its resolve

Dmitry Antonov and Tom Balmforth, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 5:15 p.m.

Russia said on Thursday it was clear the United States was not willing to address its main security concerns in their standoff over Ukraine, but kept the door open for further dialogue.
Woman accused of stealing luggage from Salt Lake airport

Woman accused of stealing luggage from Salt Lake airport

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 4:47 p.m.

A woman accused of stealing luggage from the baggage carousels at the Salt Lake International Airport was arrested Wednesday.
Gov. Spencer Cox explains taxpayer-funded security project at his Fairview home

Gov. Spencer Cox explains taxpayer-funded security project at his Fairview home

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 4:16 p.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox is speaking out after a news report shed light on a taxpayer-funded security project at his home in the central Utah town of Fairview.
New operator brought in for Parleys Canyon mining plan — but will it face an uphill battle?

New operator brought in for Parleys Canyon mining plan — but will it face an uphill battle?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 4:07 p.m.

A national company was selected to run a controversial mining plan in Parleys Canyon. As it pushes forward with the project plan, it may run into new regulation hurdles.
Michigan school shooting suspect to pursue insanity defense

Michigan school shooting suspect to pursue insanity defense

Mike Householder and Corey Williams, Associated Press   |  Posted Jan. 27 - 4:03 p.m.

A teenager charged with killing four students at a Michigan high school will pursue an insanity defense.
Intermountain doctor shares when an ER visit is advised as COVID hospitalizations continue to rise

Intermountain doctor shares when an ER visit is advised as COVID hospitalizations continue to rise

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 4:01 p.m.

Utah health officials on Thursday reported 7,033 new cases of COVID-19, along with six deaths.
Police looking for 2 who used pellet gun to shoot teen with autism in Magna

Police looking for 2 who used pellet gun to shoot teen with autism in Magna

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 3:28 p.m.

Unified police are asking for the public's help in identifying two people who shot a boy who has autism in the back with either a BB or pellet gun.
Cache County School District shortening school day amid 'unprecedented' absenteeism

Cache County School District shortening school day amid 'unprecedented' absenteeism

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 3:22 p.m.

Cache County School District on Wednesday night announced that it would be adjusting their school schedule, releasing preschool through high school students 45 minutes earlier than their typical schedule beginning on Jan. 31.
After a pandemic slump, Girl Scouts hope to sweeten sales with new flavor — Adventurefuls

After a pandemic slump, Girl Scouts hope to sweeten sales with new flavor — Adventurefuls

Zakary Sonntag, Deseret News  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 3:01 p.m.

The Girl Scouts of Utah have kicked off cookie season with the introduction of the new Adventurefuls cookie, a brownie inspired cookie equal parts crumble and crisp.
If you want to sell your home fast and for the most money, avoid these common blunders

If you want to sell your home fast and for the most money, avoid these common blunders

Homie  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 3:00 p.m.

Selling a home is likely among the biggest financial transactions of your life, so you don't want to rush things and risk leaving oodles of cash on the table. If you're hoping to sell your home for as much as you can and as quickly as possible, here are a few common mistakes to avoid.
Salt Lake attorney sent to prison for taking money from clients, lying to bankruptcy court

Salt Lake attorney sent to prison for taking money from clients, lying to bankruptcy court

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 1:30 p.m.

A Salt Lake City attorney was sentenced to prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing money from clients and lying to a bankruptcy court.
Body pulled from Jordan River in Salt Lake City

Body pulled from Jordan River in Salt Lake City

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 12:58 p.m.

Salt Lake police are investigating after a body was spotted and pulled from the Jordan River near 700 North on Thursday.
St. George woman pleads guilty to illegally portraying herself as a doctor

St. George woman pleads guilty to illegally portraying herself as a doctor

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 12:33 p.m.

A southern Utah woman who was licensed to practice acupuncture has pleaded guilty to portraying herself as a doctor, during which time prosecutors say she issued more than 2,100 prescriptions to patients.
Salt Lake police say gun thefts up 24%

Salt Lake police say gun thefts up 24%

Dan Bammes, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 12:15 p.m.

The Salt Lake City Police Department is urging residents to keep their guns secure, reporting that gun thefts have been increasing in the city.
The forever mask and the coming 'cold' war

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The forever mask and the coming 'cold' war

Jennifer Graham, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 11:51 a.m.

Hang on to your N95s. This conflict may survive the pandemic.
Blood test could reveal risk of having long-term health effects of COVID-19

Blood test could reveal risk of having long-term health effects of COVID-19

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 11:37 a.m.

While long COVID-19 continues to cause medical problems for thousands of Utahns, new research suggests a blood test could one day help determine a person's risk for the perplexing condition.
Biden vows to name Black woman to US Supreme Court by end of February

Biden vows to name Black woman to US Supreme Court by end of February

Andrew Chung and Lawrence Hurley, Reuters  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 11:08 a.m.

President Joe Biden on Thursday said he plans to name a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer by the end of February and reiterated his intention to nominate a Black woman for the first time to serve on the highest U.S. judicial body.
Mitchell may be back this weekend — plus updates on Gobert and House

Mitchell may be back this weekend — plus updates on Gobert and House

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 11:03 a.m.

Jazz hope Donovan Mitchell will be able to suit up again this weekend.
Tom's program: In move from Marsdens, Tom Farden taking Red Rocks 'to another level'

Tom's program: In move from Marsdens, Tom Farden taking Red Rocks 'to another level'

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 9:37 a.m.

As Tom Farden attempts to make his mark on the program in his third season as the sole head coach, he's got the support of the ones that came before him.
'Jeopardy!' champion Amy Schneider's history-making run ends

'Jeopardy!' champion Amy Schneider's history-making run ends

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:39 a.m.

"Jeopardy!" champion Amy Schneider's dazzling streak is over, snapped Wednesday by a Chicago librarian after 40 consecutive wins and nearly $1.4 million in prize money.
US weekly jobless claims fall for the first time in a month

US weekly jobless claims fall for the first time in a month

Matt Ott, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:02 a.m.

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week following three straight increases amid a surge in cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19.
5 tips for ordering a new car

5 tips for ordering a new car

Ken Garff Automotive Group   |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:00 a.m.

While there isn't an end in sight (yet) for the slowed vehicle production, there is a way to get the car you want for the price you want: ordering from the manufacturer. It's something that's becoming a more popular option for those looking to upgrade their ride.
Utah man sentenced to up to 45 years in prison in child pornography case

Utah man sentenced to up to 45 years in prison in child pornography case

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 7:43 a.m.

A 24-year-old Enoch, Iron County, resident has been sentenced to up to 45 years in prison for possessing child pornography.
'A counterfeit promise': Brenda Lafferty's sister urges Utah to finally ditch the death penalty

'A counterfeit promise': Brenda Lafferty's sister urges Utah to finally ditch the death penalty

Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 7:19 a.m.

A Republican lawmaker from southern Utah says one woman's experience is part of his motivation to propose HB147, a ban on the death penalty in front of legislators now.
Sen. Mitt Romney, other Trump critics to raise money for Liz Cheney reelection effort

Sen. Mitt Romney, other Trump critics to raise money for Liz Cheney reelection effort

Reuters  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 6:50 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, a leading Republican critic of former President Donald Trump, will help raise money for Rep. Liz Cheney, who is fighting for political survival after voting to impeach Trump and contesting his false stolen-election claims.
Free N95 masks coming to Utah to fight COVID-19 — but when?

Free N95 masks coming to Utah to fight COVID-19 — but when?

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 6:21 a.m.

Some of the independent and chain pharmacies started receiving the free N95 masks promised by the White House, but others don't know when — or if — they'll receive them.
Whiteside doubles down that late foul was a poor call as Jazz lose to Suns

Whiteside doubles down that late foul was a poor call as Jazz lose to Suns

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 27 - 12:49 a.m.

Chants of "MVP, MVP, MVP" rang out through Vivint Arena. They were for Phoenix's Devin Booker.
Utah State breaks losing streak with win over rival San Diego State

Utah State breaks losing streak with win over rival San Diego State

Jacob Nielson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 12:21 a.m.

The Aggies offense came alive on Wednesday night as Utah State surged to a 75-57 win over San Diego State.
Utes drop 9th straight as turnovers, shooting woes doom Utah in loss to Wazzu

Utes drop 9th straight as turnovers, shooting woes doom Utah in loss to Wazzu

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 11:02 p.m.

Washington State pulled away in the second half to come away with a 71-54 win at home Wednesday night.
Providence man charged with 14 felonies in child pornography case

Providence man charged with 14 felonies in child pornography case

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 9:29 p.m.

A Cache County man faces 14 felonies after police say he was in possession of numerous digital files containing child pornography.
Supreme Court Justice Breyer to retire, letting Biden pick successor

Supreme Court Justice Breyer to retire, letting Biden pick successor

Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung, Reuters  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 9:12 p.m.

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, lawmakers said on Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden the opportunity to fulfill a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the nation's top judicial body.
A bill to cut Utah income taxes is advancing. Here's what it would mean for the average family

A bill to cut Utah income taxes is advancing. Here's what it would mean for the average family

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:58 p.m.

A panel of Utah lawmakers on Wednesday gave early approval to a bill that would drop Utah's income tax rate to 4.85% with a price tag of about $160 million a year.
Bill would end gas chamber animal euthanasia in Utah, one of the last states that still uses it

Bill would end gas chamber animal euthanasia in Utah, one of the last states that still uses it

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:36 p.m.

A Utah bill could end gas chamber animal euthanasia, a practice considered inhumane but still in use at some shelters in the state.
If you bought a house in one of these Utah cities, you might have paid too much

If you bought a house in one of these Utah cities, you might have paid too much

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 8:02 p.m.

If you bought a home in Ogden, Provo or Salt Lake City in the last month, there's a good chance you overpaid.
Republican challenger Erin Rider announces campaign against Rep. Chris Stewart

Republican challenger Erin Rider announces campaign against Rep. Chris Stewart

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 7:34 p.m.

Republican Rep. Chris Stewart, currently Utah's longest-serving U.S. House member, will face a challenger within his own party in the state's newly drawn 2nd Congressional District.
CDC report: Utah bucks national average, is now 2nd-most active state

CDC report: Utah bucks national average, is now 2nd-most active state

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 7:11 p.m.

A recent national report finds Utah is moving up the charts as one of the most active states in the country.
Red Cross offering doughnuts, gift cards as blood supply remains 'dangerously low'

Red Cross offering doughnuts, gift cards as blood supply remains 'dangerously low'

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 6:22 p.m.

The American Red Cross is still facing a critical need for blood donors, after hundreds of blood drives are cancelled due to weather. It is offering $10 Amazon gift cards to February donors.
Utah County Attorney contracts COVID a 2nd time, will quarantine in Netherlands

Utah County Attorney contracts COVID a 2nd time, will quarantine in Netherlands

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 5:39 p.m.

Utah County Attorney David Leavitt announced Tuesday that he has COVID-19 for a second time and has quarantined himself in the Netherlands, where he was visiting when he tested positive for the disease.
Spotify removing Neil Young's music after his Joe Rogan ultimatum

Spotify removing Neil Young's music after his Joe Rogan ultimatum

Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 5:17 p.m.

Neil Young's music is being removed from Spotify's streaming service after the singer-songwriter objected to his songs playing on the same platform that offers Joe Rogan's podcast, the company and the musician said on Wednesday.
As gymnasts visit Utah Capitol, Cox calls Olympics 'one of the only things' uniting us

As gymnasts visit Utah Capitol, Cox calls Olympics 'one of the only things' uniting us

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 4:43 p.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox honored five athletes with Utah ties who competed last year in the 2020 Tokyo Games before they were recognized by the Utah Legislature on Wednesday.
Fire, health officials remove 16, shutter Midvale care facility amid 'deplorable' conditions

Fire, health officials remove 16, shutter Midvale care facility amid 'deplorable' conditions

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 4:00 p.m.

Police, fire and public health officials descended Wednesday on a care facility in Midvale where officials say 16 people inside were living in "deplorable" conditions.
Have You Seen This? Police officer finishes food delivery after DoorDash driver is arrested

Have You Seen This? Police officer finishes food delivery after DoorDash driver is arrested

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 3:38 p.m.

I don't think he gets a tip, but we're all grateful this woman got her Arby's order.
The proposed plan to save the Great Salt Lake from drought

The proposed plan to save the Great Salt Lake from drought

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 3:16 p.m.

A new bill unveiled Tuesday would establish unprecedented guidelines for how Utah should respond to its shrinking Great Salt Lake.
Hunter High teen charged with 2 counts of murder

Hunter High teen charged with 2 counts of murder

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 3:12 p.m.

A 14-year-old Hunter High student was charged Wednesday in juvenile court with two counts of murder for allegedly gunning down two of his classmates who he said had harassed him.
Credit union offering teens incentives to start saving money

Credit union offering teens incentives to start saving money

Utah First Credit Union  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 3:00 p.m.

Utah First Credit Union is on a mission to help teenagers and high school students make good financial decisions while they're young.
Alpine School District puts hold on plan to temporarily shorten school day by 1 hour

Alpine School District puts hold on plan to temporarily shorten school day by 1 hour

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 2:59 p.m.

A day after Alpine School District, Utah's largest school district, voted to shorten the school day for all elementary and secondary schools by a full hour from Jan. 31 to Feb. 25, the decision has been put on hold.
Russia threatens retaliation if Ukraine demands not met

Russia threatens retaliation if Ukraine demands not met

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 2:52 p.m.

Russia warned Wednesday it would quickly take "retaliatory measures" if the U.S. and its allies reject its security demands over NATO and Ukraine.
Should Utah schools be required to have free period products for students?

Should Utah schools be required to have free period products for students?

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 2:31 p.m.

Legislation that would require Utah public schools to stock free menstrual hygiene products in female or unisex restrooms moved a step closer to approval Tuesday.
Utah reports record COVID-related hospitalizations, 18 new deaths Wednesday

Utah reports record COVID-related hospitalizations, 18 new deaths Wednesday

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 26 - 2:22 p.m.

Utah reported 776 hospitalizations on Wednesday — a record high during the pandemic — along with a record percentage of positive tests.

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