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Ashley Fredde, KSL.com | Posted May 25 - 6:55 p.m.
Emotions following mass tragedies can be overwhelming and can leave communities with questions about how to address them, an expert says.
Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV | Posted May 25 - 6:16 p.m.
One mom who knows all too well how the families of the Texas shooting victims are feeling is Michele Gay. Her daughter, Josephine, was killed 10 years ago in the Sandy Hook shooting.
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com | Posted May 25 - 5:47 p.m.
A new video from the Piano Guys featuring the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" is a tribute to Abraham Lincoln. The song features a more pensive version of the Civil War-era hymn.
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com | Updated May 25 - 5:22 p.m.
The two probable cases of monkeypox in Utah have now been confirmed, according to the Salt Lake County Health Department.
Tamara Vaifanua, KSL-TV | Posted May 25 - 5:16 p.m.
Afghan families who fled to Utah last fall are slowly assimilating to their new lives. One obstacle they face is getting around town without a car, which is why the community stepped up to give them a lift.
Jacob Scholl, KSL.com | Posted May 25 - 4:48 p.m.
An Eagle Mountain man was arrested by FBI agents on Wednesday after federal prosecutors accused him and his son of entering the U.S. Capitol during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
Ashley Imlay and Lisi Merkley, KSL.com | Updated May 25 - 4:40 p.m.
One day after the tragic shooting at a Texas elementary school that left 19 children and two adults dead, a Utah state senator wants to raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21.
Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News | Posted May 25 - 4:37 p.m.
A portion of $250 million allocated under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed last year by President Joe Biden will help Utah tackle legacy pollution.
Ashley Fredde, KSL.com | Posted May 25 - 3:15 p.m.
The new Utah law requiring the installation of free period product dispensers in every K-12 female and unisex bathroom, has begun with Hillcrest Junior High School.
Awardco | Posted May 25 - 3:00 p.m.
With your help, Awardco hopes to recognize and award individuals who are making a positive difference in the community through a monthly $1,000 grant.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted May 25 - 2:44 p.m.
A Utah man was arrested in Washington County Tuesday after police say he solicited nude pictures and videos of girls on social media, some as young as 11.
Jacob Scholl, KSL.com | Updated May 25 - 2:32 p.m.
A co-founder of Salt Lake FanX was arrested in Hawaii this week after federal prosecutors say he threatened to bomb multiple buildings in Utah.
Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business | Posted May 25 - 1:50 p.m.
In a Tuesday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Wendy's chairman said that his management fund wants to explore a possible sale or merger for the burger chain.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Updated May 25 - 1:25 p.m.
A registered sex offender who arrived in Cedar City just two days ago was arrested Tuesday for a new offense, according to police.
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com | Posted May 25 - 1:03 p.m.
A judge on Tuesday ordered a Payson man to spend up to 30 years in prison for enticing a minor. He was arrested in an undercover operation in which he believed he was arranging a meeting with a 13-year-old girl.
Mohamed Ibrahim, Report For America via Associated Press | Posted May 25 - 12:41 p.m.
A candlelight vigil to honor George Floyd's memory at the intersection where he died was among the remembrances scheduled for the second anniversary of the Black man's killing at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted May 25 - 12:13 p.m.
A man who witnesses say was a concert promoter was charged Wednesday with murder and accused of stabbing a man nine times outside a concert venue in downtown Salt Lake City.
Carter Williams, KSL.com | Posted May 25 - 12:09 p.m.
Utah received over 5,000 flag design submissions and 1,500 text submissions over the past few months. Here are the early leading ideas for a new state flag.
Kathryn Vasel, CNN Business | Posted May 25 - 11:47 a.m.
Millions of employees started working remotely after the pandemic first took hold in 2020. But now, more people are returning to the office — and they're being greeted by much higher prices for just about everything.
Daryl Gibson, Deseret News | Posted May 25 - 11:30 a.m.
In an era of contentious politics and journalism, Jack Anderson's career still casts a long shadow.
Suman Naishadham, Associated Press | Posted May 25 - 11:20 a.m.
Many Western cities over the past three decades have diversified their water sources, boosted local supplies, and use water more efficiently now than in the past.
Arianne Brown and Ashley Imlay, KSL.com | Updated May 25 - 11:11 a.m.
Utah politicians and officials react to news of 21 killed in the Texas school shooting Tuesday.
Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News | Posted May 25 - 11:02 a.m.
Utah doesn't have any of the vaccines for monkeypox, but there's no need to start stocking up since it should be available if needed from the federal government, public health officials said Tuesday.
Joanna Plucinska and Michael Kahn, Reuters | Updated May 25 - 10:28 a.m.
Three months after Russia invaded Ukraine many central European nations are facing challenges as they shift to providing long-term assistance to refugees, who are mostly women and children.
Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News | Posted May 25 - 10:06 a.m.
Gun control remains one of the most pressing and heated debates in politics. Although the federal government hasn't passed gun control or gun rights legislation recently, states continue to pass measures of their own.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted May 25 - 9:33 a.m.
Collin Reuter and Ozzie Pratt have made an instant impact as best friends, high school teammates and now freshmen at BYU.
Ashley Imlay, KSL.com | Posted May 25 - 8:40 a.m.
Health officials have identified two Utah children diagnosed with hepatitis "with no known cause" as part of a worldwide investigation that began in the U.S. last winter.
Arianne Brown, KSL.com | Posted May 25 - 8:31 a.m.
In 2009, the newly formed Canyons School District welcomed its first kindergarteners. This year, those kindergarteners will be graduating high school.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted May 25 - 8:10 a.m.
West Valley police say they have changed the way officers process people arrested in DUI cases after a sergeant shot and killed a man while he was in police custody.
Homie | Posted May 25 - 8:00 a.m.
If you're feeling the push to buy a home sooner rather than later, you've no doubt wondered if purchasing a home is even feasible in the current market. Here's how to gauge whether this is a good time for you to buy a home.
Mike Anderson, KSL-TV | Posted May 25 - 7:17 a.m.
Free parking could become a thing of the past in downtown Ogden. City leaders are considering adding a pay system to help accommodate future growth.
Nomaan Merchant and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press | Posted May 25 - 6:50 a.m.
Americans are becoming less supportive of punishing Russia for launching its invasion of Ukraine if it comes at the expense of the U.S. economy, a sign of rising anxiety over inflation and other challenges, according to a new poll.
Eugene Garcia and Dario Lopez-Mills, Associated Press | Updated May 24 - 11:01 p.m.
An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said.
Logan Stefanich, KSL.com | Posted May 24 - 10:52 p.m.
Jordan School District amended a policy Tuesday that has come under controversy as some students, staff members, parents and advocates say it is "discriminatory," as it didn't allow students to don cultural attire during their graduation ceremonies.
Brian Melley, Associated Press | Updated May 24 - 10:30 p.m.
The University of California system has agreed to pay millions to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a longtime UCLA gynecologist.
Steve Peoples And Jeff Amy, Associated Press | Updated May 24 - 10:10 p.m.
Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia easily dispatched Donald Trump's hand-picked challenger on Tuesday in a Republican primary that demonstrated the limits of the former president.
Katie McKellar, Deseret News | Posted May 24 - 9:10 p.m.
A vast majority — 90% — of Utahns say political debates have become less civil in the U.S. over the past six years, in the wake of the 2016 presidential election when Donald Trump won the presidency over Hillary Clinton.
Matthew Perrone, Associated Press | Updated May 24 - 8:23 p.m.
A massive recall is getting most of the blame for the U.S. baby formula shortage, but experts say the products have long been vulnerable to this type of crisis.
Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | Posted May 24 - 7:57 p.m.
Social media has had a rough 2022 with lingering questions about advertising spending and a $44 billion takeover of Twitter that may or may not be happening, depending on which Elon Musk tweet you read.
Arianne Brown, KSL.com | Updated May 24 - 7:51 p.m.
West Jordan Police are seeking help locating an endangered 13-year-old girl who has been missing since Saturday.
Arctic Circle | Posted May 24 - 7:00 p.m.
For more than 70 years, Arctic Circle's restaurants have been delighting customers. Wanting to give back to the community that has helped the burger stand become a regional dining hotspot, the restaurant founded the 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Arctic Cares, in 2015.
Dennis Romboy, Deseret News | Updated May 24 - 6:19 p.m.
Utah Debate Commission debates between Republican congressional and Senate candidates will go on as scheduled next week, though most incumbents plan to skip the event.
Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News | Posted May 24 - 5:43 p.m.
A summer reliability assessment for 2022 puts a huge chunk of the United States at risk for potential grid failure — meaning the lights won't come on and the hum of air conditioners will go silent.
Jacob Scholl, KSL.com | Posted May 24 - 5:19 p.m.
A state agency has moved to shut down a teen residential treatment center in Utah County after a teen died in its care.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted May 24 - 4:02 p.m.
A former gang member from Los Angeles who shot and killed a postal worker in Utah and then shot at others who tried to help the victim is seeking parole after 25 years.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted May 24 - 3:36 p.m.
A chase between two arguing men in Salt Lake City ended in a crash Tuesday, resulting in life-threatening injuries for third person who was driving in the area, police said.
Ashley Fredde, KSL.com | Updated May 24 - 3:31 p.m.
A motorcyclist died after colliding with another vehicle at the 1900 West intersection Saturday night.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press | Updated May 24 - 3:10 p.m.
Federal authorities say an Iraqi man living in Ohio has been arrested on a charge of plotting to assassinate former President George W. Bush.
Art Raymond, Deseret News | Updated May 24 - 3:05 p.m.
U.S. mega-retailer Walmart on Tuesday announced plans to launch its own drone delivery service in six states and 34 store locations, including Salt Lake City, in the coming year.
Elena Becatoros, Oleksandr Stashevskyi And Ricardo Mazalan, Associated Press | Updated May 24 - 3:02 p.m.
Ukrainian authorities say workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement. It was a grim reminder of the horrors still coming to light in the ruined city that has seen some of worst suffering of the 3-month-old war.
Heidi Borst, Associated Press | Updated May 24 - 2:54 p.m.
If you're in the market for a new car, now might be a tough time to find one. Automakers are battling semiconductor chip shortages, causing record-low inventories of new vehicles. And along with that shortage comes, you guessed it, higher prices.
Jacob Scholl, KSL.com | Posted May 24 - 1:52 p.m.
A Vernal man was charged Monday with lighting a fire in the Cache County Jail earlier this month, as well as possessing three makeshift knives.
Lee Benson, Deseret News | Posted May 24 - 1:27 p.m.
It all started innocently enough. In 1983, Bob and Kristine Smith were at a pancake breakfast in California when Kristine nudged Bob and said, "You gotta try this syrup."
Jed Boal, KSL-TV | Posted May 24 - 12:28 p.m.
Surgeons at Huntsman Cancer Institute are pioneering a new lung cancer technique that is less invasive and drastically shortens recovery time for the patient.
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com | Posted May 24 - 12:09 p.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday released a new video showing the inside of the recently renovated Washington D.C. Temple.
Seth Borenstein, Associated Press | Updated May 24 - 12:04 p.m.
Federal meteorologists say the Atlantic should expect another extra busy hurricane season this year. Tuesday's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atlantic hurricane season forecast calls for 14 to 21 named storms, with six to 10 becoming hurricanes.
Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted May 24 - 11:46 a.m.
A Provo man who was once facing a potential death sentence for killing a man in Heber City and shooting his ex-girlfriend in the face 27 years ago, is now seeking parole.
- 2 Salt Lake County monkeypox cases confirmed by the CDC
- Wendy's puts up the 'for sale' sign as costs rise
- Eagle Mountain man arrested, charged in connection with Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot
- Texas governor: Gunman said he was going to shoot up school
- FanX co-founder arrested in Hawaii, accused of making bomb threats to Utah buildings
- Mother of Sandy Hook shooting victim is 'brokenhearted all over again' after Texas massacre
- Have You Seen This? New Piano Guys video is a tribute to Abraham Lincoln
- 'Where is the urgency?' Utah senator proposes raising age to purchase firearms to 21
- Utah concert promoter charged with murder in stabbing death of man outside venue
- Utah man solicited explicit photos from young girls across the country, police say
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