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Donovan Mitchell surprises Kearns High students at assembly

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:49pm

With a grin on his face and hundreds of backpacks in tow, Donovan Mitchell surprised students at a Tuesday morning assembly at Kearns High School.

Charges: Sheriff's employee ate evidence, namely meth

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:47pm

A former Weber County Sheriff's Office evidence technician who admitted stealing and using drugs — predominately eating meth — that had been collected as part of criminal investigations was charged with 40 counts of her own Tuesday.

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Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in US illegally

Ryan Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:44pm

A man from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally has confessed to kidnapping college student Mollie Tibbetts while she was running in her small Iowa hometown, killing her and dumping her body in a cornfield, authorities said Tuesday.

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Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:43pm

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying he and Trump arranged the illegal payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election.

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Storms cause flooding, threats of flooding in central and southern Utah

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:42pm

Northbound I-15 has reopened, but both directions of state Route 50 remained closed because of flooding in Millard County, officials said Tuesday morning.

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Naked intruder shot by Iron County homeowner, authorities say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:25pm

A St. George man is in custody after authorities say he was shot while trying to break into an Iron County home while naked Tuesday afternoon.

Rise of the dumb phones: 5 alternatives to smartphones

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:15pm

Parents have started providing their children with dumb phones as they realize that giving kids free access to the internet might not always be such a good idea. Here are five alternatives to the smartphone.

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

Matthew Barakat, Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:49pm

Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates.

Video: Thousands of fish go airborne around stunned anglers

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:39pm

Watching a small fish leap from the water, leaving nothing but tranquil ripples, can be relaxing. But things get a bit more chaotic when tens of thousands of fish go airborne at the same time.

Photos: Back to school 2018

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:14pm

With thousands of students heading back to school this week, we compiled a gallery to show off all the back-to-school photos Utahns have shared with us.

Beehive Classic moves in-state matchups to afternoon in 2018

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:43pm

Matchups were announced for the second annual edition of the Beehive Classic, which will be held Dec. 8 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.

US plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

Ellen Knickmeyer and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:23pm

The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars.

Police identify man whose body was found near 21st Street Pond

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:04pm

On Tuesday, police identified a California man who they say was shot and killed before his body was found near the 21st Street Pond.

Have You Seen This? Donny Osmond and Lil Yachty rap about Chef Boyardee

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 21st - 2:00pm

You did not read that headline wrong. This is exactly as it's billed.

Muslims worldwide are heading to Mecca. Here are 5 things to know about the holiday

CNN  |  Posted Aug 21st - 1:15pm

In most of the Muslim world Monday, the faithful celebrated Eid al-Adha, the second of two major holidays in Islam.

Utahn invited code officer to home, then killed her, charges state

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:52pm

Criminal charges were filed Tuesday against a West Valley man accused of shooting and killing a West Valley code enforcement officer and then burning down his neighbor’s house, resulting in the deaths of several animals.

Police seeking 'armed and dangerous' couple accused of stealing 'large amount of guns'

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:16pm

Police are looking for a pair of suspects who are accused of thieving items from church parking lots in St. George after stealing a car from Las Vegas with a "large amount of guns."

Ben Anderson: BYU football is a mystery ahead of crucial season

Ben Anderson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:13am

With less than two weeks until BYU's season opener, there appears to be more questions than answers for BYU.

Fire updates: Cost of Coal Hollow Fire in Utah County reaches $11.58M

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:03am

The total cost of fighting the Coal Hollow Fire in Utah County has reached $11.58 million, according to officials.

Man arrested, 3 children safe following SWAT situation in Riverton

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:58am

Police booked James Dansie, 34, into jail following a SWAT situation in which a man threatened to harm himself and his three children, police said.

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