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Utah social media bill with parental consent requirement advances despite privacy concerns

Utah social media bill with parental consent requirement advances despite privacy concerns

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 6:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

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An effort to prevent kids from using social media without parental approval cleared a Utah House committee last Friday, despite concerns from both sides of the aisle that the bill is a potential violation of privacy.
Biden 2024? Most Democrats say no thank you, according to poll

Biden 2024? Most Democrats say no thank you, according to poll

Josh Boak and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 5:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

A majority of Democrats now think one term is plenty for President Joe Biden, despite his insistence that he plans to seek reelection in 2024.
Utah man accused of drugging woman's tea, sexually extorting her

Utah man accused of drugging woman's tea, sexually extorting her

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 4:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Tooele County man who police say put a sleeping pill in a woman's tea without her knowledge and told her she could not stay at his residence unless she had sex with him, is facing criminal charges.
2 arrested in road rage investigation in Salt Lake City

2 arrested in road rage investigation in Salt Lake City

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 4:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man accused of pointing a gun at another driver was arrested early Monday along with a second man in Salt Lake City in a suspected case of road rage.
Utah lawmakers look at ways to help corrections officers following 3 attacks in 2 weeks

Utah lawmakers look at ways to help corrections officers following 3 attacks in 2 weeks

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV and Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated Feb. 6 - 4:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two Utah state prison facilities were placed on lockdown Sunday evening after three corrections officers were injured in the last two weeks. 
Have You Seen This? Massive iceberg collapses and breaks off glacier

Have You Seen This? Massive iceberg collapses and breaks off glacier

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 3:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

This video shows the moment an iceberg breaks off the Grey Glacier and plummets into the frigid waters below, revealing a previously hidden view of the iceberg.
Utah lawmaker, LGBTQ advocates reach compromise on conversion therapy bill

Utah lawmaker, LGBTQ advocates reach compromise on conversion therapy bill

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 3:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A bill to tweak Utah's ban on conversion therapy for children and teens is now supported by LGBTQ advocates after a lawmaker agreed to make changes to its language.
Utah company offers same-day MRI scans and it's cheaper than you think

Utah company offers same-day MRI scans and it's cheaper than you think

Taylormed MRI  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

Getting an MRI can be costly and take weeks to get after visiting a doctor. One walk-in MRI clinic is hoping to disrupt this tedious process.
Powerful quake rocks Turkey and Syria, kills more than 3,400

Powerful quake rocks Turkey and Syria, kills more than 3,400

Ghaith Alsayed and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 6 - 2:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and neighboring Syria on Monday, killing more than 3,400 people and injuring thousands more.
Steal. Sell. Repeat. Wave of construction thefts leaves Utah buyers stuck paying the price

Steal. Sell. Repeat. Wave of construction thefts leaves Utah buyers stuck paying the price

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 2:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

They thought it was a steal. Turns out, they got scammed. A man stole construction equipment and sold it to unwitting Utahns, but his victims say they're the ones paying for his crimes.
Man arrested after injuring three people in Ogden shooting, police say

Man arrested after injuring three people in Ogden shooting, police say

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 1:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man has been arrested on suspicion of firing four shots in Ogden, injuring three people.
Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders denounce anti-gay laws

Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders denounce anti-gay laws

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 1:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pope Francis has been backed by the ceremonial head of the Anglican Communion and top Presbyterian minister in calling for gays to be welcomed by their churches as he again decried laws that criminalize homosexuality as unjust.
Sheriff: Toxic gas release likely from Ohio derailment

Sheriff: Toxic gas release likely from Ohio derailment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 12:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Officials are working to prevent any major explosion from the smoldering wreckage of an Ohio train derailment near the Pennsylvania state line. The village of East Palestine said Monday morning authorities are now enforcing what previously was a strongly recommended evacuation zone within a mile of the site.
For Super Bowl ads this year, crypto is out, booze is in

For Super Bowl ads this year, crypto is out, booze is in

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 11:37 a.m.  |  Save Story

The hottest ticket in town for advertisers is officially sold out. Fox said Monday that in-game ads for Super Bowl LVII have all been sold. The big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles takes place on Sunday.
Kodi Lee had the most viral moment in 'AGT' history. This is his story

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Kodi Lee had the most viral moment in 'AGT' history. This is his story

Lottie Johnson, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 11:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

Tina Lee has spent the past 26 years advocating for her son, who returns to "America's Got Talent" Feb. 6 to compete on "AGT: All-Stars."
China accuses US of indiscriminate use of force over balloon

China accuses US of indiscriminate use of force over balloon

Emily Wang Fujiyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 11:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

China has accused the United States of indiscriminate use of force in shooting down a suspected Chinese spy balloon, saying it seriously damaged both sides' efforts to stabilize Sino-U.S. relations.
After all these years, the Bread Lady, and her porch, still going strong

After all these years, the Bread Lady, and her porch, still going strong

Lee Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 10:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

The guardian angel of 600 North is still at it. A hip replacement for the former airline baggage handler couldn't stop her, neither could wrist surgery, nor shoulder surgery. Passing 65 last year sure didn't slow her down.
Pick Six Previews: A statistical look back on BYU's 2022 season

Pick Six Previews: A statistical look back on BYU's 2022 season

Brett Ciancia, Pick Six Previews  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 10:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

BYU is stepping up to Power Five competition as part of the expanded 14-team Big 12, but the roster itself is due for large-scale turnover in the next few months.
Utah woman accused of killing daughter was making plans to flee country, prosecutors say

Utah woman accused of killing daughter was making plans to flee country, prosecutors say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 9:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

Bail has been revoked for a Sanpete County woman charged with murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter after prosecutors say she was making plans while in jail to flee the country.
'Loophole' excuses WHO officials accused of misconduct

'Loophole' excuses WHO officials accused of misconduct

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 9:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

A confidential U.N. report into the alleged missteps by senior World Health Organization staffers in how they handled a sexual misconduct case during an Ebola outbreak in Congo found their response didn't violate the agency's policies because of what some officials described as a "loophole."  
Will basin states' plans save operations at Glen Canyon, Hoover dams?

Will basin states' plans save operations at Glen Canyon, Hoover dams?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 8:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

Politics and threatened litigation are replacing what is left of the water in the Colorado River as the seven basin states that rely on the West's largest river try to reach an agreement to cut flows so power generation can continue at Glen Canyon and Hoover dams.
Stubborn weight? Not thyroid? Free online survey reveals real cause that is likely to blame

Stubborn weight? Not thyroid? Free online survey reveals real cause that is likely to blame

Health Utah  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Take the new, fast-paced, proprietary questionnaire – free. It identifies underlying problems that are often difficult for doctors to find.
Arrest made in stolen yacht rescue, 'Goonies' fish incident

Arrest made in stolen yacht rescue, 'Goonies' fish incident

Gene Johnson and Rio Yamat, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 7:43 a.m.  |  Save Story

Police in Oregon have arrested a Canadian man who allegedly stole a yacht and had to be rescued by a Coast Guard swimmer. He's wanted in what authorities call a series of "odd" events that involved him leaving a dead fish at the home in the film "The Goonies."
Elon Musk wins lawsuit over 'funding secured' tweet

Elon Musk wins lawsuit over 'funding secured' tweet

Clare Duffy, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 7:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

A California jury has ruled that Elon Musk is not liable for losses experienced by Tesla shareholders following his controversial "funding secured" tweet from 2018.
China has reasons to keep cool after US downs suspected spy balloon

China has reasons to keep cool after US downs suspected spy balloon

Ryan Woo and Greg Torode, Reuters  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 6:41 a.m.  |  Save Story

China may respond to the U.S. shooting down its suspected spy balloon after warning of "serious repercussions," but analysts say any move will likely be finely calibrated to keep from worsening ties that both sides have been seeking to repair.
Election audit: Utah Legislature considers requiring performance audit

Election audit: Utah Legislature considers requiring performance audit

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 6 - 6:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

It's not an Arizona-style, so-called "forensic" audit that some far-right Republicans were calling for in 2021, but Utah lawmakers are a step closer to requiring a "comprehensive performance" audit of Utah's elections every other year.
Hundreds dead in Turkey earthquake, rescuers scrambling for survivors

Hundreds dead in Turkey earthquake, rescuers scrambling for survivors

Umit Ozdal and Ece Toksabay, Reuters  |  Updated Feb. 5 - 10:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.9 killed hundreds in southern Turkey and Syria on Monday. The quake was also felt in Cyprus, Lebanon, collapsing dozens of buildings and triggering a search for survivors under the rubble in snowy streets.
Harry Styles wins album of the year Grammy; Beyoncé triumphs

Harry Styles wins album of the year Grammy; Beyoncé triumphs

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 10:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

Harry Styles won album of the year at the Grammy Awards, taking home the top honor on a night that Beyoncé dominated and became the ceremony's most decorated artist. Beyoncé won her 32nd award Sunday, breaking a 26-year-old record.
Utah 5th grader successfully petitions to allow hats at his school

Utah 5th grader successfully petitions to allow hats at his school

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 10:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Manila Elementary School's policy allowed students to wear ball caps only on designated days. James Cope, 10, was not fond of that rule, so he started a petition.
Get Gephardt: How do you know if your donation really gets to those who need it?

Get Gephardt: How do you know if your donation really gets to those who need it?

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 9:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Fundraising runs rampant on social media, but how do you know if your donation really gets to those who need it?
Grim tally: A look at each of Utah's homicide victims of 2022

Grim tally: A look at each of Utah's homicide victims of 2022

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 9:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

These are the faces and stories of Utah's 2022 homicide victims.
Utah homicides drop in 2022, but guns and domestic violence still dominate

Utah homicides drop in 2022, but guns and domestic violence still dominate

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 9:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

The number of homicides in Utah dropped in 2022 to the lowest level in four years. Two-thirds died from gunshots and about a third of the killings were tied to domestic violence.
Skier dies in Little Cottonwood Canyon fall

Skier dies in Little Cottonwood Canyon fall

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 8:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man died Saturday after he fell down the side of the mountain near Lisa Falls in Little Cottonwood Canyon, police said.
Will food, snacks for a Super Bowl party cost more this year?

Will food, snacks for a Super Bowl party cost more this year?

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 8:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

For the 57th iteration of the big game on Feb. 12, fans will be dropping significantly more bread for their buns, burgers and beverages thanks to inflation that's been running at or near 40-year highs for most of the past year.
Locals in the Pro Bowl: Tyler Huntley reflects on 1st Pro Bowl after NFC tops AFC

Locals in the Pro Bowl: Tyler Huntley reflects on 1st Pro Bowl after NFC tops AFC

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 5 - 7:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

The NFL's annual postseason exhibition Pro Bowl is now the Pro Bowl Games, and Utah was well represented in Las Vegas.
7 arrested in drug trafficking investigation in Utah and Salt Lake counties

7 arrested in drug trafficking investigation in Utah and Salt Lake counties

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 7:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah County law enforcers served search warrants on four homes simultaneously last week, resulting in the arrests of seven people and the seizure of multiple pounds of meth and heroin.
Here are the four harmful myths that make us fatter and sicker

Here are the four harmful myths that make us fatter and sicker

HLTH Code  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 7:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

As a nation, there's no denying that Americans are getting sicker and fatter.
Pili scores 30, No. 7 Utah tops Oregon, ties for Pac-12 lead

Pili scores 30, No. 7 Utah tops Oregon, ties for Pac-12 lead

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 5 - 6:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

Alissa Pili scored a season-high 30 points and No. 7 Utah moved into a tie for first place in the Pac-12 Conference with a 100-92 win over Oregon.
Sorry, Spike. There's a new world's oldest living dog — and he's the oldest ever recorded

Sorry, Spike. There's a new world's oldest living dog — and he's the oldest ever recorded

Amarachi Orie, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 6:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

It was only two weeks ago that Spike, a 23-year-old chihuahua mix from Ohio, was named the oldest living dog. Now, he has been utterly dethroned.
Runnin' Utes sleepwalk through 61-46 win over Cal Bears

Runnin' Utes sleepwalk through 61-46 win over Cal Bears

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 5:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Utes built up a 20-point lead with 9:06 left to play and came away with a 61-46 win at home.
Actor Viola Davis achieves elite EGOT status with Grammy win

Actor Viola Davis achieves elite EGOT status with Grammy win

Danielle Broadway, Reuters  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 5:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Actor Viola Davis on Sunday won a Grammy for her audio recording of her memoir "Finding Me," granting her entry into the elite ranks of EGOT winners with an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award.
Justice Dept. to review Memphis police after Tyre Nichols' killing

Justice Dept. to review Memphis police after Tyre Nichols' killing

Kanishka Singh, Reuters  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 5:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Justice Department will participate in a review of the Memphis Police Department after the death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man fatally beaten by officers in the Tennessee city last month.
Felony charges for contractor accused of ripping off several Utahns

Felony charges for contractor accused of ripping off several Utahns

Matt Gephardt and Cindy St. Clair, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 4:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

After a contractor got paid, customers say he stopped responding and walked off the job. A Get Gephardt investigation found this particular contractor has walked off so many jobs it could land him behind bars.
Balloon bickering over Biden's actions, China's intentions

Balloon bickering over Biden's actions, China's intentions

Chris Megerian, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 3:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

Republican lawmakers are accusing China of deliberately surveilling sensitive U.S. military sites with a suspected spy balloon.
Have You Seen This? An amazing deer rescue

Have You Seen This? An amazing deer rescue

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 3:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

I love seeing this type of video. We need more people like this in the world.
Frontier Airlines announces new unlimited summer flight pass

Frontier Airlines announces new unlimited summer flight pass

Zoe Sottile, CNN  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 2:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

Frontier Airlines has announced its newest incentive to get travelers back in the air post-pandemic: An unlimited summer flight pass that costs $399.
Colorado State apologizes for offensive chant directed at Utah State's Max Shulga

Colorado State apologizes for offensive chant directed at Utah State's Max Shulga

Jacob Nielson for KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 5 - 1:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

Max Shulga, native of Kyiv, Ukraine, was attempting free throws near the end of the Aggies 88-79 win over the Rams, when a handful of fans inside Moby Arena started the offensive chant.
The 7 strangest places to visit in Provo, Utah

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The 7 strangest places to visit in Provo, Utah

Collin Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 1:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Provo is full of wonderful, strange and quirky history. Get off the beaten path and explore these hidden gems.
Great Salt Lake is shrinking, but habitat work means more birds

Great Salt Lake is shrinking, but habitat work means more birds

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 1:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

As lawmakers were opening the state's wallet to spend a half billion dollars on water conservation including strategies in 2022, the birds began showing up in greater numbers at a nature conservatory next to the Great Salt Lake in western Davis County.
'A tale of 2 cities': Homelessness in Park City

'A tale of 2 cities': Homelessness in Park City

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 12:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Summit County has no homeless shelter system, so its approach to helping the homeless population is different than other places. The extremes of Park City are like a tale of two cities.
Utah air quality is continuing to get worse, says USU professor

Utah air quality is continuing to get worse, says USU professor

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 11:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah State University professor says that Utahns are breathing some of the worst air we've seen in over a decade.
Small Utah city makes significant progress in efforts to preserve 153-year-old building

Small Utah city makes significant progress in efforts to preserve 153-year-old building

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 10:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

Corinne is making progress on a project to restore a beloved historic building in the small Box Elder County city. It's now looking to finish the project with the help of the Utah Legislature.
These 10 movies turning 20 in 2023 will make you feel old

These 10 movies turning 20 in 2023 will make you feel old

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 10:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Want to feel old? Here are 10 movies that are celebrating their 20th birthday in 2023.
2nd man arrested in connection to fatal Palmer Court stabbing

2nd man arrested in connection to fatal Palmer Court stabbing

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 9:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

A second man was arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing at the Palmer Court Apartments in Salt Lake City.
'Died suddenly' posts twist tragedies to push vaccine lies

'Died suddenly' posts twist tragedies to push vaccine lies

Ali Swenson And Angelo Fichera, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb. 5 - 9:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

A growing online conspiracy theory is using the tagline "died suddenly" to baselessly claim that COVID-19 vaccines are killing people.
Fremont High School helps support their 'superfan' with celebration, fundraiser

Fremont High School helps support their 'superfan' with celebration, fundraiser

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 8:13 a.m.  |  Save Story

Students and teachers at Ogden's Fremont High School teamed up to help out their superfan who rarely misses a game.
How a Utah nonprofit is using tattoos to help cancer warriors

How a Utah nonprofit is using tattoos to help cancer warriors

Sydnee Gonzalez, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 5 - 7:21 a.m.  |  Save Story

Ink Against Cancer provides help with living and medical expenses, last wishes and funeral expenses for cancer warriors.
BYU holds down Pacific with 18 turnovers in win

BYU holds down Pacific with 18 turnovers in win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb. 4 - 10:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Fousseyni Traore had 19 points and 12 rebounds as BYU pulled away from Pacific 81-66.
Utah teens learn about healthy relationships at youth summit

Utah teens learn about healthy relationships at youth summit

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 10:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

Teenagers gathered at a Healthy Relationship Youth Summit to learn more about the signs of unhealthy relationships and be able to identify them.

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