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Wildfire Updates: Utah marks 1,000th wildfire this year — and 750 were human-caused Staff  |  Updated Aug 7th - 9:43pm

Here is the latest information on wildfires burning around the state of Utah.


Tony Finau 5 shots off lead on cutdown day at PGA Championship

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 7th - 9:39pm

Finau fell seven spots Friday after shooting even-par 70, keeping him in the top 20 at five shots off the lead before the weekend at the first major tournament of the amended PGA Tour calendar.

2nd man arrested in kidnapping case of tortured man found naked on I-15

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 9:18pm

Another person has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and torture of a man found running naked down the I-15 freeway.

$26M grant to spark USU as international catalyst for electrifying transportation

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 9:16pm

A five-year, $26 million grant was awarded to Utah State University by the National Science Foundation to establish an international research center to advance sustainable, electrified transportation.

With car caravan and rally, teachers urge schools to pump brakes on reopening

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 8:24pm

More than 100 teachers and their supporters gathered at the Utah Capitol on Friday, calling for greater oversight from health officials and a half-capacity attendance cap in communities with positive test rates over 5%.

US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 7th - 8:05pm

One of the CDC reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids, and Black children were hospitalized at a rate five times higher, it found.

I-80 reopens as crews continue to fight Parleys Fire; 15% contained

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Updated Aug 7th - 7:21pm

Both directions of I-80 reopened Friday about 5 p.m. after being closed since 9 a.m., as crews continued fighting a wildfire that began in Parleys Canyon on Thursday evening. Two exits remained closed.

6 injured in Duchesne County plane crash

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Aug 7th - 7:04pm

Six people were injured in a small plane crash near Moon Lake on Friday morning, Duchesne County Sheriff’s officials said.

Salt Lake City program aims to reconnect residents cut off from internet, computers by pandemic

Daedan Olander, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 6:26pm

Among the hardships Utahns are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, a lack of internet access or computer ownership can easily be lost in the shuffle.

After a month in Orlando, Jazz and the NBA have discovered bubble life isn't all that bad

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Aug 7th - 5:32pm

All things considered, it’s been a successful first month in the NBA bubble.

Henry-Cole out; Allgeier, Ropati in: A look inside the BYU running back room

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Aug 7th - 4:38pm

Lopini Katoa was coming off his most productive season in a Cougar uniform in 2019, when the American Fork product ran for 358 yards and four touchdowns while adding another 288 receiving yards and a score.

Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 7th - 4:16pm

A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefits and further damage for an economy pummeled by the still-raging coronavirus.

Utah County man facing numerous odometer fraud cases is charged again

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 4:06pm

A man who has several pending cases on charges of changing the odometers of vehicles and selling them has been charged yet again.

Have You Seen This? Monkey could not be more excited about his new water bottle

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Aug 7th - 3:04pm

I'm trying to remember the last time I was this excited to get something. Well, something that wasn't a chalupa.

Rest day: Jazz fall to Spurs as Utah's starters get some rest

Ryan Miller,  |  Updated Aug 7th - 2:57pm

Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Royce O'Neale all sat out Friday. The game went about as you'd expect.

Body found near Douglas Street Trailhead in Ogden

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Aug 7th - 2:39pm

The man’s body was found in a rocky area and foul play wasn’t suspected in the investigation, authorities said.

UTA set to restore many transit services, seeks changes to fare structure

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 7th - 2:33pm

The Utah Transit Authority is restoring some transit frequency as it continues to move along amid significant drops in ridership created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus updates: 460 cases, 5 deaths; state Sen. Deidre Henderson presumed positive Staff  |  Updated Aug 7th - 2:25pm

The latest updates on COVID-19 from Utah and around the world.

GOP candidate for lt. governor in Utah says she’s showing symptoms of COVID-19

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 7th - 2:04pm

Utah’s Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Deidre Henderson of Spanish Fork, announced Friday on Twitter that she believes she has contracted COVID-19.


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