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Are pandemic work practices here to stay? Study finds employees want flexibility to continue post-COVID

Are pandemic work practices here to stay? Study finds employees want flexibility to continue post-COVID

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 13th - 7:03pm

Qualtrics surveyed 4,000 employees living in the U.S., UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand and found that the majority want to see a hybrid and flexible option when it comes to returning to the office.
'I screwed up,' says woman serving time for death of disabled adult kept in closet

'I screwed up,' says woman serving time for death of disabled adult kept in closet

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 13th - 6:24pm

Cassandra Marie Shepard says she knows she messed up. But not in the way that was portrayed in news reports, she said.
Woman who police say helped foster children run away charged with kidnapping

Woman who police say helped foster children run away charged with kidnapping

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 13th - 5:57pm

A woman who police say helped four children run away from their foster home now faces several felony charges.
Governor hopes new homelessness chief can keep Legislature 'involved' in solving problem

Governor hopes new homelessness chief can keep Legislature 'involved' in solving problem

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated Apr 13th - 4:59pm

Gov. Spencer Cox on Tuesday unveiled his pick to be the state's leader over Utah's umbrella of homeless services — an announcement that has been eagerly awaited by advocates since the passage of a new bill to restructure Utah's homeless services system.
Minnesota police chief, officer who fatally shot Black man, both resign

Minnesota police chief, officer who fatally shot Black man, both resign

Nick Pfosi, Reuters  |  Posted Apr 13th - 4:46pm

The police chief in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year old Black man who struggled with police after a traffic stop, have both tendered their resignations, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.
Utah Department of Health warns of fraudulent face mask exemption cards

Utah Department of Health warns of fraudulent face mask exemption cards

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 13th - 4:15pm

The Utah Department of Health reminded the public that the state of Utah, the department of health, or local health departments don't provide medical exemption cards for masks.
Chauvin trial: expert for defense says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Chauvin trial: expert for defense says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski and Tammy Webber, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 13th - 3:37pm

A use-of-force expert testified for the defense Tuesday that former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because of his frantic resistance, contradicting a parade of authorities from both inside and outside the Minneapolis Police Department.
More strong winds forecast for northern Utah; 1 foot of snow forecast for mountains

More strong winds forecast for northern Utah; 1 foot of snow forecast for mountains

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 13th - 3:36pm

The National Weather Service issued multiple high wind warnings for northern Utah as stronger winds are expected Tuesday evening into Wednesday.
Biden set to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Biden set to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali and Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Posted Apr 13th - 3:32pm

President Joe Biden plans to withdraw the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, 20 years to the day after the al Qaeda attacks that triggered America's longest war, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
Have You Seen This? 100 mini cars battle it out on the treadmill

Have You Seen This? 100 mini cars battle it out on the treadmill

John Clyde, KSL.com contributor  |  Posted Apr 13th - 3:03pm

You didn't know watching a bunch of Matchbox cars battle it out on a treadmill could be so entertaining. But here we are.
US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

Zeke Miller, Lauren Neergaard and Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 13th - 3:01pm

The U.S. on Tuesday recommended a "pause" in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination campaign.
Caring about employees leads to success, Tom Brady says at Qualtrics' virtual tech conference

Caring about employees leads to success, Tom Brady says at Qualtrics' virtual tech conference

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 13th - 2:10pm

NFL legend Tom Brady spoke at Provo-based tech giant Qualtrics' virtual summit on Tuesday, sharing advice on how individuals can become better leaders and support their teams.
Uber passenger calls police on driver who rejected his advances, officers say

Uber passenger calls police on driver who rejected his advances, officers say

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 13th - 1:33pm

Officers arrested a Provo man who they say was intoxicated when he called police on his Uber driver after she rejected his advances and kicked him out of her car, then he tried to steal her car keys and cellphone.
358 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 30K vaccinations reported Tuesday in Utah

358 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 30K vaccinations reported Tuesday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 13th - 1:10pm

Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 358 on Tuesday, with two more deaths and 30,001 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Should the Jazz start resting? Utah starting to feel the burden of jam-packed COVID-19 season

Should the Jazz start resting? Utah starting to feel the burden of jam-packed COVID-19 season

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 13th - 12:46pm

With less than 20 games left in the regular season, the Jazz might have to make a choice: get the legs rested or go for every win.
The power of the big, cheap church wedding

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The power of the big, cheap church wedding

Naomi Schaefer Riley, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 13th - 12:37pm

"Weddings are back," an event planner friend told me recently. "People are done with the postponements." This is good news. Research shows that marriages that begin with big, cheap weddings last longer than others.
Man breaks Utah's Bear Lake cutthroat fishing record; Mac Attack Fishing Derby returns

Man breaks Utah's Bear Lake cutthroat fishing record; Mac Attack Fishing Derby returns

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 13th - 12:20pm

Utah's fishing records continue to fall.
How to make your gym workout less risky during the pandemic

How to make your gym workout less risky during the pandemic

Kristen Rogers, CNN  |  Posted Apr 13th - 11:36am

Now that more people are getting vaccinated against coronavirus, is this the moment to trade your neighborhood cycle for a motivating spin class at the gym?
16 states, including Utah, back Alabama's challenge to Census privacy tool

16 states, including Utah, back Alabama's challenge to Census privacy tool

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 13th - 11:03am

Sixteen states, including Utah, are backing Alabama's challenge to a statistical method the census is using for the first time.
Utah pausing Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations following federal recommendation

Utah pausing Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations following federal recommendation

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 13th - 10:23am

Utah will temporarily suspend its administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after federal regulators recommended pausing the vaccine.
Patrick Kinahan: Mitchell finding his Wade in the NBA

Patrick Kinahan: Mitchell finding his Wade in the NBA

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 13th - 10:06am

No rookie should be saddled with such a lofty comparison, especially for an undersized guard. Yet, although there is still a big gap between them, Mitchell is worthy of belonging in the same sentence as the great Wade.
Utah Rep. Burgess Owens says caring for migrant children will cost taxpayers $3 trillion, but will it?

Utah Rep. Burgess Owens says caring for migrant children will cost taxpayers $3 trillion, but will it?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 13th - 9:58am

Rep. Burgess Owens, who recently returned from the U.S. border with Mexico, says it will cost $3 trillion to take care of unaccompanied children streaming into the country illegally.
No Gunlock waterfalls this year due to poor snowpack levels that fuel continuing drought concerns

No Gunlock waterfalls this year due to poor snowpack levels that fuel continuing drought concerns

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Apr 13th - 9:30am

If you're thinking of visiting Gunlock Reservoir for its waterfalls this year, consider a change of plans.
Why longtime RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman felt Utah Valley was 'the right fit' to start his coaching career

Why longtime RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman felt Utah Valley was 'the right fit' to start his coaching career

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 13th - 8:44am

Coach Beckerman — the guy in the suit, not the one who will dive in on a two-footed tackle en route to being one of the most dominant defensive midfielders in the game — was content as he opened up the next chapter of his professional soccer career, this one from the bench, as the new head coach at Utah Valley University.
How one Utah boy realized he needed help for depression at a young age

How one Utah boy realized he needed help for depression at a young age

University Of Utah Health  |  Posted Apr 13th - 8:33am

When it comes to identifying mental health symptoms in children and teens, it can be trickier than noticing them in adults.
Police looking for 2 suspects after car crash, armed robbery

Police looking for 2 suspects after car crash, armed robbery

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 13th - 8:11am

One person is in custody and police are searching for two more after they allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint on Monday, said police.
Woman arrested after allegedly dropping off daughter at house without telling anyone

Woman arrested after allegedly dropping off daughter at house without telling anyone

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 13th - 6:32am

A woman accused of dropping her 5-year-old daughter off at an ex-boyfriend's house without telling anyone she was coming was arrested over the weekend.
Paramotor aircraft crashes near Saltair, injuring operator

Paramotor aircraft crashes near Saltair, injuring operator

Tracie Snowder, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 12th - 11:22pm

A 65-year-old man was seriously injured Monday evening when his paramotor aircraft went down near Saltair, officials say.
Streak snapped: Donovan Mitchell goes over 40 again, but Utah's defense no-shows in loss to Wizards

Streak snapped: Donovan Mitchell goes over 40 again, but Utah's defense no-shows in loss to Wizards

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 12th - 11:17pm

Donovan Mitchell's early brilliance masked Utah's woeful defensive in the first 12 minutes — it didn't for the rest of the game.
Police say Minnesota officer in Black man's killing mistakenly fired gun instead of Taser

Police say Minnesota officer in Black man's killing mistakenly fired gun instead of Taser

Nicholas Pfosi and Jonathan Allen, Reuters  |  Updated Apr 12th - 10:28pm

The fatal police shooting of a young Black man in a Minneapolis suburb appeared to result from an officer mistakenly opening fire with her gun instead of a Taser in the midst of a struggle during a traffic stop, the city's police chief said on Monday.
Weather service issues wind advisory for northern Utah as eastern winds return

Weather service issues wind advisory for northern Utah as eastern winds return

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 12th - 10:15pm

Expect it to get windy in northern Utah Tuesday morning.
Police identify motorcyclist killed in April 5 crash

Police identify motorcyclist killed in April 5 crash

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 12th - 10:04pm

Lehi police have identified the 28-year-old motorcyclist who died after a crash with a commercial box van on April 5.
What animal services officials think should be done with those who intentionally harm pets

What animal services officials think should be done with those who intentionally harm pets

Ashley Imlay, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 12th - 9:18pm

Animal welfare advocates with Salt Lake County Animal Services are calling for harsher criminal penalties for those who intentionally injure animals after a dog was kidnapped last month and lit on fire.
Postcard from Titanic's radio operator being sold at auction

Postcard from Titanic's radio operator being sold at auction

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 12th - 8:29pm

A postcard written by the Titanic's senior radio operator just weeks before the ocean liner sank in the North Atlantic in 1912 has been put up for auction.
New Utah Access Map 360° and online courses: unprecedented tools for off-road riders

New Utah Access Map 360° and online courses: unprecedented tools for off-road riders

Utah Office Of Tourism and Tread Lightly!  |  Posted Apr 12th - 8:01pm

Utah's varied trails and landscapes offer exciting adventure and a new access map of Utah's backcountry roads makes exploring those areas easier and safer than ever.
Vaccinations in west Salt Lake City neighborhoods lag behind other parts of town

Vaccinations in west Salt Lake City neighborhoods lag behind other parts of town

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 12th - 8:01pm

The Salt Lake County Health Department said it's been difficult to get as many people vaccinated on the west side of Salt Lake City as in other parts of town.
How to help siblings get along better

How to help siblings get along better

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted Apr 12th - 7:33pm

Sibling rivalry is often taken as an unexamined fact of family life — as much a part of parenting as potty training or bedtime stories.
Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of 'reasonable officer'

Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of 'reasonable officer'

Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski and Tammy Webber, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 12th - 7:24pm

Prosecutors' case against former Officer Derek Chauvin drew toward a close Monday with tender memories from George Floyd's younger brother, along with another look at the harrowing video and testimony from a use-of-force expert who said no "reasonable" officer would have done what Chauvin did.
BYU's student newspaper transitions to monthly printing with plans for a magazine

BYU's student newspaper transitions to monthly printing with plans for a magazine

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 12th - 7:02pm

The Daily Universe will now make the transition to a monthly newspaper and eventually rebrand as a magazine. The idea is that the new model will bring flexibility to the school's journalism program and allow students to write more in-depth and long-form news stories.
How to fly safely a year into the pandemic

How to fly safely a year into the pandemic

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Apr 12th - 6:24pm

Bottled-up yearnings to visit people and places have vaccinated folks (and a bunch who aren't) setting pandemic-era records at U.S. airport checkpoints. Is it truly safe to travel by air right now, even if you're fully vaccinated?
Police arrest man who they say threatened to shoot up Salt Lake store after refusing to wear mask

Police arrest man who they say threatened to shoot up Salt Lake store after refusing to wear mask

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 12th - 5:56pm

A man was arrested Monday after police say he threatened to shoot up a business because he was asked to leave a Salt Lake store because he refused to wear a mask.
Man who shot 2 Utah deputies knew he'd already had his 'last chance' to stay out of prison

Man who shot 2 Utah deputies knew he'd already had his 'last chance' to stay out of prison

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Updated Apr 12th - 5:39pm

Joshua Michael Johnson, 31, knew it was his last chance to stay out of prison.
Despite push to do so, few Utah students try to enter schools without masks

Despite push to do so, few Utah students try to enter schools without masks

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 12th - 5:21pm

After rallies by a grassroots organization that encouraged parents to send their kids to school without masks, school districts reported few incidents of maskless students.
Salt Lake police providing officers with less-lethal beanbag shotguns

Salt Lake police providing officers with less-lethal beanbag shotguns

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 12th - 4:17pm

In an effort to give officers more less-lethal options — meaning options other than shooting a person with a gun — the Salt Lake City Police Department recently put 87 less-lethal shotguns into use.
Next chapter: RSL legend Kyle Beckerman named Utah Valley men's soccer head coach

Next chapter: RSL legend Kyle Beckerman named Utah Valley men's soccer head coach

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 12th - 3:49pm

Beckerman has been hired as the next head men's soccer coach at Utah Valley University, becoming the program's second-ever coach in Division I history, university officials told KSL.com.
MLS commish 'optimistic' in sale of Real Salt Lake to local investors by end of year

MLS commish 'optimistic' in sale of Real Salt Lake to local investors by end of year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 12th - 3:43pm

As Major League Soccer prepares to open its 26th season this week unlike any other prior season — on the heels of a global pandemic that threatened much of the league's infrastructure through the 2020 calendar year — MLS commissioner Don Garber is bullish on prospects of the future.
Utah treasurer announces he's stepping down to become public mortgage lender's next CEO

Utah treasurer announces he's stepping down to become public mortgage lender's next CEO

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 12th - 3:28pm

Utah State Treasurer David Damschen announced Monday he will step down from his elected position later this month to become the next CEO of Utah Housing Corporation.
'Huge' explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

'Huge' explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

Kristin Deane and Dánica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 12th - 3:21pm

La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, with officials worried about the lives of those who have refused to evacuate.
Police lift shelter in place in Provo; man arrested without further incident

Police lift shelter in place in Provo; man arrested without further incident

Tracie Snowder and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 12th - 3:05pm

A man was arrested Sunday after he barricaded himself in a home following a domestic disturbance, which prompted a shelter in place to be issued in a Provo neighborhood Sunday evening.
Utah Online School sees a bright educational future for Utah students

Utah Online School sees a bright educational future for Utah students

Utah Online School  |  Posted Apr 12th - 3:00pm

Learn about a few of the specialized programs that thousands of Utah students are taking advantage of through Utah Online School.
Police looking for driver involved in Hurricane hit-and-run on Satuday

Police looking for driver involved in Hurricane hit-and-run on Satuday

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 12th - 2:53pm

Police are looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run on Saturday at 1150 W. State St. that injured two 15-year-old girls.
185 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 5K more vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

185 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 5K more vaccinations reported Monday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 12th - 1:47pm

Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 185 on Monday, with nearly 5,000 more vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Biden to nominate Trump critics to lead border and immigration agencies

Biden to nominate Trump critics to lead border and immigration agencies

Steve Holland and Ted Hesson, Reuters  |  Posted Apr 12th - 12:41pm

President Joe Biden intends to nominate two critics of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies to key positions in his administration, a White House official said on Monday, signaling a continued push to ease Trump's restrictions on migration.
College transfer portal is turning into a mass transit player migration

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College transfer portal is turning into a mass transit player migration

Dick Harmon, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 12th - 12:27pm

The college sports transfer portal has become an entertaining circus.
Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 12th - 11:58am

Dozens of Americans are rolling up their sleeves for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine — this time, shots tweaked to guard against a worrisome mutated version of the virus.
Larry H. Miller Real Estate buys 1.3K acres of undeveloped land in Daybreak

Larry H. Miller Real Estate buys 1.3K acres of undeveloped land in Daybreak

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 12th - 11:22am

The sale includes existing commercial assets and remaining undeveloped residential property but does not include existing homes within the community and other assets.
White House issuing reports on states' infrastructure needs

White House issuing reports on states' infrastructure needs

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 12th - 10:50am

The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and housing affordability.
Utah man shapes pens out of his old high school gym floor

Utah man shapes pens out of his old high school gym floor

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 12th - 10:18am

While change may be inevitable, one man is doing what he can to make sure no one forgets the sleepy little town of Lehi that he grew up in.
Trump tells Republican donors he'll help win Congress in 2022

Trump tells Republican donors he'll help win Congress in 2022

Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Posted Apr 12th - 9:43am

Former President Donald Trump vowed to help Republicans win seats in Congress in 2022 elections but lashed out at two top party figures, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and former Vice President Mike Pence, at a donor retreat on Saturday.

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