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USU officials: Alert of 'armed aggressor' on campus was false alarm

Carter Williams,  |  Updated Feb 20th - 5:20pm

A technician installing a new safety alert system accidentally triggered an alert to students that said an "armed aggressor" was on campus Wednesday afternoon, Utah State University officials said.

Man who allegedly attacked Hispanic men at tire store charged with federal hate crimes

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:14pm

A man who allegedly attacked three Hispanic men at Salt Lake tire store because they are from Mexico faces federal hate crime charges.


Winter storm to hit all of Utah with snow

Liesl Nielsen and Carter Williams,  |  Updated Feb 20th - 5:11pm

A winter storm is set to hit all of Utah with snow throughout the week.


Latter-day Saint missionary from Utah killed in fall in Dominican Republic

Carter Williams,  |  Updated Feb 20th - 5:10pm

A Utah man serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Dominican Republic died in a fall Wednesday morning, church officials said.


Former Utah vice squad lieutenant arrested in prostitution sting

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Updated Feb 20th - 4:44pm

A former police vice squad lieutenant was arrested during a recent prostitution sting in Utah County after he allegedly offered to "manage" women, according to police.

Utah Senate passes overhaul to process of appropriating $ for college buildings

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:40pm

The Utah Senate passed the latest version of SB102 Wednesday, which would overhaul the process the Utah Legislature uses to appropriate funding for buildings on state college, university and technical college campuses.

Dems' measure blocking Trump emergency will come Friday

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 4:24pm

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution's separation of powers.

Alleged hate crime caught on camera in Salt Lake being screened for charges

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:09pm

Salt Lake police have completed their investigation into an alleged hate crime involving a man who was allegedly hit by another man after he stated he was gay.

Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000

Michael Liedtke and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 3:42pm

Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market.

US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State isn't citizen

Matthew Lee and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 3:28pm

An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said on Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim.

BYU engineers use origami to make discovery even Iron Man would approve of

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:47pm

Even Tony Stark himself would approve of a new discovery by Brigham Young University engineers that’s one step closer to making his Iron Man suit a reality.

Understanding Utah courts: Arrests and pretrial proceedings

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:40pm

Pack up "Law & Order," "How to Get Away With Murder," and "Suits" and delve into how the criminal legal process actually works.

Two proposed Utah gun laws — including 'Lauren's Law' — stall, while others advance to House floor

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:16pm

Days after the one-year anniversary of the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, Utah lawmakers had a busy morning deciding which new gun legislation would get a chance at a vote on the House floor.

Those 'Today' show deals? Read the fine print before you buy

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:48pm

About twice a month, the "Today" show looks like a home-shopping program. TV personality Jill Martin comes out for a four-minute segment called Jill's Steals and Deals, hawking discounted coats, watches or electric toothbrushes. Then she steers the show's millions of viewers to its website to buy.

Bennion Elementary community urges Salt Lake board to spare school from closure recommendation

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:14pm

Parents, teachers and young professionals who were alumni of M. Lynn Bennion Elementary School urged the Salt Lake City Board of Education Tuesday to spare the school from a building utilization committee's recommendation to close the school.

Failing Payless to honor gift cards, store credit into March

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:47am

The failing Payless ShoeSource chain will honor gift cards and store credit until March 11 as the company liquidates all operations.


'Beautiful Idiot' and the challenges of shooting outdoor films

Stephanie Manova, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:46am

For the creators of award-winning outdoor films, the filming process is an adventure in and of itself.

Lawmakers seeking to protect college students, legalize betting on horse races  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:34am

Here is a roundup of some of the latest stories coming from the Utah State Capitol this legislative session.

Gwyneth Paltrow files counterclaim saying Deer Valley skier actually hit her from behind

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:18am

Gwyneth Paltrow says she remembers "very clearly" what happened three years ago, and she was the one who was hit from behind by a skier, according to court documents.

Utah man charged with threatening to kill son's friend

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:03am

A Taylorsville man who made headlines 3 ½ years ago for breaking into a house where a 15-year-old girl was home alone is now accused of threatening to kill his son's friend.

Patrick Kinahan: Jazz need to make strong push toward playoffs

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:13am

The final 25 games are here for the Jazz, who need to get on a run to make a strong push toward the playoffs. After a difficult schedule early in the season, the Jazz will close the final two months with a slate of games that ranks among the easiest.


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