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Sex offender charged again in Tooele

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 11th - 6:44am

A Springville man who has already served time in the Utah State Prison for sex-related convictions was charged again on Monday.

Russia clears virus vaccine despite scientific skepticism

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 11th - 6:17am

Russia on Tuesday became the first country to clear a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated.

Teen dies from injuries suffered in weekend Jordan River crash

Daedan Olander, KSL  |  Updated Aug 11th - 12:29am

A 15-year-old pulled from the car that crashed into the Jordan River Saturday night has died, according to Salt Lake police. Police, firefighters dove into the dark water in attempt to rescue two children.

Wildfire Updates: Target shooting prohibited at 17 wildlife areas due to wildfire danger

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated Aug 10th - 9:31pm

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

In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 10th - 9:28pm

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not about to blink.

Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near WH

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 10th - 9:16pm

President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there was a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.”

Romney says Trump coronavirus relief orders 'tenuous' but likely legal; Curtis calls them 'irresponsible'

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 10th - 9:06pm

One Utah Republican congressman called President Donald Trump’s executive orders on coronavirus relief “irresponsible,” while a GOP senator who doesn’t shy away from criticizing the president says he might have the authority to do what he did.

Power restored to nearly 6K in Herriman

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 10th - 8:36pm

The outage was reported about 4:10 p.m. along W. 13055 South south of Herriman High School and by 7:35 p.m. power had been restored to the affected areas.

Once-imprisoned Utahn says Green Berets now being held in his same Venezuelan cell

Becky Bruce, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Aug 10th - 8:22pm

Josh Holt, a Utah man who spent nearly two years in the same Venezuela prison where two former Green Berets are being held, says he’s doing what he can to help them.

Which mask? Neck fleeces, bandanas least effective at stopping COVID-19 droplets, study finds

Alaa Elassar, CNN  |  Posted Aug 10th - 7:57pm

A group of researchers at Duke University created a simple technique to analyze the effectiveness of various types of masks which have become a critical component in stopping the spread of the virus.

Impasse over coronavirus relief 'inexcusable,' Rep. Ben McAdams says

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 10th - 7:28pm

Utah’s only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams, said Monday it’s “inexcusable” that both parties can’t come together on a new COVID-19 relief package.

BYU football 2020 schedule: The status of each game (so far) before a coronavirus-ravaged season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 10th - 7:01pm

Athletics directors begin signing contracts on football seasons years in advance, but they didn't predict the global coronavirus pandemic and how it would ravage their carefully planned work, in addition to the lives lost and economic impact of COVID-19.

Salt Lake City seeks public input to improve intersection where drunk driver killed 4-year-old

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 10th - 7:01pm

Salt Lake City is looking to improve an intersection where a drunk driver killed a 4-year-old boy last year.

Mountain West Conference says it will punt football, fall sports seasons to spring

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 10th - 6:14pm

The conference based in the Intermountain West, which includes Utah State, has voted to postpone the 2020 football season.

DWR temporarily suspends target shooting at 17 Utah locations amid active fire season

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 10th - 5:31pm

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources announced Monday they are temporarily closing target shooting at 17 wildlife management areas due to growing fire threat during an active wildfire season.

A tank job? The Jazz give up 22-point lead against Dallas

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug 10th - 5:03pm

The Utah Jazz fell to the Mavericks in their penultimate matchup of the regular (or at least kind of regular) season — in a game they may have wanted to lose.

Health officials are quitting or getting fired amid outbreak

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 10th - 4:22pm

Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and infection data have become.

Judge declines to hold Utah County’s top prosecutor in contempt over Facebook video in death penalty case

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 10th - 3:49pm

A judge in Provo has declined to hold Utah County’s top prosecutor in contempt over video of an old news conference that remained on his official Facebook page following a gag order for attorneys in a high-profile, double-murder case.

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 10th - 3:22pm

Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.

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