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3 Utah Highway Patrol cars hit during snowstorm; 2 troopers injured

3 Utah Highway Patrol cars hit during snowstorm; 2 troopers injured

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 10:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

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In just over 12 hours from Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning, three Utah Highway Patrol vehicles were hit by cars and semitruck that lost control on the slick roadways.
Utah shoots 57% from 3-point range in 99-58 rout over visiting Jacksonville State

Utah shoots 57% from 3-point range in 99-58 rout over visiting Jacksonville State

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 9:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

At one point in the game Thursday night, Utah shot 83% from 3-point range and had a 19-point lead.
Utah man arrested in trading card thefts from multiple stores

Utah man arrested in trading card thefts from multiple stores

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 9:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man was arrested Wednesday after police say he has broken into multiple hobby stores in Utah over the past several months and has stolen trading cards.
Man arrested in Tooele standoff after firing about 20 shots, police say

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Man arrested in Tooele standoff after firing about 20 shots, police say

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 8 - 9:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday after police say he fired of 20 rounds from an assault rifle in a Tooele neighborhood and then was involved in an hourslong standoff with SWAT officers.
Family, friends decry injustice of sentence given to Hunter High shooter in juvenile court

Family, friends decry injustice of sentence given to Hunter High shooter in juvenile court

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 8:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Family and friends of two teenagers who were shot and killed, gathered in front of the Salt Lake District Attorney's Office to protest the shooter's sentence.
CDC review awaits after FDA clears updated COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age 5

CDC review awaits after FDA clears updated COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age 5

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 8:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

CDC review awaits for doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 5 after FDA approval Thursday. Omicron-targeted booster shots made by both Moderna and Pfizer already are urged for everyone 5 and older.
Utes forward Gavin Baxter medically retires from basketball

Utes forward Gavin Baxter medically retires from basketball

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 7:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

The 6-foot-9 forward from Provo, who transferred to Utah after four seasons at hometown school BYU, announced on Thursday that he was medically retiring from the game of basketball.
SafeUT reaches 1 million messages for the first time

SafeUT reaches 1 million messages for the first time

Adam Small, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 7:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

SafeUT, an app that connects people in crisis to a counselor, has exchanged one million messages with users in a single year.
Feds sue to block Call of Duty game maker's merger with Microsoft

Feds sue to block Call of Duty game maker's merger with Microsoft

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft's planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to its Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business.
2 northbound lanes of I-15 reopening after multivehicle crash, oil spill in Draper

2 northbound lanes of I-15 reopening after multivehicle crash, oil spill in Draper

Linda Williams and Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 8 - 6:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

Northbound I-15 was reopened near 14600 South on Thursday morning as crews continue to work to clear a multivehicle crash that involves an oil spill, but some on-ramps remained closed to manage traffic.
'Year of the Teacher': Cox proposes 'historic' funding, pay raises for Utah educators

'Year of the Teacher': Cox proposes 'historic' funding, pay raises for Utah educators

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 8 - 6:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday announced that his new budget will include a "historic investment in education," to the tune of $1.5 billion dollars.
Have You Seen This? The beautiful game becomes a little more beautiful

Have You Seen This? The beautiful game becomes a little more beautiful

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 6:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

The beautiful game just became a little more beautiful thanks to a dedicated, creative father.
Highland man killed in snowmobile crash in Wasatch County

Highland man killed in snowmobile crash in Wasatch County

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 5:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Bruce Cook, 51, died in a snowmobile crash in the Lake Creek area near Heber City on Tuesday, sheriff's deputies said.
Utah Department of Commerce: Be aware of vacant land scams in the state

Utah Department of Commerce: Be aware of vacant land scams in the state

Ladd Egan and Madison Swenson, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 5:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

After being notified of at least 10 different instances of a new vacant land scam, land buyers and owners should be aware of a scam involving vacant lots and land parcels.  
Salt Lake massage parlor owner accused of sexually abusing clients

Salt Lake massage parlor owner accused of sexually abusing clients

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 4:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

The owner of a massage parlor in Salt Lake City has been arrested for investigation of sexually abusing two women while giving massages, according to police.
3 rescued following helicopter crash in La Sal Mountains

3 rescued following helicopter crash in La Sal Mountains

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 8 - 4:28 p.m.  |  Save Story

A helicopter being used by the Division of Wildlife Services went down in the La Sal Mountains. All three crew members were uninjured and rescued hours later.
'On her way home': WNBA star Griner freed in swap for Russian arms dealer Bout

'On her way home': WNBA star Griner freed in swap for Russian arms dealer Bout

Eric Tucker, Matthew Lee and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 8 - 4:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

Russia has freed WNBA star Brittney Griner in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.
Map: Your 2022 guide to seeing Christmas lights in Utah this holiday season

Map: Your 2022 guide to seeing Christmas lights in Utah this holiday season

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 8 - 3:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

Colorful Christmas lights are decorating homes and streets across Utah and KSL.com's annual lights map is back to help you see them all this holiday season.
Daybells appear in court together for the first time; trial date set

Daybells appear in court together for the first time; trial date set

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 3:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

After being found competent for trial, Lori Vallow Daybell and her husband Chad Daybell were back in court for the court to discuss multiple motions, including setting a new trial date.
5 hacks to save money on Christmas gifts this season

5 hacks to save money on Christmas gifts this season

Minky Couture  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

For those who celebrate Christmas, 'tis the season of giving — more specifically, shopping and planning for the giving. It's a task that can be as stressful as it is rewarding.
St. George police investigate reports of gun fired in middle school bathroom

St. George police investigate reports of gun fired in middle school bathroom

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 2:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police say two 14-year-old boys took a gun into a middle school bathroom in St. George and accidentally fired a round.
'I didn't imagine anything': Yes, Fontecchio's moment of glory really happened

'I didn't imagine anything': Yes, Fontecchio's moment of glory really happened

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 2:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

For Simone Fontecchio, just getting to the league was a fantasy fulfilled. Dunking in a game-winner? His dreams never got that far.
MountainStar Healthcare announces new Utah facilities, spreading care to more communities

MountainStar Healthcare announces new Utah facilities, spreading care to more communities

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 1:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

One of Utah's largest health systems, MountainStar Healthcare, announced on Thursday it is adding more facilities to its network as it works towards a goal to bring affordable care to families throughout Utah. It is adding emergency rooms, urgent care facilities and nurse training and expanding some of its hospitals.
Hunter High shooting victim family speaks out after court ruling

Hunter High shooting victim family speaks out after court ruling

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 1:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

The family of one of the victims in the Hunter High shooting is speaking out after a judge sentenced the teen who killed their son and another student to juvenile detention on lesser charges.
House passes marriage equality bill with religious freedom protections. How did Utah reps vote?

House passes marriage equality bill with religious freedom protections. How did Utah reps vote?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 12:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

The House passed the amended version of the Respect for Marriage Act on Thursday with three of Utah's four Republican congressmen voting in favor of the bill that now includes protections for religious liberty.
Judge calls Orem mayor 'lynchpin' in fraud case, orders him and son to pay $1M

Judge calls Orem mayor 'lynchpin' in fraud case, orders him and son to pay $1M

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 12:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

Orem Mayor David Young and his son have been ordered by an Alabama judge to pay $1 million in a fraudulent loans case. The judge called the Utah mayor "a lynchpin to this fraud."
Utes approaching Rose Bowl with more confidence, look to take care of 'business'

Utes approaching Rose Bowl with more confidence, look to take care of 'business'

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 12:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

The first time was historic, but the second is all about taking care of business.
Do Gen Z's views on religion put the future of religious freedom at risk?

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Do Gen Z's views on religion put the future of religious freedom at risk?

Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 12:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

The latest Religious Freedom Index from Becket reveals that Gen Z is less supportive of religious freedom than other generations.
Bill protecting same-sex, interracial unions clears Congress

Bill protecting same-sex, interracial unions clears Congress

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 8 - 11:51 a.m.  |  Save Story

The House gave final approval Thursday to protections for same-sex marriages. The vote sends the legislation to President Joe Biden, a monumental step in a decadeslong battle for nationwide recognition of such unions.
Uintah County man pleads guilty to extorting nearly $110K from gas and oil companies

Uintah County man pleads guilty to extorting nearly $110K from gas and oil companies

Kaitlyn Bancroft, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 11:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Uintah County man pleaded guilty Monday to nine counts of extortion.
Local business hosts pop-up shop for women, children facing domestic violence

Local business hosts pop-up shop for women, children facing domestic violence

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 11:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Utah company Jane partnered with Fight Against Domestic Violence on Wednesday to host a pop-up holiday shop in Provo for women seeking assistance and support at The Refuge.
Bad turn leads to big drug bust for police

Bad turn leads to big drug bust for police

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 10:37 a.m.  |  Save Story

Taylorsville police seized more approximately 1 kilo of heroin and 500 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop this week, according to officers.
Patrick Kinahan: BYU shows financial commitment with hiring of Hill

Patrick Kinahan: BYU shows financial commitment with hiring of Hill

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 10:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

Reflecting on a legendary career as the BYU football coach, LaVell Edwards was known to joke about his relatively meager salary compared to contemporaries.
Deseret News poll: Do Utah voters trust the 2022 midterm election?

Deseret News poll: Do Utah voters trust the 2022 midterm election?

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 10:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Despite national polls suggesting confidence in election officials has waned nationally in the last several years, Utahns overwhelmingly trusted the 2022 midterm results.
Celine Dion diagnosed with rare neurological disorder

Celine Dion diagnosed with rare neurological disorder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 9:48 a.m.  |  Save Story

Celine Dion has put a halt on all performing after being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder.
Study identifies cheapest days for holiday travel

Study identifies cheapest days for holiday travel

Kelley Dukat, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec. 8 - 9:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

More than half of all Americans plan to take at least one leisure trip this holiday season — and 29% are hoping for more than one. Traveling during the holidays can prove challenging, particularly when doing it on a budget.
Who will replace Jay Hill as Weber State's head coach? Here are 5 options

Who will replace Jay Hill as Weber State's head coach? Here are 5 options

Thomas Gordon, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 8:24 a.m.  |  Save Story

With Jay Hill officially accepting a new role at BYU, the search is on for a new Weber State head coach.
Utah sheriff's cadet sues, claiming sexual harassment, assaults by ex-supervisor

Utah sheriff's cadet sues, claiming sexual harassment, assaults by ex-supervisor

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 8:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Utah woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she was sexually abused by a supervisor while she was a cadet in the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office Academy.
Savvy vacation home buyers are ​​out-Jonesing the Joneses

Savvy vacation home buyers are ​​out-Jonesing the Joneses

Ember  |  Posted Dec. 8 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Have you met the Joneses? Of course you have, they're everywhere. They're your neighbors or friends who seem to have it all.
Amber Heard appeals defamation case loss to ex-husband Johnny Depp

Amber Heard appeals defamation case loss to ex-husband Johnny Depp

Zenebou Sylla and Tavleen Tarrant, CNN  |  Updated Dec. 8 - 7:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

Lawyers for Amber Heard officially appealed her loss in a defamation case brought by Johnny Depp, arguing there were several errors in the trial, according to a copy of the appeal obtained by CNN.
Jazz steal victory over Golden State with crazy late sequence

Jazz steal victory over Golden State with crazy late sequence

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 8 - 12:19 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Golden State Warriors inbounded the ball with 6.9 seconds left in the game up by a point. Five seconds later, Fontecchio slammed home a game-winning bucket.
Should US troops discharged for refusing COVID-19 vaccine be reinstated with back pay?

Should US troops discharged for refusing COVID-19 vaccine be reinstated with back pay?

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 10:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

A compromise to end the Pentagon's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the military as part of the annual defense spending bill drew praise from members of Utah's congressional delegation.
Utah Valley holds BYU to 36% shooting for 2nd straight win over Cougars

Utah Valley holds BYU to 36% shooting for 2nd straight win over Cougars

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 7 - 10:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

Blaze Nield scored 10 points with a pair of 3-pointers and two assists as Utah Valley balled into the Marriott Center on a snowy night and stunned the Cougars 75-60.
Idaho police seek car seen near site where 4 students killed

Idaho police seek car seen near site where 4 students killed

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Police are asking for help finding the occupant of a car that was seen near where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death last month, saying that person could have "critical information" about the case.
Developer behind Utah Lake islands project appeals state's decision to scrap application

Developer behind Utah Lake islands project appeals state's decision to scrap application

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Adam Small, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 10:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lake Restoration Solutions is firing back after a Utah agency pulled the plug on a $6 billion-plus plan to create human-made islands at Utah Lake in late October.
Ogden community gathers to make sure Pearl Harbor Day isn't forgotten

Ogden community gathers to make sure Pearl Harbor Day isn't forgotten

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 9:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Veterans in Ogden performed a 21-gun salute in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day on Wednesday, the 81st anniversary of the attack in Hawaii.
Flu vaccine appears to be a very good match to circulating strains, CDC says

Flu vaccine appears to be a very good match to circulating strains, CDC says

Brenda Goodman, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 9:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

This year's flu shot appears to be "a very good match" to the circulating strains, the CDC said Monday. However, flu vaccinations are lagging behind the pace of previous years, the CDC said.
Duchesne deputy shoots, injures man who allegedly pulled knife on officer

Duchesne deputy shoots, injures man who allegedly pulled knife on officer

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 8:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

A Duchesne County Sheriff's deputy shot and injured a man who allegedly threatened the deputy with a knife on Monday, the sheriff's office said in a press release issued days later.
Northbound I-15 reopened in Juab County after several crashes caused by winter weather

Northbound I-15 reopened in Juab County after several crashes caused by winter weather

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Updated Dec. 7 - 8:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Northbound I-15 was closed for hours near Nephi Wednesday evening after winter weather led to crashes involving two state trooper vehicles. The freeway has been reopened.
Biden administration appeals court decision blocking Trump-era immigration policy

Biden administration appeals court decision blocking Trump-era immigration policy

Priscilla Alvarez, CNN  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 7:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Biden administration has decided to appeal a federal court decision that blocked the use of a controversial Trump-era policy allowing for the swift removal of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Warnock's victory over Trump-backed rival in Georgia runoff strengthens Dems' Senate majority

Warnock's victory over Trump-backed rival in Georgia runoff strengthens Dems' Senate majority

Nathan Layne, Reuters  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 7:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Democrat Raphael Warnock won re-election to the U.S. Senate in a hard-fought Georgia runoff on Tuesday, strengthening his party's razor-thin majority as he fought off a challenge by Republican former football star Herschel Walker.
IOC president: 2030, 2034 Winter Games may be awarded together after all

IOC president: 2030, 2034 Winter Games may be awarded together after all

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 7:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

Any plan to rotate the Winter Games among a limited number of cities won't come until after a decision is made on what may be a dual award for both 2030 and 2034.
Juul reaches settlements covering thousands of lawsuits

Juul reaches settlements covering thousands of lawsuits

Michelle Chapman and Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 6:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs has reached settlements covering more than 8,000 cases brought by about 10,000 plaintiffs related to its vaping products. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Juul said that it has secured an equity investment to fund it.
Salt Lake City expands industrial, commercial water use cap through new ordinance

Salt Lake City expands industrial, commercial water use cap through new ordinance

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 5:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah's capital city passed a new ordinance Tuesday that expands areas where a previously approved cap on water used by new industrial and commercial developments applies.
Police asking for help identifying witnesses of fatal hit-and-run in Provo

Police asking for help identifying witnesses of fatal hit-and-run in Provo

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 5:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Provo police are still searching for those involved in hit-and-run that killed 21-year-old Isabelle Parr last week.
Advisory issued as snow returns to Utah Wednesday evening

Advisory issued as snow returns to Utah Wednesday evening

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 4:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

Another round of snow may impact Utah Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning, meteorologists say.
Salt Lake City nonprofit needs help getting gifts for low-income families

Salt Lake City nonprofit needs help getting gifts for low-income families

Shelby Lofton, KSL-TV  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 4:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City nonprofit Neighborhood House needs your help giving Christmas gifts to people in need.
Have You Seen This? Feisty crab scores knockout on bald eagle

Have You Seen This? Feisty crab scores knockout on bald eagle

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 3:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's not the size of the crab in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the crab.
'Next mass killer': Dropped case foretold Colorado bloodbath

'Next mass killer': Dropped case foretold Colorado bloodbath

Jim Mustian, Colleen Slevin and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 3:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

A year and a half ago, the alleged Colorado shooter was accused of threatening to kill grandparents if they stood in the way of plans to become "the next mass killer."

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