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Researchers: Pandemic leaving college students uncertain of future

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 26th - 9:41pm

For many students, the pandemic has turned college life upside-down. Researchers at the University of Utah have been studying how it has impacted their mental health.

US hits highest 7-day average of coronavirus cases, close to having 'exponential spread' in some areas

Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe and Theresa Waldrop, CNN  |  Updated Oct 26th - 9:35pm

The latest surge of COVID-19 infections has pushed the seven-day average of new daily cases to heights not seen since the pandemic began.

BYU didn’t 'act like a police department,' state argues in certification appeal

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 26th - 9:26pm

The Brigham Young University Police Department didn’t do “what any professional police department does,” attorney Michael Hansen with the Utah Attorney General’s Office argued Monday.

Rowland Hall overturns rare halftime deficit for 2A soccer title; Morgan secures 3rd title in 4 years in 3A

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 26th - 9:17pm

Summer Connery scored the go-ahead goal in the 68th minute, and Kaitlyn Bates added what proved to be the match-winner a few moments later as Rowland Hall held off RSL Academy, 3-2 in the Class 2A state championship at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Utility says its equipment may have sparked California blaze; 100,000 evacuated

Christopher Weber and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct 26th - 9:10pm

Southern California Edison said its equipment may have sparked a fast-moving wildfire that forced evacuation orders for some 100,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent just such a possibility.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett sworn in at White House ceremony

Lawrence Hurley and Jeff Mason, Reuters  |  Updated Oct 26th - 8:38pm

President Donald Trump reveled in one of his signature achievements on Monday at a White House ceremony to celebrate U.S. Senate confirmation of his third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, eight days before the election.

Family says vandals threw pumpkin through window, smashed decorations

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 26th - 8:03pm

A Utah County family said their surveillance camera captured vandals throwing a pumpkin through their window early Monday morning.

Group sees 14% increase in child COVID-19 cases with close to 800,000 US kids infected

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted Oct 26th - 7:36pm

Children account for 11% of all COVID-19 cases in the U.S., a 14% increase over the past two weeks, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday.

Mitt Romney says Amy Coney Barrett up to task amid government mistrust

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Updated Oct 26th - 7:17pm

Sen. Mitt Romney praised Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday while again raising his concern about the declining trust in government, including instances in which he says President Donald Trump added to that “malady.”

Virtual energy summit underscores Utah’s diverse resources

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 26th - 7:12pm

Utah is benefitting greatly from the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, seeing $5 billion worth of trade with Mexico and $3 billion in trade with Canada.

US early voting tops 60 million as historic pace continues

Reuters  |  Updated Oct 26th - 6:47pm

More than 60 million Americans have cast ballots in the U.S. presidential election with eight days to go, a record-breaking pace that could lead to the highest voter turnout in over a century, according to data from the U.S. Elections Project on Monday.

Tooele deputies seek information on homicide in Soldier Canyon

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 26th - 6:33pm

After a man's body was found on the edge of a fire in Soldier Canyon on Sunday, authorities have ruled the death a homicide and are seeking information.

Intermountain Healthcare announces plans to merge with Sanford Health

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 26th - 5:39pm

The merger is expected to be closed by next summer, the companies said. The combined organization would employ more than 89,000 people and operate 70 hospitals.

Murder charge filed in decade-old killing of bookstore owner Sherry Black

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Updated Oct 26th - 5:37pm

Ten years after South Salt Lake bookstore owner Sherry Black was stabbed to death, prosecutors have charged a Utah man with murdering her.

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Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune will not renew Joint Operating Agreement

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Oct 26th - 5:27pm

The Salt Lake Tribune Monday said the news organization will print a weekly publication beginning next year and end its daily print option for subscribers of the newspaper.

Taylorsville appoints Unified police chief to head its new police force next year

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 26th - 4:55pm

The city of Taylorsville announced Monday it has appointed Tracy Wyant, the Unified Police Department's Taylorsville precinct chief, to head its new police force.

Meet the Generation Z voters who will help decide this election

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 26th - 4:14pm

We interviewed six Utah Gen Zers — an essential demographic that could help determine the 2020 election — about why they are or are not voting. Here's what we learned.

Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin endorses Rep. Ben McAdams in Utah race

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Updated Oct 26th - 4:10pm

Evan McMullin, a former Republican who ran as an independent candidate for president in 2016, endorsed Utah Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams’ reelection Monday and criticized his GOP opponent in the 4th Congressional District race, Burgess Owens, for attracting “a dangerous and divisive type of politics” to the state.

Clearfield man sentenced to 15 years to life for 2017 murder of his 7-week-old son

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 26th - 3:00pm

A Clearfield man was sentenced to 15 years to life in the 2017 death of his 7-week-old son.

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