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COLD: Communication breakdown helped Douglas Lovell get out of jail prior to 1985 murder

COLD: Communication breakdown helped Douglas Lovell get out of jail prior to 1985 murder

Dave Cawley, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Apr 14th - 10:38pm

Police and prosecutors had at least three opportunities following the April 3, 1985 rape of Joyce Yost to prevent the man who had sexually assaulted her from making good on his threat to return and take her life.
With 100 days to go, Tokyo scrambles to stage pandemic Olympics

With 100 days to go, Tokyo scrambles to stage pandemic Olympics

Sakura Murakami, Elaine Lies and Kiyoshi Takenaka, Reuters  |  Updated Apr 14th - 10:04pm

When Japan won the bid to host the Olympic Games eight years ago, it billed Tokyo as a reliable and secure location, contrasting it with rivals struggling with finances and political instability.
Students rally for LGBTQ classmates after teen cuts down pride flag

Students rally for LGBTQ classmates after teen cuts down pride flag

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 14th - 9:17pm

Students rallied for their LGBTQ classmates at Ridgeline High School in Cache County after video surfaced online of another teen cutting down a pride flag during a diversity week event.
Weber State wins first-ever NCAA Tournament match in first appearance since 1988

Weber State wins first-ever NCAA Tournament match in first appearance since 1988

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 14th - 8:57pm

Dani Nay poured in a double-double with 18 kills, 14 digs and three blocks, and Rylin Adams added 14 kills, 11 digs and four blocks as Weber State won its first-ever NCAA Tournament match with a 25-18, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21 win over Bowling Green at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Family of murdered Ogden woman thanks community for support

Family of murdered Ogden woman thanks community for support

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 14th - 7:57pm

The family of Mindee Lavel Elmer Mastronardi encouraged people who are in abusive relationships to get help as soon as they can nearly two weeks after she was killed.
Biden to pull US troops from Afghanistan, end 'forever war'

Biden to pull US troops from Afghanistan, end 'forever war'

Aamer Madhani and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 14th - 7:49pm

President Joe Biden said Wednesday he will withdraw remaining U.S. troops from the "forever war" in Afghanistan, declaring that the Sept. 11 terror attacks of 20 years ago cannot justify American forces still dying in the nation's longest war.
Equity and diversity among the keys to future economic success in Utah, panel says

Equity and diversity among the keys to future economic success in Utah, panel says

Jasen Lee, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 14th - 7:27pm

For the Beehive State to maintain its ongoing level of economic prosperity, making sure people from diverse circumstances have the opportunity to participate in that success will be a key component, a panel of Utah leaders said Wednesday.
This DNA test could possibly change your life

This DNA test could possibly change your life

True D N A Story  |  Posted Apr 14th - 7:00pm

The results are considered clinical-level and are designed specifically to be discussed with medical professionals.
Defense expert blames George Floyd's death on heart trouble

Defense expert blames George Floyd's death on heart trouble

Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski and Tammy Webber, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 14th - 6:55pm

George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm disturbance as a result of his heart disease, a forensic pathologist testified for the defense Wednesday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial, contradicting prosecution experts who said Floyd succumbed to a lack of oxygen from the way he was pinned down.
Capsized ship off Louisiana: 12 missing, 1 dead, 6 rescued

Capsized ship off Louisiana: 12 missing, 1 dead, 6 rescued

Stacey Plaisance, Kevin McGill and Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 14th - 6:31pm

Coast Guard boats and aircraft have covered an area larger than the state of Rhode Island to search for 12 people still missing Wednesday off the Louisiana coast after their offshore oilfield vessel capsized in hurricane-force winds.
Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 14th - 6:25pm

Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82.
Sen. Mike Lee wants to make gun silencers easier to buy

Sen. Mike Lee wants to make gun silencers easier to buy

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 14th - 5:30pm

While President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats look for ways to tighten federal gun laws, Utah Sen. Mike Lee wants to undo regulations on an accessory known as a silencer.
1 person injured in 2-vehicle crash in Summit County

1 person injured in 2-vehicle crash in Summit County

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 14th - 5:03pm

At least one person was seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash on state Route 32 Wednesday, officials say.
Have You Seen This? Bearpocalypse takes a break in the jacuzzi

Have You Seen This? Bearpocalypse takes a break in the jacuzzi

John Clyde, KSL.com contributor  |  Posted Apr 14th - 4:33pm

Even those fighting for our enemies get tired and need a break sometimes.
Body of 28-year-old man discovered in Tooele

Body of 28-year-old man discovered in Tooele

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 14th - 4:10pm

The body of a 28-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in Tooele County, police said.
2 in stable condition after being stabbed in Price

2 in stable condition after being stabbed in Price

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 14th - 3:46pm

Two people are in stable condition after being stabbed in a home in northwest Price, police say.
Wise water use needs to be a priority for Utah residents during current drought conditions

Wise water use needs to be a priority for Utah residents during current drought conditions

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District  |  Posted Apr 14th - 3:00pm

Most Utah residents know the majority of the water supply in northern Utah comes from snowpack. This means that lackluster winters result in lighter spring runoff.
High wind warnings lifted for northern Wasatch Front Wednesday

High wind warnings lifted for northern Wasatch Front Wednesday

Linda Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 14th - 2:58pm

High winds blew into northern Utah prompting a ban on high-profile vehicles in parts of Davis County. Westbound I-80 is closed at the mouth of Parleys Canyon due to a semitruck accident.
'Red' states on US electoral map lagging on vaccinations

'Red' states on US electoral map lagging on vaccinations

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 14th - 2:47pm

With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation's political map: deeply divided between red and blue states.
Timpanogos Cave to resume tours this spring for 1st time since COVID-19 pandemic began

Timpanogos Cave to resume tours this spring for 1st time since COVID-19 pandemic began

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 14th - 2:08pm

Timpanogos Cave will reopen for tours Memorial Day weekend for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, park officials said Wednesday.
Fauci says pause on J&J COVID-19 shot should not prompt vaccine hesitancy

Fauci says pause on J&J COVID-19 shot should not prompt vaccine hesitancy

Carl O'Donnell and Jarrett Renshaw, Reuters  |  Updated Apr 14th - 1:49pm

Top U.S. health officials urged Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on Wednesday, saying U.S. regulators' pause on Johnson & Johnson shots, following reports it can cause blood clotting, should boost confidence in the vaccines' safety.
What Mitt Romney, John Curtis want to do after wildfires char the land

What Mitt Romney, John Curtis want to do after wildfires char the land

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 14th - 1:36pm

With wildfires charring thousands of acres in Utah this year, two members of the state's congressional delegation brought back plans to expedite cleanup and prevent disasters.
Minnesota cop will be charged in fatal shooting of Black motorist

Minnesota cop will be charged in fatal shooting of Black motorist

Scott Bauer and Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 14th - 1:34pm

A Minnesota prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, igniting days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police.
530 more COVID-19 cases, 30K vaccinations and no new deaths reported Wednesday in Utah

530 more COVID-19 cases, 30K vaccinations and no new deaths reported Wednesday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 14th - 12:55pm

A total of 2,005,910 vaccine doses have now been delivered to the state; the first time that's been reported over 2 million.
How is the state doing with justice reforms nearly year after summer of protests?

How is the state doing with justice reforms nearly year after summer of protests?

Annie Knox, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 14th - 12:16pm

As a federal probation officer, Steven Kelly crisscrossed the state to check on defendants facing criminal charges.
No charges for officer in fatal Capitol riot shooting, prosecutors say

No charges for officer in fatal Capitol riot shooting, prosecutors say

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 14th - 11:41am

Federal prosecutors will not charge a police officer who shot and killed a woman as she climbed through the broken part of a door during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Brady Christensen didn't think he was good enough to play for BYU. Now he's headed to the NFL

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Brady Christensen didn't think he was good enough to play for BYU. Now he's headed to the NFL

Jay Drew, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 14th - 11:07am

The first time he stepped on BYU's campus as a lightly recruited offensive lineman out of Bountiful High following his senior season in 2014, Brady Christensen was overcome with fear and doubt.
Woman pleads with Utah drivers to put down cellphones

Woman pleads with Utah drivers to put down cellphones

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 14th - 11:03am

UHP and 20 other agencies conducted a special distracted driving enforcement effort last weekend. UHP alone pulled over 2,449 drivers and say 68 of them were distracted.
4  reasons Utah's small businesses weathered the pandemic better than other states

4 reasons Utah's small businesses weathered the pandemic better than other states

Salt Lake Chamber  |  Posted Apr 14th - 10:14am

Small businesses in Utah managed to weather the COVID-19 storm much better than most other states. There were many contributing factors, but here are four reasons.
Utah's first rapid bus service is coming to Ogden, and it's free to ride for 3 years

Utah's first rapid bus service is coming to Ogden, and it's free to ride for 3 years

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 14th - 9:37am

The state's first all-electric bus rapid transit system is coming to Ogden via a $120 million project that officially broke ground Tuesday.
Senators want to throw out Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption for protesting Georgia voting law

Senators want to throw out Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption for protesting Georgia voting law

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 14th - 8:36am

Utah Sen. Mike Lee wants to take a swing at Major League Baseball for pulling its All-Star Game out of Atlanta to protest Georgia's controversial new voting law.
As Utah prepares to welcome in 2 new state parks, evaluation begins on another possible park

As Utah prepares to welcome in 2 new state parks, evaluation begins on another possible park

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 14th - 8:11am

New details were provided Tuesday about two new state parks that were approved during the 2021 Legislative Session; meanwhile, work for new visions of Bridal Veil Falls is underway.
What's on the minds of Utah's youth? Gov. Cox finds out in teen town hall

What's on the minds of Utah's youth? Gov. Cox finds out in teen town hall

Hannah Petersen, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 14th - 7:01am

Gov. Spencer Cox took questions from students around the Utah on Tuesday, addressing topics ranging from gun violence, LGBTQ suicide rates and advice on how Utah's youth can be better leaders today and for tomorrow.
Las Vegas murder suspect arrested in Utah

Las Vegas murder suspect arrested in Utah

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 14th - 6:32am

A man wanted for questioning in connection with a murder investigation in Las Vegas has been arrested in Salt Lake City.
Long injury reports make Jazz win over Thunder a little different

Long injury reports make Jazz win over Thunder a little different

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 13th - 11:28pm

Due to lengthy injury reports from both teams, the best thing fans really have hoped for then was some fun. At least they got that in Utah's 106-96 victory over the Thunder.
Pure joy: It's hard not to be happy for Jarrell Brantley after Jazz win over Thunder

Pure joy: It's hard not to be happy for Jarrell Brantley after Jazz win over Thunder

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 13th - 11:22pm

From a room in the bowels of Vivint Arena, pure joy originated from Jarrell Brantley and permeated through everyone who witnessed the boyish smile that spread across his face.
COLD: Communication breakdown between law enforcement failed Joyce Yost

COLD: Communication breakdown between law enforcement failed Joyce Yost

Dave Cawley, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Apr 13th - 10:37pm

Spools of magnetic tape captured the voice of Joyce Yost on the morning of April 4, 1985.
Former U. police chief, officers file $10M claim, say they were scapegoats after Lauren McCluskey murder

Former U. police chief, officers file $10M claim, say they were scapegoats after Lauren McCluskey murder

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 13th - 10:29pm

The University of Utah's former police chief and four officers have filed a claim against their former employer alleging they were treated unfairly in the wake of the student's death.
Utah redistricting committee's 1st meeting cut short after it's hacked by explicit images, language

Utah redistricting committee's 1st meeting cut short after it's hacked by explicit images, language

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 13th - 10:21pm

Utah's independent redistricting committee meeting was cut short Tuesday evening after several people hacked the meeting's video conference call with explicit images and language.
Gephardt: New federal rule opens social media to debt collectors

Gephardt: New federal rule opens social media to debt collectors

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 13th - 9:06pm

A federal agency has issued a new rule that would allow debt collectors to contact people not just by phone but through texts, emails, and even social media.
5 things to know about the NCAA women's volleyball tournament, featuring 4 teams from Utah

5 things to know about the NCAA women's volleyball tournament, featuring 4 teams from Utah

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 13th - 8:34pm

Championship season continues this week with the NCAA women's volleyball tournament, and for the first time in the modern era, the state of Utah will be represented by four teams in the same field.
Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski and Tammy Webber, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 13th - 8:33pm

Former officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense Tuesday, contradicting a parade of authorities from both inside and outside the Minneapolis Police Department.
Children's healthiest meals of the day come from school cafeterias

Children's healthiest meals of the day come from school cafeterias

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Posted Apr 13th - 7:58pm

School food is often given a bad rap, but a new study found it can be the healthiest meal children eat in a day.
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 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.
Utah's first lady hopes new awareness campaign can reduce youth suicides

Utah's first lady hopes new awareness campaign can reduce youth suicides

Ashley Imlay, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 13th - 5:22pm

Utah first lady Abby Cox and others announced a new mental well-being campaign in rural Wasatch County middle and high schools to combat continuing high rates of suicide.
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.
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.

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