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`Back in the game’: SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated May 30th - 10:10pm

Two NASA astronauts climbed into their capsule Saturday for a second attempt at a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.


US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

Brian Melley and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Updated May 30th - 9:56pm

The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.

Neighbors: Ogden shooting suspect had aggressive history

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted May 30th - 9:18pm

The suspect accused in the shooting death of Ogden police Officer Nathan Lyday had a criminal history that spans several states. Nearby residents said they weren’t surprised, and that he regularly acted aggressively toward adults and children in the neighborhood.

Utah couple stops at nothing to share their special day with loved ones

Jen Riess,  |  Posted May 30th - 8:43pm

Zach Pierce and his fiancé Helena Ekonomo were planning to have a large wedding later this year. But when they learned Zach's father might not be well enough to make it, they changed plans.

Body found in New Castle Reservoir

Jen Riess,  |  Posted May 30th - 8:11pm

In response to protests that turned dangerous Saturday night, state and city leaders have issued an emergency curfew to begin at 8 p.m. and last until 6 a.m. on Monday.

Biden ally sees Klobuchar as less likely Biden running mate

Alan Fram - àssociated Press, Associated Press  |  Updated May 30th - 7:24pm

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar seems a less likely choice to become Joe Biden's running mate on his presidential ticket following this week's death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, a key ally of the former vice president said.

Controversial concert to protest COVID restrictions to become picnic, organizer says

Mitch Wilkinson, KSL  |  Updated May 30th - 7:19pm

The organizer of a controversial concert planned for Saturday night to support businesses impacted by COVID-19 closures and to protest restrictions on public gatherings says he will have a picnic instead.

'Heartbreaking on a lot of levels': Orem High softball field tagged with racist, homophobic graffiti

Sean Walker,  |  Updated May 30th - 6:03pm

Alpine School District officials confirmed that the Orem Tigers’ softball field was tagged with graffiti sometime in the overnight hours of Friday night and Saturday morning.

Could energy-efficient design be the cause of ‘sick buildings’ in the workplace?

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted May 30th - 5:47pm

As some Utahns begin to slowly return to workplaces closed by the pandemic, both employers and employees are examining how society can do so safely. But building design may hamper their efforts to keep COVID-19 transmissions from occurring.

US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Updated May 30th - 5:18pm

As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks.

Have You Seen This? Man’s sweet, emotional reunion with his burro after quarantine

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted May 30th - 4:39pm

Who cries more — the man or the burro?

Life Flight responds to Harley-Davidson crash on SR-17, UHP says driver was not wearing helmet

Ryne Williams, St. George News  |  Posted May 30th - 4:03pm

Emergency crews, including an Intermountain Life Flight helicopter, responded to a motorcycle crash on state Route 17 just east of I-15 Saturday morning.

Cities brace for increasing unrest, call in National Guard

Aaron Morrison and Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Updated May 30th - 3:42pm

Thousands also demonstrated, demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck.

69-year-old man who died after overturning raft on Weber River identified

Lauren Bennett,  |  Updated May 30th - 2:14pm

A 69-year-old man died on Thursday after his raft overturned on the Weber River and he became wedged between two rocks.

269 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths reported Saturday in Utah

Graham Dudley,  |  Updated May 30th - 1:56pm

Utah reported 269 cases of COVID-19 Saturday, down after reaching a new single-day high Friday.

22-year-old man dies following Mapleton crash

Jen Riess,  |  Updated May 30th - 1:52pm

The 22-year-old man who was seriously injured in a car crash in Mapleton Friday morning has died.

Coronavirus updates: 5 deaths reported in Utah Saturday Staff  |  Updated May 30th - 1:28pm

Here are the latest coronavirus-related updates from Utah and around the world.

Mother of fallen officer remembers her son

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted May 30th - 12:01pm

Nancy Lyday said her son was all about service. He was always helping others and loved being a police officer.


The perils of being black in America

Jasen Lee, Deseret News  |  Posted May 30th - 11:01am

Being African American in the United States is hard. This suit of blackness we wear is heavy and tedious, a constant reminder that we have to be wary of our very existence in everyday spaces and places no matter where we are.


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