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Search for Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's fiancé, resumes in Florida. Here's why it may be hard to find him

Search for Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's fiancé, resumes in Florida. Here's why it may be hard to find him

Amir Vera, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 8:02 a.m.

Police in Florida will resume their search Tuesday for Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito, who has been missing for almost a week.
4 ways to build an entertaining blanket fort for your kids (or yourself)

4 ways to build an entertaining blanket fort for your kids (or yourself)

Minky Couture  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 8:00 a.m.

Building blanket forts is an easy and imaginative way to spend quality time (and pass the time) with your kids. Knowing how to build some cool blanket forts is a rite of passage for parents, and Minky Couture, the best in the blanket business, is here to help.
Study: Childhood obesity in US accelerated during pandemic

Study: Childhood obesity in US accelerated during pandemic

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 7:30 a.m.

A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an "alarming" increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers.
Watch: World leaders return to UN and face many escalating crises

Watch: World leaders return to UN and face many escalating crises

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 7:12 a.m.

In person and on screen, world leaders return to the United Nations foremost gathering for the first time in two years on Tuesday with a formidable, diplomacy-packed agenda of escalating crises to tackle, including the still-raging COVID-19 pandemic and a relentlessly warming planet.
Silver Alert for 81-year-old man last seen in Grantsville is canceled

Silver Alert for 81-year-old man last seen in Grantsville is canceled

Tyler Pratt, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 21 - 6:53 a.m.

A Utah Silver Alert activated Monday for an elderly man last seen in Grantsville has been canceled.
One Utah college is projected to have lower enrollment this fall. What is it doing to reverse that trajectory?

One Utah college is projected to have lower enrollment this fall. What is it doing to reverse that trajectory?

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 21 - 6:25 a.m.

Firm numbers for fall enrollment at Utah's public colleges and universities are not yet available, but projections by Utah's Commissioner for Higher Education suggest head counts at most state-supported colleges and universities will be flat or grow with the exception of Salt Lake Community College.
Cost of cybercrime reaches record levels as Utah victims nearly top the nation in losses

Cost of cybercrime reaches record levels as Utah victims nearly top the nation in losses

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 10:36 p.m.

Utahns are trusting people, perhaps too trusting. New numbers shared with the KSL Investigators show that when it comes to losing money to cybertheft, Utahns are near the nation's top.
Democrats, Republicans head for showdown on US debt limit

Democrats, Republicans head for showdown on US debt limit

Richard Cowan, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 9:53 p.m.

Top Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Monday said they would aim to continue funding the government and increase its borrowing authority in a single bill in coming days, setting up a showdown with Republicans who have vowed not to approve more debt.
Locals in the NFL: Interceptions tell story for Vikings' Vigil, Jets' Wilson (+complete roundup of Week 2)

Locals in the NFL: Interceptions tell story for Vikings' Vigil, Jets' Wilson (+complete roundup of Week 2)

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 9:33 p.m.

Some former Utahns flourished in Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season. Others not so much. Here's a complete roundup of the 55 former locals on active rosters.
MountainStar Healthcare acquires 5 Utah hospitals from Steward Health Care

MountainStar Healthcare acquires 5 Utah hospitals from Steward Health Care

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 9:25 p.m.

HCA Healthcare, known in Utah as MountainStar Healthcare, has acquired Steward Health Care's five Utah hospitals, expanding the company's presence in the West.
US easing foreign travel restrictions; vaccinations required

US easing foreign travel restrictions; vaccinations required

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 20 - 9:02 p.m.

In a major easing of pandemic travel restrictions, the U.S. said Monday it will allow foreigners to fly into the country this fall if they have vaccination proof and a negative COVID-19 test — changes replacing a hodgepodge of rules that had kept out many non-citizens and irritated allies in Europe and beyond where virus cases are lower.
Convincing kids to leave screens behind to exercise is hard, but also doable

Convincing kids to leave screens behind to exercise is hard, but also doable

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 7:52 p.m.

While outdoor play comes naturally to some children, many others would prefer to spend hours scrolling through YouTube videos or binge-watching the latest television show. Here are some tips for getting your kids outside and moving.
COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

Carla K. Johnson, Reuters, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 7:24 p.m.

COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000.
3 new studies show weight loss isn't all about diet and exercise

3 new studies show weight loss isn't all about diet and exercise

Health Utah  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 7:00 p.m.

If your doctor tells you it only boils down to diet and exercise, seek another opinion.
Utah art museum invites community artists to bring their work indoors in new exhibit

Utah art museum invites community artists to bring their work indoors in new exhibit

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 6:52 p.m.

In recognition of the murals across Salt Lake centered around the pandemic and racial injustice, the UMFA invited the Roots Art Kollective to design a mural exhibition.
US unveils plan to address 'silent killer': extreme heat

US unveils plan to address 'silent killer': extreme heat

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 5:38 p.m.

The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from extreme heat after a dangerously hot summer and wildfires caused hundreds of deaths.
Port authority pauses vote on $150M bond amid pressure from Salt Lake City, protesters

Port authority pauses vote on $150M bond amid pressure from Salt Lake City, protesters

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 4:45 p.m.

Utah Inland Port Authority postponed a vote on a $150 million plan for a public infrastructure district after Salt Lake leaders and protesters questioned the plan and its timing.
COVID pandemic creates shortages of an array of US medical supplies

COVID pandemic creates shortages of an array of US medical supplies

Timothy Aeppel, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 4:32 p.m.

Shortages of masks and gloves that marked the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic have spread to a host of other items needed at medical facilities.
Have You Seen This? Foul ball leads to good deed

Have You Seen This? Foul ball leads to good deed

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 3:37 p.m.

It's hard enough to catch a foul ball. But who has the discipline to give one away?
Got an app idea? We can build it!

Got an app idea? We can build it!

AppsTango  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 3:16 p.m.

Whether you're a small business owner, you're working on building the world's next greatest idea or you want to improve what you've already got, building an app is a worthwhile cause.
Sen. Mike Lee vetted whether Mike Pence could gavel Trump in as reelected, new book says

Sen. Mike Lee vetted whether Mike Pence could gavel Trump in as reelected, new book says

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 3:03 p.m.

An account of Sen. Mike Lee vetting Donald Trump's election fraud claims appears in a new book about the last days of the former president's one term in office.
How a Utah mother's urging led to heftier charges for her son's abuser

How a Utah mother's urging led to heftier charges for her son's abuser

Annie Knox, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 2:42 p.m.

A 17-year-old and his mother are speaking out after the teen's former boss pleaded guilty to sexually abusing him, citing concerns that the man could do the same thing to others.
Pfizer's successful vaccine trial in children good news for slowing COVID-19 surge, Utah doctor says

Pfizer's successful vaccine trial in children good news for slowing COVID-19 surge, Utah doctor says

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 20 - 2:32 p.m.

Pfizer's news that its COVID-19 vaccine trial in children was successful prompted optimism in a Utah physician as state health officials confirmed 3,393 new cases since Friday.
Regulators could OK Pfizer boosters for older Americans this week

Regulators could OK Pfizer boosters for older Americans this week

Michael Erman, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 2:14 p.m.

U.S. regulators could authorize a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for older and some high-risk Americans early this week in time for the government to roll them out by Friday.
'Stop ... or I'll shoot you,' fired officer yelled before shooting at driver

'Stop ... or I'll shoot you,' fired officer yelled before shooting at driver

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 1:43 p.m.

Body camera video from a Woods Cross police officer was released Monday showing him firing four shots at a truck that he ordered to stop.
2 more arrested in June shooting in Logan

2 more arrested in June shooting in Logan

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 1:08 p.m.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting of an 18-year-old man in Logan in June.
2 children hit, critically injured by 'possible impaired driver,' police say

2 children hit, critically injured by 'possible impaired driver,' police say

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 20 - 12:47 p.m.

Two school-age children were critically injured when they were hit by an SUV Monday morning, Salt Lake police said.
Kaysville chiropractor arrested, accused of inappropriately touching 2 clients

Kaysville chiropractor arrested, accused of inappropriately touching 2 clients

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 12:23 p.m.

A Kaysville chiropractor has been arrested and accused of touching two women inappropriately while giving them massages, according to police.
Hard freeze warning issued for several Utah areas as fall-like temperatures briefly arrive

Hard freeze warning issued for several Utah areas as fall-like temperatures briefly arrive

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 11:58 a.m.

Summer doesn't officially end until Wednesday, but overnight temperatures at the beginning of this week are reminding Utahns that fall and winter are coming.
What the battle over redrawing state borders in the West says about our politics

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What the battle over redrawing state borders in the West says about our politics

D. Hunter Schwarz, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 11:31 a.m.

The plan to turn Idaho into a conservative megastate including rural parts of Oregon, Washington and California shows the extent of our rural-urban political divide.
Idaho murder suspect arrested in Utah following chase

Idaho murder suspect arrested in Utah following chase

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 11:27 a.m.

A Philadelphia man accused of shooting and killing a man in Nampa, Idaho, then taking the victim's vehicle and fleeing to Utah, now faces multiple charges in Utah connected to the chase.
KSL.com HS Football Top 20+1: Region play brings more separation, clarity

KSL.com HS Football Top 20+1: Region play brings more separation, clarity

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 11:01 a.m.

A look at the top 20 teams after Week 6 of the Utah high school football season.
Democrats push to retool health care programs for millions

Democrats push to retool health care programs for millions

Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 10:32 a.m.

The $3.5 trillion domestic agenda bill touches almost all aspects of American life, from taxes to climate change, but the health care components are a cornerstone for Democrats, amplified during the COVID-19 crisis.
Utah Honor Flight returns home to hero's welcome

Utah Honor Flight returns home to hero's welcome

Ray Boone and Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 10:10 a.m.

After a whirlwind two days in Washington, D.C., 74 veterans with the Utah Honor Flight returned to the Salt Lake City International Airport late Saturday night to a crowd even the organizers themselves didn't expect.
FBI executes search warrant at Laundrie home after body believed to be Petito found

FBI executes search warrant at Laundrie home after body believed to be Petito found

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 8:48 a.m.

FBI agents are searching the home of Brian Laundrie Monday the morning after searchers found a body matching the description of his fiance Gabby Petito in Wyoming.
Following another 'disheartening' loss, Utes looking for immediate answers

Following another 'disheartening' loss, Utes looking for immediate answers

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 8:34 a.m.

iIt's not just one aspect of the game, it's all three phases: offense, defense and special team.
Coach Kim: How to get along when family members have different religious beliefs

Coach Kim: How to get along when family members have different religious beliefs

Kim Giles, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 8:05 a.m.

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim addresses how differences in beliefs can create fear and judgment and how to move past that into love.
These 8 hikes are some of the most dangerous in Utah (and in the nation)

These 8 hikes are some of the most dangerous in Utah (and in the nation)

Robert J. DeBry & Associates  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 8:00 a.m.

Too many unsuspecting hikers in Utah have found themselves ill-prepared for the dangers ahead of them. Tragically, some have even lost their lives. To help you watch your step, here are some dangerous hikes in Utah.
High-stakes Christmas looms as surging toy demand meets supply-chain snarls

High-stakes Christmas looms as surging toy demand meets supply-chain snarls

Richa Naidu and Lisa Baertlein, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 7:44 a.m.

With demand for toys at an all-time high, U.S. suppliers and retailers are racing to outrun severe air, sea and land shipping snarls so Santa has a mountain of dolls, scooters and video game consoles to deliver at Christmas.
ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker and Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 7:22 a.m.

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.
Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 7:02 a.m.

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.
Utah transplant recipient given third shot of COVID-19 vaccine

Utah transplant recipient given third shot of COVID-19 vaccine

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 6:10 a.m.

Lauren Holbrook is among the 2 million people who were given a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine after the U.S. authorized it for people with compromised immune systems.
US removing migrants from Texas border camp, beginning flights to Haiti

US removing migrants from Texas border camp, beginning flights to Haiti

Daina Beth Solomon and Alexandra Ulmer, Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 10:28 p.m.

U.S. border agents are removing groups of mostly Haitian migrants from a large makeshift camp they had set up after wading across the Rio Grande separating Mexico and the United States, as the first repatriation flight arrived in Haiti on Sunday.
FBI: Human remains resembling Gabby Petito found near Grand Teton National Park

FBI: Human remains resembling Gabby Petito found near Grand Teton National Park

Lisi Merkley and Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated Sept. 19 - 9:47 p.m.

Human remains consistent with the description of Gabby Petito were found Sunday in Teton County, Wyoming, the FBI confirmed in a press conference.
1 killed, 2 injured in rollover crash near Summit

1 killed, 2 injured in rollover crash near Summit

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 9:45 p.m.

One man was killed and two other injured after a car rolled on I-15 near Summit early Sunday morning, the Utah Highway Patrol said.
No. 15 BYU is 3-0 for a second straight year, but injuries, other concerns mounting

No. 15 BYU is 3-0 for a second straight year, but injuries, other concerns mounting

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 8:51 p.m.

The Cougars are winning, and winning enough to back up last year's squad that finished 11-1 and ranked No. 11 nationally. But they're hardly doing it in convincing fashion.
Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 8:12 p.m.

Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers.
Loved ones remember Staff Sgt. Hoover

Loved ones remember Staff Sgt. Hoover

Garna Mejia, KSL-TV  |  Updated Sept. 19 - 7:55 p.m.

Family and friends gathered at Hillcrest High School Saturday to remember and honor Staff Sergeant Taylor Hoover — the U.S. Marine from Utah who was killed in Afghanistan in a bombing in Kabul as the armed forces desperately tried to get refugees out of the country.
Front-line fatigue: COVID resurgence leaves ICU docs feeling 'heavy in the soul'

Front-line fatigue: COVID resurgence leaves ICU docs feeling 'heavy in the soul'

Jenny Rollins, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 7:39 p.m.

Dealing with a high level of death and sorrow has resulted in a spike in PTSD and mental illness in health care workers treating COVID-19 patients, sometimes resulting in suicide.
Struggle with your weight? Local expert may have the answer

Struggle with your weight? Local expert may have the answer

HLTH Code  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 7:00 p.m.

People are getting sicker and fatter. And according to BYU professor and metabolic scientist Benjamin Bikman, Ph.D., it's really not their fault.
Macron to hold call with US President Biden, French spokesman says

Macron to hold call with US President Biden, French spokesman says

Reuters  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 6:18 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron will have a call with U.S. President Joe Biden in the next few days, the French government spokesman said on Sunday, amid a diplomatic crisis triggered by Australia's cancellation of submarine contract with Paris.
Just because you're vaccinated doesn't mean you can't get COVID-19

Just because you're vaccinated doesn't mean you can't get COVID-19

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 5:27 p.m.

Yes, COVID-19 vaccines still significantly decrease your risk of hospitalization or death from the virus even with the highly contagious delta variant continuing to surge through Utah and the rest of the country.
SpaceX's Inspiration 4 crew was in orbit, but that doesn't mean they'll get astronaut wings

SpaceX's Inspiration 4 crew was in orbit, but that doesn't mean they'll get astronaut wings

Kristin Fisher, CNN Business  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 4:44 p.m.

The four people aboard SpaceX's Inspiration 4 mission flew higher than the International Space Station, but that still may not be enough to earn them their official commercial astronaut wings from the federal government.
As leaders reconvene at UN, climate and COVID top the list

As leaders reconvene at UN, climate and COVID top the list

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 4:03 p.m.

Last year, no leaders came at all. This year will be quite different — sort of.
Turn off the TV and solve a mystery together! Utah company brings families together

Turn off the TV and solve a mystery together! Utah company brings families together

Finders Seekers  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 3:00 p.m.

Each month, a new adventure filled with cryptic clues, ciphers and puzzles, transports players to a different international city where they solve a riveting mystery.
'Horseplay' led to stabbing with kitchen knife, police say

'Horseplay' led to stabbing with kitchen knife, police say

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 1:40 p.m.

West Valley police are investigating what was initially reported as an accidental stabbing after a man was transported in serious condition Sunday afternoon, West Valley Police Lt. Julie Jorgenson said.
 BYU leaps to No. 15 in latest AP Top 25, 16th in Coaches Poll

BYU leaps to No. 15 in latest AP Top 25, 16th in Coaches Poll

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 12:56 p.m.

After a third-straight victory over a Pac-12 opponent, BYU made its biggest jump of the year in the national rankings.
Hospitality industry finally sees recovery after taking huge hit in the pandemic

Hospitality industry finally sees recovery after taking huge hit in the pandemic

Matt Gephardt, KSL-TV  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 12:15 p.m.

After getting hit hard by the pandemic, new data shared with the KSL Investigators show people who make a living in the hospitality industry — restaurants, hotels, spas, tourism in general — are finally starting to breathe easier.
Police investigating assault with a gun near East High

Police investigating assault with a gun near East High

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Sept. 19 - 11:40 a.m.

Salt Lake police are investigating an aggravated assault involving a firearm that occurred Friday night near the football stadium.

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