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Couple, homeless man charged in charitable scam

Mike Catlalini, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 15th - 2:48pm

A feel-good tale of a homeless man using his last $20 to help a stranded New Jersey woman buy gas was actually a complete lie, manufactured to get strangers to donate more than $400,000 to help the down-and-out good Samaritan, a prosecutor said Thursday.

What you can and can't say: Here's how free speech works under the First Amendment

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:30pm

There are some common misconceptions about free speech, as well as some confusing rules about what’s protected, what’s not and who can police what you say.

Here's a sneak peek at Macy's Candy Windows being unveiled Thursday

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:00pm

In a tradition that dates back to the 1970s, Macy's City Creek Center will unveil its annual candy windows Thursday evening.

UK's defiant May tells critics it's her Brexit deal or chaos

Jill Lawless and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 15th - 1:49pm

Prime Minister Theresa May defied mounting calls to quit or change course Thursday over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, warning that abandoning her Brexit plan would plunge the country into "deep and grave uncertainty."

Saudi Arabia to seek death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 15th - 1:44pm

Saudi Arabia will seek the death penalty against five men suspected of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, its top prosecutor said Thursday, while the U.S. slapped sanctions on 17 Saudi officials in the toughest action it has taken against the kingdom since the slaying.

Mother, son saved by seat belts urge Thanksgiving travelers to buckle up

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:28pm

Shantel Anderson taught her kids the importance of wearing a seat belt, but on June 21, her 8-year-old son Dallin was the one reminding her to buckle up, possibly saving her life.

Want to track pelican migrations? DWR has a website for that

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:05pm

If you see a pelican wearing what looks like a backpack of sorts, don’t be alarmed. That is just the way the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources keeps track of migrating American white pelicans.

West Point Junior High partially evacuated due to 'strange odor'

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:51pm

A portion of a middle school was evacuated Thursday because of a strange odor in the gym, school district officials said.

Man says online meeting offered intimacy but led to robbery

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:43pm

He’d only been chatting with her online for several hours before the two agreed to meet. But Drake Knutson said soon after he came face-to-face with the woman, he found himself being held at knifepoint by three men.

Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 15th - 12:10pm

Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed and 300 were unaccounted for a week after the flames swept through.

Man charged in human trafficking case arrested

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:58am

A man who was charged with human trafficking and numerous other felonies on Tuesday was arrested by a Utah Attorney General task force Wednesday.

Officers 'don't trust' Salt Lake County DA, refuse to cooperate in shooting investigations

Debbie Dujanovic, Mark Stevens and Emiley Dewey, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:33am

A standoff of sorts is occurring in Salt Lake County, between District Attorney Sim Gill and the Utah State Fraternal Order of Police. In 18 officer-involved shooting cases this year, nine officers have refused to talk to the DA’s investigative team.

Obama to headline Utah tech conference in March

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Updated Nov 15th - 11:20am

Former President Barack Obama is coming to Salt Lake City in March to headline a local tech conference.

BYU newcomer Connor Harding hitting the hardwood running in freshman season

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:44am

If you’ve forgotten about Connor Harding in the two years since he signed with BYU, it’s time to get reacquainted.


Brace yourself: Bad air is coming to Utah. What will you do?

Erica Evans, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:39am

This is the second in a series of reports leading into the winter temperature inversion season. Using a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network our journalists have spent months looking for answers to Utah's air pollution problem.

Missing West Valley man located safe

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:17am

A man who was missing for a week was located safe, police said on Thursday.

Here’s how troopers use drones and other tech tools to investigate crashes

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:01am

Troopers stopped traffic in Parleys Canyon Monday morning to investigate the scene of a fatal crash. But this was a little different than your run-of-the-mill traffic investigation. There were no cars in sight, just a drone.

Young Real Salt Lake looks to take next step after surprise playoff run

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Nov 15th - 9:41am

The club is young and can look to build on successes of the 2018 season. But a squad that features 12 players age 24 and younger wants to accomplish more than an early playoff exit.

Toxic: Oxford Dictionaries sums up the mood of 2018 with word of the year

Euan McKirdy, CNN  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:41am

2018 was toxic.

Woman charged with dragging son down the street, choking him

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:21am

A woman accused of dragged her son down the street was arrested for investigation of felony child abuse, according to police.


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