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Mapleton City boil order continues Saturday, emergency drinking station set up

Mapleton City boil order continues Saturday, emergency drinking station set up

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated June 19 - 10:26 a.m.

Mapleton City issued a boil order to residents on Thursday after its systems detected total coliform and E. coli bacteria in its spring sources, stopping its use of the spring for drinking water until the system is fixed.
Cameron Williams, chair of Utah County Black Chamber of Commerce, has died

Cameron Williams, chair of Utah County Black Chamber of Commerce, has died

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 10:10 a.m.

Cameron Williams was 33 years old and his cause of death was not immediately available.
Juneteenth federal holiday culmination of Utah activist's 30-year unity journey

Juneteenth federal holiday culmination of Utah activist's 30-year unity journey

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted June 19 - 8:41 a.m.

Saturday is the first Juneteenth in America that will be celebrated as a federal holiday. Juneteenth commemorates the freeing of the last slaves in the United States on June 19, 1865.
Test Drive: 2021 Ford Explorer shows why it's in high demand

Test Drive: 2021 Ford Explorer shows why it's in high demand

Flint Stephens  |  Posted June 19 - 8:00 a.m.

Explorers have been around for more than three decades now, something few other SUVs can match. Here are some of the highlights of a recent four-day test drive.
Why Mitt Romney says 'the world has changed,' and what that means for fighting wildfires in the West

Why Mitt Romney says 'the world has changed,' and what that means for fighting wildfires in the West

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted June 19 - 7:34 a.m.

Sen. Mitt Romney on Friday unveiled a bill to create a new commission to tackle the American West's "unprecedented" wildfire problem.
For Donovan Mitchell, the real pain now begins

For Donovan Mitchell, the real pain now begins

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 1:56 a.m.

One pain will subside for Donovan Mitchell; a new one won't.
Jazz blow 25-point lead and lose series to Clippers

Jazz blow 25-point lead and lose series to Clippers

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated June 19 - 12:54 a.m.

The Los Angeles Clippers scored 81 points in the second half to storm back and eliminate the Jazz in Game 6, 131-119. LA wins the series 4-2 and will go to the Western Conference Finals against the Phoenix Suns.
Holt's stoppage-time winner, Kreilach's brace help RSL snap 4-match winless skid

Holt's stoppage-time winner, Kreilach's brace help RSL snap 4-match winless skid

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 18 - 11:30 p.m.

Holt buried the match-winner off a long throw in in the second minute of extra time, and Damir Kreilach bagged a brace to help Real Salt lake to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, snapping a four-match winless skid in the first match following a three-week international beak Friday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Wildfire updates: Washington County blaze grows to 10K acres, causes evacuations in Enterprise

Wildfire updates: Washington County blaze grows to 10K acres, causes evacuations in Enterprise

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated June 18 - 10:50 p.m.

Here are the latest updates on wildfires burning across the state of Utah.
Fierce Capitol attacks on police shown in newly released videos

Fierce Capitol attacks on police shown in newly released videos

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted June 18 - 9:58 p.m.

Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole and tackling him to the ground.
Study shows kids eat more calories in postgame snacks than they expend on the field

Study shows kids eat more calories in postgame snacks than they expend on the field

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted June 18 - 9:34 p.m.

A BYU study shows kids eat more calories in postgame snacks than they burn during their actual game. With a childhood obesity rate of 19% in the United States, dietitians are concerned. One Utah dad and coach is keeping health a priority on the field.
Doctors say more contagious COVID-19 delta variant expected to dominate in Utah

Doctors say more contagious COVID-19 delta variant expected to dominate in Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted June 18 - 8:58 p.m.

The highly contagious and potentially more virulent COVID-19 variant that was first detected in India could soon be responsible for the majority of Utah coronavirus cases.
How to protect Utah's elderly from financial abuse

How to protect Utah's elderly from financial abuse

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted June 18 - 8:32 p.m.

Elder fraud often goes unreported and is difficult to prosecute, but the crime can cost seniors huge sums of money and years of grief.
Arianne Brown: It must be hard being a dad

Arianne Brown: It must be hard being a dad

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 18 - 8:01 p.m.

It's hard to be a dad, at least I imagine it must be. I mean, I have only been an active and passive observer, of course to many who hold this title.
Banning critical race theory harms minority students, panel of educators says

Banning critical race theory harms minority students, panel of educators says

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 7:29 p.m.

A group of Utah educators say attempts to ban critical race theory stem from the discomfort of talking about racism and such attempts harm many students' sense of belonging.
6 scientific reasons why it's easier for men to lose weight

6 scientific reasons why it's easier for men to lose weight

Robert J DeBry & Associates  |  Posted June 18 - 7:00 p.m.

Many women have lamented the fact that despite their best efforts, they can't seem to shed pounds as easily as their male counterparts.
Aiming for 'summer of freedom,' US celebrates milestone of 300M vaccine shots in 150 days

Aiming for 'summer of freedom,' US celebrates milestone of 300M vaccine shots in 150 days

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted June 18 - 6:32 p.m.

President Joe Biden took a cautious victory lap Friday in his quest to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, announcing that 300 million vaccine shots have been administered in the 150 days since he took office.
Small plane crashes in Tooele County

Small plane crashes in Tooele County

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 5:59 p.m.

Authorities are investigating a small plane crash in Tooele County, a National Transportation Safety Board official said on Friday after 5 p.m.
Will all Utah drivers be paying mileage-based road usage fee by 2031?

Will all Utah drivers be paying mileage-based road usage fee by 2031?

Makenzie Sisson, Deseret News  |  Posted June 18 - 5:08 p.m.

UDOT is setting an ambitious timeline for all Utah drivers to pay fees for miles driven instead of the state relying on gas tax money to maintain roads, lawmakers learned this week.
St. George asks residents to conserve power due to threat of rolling blackouts

St. George asks residents to conserve power due to threat of rolling blackouts

Mary Richards, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 18 - 4:44 p.m.

We've had a full week of hotter than normal temperatures, and power officials in St. George have been asking residents to take some big steps to conserve power, or there may be rolling blackouts.
Summit County woman tries to save family cat from bobcat

Summit County woman tries to save family cat from bobcat

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted June 18 - 4:17 p.m.

The drought has forced wildlife into populated areas as they look for water and for one Summit County woman that led to a fight with a bobcat to save her pet.
US bishops vote to draft Communion statement that may rebuke Biden for abortion views

US bishops vote to draft Communion statement that may rebuke Biden for abortion views

Gabriella Borter and Julia Harte, Reuters  |  Posted June 18 - 3:46 p.m.

A divided conference of U.S. Roman Catholic bishops announced on Friday that they had voted to draft a statement on Holy Communion that may admonish Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, who support abortion rights.
Utah Vietnam veteran receives replacement medals for the ones he lost 20 years ago

Utah Vietnam veteran receives replacement medals for the ones he lost 20 years ago

Mary Richards, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 18 - 3:11 p.m.

A Vietnam War veteran received replacement medals this week with the help of the Veterans Administration and Utah Sen. Mitt Romney.
Design a landscape that works for Utah with Localscapes

Design a landscape that works for Utah with Localscapes

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District  |  Posted June 18 - 3:00 p.m.

There are things everyone can do to be better stewards of this resource and help use water more sustainably.
Google searches for new measure of skin tones to curb bias in products

Google searches for new measure of skin tones to curb bias in products

Paresh Dave, Reuters  |  Posted June 18 - 2:32 p.m.

Alphabet's Google told Reuters this week it is developing an alternative to the industry standard method for classifying skin tones, which a growing chorus of technology researchers and dermatologists says is inadequate for assessing whether products are biased against people of color.
Utahn playing with gun fires weapon, killing man, charges say

Utahn playing with gun fires weapon, killing man, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 2:08 p.m.

A West Valley man was charged Friday with manslaughter after a man was found shot to death in the back seat of a car parked at a medical center last month.
325 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, over 7K vaccinations reported Friday in Utah

325 COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, over 7K vaccinations reported Friday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated June 18 - 1:34 p.m.

The Utah Department of Health reported 325 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths and 7,187 vaccinations on Friday.
Nevada, Utah among states weighing growth and conservation amid drought

Nevada, Utah among states weighing growth and conservation amid drought

Sam Metz/Report for America, Associated Press  |  Posted June 18 - 1:31 p.m.

Record-breaking heat and historic drought in the U.S. West are doing little to discourage cities from planning to welcome millions of new residents in the decades ahead.
Tooele man charged with providing drugs that caused fatal overdose

Tooele man charged with providing drugs that caused fatal overdose

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 12:31 p.m.

A Tooele man has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly selling drugs to a woman who fatally overdosed.
Opinion: Why our schools aren't doing justice to complexities of Black history

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Opinion: Why our schools aren't doing justice to complexities of Black history

Lagarrett King, Deseret News  |  Posted June 18 - 11:48 a.m.

The problem isn't critical race theory. We should worry about miseducation instead.
Cruise giant Carnival says customers affected by breach

Cruise giant Carnival says customers affected by breach

The Associated Press  |  Posted June 18 - 11:27 a.m.

Carnival Corp. said Thursday that a data breach in March might have exposed personal information about customers and employees on Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.
Drought forces farmers to abandon fields of dry crops

Drought forces farmers to abandon fields of dry crops

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted June 18 - 11:03 a.m.

The extreme drought has already forced some Utah farmers to walk away from crops in thirsty fields just to get through a very dry year.
Logan man accused of using other identity to manipulate teen into sex

Logan man accused of using other identity to manipulate teen into sex

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 10:26 a.m.

A northern Utah man has been arrested for investigation of numerous sex crimes after he allegedly convinced a 16-year-old girl to do whatever "Dev" told her to do.
Weird 'living fossil' fish lives 100 years, pregnant for 5

Weird 'living fossil' fish lives 100 years, pregnant for 5

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted June 18 - 10:01 a.m.

A giant weird fish — still around from dinosaur times — can live for 100 years, a new study found.
Quin Snyder still optimistic heading into win-or-go-home Game 6

Quin Snyder still optimistic heading into win-or-go-home Game 6

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 9:21 a.m.

Jazz coach Quin Snyder thinks his team has the resiliency needed to push series back to Utah.
Gov. Cox: State incentives to get COVID-19 vaccine still possible as delta variant spreads in Utah

Gov. Cox: State incentives to get COVID-19 vaccine still possible as delta variant spreads in Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted June 18 - 9:00 a.m.

State incentives for Utahns who get the COVID-19 vaccine may yet happen, Gov. Spencer Cox said Thursday.
Top general 'shocked' by AP report on AWOL military guns, mulls fix

Top general 'shocked' by AP report on AWOL military guns, mulls fix

Kristin M. Hall, James Laporta and Justin Pritchard, Associated Press  |  Posted June 18 - 8:21 a.m.

Shocked by an Associated Press investigation into the loss and theft of military guns, the Pentagon's top general signaled Thursday that he will consider a "systematic fix" to how the armed services keep account of their firearms.
USU studying impact of wildfires on reservoirs

USU studying impact of wildfires on reservoirs

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted June 18 - 8:21 a.m.

Are wildfires from the past partly to blame for Utah's terrible drought now? Researchers at Utah State University are launching a new study to see how badly wildfires are impacting Utah's reservoirs.
Driver accused of hitting, killing Utah teen had suspended license, police say

Driver accused of hitting, killing Utah teen had suspended license, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 8:03 a.m.

New court documents indicate that a man accused of hitting and killing a 16-year-old in Saratoga Springs was driving on a suspended license at the time of the crash.
Test Drive: 2021 Ford Explorer shows why it's in high demand

Test Drive: 2021 Ford Explorer shows why it's in high demand

Flint Stephens  |  Posted June 18 - 8:00 a.m.

Explorers have been around for more than three decades now, something few other SUVs can match. Here are some of the highlights of a recent four-day test drive.
Authorities identify 17-year-old who drowned at Deer Creek Reservoir

Authorities identify 17-year-old who drowned at Deer Creek Reservoir

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated June 18 - 7:50 a.m.

Authorities have identified a 17-year-old who drowned at Deer Creek Reservoir on Thursday.
UDOT opens new section of Mountain View Corridor from 4100 South to SR 201

UDOT opens new section of Mountain View Corridor from 4100 South to SR 201

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV  |  Posted June 18 - 7:34 a.m.

A new section of the Mountain View Corridor opened to the public on Thursday.
US to spend $3.2B on treatments for COVID-19, other viruses

US to spend $3.2B on treatments for COVID-19, other viruses

Zeke Miller and Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted June 18 - 7:02 a.m.

The United States is devoting $3.2 billion to speed development of antiviral pills to treat COVID-19 and other dangerous viruses that could turn into pandemics.
Should Utah enact Nevada-like lawn restrictions?

Should Utah enact Nevada-like lawn restrictions?

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted June 18 - 6:23 a.m.

Could some Nevada-like water or lawn restrictions be in Utah's future? Maybe.
Utah woman dies after ATV crash in Idaho

Utah woman dies after ATV crash in Idaho

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 11:01 p.m.

A Utah woman died Thursday after an ATV crash in Idaho, police said.
41% of Utah CHIP recipients lost coverage in May due to government reversal

41% of Utah CHIP recipients lost coverage in May due to government reversal

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 8:55 p.m.

More than 6,200 children in the Children's Health Insurance Program in Utah lost health care coverage at the end of May, an advisory committee said Thursday.
Perry man now charged with sexually assaulting 9 girls, women in 2 counties

Perry man now charged with sexually assaulting 9 girls, women in 2 counties

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 8:29 p.m.

A northern Utah man already charged in two separate cases of sexual abuse has been charged again after seven more alleged victims were identified by the Utah Attorney General's Office.
If 'cave syndrome' is keeping you from going out in public, here's how to combat it

If 'cave syndrome' is keeping you from going out in public, here's how to combat it

Megan Marples, CNN  |  Posted June 17 - 8:09 p.m.

After over a year of staying at home and following strict safety guidelines, many people are understandably reluctant to step out their front door and reenter society.
68-year-old man dies after falling during hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon, police say

68-year-old man dies after falling during hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon, police say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 7:37 p.m.

A 68-year-old man died Wednesday after falling during a hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon, police said.
Millcreek business owners assess damage after massive fire

Millcreek business owners assess damage after massive fire

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV  |  Posted June 17 - 7:03 p.m.

An investigation into what sparked a large fire at an apartment complex under construction is underway, as surrounding business owners assessed the damage Thursday afternoon.
Top 5 rules of the ride: How to mountain bike responsibly on Utah trails

Top 5 rules of the ride: How to mountain bike responsibly on Utah trails

Paula Colman for the Utah Office of Tourism.  |  Posted June 17 - 7:00 p.m.

With more bikers hitting these famed flow trails and gravel paths each year, it's become more important to respect the top five rules of the ride to make sure riders are picking bugs from their teeth and not debris from their kneecaps.
Police report serious injuries after motorcycle, vehicle collide in Taylorsville

Police report serious injuries after motorcycle, vehicle collide in Taylorsville

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated June 17 - 6:55 p.m.

At least one person is seriously injured after a crash between a motorcycle and a vehicle at 4300 S. Redwood Road, Unified Police said. Southbound Redwood Road has been closed at 4600 South.
Biden signs Juneteenth bill, creating holiday marking U.S. slavery's end

Biden signs Juneteenth bill, creating holiday marking U.S. slavery's end

Trevor Hunnicutt and Nandita Bose, Reuters  |  Updated June 17 - 6:29 p.m.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris signed a bill into law on Thursday afternoon to make June 19 a federal holiday commemorating the end of the legal enslavement of Black Americans.
One year removed from an 11-1 season, all eyes on BYU's 3-man QB race to replace Zach Wilson

One year removed from an 11-1 season, all eyes on BYU's 3-man QB race to replace Zach Wilson

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 5:35 p.m.

Entering the annual event that was made virtual a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic and re-emerged Thursday afternoon, three quarterbacks are still in the running to lead the post-Wilson BYU squad into the season opener Sept. 4 against Arizona in Las Vegas.
Agriculture department has weak oversight, 'control issues,' audit finds

Agriculture department has weak oversight, 'control issues,' audit finds

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 5:14 p.m.

An audit found the Utah Department of Agriculture lacks a "culture of control" which led to mistakes like an employee getting reimbursed for travel in a state-owned vehicle.
Man set Sugar House fire that caused $2M in damage, firefighters say

Man set Sugar House fire that caused $2M in damage, firefighters say

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 4:44 p.m.

A man has been arrested in connection with a weekend arson fire in Sugar House that destroyed an office building and a house.
Review: 'Luca' isn't Pixar's best, but it's an entertaining movie nonetheless

Review: 'Luca' isn't Pixar's best, but it's an entertaining movie nonetheless

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted June 17 - 4:07 p.m.

While I don't consider "Luca" to be one of Pixar's best, it is a fun night with the family. Here are a few reasons why.
'Sex and the City' actor voicing Salt Lake County COVID-19 vaccine ad campaign

'Sex and the City' actor voicing Salt Lake County COVID-19 vaccine ad campaign

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 3:38 p.m.

County health officials hope getting a well-known actor from the popular series 'Sex and the City' to voice an ad campaign will encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Police arrest third person in beating death of Magna man

Police arrest third person in beating death of Magna man

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Updated June 17 - 3:13 p.m.

Unified police on Thursday arrested a third person accused of being involved in the beating death of a Magna man on Monday.

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