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70 evacuated after fire at Midvale apartment building

70 evacuated after fire at Midvale apartment building

Jacob Klopfenstein and Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 16th - 9:59pm

About 70 people were evacuated from an apartment building in Midvale on Friday afternoon, authorities said.
National park funding? Not for Utah

National park funding? Not for Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:43pm

Utah gets short changed on conservation funding.
Why BYU women's volleyball will be only show in town in regional semifinal with No. 1 Wisconsin

Why BYU women's volleyball will be only show in town in regional semifinal with No. 1 Wisconsin

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:13pm

The Cougars (17-1) and Badgers (16-0) will be the only two teams playing Saturday night in Omaha, an accommodation made as a result of BYU's long-held religious beliefs.
UK military prepares for big role in Prince Philip's funeral

UK military prepares for big role in Prince Philip's funeral

Jill Lawless and Jo Kearney, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 8:54pm

British soldiers, sailors and air force personnel were practicing, polishing and making final preparations Friday for Prince Philip's funeral, a martial but personal service that will mark the death of a royal patriarch who was also one of the dwindling number of World War II veterans.
No. 6 Red Rocks edge out competition to land spot in finals in late comeback

No. 6 Red Rocks edge out competition to land spot in finals in late comeback

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 16th - 8:36pm

Don't call it a comeback, the Red Rocks have been here for years.
Arianne Brown: After 12 years in the game, today I earned my 'soccer mom' badge

Arianne Brown: After 12 years in the game, today I earned my 'soccer mom' badge

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 16th - 8:33pm

I may have spent the last dozen years driving to and supporting my children in the sport of soccer, but it wasn't until today that I finally earned my badge. Here's how.
More than a dozen guns seized from Tooele County house

More than a dozen guns seized from Tooele County house

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Updated Apr 16th - 8:28pm

Two people were arrested in Tooele County this week as part of an ongoing investigation that police say started when more than two dozen guns were stolen from the home of a war veteran.
Why are jobs going unfilled if so many are still unemployed in hot Utah economy?

Why are jobs going unfilled if so many are still unemployed in hot Utah economy?

Jasen Lee, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 16th - 8:12pm

Despite record numbers of Utahns filing for jobless benefits every week, some businesses are having big trouble finding workers to fill open positions.
FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

Casey Smith/Report for America, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 16th - 7:44pm

Coroners released the names of the victims late Friday.
Utah Legislature announces 20-member redistricting committee. Here's who is on it

Utah Legislature announces 20-member redistricting committee. Here's who is on it

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 16th - 7:01pm

Utah Legislature leaders on Friday revealed the members who will serve on a 20-person committee tasked with helping craft the state's voting boundaries for the next decade.
Boil order issued for residents in two Tooele subdivisions

Boil order issued for residents in two Tooele subdivisions

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 16th - 6:37pm

A boil order is in effect in two Tooele subdivisions, Loma Vista and Skyline Ridge, on Friday.
Donovan Mitchell has to be helped off the court in Jazz win over Pacers

Donovan Mitchell has to be helped off the court in Jazz win over Pacers

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 16th - 6:29pm

The Jazz suffocated Indiana in the closing two quarters to come back from 17 down and beat the Pacers 119-111 Friday at Vivint Arena in a game that Donovan Mitchell couldn't finish.
Chicago police critics call for charges in shooting of boy

Chicago police critics call for charges in shooting of boy

Sara Burnett and Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 6:26pm

Newly released video that shows a Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old will be key evidence when prosecutors consider a case against the officer and are confronted with both the emotions surrounding the chilling footage and legal precedent that makes it difficult to bring charges against law enforcement.
'Something that we should be celebrating': Gov. Cox defends Jazz student scholarship program

'Something that we should be celebrating': Gov. Cox defends Jazz student scholarship program

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 16th - 5:41pm

Gov. Spencer Cox said he didn't believe the Jazz scholarship program was at all racist.
Salt Lake police searching for man missing since late March

Salt Lake police searching for man missing since late March

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 16th - 4:52pm

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 29-year-old man who has been missing for nearly a month.
Park City man hopes to make US Olympic team as speedskater

Park City man hopes to make US Olympic team as speedskater

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 16th - 4:33pm

With less than 100 days until the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, a Utah man has his sights set on Beijing and the 2022 Winter Games.
Have You Seen This? More Bearpocalypse warnings and I'm not even sorry

Have You Seen This? More Bearpocalypse warnings and I'm not even sorry

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 16th - 3:03pm

Too much Bearpocalypse you say? Impossible is my retort.
A weekend of adventure in Cedar City

A weekend of adventure in Cedar City

Visit Cedar City  |  Posted Apr 16th - 3:00pm

Surrounded by incredible outdoor recreation opportunities, Cedar City is the ideal getaway for those seeking an adventure.
'No concerns that we're seeing': Utah doctors explain how COVID-19 vaccines factor in women's health, pregnancy

'No concerns that we're seeing': Utah doctors explain how COVID-19 vaccines factor in women's health, pregnancy

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 16th - 2:35pm

Here's what the COVID-19 vaccine means for expecting or new mothers, as well as other recent concerns in women's health, including the recent pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Utah's 2.9 % jobless rate the lowest in the US

Utah's 2.9 % jobless rate the lowest in the US

Jasen Lee, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:32pm

One year since the coronavirus pandemic shocked the Utah economy, sending thousands of people into the morass of joblessness, the Beehive State today boasts the lowest unemployment rate in the nation.
463 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, over 43K vaccinations reported Friday in Utah

463 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, over 43K vaccinations reported Friday in Utah

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 16th - 1:18pm

Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 463 on Friday, with two more deaths and 43,636 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Northern Utah teacher charged with child abuse

Northern Utah teacher charged with child abuse

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:44pm

An award-winning teacher in Cache County now faces a charge of child abuse for allegedly attacking up to five students.
National Park Week includes free admission day, various themes

National Park Week includes free admission day, various themes

Ammon Teare, St. George News  |  Posted Apr 16th - 12:13pm

National Park Week will begin Saturday, and all visitors to national parks that day will be admitted free of charge.
Russia, retaliating against Washington, says it will ask 10 US diplomats to leave

Russia, retaliating against Washington, says it will ask 10 US diplomats to leave

Andrew Osborn and Tom Balmforth, Reuters  |  Posted Apr 16th - 11:35am

Russia will ask 10 U.S. diplomats to leave the country in retaliation for Washington's expulsion of the same number of Russian diplomats over alleged malign activity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.
Why is this physicist challenging climate science?

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Why is this physicist challenging climate science?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 16th - 11:05am

Utah author Bill Pekny wrote a book with 13 chapters describing climate change, full of charts, colorful graphics and "key takeaways" after each segment in which he impresses upon his readers why his research matters, and should offer comfort to those who believe the world is on the eve of destruction.
NBA legend Dwyane Wade joins Jazz ownership group

NBA legend Dwyane Wade joins Jazz ownership group

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 16th - 11:00am

The three-time NBA champion has purchased an ownership stake in the Utah Jazz, joining Ryan Smith who purchased the team from the Miller family last fall.
Biden administration to invest $1.7B to fight COVID-19 variants

Biden administration to invest $1.7B to fight COVID-19 variants

Nandita Bose, Reuters  |  Posted Apr 16th - 10:22am

The Biden administration on Friday said it will invest $1.7 billion to help states and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fight COVID-19 variants that are rapidly spreading across the United States.
Utah schools step up efforts as failing grades double

Utah schools step up efforts as failing grades double

Tania Dean and Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:55am

In some Utah districts, the number of failing grades more than doubled from the previous school year. Schools are now taking extra measures to get students caught up.
Experts concerned about savings habits with spending increasing

Experts concerned about savings habits with spending increasing

Sloan Schrage and Matt Gephardt, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:35am

The tough economy of the past year turned many Americans into saving machines. Now that the pandemic seems to be easing its grip, more consumers are ready to spend, and that has financial experts concerned.
Ken Potts, USS Arizona survivor gets parade, Blackhawk ride, for 100th birthday

Ken Potts, USS Arizona survivor gets parade, Blackhawk ride, for 100th birthday

Mark Jackson, KSL NewsRadio  |  Posted Apr 16th - 8:31am

A tribute fit for a hero – on a hero's 100th birthday. One of the last remaining survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ken Potts, is one of only two living survivors that were aboard the battleship USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
UDOT announces major projects for upcoming construction season

UDOT announces major projects for upcoming construction season

Jasen Lee, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 16th - 7:34am

Get ready, Utah drivers. The season of orange cones and detour signs is coming to a highway near you.
US says Russia was given Trump campaign polling data in 2016

US says Russia was given Trump campaign polling data in 2016

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 7:22am

It was one of the more interesting, yet unresolved, questions of the investigation into possible connections between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign: Why was a business associate of campaign chairman Paul Manafort given internal polling data — and what did he do with it?
How did national events like George Floyd's death complicate Dixie State name change debate?

How did national events like George Floyd's death complicate Dixie State name change debate?

Ashley Imlay, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 16th - 6:27am

A local lawmaker said national events like the death of George Floyd last year politicized the name change and damaged the school's efforts to include residents.
No. 16 BYU volleyball stuffs UCLA's second-round upset bid with 16 blocks

No. 16 BYU volleyball stuffs UCLA's second-round upset bid with 16 blocks

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 15th - 11:40pm

Eschenberg was one of three players with double-digit kills, netting 11 kills and a season-high-tying eight blocks, to help No. 16-seeded BYU sweep UCLA, 26-24, 31-29, 25-17, in Thursday night's second round of the NCAA women's volleyball tournament at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
6 things to do in the Las Vegas area with your family

6 things to do in the Las Vegas area with your family

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 15th - 10:09pm

Las Vegas offers plenty of fun (and appropriate) activities for kids of all ages. Here are six ideas for your next family trip to the area.
5 taken to hospital following head-on collision in Stansbury Park

5 taken to hospital following head-on collision in Stansbury Park

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 15th - 9:44pm

Four people were taken to the hospital by ground ambulance and another was taken by a helicopter after a head-on crash in Stansbury on Thursday, Utah Highway Patrol said.
Salt Lake police asking for public's help in locating endangered man

Salt Lake police asking for public's help in locating endangered man

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 15th - 9:27pm

Salt Lake City Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Victor Michini, 18, who went missing about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday from 250 S. 600 West.
3 Utah PetSmart locations halt fish sales out of concern for zebra mussels

3 Utah PetSmart locations halt fish sales out of concern for zebra mussels

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 15th - 8:54pm

Fish sales have been paused at three PetSmart locations along the Wasatch Front due to a suspicion of invasive zebra mussels.
11 processed foods registered dietitians say can contribute to a balanced diet

11 processed foods registered dietitians say can contribute to a balanced diet

Brittany Poulson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 15th - 8:36pm

Processed foods get a lot of flak, but are they really as bad for you as people say? Here's what makes a food "processed" and how these 11 dietitian-approved processed foods can fit into a balanced diet.
Woman arrested after taking 2 kids, livestreaming drive in Utah, police say

Woman arrested after taking 2 kids, livestreaming drive in Utah, police say

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 15th - 8:19pm

A woman was arrested Thursday following a chase after police say she took her two noncustodial children from Oklahoma and was livestreaming herself driving on I-15 in southern Utah.
Utah Gov. Cox opens up about Jan. 6 and the future of the Republican Party

Utah Gov. Cox opens up about Jan. 6 and the future of the Republican Party

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 15th - 7:50pm

Cox opened up on KSL.com's The Know Podcast about the events of Jan. 6 and where he sees the future of the Republican Party. Here's what he had to say.
The vaccine passport debate isn't new. It started in 1897 during a plague pandemic

The vaccine passport debate isn't new. It started in 1897 during a plague pandemic

Scottie Andrew, CNN  |  Posted Apr 15th - 7:26pm

Vaccine passports have been touted by some as our ticket to normalcy -- easily accessible proof of immunization and a reward for those who got their shots. They've also been called invasive and ineffective.
Utah middle school teacher arrested, accused of assaulting students

Utah middle school teacher arrested, accused of assaulting students

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Updated Apr 15th - 7:25pm

A Cache County middle school teacher has been arrested and accused of assaulting several students.
Utah Adventures with Maverik: 5 of the world's best OHV trails you can't miss in Utah

Utah Adventures with Maverik: 5 of the world's best OHV trails you can't miss in Utah

Maverik  |  Posted Apr 15th - 7:00pm

With more travel options and tourism opportunities opening up by the day, you're probably itching to hit the road and go off-roading. Here are five favorite Utah OHV trails you've got to try.
Nikita the polar bear makes his debut at Utah's Hogle Zoo

Nikita the polar bear makes his debut at Utah's Hogle Zoo

Deseret News Photographers  |  Posted Apr 15th - 6:36pm

Nikita, a 14-year-old male polar bear, made his debut at Utah's Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City on Thursday.
Gov. Spencer Cox: Utah will have the biggest parade in state history if Jazz win NBA title

Gov. Spencer Cox: Utah will have the biggest parade in state history if Jazz win NBA title

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 15th - 6:05pm

If the Utah Jazz win the NBA title this July, get ready for the biggest parade in state history, Gov. Spencer Cox says.
Why Sen. Mike Lee is quoting President Joe Biden on 'court packing'

Why Sen. Mike Lee is quoting President Joe Biden on 'court packing'

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Updated Apr 15th - 5:57pm

A Democratic proposal unveiled Thursday to expand the U.S. Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices has Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee quoting President Joe Biden to express his opposition to the idea.
Man shot, killed friend, then drove to Ogden and left body there, police say

Man shot, killed friend, then drove to Ogden and left body there, police say

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Updated Apr 15th - 5:47pm

A fight between two friends over money led to one man fatally shooting the other and then abandoning his body in a parking lot in another city, according to police.
Utah likely to sue if Biden acts 'unilaterally' on monuments, governor says

Utah likely to sue if Biden acts 'unilaterally' on monuments, governor says

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 15th - 5:22pm

If push came to shove, Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday said the state of Utah would likely sue if President Joe Biden decides "unilaterally" to restore or expand Utah's national monuments.
Salt Lake man attacks fast-food worker after making derogatory comment, police say

Salt Lake man attacks fast-food worker after making derogatory comment, police say

Pat Reavy, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 15th - 4:52pm

A Salt Lake man was arrested Wednesday after police say he attacked a fast-food employee after making a derogatory comment, then claimed to police that he was a fellow officer.
More than a sprain: Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson reveals he suffered a 'crack' in shooting hand

More than a sprain: Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson reveals he suffered a 'crack' in shooting hand

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 15th - 4:32pm

For the last four games, Jordan Clarkson has sat on the bench dressed in his trademark fashion statement as he's recovered from a right ankle sprain. But that's not the only thing that's been bothering the Utah Jazz sixth man.
You must stop and visit this old west-style shooting range outside of Price

You must stop and visit this old west-style shooting range outside of Price

Carbon County  |  Posted Apr 15th - 3:00pm

If an old-west-style shooting range sounds like an ideal way to spend your afternoon, make sure you take a trip to this incredible place outside of Price, UT.
No, your blood type doesn't affect risk of COVID-19 or severe illness, new Utah study finds

No, your blood type doesn't affect risk of COVID-19 or severe illness, new Utah study finds

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 15th - 2:35pm

Your blood type does not factor in your risk for contracting COVID-19 or developing a severe case of it, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare and other institutions determined.
Why former Utah State guard Rollie Worster wasted little time committing to Utah

Why former Utah State guard Rollie Worster wasted little time committing to Utah

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 15th - 2:18pm

Former Aggie point guard Rollie Worster is headed to the Utes. The most surprising thing about that decision is how long it took.
Gov. Spencer Cox marks 100 days in office

Gov. Spencer Cox marks 100 days in office

Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 15th - 2:05pm

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox marked the accomplishments of his first 100 days in office, celebrating with faculty and students at Morgan Elementary School and Morgan High School.
Woman living in Salt Lake City church granted a stay in immigration case, can now safely rejoin community

Woman living in Salt Lake City church granted a stay in immigration case, can now safely rejoin community

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 15th - 1:33pm

For the first time in 3 years, Vicky Chavez walked out of the First Unitarian Church and breathed in the fresh air and felt the rain on her skin.
Gov. Cox disagrees with J&J vaccine pause as Utah sees 456 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death, 40K vaccinations

Gov. Cox disagrees with J&J vaccine pause as Utah sees 456 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death, 40K vaccinations

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 15th - 1:00pm

The governor added that the Johnson & Johnson product isn't an inferior vaccine.
COVID-19 data: Who is still contracting COVID-19?

COVID-19 data: Who is still contracting COVID-19?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated Apr 15th - 12:57pm

Utah's COVID-19 situation took a drastic and very much welcomed turn shortly after the new year began.
President Oaks' talk on the Constitution: Reactions from the world of politics and law

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President Oaks' talk on the Constitution: Reactions from the world of politics and law

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Apr 15th - 12:26pm

The frank rebuttal to partisanship in President Dallin H. Oaks' recent talk on the U.S. Constitution has been driving conversation since he gave it on April 4 in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the 191st Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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