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1 dead in rollover crash in Carbon County

1 dead in rollover crash in Carbon County

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 6:03 p.m.

A man was killed in a rollover crash one mile west of Scofield Junction in Carbon County on Monday.
Arizona State hands Utah 6th straight loss 64-62

Arizona State hands Utah 6th straight loss 64-62

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 5:54 p.m.

Jalen Graham scored six of Arizona State's final nine points and the Sun Devils beat Utah 64-62 on Monday for the Utes' sixth straight loss.
Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in Dubai

Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in Dubai

Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 5:25 p.m.

Auction house Sotheby's Dubai has unveiled a diamond that's literally from out of this world.
Have You Seen This? Mom surprises Chiefs tight end after career-first playoff game

Have You Seen This? Mom surprises Chiefs tight end after career-first playoff game

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 4:40 p.m.

Donna Kelce just had quite the weekend, completing a nearly unprecedented double Sunday to see both of her sons play in the 2022 NFL playoffs — and still had time to make it to Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce's postgame Zoom call.
Utah legislators forming working group on diversity and inclusion for K-12 grades

Utah legislators forming working group on diversity and inclusion for K-12 grades

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 3:34 p.m.

State lawmakers announced Monday that a new working group will focus on incorporating a diversity and inclusion curriculum in K-12 classrooms.
Zero motivation? Fix your broken brain with TMS

Zero motivation? Fix your broken brain with TMS

Serenity Mental Health Centers  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 3:00 p.m.

Your lack of motivation could be a warning sign of depression.
Family of Illinois man who died when tornado hit Amazon warehouse to file lawsuit

Family of Illinois man who died when tornado hit Amazon warehouse to file lawsuit

Dan Greenwald, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 2:29 p.m.

The family of a 26-year-old delivery driver who was killed when a tornado hit an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville is filing a lawsuit.
What a road split with Gonzaga, San Francisco means for BYU basketball

What a road split with Gonzaga, San Francisco means for BYU basketball

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 1:25 p.m.

The Cougars took their worst loss of the year at Gonzaga, but bounced back to hand San Francisco its first home loss of the season.
When should Utah police be allowed to use 'no-knock' search warrants?

When should Utah police be allowed to use 'no-knock' search warrants?

Bridger Beal-cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 1:18 p.m.

Utah police officers would be required to knock and demand admission to a home multiple times when executing a search warrant if a proposed piece of legislation is signed into law.
Should Utah legalize 'magic mushrooms'? Bill would create psychedelic task force

Should Utah legalize 'magic mushrooms'? Bill would create psychedelic task force

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 12:24 p.m.

A Utah lawmaker wants the state to consider legalizing psychedelic drugs — sometimes referred to as "magic mushrooms" — for those with certain mental health issues.
Rabbi threw chair at Texas synagogue hostage-taker before escaping

Rabbi threw chair at Texas synagogue hostage-taker before escaping

Rami Ayyub, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 11:51 a.m.

A rabbi who was among four Jewish congregants taken captive at a Dallas-area synagogue said on Monday that he and others managed to escape after he threw a chair at the hostage-taker and then rushed for an exit door.
Locals in the NFL Playoffs: Niners ease past Cowboys, but what about Fred Warner's ankle?

Locals in the NFL Playoffs: Niners ease past Cowboys, but what about Fred Warner's ankle?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 17 - 11:46 a.m.

Elijah Mitchell and Deebo Samuel each scored a rushing touchdown and the 49ers held the Cowboys in a 23-17 win at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Perspective: We are indebted to the Dreamer

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Perspective: We are indebted to the Dreamer

Theresa Dear, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 11:09 a.m.

As we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we should remember that his unfinished work is now ours.
Utah man in jail after police say he tried to rape woman, assaulted Ogden officers

Utah man in jail after police say he tried to rape woman, assaulted Ogden officers

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 10:52 a.m.

A Utah man is in jail after police say he tried to sexually assault a woman before fighting with Ogden officers.
Will lawmakers support bill filed to remove death penalty in Utah?

Will lawmakers support bill filed to remove death penalty in Utah?

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 10:01 a.m.

A new bill in the Utah Legislature seeks to renew past efforts to eliminate the death penalty in Utah. Will lawmakers support the effort this time?
COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes

COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes

Meg Kinnard and Bryan Gallion, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 9:04 a.m.

COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too, leading to new restrictions on family visits and a renewed push to get more residents and staff members vaccinated and boosted.
Biden to continue push for voting rights bill as he honors King's legacy

Biden to continue push for voting rights bill as he honors King's legacy

Andrea Shalal, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 8:07 a.m.

President Joe Biden traveled to Philadelphia on Sunday to honor the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., as he continues to press for voting rights legislation and concerted action to combat rising extremism.
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 Jan. 17 - 8:00 a.m.

If your doctor tells you it only boils down to diet and exercise, seek another opinion.
Updates trickle in from Tonga as Utah Tongan families look for ways to help

Updates trickle in from Tonga as Utah Tongan families look for ways to help

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 7:16 a.m.

After a weekend waiting for any updates from her home in Tonga, Verna Tukuafu is starting to get word of the devastation left behind by a volcanic eruption and ensuing tsunamis.
Some unique circumstances proved to be the balm the Jazz sorely needed

Some unique circumstances proved to be the balm the Jazz sorely needed

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 11:04 p.m.

Before Sunday's game Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone took issue with the league's schedule makers.
New bill would allow bereavement for those suffering miscarriage or stillbirth

New bill would allow bereavement for those suffering miscarriage or stillbirth

Kiersten Nuñez, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 10:50 p.m.

A first of its kind proposed bill will reach Utah's Senate floor this week. SB 63 Bereavement Leave Amendments would add miscarriage and stillbirth to the state's bereavement time.
'That's the team that we can be': Gobert's return leads to Jazz blowout over Nuggets

'That's the team that we can be': Gobert's return leads to Jazz blowout over Nuggets

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 16 - 10:22 p.m.

The Jazz outscored the Nuggets by 20 in the fourth quarter to roll to a 125-102 victory over the Nuggets Sunday in Denver.
US National Parks to waive entrance fees for MLK Day

US National Parks to waive entrance fees for MLK Day

Forrest Brown, CNN  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 9:47 p.m.

National parks in the United States proved to be wildly popular in 2021. They set various attendance records with a pandemic-fatigued public looking for safe things to do.
New Zealand sends flight to see damage from Pacific volcano

New Zealand sends flight to see damage from Pacific volcano

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 9:16 p.m.

New Zealand's military Monday morning was able to send a surveillance flight to Tonga to assess the extent of the damage from a huge undersea volcanic eruption.
'Scream' scares off 'Spider-Man' with $30.6M debut

'Scream' scares off 'Spider-Man' with $30.6M debut

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 7:48 p.m.

After a month at no. 1, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" has finally been overtaken at the box office. Paramount Pictures' "Scream" reboot debuted with $30.6 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Utah's poor air quality shortens life expectancy by 2 years. A new bill could show the true cost

Utah's poor air quality shortens life expectancy by 2 years. A new bill could show the true cost

Bridger Beal-cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 7:13 p.m.

Poor air quality along the Wasatch Front has been found to decrease life expectancy by two years on average, yet Utah doesn't collect data about the human toll of dirty air.
Utah scientist reveals 4 harmful myths that make us fatter and sicker

Utah scientist reveals 4 harmful myths that make us fatter and sicker

HLTH Code  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 7:00 p.m.

According to Utah professor and metabolic scientist Benjamin Bikman, Ph.D., getting metabolically fit boils down to just three simple, but elusive steps: sufficient sleep, regular exercise, and a healthy diet.
Outpouring of grief as victims of Bronx fire laid to rest

Outpouring of grief as victims of Bronx fire laid to rest

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 6:27 p.m.

A Bronx community gathered Sunday to pay its final respects to perished loved ones, a week after a fire filled a high-rise apartment building with thick, suffocating smoke that killed 17 people, including eight children.
At many churches, pandemic hits collection plates, budgets

At many churches, pandemic hits collection plates, budgets

Holly Meyer and Haleluya Hadero, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 5:32 p.m.

Biltmore United Methodist Church of Asheville, North Carolina, is for sale.
'Upside down again': Omicron surge roils US small businesses

'Upside down again': Omicron surge roils US small businesses

Brad Brooks and Jonathan Allen, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 4:51 p.m.

Phillip Howard pointed toward a stack of black ski pants piled atop a counter in his winter sports shop as evidence of the hurdles small business owners still face as the pandemic drags on.
1 bad week for President Joe Biden? Mitt Romney says it's more like 52 bad weeks

1 bad week for President Joe Biden? Mitt Romney says it's more like 52 bad weeks

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 4:09 p.m.

President Joe Biden didn't just have a bad week, he has had a bad year, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Sunday.
Have You Seen This? Get pumped with 6-year-old boy's pre-game speech

Have You Seen This? Get pumped with 6-year-old boy's pre-game speech

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 3:00 p.m.

Many, many people find the feats of sports inspirational.
By the numbers: Stats that tell story of Biden's first year

By the numbers: Stats that tell story of Biden's first year

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 2:20 p.m.

By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. But numbers also reveal plenty of setbacks.
British man identified as hostage-taker at Texas synagogue

British man identified as hostage-taker at Texas synagogue

Jake Bleiberg and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 1:10 p.m.

Authorities on Sunday identified a 44-year-old British national as the man who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue for 10 hours before an FBI SWAT team stormed the building, ending a tense standoff that President Joe Biden called "an act of terror."
Republican Party could skip traditional US presidential debates

Republican Party could skip traditional US presidential debates

Jason Lange and Kanishka Singh, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 12:15 p.m.

The U.S. Republican Party on Thursday said its future presidential candidates might not participate in debates run by the Commission on Presidential Debates due to concerns about fairness, upending decades of tradition.
How Americans can get free COVID-19 tests promised by Biden

How Americans can get free COVID-19 tests promised by Biden

Alexandra Alper and Rami Ayyub, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 11:40 a.m.

Americans will be able to order free COVID-19 tests online beginning Jan. 19, part of a plan by President Joe Biden to distribute 1 billion at-home rapid kits to fight the spread of the omicron variant.
Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in US, Canada

Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in US, Canada

Lisa Richwine, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 11:05 a.m.

Netflix has raised its monthly subscription price by $1 to $2 per month in the United States depending on the plan, the company said on Friday, to help pay for new programming to compete in the crowded streaming TV market.
Politics is actually a lot more moderate than social media makes it seem

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Politics is actually a lot more moderate than social media makes it seem

D. Hunter Schwarz, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 10:44 a.m.

Those on the furthest ends of the political spectrum are the most likely to post about political or social issues, according to Pew Research Center.
Let the challenges begin! Time for contesting census is here

Let the challenges begin! Time for contesting census is here

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 10:20 a.m.

Detroit's mayor believes tens of thousands of residents in the majority-Black city were missed in the 2020 census. Somerton, Arizona, leaders are incredulous the Census Bureau says they lost residents during a decade when the overwhelmingly Hispanic community grew enough to warrant a new high school.
4 injured following wrong-way crash on I-215 in Salt Lake City

4 injured following wrong-way crash on I-215 in Salt Lake City

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 16 - 9:21 a.m.

Four people were injured, one person in critical condition, after a wrong-way crash between a car and semitruck Sunday morning on northbound I-215 at 600 South in Salt Lake City.
Utahns can't reach family members in Tonga after volcanic eruption, tsunamis

Utahns can't reach family members in Tonga after volcanic eruption, tsunamis

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 9:15 a.m.

A volcanic eruption almost 6,000 miles away is being felt by thousands of Utahns who have close personal ties to the communities hit hardest by volcanic ash and tsunamis.
10 home renovations that instantly increase your home value – and financing might be available

10 home renovations that instantly increase your home value – and financing might be available

The Stern Team  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 8:00 a.m.

These10 updates provide good returns on investment if you are thinking about getting your home ready to sell.
Utah State University making a case for its own college of veterinary medicine

Utah State University making a case for its own college of veterinary medicine

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 7:15 a.m.

Utah State University is proposing a pivot to educate doctors of veterinary medicine by establishing its own college of veterinary medicine.
Barcello helps BYU basketball escape San Francisco with 71-69 win

Barcello helps BYU basketball escape San Francisco with 71-69 win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan. 16 - 12:01 a.m.

Alex Barcello scored 18 points with three 3-pointers and Te'Jon Lucas added 12 points to help BYU escape War Memorial Gym with a 71-69 win over San Francisco.
Hostages safe after standoff inside synagogue; captor dead

Hostages safe after standoff inside synagogue; captor dead

Jake Bleiberg, Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 15 - 10:33 p.m.

A man held hostages for more than 10 hours Saturday at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.
COVID test lines shorter after reservation system installed

COVID test lines shorter after reservation system installed

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 10:26 p.m.

Getting a nasal swab isn't the most comfortable feeling in the world; however, at least one aspect of getting a COVID test in Herriman these days isn't so painful anymore.
A digital divide haunts schools adapting to virus hurdles

A digital divide haunts schools adapting to virus hurdles

Annie Ma, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 9:48 p.m.

When April Schneider's children returned to in-person classrooms this year, she thought they were leaving behind the struggles from more than a year of remote learning. No more problems with borrowed tablets. No more days of missed lessons because her kids couldn't connect to their virtual schooling.
No. 6 Arizona runs away from Utah 82-64, Tubelis scores 32

No. 6 Arizona runs away from Utah 82-64, Tubelis scores 32

John Marshall, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 15 - 9:27 p.m.

Azoulas Tubelis scored 32 points, Christian Koloko added 16 points, and No. 6 Arizona dominated Utah inside for an 82-64 win on Saturday night.
Charging hoverboard to blame for Herriman house fire

Charging hoverboard to blame for Herriman house fire

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 9:15 p.m.

Firefighters were called to a fire in Herriman Thursday that was caused by a hoverboard that was charging and somehow burst into flames.
Businesses react to ruling against Biden vaccine mandate

Businesses react to ruling against Biden vaccine mandate

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 7:43 p.m.

For companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them.
Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 15 - 7:26 p.m.

The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption began to recede Sunday, while the extent of damage to Tonga remained unclear.
CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Updated Jan. 15 - 7:09 p.m.

U.S. health officials on Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used by health care workers to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Parents react to Disney's 'Encanto,' call it triggering and healing

Parents react to Disney's 'Encanto,' call it triggering and healing

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 6:27 p.m.

The Disney movie "Encanto" has many parents and mental health experts looking deep into the family unit. Two parents and one expert weigh in on the effect the movie had on them.
Overnight visitors restricted in Intermountain hospitals under new COVID policy

Overnight visitors restricted in Intermountain hospitals under new COVID policy

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 5:31 p.m.

Intermountain Healthcare announced changes that say overnight hospital visitors are only allowed for certain patients including laboring mothers, children and end-of-life patients.
Oath Keepers founder pleads not guilty to sedition in US Capitol attack

Oath Keepers founder pleads not guilty to sedition in US Capitol attack

Bruce Tomaso and Jan Wolfe, Reuters  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 4:54 p.m.

The founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers group, Stewart Rhodes, on Friday pleaded not guilty to seditious conspiracy charges for his alleged role in the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

Laura Ungar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 4:12 p.m.

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.
Have You Seen This? Man comes perilously close to moose danger

Have You Seen This? Man comes perilously close to moose danger

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 3:00 p.m.

An average human will never win in a fight with an average bull moose — avoidance is key.
Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Clarkson respond to Rudy Gobert's pointed comments

Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Clarkson respond to Rudy Gobert's pointed comments

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 2:58 p.m.

Rudy Gobert's pointed remarks didn't go unnoticed.
How much do you have to earn to afford Salt Lake County's median-priced home?

How much do you have to earn to afford Salt Lake County's median-priced home?

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 15 - 2:05 p.m.

In a matter of six years, the annual income needed in order to afford a median-priced home in Salt Lake County has nearly doubled.

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