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US cities gird for more violence as Trump decries 'lowlifes'

Zeke Miller and Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 5:22pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.”

Have You Seen This? Michael Scott sings 'Into the Unknown'

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 4:45pm

"Into the Unknown" is a highlight of "Frozen II," but it's somehow a million times better when Michael Scott from "The Office" sings all the high notes.

More than 1,000 sign petition calling to oust Weber State professor over 'abhorrent' tweets

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 4:22pm

More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the ouster of Weber State University criminal justice professor Scott Senjo.

Mark Zuckerberg tries to explain his inaction on Trump posts to outraged staff

Donie O'Sullivan and Brian Fung, CNN  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 3:54pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sought on Tuesday to ease employee outrage over his inaction on incendiary remarks recently posted by President Donald Trump.

Man arrested in Sanpete County killing

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 3:52pm

A 32-year-old man was arrested Monday and accused of killing a 73-year-old man in Fairview, Sanpete County.

Minnesota files civil rights charge vs. police in Floyd death

Steve Karnowski and Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 3:04pm

The state of Minnesota filed a human rights complaint Tuesday against the Minneapolis Police Department in the death of George Floyd who died after an officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for minutes, even after he stopped moving.

2 charged with murdering Sandy teen in front of his home

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:20pm

Criminal charges were filed Tuesday against two men accused of gunning down a teenager in front of his Sandy home.

2 men with numerous guns were headed to Salt Lake protests, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 2:19pm

The West Valley City police and FBI discovered two men with firearms with intent to go Monday night's peaceful downtown protests.

After tense weekend, hundreds gather for peaceful protest in Salt Lake

Lauren Bennett, Graham Dudley and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 1:56pm

Hundreds of people gathered in Salt Lake City on Monday evening in a quieter, more peaceful protest against police brutality.

Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:51pm

Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S.

Utah sees 203 new cases of COVID-19 as total reported cases climbs over 10K

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 2nd - 1:17pm

Utah’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 203 from Monday, with one new reported deaths, according to the Utah Department of Health.

How to go rock climbing outside safely during a global pandemic

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 12:14pm

From the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, local climbing organizations have encouraged rock climbers to avoid climbing until the virus was less prevalent. Nonetheless, with Utah restrictions lifting combined with perfect spring climbing temperatures, climbers are wondering how they can safely get back out onto boulders and crags.

Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:40am

A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic's chief rival.

6 Atlanta officers charged after students pulled from car

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:04am

Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after a dramatic video showed authorities pulling two young people from a car during protests over the death of George Floyd, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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New poll reveals who’s leading the race to be Utah’s next governor

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 11:02am

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox has pulled ahead of former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. in the latest Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll as Republican voters will cast ballots this month in the race for Utah governor.

Cedar City man accused of grooming, sexually abusing neighbor girl

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:21am

A Cedar City man was arrested Monday after police say he groomed a young girl in his neighborhood and then sexually abused her.

Police sorting through video, pictures after criminal activity during protests

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:01am

Salt Lake police say they are coming after those who destroyed property and attacked officers during Saturday’s protests.

'Politicization' of Utah’s COVID-19 response splits GOP gubernatorial contenders

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:15am

The alleged politicization of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic fired up the Utah Debate Commission debate among the four Republican candidates for governor.

KSL Investigates: Was turbulent protest caused by 'out of state' instigators?

Brittany Glas and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 8:41am

After a turbulent protest in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday, both the mayor and police chief said they suspected instigators came from out of state.

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