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Risk for wildfires heading into summer lower in Utah than last year — but could soon change

Carter Williams  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:34pm

The U.S. Forest Service projections for wildfires in Utah is lower compared to this time last year, but that doesn’t mean a wildfire won’t spark up at anytime soon.

Charges: 18-year-old lit home on fire after argument with father

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:44pm

A teen set fire to her family's home after a heated argument with her father, according to charging documents.

12 apps that are actually helpful for senior citizens

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:10pm

As more senior citizens adopt smartphones, app developers have worked to meet the unique needs and challenges of this demographic. Here are 12 apps that might actually be useful for the more elderly among us.

Make Your Week: All in a day's work — for a law enforcement officer

Jordan Ormond,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:37pm

No doubt, being a law enforcement officer is a tough job. But it also includes some rewarding moments that are sweet as can be.

Funeral home owner admits arranging to meet teen for sex act

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 4:05pm

The owner and former director of Nyman Funeral Home admitted Monday to arranging to meet a boy for a sexual encounter and trying to post bail using a bad check.

Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:30pm

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

Have You Seen This? Dog heroically saves friend from river

Katie Workman,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:02pm

The power of friendship is real, and it is four-legged, fluffy, and will save you from a river if you ever need it.

7 more Utah ghost towns worth visiting this summer

Robert J. DeBry  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:00pm

Some are spooky, some are shocking, but each one has a different story hidden in the decaying wood. If you love checking out Utah's ghost towns, make sure to visit these five.

Salt Lake City mayor files amended complaint in lawsuit against Utah Inland Port Authority

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 2:33pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski filed on Monday an amended complaint in her lawsuit against the Utah Inland Port Authority, further challenging the constitutionality of the state-created agency.

Be wary of email scam targeting property transactions, Utah consumer protection officials say

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:40pm

Utah consumer protection officials launched a campaign Monday to warn residents about a rapidly growing email scam that targets property transactions.

Man found dead in Cache County irrigation pipe identified

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:15pm

A man who was found dead in a Cache County irrigation pipe a week ago has been identified.

Family of man fatally shot by passerby thanks police

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:47pm

As the investigation of the fatal shooting of a Provo man allegedly by a passerby continued Monday, the victim's family released a statement saying they appreciated the efforts of police.

Salt Lake City mayor says city police won't cooperate with possible increased ICE raids

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 12:16pm

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski said she has directed Salt Lake police to “not enforce any federal immigration” crackdowns.

USA in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:59am

Megan Rapinoe converted a pair of penalty kicks and the United States set up a much-anticipated quarterfinal meeting with host France at the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Spain on Monday.

Utah tech center undergoes $8.6M revitalization project

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:22am

A Utah office park that was developed for a company credited with launching the state's tech industry has undergone an $8.6 million revitalization project to target new startups.


Q&A: Rudy Gobert welcomes Mike Conley via text message, sets sights on NBA title with Utah Jazz

Eric Woodyard, Deseret News  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:04am

Rudy Gobert has a chance to join Mark Eaton as the only other Jazzman to win Defensive Player of the Year two times. In this interview, he catches up with Deseret News sports reporter Eric Woodyard in the midst of summer training.

Great Clips of the Week: At 36, former Aggie Jaycee Carroll still throwing darts for Real Madrid

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:04am

Utah State's Jaycee Carroll is still getting buckets for Real Madrid, Albert Pujols makes a special-needs fan's week, and a nine-second UFC fight? Yeah, that happened.

Body of drowning victim found in Teton River

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:40am

The body of a Brigham Young University-Idaho student who drowned in the Teton River was found Monday morning.

Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

Laurie Kellman and Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:21am

Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party's liberal base .

Can the Utes reclaim the South Division and finally win the Pac-12?

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:02am

Utah ended the 2018 season in disappointing fashion despite finally claiming its first South Division title. Here's a look at three questions that need to be answered to see if their shot at redemption is real.

Trump signs order that aims to reveal real health care costs

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:33am

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down .