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Famed Sherpa climber helps Nepal kids reach greater heights

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 8:33pm

Now retired in the U.S., Apa Sherpa returns every year to his roots in the foothills of the Himalayas to provide financial assistance to village schools and try to show children from the Sherpa minority group that they have options in life.

A look at 7 potential first-round picks from the Jazz's Sunday workouts

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26th - 7:58pm

Who will the Jazz take at No. 23 next month? That's still very much still to be determined, but he very well might have been in Salt Lake City on Sunday.

Preparing kids for a long summer road trip

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted May 26th - 7:20pm

Thousands of Utahns will take their kids on a road trip over the summer, and that could mean thousands of kids saying, “Are we there yet?”

A 2-year-old boy was having trouble getting around. So employees at a Home Depot built him a walker

Lauren M. Johnson, CNN  |  Posted May 26th - 6:44pm

Imagine your child having a disorder that impacts his motor skills, such as walking. And imagine not knowing if your insurance would cover a basic item he needs to help him walk.

Discipline or treatment? Schools rethinking vaping response

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 6:02pm

A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic.

Utah police identify 3-year-old girl allegedly smothered to death by stepmother

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 26th - 5:25pm

Vernal police identified Sunday a 3-year-old girl who was allegedly smothered to death by her stepmother in mid-March as Arianna Rose Stout.

Now that Salt Lake City allows mother-in-law units, a local company is looking to fill the space

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted May 26th - 4:51pm

With the cost of rental housing rising along the Wasatch Front, a local company is offering an alternative to the traditional housing stock, but not without concern from some and enthusiasm from others.

Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 4:10pm

A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death.

Will Utah County's commission give way to a council-mayor form of government?

Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted May 26th - 3:34pm

The Utah Good Governance Advisory Board — tasked with studying a potential change of Utah County's form of government — agreed to recommend a change to the Utah County Commission.

Simon Pagenaud wins Indy 500 on Penske's golden anniversary

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 2:46pm

Simon Pagenaud arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month with his job on the line and rumors swirling around Gasoline Alley that Alexander Rossi could soon replace him at Team Penske.

Have You Seen This? How to protect your french fries

Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 26th - 2:02pm

It’s quite the lesson from a girl who feels passionate about fried potato sticks.

Rescued hiker's survival story: 17 days in Hawaii forest on berries, river water and smarts

Steve Almasy, CNN  |  Posted May 26th - 1:11pm

It had been more than two weeks that she had been lost in a thick Hawaiian forest, and Amanda Eller was at an end.

'We're at the mercy of Mother Nature': Above-average rain impacting Utah farmers

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 26th - 12:36pm

Utah has been so dry the past few seasons, farmers across the state were hoping for water this year. However, all the snow and seemingly constant rain this season is proof there can be too much of a good thing.

'Aladdin' soars, but 'Booksmart' barely passes at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 11:44am

Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.'s live-action remake of "Aladdin" crushed the competition at the box office, which included two new original R-rated films that opened as counterprogramming to the family pic: The critically acclaimed teen comedy "Booksmart" and the horror movie "Brightburn."

Gary Ofenloch retires after 36 years as Utah Symphony's principal tubist

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26th - 10:45am

After 36 years, Utah Symphony principal tubist Gary Ofenloch has sounded his final notes with the group.

Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

Tim Talley and Sue Ogrocki, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 10:19am

A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities said Sunday.

Astronomy buffs gear up for summer with dark sky hikes, festivals and more

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26th - 9:43am

Utah not only leads the world with international dark skies and stargazing destinations, it also offers a mix of fantastic night hikes and camping, as well as astronomy festivals and other events.

SUU Sherratt Library makes sizable donation of materials to National Museum of Brazil

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted May 26th - 8:06am

Southern Utah University's Gerald R. Sherratt Library has made a sizable donation of materials to the National Museum of Brazil, which was destroyed by fire in September 2018.

70-year-old Utah man dies in waters off Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 7:31am

A 70-year-old Utah man has died in Hawaii.

Fallen officers honored with blankets during elementary school graduation

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted May 25th - 10:36pm

Students made blankets honoring Draper firefighter Matt Burchett, West Valley code enforcement officer Jill Robinson, Utah National guardsman Brent Taylor, South Salt Lake Police officer David Romrell, and Provo Police officer Joseph Shinners.

Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 10:15pm

A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago.