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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Mark Sherman and Connie Cass, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:04pm

John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.

Police release photos of car related to fatal West Valley shooting

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:36pm

Photos of the car were released by West Valley police Tuesday and show photos of a red or maroon Nissan Altima or Maxima, according to officials. Sunday, police were searching for a white Ford Mustang and red or maroon Nissan Altima in relation to the shooting.

Have you seen this? Training to save the aliens

Kaitlyn Workman,  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:48pm

We’ve always wondered if the U.S. government was hiding aliens in Area 51. Now, one satirical Facebook event is out to prove it.

6-year-old Utah girl dies after being hit by golf ball on Orem course

Gretel Kauffman, KSL and Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:03pm

A 6-year-old girl was sitting in a golf cart at an Orem golf course when her father hit a ball that struck her on the back of her neck. She died later that night at Primary Children's Hospital.

Police asking other victims to come forward after arresting Utah man for child sex abuse

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:30pm

Authorities are asking anyone who may have been victimized by a Utah man arrested Monday on investigation of child sexual abuse to contact police.

House condemns Trump 'racist' tweets in extraordinary rebuke

Alan Fram and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:06pm

In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist bone in my body."

A cattle drive on Utah's Capitol Hill? No bull

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:34pm

Eight massive longhorn steer ambled in a round pen and were ceremoniously driven from one corral to another to mark the upcoming Days of '47 celebration. And yes, they were on the lawn of the state Capitol, much to the delight of clicking cameras.

Nonconference slate set for Runnin' Utes; team opens on road against Nevada

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:52pm

The Runnin’ Utes are returning to the Mountain West Conference — at least for the first game of their nonconference schedule slate.

Eastbound I-80 closed at Salt Lake-Tooele county border due to crash

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:32pm

Eastbound I-80 is closed near The Saltair due to a rollover crash and load spill, authorities say.

9-year-old’s sketch helps police identify package thieves’ truck

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:31pm

A sketch drawn by a 9-year-old girl in Springville recently gave police a break in a package theft case.

'Game of Thrones' reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:02pm

HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap.

McAdams casts only Utah vote for resolution condemning Trump over 'racist comments'

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:46pm

Utah's only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams, will vote today for a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for "racist comments" about a group of progressive minority congresswomen.

Stewardship agreement will funnel $20 million to improve Utah's forests

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:17pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Tuesday that $20 million will be spent over four years to improve the health of Utah's forests under a stewardship agreement forged between the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

State auditor named interim director of shuttered Utah charter school

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:16pm

Utah State Auditor John Dougall was appointed interim director of the now-shuttered American International School of Utah Tuesday.

Ben Anderson: Jazz roster is deep and versatile

Ben Anderson, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:40am

The Jazz appear to have filled out their 15 man roster, and its loaded with experience, and versatility.

Police: Riverdale store evacuated due to bomb threat

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:23am

A Lowe’s store in Riverdale has been evacuated as police investigate a bomb threat.

Utah man with long history of exposing himself facing more charges

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:06am

A registered sex offender with a history of exposing himself was charged again on Tuesday, his second set of felony charges in less than a month, according to court records.

Police officer in 'I can't breathe' death won't be charged

Michael Balsamo, Michael R. Sisak, Colleen Long and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:47am

After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a national rallying cry against police brutality.


Mark Madsen and his improbable journey from the NBA to Utah Valley

Doug Robinson, Deseret News  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:38am

Mark Madsen had a charmed career as a player at every level of the game; now he's the head coach at UVU, after having spent the past few years coaching the likes of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:32am

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Facebook's currency plan gets hostile reception in Congress

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:00am

Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users' data.