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Van passenger impaled by tripod on California freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 11:12am

Authorities say somebody stole a tripod from a California Department of Transportation crew and then dropped it from an overpass onto a Sacramento freeway, impaling the lung of a passenger in a van.

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NBA draft prospects say Donovan Mitchell is changing how they feel about Utah

Eric Woodyard, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19th - 10:37am

As a sellout crowd of 18,306 fans were finding their seats at Vivint Arena, numerous cameras shuttered around Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell on the court while he interacted with North Carolina’s Coby White on April 20 in Salt Lake City.

How Pineview Dam plays critical role in preventing flooding

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted May 19th - 10:27am

With all the snow that piled up in Utah’s mountains this year, flood concerns have been on the minds of many water managers.

BYU baseball clinches first-ever West Coast Conference title, tournament top seed

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 10:00am

Several hours after the No. 24 Cougars’ 3-1 win over Santa Clara in the regular-season finale, BYU added an outright West Coast Conference regular-season championship to the trophy case Saturday night.

Woman killed when vehicle collides with horse

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 9:00am

A woman died late Saturday night after the vehicle she was riding in hit a horse on state Route 198 near Payson.

Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, wounds 17

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:41am

A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian officials said.

Trump's 'great patriot' farmers follow him into a trade war

Sara Burnett and Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:17am

Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump's trade war with China made a miserable situation worse, Bardole used up any equity his operation had and started investing in hogs in hopes they'll do better than crops.

1 man dead, 1 arrested in connection with shooting in Ogden

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 7:52am

Police are investigating a homicide that happened shortly after midnight Sunday on the 500 block of 31st Street in Ogden.

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 7:23am

A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding.

No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 10:28pm

Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa.

Utah hotline for expectant mothers looks back at 35 years of service

Gretel Kauffman, KSL  |  Posted May 18th - 10:05pm

The Utah Department of Health's MotherToBaby program, formerly known as the Pregnancy Risk Line, has been answering questions about pregnancy and breastfeeding since 1984.

Tooele uses 'amnesia spray,' rallies for 3-1 win over Spanish Fork for 4A softball title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18th - 9:20pm

Natalee Bevan had a double, a stolen base and a run scored to pace a two-run second inning, and Tooele never trailed in the second game en route to 3-1 win over Spanish Fork to clinch the 4A state title at Spanish Fork Complex.

Majority of sunscreens would flunk proposed FDA safety tests, report to say

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted May 18th - 9:00pm

Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated by the Environmental Working Group would not pass safety tests proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration, the consumer advocacy group will announce next week.

Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 8:27pm

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old quickly recovered and said, "I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat."

Number of children without health insurance is again trending in the wrong direction

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted May 18th - 7:54pm

New national research shows the number of uninsured children is trending upward — for the first time in nearly a decade.

Refugee resettled in Utah without parents, accomplishes what she was once told she'd never achieve

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted May 18th - 7:19pm

When Desange Kuenihira was a young girl growing up in a refugee camp without parents, she was told she had no future and would never even graduate from high school. Wednesday she graduated with her high school diploma and an associate degree.

Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 6:36pm

His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee.

War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18th - 5:55pm

Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running.

Kyle Korver speaks about finding who you are at Creighton University graduation

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18th - 5:21pm

Jazz veteran Kyle Korver was the commencement speaker for his alma mater, touching on everything from shooting, finding himself and his recent Players' Tribune essay.

Police recover bodies of Utah couple killed in helicopter crash above Alpine

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted May 18th - 4:43pm

The bodies of a Utah couple killed in a helicopter crash in the hills above Alpine Friday were recovered Saturday.

RSL dominates Toronto FC in 3-0 home victory

Paul Swenson, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18th - 4:35pm

Real Salt Lake keeper Nick Rimando returned Saturday after a four-game absence due to injury and earned his second shutout of the season.